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Realizing Potential: NSU Faculty and Staff among Donors Honored at 6th Annual Fellows Society Celebration

Realizing Potential: NSU Faculty and Staff among Donors Honored at 6th Annual Fellows Society Celebration

News and Upcoming Events

NSU RecPlex Holiday and Winter Break Hours

Winter Break Hours December 10 – 23, 2016 Mondays, December 12 and 19 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays, December 13 and 20 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays, December 14  and 21 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursdays , December 15 and 22 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fridays, December 16 and 23…

NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law Issues Call for Papers for Future of Higher Education Conference

Nova Southeastern University will be hosting universities across the country to explore how higher education might evolve over the next half century. The goal is to build a platform for discussion and planning for higher education institutions throughout the region and nationally. Papers, panels and posters on the topic, “Higher…

Campus Health Care Clinics Open During Winter Break

NSU medical clinics in the Sanford L. Ziff Health Care Center will be open Monday, December 27 through and including Friday December 30 during regular office hours for patient care. The services that will be available include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and employee health. Appointments can be made through…

Calling for Nominees for YOUR NSU Everyday Hero: Team 2020

We are looking for NSU’s Everyday Heroes to highlight at the 2017 Team 2020 Celebration!  So, get out your smartphone, tablet or webcam and make a short 15 second video nominating your NSU everyday hero.  Your NSU hero could be a co-worker, your supervisor, or anyone at NSU who makes…

Get your Discounted tickets to Broward Center performances

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is offering an exclusive discount price for the Nova Southeastern University community, friends & families on all performances. No minimum ticket purchase required/all fees included. Lap Tickets are available for purchase for children 12 months and under at the AutoNation Box Office. Everyone…

NSU Students to receive Tickets to Miami Dolphins Home Games as Part of Expanded Partnership with the University

Nova Southeastern University has teamed up with the Miami Dolphins for a one-of-a-kind partnership, which allows current NSU students to attend all Miami Dolphins  home games for FREE. In addition to student access to Dolphins home games, this expanded partnership includes access to internships for students, career development panels, and…

It’s Holiday Season! Support NSU while you shop at Amazon

Did you know? You can help support NSU’s fundraising efforts while you shop online at AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low…

SharkBytes Holiday Schedule 2016-17

During the holiday season, please note SharkBytes will NOT be published on the following dates: November 30, 2016 December 21, 2016 December 28, 2016 January 4, 2017. SharkBytes will resume its normal weekly schedule on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.    


PFRDG & QOL Grant Applications Due February 2017

The President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (PFRDG) applications are due on February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. For application guidelines and to access the application forms, please visit the PFRDG website at For questions and additional information, please email  This year, there will be two categories of…

Submit your Abstract to HPERS 2017

NSU’s Institute for Educational Research in the Health Professions Division is pleased to announce the call for abstracts and proposals for our 7th educational research conference. The Health Professions Educational Research Symposium (HPERS) is scheduled for January 21, 2017 here at Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division. The deadline for abstract submission has…

Campaign Corner

Realizing Potential: Leaving a Legacy at a Young Age

When 32-year-old Natalia Ochoa began working at NSU in 2010, she knew she was going to accomplish great things. She had always been driven by her passions and focused on her goals; after all-perseverance and ambition runs in her family.  Her father is an engineer and former politician. One sister…

One NSU for the Cure

NSU has joined the fight against Cancer. Donor support for NSU’s AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research, the NSU Sarcoma Research Fund, and the NSU Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research are accelerating a multidisciplinary approach to cancer research, and are providing research opportunities for students at all…

Student Affairs

Spend Spring Break Partnering with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

During Spring Break, join the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement for a service trip in New Orleans, Louisiana. March 5–11, 2017 Partnering with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans Issue: Disaster Restoration For more information, contact Liz Mazorowicz at or (954) 262-7195.

Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement to host 2017 Leadership Conference

Join the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement for the 2017 Leadership Conference. This year’s Leadership Conference will be held on Saturday, January 28 with the theme Living Boldly: Embracing the Leader in All of Us. The conference provides students with the opportunity to learn from a variety of…

NSU Achievements

NSU Academicians Publish Text on Biostatistics

Thomas W. MacFarland, Ed.D., senior research associate (Office of Institutional Effectiveness) and associate professor (College of Engineering and Computing) and Jan M. Yates, Ph.D., associate professor (Abraham S. Fischler College of Education), recently published a text on  biostatistics using the R programming language (2016; Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics for the…

Alvin Sherman Library

Holocaust Survivors: An exhibit featuring the artwork of Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D.

An exhibit featuring twelve portraits of Holocaust survivors done by physician Wilma Siegel, M.D. will be featured through December in the Alvin Sherman Library. In 2003 Wilma Siegel began painting portraits of Holocaust survivors living in South Florida. Retired since 1990,  Siegel devoted nearly 20 years as an oncologist and…

NEW Reference Hours for Alvin Sherman Library

The reference department at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library has new hours.  Those hours are as follows: Monday to Thursday: 11 am to 8 pm Friday: 11 am to 6 pm. Saturday: 12-8 pm. Sunday: 1-9 Remember, there are other ways to reach a librarian if you need help: Email: …

Get in the know with the NSU Alvin Sherman Library Enews

Are you keeping up with your Library? Subscribe today and start receiving the NSU Alvin Sherman Library Enews—a monthly newsletter that highlights what’s new and noteworthy! From best-selling authors to live performances, stay up to date with happening each month you and your family can enjoy for FREE!

NSU Research Spotlight

Check out this Great Online Resource: The Qualitative Report

NSU is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious open-access, online journals – The Qualitative Report, the first English language e-journal in the world to publish qualitative, action, collaborative, mixed-method, arts-based, and critical research from a transdisciplinary perspective. The journal’s quality can be seen by its inclusion in…

Community News

NSU’s Fischler College of Education Kappa Delta Pi Omega Theta Chapter 584 Collecting Books for Literacy Alive Book Drive

Community is one of NSU’s Core Values and members of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Omega Theta Chapter 584 at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education believe in giving back. The organization is dedicated to promoting literacy and members collect books and school supplies for Title I School children in Florida…

Recreation and Wellness

NSU Wellness Finals Rescue

Take a break during finals week and check out the following services offered by the NSU Wellness team: Monday, December 5 Coffee and Pastries 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Don Taft University Center, Spine Get your Free Wellness survival box Tuesday, December 6 Relaxing Tea and Oils Noon –1:00 p.m. Don…

RecPlex hosts Log Rolling Drop In

Drop in at RecWell Leisure Pool and learn how to log roll and get exercise in a different way. Drop in hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00–5:00 p.m. For more information on NSU Aquatics Programs, visit    

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Free First Thursday

Free First Thursday Starry Nights Presented by PNC Bank with FREE museum admission on the first Thursday of every month, from 5 – 8 pm. Enjoy: 2-for-1 specials on wine and craft beer light bites in the Museum Café drawings for prizes free admission to exhibitions hands-on art projects for…

You Belong – Free NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Membership!

All NSU students, faculty, and staff are entitled to Free Museum Membership. VIP Access From art exhibitions and behind-the scenes talks with world-famous artists, to music, dance and film, membership at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale gives you VIP ACCESS to unique social and educational happenings. Connect Museum membership is a…

NSU Health Care Centers

Take Advantage of NSU’s Employee Health and Wellness Center

Did you know? Nova Southeastern University’s Employee Health and Wellness Center is  open and run exclusively by NSU faculty physicians from NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. They are Jill Wallace-Ross, D.O., board certified in family medicine; and Pamela Moran-Walcutt, D.O., board certified in family medicine. The Center’s hours will be…