News Briefs for March 24, 2015

American Red Cross Certification Classes at NSU

NSU Aquatics is offering American Red Cross Certified courses in CPR and lifeguard courses throughout March, April and May. Sign up at the RecPlex service desk. For more information, please contact Daniel Kifle at or call 954-262-6804. To see the schedule of classes offered, visit

Sixth Issue of Multidisciplinary Online Journal Quadrivium Now Available

The NSU Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences announced the publication of the sixth issue of Quadrivium, an online journal of scholarship and creative works by college faculty and graduate students that explores the college’s 2014-2015 academic theme of identity. The publication is available on the Quadrivium webpage at

Appointment of Vice President for Clinical Operations

President George Hanbury announced Kelly Gregg as the new Vice President for Clinical Operations. Gregg has over 35 years of business experience in the healthcare environment, including specialized expertise in finance, revenue cycle management and medical practice administration. Gregg comes to NSU from Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group in Largo, Florida where he is chief financial officer and senior manager of a 110 provider multi-specialty practice group with over 400,000 annual patient encounters in primary care, medical specialty care, surgical care, optometry, rehab services and hospital based services.

Paddle Boarding Trip

Sharks on the Scene and Campus Recreation will host a paddle boarding trip on March 28 at the Blue Moon Outdoor Center. All attendees must ride in the transportation provided by S.O.S. events. NSU shuttle pick up time is at 8:30 a.m. at the Shark Fountain. Limited tickets are available on a first come, first served basis to NSU students only. All tickets will be sold in the Office of Student Activities, located in the Don Taft University Center. For ticket sales and pricing, please contact 954-262-7301.

Student Leadership Awards

The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement will host the Student Leadership Awards on April 21. Submit a nomination form by March 30 at 11:59 p.m. To nominate, visit All students, faculty and staff are eligible to submit nominations. For more information, please contact Lauren Soares, Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development and Civic Engagement at 954-262-7253 or

Celebrate Earth Day

An Earth Day celebration will take place on April 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Don Taft University Spine. The event will include free food, games, prizes, vendors and volunteer opportunities, and it will introduce NSU’s newest organization, Green Sharks, a student sustainability club. For more information, please contact event coordinator Cassi Lobaugh at

Students Invited to Audition for Performing Arts Grant

The NSU Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will hold auditions for the talent-based James and Nan Farquhar Performing Arts Grant on April 11 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center Performance Theatre. The grant is available to new and continuing eligible students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in art, arts administration, dance, music or theater. An audition and portfolio is required. To learn more and submit the grant application, visit For more information about the upcoming audition, contact Bill Adams, associate professor and coordinator of performing arts, at 954-262-8025.

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