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NSU Athletic Training Students Participate in Staged Mass-Casualty Incident Training

Light rain falls upon a massive, smoldering pile of concrete rubble—the remnants of a once-standing parking structure. The sound of helicopters echoes overhead as fire trucks and ambulances arrive on scene. First responders rush to aid frantic victims, many bruised and crying for help. The chaotic scene looks, sounds, and…

NSU Clinical Operations CEO Recognized as Chamber Hero

Congratulations to Robert Oller, D.O., CEO of Nova Southeastern University’s Division of Clinical Operations., who has been recognized by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce as a “Chamber Hero” for his humanitarian efforts and generous service to the community. Chamber Heroes are Chamber members who help non-profit organizations in…

SAAC Presents Check to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Three members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Lauren Boudreau (Sr., Waterford, N.Y.), Roberto Baroniel (So., Miami, Fla.) and Kyle Harrington (Fr., Davie, Fla.) visited the office of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to present President and CEO Norman Wedderburn with a check for $5,5442.72. The money SAAC raised this year will grant one child a…

Take a Look Back at TEDxNSU 2013—Videos, Photos Posted Online

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx: a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. On Mar. 22, the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences hosted its second annual TEDxNSU, where x = independently organized TED event. TEDxNSU 2013…

Law Students Volunteer More Than 23,000 Hours of Legal Work

The Law Center’s graduating class of 2013 participated in the Pro Bono Honor Program and volunteered 23,041 hours of pro bono legal work while in law school, an all-time record. This is an impressive volunteer effort, and its impact on the community is beyond measure. From the class of 2013,…

Business Professor Earns Public Administration Educator of the Year Award

The South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration has named Jack Pinkowski, Ph.D., associate professor of public administration in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, as their Public Administration Educator of the Year. The awards reception will take place on June 7, 2013, at…

NSU Hosts Conference on Cyber Safety and Human Trafficking

University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Frank DePiano, Ph.D., welcomed more than 300 federal and local law enforcement personnel and child welfare providers from the Broward, Miami, and Palm Beach counties to NSU’s main campus on Thursday, April 25. The providers were on campus to attend a cyber-safety…

5K ‘Motion for the Ocean’ Run/Walk to Benefit At-risk Youth, April 14

The inaugural Motion for the Ocean 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, April 14 at the NSU Oceanographic Center (NSU-OC) in Hollywood’s John U. Lloyd State Park. Motion for the Ocean is an event partially funded by the NSU Pan Student Government Association as a fundraiser and community-building event organized…

NSU Students, Alumni Bring Science to Life at Local Elementary School

More than 40 NSU students and alumni volunteered at Welleby Elementary School in Sunrise for the annual Science Alive! event on Mar. 20. The school-wide gathering featured an evening of interactive experiments and scientific demonstrations geared toward children and their families. During Science Alive!, Welleby’s classrooms are transformed into science…

Special Olympics Aims to Raise $5 Million for Athletes by 2013

NSU Earns Place on President’s National Honor Roll for Community Service

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. “We’re honored to receive…

NSU Occupational Therapy Students Simulate Physical Disabilities on the Golf Course

NSU Offers Low-Income Children Dental Care, April 13

Children from low-income families will receive dental services from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine on Saturday, April 13. Known as “Give Kids a Smile Day,” the event will provide several services to children between the ages of 2 and 18, including X-rays, exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants and…

NSU College of Optometry Alumni Named Young Optometrist of the South

Jennifer Smith Zolman, OD, FCOVD, was named the recipient of the prestigious 2013 South Eastern Congress of Optometry Young Optometrist of the South award. This SECO award recognizes an optometrist in practice for less than 10 years, but who has already made a significant impact in the field of optometry….

20th Annual Public Interest Auction, March 15

The Shepard Broad Law Center’s Public Interest Law Society (PILS) invites you to attend its 20th annual Public Interest Auction on Friday, March 15. The auction will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Law Center’s atrium on NSU’s main campus. In addition to both a silent and live auction,…

Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Judge Local High-School Math Competition

Four faculty members from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences volunteered at a regional Florida Association of Mu Alpha Theta (FAMAT) mathematics competition for local high-school students on Feb. 2. The faculty served as Dispute Center Judges, evaluating the merit of disputed solutions that differed from those provided in…

HPD Students compete in the 2013 Ethics Bowl Competition

The 7th Annual Ethics Bowl —- sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Committee, NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences and NSU’s College of Nursing —- was held on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Participants from 10 programs gathered together to compete in the Health Professions Division. Teams of three to five students were…

Women’s Soccer and Volleyball Volunteer at the Third Annual Walk for Wishes

Women’s Soccer and Volleyball volunteered their time and took part in the third annual Walk For Wishes, a 5K walk/run that raises funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (NCAA Division II charity) The 5K walk/run took place at Markham Park in Weston, Fla., on Feb. 4. The 5k walk/run was initiated…

Computer & Information Sciences School Hosts Christmas Luncheon for Douglas Gardens North Graduates

Eric S. Ackerman, Ph.D., interim dean at the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences sponsored a holiday luncheon for computer class graduates at Douglas Gardens North on December 19.  Throughout 2012 Dean Ackerman and Sylvia Yepes, director of Finance & Administration at GSCIS, have provided computer classes in English…

Latest Issue of Award-Winning Farquhar Forum Magazine Published, Available Online

The 2012–2013 issue of Farquhar Forum, the award-winning magazine from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, is now available in print and online. Inside the Issue The cover story spotlights community outreach by alumnus Kyle Latham and his volunteer work with the Special Olympics. A recent graduate of the…