News Briefs for January 27, 2015

Learn about Sickle Cell Disease
The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and Center for Psychological Studies will co-host the lecture, “Developing a Conceptual Model of Transition Readiness for Sickle Cell Disease,” on Jan. 28 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 3057 of the Maltz Psychology Building. The lecture is the first in the winter 2015 Psychology Graduate Series and will be led by CPS Assistant Professor Jessica Valenzuela. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Associate Professors Mercedes Fernandez at or Sarah Valley-Gray at

Become an admissions ambassador
NSU is taking applications for fall 2015 admissions ambassadors from Jan. 5 to Feb. 20. Ambassadors will be responsible for helping recruit new students through tours, overnight stays and discussions. They will receive a full housing scholarship, partial meal plan and a bi-monthly stipend. There will be a mandatory session for those who are interested in applying on Feb. 3 at noon and 5 p.m. in Room 112B in the Horvitz Administration Building, and interviews will be conducted between Feb. 18 and Feb. 20. Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the welcome desk in the Horvitz Administration Building. For more information, contact Michelle Betts at

Sign up for the racquetball tournament
The RecPlex will host registration from Feb. 2 to Feb. 23 for an intramural racquetball tournament, which will begin on Feb. 25. The tournament will include men’s, women’s and co-recreational division in single and doubles teams and is free for NSU students, faculty and staff. To register, visit For more information, contact Alina Cioletti at or at 954-262-7305.

Tune into the Town Hall Meetings
President George Hanbury will host Town Hall meetings at NSU’s regional campuses throughout the winter 2015 semester. The meetings will allow students and faculty to discuss issues related to NSU with the president. To view the schedule of meetings and to ask a question or comment in advance, visit For faculty who wish to attend a meeting, visit For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Packer-Muti at

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