News Briefs

Workshops for prospective law students

On Sept.  14 and 21, the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will continue a series of free workshops, which began on Sept. 7 to provide students with information about law school including preparing for the LSAT, where to attend law school, how to apply, and how to create personal statements and letters of reference. The workshops will take place from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m., in the Parker Building, room 147A. No registration is required and all students are welcome to attend.

NSU students volunteer to clean up polluted beach

Students from NSU’s Oceanographic Center (OC) will host a beach cleanup at John U. Lloyd Park on Sept 17. The event is part of the 26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup, created by The Ocean Conservancy, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington D.C. Volunteers are welcome to join the cleanup between 9 a.m. and noon.

17-year-old arrested for impersonating NSU physician’s assistant

On Sept. 6, Matthew Scheidt, 17, appeared before a judge for impersonating a 23-year-old NSU physician’s assistant at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee. For two weeks, he was granted access to patients in the emergency room, gave treatments, and reviewed confidential medical records. Allegedly, he also gave CPR to a patient in cardiac arrest and examined undressed male patients. Scheidt faces  five felony counts of impersonating a physician.

FCAS introduces psychology graduate research series

On Sept. 7, the college introduced the new Psychology Graduate Research Series that highlighted the background, methods, and results of a study wherein the researchers sought to determine whether chronic psychological stress would result in a decreased ability to mount an acute stress and immune response. The series includes presentations and talks by students in the college’s new M.S. in Experimental Psychology program and in NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies. For more information about upcoming speakers contact Jaime Tartar at (954) 262-8192.

City to make Davie more college-friendly

Davie Mayor Rudy Paul will work to adjust the city’s western-like atmosphere to cater to its university communities including NSU, Florida Atlantic University and Broward College, by creating a more college-like feel through renovations of existing businesses like the Flashback Diner and Dellaventura’s Pizzeria on Davie Road. There are also plans to build a multi-purpose project near University Drive and I-595 as well as a student housing project with commercial real estate space on the corner of Davie and Griffin roads.

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