August 2022 | In This Issue

NSU trustee leads the charge to raise $1 billion by 2025 ... College motto inspires dean ... Ph.D. candidate explores the connection between arts and peacebuilding ... Library to add new family study room ... Veteran and NSU alumnus credits success to education and experience ... NSU athletics department celebrates 40 years ... NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale participates in Blue Star Museums program.

Leading the Charge to Preeminence

NSU’s Campaign to Preeminence—Making Yours a Healthier World, kicked off the public phase of the campaign this spring with the goal of raising $1 billion—$500 million in philanthropy and $500 million in research—by 2025. Attorney Martin Press serves as the chair of the Campaign to Preeminence and the leadership cabinet. He is a member of NSU’s Board of Trustees, chairman emeritus of the board of the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, and a member of the NSU Fellows Society Shark Circle.

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Curiosity Creates Change

The Farquhar Honors College is the place where curiosity creates change. This motto was developed under the leadership of Andrea Shaw Nevins, M.F.A., Ph.D., who was appointed to the position of dean of the Farquhar Honors College in 2021. Nevins’ NSU journey began nearly 17 years ago when she accepted a job as the coordinator of writing programs.

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The Art of Peace

An academic working toward a Ph.D. in conflict resolution and a theater artist with experience both on the stage and behind the scenes, Jeff Aguiar doesn’t know exactly what path he’ll take next, but he does know that utilizing art as a form of cooperation and collaboration to peacefully approach dissension will be a part of the journey. 

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This Library Is Your Library

Library Giving Day started as an idea generated by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. The leadership team at the Alvin Sherman Library wanted to participate by raising funds for a specific project—a family study room—that would highlight how the library serves both the university and the community. The effort was a success, thanks to donations from the NSU community and a gift from Aimee Sanchez-Zadak, M.S., Ed.D.

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Terry Mularkey's
University Advancement Vice President Terry Mularkey is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Getting a “Five by Five” report meant that the signal being used to communicate over two-way radios had excellent strength and perfect clarity. Here are five stories that clearly signal NSU Shark pride.

Graduate Students Awarded the "Make the Most of the Dash" Scholarship

Jaclyn Keats, B.S., and Cassidy Howell, B.S., were awarded the 2022 Make the Most of the Dash and Ashley Kaye Hess Changing Lives Scholarship.” The scholarship was founded in memory of Ashley Kaye Hess—a cheerleader, dancer, teacher, and NSU speech-language pathology master’s candidate— before she was killed in a tragic car accident on May 14, 2016, at the age of 28.

Veteran Credits Military Experience and NSU Education for Professional Success

Leonard Pounds, Ph.D. serves as the university's vice president of health and has generously given to the university and its programs supporting veterans. In his tenure at NSU he and his wife Isabelle Shick established a scholarship fund to help students who are veterans further their education. Pounds also helped make NSU's United States Armed Forces Service Flag Monument a reality.

Celebrating 40 Years of Athletics

The NSU athletics department recently unveiled a new anniversary logo to celebrate 40 years of action. The insignia will be worn as a commemorative patch on home uniforms during the upcoming school year.

Silky Sharks Just Keep Swimming

Silky sharks swim thousands of miles each year and are among the most heavily fished shark species in the Tropical Eastern Pacific. More needs to be done to protect this population, and a team of researchers, led by Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D., director of NSU's Guy Harvey Research Institute and Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Research Center, have launched a study to shine a light on these vulnerable creatures.


Medical Program Garners Media Attention

The NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine hosted its AIM HIGH summer immersion program and was featured on WPLG Local 10. The camp provided an opportunity for high school students to have hands-on experience in numerous areas of health care.

Blue Star Museums

Now through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022 | NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America offering FREE admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

Upcoming Events
Times for all upcoming events are EST.

Ellis Island - Island of Hope, Island of Tears with Steve Schlesinger 

Wednesday, August 10 | 10:00–11:30 a.m. | Virtual

Presented by NSU's Lifelong Learning Institute

NSU Night (Tailgate and Game) @ Orlando City SC

Sunday, August 28 | NSU tailgating begins at 5:30 p.m. | Match starts at 7:30 p.m. 

Exploria Stadium | 655 West Church St, Orlando, FL 32805

You Got This! Financial Literacy, Entrepreneur, and Workforce Education Workshops

Presented by Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center and

sponsored by Truist

Entrepreneurship and Taxes: A Crash Course in Choosing a Legal Entity

Wednesday, August 10 | 6:00–7:30 p.m. | In person or online

Estate Planning Basics

Wednesday, August 24 | 6:00–7:30 p.m. | In person or online

Building an Effective Resume, CV, and Cover Letter

Wednesday, September 14 | 6:00–7:30 p.m. | In person or online

Why Dividend Stocks Matter

Thursday, September 22 | 6:00–7:30 p.m. | Inperson or online

In Case You Missed It

Smith First Black Woman President of Broward Bar

NSU Alum Sponsors Naval Ship USS Fort Lauderdale

Faculty Member Receives National Service Award

Three Sharks Baseball Stars Sign Professional MLB Contracts

NSU-Broward Program Works 24/7 to Keep Sea Turtles Safe

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