Sharks on the Scene: Making every weekend your best weekend

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The Office of Special Events and Projects introduced its newest program, Sharks on the Scene, offering students exclusive discounted tickets with free transportation to popular events in South Florida.

The tickets are only available to NSU students on a first come, first served basis. All attendees must ride in the transportation provided by S.O.S. events.

The office decided to offer this program because it provides more options for students on the weekend, said Director of Student Activities Andrea Kovachy.

“We thought this would be a great way to showcase South Florida, provide students with a unique experience and get them connected with fellow Sharks,” said Kovachy. “We have also extended our partnership to Campus Recreation in order to offer adventure trips for our Sharks.”

Kovachy said students should be excited for this new program.

“Through this program, students will have the ability to explore South Florida and take advantage of what is here; hopefully they will also meet other members of our NSU community during their trip,” said Kovachy.

Graduate Assistant for Special Events and Projects Lorena Cabrera said the Sharks on the Scene will unite NSU’s student population.

“This program will allow students to intermingle and meet new people while having fun and exploring the great things that South Florida has to offer,” she said “And what better way to do this than with fellow Sharks?”

International student Logan Schamber freshman biology major said he thinks the new program is a great idea.

“It gives students, especially international students, an opportunity to explore places in Florida outside of Fort Lauderdale and allows students to go to sporting events,” he said. “Basketball is one of my favorite sports and I’ve only been to one game my entire life, so being able to get Heat tickets at a cheaper price is great.”

S.O.S. upcoming events will be announced through email, posters, flyers, social media and word of mouth.

The upcoming events for this month include Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks basketball game on Jan. 30 at the American Airlines Arena. Tickets for this game went on sale on Jan. 26 at noon for $25. Other events include an EcoAdventure Bike Tour, in conjunction with Campus Recreation Outdoor Adventures, on Jan. 31 at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne. Tickets are $14 and includes lunch, cost of tour, bike and helmet rental.

“We are hoping students will appreciate what the area has to offer in terms of theater, art, adventure and sporting events,” said Kovachy.

Schamber said it’s important for NSU to take notice of everyone on campus and be able to cater to people that have cars, as well as those who do not.

“I’ve been in situations where I was unable to attend events because they were located off campus and I could not find a ride or I did not want to hassle other people to drive me there,” he said. “So it is great to know that NSU is willing to offer transportation to these events so that no one is left out and everyone is able to go.”

All tickets will be sold in the Office of Student Activities, located in the Don Taft University Center. Phone, email orders, or ticket reservations are not allowed.

For more information on any of these trips,  contact the Office of Special Events and Projects at 954- 262-7494 or specialp r ojects@no va.edu.

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