News Briefs

Volleyball team will raise money for breast cancer

During the Sharks volleyball game against Florida Tech on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., “Dig Pink,” a rally for breast cancer awareness, will raise money for breast cancer research. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink and donate a dollar. The goal is to raise $1,000. “Dig Pink” members will attend several high school and college volleyball matches across the country throughout October to raise awareness.

Get a court job

The Office of Career Develop-ment will host a “Meet the Employer” seminar for stu-dents interested in a job in a U.S. court. Students of all majors are welcome to attend the event in the Carl DeSantis Building, Room 1053, on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.  To RSVP, log on to

Sales institute named after Huizenga

H. Wayne Huizenga donated a confidential amount of money to the newly-established Sales Institute. The institute was named the Huizenga Sales Institute.

iPhone app recognizes reptiles

Researchers at the Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health devel-oped an iPhone appplication that provides information on 15 reptiles that reside in South Florida, but the list will grow. The app is free and available for iPhone 4.0 and is compatible with the 3.0 operating system.

Government lifts oil drill ban

On Oct.12, the federal government lifted a ban on drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. This lift is the first step to recovery for oil workers and many others affected by the spill.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar moved up the ban’s expiration date because he believes safety rules are stronger now. The ban was set to end on Nov. 30.

CPR guidelines revised

The American Heart Association issued new guidelines for cardiopulmonary resus-citation. To revive a heart attack victim, one must only pump on the victim’s chest instead of performing traditional CPR. However, the other version of CPR is still recommended for oxygen deprivation heart attacks.

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