News Briefs

The good, the bad, the genome
The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will host a discussion on personal genomic testing as part of the Faculty Lecture Series. Associate Professor Emily Schmitt will discuss the pros and cons of DNA testing on Nov. 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Cotilla Gallery of the Alvin Sherman Library. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact James Doan, professor in Farquhar’s Division of Humanities, at 954-262-8207.

Library to host boot camps
The Alvin Sherman Library will be hosting a three-day workshop on research skills from Nov. 12 to 14. Students may attend the free workshops from noon to 1 p.m. or from 5 to 6 p.m., online or in person. To register, visit For more information, contact Jamie Segno, reference/outreach librarian, at 954-262-5484 or at

Town Hall questions answered
The Office of University Relations sent out an email to the NSU community on Nov. 6 to follow up on the Town Hall Meeting President Hanbury held on Oct. 22. The email provides a link to a website that lists the questions students asked at the meeting and President Hanbury’s responses. To see the list of questions and answers, visit

iPhone, iShark, iNSU
Students with iPhones can now play the “I am NSU” trivia game on their iShark apps until Nov. 15 at midnight. Students can log in daily to answer trivia questions about NSU and try to become the most highly ranked contestants. The top three contestants will be announced the week of Nov. 18 and will win gift cards to Starbucks. For more information, visit or email

Time to talk about life’s milestones
NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications until Dec. 13 at noon for speakers at TEDxNSU on March 29. The theme will be monumental moments that shape who we are. Students, alumni, faculty and staff who wish to speak about personal experiences about the theme are eligible to apply and prospective speakers will be contacted in mid-December with further details. For more information, visit or contact the TEDxNSU organizers, Leanne Boucher at and W. Matthew Collins at

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