News Briefs, Mar. 13, 2018

Emergency response practice drill to be held March 14

NSU will conduct a multi-agency emergency response drill on March 14 in the University Park Plaza to test the university’s ability to respond to an emergency situation from 4 to 10 p.m. NSU will also practice its emergency alert system at 2 p.m.

NSU to hold support and debrief after Parkland Shooting

NSU will provide a safe space for students to process their emotions and debrief after the school shooting on Feb. 14 in Parkland. University psychologists will help facilitate the event from 5 to 7 p.m. in DeSantis 1048. For more information, contact Yanique Levy by emailing

NSU club swim team to hold fundraiser

The club swim team will host a swimathon on March 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 the NSU Aquatic Center in honor of Nicholas Dworet, a student and swimmer who was slain during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. All proceeds will go to the family of Dworet. Participants can be sponsored for 5, 10 or 25 cent increments. For more information, contact

Tampa Bay Regional Campus begins construction

NSU and the Patel Family Foundation began construction on the new 325,000-square-foot Tampa Bay Regional Campus in Clearwater, Fla. on March 7. When completed, this location will replace the existing Tampa Bay campus and include the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. This comes after the historic donation of $200 million by the Patel family in September.

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