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Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954

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Technology brings the Smithsonian American Art Museum to University School Students

Without leaving the school, University School students visited the Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC where they examined the cultural heritage of American Indians as captured by native and non-native perspectives from the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries. Using videoconferencing and iPads, grade four students learned about the westward expansion in America…

University School Educates the Heart as well as the Mind

The Middle School character development curriculum is a research based program designed to help young children grow up to be healthy, caring, and responsible. The program promotes 40 Developmental Assets that help students succeed in school and life. Included are twenty external assets that focus on positive experiences with the…

University School Writers Impart Passion and Talent for Writing

The innovative University School Writing Fellows Program is based on a model originated at Brown University that is now in place at many campuses nationwide, including NSU. The program features advanced high school writers who bring personalized writing support directly to their peers in the areas of language mechanics, organization,…

University School Dance Teacher Recognized for Excellence in Arts Education

Toranika Washington, University School dance teacher, is among the twelve finalists who have been selected for the 2013 Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year. Finalists have been chosen from throughout Broward County’s public, private and charter schools in each of four categories (dance, theater, music and visual arts) for…

University School Students Craft, Create, and Build Worlds‎

Minecraft, a class where Lower School students explore the intensely creative video game in a completely safe and controlled environment, introduces engineering skills which students use to craft, create, and build a 3D world. In the game’s creative mode, science and technology come together and players learn to build vibrant,…

University School Golf Team Takes District Championship

The University School golf team recently made school history by winning the 1A district championship by 15 strokes. The team beat Miami Country Day, Chaminade and Sagemont.  Jordan Gumberg shot 71 to take medalist honors by 10 strokes. Gumberg also became the first University School golfer to win the individual…

University School Speech and Debate Team off to Great Start

In late September, the University School Speech and Debate team competed in the Mid-America Cup against 54 schools including teams from Washington, California, Texas, New York, Minnesota and was awarded the Lincoln Douglas Debate Overall Championship. Moreover, students David Branse and Saahil Jain earned bids to the Tournament of Champions….

Robotics Inspire U School Students to Innovate

The study of robotics directly addresses Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and is nationally recognized as the most critical academic discipline for success in the 21st century. University School students engaged in the study of robotics gain an operational understanding of engineering allowing them to answer how electronic…

Lower School Student Leaders Introduce Earth Day Assembly

University School’s Green Team proposed and organized the first Lower School Earth Day Assembly and digital photography contest to propel fellow students to more actively recycle and to feel a greater sense of urgency about protecting our planet. At the heart of the effort were three grade 5 students –…

University School Sophomore Wins State and Advances to International Science Competition

Recognized for her examination of the global carbon crisis, University School sophomore Rachel Sereix, followed a first place win at the Broward County Science Fair with a first place win at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair and an invitation to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. As…

U School Students Raise Thousands to Grant Wishes for Terminally Ill Kids

It’s the simplest acts of kindness that make the biggest impact. University School of NSU students collected and sold toys, books and music to raise more than $20,000 last year for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year, they are back on the task. For several weeks, more than 100 fourth grade…

University School’s Arts Department Presents Footloose, April 19, 20, and 21

Join University School families and friends at the Epstein Center for the Arts on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m., for the musical production of Footloose! Tickets are available by calling 954-262-4493 or by visiting our ticket marketplace online…

University School of NSU Language Students Earn Top Marks at Two State Conferences

University School of NSU language students studying Spanish and French recently competed in two State Conferences, earning “Perfect” and “Top” marks. For the full list of awards, please click here. (http://uschool.nova.edu/aboutus/news/forms/french-spanish-conf.pdf)

University School of NSU Teams Honored as Academic Champions, Second Year in a Row

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) placed every University School of NSU fall and winter varsity team on the Top 10 list for academic achievement. University School’s girls swimming and diving and girls basketball captured 1st in their sports’ classification, and three additional University School teams ranked in the…

University School of NSU Speech & Debate Team Wins 3rd Consecutive State Championship

University School of NSU’s speech and debate team recently defended the team’s state title by winning the championship for a third consecutive year. The victory was all the more impressive considering that the 26 qualifiers represented the youngest team University School has ever sent to the state tournament, according to…

University School of NSU Students Shine at 7th Annual Science Congress

University School of NSU student researchers recently presented science projects in physics, engineering, biochemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, environmental science, mathematics, and medicine and health. Please click here (http://uschool.nova.edu/aboutus/news/forms/2013-02-science-congress.pdf) to see the list of students who qualified for the Broward County Science Fair.

University School of NSU Student Finds a Cause in Colombia

The children packed into the tented school did not know what University School of NSU senior Yasmin Uddin had planned for her third trip to their flood-devastated community in Colombia, but they were excited to find out. On her prior trip, several grades received textbooks and school supplies thanks to a…

Key Club Carnival Unites University School Community

University School of NSU students perform community service throughout the year, but the Key Club’s annual carnival provides a unique opportunity for the entire school to share in the spirit of community and giving. “The whole point of Key Club is to bring family and community together to help our…

Artists from University School of NSU Advance to National Judging

The nation’s most prestigious arts recognition program recently bestowed two American Visions nominations as well as numerous regional Gold Keys, Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions to University School of NSU visual artists. One of the two works that will be presented for national American Vision consideration is a photograph produced…

University School of NSU’s Chess Team Makes Florida History

University School of NSU’s chess teams qualified for the state’s closed chess championship in all five competition sections: K-1 Open, K-3 Open, K-5 Open, K-8 Open and K-12 Open. According to Elizabeth Tejada, president of the Florida Scholastic Chess League, University School is the first Florida school to benchmark such…

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