News Briefs for April 21, 2015

New emergency room to open

This spring, Westside Regional Medical Center will open an emergency room on NSU’s main campus in Davie. The 12,700-square-foot facility will provide the surrounding community with access to board-certified doctors and diagnostic equipment and offer a full range of emergency care services for children and adults. Located at 3476 South University Drive, the facility will house 16 private treatment rooms and include a trauma room, a laboratory, a pharmacy, imaging equipment and digital X-ray units. For more information, contact the university at 800-541-6682.

Oceanographic Center renamed in honor of Guy Harvey

On April 10, NSU named its state-of-the-art research facility the NSU Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center adding an inscription of his name on the side and top of the building. Because of his gift, NSU is able to establish an endowment that supports undergraduate and graduate scholarships for students to become the next generation of ocean managers, researchers and conservationists.

Money Smart Week

The Alvin Sherman Library will host Money Smart Week presentations on April 21, 22 and 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. that will teach attendees how to save money. The workshop is free and open to the public. To register for an event or for more information, call the library at 954-262-5477.

Yoga tea party

Join Fitwell and Phi Sigma Sigma for yoga and tea on April 22 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Alvin Sherman Library Quad. For more information, contact

Opportunity to be the 2015 Convocation student speaker

All students are eligible to compete for the opportunity to be the student speaker at NSU’s Convocation ceremony on August 21. Students must create a video, no longer than two minutes, answering the question, “Why NSU?” Students are encouraged to be creative and not to worry about the filming quality. The film quality of the video will not have any impact on the judging, unless the submission has audio or video errors. Students can upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo and submit the link in the contest form on OrgSync at All submissions are due by April 24 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of Orientation and Commuter Involvement at

Greeks to battle at Stroll-Off

NSU’s Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority will host its spring philanthropy event, the Fifth Annual Stroll-Off, in honor of Autism Awareness Month on April 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center Spine. The Stroll-Off is a dance competition between teams from NSU’s sororities and fraternities that will raise money for the Autism Society of Broward County. All students are invited and the event is free. For more information, contact Phi Sig philanthropy chair, Allison Siegel at

Oceanographic Center SGA to host 5K Charity Run/Walk

NSU’s Oceanographic Center’s SGA will host the third annual Motion for the Ocean 5K Walk/Run on April 26 at 7 a.m. at NSU’s Oceanographic Center, located within John U. Lloyd State Park in Hollywood (8000 N. Ocean Drive). The cost is $15 for early registration and $20 the day of the event. All proceeds will be donated to AMIkids, a nationally recognized non-profit organization that works with at-risk youth, giving them an opportunity to transform into responsible young adults. To sign up, visit For more information, call 954-262-3624 or email

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