News Briefs

iShark trivia game

NSU students and employees are invited to play the “I am NSU” trivia game, starting on Jan. 28, at 12:01 a.m. and ending on Feb.  1, at 11:59 p.m.  Players log in daily to iShark, NSU’s mobile app available for iPhone and Android, to answer NSU Trivia questions.  The three highest scoring players will win gift cards to Barnes & Noble and Starbucks. The official game rules and procedures can be found at


Award-winning fiber artist Martin Casuso in new exhibition

The NSU community is invited to view the work of local artist Martin Eduardo Casuso, featured in the Farquhar College of Arts and Science’s latest on-campus exhibit. His collection of contemporary fiber and mixed-media work will be on display Jan. 29 through Mar. 1 in gallery 217 of the Don Taft University Center. The opening reception will be on Jan. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are not required for entry. For more information and gallery hours, call the Division of Visual and Performing Arts at 954-262-7620.


Undergraduate Film Festival Workshop

The Undergraduate Film Festival will commence with the Film Festival Workshop on Feb. 7, 4:30–6:30 p.m. in room 309 of the Mailman-Hollywood Building. Details of the festival will be discussed, including team requirements, film genres and NSU’s 2012-2013 academic theme, “Life and Death”. Completed films will be judged in April and screened during the 2013 Undergraduate Student Symposium, which will be held on April 12. Prizes will be awarded for top submissions. For more information or to sign up for the film festival, contact associate professor Weylin Sternglanz, at


Juan Pablo Correa Memorial Scholarship for international students

The late Juan Pablo Correa, former business administration major, left a legacy through his tremendous leadership as the President of the International Student Organization. His scholarship is offered to international students who exemplify leadership and have created their own NSU legacy. The recipient will be announced and awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the Annual Student Life Achievement Awards (STUEYS) on April 16.


U.S. military opens combat jobs to women

On Jan. 24, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the end of the military policy excluding women from direct combat. The Marine Corps and Army are currently undergoing an “assessment phase,” during which each branch will examine its jobs, physical standards and gender-neutral accommodations. A timetable for female integration into combat units will be announced at the end of this period.


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