17th Annual NSU CommunityFest, Feb. 8

It’s that time of year again!

Join us for NSU’s 17th Annual CommunityFest on February 8, 2020 from noon to 4:00 p.m. With an average of 5000+ participants each year, CommunityFest celebrates and connects NSU students, employees, and their families through a carnival-like atmosphere around Gold Circle Lake, located on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale campus.

NSU CommunityFest was initiated and developed in 2003 by Michelle Manley, Ph.D., an NSU student who wanted to bring the university community together and build school spirit. While this is a student-initiated event, CommunityFest involves the collaboration of NSU staff and students, as well as community businesses and organizations. It is a great way to gain exposure for your college, department, student organizations, or business.

For more information on the event or how you can get involved, we encourage you to check out the information below.

Where and When:
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Gold Circle Lake

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We hope to see you there!

www.nova.edu/campuslife/communityfest

 

NSU to Host the Qualitative Report 11th Annual Conference “Contemporary Qualitative Research”- Registration Now Open

Nova Southeastern University will be hosting The Qualitative Report 11th Annual Conference at Davie Campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from January 14 through 17, 2020. General registration for the TQR 11th Annual Conference is open.
For detailed information on registration click the below:

Registration Now Open
Official Conference Website
Pre-Conference Workshop

Conference Theme

Contemporary qualitative research is a diverse world of varied perspectives, designs, methods, products and purposes. We have descriptive, interpretive, scientific, artistic, critical, collaborative, participatory, indigenous, and provocative approaches to name just a few of the ways qualitative researchers conceptualize, conduct, and communicate their work. Qualitative research is now an international phenomena practiced by more people in more disciplines and professions than ever before.

Technological advancements also make qualitative research today a quickly evolving craft. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, recording apps and equipment, voice-recognition and translation software, computer-assisted qualitative data analysis programs, and augmented reality present today’s researchers with new and interesting ways to carry out their work faster and more efficiently and to consider emerging multi-dimensional ways to generate, collect and analyze data. Innovations in communication too present new options how we present and publish our work and receive feedback from our audiences.

What we teach and how we learn qualitative research today also reflect this wonderful diversity. It can be challenging to manage this variety in a curriculum, so today’s teachers and students are learning and instructing via emerging alternative and complementary means and media. Inside and outside the academy, formally and informally qualitative research education and training has never been so wide-ranging.

Teaching and Learning Qualitative Research Track

At the 11th Annual TQR Conference, we will also feature a Teaching and Learning Qualitative Research Track of paper presentations, panels, and workshops throughout the three-day event. We have invited folks to share their lessons learned from practicing, teaching, and writing qualitative research: How do you teach qualitative research? What exercises work well in helping your students master these skills? What learning technologies do you use? How should qualitative research degrees, certificate, curricula, and courses be organized to maximize effective learning?  What innovations did you create to help you complete your first qualitative project? We want to hear these reflexive tales in your proposed papers, panels, and workshops so we all can learn lessons learned of qualitative research.

Pre-Conference Workshop

An Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis: A Three-Hour Workshop by Johnny Saldaña.

Johnny Saldaña, Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University-Tempe, facilitates a participatory workshop on “An Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis.” The purpose of the workshop is to survey how narrative data can be inductively analyzed through different methods from the canon of qualitative inquiry heuristics.

Three approaches to the analysis of interview and survey data will be demonstrated, and participants will explore each of these methods with authentic data sets. The first is coding and categorizing the story of a man with depression and anxiety. The second is thematic analysis of a teacher’s narrative about her relationship with students. And the third is the development of assertions about a woman recounting her troubled adolescence. Additional workshop topics include constructing diagrams and matrices, analytic memos, and analytic writing.

The workshop content and participatory exercises are designed to provide participants with a sampling of analytic approaches to non-numeric data. These approaches can be utilized with written and oral empirical materials for research, practice, and professional development. The workshop is targeted to graduate students and novices to qualitative research.

Please see the links at the top to visit our official website where you may register for the conference and workshop.

As always, please let us know your questions and comments by sending us your emails to tqr@nova.edu, posting to our Facebook page, or by tweeting us!

Free Workshop Focuses on Mindfulness for First Responders, Dec. 14

NSU will host the free workshop “Mindfulness-Based Self-Care for First Responders and the Healing and Helping Professions” on Dec. 14.

The workshop, which includes lunch, will take place from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Carl DeSantis Building at the Fort Lauderdale-Davie Campus. The workshop is co-sponsored by the College of Psychology and the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice.

“The workshop will help leaders to understand more about the implementation of mindfulness and how the organization can benefit from it,” said one of the workshop’s facilitators, Associate Professor James Pann, Ph.D., of the College of Education.

The workshop will highlight the need for first responders and people in the helping professions to practice self-care and prevent burnout. Facilitators will discuss practices that attendees can incorporate into their daily lives. Topics include:

● “The Science of Mindfulness for Self-Care”

● “Mindfulness for Self-Care: An Everyday Practice for the Helping and Healing Professions”

● “Tactical Mindfulness for First Responders”

To register for the event, visit www.bit.ly/event19mm.

Veterans Week, Starts Nov. 16

The Veterans Resource Center presents Veterans Week, November 9 through the November 16. Each event will be a form of recognition and celebration of our Veterans who have served our country.

November 9, 2019
11:00 a.m.―Veterans Charity 5k, Tarpon River Brewery
7:00 p.m. ―NSU Veterans Appreciation Homecoming Basketball Game

November 10, 2019 
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Broward County’s Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk, Fellows Way

November 11, 2019 – Veterans Day 

8:00 a.m. ―Veterans Breakfast, Faculty Club, RSVP at VRC@nova.edu
Noon―Veterans Appreciation Lunch, Flight Deck

November 12, 2019
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Student United for Returning Veterans Letter Writing and Care Package Collection, Don Taft University Center, Spine 

November 13, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Top Gun Volleyball Tournament and Cookout, Sand Volleyball Courts, FFV Pavilion

November 14, 2019  
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ―Speaker Series: Women Veteran Alliance of Broward County, Rosenthal Student Center, Room 218

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ―Mock Interview/Networking Event, Carl DeSantis Building, RSVP at VRC@nova.edu

November 16, 2019
S.O.S. and The Mission Continues Service Trip

View our Veterans Week slideshow here. (hyperlinked to: https://sway.office.com/EJWLdsd1ftyVpGdE?ref=Link&loc=play)

For more information, contact vrc@nova.edu or call (954) 262-FLAG.

Join us for a 1 Hour Webinar: The Magical Force of Major Gift Donors

Nova Southeastern University recently partnered with The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy (SIP) to help nonprofits in South Florida significantly increase their fundraising capabilities and impact through a proven, contemporary curriculum curated by SIP.

This curriculum includes a monthly 1-hour webinar series focused on a variety of topics related to nonprofit administration, fundraising, and development. Best of all, participants are invited to attend these CFRE-credit-bearing webinars at no cost!

Attached is a flyer for this month’s online webinar titled “The Magical Force of Major Gift Donors” as well as a 2019 Webinar Schedule outlining future webinar dates and topics.

Click here to sign-up and enter to win a brand new laptop! – (Details Below)

Laptop Giveaway Details:

  • The Sanford Institute at NSU will be giving away a free 14” HP Laptop Bundle to one lucky NSU viewer each month until the end of 2019, for a total of 4 winners!
  • To enter the giveaway, simply sign up for the monthly webinars as follows:
    • Nova Southeastern University for “Organization
    • Student, Faculty, or Staff Position for “Job Title
    • Nova Southeastern University for “How Did You Hear About This Webinar?
  • The Sanford Institute at NSU will pick a winner each month by randomizing the list of VIEWERS (not sign-ups).
    • Winners must pick up the laptop bundle on-campus in the Desantis Building.
    • Winners will be announced via email and contacted directly.

For more information about the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, visit https://www.sanfordinstituteofphilanthropy.org/about/

I invite you all to ask any questions you may have related to the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and I encourage each of you to forward this email or my contact to anyone who may be interested in attending SIP’s free monthly webinar series.

Second Week of Grand Openings for Razor’s Edge Shark Cage Student Businesses

Are you ready for a new swimming suit? You can wear it to the beach after classes finish for the day and take along some great recreational gear. Do you need some finishing touches to make your dorm room just right? Are your shoes looking a bit worn? Visit the new Razor’s Edge Shark Cage on the first level of Mako Hall and celebrate four more Grand Openings of student-run businesses owned and operated by Rockefeller Class of 2021 Razor’s Edge Shark Cage Scholars Program students on Wednesday, September 18.  This is an enormous accomplishment for these students, and we would like to invite you to visit and enjoy some of their great new products and services offered by the students. Cash or credit cards are accepted. All these businesses located in the Shark Cage on the ground floor of Mako Hall.

Grand Opening Events:

Captain Nova (Swim wear, t-shirts, and hoodies), Wednesday, September 18 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm

  • Location: Shark Cage, 1st floor, Mako Hall
  • Operating Hours: Monday’s and Wednesday’s, 12:00 – 3:00 pm and Tuesday’s, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Looking for durable, comfortable, and fashionable swim wear? Stop by Captain Nova for quality items and help positively impact South Florida coastal conservation with your purchase.

Comfy-fi (Dorm room design services), Wednesday, September 18 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

  • Location: Shark Cage, 1st floor, Mako Hall
  • Operating Hours: Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Do you want to turn your dorm room from an ordinary space into an extraordinary space? Stop by Comfy-fi to take your dorm room and living space to the next level.

R3 (Recreational and Relaxing Rentals), Wednesday, September 18 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Location: Shark Cage, 1st floor, Mako Hall
  • Operating Hours: Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Do you want to enjoy the South Florida sunshine with the essentials for a pleasant day at a fraction of the cost? Stop by R3 for quality recreational and relaxing beach rentals at affordable prices.

Ravi’s Royal Tea, Wednesday, September 18 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Location: Shark Cage, 1st floor, Mako Hall LOGO
  • Operating Hours: Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and Tuesday’s from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Ready to take a break and have a refreshing cup of hot tea or a tall glass of iced tea? Take a break from your schedule and relax for a few minutes at Ravi’s Royal Tea.

Captain Nova

Captain Nova provides high-quality apparel including hats, t-shirts, hoodies, and swim bikinis (made in America) in a variety of four colors. Captain Nova supports the movement away from using plastic straws, and the mission is to positively impact South Florida coastal conservation. Captain Nova is donating some of its profits to the Marine Environmental Education Center. Grand Opening on Wednesday, September 18 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.

Captain Nova owned and operated by Rebecca (Becca) Flack, a junior from Sherborne, United Kingdom, majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Entrepreneurship. Becca looks forward to introducing you to her variety of comfortable, durable, and fashionable clothing. Regular hours of operation are Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 12:00 – 3:00 pm and Tuesday’s from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Comfy-fi

Comfy-fi is a dorm décor kiosk catered to college students living on campus. Let Comfy-fi create a customized, efficient space designed around your lifestyle. Comfy-fi is convenient, affordable, and provides world-class service and attention to detail, specializing in décor, accessories, games, technology and more! Custom orders are also available. See how Comfy-fi can enhance your living space at the Grand Opening on Wednesday, September 18 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Comfi-fi owned and operated by Krystian Dear, a junior from Montego Bay, Jamaica, majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Entrepreneurship.  Krystian invites you to explore the variety of products and services he offers to make your dorm room your home away from home, catered to your individual needs. Regular hours of operation are Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Fridays from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.

R3 (Recreational and Relaxing Rentals)

Whether you are heading to the beach or trying to find a quiet spot on campus to study or relax, you should stop in at R3 to get essential items that you will not have to store in your room.  R3 rents beach towels, goggle and snorkel sets, coolers, body boards, and more.  Grand Opening on Wednesday, September 4 from 11:00 – 2:00 pm.

R3 owned and operated by Rachael Nelson, a junior from Rochester, New York, majoring in Computer Information Technology and minoring in Entrepreneurship.  Rachael is also a NSU volleyball player.  Rachael encourages you to take advantage of her daily or hourly pricing on all types of beach rental items so you do not need to find space to store things in your room.  Have fun in the sun, however, slather on the sunscreen.  Regular hours of operation are Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  R3 will operate in Fall 2019-Winter 2020.

Ravi’s Royal Tea

Ravi’s Royal Tea serves organic tea and non-GMO certified hot and iced tea for those who are not coffee drinkers and coffee drinkers who also enjoy a tea break. Enjoy a sweet treat with your tea crafted from the highest quality whole tea leaves, fruits, herbs and spices.  Take a break and come to the Grand Opening on Wednesday, September 18 from

Ravi’s Royal Tea owned and operated by Ravi Patel, a junior from Jacksonville, Florida, a Dual Admit Dental student majoring in Biology and minoring in Entrepreneurship. Ravi invites you to tea at his Grand Opening on Wednesday, September 18 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm. Regular hours of operation are Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and Tuesday’s from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Additional Shark Cage Businesses

 Each Razor’s Edge Shark Cage Scholars Program student opens an on-campus, student-run business in order to fulfill their scholarships. Each business aims to engage all members of the NSU community including students, faculty, and staff.  Students went through specifically designed courses to aid them in getting their businesses started. From making Shark Pitches and Shark Funding Pitches to faculty members and entrepreneurs, students gained confidence in starting their on-campus businesses.  These students are joining six returning Shark Cage student-run businesses from last year, Mako Me Fit (protein shakes), The Lemonade Stand, Shark MGT, Shark Market, Shark Vault, and Simple Servings as well as three Shark Cage businesses that opened last week, Mako Ice, Natural Bowl, and Shark Bait Candy Shop.  Watch your messages because there are an additional five Shark Cage student-run businesses opening between September 19-20 . We invite you to ENGAGE with them and support their businesses.

 

Grand Opening Celebration for Three Razor’s Edge Shark Cage Student Businesses

Ready to enjoy a delicious acai bowl, a snow cone, or pop some candy into your mouth while you are gearing up for fall semester?  Visit the new Razor’s Edge Shark Cage on the first level of Mako Hall for the Grand Openings of three new student-run businesses owned and operated by Rockefeller Class of 2021 Razor’s Edge Shark Cage Scholars Program students who will celebrate their Grand Openings from August 26-28.  This is an enormous accomplishment for these students and we would like to invite you to come and participate and enjoy some of their great new products and services. Cash or credit cards are accepted.

Each Razor’s Edge Shark Cage Scholars Program student opens an on-campus, student-run business in order to fulfill their scholarships. Each business aims to engage all members of the NSU community including students, faculty, and staff.  Students went through specifically designed courses to aid them in getting their businesses started. From making Shark Pitches and Shark Funding Pitches to faculty members and entrepreneurs, students gained confidence in starting their on-campus businesses. On August 26-28, we have three businesses from the Rockefeller Class opening their businesses and joining six returning Shark Cage student-run businesses from last year, Mako Me Fit (protein shakes), The Lemonade Stand, Shark MGT, Shark Market, Shark Vault, and Simple Servings.  Watch your messages because there are additional 10 Shark Cage student-run businesses opening between August 26 and September 5. We invite you to ENGAGE with them and support their businesses.

Grand Opening Events:

Natural Bowl, Monday, August 26 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Location: Shark Cage, 1st floor, Mako Hall
  • Operating Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00 am –1:00 pm
  • For a great start to the day, enjoy a delicious homemade acai bowl with a variety of toppings!

Shark Bait Candy Shop, Tuesday, August 27 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Location:  Shark Cage, 1st floor, Mako Hall
  • Operating Hours:  Tuesdays to Fridays from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Do you have a sweet tooth and no way to get to the store?  Candy, candy, candy!  All kinds of candy available on the Shark Bait candy cart!

Mako Ice, Monday, August 28 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • Location: Shark Cage, 1st floor, Mako Hall
  • Operating Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Have fun and enjoy a delicious treat to beat the heat!

Natural Bowl

You may think you are still dreaming when you stop in at Natural Bowl and start your day with a delicious acai bowl that looks like ice cream, kind of tastes like ice cream, and makes you feel good about going to class with this breakfast choice that will keep you feeling pleasantly full for hours.  Located in the Shark Cage on the ground floor of Mako Hall, come to the Grand Opening on Monday, August 26 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Natural Bowl, owned and operated by Anjali Gill, a junior from Westminster, Colorado, is a Dual Admit Osteopathic Medicine student majoring in Biology and minoring in Entrepreneurship.  Anjali encourages you to top off your acai bowl with a variety of different fruits and berries, nuts, and granola fixings of your choice.  A great way to start the day.  Regular hours of operation are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Natural Bowl will operate in Fall 2019-Winter 2020.

Shark Bait Candy Shop

Candy is dandy! When you buy candy, you are quite possibly buying a little bit of joy and thinking about past happy times and events.  Stop by Shark Bait Candy Shop, located in the Shark Cage on the ground floor of Mako Hall on Grand Opening day, Tuesday, August 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and see the countless selections, some classic, some old favorites, many varieties, colors, and of course, chocolate candy!

Shark Bait Candy Shop, owned and operated by Marcos Leite, a junior from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who is a Dual Admit MBA majoring in Business Management and minoring in Entrepreneurship.  Marcos has lollipops, ring pops, candy bars, gummy worms, Airheads, and so much more on his candy cart.  Regular hours of operations are Mondays to Thursdays from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Watch for Marcos around campus because he may be showing up with his cart at your building outside of his regular operating hours at Shark Cage in Mako Hall.  The Shark Bait Candy Shop will operate in Fall 2019-Winter 2020.

Mako Ice

Think of those great childhood memories when you enjoyed a delicious, refreshing snow cone.  Treat yourself and enjoy a classic snow cone at Mako Ice, located in the Shark Cage on the ground floor of Mako Hall on Grand Opening day, Wednesday, August 28 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Mako Ice, owned and operated by Max Broxterman, a junior from Cincinnati, Ohio, who is majoring in Finance and minoring in Entrepreneurship.  Max encourages you to take a well-deserved break and enjoy a few minutes of relaxation.  Regular hours of operation are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Mako Ice will operate in Fall 2019-Winter 2020.

For more information about this program, please contact:

Cheryl R. Babcock, CFE

Lecturer and Director

Razor’s Edge Shark Cage Scholars Program

Huizenga Business College

Nova Southeastern University

Phone number:  954-288-7435

Email:  babcockc@nova.edu

Nova Singers Holds Coral Summer Sing, Aug. 27

Come see what it’s like to sing with us and consider auditioning to become a member of Nova Singers! We will be singing some music planned for our 2019-2020 season. You’ll get a taste of what rehearsal is like and have the chance to meet fellow choristers. Auditions follow at noon. The summer sing will be held from 9:30 a.m. – noon at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 SE 15th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale.

To sign up for the Summer Sing, please go to our website, www.nova.edu/novasingers. You will find a short information form there to fill out. We look forward to singing with you! If you wish to audition and cannot make the summer sing, you are welcome to try out at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27 at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 1750 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. For more information or questions, please email novasingers@nova.edu.

Nova Singers is Nova Southeastern University’s premier community chorus. Now in their 43rd concert season, the all-volunteer choir includes approximately 140 members—ranging from NSU undergraduate students to senior members of the local community. Nova Singers serves as musical ambassadors for the university as they sing around the country and abroad. The choir’s previous performance destinations include Carnegie Hall and Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Nova Singers’ repertoire ranges from the classics and Broadway hits to modern composers’ original works.

NSU Alumni Sea Turtle Release at the Marine Environmental Education Center

NSU’s Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving hosted its annual Alumni Sea Turtle Release on August 8, 2019, at the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC).

NSU alumni, family and friends came to the Carpenter House on Hollywood Beach to enjoy an evening filled with educational green sea turtle, Captain and discussed turtle conservation and marine debris – later meeting small sea turtles.

Support the MEEC and their work protecting the turtles that nest in Broward County, CLICK HERE!

If you are an alum of NSU, please remember to follow us on all social media platforms @NSUALUMNI and look out for any upcoming alumni events.

For any alumni relations questions or concerns, please contact Raphael Walters, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at rwalters1@nova.edu or 954-262-2121

 

Free Health Screenings for Amputees, July 13

NSU’s Physical Therapy department in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences will be co-hosting a Mobility Fair on Saturday, July 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  This is a free event open to the public providing health screenings to individuals with amputations.  Featured topics include residual limb screening, mobility screening, adaptive equipment, advancements in prosthetic technology, and recreational therapy.  The event will take place in the Health Professions Division Building, 2nd Floor PT & OT Lab.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mobility-fair-2019-ampowering-outcomes-for-south-florida-tickets-62569985511

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