News Briefs

Suit up for Wonder Women Panel

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Office of Career Development is hosting a Wonder Women Panel featuring women leaders in different fields on March 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Performing and Visual Arts Wing of the Don Taft University Center, room 309. The panelists include Shawna Cartwright, group director and head of transformation in information technology at Ryder, Peggy Meyers, senior vice president of World Fuel Services, Allison Rand, an ophthalmologist with the Rand Eye Institute, Tracy West Hernandez, vice president of product marketing at Kasaya Software, and Taryn Powell Aguas, principal of cyber-risk services at Deloitte. To RSVP for the panel, go to More information on the panelists is available at

Former Israeli ambassador to US to speak on campus

Daniel Ayalon, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., will give a talk titled “Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S.-Israel Partnership in a Rapidly Changing Middle East” on March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Ayalon also serves as the president of a private firm that advises governments and international corporations, the founder of The Truth about Israel, a non-profit organization that educates the public about Israeli affairs, and is a former member of the Israeli Parliament and deputy minister of foreign affairs for the State of Israel. The event is open to the public, and free tickets are available in the Farquhar Honors College dean’s office on the second floor of the Mailman-Hollywood building. There is a limit of two tickets per person. For more information about the event, email or call 954-262-8236.

Nominations for President’s 64 close March 24

Nominations for the President’s 64, a group of 64 students that advise the president and act as representatives for NSU, will close on March 25 at 5 p.m. In order to become one of the President’s 64, a student must be in good academic standing with the university and have a GPA of 2.5, be currently enrolled as a professional, graduate or undergraduate student, and be involved in their academic communities. NSU staff and faculty members can nominate students by sending a letter of recommendation to or by completing the nomination form available at For more information, email or visit

“Cult of Personality” art exhibit on display

“Cult of Personality: The Art of Christian Holstad,” will be on display from March 18 to May 28 in the Alvin Sherman Library Cotilla Gallery. This exhibit is the third in a series of exhibitions curated by the de la Cruz Collection. Holstad’s work often features handmade objects, fabrics and crafts and is reminiscent of U.S. history and culture. Admission to the exhibition is free, and the gallery is open to the public. For more information about the exhibit, contact Nora Quinlan at or 954-262-4613.

Super Smash for service

To fund an upcoming Sharks and Service (SAS) trip to Jamaica, SAS is hosting a Super Smash Bros. tournament in the Student Affairs Building commuter lounge on March 24 from 6-10 p.m. The event costs $15 for a tournament entry, food and shirt, $10 for just food and a shirt and $5 for just food. To sign up, visit the SAS page on OrgSync.

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