News Briefs

NSU faculty and staff able to donate to the university through payroll

NSU faculty and staff can now donate to the university via a link on the president’s web page at www.nova.edu/president/facultystaffgiving/ or via payroll deduction at www.nova.edu/facultystaffgiving. The methods came about after faculty and staff expressed, in a series of recent town hall meetings with university administrators, that they wanted an easy method to donate to NSU’s Capital Campaign, a non-profit for fund raising program, or another university fund. The fundraising initiatives are being facilitated in order to increase the university’s endowment to $100 million in accordance with the university’s Vision 2020 initiative.

 

New lending library offers free access to exam-prep materials

The Lending Library, offered by the Office of Academic Services, now offers a free service that allows students to checkout a variety of exam test-prep resources for exams including the GRE, LSAT and MCAT. Unlimited use of the materials is available when they are used in the library, which is located in the Parker building, suite 100.

 

NSU competes in Recyclemania 2012

NSU will be among 600 colleges and universities nationwide participating in Recyclemania, a friendly competition and benchmarking tool which promotes sustainability initiatives. NSU is participating in the campaign to compliment its “Go Green” initiative, which aims to educate students about how to be more environmentally friendly. The university has invested in a marketing campaign and has placed recycling bins around campus as ways to educate students about the initiative. Recyclemania ends on March 30.

 

Lauderhill cricket stadium hosts national championship

The cricket stadium at Central Broward Regional Park hosted 29 college teams from the U.S. and Canada for the national championship, March 16 – March 18. Broward County officials were happy about the event since there was criticism from residents that the $70 million facility was underused. The finals were broadcast live on TV Asia in Canada and the U.S.

 

Orlando among airports to ease search of elderly travelers

Beginning March 19, passengers age 75 and older flying out of Orlando, Chicago O’Hare, Denver, and Portland, Oregon airports will find less stringent TSA screenings. They will be allowed to keep on their shoes and light jackets and will not face as many pat downs as in the past. TSA changed its controversial screening policy for the elderly after reports that an elderly woman was stripped searched after refusing to go through an airport scanning device for fear that it would set off her defibrillator.

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