News Briefs – January 7,2020

Winter Involvement Fair

NSU’s winter Week of Welcome event for the 2020 academic year is this upcoming week and concludes on Jan. 12. The winter Week of Welcome mirrors the fall version, but with all new events, fairs and activities occurring throughout the week. Whether you are a new student or a returnee, there are events for everyone. Some notable events include the Get the Scoop with SGA held by the Undergraduate Student Government Association in the Don Taft University Center Spine at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 8, as well as the Winter Involvement Fair in the Don Taft University Center on Jan. 10 at 11:30 a.m. Additionally, there will be basketball games, S.O.S trips and Friday Night Flights happening during this semester’s Week of Welcome. Students can find the full list of events online at


Chinese New Year at NSU

The Alvin Sherman Library will hold its Annual Chinese New Year on Jan. 19 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Performance Theatre in the Don Taft University Center. The celebration will be highlighted by song, dance and music from the Chinese Performing Arts Group of South Florida. The 24 member group is well known throughout the South Florida area and are sharing their performance with NSU this Chinese New Year. The event is free to the public and on a first come, first-served basis with limited seating. 


Library writing workshops

Every Saturday starting on Jan. 11 and running through Feb. 2, there will be writing workshops held in room 4009 of the Alvin Sherman Library. The workshops will be from 2 – 3:30 p.m. and feature varying topics in writing with a diverse cast of presenters. Such topics include Understanding Point of View with Victoria Landis on Jan. 11, which is an interactive workshop to enhance characters and point of view in attendees’ writing. Anyone interested in attending the workshops can find out more online, as well as RSVP at


Golf in the library

The Alvin Sherman Library will be holding an event featuring a miniature golf course inside the library. The 18-hole course will have a theme featuring children’s classic books, including but not limited to books like Harry Potter, Oz the Great & Powerful and even Jumanji. The event takes place on Jan 10. from 4 – 8 p.m. and will cost attendees $5 admission. NSU faculty, staff and students interested in attending should RSVP online at the Alvin Sherman Library website. 

Photo: C. Ibale

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