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Winners of NSU’s Biggest Loser Program Crowned

Fawzy Ebrahim, a professor at NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services, was crowned the individual winner of NSU’s Biggest Loser program at a ceremony held May 7.  Ebrahim lost 54 pounds – 19.8 percent of his weight – to claim the individual award. NSU’s Biggest Loser program –…


Third Annual Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Symposium Held at NSU

NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Geriatrics Education Center (GEC) hosted the 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Symposium at the Health Professions Division on Apr. 24. The symposium covered topics such as health policy and economics, clinical practice challenges, public health, and mental and psychological problems in aging. One of the presenters…


NSU’s Green Webpage!

The University continues to find ways to become greener, and has created a website devoted to going green. The site has energy facts, information about energy conservation, recycling, renewable energy and more. See what type of conservation efforts NSU is doing – visit the website www.nova.edu/gogreen. Additionally, beginning today SharkBytes…


NSU College of Optometry Helps Kids in Crisis

The NSU College of Optometry is working collaboratively with Kids In Distress (KID), a local agency in Broward County, to provide eye care to children. KID provides a continuum of care, in­cluding emergency shel­ter and counseling for abused, neglected, and at-risk children, as well as families in crisis. Their current…


Alumni Night on Park Avenue

Members of NSU’s Orlando Alumni Chapter met on May 6 for Alumni Night on Park Avenue. Alumni and friends gathered for an evening of networking and camaraderie at the Wine Room and enjoyed a night of great wine and a chance to reconnect. On hand to greet attendees were Director Sara…


St. Thomas University President to speak at NSU Health Professions Division Commencement

The Rev. Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale, president of St. Thomas University, will be the keynote speaker at NSU’s Health Professions Division’s commencement on May 30. The ceremony, where 836 students will receive their degrees, will be held at 1 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. Graduating students come…


NSU to Host Pain Management and Controlled Substance Workshop

NSU will be hosting a pain management and controlled substance workshop on June 5 that will offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to participants. The workshop, offered by LorSand CME, LLC, is titled “Pain Medicine and Controlled Substances: Risk Management and Best Practices.” It will be held at the Steele…


NSU Hosts Charity Golf Tournament to Fight Human Trafficking

When celebrity golfers hit the fairways at the Ft. Lauderdale Country Club on May 7, they sank birdies to combat human trafficking. That’s because they participated in NSU’s 6th annual Fore the Kids: Saving Lives charity golf tournament that raised money to battle human trafficking, a global problem requiring local…


More Than 500 Attend Situational Leadership® Executive Briefing

The H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted more than 500 business professionals from across South Florida on May 10 for an executive briefing featuring Paul Hersey, Ed.D. Hersey, an internationally renowned behavioral scientist and founder of The Center for Leadership Studies, presented a summary of his popular…


National Political Debate Held at NSU

Tea Party members oppose President Barack Obama’s policies and Coffee Party members support him. The Sun-Sentinel and NSU hosted a panel discussion with representatives of the tea and coffee movements on May 11. The panel explored whether the movements are a fad or fixture in politics, and accepted questions from…


Conference on Human Trafficking Held at NSU

NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy hosted the International Child Health Forum on May 6. The topic of the forum was human trafficking. The event took place at NSU’s main campus and was broadcast live worldwide from NSU via Webinar and made available through archive. The 2010 International Child Health Forum…


Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Participants Sing National Anthem at Marlins Game

Several participants from the UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) program recently got to sing the National Anthem at a Marlins Game. Marlene Sotello-Bumberg, Ed.D., Assistant Director of Educational Services for UM-NSU CARD, led the five participating children, who all have autism. The singers participated as part…


NSU Institute for Child Health Policy Honors Former Miami Dolphins Linebacker

Former Miami Dolphin Linebacker Twan Russell was honored as the 2010 Kate Platt Child Advocate of the Year recipient – an award that is sponsored by NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy. The annual award, presented to Russell on May 5 at the Ft. Lauderdale Country Club, recognizes individuals whose…


NSU Speaker’s Forum hosted by Dr. Larry Calderon, May 14

Sandrine Gaillard-Kenney, Ed.D., chair of the Department of Health Science in the College of Allied Health and Nursing, will be the featured speaker at the NSU Speaker’s Forum on May 14. She will give an overview of the distance and campus-based programs in the Department of Health Science. Gaillard-Kenney has…


NSU’s 2010 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony to Be Held May 16 at BankAtlantic Center

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, the Fischler School of Education and Human Services, and the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship will jointly hold NSU’s 2010 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 16 beginning at 4 p.m. in the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. The NSU community is…


Jacksonville SEC Hosts “Principal for the Day” with Duval County Schools

NSU’s Student Educational Center in Jacksonville recently hosted a debriefing for the Duval County Public Schools’ “Principal for the Day” initiative. The event is held twice a year to raise public awareness of what is happening in Jacksonville’s public schools.  After spending the day in various schools throughout the county,…


President-Elect of American Bar Association to Speak at Law School Commencement May 16

  Stephen Zack, the first Hispanic-American to serve as president-elect of the American Bar Association, will be the speaker at the commencement ceremony for NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center on May 16. Zack is slated to become president of the ABA in Aug. 2010 and will become the first Hispanic-American…


Entrepreneurship Students Attend Class On-Site at City Furniture

A class of students from the M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship program at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship traveled to the City Furniture distribution center in Tamarac on May 1 to attend class. Keith Koenig, cofounder and CEO of City Furniture, advisory board member for the Huizenga School’s…


Future Business Majors Attend Dinner with Dean

The H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship invited all prospective undergraduate business students and their parents to its annual “Dinner with the Dean” event on Apr. 29.  The event provided future business students with an opportunity to meet the Huizenga School’s dean, professors and admissions advisors. In addition,…


Fischler Student Works to Restore Haiti’s Schools While Attending Classes from a Tent

True leaders look for solutions, even in the darkest of times. And when doctoral student Antoine Atouriste first decided to pursue a degree in Organizational Leadership through NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services, he had no idea how soon good leaders would be in demand. When the catastrophic earthquake…


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