News Briefs, Feb. 12, 2019

TEDx returns to NSU

TEDXNSU has been announced to return this year. TEDxNSU offers “ideas worth sharing” and engaging discussion on a variety of topics. The event will take place on March 16 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Performance Theatre in the Don Taft University Center. The students will students and professor from NSU. According to an NSU press release, “thought-provoking events like TEDxNSU support the college’s aim to encourage intellectual exploration and the sharing of ideas amongst students, faculty and staff, and members of the local community. TEDxNSU expands this reach to a global audience with videos of the lectures available on YouTube.

Alvin Sherman Library to host StoryFest

“We are excited to once again host this family-focused event to benefit the local community,” said Jim Hutchens, vice president of information services at NSU, in an NSU press release. “Caregivers and children will have the opportunity to read, explore, and learn, while also spending quality time together.” The theme of this year’s event will be Island Tales, and it is meant to highlight South Florida’s cultural diversity through music and stories. StoryFest will be held March 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halmos faculty member appointed as federal fisheries advisor

Dr. David Kerstetter, a faculty member at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, was recently appointed as a Technical Advisor to the United States International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Advisory Committee (IAC). The ICCAT “oversees the conservation and management of a variety of Atlantic marine species, including tunas, swordfish, marlin and sharks, and adopts measures to minimize bycatch of turtles and seabirds associated with these fisheries,” according to an NSU press release.

NSU law student crowned Miss Miami

Heather Lee O’Keefe, a student at the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, was crowned Miss Miami 2019. This pageant was held on Jan. 26 at Coral Spring Charter School. With this win, O’Keefe is now a candidate for Miss Florida. All pageant contestants are required to have a platform that they advocate for. Through this, O’Keefe advocates for the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida.

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