News Briefs – October 8,2019

NSU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

This year, Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from Sept. 15 – Oct.. 15. NSU plans on celebrating by having Hispanic dining options every Friday at Shark Dining during this month. The Fischler College of Education will host a Hispanic Movie Day and Cultural Sharing on Sept. 25 in the Cotilla Gallery. On Sept. 26, 7 to 8 p.m. in the Cotilla Gallery, Circle of Friends and The Florida Humanities Council is sponsoring a “Vice of Miami during the 80’s” presentation by well-known author, Pedro Medina Leon. Students are encouraged to visit https://www.nova.edu/hispanicheritage/events.html to view all the special events NSU has planned for the month.

Alvin Sherman Library hosts All Write 2018 Writing Workshop

 On Oct. 6, NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library and the Mystery Writers of America, Florida Chapter will host a free workshop open to all ages, experience and writing genres to learn the fine points of creating saleable fiction. It will cover self-editing, point of view, dialogue and narrative and short story workshops presented by professional authors. This will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor in room 2053 in the Alvin Sherman Library. Seats are limited but spots can be reserved at lib.nova.edu/authors or by calling 954-262-5477.

NSU’s Native Narrows Wildflower Garden Receives an Award

The Native Narrows Wildflower Garden on the north side of the Alvin Sherman library quad, received the Broward County’s NatureScape Emerald Award. This award recognizes those who have created and maintained model Florida-friendly landscapes or completed exceptional projects. This was given for the use of 100 percent Florida native plants and the student involvement to maintain the garden and remove exotic species. This garden is guided by faculty member Paul Arena and the Nature Club. Students are welcome to visit this garden to explore the native species of Florida and admire its natural beauty.

NSU selects Rachel Fineberg as Assistant AD for Academic Services and Student-Athlete Support

On Sept. 17, Rachel Fineberg has been selected as the assistant athletic director for academic services and student-athlete support. She brings a decade of experience in student-athlete and academic support. She has spent the past three years at FAU as director of operations and player development for the men’s basketball program. Fineberg is an active member of The National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) and Women Leaders in College Sports (WLCS). 

Sourced: F. Romero

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