News Briefs for March 8, 2016

Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship will host Sustainability 101

The H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship will collaborate with Broward County to host Sustainability 101, a series of events on addressing global climate change locally. The first event will be from noon to 1 p.m. on March 8 in the Carl DeSantis Building, Room 3049. This event will focus on the importance of implementing natural elements, such as trees, local biodiversity and parks, into the community, and it will feature Jessica Brumley, interim vice president of Facilities Management, and Dion Taylor, the owner of ENO Consulting Group, as guest speakers. Lunch will be provided. To register, visit, or email

‘Brave the Shave’ with the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Pediatrics Club

To raise awareness of childhood cancer, the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Pediatrics Club will host a “Brave the Shave” St. Baldrick’s event on March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center. Participants are invited to either shave their heads to raise childhood cancer awareness or donate 8 inches of hair to current cancer patients. Participants will receive free food and beverages. For more information, visit the event’s page at, or contact Pediatrics Club President Ashley Van Putten at

See discounted performances
Broward Center for the Performing Arts is offering discounted tickets for NSU students and their guests. “Kinky Boots” will be discounted until March 10, “Dirty Dancing” will be discounted from April 12 to April 21, and “Beauty and the Beast” will be discounted from June 15 to June 19. To purchase tickets, visit, select the desired show, and enter promotional code NOVAST. For questions, or for help buying tickets, call the Broward Center Group Sales at 954-660-6307, or email

Get ready to explore your career
The Office of Career Development will host a Career Expo on March 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center Arena. Students are required to dress professionally, or, if they are in medical school, to wear their scrubs. They are also encouraged to bring their resumes. For more information, visit, or call 954-262-7266.

Take a dive with Scuba Crew
The Scuba Club has three upcoming diving trips. There will be a beach dive at Dania Beach on March 12, a two-tank night dive in Ft. Lauderdale on March 26 and another beach dive at Dania Beach on April 3. For more information, contact Tec Clark, associate director for aquatics and scuba diving, at or 954-262-7042, or visit

Director appointed at Puerto Rico campus
President George Hanbury appointed Vanessa Blanco, former assistant director at the Miami campus, to serve as director of NSU’s regional campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Blanco, originally from San Juan, has worked with universities in Florida and Puerto Rico regarding recruitment, financial aid, admissions and more. Hanbury said that her work with universities, high schools and businesses will help her be successful.

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