News Briefs, Oct. 10, 2017

NSU to host inaugural Sharks Employee Fest

NSU announced Oct. 3 that it will host its first Sharks Employee Fest for faculty and full-time employees. The event includes free food, free drinks and free games. The event is located at Gold Circle Lake and will take place on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

College of Psychology announces ADHD lecture

On Oct. 20, the College of Psychology will host Russell A. Barkley, clinical science practitioner and educator, for a presentation about ADHD. Barkley has published 23 books, rating scales and clinical manuals, as well as made appearances on “Good Morning America” and “60 Minutes.” The presentation will be from 5-8 p.m. followed by a meet and greet.

Health and wellness workshop coming Oct. 18

Marilyn Gordon, registered dietician and nutritionist, and the NSU Wellness team will host a workshop about making healthy meals in college on Oct. 18 from 12-1 p.m. in Commons 126. The event will focus on making Healthy Shark Approved meals with limited kitchen space. There is limited spacing for the event, so students should sign up at the RecWell front desk or contact for more information.  

Night Owl Study returns to HPD

Students who like to study late at night can now go to the HPD Assembly Building II Study Center, located between the HPD library and garage. This program is only available to students and they must show a valid NSU ID. The hours for the program are Sunday through Thursday 12-7 a.m., Friday 9 p.m. – 10 a.m., and Saturday 12-10 a.m.

National Writing Month Workshops kick off Oct. 21

In recognition of National Writing Month, the Alvin Sherman Library will host workshops by authors beginning on Oct. 21 with Victoria Landis’ “Show and Tell ends in third grade.” The event is from 2-3:30 p.m. RSVP at or call 954-262-5477.

Students can serve the community right on campus

Students can earn service hours at the “Crafternoon: Stitch it Forward with Head Huggers” SLCE event on Oct. 13 in the Alvin Sherman Library, room 1017 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participants will knit or crochet soft caps for people who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. No experience is necessary to attend the event. Students can find more information on SLCE’s Orgsync page.

Students to tour Great HealthWorks

The Office of Career Development is hosting a site visit to Great HealthWorks, a health supplement company, on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Transportation and lunch will be provided to those who attend. To register for the visit go to

NY Times Reporter and Author Gina Kolata coming to NSU

As part of NSU’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Gina Kolata will speak at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on Oct. 18 at Kolata is an acclaimed writer for the New York Time’s and has been a Pulitzer finalist twice. Her reports on science and medicine have influenced social policy. Attendance is free but students must pick up tickets at Farquhar Honors College Office of the Dean in the Mailman-Hollywood Building, which will be available Oct. 9. For more information 954-262-8236.

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