News Briefs for January 26, 2016

Hensler appointed Executive Director for University Relations
NSU President George Hanbury appointed Brandon Hensler to executive director of University Relations on Jan. 13. Hensler has worked in the Office of Public Affairs since Jan. 2011, and prior to his promotion was named Interim executive director for the last 18 months. In his job, Hensler promotes NSU’s accomplishments through local, state, national and international media outlets. Prior to joining NSU, Hensler served as the director of communications for the ACLU of Florida, a non-profit organization, and he handled media relations training, crisis communication, community relations and internal communications.

NSU’s online programs recognized in annual report
U.S. News & World Report recognized several NSU programs in its annual report on the best online education programs in the U.S. The criminal justice program dropped two ranked positions in the past year, the nursing program gained 28 spots in the last year, and the non-MBA graduate business and graduate education programs joined the ranking for the first time. Among others, the criminal justice graduate program ranked 24th, Master’s in Nursing ranked 49th, the business (non-MBA) graduate program ranked 78th, and the education graduate program ranked 95th.

Learn how to build your resume
The College of Engineering and Computing will host a workshop, alongside the Office of Career Development, for students to learn how to build their resumes on Jan. 28 from noon-1 p.m. in the Career Library in the Horvitz building. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP to the event, visit or call 954-262-7201.

Learn about mental health at Faculty Symposium
The next Faculty Symposium, scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the Faculty Shark Club, will focus on the “Confidentiality of Mental Health Diagnoses and Treatment: Reasonable Expectations and Legal Tensions.” Speakers at the symposium include law professor Kathy Cerminara, assistant professor in the Department of Family Therapy Martha Gonzalez Marquez and more.

Dive in with the scuba club
The Office of Recreation and Wellness and Scuba Club are hosting dive trips for the remainder of the semester. Trips include: manatee snorkeling in Crystal River on Jan. 30, Blue Grotto and Devil’s Den dives on Jan. 31, a two-tank boat night dive on Feb. 13, a beach dive on Feb. 14, two-tank boat dives on Feb. 27 and 28, a beach dive on March 12, a two-tank boat night dive on March 26 and a beach dive on April 3. For more information on the dives, contact Tec Clark, associate director for aquatics and scuba diving, at or 954-262-7042, or visit

Learn about studying abroad
To educate students on study abroad opportunities, the Office of International Affairs will host the Education Abroad Fair on Feb. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center Spine. The fair will provide information on travel study, studying abroad and scholarship and financial aid information. For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs at 954-262-7240.

Be healthy with NSU
The Healthy Lifestyles Program will offer complimentary health services to NSU students, faculty and staff on Saturday mornings and evenings. Lifestyle coaches are available to help people learn how to eat healthier, exercise regularly, become goal-oriented and to quit smoking. To make an appointment, or for more information, contact 954-262-5922 or

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