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NSU to Present President’s Excellence in Community Service Award

NSU to Present President’s Excellence in Community Service Award

News and Upcoming Events

Lawyer, Activist Seth Siegel to Discuss Global Water Shortages and Solutions

Don’t miss the next Distinguished Speakers Series lecture and Q&A with Seth M. Siegel, J.D., a writer, lawyer, activist, entrepreneur, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. This event is co-hosted by NSU’s Farquhar Honors College, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Shepard Broad College of Law, and…


African Presence Art Exhibition kicks off NSU’s Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month begins in February and NSU will kick off its celebration with the opening reception of the 14th Annual African Presence Art Exhibition on Friday, Feb. 3, 6:30 pm in the Don Taft University Center. This year’s exhibition, “Afrotopia: Art and the Politics of Representation,” features depictions of black…


NSU Takeover Night at the Panthers

Join fellow NSU alumni, family, and friends at the BB&T Center as the Florida Panthers take on the Calgary Flames. Enjoy an evening of networking and fun in the Lord Stanley’s Loft – where unlimited food and all you can drink soft drinks, beer, and wine are included. Friday, February…


NSU Employee is Good Samaritan After Tragic Airport Incident

Friday, January 6, 2017 turned tragic when a lone gunman shot at innocent people at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, leaving several people dead or wounded. The incident displaced thousands of people, many of whom were separated from their belongings in a foreign city. Wren Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, chair of…


Health Professions Educational Research Symposium

The Health Professions Educational Research Symposium (HPERS) is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 from 8:30 am -5:00 pm at the Terry Building for all NSU faculty. The conference theme “Active Learning: Theory, Practice, and Evidence” resonates with all who are eager to learn best practices to enhance student learning. The…


Payroll Tax Updates and Reminders for 2017

The information provided below details payroll tax information related to the 2017 calendar year. The 2017 social security wage base limit remains at $127,200. The 2017 employee and employer social security tax rate remains at 6.2%. The Medicare tax rate remains at 1.45% each for both the employee and employer….


NSU’s New Work Order Management System

Effective January 3, 2017, the Office of Facilities Management introduced a new work order management system called School Dude. School Dude is a web accessible software application that can be accessed from any device with web browsing capabilities and from any location.  Points of Contact for each building have been…


We’ve moved! The Fischler College Education is now on the Ft. Lauderdale/Davie Campus

The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education has moved from North Miami Beach to the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. The College is now located in the Campus Support Building. Graduate Academic advisors are on hand until 6:30 pm daily, or can be reached by calling 954-2962-1559. Stop by and check our…


Faculty Symposium: Cybersecurity: A Few Things You Should Know

“Cybersecurity: A Few Things You Should Know” is the topic of the next Faculty Symposium on February 2, from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Faculty Club. RSVP by January 25, 2017. Cybersecurity threats have reshaped our foreign policy and threatened some of our largest companies. These threats also impact our university procedures…


NSU’s Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention Newsletter Is Online

The Suicide and Violence Prevention staff are devoted to creating a safety net at NSU, helping to prevent suicide and violence. The most effective ways to prevent suicide and violence are to know the warning signs, take them seriously, and help the individual access the appropriate resources. The only real…


Support NSU while you shop at 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

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 http://www.nova.edu/pfrdg. For questions and additional information, please email pfrdg@nova.edu.  This year, there will be two categories of…


Pride Bites

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Three NSU Programs Among the Nation’s Best

The rankings by U.S. News & World Report of college and university online programs are out, and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce that three online programs have been honored. NSU’s Criminal Justice graduate program was ranked 26th out of 41 programs; its Education graduate program was 84th…


Campaign Corner

Realizing Potential: Each Gift Makes a Difference

Karen Grosby, Ed.D., grew up around children with special needs and their families. Thus, she became familiar with the major challenges they faced personally and in accessing education and employment. At the time, many were marginalized in their communities. Research and services were sorely needed then and the need continues…


Realizing Potential: It’s Never Too Early to Give

Yong X. Tao, Ph.D., has been recognized as a leader in international collaborations in academic and research initiatives in student and faculty exchange, joint workshops, research forums, and mutual delegation visits to countries around the world. As former Chair of the Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE) Department at the University…


Student Affairs

NSU Multimedia Conference

NSU Multimedia Conference, scheduled for January 28, is for students of all majors who are interested in media. This year’s conference will host workshops on topics related to sports, marketing, public affairs, social media, graphic design, television, journalism, broadcast, and film among others. It is a daylong event that enhances…


Winter Week of Welcome 2017

We hope you all had an amazing holiday break! Please look out for the awesome Winter Week of Welcome events going on from January 9–13, 2017. Thursday, January 12 Involvement Fair NSU Shark Fountain AND Commuter Lounge Grand Opening Student Affairs Building, 105 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.   Thursday Night Live:…


Tools for Success, Winter 2017 Workshop Series

The Office of Undergraduate Student Success has partnered with faculty and student support units to offer undergraduate students dynamic workshops. The Tools for Success Workshop Series is designed to assist students in adapting to university life and ultimately achieving degree completion. The outcomes of the workshop series are to support…


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 em1404@nova.edu or (954) 262-7195.


NSU Achievements

Halmos College Professor Honored for His Contributions at Shanghai University

Fuzhen Zhang, Ph.D., professor at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, was recently honored with the 2016 Shanghai City Overseas Renowned Professor Award. The award is given by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission to honor professors from around the globe who are affiliated with the colleges and universities…


NSU Optometry Professor’s Research Recognized Nationally

College of Optometry Instructor, Jessica Steen, O.D., FAAO, was featured in an article titled “OCTA useful for early detection in diabetic retinopathy” on Healio.com. The article highlighted a press conference, sponsored by the American Academy of Optometry, where Steen presented her results from a study titled “The role of OCT…


Optometry Student Appointed VP of International Student Organization

Third year College of Optometry student, Melissa Zaleski, was appointed Vice President of the American Optometric Student Organization Association (AOSA) at the annual Board of Trustees meeting in San Diego, CA, where the AOSA trustees, representing each of the schools and colleges of optometry, convened on January 4-7, 2017. She…


Alvin Sherman Library

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. Workshops are simultaneously held in person on NSU’s main campus and online. Browse the schedule and register for each workshop…


NSU Alvin Sherman Library presents “Remembering Paradise Park”

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7 pm travel back in time to 1949 as Lu Vickers presents Remembering Paradise Park. During the days of Jim Crow, when African Americans did not have access to many of the nation’s recreation areas, Silver Springs’ owners Carl Ray and Shorty Davidson did…


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: …


Athletics

Former NSU Men’s Golfer Lost in Fatal Crash

The Nova Southeastern University Athletic Department was saddened to learn of the death of former NSU men’s golfer Stephen Conrad, Jr., 32 and his mother Kimberly Conrad, 61, who were both killed in a head-on collision on Christmas day near their home in Syracuse, Ind. FULL RELEASE


Community News

Halmos Faculty and Students Lead Seventh-Grade Class in Exploring Physiology

Participating in the 2016 PhUn (Physiology Understanding) Week, faculty and students at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography led seventh-grade students in hands-on learning and activities that explored the functions of the human body and the physiology of exercise and health. Deanne Roopnarine, D.P.M., associate professor, and biology…


Women in Distress Invites Community to Help End Domestic Violence

In an effort to support the fight against domestic violence,  NSU is proud to host the 18th Annual Women In Distress SAFEWALK-RUN 5K presented by Ultimate Software on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. Registration is open for all walkers and runners, and their four-legged friends. Proceeds…


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…


Recreation and Wellness

Register for Intramural 5v5 Basketball

Is your department in need of team building activities? If not, have you ever wanted to relive the glory days to show off your sports skills? If you answered yes to either of the questions above, go register for any of our Intramural (IM) Sports offered during the spring 2017…


Want to be a Lifeguard? Train with us!

Have you ever wanted to be a lifeguard, or know anyone that does? If so, go register for any of our Lifeguard Training courses offered during January – April 2017 today! This course will teach you the skills and knowledge needed to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and…


Register for Two-Person Golf Scramble

Are you interested in FREE TICKETS to the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) National Championships in Palm Beach Gardens? If so, go register for the Two-Person Golf Scramble taking place on February 18 at the Davie Golf and Country Club! You and a friend can compete against other two-person teams for…


University School

NSU University School Early College Acceptances: Class of 2017

NSU University School is excited to share its Class of 2017 Early College Acceptances! Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Dartmouth College, and MIT are just a few of the schools where our Sharks have proudly been accepted. Click here to view the full list.


NSU University School Presents Winnie the Pooh KIDS

NSU University School Presents the Lower School musical production of Winnie the Pooh KIDS on Friday, January 20 at 6:30 pm and January 21 at 1:00 pm in the Silverman Auditorium Epstein Center for the Arts. For ticketing information, visit uschool.nova/tickets.


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…


NSU Alumni Spotlight

FCE Alumnus publishes book, “I Can’t Save You, But I’ll Die Trying: The American Fire Culture

Burton Clark, Ed.D.,EFO, graduate of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, is the author of a new book entitled, I Can’t Save You, But I’ll Die Trying: The American Fire Culture. The book received the 2016 Pinnacle Award for Best Book in the Cultural Essay category from the National Association…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: Fischler College Graduate Publishes Book

Brian Rick, graduate of the Abraham S Fischler College of Education (1999), recently published a book, Some of Dad’s Stories, a collection of stories about his father Henry, who served in Patton’s 3rd Army during World War II and whose tank was the third into Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He was…