News Briefs

RecPlex’s free week
NSU students, alumni, faculty and their families are invited to use the NSU Recreation Complex (RecPlex) for free from Oct. 14 to 20. The facility offers new equipment, more than 50 group exercise classes, a swimming pool and more. Participants who sign up for a membership during the Free Week will not make payments until Nov. 1. For more information, contact the RecPlex at (954) 262-7323 or

Digressions Magazine open call
NSU’s Digressions Magazine, the student-run literary publication sponsored by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, will accept submissions of original poetry, short fiction, art work, and photography for its 2013 issue between Oct. 15 and Dec. 1. Participants must be undergraduates and may submit up to ten pieces. Email submissions to Kathy Mclnerney at For more information, contact

Obama’s grassroots at UM
President Barack Obama hosted a grassroots event, a fundraising affair, at the University of Miami on Oct. 11. He spoke about his plans for the economy and reiterated his vision for the nation’s future, just weeks before Election Day. The event was open to the public, but limited to tickets, which were distributed on a first-come first-serve basis, several days prior to the event.

Horatio Alger Huizenga Business School Scholarship deadline extended
The Horatio Alger Huizenga Business School Scholarship has been extended to Nov. 1. The scholarship is open to NSU students in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship who are completing their final year of two years of study at the school.  The scholarship will provide financial assistance to students, in the amount of $10,000.
The scholarship is funded by H. Wayne Huizenga, a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.  The association dedicates itself to the belief that “hard work, honesty and determination conquer all obstacles.” Through its scholarship programs, it encourages students to pursue their dreams. For more information on the scholarship, visit

Graduate School Fair
Representatives from more than 60 graduate and professional programs will be at the Don Taft University Center Spine on Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. NSU students will have the opportunity to learn about academic programs nationwide in a variety of fields.  For more information, including a full list of participating colleges, visit

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