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NSU Recognizes National Wear Red Day 2016

NSU Recognizes National Wear Red Day 2016

News and Upcoming Events

Black History Month Continues at NSU

Black History Month continues at NSU with a variety of activities including film screenings, dynamic speakers, educational workshops and events for all ages. Remaining events include: Thursday, February 4 – March 4 –“ASCENT: Black Women’s Expressions,” African Presence 2015, 13th Annual Art Exhibition This year’s exhibition is “ASCENT: Black Women’s Expressions,”…


February Wellness Events—Stay Fit, Healthy, and Happy

The Wellness Team hosts various events throughout the month to promote overall wellness on campus. Check out the following resources that can help you on your path to improved health and well-being: February Wellness Calendar -Download the calendar to find out the various wellness activities planned throughout the month. Follow…


Join us at the 3rd Annual “Let’s Speak Truth Poetry & Spoken Word Night”

NSU will host the 3rd Annual “Let’s Speak Truth Poetry & Spoken Word Night” on Thursday, March 3 from 6-8 pm in the Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery of the Alvin Sherman Library on NSU’s main campus. Refreshments will be served. We still have a few open slots for performers….


CAHSS Launches Legal Society Club

NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has launched a new club, the Legal Society Club. Started in the Department of Justice and Human Services, the club’s description says, “The Legal Society Club (LSC) is made up of variety of legal students and alumni who believes in goals,…


Get Your Ticket to TEDxNSU 2016—You’ve Got the Time!

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The NSU College of Psychology will host the fifth annual TEDxNSU event—an engaging day of live presentations by fellow NSU students, faculty,…


Farm Day Brings Squeals and Smiles at Mailman Segal Center

Dressed in cowboy boots and hats and ready for fun, Mailman Segal Center students of all ages were delighted to participate in the preschool’s annual Farm Day on Friday, January 29. Sponsored by PALS (Parents as Leaders) families, the day featured time on the playground with a petting zoo, a…


Save the Dates: 2016 Lunch & Learn Grant Workshops

The Grant Writing Laboratory and Office of Sponsored Programs provide Lunch & Learn Workshops on a series of grant-related topics during the year. For more information, please contact Rae Levenson at ext. 27509 or via e-mail. Please Note: All Grant Workshops are available to NSU Faculty and Staff members on…


Save the Date – The Eye Care Institute’s Annual Optical Style Show in March

The Eye Care Institute’s annual Optical Style Show is scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 30 from 11:00 am– 7:00 pm on the 2nd floor of the Ziff Health Care Center. The show’s sponsoring vendor is Luxottica and the full collections of its top brands such as Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, Burberry, Tory…


Nominate Your Stand-Out Student For President’s 64 Today

Do you know a student that goes above and beyond and has a strong sense of Shark Pride? Nominations for the President’s 64 class of 2016-2017 are open! Established by NSU’s 6th President, George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., The President’s 64 is an elite body of student leaders whose purpose…


Check Out the Newest Shark Discount Program Vendors

Start your New Year right with our newest Shark Discount Program Vendors! H&R Block – NEW Discount: Retail $20 off, Online 35% off, Software 20% off 1-800-472-5625 www.hrblock.com Empire Beauty School-NEW Discount: 20% Monday – Thursday: 9:15 am – 3:00 pm; 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm Friday: 9:15 am –…


Brief Therapy Institute is offering a FREE Single Session Therapy Consultation

The Brief Therapy Institute is offering a FREE one-hour private consultation on Fridays, beginning January 8  through April 1 from 3:00 – 9:00 pm. The Brief Therapy Institute is an affordable counseling agency staffed with graduate interns supervised by the faculty of the Department of Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern…


Tools for Success Workshops—Winter 2016

The Office of Undergraduate Student Success invites you to attend the Tools for Success workshops series. Workshops are held in the Carl DeSantis Building, Knight Auditorium from 12:10 – 12:50 p.m. March 15, 2016 – Distraction Free Studying…Improving Focus and Concentration Facilitator: Aimee Zadak, Ed.D Getting distracted is a way of…


FAFSA for 2016-2017 Financial Aid Now Available

Students who have not yet completed the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to do so at www.fafsa.gov. The earlier students complete the FAFSA, the better chance they have of receiving the maximum amount of aid for which they may be eligible. 2015 income tax returns…


Dania Beach Blvd. Bridge to Close for Repairs – Impact to Traffic

The Dania Beach Boulevard bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway is currently under construction and is expected to be completed by summer 2016. Closure and Detour – January 12 through March Beginning January 12, 2016, the bridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for 60 days. Detour information: Use…


Celebrate the Life of a Loved One with an NSU Commemorative and Memorial Bench

To whom would you dedicate a bench? You can mark a spot on one of NSU’s beautiful campuses with a personalized bench plaque. Your gift will help change lives through the President’s Scholarship Fund at the same time you honor a loved one, friend, colleague, or mentor or commemorate an…


Show your Shark Pride – Tag your Ride and receive a $25 Visa Card

Show your Shark pride! Switch to an NSU Shark Specialty Plate and we’ll give you a $25 Visa Gift card to cover the initial specialty plate fee. Visit the following link for more details: NSU license plate.  


Pride Bites

Pride Bite: Student Organized Program Offers Pro-Bono Dental Care to 750 Children in Need

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Dental Medicine provided pro-bono dental services to 750 school children and special needs patients in South Florida on Friday, February 5, 2016 to help kick off the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) Day program. The children received examinations, cleanings, oral health education,…


Student Affairs

Super Shark Think Pink Tailgate – Cancer Awareness Night

Join the Office of Student Success and Super Sharks for a tailgate before the NSU Women’s and Men’s Basketball games. Tailgate will begin at 4:30 pm Don Taft University Center, Spine FREE food and drinks, plus music provided by Radio X “Think Pink” Cancer Awareness Night FREE Pink T-shirts to the…


Don’t Miss out! NSU Outdoor Adventures Program – Upcoming Winter Trips

Join the Office of Recreation and Wellness for this semester’s trips. Full Moon Kayaking with Whiskey Creek 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 Key Largo Snorkel Trip with Rainbow Reef Dive Center 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12 K1-Speed indoor Go-Karts 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 19 Paintballing at Extreme Rage Park 10:00…


Learn about aspects of Property Ownership at Real Estate Career Panel

The Office of Career Development will host a Real Estate Career Panel discussion on Monday, Feb. 22, 4:00 pm. Come hear insights from professionals in the field, including: Chris Rotella: Associate: Rotella Group Larry Genet: Senior Associate: CBRE Robert Richter: Flagler Global Logistics: VP Business Development Jessica Joly: Sr. Development…


February Day of Service

Join the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement for their February Day of Service. February 20, 2016 8:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Meet at the NSU Shark Fountain at 8:15 a.m. Service projects will be off-campus and outdoors. Pizza after the trip and transportation will be provided. Register at orgsync.com/45785/forms/177373. For…


NSU Achievements

NSU Pharmacy Student Receives National Scholarship

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation announced Florida Pharmacy Association student member Farima Fakheri Raof, a student at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, will receive the Glorida Francke scholarship. Student scholarships are awarded to recognize exceptional demonstration of leadership skills and academics through active involvement in the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). The recipients…


College of Engineering and Computing Professor invited keynote for the Florida Local Government Systems Association

Yair Levy, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Information Systems and Cybersecurity in NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), presented, “Competency in Cybersecurity Workforce: Challenges and National Initiatives” to the Florida Local Government Systems Association. The presentation, held February 4 in Orlando, focused on current activities talking place to…


Alvin Sherman Library

Calling All Volunteers for Seussfest!

The Alvin Sherman Library will be holding its 4th Annual Seussfest on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 12-4:00 pm. Children and families from throughout Broward County are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and promote early literacy at this great event, which is funded through a generous donation from the…


Athletics

NSU Women’s Basketball Player Named to National Good Works Team

Nova Southeastern University women’s basketball player Alexis Murphy has been chosen as one of just a select few student-athletes nationwide to be a part of the prestigious 2016 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams®. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate…


Softball Releases Shark Digital Guide

The Nova Southeastern athletic department has released the Shark Digital Guide for the 2016 softball team. The digital guide enables video and interactive content to give fans a new way to experience NSU athletics. Each guide introduces incoming student-athletes, gives fans a chance to hear the head coach’s thoughts on…


NSU Tennis Voted No. 4 in the SSC

The No. 7 Nova Southeastern University tennis team has been voted fourth in the Sunshine State Conference preseason coaches’ poll. The Barry Buccaneers, Saint Leo Lions and Lynn Knights led the Sharks in the overall poll. The Sharks obtained 45 total votes compared to 32 from the 2015 preseason poll….


Track and Field Student-Athletes Volunteer at 14th Annual Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

The Nova Southeastern University track and field teams partnered up with Life Time Athletic Events on Sunday morning, Jan. 24 to provide aid at the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon. The Sharks were stationed at the 1-mile mark of the marathon providing refreshments to the thousands of participants at the…


Sharks Celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day at Annual Luncheon

The Nova Southeastern University Department of Athletics welcomed the Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Jacqie McWilliams, as the guest speaker at the 16th annual Girls and Women in Sports Day Luncheon on Wednesday afternoon in the Arena at the Don Taft University Center. NSU basketball player, Alexis…


Check out the Official NSU Sharks Online Store!

Nova Southeastern University announces the launch of the official NSU Sharks online store, powered by Lids. To celebrate the initial launch of the NSU online storefront, all online orders over $50 will receive free shipping during the month of August. “This is a terrific platform for NSU to promote our outstanding…


NSU Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight: NSU Researcher Studying Potential Invasive Species in Southern Gulf of Mexico

In fairytales, it’s usually the damsel who is in distress. When it comes to the marine world, however, it seems it’s the damsel that can cause some distress. Damselfish are some of the most beautiful fishes in the ocean, and that’s why they are so attractive to those who want…


NSU Research Spotlight: Researchers Find Brain Levels of Vitamin B12 Decrease with Age; Much lower in those with Autism and Schizophrenia

A new study published in the online journal, Public Library of Science One (PLOS One) found that Vitamin B12 levels in the brain are significantly decreased in the elderly and are much lower in individuals with autism or schizophrenia, as compared to their peers at similar ages. For example, children…


Community News

CAHSS Students and Faculty Inaugural DFT Day of Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Master’s and doctoral students from the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) participated in their First Annual Day of Service (January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.) Meals were prepared and served to homeless residents at Broward Outreach in Hollywood….


Sharks volunteer for United Way Day of Caring

On Friday, December 4, 2016, 25 shark volunteers gathered at the BB&T Center to help to package meals for at least 200,000 neighbors who need it most. The annual Day of Caring hosted by United Way of Broward County offers unique opportunities for organizations to serve the community.  


Phi Delta Chi participates in Zo’s Family Health and Wellness

Phi Delta Chi (PDC) Beta Lambda chapter at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy organized and participated in Zo’s Family Health and Wellness Groove at the Miramar Regional Park on January 16. PDC supported the organization by providing blood glucose screenings to more than 70 community attendees. Participants also received…


Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program “Party with a Purpose” Fundraiser

Marine research has been one of the foundations of Nova Southeastern University. Dating back to the 1960s, NSU has been deeply involved in learning about the world’s oceans and the myriad of creatures who live there. One of the most beloved creatures found on our reefs are sea turtles –…


Gilda’s Club Fundraising Event Is a High Wire Act

On Saturday, March 12, 2016 Gilda’s Club South Florida will host its 4th annual Over the Edge for Gilda’s, the only rappelling event in Broward County. This year, the high-profile event that has captured the attention of thrill-seekers county-wide will go back to the beach, where the first two events…


Gilda’s Club Fundraising Event is High Wire Act

On Saturday, March 12, 2016, Gilda’s Club South Florida will host its 4th annual Over the Edge for Gilda’s, the only rappelling event in Broward County. This year, the high-profile event that has captured the attention of thrill-seekers county-wide will go back to the beach, where the first two events…


2016 Interprofessional Geriatrics Training Institute: The Art of Successful Aging

The Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education and Training Center (GREAT GEC) at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU COM) invites you to its 9th annual Interprofessional Geriatrics Training Institute February 25 – 26, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The GREAT GEC’s annual training institute is the event for…


Workshop: Power Over Diabetes

Are you interested in learning more about diabetes? Do you or someone you know have diabetes? Are you interested in learning ways to improve your health and prevent diabetes? Click on the link to access the full schedule – 2015-2016-IDEA See flyer below for more details…        …


Campus Rec

Intramural Golf Tournament

Join the Office of Recreation and Wellness’ Intramural Golf Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at the Davie Golf & Country Club. Prize includes two full week passes to the Honda Classic PGA from February 22–28. To register: Sign up at www.imleagues.com Click “Create Account” on top right had corner…


Scuba Club Trips for Spring 2016

Join the NSU Scuba Club this semester for the following trips: Saturday, February 13 Beach Dive at Dania Beach Sunday, February 14 Two Tank Boat Dives in Key Largo Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28 Beach Dive at Dania Beach Saturday, March 12 Two Tank Boat Night Dive in…


Prenatal Fitness and Yoga Classes offered at RecPlex

NSU’s Office of Recreation and Wellness are now offering Prenatal Fitness and Yoga Classes. For this four week long session, take the time to center, connect and focus on yourself and your baby. Yoga on Tuesdays, noon – 1:00 p.m. with Amy, Certified Yoga Instructor Fitness on Thursdays, noon –…


Check out the RecPlex Group Exercise Schedule

Where can you get over 160 chances a month to work with a certified fitness professional? The NSU RecPlex is your answer! The NSU Office of Campus Recreation offers over 40 group exercise classes each week. Certified fitness professionals will lead you through a safe, efficient, and dynamic workout that…


University School

Department of Health and Human Performance to Host Open House, Feb. 11

Are you interested in learning about a career in exercise and sports science? NSU’s Department of Health and Human Performance, part of the College of Health Care Sciences, will host an open house in its state-of-the art, 2,000-square-foot Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory. The laboratory is where NSU exercise scientists…


Innovation Labs Spark Ingenuity, Exploration and Discovery at University School

NSU University School continues to foster curiosity, tinkering, and iterative learning in the innovation labs in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. The uniquely constructed labs provide students with state-of-the-art technology and tools in a personalized learning environment designed to motivate and inspire them to imagine, create, construct, experiment, formatively…


NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Art Talk: Raquel Cecilia Mendieta

Annual Stanley and Pearl Goodman Lecture on Latin American Art Art Talk by Raquel Cecilia Mendieta, the artist’s niece and film archivist for the Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, will be held on Feb. 27 at 5:00 pm. Raquel Cecilia is an independent filmmaker and writer whose most recent film, Ana…


Tea and Art History: Renoir and American Impressionism

Although Pierre August-Renoir (1841-1919) remains one of the most celebrated artists of the Impressionist movement, his work has recently come under attack by anti-Renoir activists. Join Dr. Barbara Buhler Lynes, NSU Art Museum Sunny Kaufman Senior Curator, for tea and a discussion of this controversy and exploration of Renoir’s artistic…


Mini Muse: Typeface in Black and White

On Saturday, Feb. 20, in celebration of Black History Month, children ages 5 -10 will learn about the work of contemporary artists Xaviera Simmons and Gary Simmons, who both use text as visual language in their work. Children will create their own text-inspired artworks using a variety of black and…


Art of Wine & Food Series: Red Revolution of the Heart

Join Caroline Gardner from Trinchero Family Estates on February 18, 5:00-8:00 pm, as she takes guests on a journey of red wines. The monthly wine series includes small plates to complement each wine. Guests are invited to view the Museum’s galleries starting at 5 pm. Limited seating. Paid reservations required….


Valentine’s Day Sunday Brunch

Special Valentine’s Day Sunday Brunch at the Museum Café. Enjoy Buy One Get One Free Mimosas and a Free Valentine cupcake with meal purchase. View Cafe Menu here. To order or RSVP email or call 954-262-0255


Read Between the Wines

Participate with the Big Read sponsored by the Broward County Library and the National Endowment for the Arts, with the museum’s informal book group, featuring the book, A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. Free and open to the public. RSVP: mail or 954-262-0204.


Glimmerglass Concert

Artists from The Glimmerglass Festival will perform musical selections celebrating film, fashion and iconic inspirational women in a concert specially curated for the exhibition Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968. In addition to musical selections contemporary to the period of the exhibition, the program will include the thoroughly modern musings…


Bellissima Members Preview

NSU Art Museum Members are invited to the members preview for Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968.  This exhibition features more than 230 vintage high fashion garments, accessories and exquisite jewels by legendary names in Italian design alongside paintings, films and photography that recreate the alluring atmosphere of Italian high…


Free First Thursday Starry Nights

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 and more!


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

Concussion Safety

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Concussion Safety Starts with You For more than a decade, CDC’s Injury Center has helped advance the public health response to concussion. Through our HEADS UP campaign, we put concussion educational materials into the hands of coaches, parents, athletes, and school and health…


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; Pamela Moran-Walcutt, D.O., board certified in family medicine; and Gary Hill, D.O., board certified…


NSU Alumni Spotlight

NSU Alumni Spotlight: GEICO ALUMNI ATHLETE OF THE MONTH- Marquise Kiffin

  Former Nova Southeastern University men’s basketball player and current assistant coach Marquise Kiffin is February’s Geico Alumni Athlete of the Month. Kiffin has been a part of the men’s basketball staff since 2002, immediately after completing his four-year career with the Sharks. He has already received both his undergraduate…