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Pride Bites

Pride Bite: NSU Shepard Broad Law Center Opened its Doors in 1974

Did you know when the Center for the Study of Law (now the Shepard Broad Law Center) finally opened its doors in 1974, 175 eager students were waiting? Its dean predicted a total of 500 in years to come. He was proven wrong: By 1988, it had 770 aspiring lawyers…

Pride Bite: NSU has Florida’s Only B.S. in Respiratory Therapy Program

Nova Southeastern University’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Respiratory Therapy – the first such program offering in the state – has been granted provisional accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy (CoARC). The American Association of Respiratory Care has declared the bachelor’s degree one of the priorities…

Pride Bite: #NSU50 Top Moment No. 11: NSU Adds Women’s Soccer and Wins FSC Tournament Championship

The #NSU50 “Top Moments in NSU Athletics History” continues with the 11th moment on the list: Nova Southeastern begins the women’s soccer program and wins Florida Sun Conference Championship in first season. The women’s soccer team began its program with a match against Bellevue on Sept. 1, 1995. The match,…

Pride Bite: Law Center One of Most Diverse in Nation

Diversity is one of Nova Southeastern University’s eight core values and one that is valued greatly by the NSU community. NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center was recently ranked No. 5 nationally and No. 1 in Florida for diversity in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools for Law.” “As…

Pride Bite: NSU Gets Happy

You can say a lot about NSU students, faculty and staff. And one of those things is that they have spirit! NSU students and staff want to show the world how HAPPY they are at NSU! This video was produced by NSU students from Sharks United Television (SUTV), a student-run…

Pride Bite: It’s Special Indeed, at NSU

Did you know that The Special Olympics of Broward County is located on Nova Southeastern University’s main campus in Davie? Thanks in large part to the generosity of NSU philanthropist, Don Taft, and the ongoing fundraising efforts of NSU Board of Trustee Paul Sallarulo, their permanent home is located in…

Pride Bite: Student Media Galore!

Did you know that NSU’s official student newspaper, The Current, was once named The Knight? NSU’s mascot was also the Knights, which was changed to the Sharks by popular vote in 2005. NSU’s student media has grown over the years and now includes a student-run radio station and TV station,…

Pride Bite: Soaring to New Heights

Did you know that NSU’s campus sits on what was once a WWII auxiliary airfield? Named Forman Field, the land was given back to the community after the war by the state Board of Education to be used for educational purposes. It is now called the South Florida Education Center…

NSU is Student Centered

Did you know? At NSU, students are taught by our world-class faculty – no teaching assistants – and we keep learning personal, with an average of 22 students per class.

Fun History Facts

Did you know? Men’s basketball was NSU’s first athletic program and began in the 1982-83 academic year. Nova University offered a contest to the general public looking for a nickname for the athletic program. “The Knights” were chosen until 2005, when the student body, faculty and staff collaborated to come…

Community is important to NSU

Did you know?  Community is one of NSU’s Core Values. Nova Southeastern University participates in more than 2,000 community activities each year. During the 2012-13 academic year, NSU students logged an incredible 10,214 hours of service as individuals and through clubs and organizations.

NSU Shark Pride

It’s Nova Southeastern University’s 50th anniversary year which makes it a great time to show our Shark Pride! This new section, Pride Bites, will provide interesting facts and tidbits about NSU that you may or may not know. Enjoy! Did You Know? NSU’s 162,000 alumni live in all 50 states…

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