News Briefs – October 29,2019

Veterans week

From Nov. 9-15, the Veterans Resource Center will host a Veterans week at NSU. Each event throughout the week will be a form of recognition and celebration of the veterans who have served our country. Some of the week’s events will include a veterans charity 5k, the NSU veterans appreciation homecoming basketball game, a veteran luncheon anda speaker series. The full itinerary and list of events can be found on NSU’s website. For more information, contact


Annual “Anything That Floats” raft races

On Nov. 5, NSU will host the annual “Anything That Floats” Raft Races from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Gold Circle Lake. As a tradition of NSU’s homecoming week, student clubs and organizations will compete using homemade rafts for cash prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500. The awarded money will go directly to the winning team to benefit their respective organization. The registration deadline is Nov. 1, and students can register online at For more information, students can contact Tec Clark at


2019 BLSA panel

On Nov. 15, the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) will host a panel discussion based on one of New York’s most infamous cases, the Central Park Five Jogger case. Earlier this year, a drama mini-series was released, sparking nationwide interest in the details of the case in which five innocent young men spent years fighting their wrongful convictions. The panel presentation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. in the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Large Lecture Room 200 and will focus on the case from a legal perspective. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the case and see how the trial process is applicable to our justice system today. Students can register online or contact Jordana Rostant Nunes at for questions or additional information.


10th Annual Broward County Out of the Darkness Community Walk

On Nov. 10, the 10th Annual Broward County Out of the Darkness Community Walk will take place on NSU’s main campus. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K will start at 9 a.m. The event is co-sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Awareness and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. The walk will begin and end at Fellows Way, the area between the Carl DeSantis Building and the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center. To register or donate visit

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