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Save the Date for NSU’s Inaugural Digital Curriculum & Higher Education Conference in February

The Office of the Provost invites the NSU community to save the date for the inaugural “Going Deeply Digital: Promises and Challenges of the Digital Curriculum in Higher Education” regional conference, to be held at NSU February 15-16, 2019. Faculty, staff, administrators, instructional designers, and students are invited to submit…


Let’s Stay Healthy: Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

Bindu S. Mayi, M.Sc., Ph.D., professor of microbiology at NSU’s College of Medical Sciences educates people on how to stay healthy and safe during the holiday season. As we approach our biggest holidays of the year, it is worth remembering that one in six Americans could get sick from food…


Skip the Straw, Save the Planet – NSU Eliminating Use of Plastic Straws

Joining an ever-growing list of corporations, organizations and municipalities that are taking steps to reduce their dependency on single-use plastics, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will be eliminating the use of plastic straws, first at it’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus, then the other NSU locations. “This was something we heard about from…


It’s Time for NSU’s 16th Annual CommunityFest

Join us for NSU’s 16th annual CommunityFest on February 9, 2019 from noon to 4:00 p.m. With an average of 5000+ participants each year, CommunityFest celebrates and connects NSU students, employees, and their families through a carnival-like atmosphere around Gold Circle Lake, located on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale campus. NSU CommunityFest…


SharkBytes Holiday Schedule

This month, SharkBytes will begin its holiday schedule. Please note, SharkBytes will NOT be published on the following dates: November 21, 2018 November 28 December 19 December 26 January 2, 2019. SharkBytes will resume its normal weekly schedule on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.


NSU Faculty Honored for Receiving External Funding

The External Funding Recognition Reception is an annual event that provides recognition for the efforts of NSU faculty and staff who have received external grant funding in the previous fiscal year. Fiscal Year 2018 had great activity in the area of external funding, with total cumulative active awards of $108…


Save the Date – Shark Employee Fest

Join Your NSU Family for an Afternoon of Fun January 11, 2019, 3:30 p.m. Gold Circle Lake, Fort Lauderdale/ Davie Campus Learn more at https://www.nova.edu/sharkemployeefest/ Have questions? Contact us at: sharkemployeefest@nova.edu


Employee Wellness Seminars

The Office of Human Resources, HCA Healthcare and NSU Health Professions Division are pleased to offer several wellness seminars on various health related topics for the month of November.   Remaining Calendar of Events for 2018 Employee Wellness Seminars     November 15, 2018 at 12 PM Basic Infection Prevention…


Promo Code for Riptide Music Festival

This fall, join us on the beach for a weekend full of music, activities, and education. The Riptide Music Festival takes place Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 3, and features an impressive lineup of more than 20 bands, including headliners like The Jacksons, Panic! at the Disco, and 311….


Announcing FINtastic Fridays!

  FINtastic Fridays is Nova Southeastern University’s newest Undergraduate Admissions visit event. Designed as a short, impactful day on campus, FINtastic Fridays provides high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and their families with information about NSU’s undergraduate admission process, academics and premier programs. These exciting new events will help us attract…


Living The Values Employee Recognition Program-October

The Living the Values Employee Recognition Program is an excellent way to honor those who understand what the core values are and how they contribute to the achievement of NSU’s Vision 2020. During the month of September, the focus was on the core value: Scholarship/Research Here are just a few…


The President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant Application Process is Now Open

The President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (PFRDG) applications are due on January 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. For access to the application portal and guidelines, please visit the PFRDG website at http://www.nova.edu/pfrdg. For questions and additional information, please email pfrdg@nova.edu. The two categories for PFRDG Awards are: The Research…


Special NSU Employee Discount Ticket Offers to the Broward Center and More

NSU employees, family and friends are invited to enjoy the benefits of discounted tickets to many exciting events, performances and concerts at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Parker Playhouse, the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center and The Pembroke Pines City Center. Simply select the show and performance that…


Support NSU While You Shop on Amazon

Did you know? You can help support NSU’s fundraising efforts while you shop online at Amazon.com? 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 smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low…


Academics

NSU Fall Faculty Workshop Series – Register Now for November/December Workshops

The NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center is excited to offer 12 new workshops this fall for full and part-time faculty this semester focusing on innovative pedagogies and technologies. Our Faculty Workshop Series will take place Mondays from 12-1 pm in our new space in the Alvin…


From Roasted Carrots to Nourishing Undergraduate Degree Program

Building on the traditional foundation of wellness for faculty and staff members, as well as students, Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S.4, KPCOM dean, spearheaded a new degree program—the Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, which will matriculate its first class in the fall of 2019. The spark for the new…


Pride Bites

NSU Ranked 2019 Best Online Colleges & Degrees

SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher, ranked Nova Southeastern University (NSU) within their 2019 lists of best online colleges. The group recognized NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing for its Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering program, ranking it 13 out of 19 in “Best Online…


Student Affairs

Join us in celebrating International Education Week

Coordinated by the Office of International Affairs and Razor’s Edge Global Scholars, International Education Week is a collaborative endeavor bringing together student leaders, departments, programs, and campuses in celebration of internationalization at NSU. Events throughout the week aim to engage the campus in global issues, empower students to pursue international…


Nominations for the 21st Annual Student Life Achievement Awards Now Open

Nominations for the 21st Annual Student Life Achievement Awards, affectionately known as the STUEY’s, are now open. All NSU students, faculty, and staff members are invited to nominate candidates of their choice for recognition. Click here for more information about making your nominations. Nominations are being accepted now through January…


Airport Shuttle Services for the Holiday Season

This holiday season, NSU will be providing free shuttle rides to and from Fort Lauderdale Airport. Service to the airport is available on the following dates and times: November 20 and 21, 2018 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Service from the airport is available on Sunday,…


Campaign Corner

A Champion for Veterans

Kimberly Durham, Psy.D., considers herself blessed to be part of the NSU family. In the span of 32 years, she has gone from an undergraduate student at the university to the dean at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. Prior to her role at the Fischler College, she served…


NSU Achievements

CAHSS Faculty Presents at Palm Beach Library-Boca Raton during Hispanic Heritage Month

Yvette Fuentes, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was a featured speaker at the Palm Beach Library in Boca Raton, during Hispanic Heritage Month. Her topic was: “Hispanic Presence in America: Culture, Literature…


CAHSS Dean Honggang Yang Received CCADP Recognition Award

Honggang Yang, Ph.D., dean and professor in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was honored during the 2018 Council of Chinese American Deans and Presidents (CCADP), hosted by Florida International University. This year’s theme was “Data Driven Leadership.” Yang was a co-founder of the organization over 15…


FCE Participates in the United Way of Broward County’s Inaugural Get Dirty Day

NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE) partnered with United Way of Broward County, Home Depot, and Rebuilding Together on October 19, to make a difference in the Dania Beach community. Joyce L. Davis, representing FCE, was one of 40+ volunteers who participated in a community block rebuild by painting and…


Halmos Distinguished Alumni Presents to Students and Faculty

As part of NSU’s Homecoming, Halmos College alumnus Nicholas W. Carris, PharmD presented a lecture to alumna, students, and faculty. Entitled “Compounding a Pharmacist: From NSU Undergrad to Assistant Professor”, Dr. Carris ’08 discussed how he made decisions to become the professor he is today.  Before his talk, Dr. Carris…


Halmos Chair Wins NSU Excellence in Community Service Award

This year’s NSU’s President’s Excellence in Community Service honor was awarded to Halmos College departmental chair of biological sciences, Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D. Since fall of 2009 she has been partnering with schools in Broward County, FL and NSU to connect the college community with local schools to bring hands-on…


NSU Gives Back to the Community

With the holidays quickly approaching, 49 volunteers from OIIT, the Huizenga College of Business, the Alvin Sherman Library, Facilities, Physical Plant, Public Safety, and Fischler College of Education joined forces to give back to our community. On Tuesday, October 30, these teams collaborated to prepare 300 bagged lunches for the…


Alvin Sherman Library

Shark Survival Weeks at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library

Prepare for your finals at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library and when you need a break…we’ll supply you with free snacks, coffee and more!  Monday, November 26 – Friday, December 7 from 5 – 6 p.m.  Remember to show us your Razor Research Bytes certificate and enter for a chance…


Visions of the Holocaust at the Alvin Sherman Library

“Visions of the Holocaut,” a collection of historic images from the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, will be on display at Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library in Davie. The exhibit runs until Monday, January 28, 2019. Turkish artist Yusuf Tolga Unker…


Irish Film Festival in November

The Alvin Sherman Library and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will sponsor an Irish Film Festival that allows a South Florida audience to see independent contemporary Irish films not widely released in the U.S. The Festival was the brainchild of Professor David Kilroy, a native of Ireland…


Gear Up For Optimal Success

In support of NSU’s Vision 2020, mission, and core values, the NSU Libraries have designed these workshops to showcase ways to achieve optimal success with library research, publishing, and copyright. The Free workshops are held simultaneously in-person on NSU’s main campus and online to give faculty, students and staff opportunities…


Free Access to Lynda.com at the Alvin Sherman Library

The NSU Alvin Sherman Library provides access to Lynda.com, a vast online library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. The Alvin Sherman Library’s Lynda.com subscription is at the premium level, valued at $29.99 per month.  It is accessible to the entire NSU community and…


Athletics

Sharks Return to NCAA Tournament for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth time in as many years under head coach John Constable, the Nova Southeastern women’s soccer team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament. After winning 13 matches and reaching the Sunshine State Conference Tournament final, the Sharks have earned the No. 6 seed in the south region…


Gerard Tarin Beats Odds to Make NBA G-League

This past January, Gerard Tarin sat hobbled on the Nova Southeastern bench, this time dealing with an ankle issue that occurred a mere 10 minutes into the Sharks’ Sunshine State Conference game against Saint Leo. The setback was just another among a continuous list of untimely injuries that always seemed…


NSU Research Spotlight

NSU Research Spotlight: Halmos College Galapagos Shark Research Featured in National Geographic

This October, the iconic magazine National Geographic published an article on Galapagos hammerhead sharks. These sharks, with their wide-eyed appearance are some of the most iconic species found around these small Ecuadoran islands. One of the many questions about this species is where do they go to give birth? Halmos…


NSU Research Spotlight: NSU Joins with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. to Help Restore Coral Reefs

  For more than five decades, scientists at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography have dedicated themselves to researching and better understanding coral reefs around the world. Similarly, Norwegian Cruise NCLH Corporate Vertical2Line Holdings, a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line,…


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

The Original Harlem Globetrotters 2018 World Tour at NSU

NSU to host the Original Harlem Globetrotters on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center. Whether you’re a longtime fan, or it’s your family’s first Globetrotters experience, you’ll want to get in on the action. After all, the deals don’t…


University School

NSU University School Students Qualify for Robotics State Championship

NSU University School congratulates our Upper School Robotics teams who have qualified to compete in the VEX State Championship. The teams won four major awards at the 3rd Annual VEX Robotics Orange Bowl Tournament including: the Design Award, best designed robot the Think Award, best autonomous robot the Robot Skills…


NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Coming Soon to NSU Art Museum: William J. Glackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions Exhibition

William J. Glackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions opens at NSU Art Museum on October 21 and runs until May 19, 2019. One of America’s leading modern artists, painter William Glackens (1870-1938) had a keen interest in the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir that has long been recognized. He saw…


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

Satellite Student Medical Center in the Don Taft University Center

Students now can visit a satellite student medical center located in the middle of the NSU Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus for all students. This location was added in the Don Taft Center in order to offer closer medical facilities for our students. This center is staffed by Darren Cohen,D.O., a board…


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…


NSU Alumni Spotlight

CAHSS Alum Credits Internship and Study Abroad at NSU for launching Academic and Career Interests

Victoria Jones, B.A., graduate of the bachelor’s program in History in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), credits a 2015 internship at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale with exposing her to museum studies. “I discovered my passion…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU Graduate Named Principal at MAST Academy

Derick McKoy, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education has been named Principal at the Maritime and Science Technology Academy commonly referred to as MAST Academy located on Key Biscayne. Derick has over thirty years in education, starting his career as a middle school science teacher. Additionally, he has…