News Briefs, Oct. 9, 2018

NSU graduate student earns spot in Florida Blue Health Innovation Competition finals

Graduate student Fiorella Marquez beat out students from across the state and earned a spot in the Florida Blue Health Innovation Competition finals.The competition involves students coming up with a solution to affected people with certain conditions. Marquez achieved her spot with a mental health management mobile application she helped create to provide users with tools and information about mental illness management techniques and coping skills. She teamed up with Michelle Velez from Florida International University to create the application. Marquez is the only student at Nova Southeastern University selected to one of 12 teams that will compete in the finals at GuideWell Innovation Center in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City on Oct. 10.

Make a Difference Day 2018 aims to keep the ocean and beaches clean

The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement will hold this event on Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants have the opportunity to snorkel, scuba and to clean the beaches. Students who participate in scuba must be scuba certified. Free lunch and transportation will be provided. For more information, visit

Off Campus Housing Fair to take place Oct. 23

The Office of Residential Life and Housing will hold an Off-Campus Housing Fair on Oct. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UC Spine. Students will learn about off campus housing opportunities. Several representatives of rental communities and properties from the Broward County will be present. For more information, email Ryan Oakner, Graduate Assistant of Housing Operations at

Alcohol awareness event to show students the cause and effect of drinking and driving

NSU RecWell Wellness Team, NSU Campus Life, and NSU ResLife are teaming up to host an alcohol awareness event Oct. 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Flight Deck backyard. Students will learn more about alcohol awareness and the risks and dangers of driving under the influence. Students will have the opportunity to run an obstacle course while wearing beer goggles. There will be free food and giveaways. For more information, email

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