Volume 25 Orientation Issue Part B

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Guide for new NSU students

Get cap & gown for GRADUATION



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Navigating the Shark life:

a brief campus guide

By: Saily Regueiro NSU’s main campus is designed to be convenient for all students but, since it’s so large, it can be difficult to know which building to visit for which reasons. We hope this will serve as a helpful guide to ins and outs of the campus’s most popular buildings. Don Taft University Center (aka “The UC”) The Don Taft University Center is the heart of student life outside of classrooms. Cheer on the Sharks in the arena or experience musical performances, comedy shows, and art exhibitions arranged by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences’ Performing and Visual Arts Department in the Black Box Theatre and the Performance Theatre. The UC pit, next to the food court, is popular for student events, as is the adjacent Spine, which hosts biweekly activity fairs, called SEA Thursdays. The state-of-the-art gym and Recreational Complex, aka the RecPlex, offers fitness classes, exercise equipment, basketball courts and an outdoor pool open year-round. You can also grab a tasty meal from the food court or hang out with friends in the newly renovated Flight Deck Pub. Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center (simply called “the library”) The Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center is NSU’s main library. Because of a partnership with the Broward County Board of Commissioners, people who live, work or go to school in Broward County as well as NSU students, faculty and staff, can access the library’s extensive academic resources. Besides a vast selection of books, the library also carries audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and video games. Library patrons can also barrow laptops and reserve study rooms, in addition to attending special events and exhibits in the Cotilla Gallery on the second floor. The first floor features computer labs and the West End Deli, which sells sandwiches, salads and other deli items. The Leo Goodwin, Sr. Hall (usually just called “Leo Goodwin” or “The Law School,” not to be confused with Goodwin Residence Hall) This building is home to The Shepard Broad Law Center, NSU’s graduate school for aspiring lawyers and other students working toward a legal career. This building also houses the Office of Law Career Services, the Law Center Library, two mock courtrooms and the Supreme Court Café, a takeout venue that sells salads, sandwiches, parfaits, snacks and beverages.

Rosenthal Student Center (often called “Rosenthal”) The Rosenthal Student Center is located on the east side of the Don Taft University Center, near the Shark Fountain. On the first floor, you can find Radio X, NSU’s student-run radio station, the Office of Orientation and the Student Affairs deans’ offices. The building also houses the Poster Printing Office, the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, the Special Events and Projects Office, the Student Organization Resource Center, the Nova Student Veterans Association and the Office of Student Disability Services.

Parker Building (most students just call it “Parker”) The Parker Building houses classrooms and labs for students in all academic divisions of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The office of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences is on the second floor, and the Division of Humanities and Math, Science and Technology office is on the third floor. Maltz Psychology Building (aka “Maltz”) The Maltz Psychology Building houses offices, classrooms and teaching facilities for the Center for Psychological Studies and the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Maltz also offers clinical services to the public through the Center for Psychological Services, the Family Therapy Clinic and Community Resolution Services.

The Mailman-Hollywood Building (often just called “Mailman”) The Mailman-Hollywood Building houses the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences’ Office of the Dean, as well as faculty offices for the Division of Math, Science, and Technology; and Digital Media Production, part of the Office of Innovation and Information Technology.

Horvitz Administration Building (typically nicknamed “Horvitz” or “The One-Stop Shop”) The Horvitz Administration Building is the academic information center of the university. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is on the first floor and the Office of Academic Advising is on the second. The One-Stop Shop, located on the first floor, is the walk-up area that assists students with financial aid, registration, enrollment, verification, billing, transcripts and parking decals. This building is also home to Career Development, Transfer and Evaluation Services and Student Employment Services, all located on the first floor. The Office of the President is located on the second floor, along with the President’s Board Room and Dining Room.

Carl DeSantis Building (aka “the business school”) The automatic doors of the Carl DeSantis Building lead into the spacious atrium of this building, which is home to the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, the Huizenga Sales Institute and the Office of Career Development’s satellite office. You can also grab a bite at Monty’s Café, home of Einstein Bros Bagels, on the first floor.

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Sink your teeth into NSU traditions


By: Keren Moros

The dates listed below are currently scheduled for the 2014-2015 school year but are subject to change. Week of Welcome Date: Aug. 23 to Sept. 1 Known as WoW, this event welcomes new and returning students back to school with events and fun. One event is Convocation, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences’ and the Office of Orientation and Commuter Involvement, which starts off the new school year with speeches from a faculty member and a well-known author. Other events include the Welcome Back Barbeque for residential students from the Office of Residential Life and Housing and the Labor Day Pool Party, hosted by the Student Event and Activities Board. Sharkapalooza Date: Aug. 29 Going to Sharkapalooza, part of WoW, is the perfect way to dive into all NSU has to offer. Student organizations and administrative offices set up booths where they offer prizes and giveaways and tell students about their services. And, of course, there is plenty of free food, fun prizes and performances.

CommunityFest Date: Feb. 7, 2015 Since 2004, CommunityFest has been bringing NSU and the community together for a day of fun for the entire family. Held at Gold Circle Lake, the event features free food, entertainment, paddle boat rides, bounce houses, live music and prizes from student organizations and local businesses. The event is open to the entire NSU community, their families and the public.

NSU’s Got Talent Date: March 20 NSU’s version of “America’s Got Talent” features acts from students representing student organizations, including musical performances, dances, comedy acts and more. A panel of judges determines which performers win first, second and third place, and performers who place win money for their organizations.

Homecoming Date: Nov. 8 through Nov. 14 During Homecoming week, the NSU community shows off its Shark pride in a celebration culminating in an exciting Sharks basketball game. Homecoming has its own traditions such as the all-male beauty pageant Flight Deck Follies and the Anything That Floats Raft Races in which students construct their own rafts and race around Gold Circle Lake. Other traditions include a pep rally, a tailgate, the annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions 5K and Carnival, which benefits Special Olympics Broward County, and the Homecoming Bash, a dance held off-campus.

S.E.A Thursday Date: Starting Sept. 4 and continuing every other Thursday At SEA Thursday, hosted by the Student Events and Activities Board, students can learn more about student organizations and community businesses that serve students in the spine of the Don Taft University Center. Some SEA Thursdays may have special themes, and the event includes free food and activities.

The Student Life Achievement Awards Date: April 14 These awards, commonly known as the STUEYS, are NSU’s version of the Oscars. The blue carpet is rolled out for the nominees, who dress in their finest to be recognized for contributing to the NSU community. Awards include Professor of the Year, Student of the Year, Staff Member of the Year and more. Every NSU student, staff and faculty member can be nominated.

Distinguished Speakers Series Date: To be announced Hosted by the Farquhar College, this series brings leaders to campus to speak about their experiences and they connect with the college’s academic theme. The series is free for students, though tickets are required for admission. Past speakers include genomic researcher J. Craig Ventor, author Rebecca Skloot and playwright Edward Albee.

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By: Saily Regueiro, The Current features editor and Radio X DJ & Alex Gruber, SUTV assistant station manager

The Current:

The Current, NSU’s student-run newspaper, aims to provide the NSU community with unbiased, honest reporting on important issue, events and popular topics that happen every day. Weekly issues are distributed every Tuesday, during the fall and winter semesters, to newsstands all around main campus and at the regional campuses. It is also published online at nsucurrent. nova.edu.

The staff and contributing writers conduct interviews with student, staff, faculty and local community members to craft articles on news, features, sports, arts and entertainment and opinions. We are always looking for new student to contribute their talents to The Current through writing, photography or graphic design. Tell us what you’re passionate about and our editors will help you develop a story for our readers to enjoy. The Current not only supplies interesting stories but also strives to create a dialogue among students, faculty and staff that will help the university continue to grow and will keep all members of the NSU community learning inside and outside of the classroom. The Current hold weekly meetings every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in room 104 of the Student Affairs building. For more information on how to become part of the team, stop by The Current’s office in Room 305 of the Student Affairs Building, attend a meeting, give us a call at 954-262-8455, follow us on twitter.com/TheCurrentNSU, and like our Facebook page by searching The Current on Facebook.

Sharks United Television:

Sharks United Television (nicknamed SUTV) is NSU’s student-run TV station, bringing you the latest in NSU events, student-centered programming and a great selection of movies, airing in the residence halls on Channel 96 and online. Students choose a new set of movies to air each month, ranging from the hottest new releases to older movies. Plus, at the end of the month, the movies get moved to our on-demand site, where you can watch them again on your computer anywhere on campus NSU’s campuses. To watch movies on demand, just log in to SharkLink, click the Community tab and click “Watch SUTV Now.” Our goal is to showcase all the awesome stuff that happens around campus. We film a lot of great events throughout the school year, so be on the lookout for our camera crews. Then tune in nightly to catch up on all the action. You never know who you might see on TV. On top of that, we work closely with clubs, organizations and even local vendors to create promotional videos. If you or anyone you know wants to help promote themselves or an event, get in contact with us and we’ll put something together for you.

Radio X:

Radio X is NSU’s student-run radio station, offering a wide variety of shows live on 88.5 FM every night from 6 p.m. to midnight and reaching Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. Each night, Radio X showcases a variety of music including rock,

We are always looking for students to join the SUTV team. Whether you want to be in front of the camera or behind it, SUTV will give you hands-on training in editing, filming and script writing — no prior experience necessary. SUTV holds its weekly meetings every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Affairs Building, Room 104. For more information on how to join the team, stop by Room 307, also in the Student Affairs Building, call 954-262-2602, or email sharktv@ nova.edu. You can also follow us at twitter.com/Channel96SUTV or like us at facebook. com/Channel96SUTV.

alternative, indie, top 40, R&B, hip-hop and dance. Radio X can also be heard 24/7 online at live365.com and on mobile devices through the TuneIn app. During our nightly shows, disc jockeys give out prizes and tickets to local concerts, shows and sporting events. Radio X also features the “Not So Urley Morning Show” which airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, except during the summer, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “On the Real,” a relationship show airs every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and is hosted by Debra Nixon, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. If music is your passion and you have a desire to fill the air waves with your radio voice, stop by the office located in the Rosenthal Student Center just north of the Shark Fountain, call at 954-262-8457, follow us on twitter. com/NSURadioX, or like our Facebook page, facebook.com/NSURadioX. We will provide you with hands-on experience in the booth. No experience necessary.


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If there’s one thing that most college students can agree on, it’s that saving money is wonderful. Fortunatly, lots of local business offer students discounts, just for being Sharks. No need to bring this page; just don’t forget to show your SharkCard.

Bloomberg Business Subscription

Bob Simon’s Auto 10 percent off

Davie Smart Cuts

15 percent off when you spend $15 or more

Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon 20 percent off

Flight Deck Pub 15 percent off

Giftcardlab. com 10 percent off

Go-part. com 20 percent off

Hampton Inn Tampa Brandon 10 percent off

Home Health Testing

Love the Bloom Flowers 10 percent off

Mojito Grove Music 10 percent off

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale free admission

PrintCountry 10 percent off and free shipping

RedHead Salon

Salon Jolie

Salon Mixx

SDTruck Springs

Top Notch Barbershop $8 haircuts Monday and Tuesday

Transit Systems, Inc.

University Carwash & Lube

uShip 10 percent off

A&D Tax Services: 10 percent off

Airgle 10 percent off

Cleanitsupply. com 20 percent off

Clickinks.com 10 percent off and free shipping

Field of Flowers 10 percent off

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Two Men and a Truck 10 percent off

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85 percent off yearly subscription

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Here are other places students can get discounts:

Ann Taylor stores: 20 percent off

AMC theatres, Cinemark theaters and Regal theaters: discount varies per location

J. Crew: 15 percent off

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores student discount program: 10 percent off

Charlotte Russe: 10 percent off Banana Republic: 15 percent off Topshop: 10 percent off

30 percent off Wednesday and Thursday

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Zeigler Family Eye Care 30 percent off frames, 20 percent off eye glass lenses

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By: Li Cohen When you first get to campus, finding your way around and knowing who can answer your questions can be a bit overwhelming. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or make yourself known. Here’s a list of offices that can answer your questions based on what you want to know. Good luck and we hope you have a “fintastic” year.

Academic Advisement The Undergraduate Academic Advising Center provides students with comprehensive and developmental student support services. The advisers assist in course enrollment, credit transfers, majors and minors, and other academic decisions. Phone number: 954-262-7990 Email address: UGadvising@nova.edu Hours: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Horvitz Administration Building, second floor Website: nova.edu/ugadvising/index.html

Veteran Services The Center for Veterans Assistance offers free counseling and assessment services to those in active duty as well as veterans and their families. All services are free and include psychological and psychoeducational testing, individual therapy and family therapy. Phone number: 954-262-5823 Email address: vabenefits@nova.edu Location: Maltz Psychology Building Website: nova.edu/humanservices/cai/veteransassistance

Financial Aid The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers students information on financial aid, financial aid deadlines and the types of aid available. The office provides information on federal, state and university financial aid programs such as grants, loans, scholarships and veterans benefits. Phone number: 954-262-3380 Email address: finaid@nova.edu Location: Horvitz Administration Building, first floor Website: nova.edu/financialaid

Technology Services The Help Desk provides students with technical support services from the Office of Innovation and Information Technologies. The staff offers assistance regarding email, online courses, network access and other technical questions. Phone number: 954-262-4357 Email address: help@nova.edu Website: nova.edu/help

Housing The Office of Residential Life and Housing oversees NSU’s five residence halls. Staff provide daily maintenance in the halls and common living areas, respond to work orders for the rooms, plan programs and activities for students and supervise resident assistants. The office also helps students look for off-campus housing and select roommates. Phone number: 954-262-7052 Email address: reslife@nova.edu Location: The Commons Residence Hall Website: nova.edu/reslife


Career Services Career Development provides NSU students and alumni with individualized career exploration and planning. Advisers assist in building resumes, searching for jobs, applying for internships, improving interview skills and more. The office is available for drop-in advisement and scheduled appointments.

Payment and Transcript Services The One-Stop Shop is the primary center for information and services for prospective and current students. Students can register for classes, make payments, receive their official transcripts, receive enrollment verification, get parking decals and access their registration, financial aid and student account information.

Phone number: 954-262-7201 Hours: weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Horvitz Administration Building, Room 152 and Carl DeSantis Building, Room 1042 Website: nova.edu/career

Phone number: 954-262-3380 Location: Horvitz Administration Building, first floor

Student Employment Students can obtain employment from a variety of job programs such as Federal Work Study, America Reads and America Counts Program, NSU Employment Program, Job Location and Development Program and Florida Work Experience Program. Interested students should contact the office for more information on job listings. Phone number: 954-262-3380 Email address: studentemployment@nova.edu Location: Horvitz Administration Building, first floor Website: nova.edu/financialaid/employment

International Affairs The Office of International Affairs is the central support, advisory and information center for international students’ needs and interests. The office works with students, faculty and staff on all of NSU’s campuses to promote international programs and celebrate diversity. Office staff also support and advise international students and provide information on travel and study abroad programs. Phone number: 954-262-7240 Email address: intl@nova.edu Location: Horvitz Administration Building, second floor Website: nova.edu/internationalaffairs

Student Activities The Office of Student Activities is responsible for the Student Events and Activities Board, registered student organizations, fraternities and sororities, the Undergraduate Student Government Association, and NSU traditions and events. Students interested in getting involved with student organizations or attending events should contact this office. Phone number: 954-262-7288 Email address: studentactivities@nova.edu Location: Don Taft University Center Website: nova.edu/studentactivities

Tutoring The Tutoring and Testing Center provides learning assistance for students, including study and writing resources and tutoring for writing, math and science. The center also provides test preparation and testing services for both placement and credit exams. Phone number for tutoring: 954-262-8350 Phone number for testing: 954-262-8374 Email address: tutoring@nova.edu Location: Student Affairs Building, second floor Website: nova.edu/tutoring-testing

Student Disability Services Student Disability Services provides information and accommodations for students with disabilities. To be eligible for services, students must have a documented disability such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, psychological disorders, visual impairments, hearing impairments, mobility impairments and chronic health disorders. Phone number: 954-262-7185 Email address: disabilityservices@nova.edu Location: Rosenthal Student Center, Suite 121 Website: nova.edu/disabilityservices

Student Leadership and Civic Engagement The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement (SLCE) helps student with leadership and service opportunities both on and off campus. Staff coordinate service trips and advise classes and organizations devoted to encouraging leadership and service. Phone number: 954-262-7195 Email address: slce@nova.edu Location: Rosenthal Student Center, second floor Website: nova.edu/studentleadership

Mediation Services Student Mediation Services assists students and organizations with dispute and conflict resolutions through confidential meetings facilitated by trained third-party conflict resolution specialists. Students who experience conflict with roommates or friends should contact Student Mediation.

Student Success Through one-on-one sessions, academic Success Coaches help students improve or establish plans to score perfect grades, manage ideal schedules, take helpful notes, set realistic goals and other strategies vital to achieving academic success. Coaches work with each student based on the student’s interests, habits, strengths, weakness, schedule and other factors.

Phone number: 954-262-7196 Email address: studentmediation@nova.edu Location: Leo Goodwin Sr. Residence Hall, Room 100-E Website: nova.edu/studentmediation

Phone number: 954-262-8386 Email address: studentsuccess@nova.edu Location: Carl DeSantis Building, fourth floor Website: nova.edu/yoursuccess


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A lesson for the freshmen —

Shark Style By: Alyssa DiMaria Navigating college life isn’t an easy task. But from pulling all-nighters to receiving your first A on an assignment to meeting people who make a tremendous impact on your life, it’s certainly full of memorable experiences. It’s a time when you find out who you are. To help you along your journey as a Shark, here are some quick tips, tricks and FYIs. So, have a laugh, take notes and never become bait in the ocean of life. Some of these tips are specific to residential students but many can also apply to commuters.

Lanyards are not the only way to hold your ID, known as your SharkCard. You can put it in your pocket, on a keychain, in a wallet, in your phone case or in your book bag. Your SharkCard isn’t meant to be a fashionable necklace.

You actually have to study. Classes are challenging. This isn’t high school.

For commuters, don’t feel as if you are the only shark in the tank. Many NSU students are commuters. Buddy up and don’t be afraid to attend events on campus; they are for you.

Buy a broom for your room. It gets dirty fast.

Call your family every day. You will realize you actually call them more than they call you.

The food court is a blessing in disguise. To supplement it, you will quickly turn into a creative culinary genius.

You’re going to change and that’s OK.

Go to the beach. You live in South Florida!

Don’t drink during the week. Avoid the temptation of Tequila Tuesdays and Thirsty Thursdays.

Walk carefully. Just because there is a stop sign in the crosswalk, it doesn’t mean the cars always stop.

Smile and say hello to people you pass; it’ll make their day.

The myth of freshmen gaining 15 pounds, aka the “Freshman 15,” is not a joke. You will gain weight. Accept it.

Don’t spend all your money on Starbucks in the first week.

Do not keep the local pizza or sandwich places delivery numbers in your phone.

Don’t wait until you’re a senior to look for a job or internship. Visit the Office of Career Development now, located in Room 152 of the Horvitz Administration Building.

A friendly reminder to anyone Buy ear plugs to block out the who become a leader on sounds of people slurping soda campus: try not to get a big head. Remember NSU is a and crunching chips while you’re trying to study. home to call us.

Take trips to the pool, right outside of the Don Taft University Center. You’ll feel refreshed.

You’ll always want to climb the rock wall in the Don Taft University Center RecPlex but never will.

Did I mention residence hall laundry services are free? Put those coins back into your piggy bank.

Don’t spend your money too quickly, especially on food.

Don’t fall for the first person who compliments you. Speaking of studying, don’t worry. If you’re getting lunch in the food court from noon to 1, you’ll have plenty of time to study in the endless lines.

Get a roommate. It’ll change your life.

Take a class or two that you never planned on taking. You may stumble upon a new passion.

To kill the homesickness, keep busy. Try joining a club or organization, but do so wisely — don’t join every club under the sun in your first semeseter. You need to do some adjusting first.

You don’t become instant best friends with someone in a matter of a few minutes.

You will cry, scream and stuff your face with food at least once.

Reinvent yourself. Take action, connect with others, be generous, fail, learn, stay strong and never question your decisions.

Textbooks can burn a hole in your bank account. Talk to your professors about the different avenues you can take when buying your books. Seriously, you don’t want to spend $500. Cheaper options include renting books or downloading an eBook version.

Don’t be afraid of your professors. It is their job to help you reach your full potential as a student. Email them, visit them during their office hours, ask questions and be friendly. After all, they are human.

Go to the library between classes. You’ll be surprised by how much work you can get done during the day.

While you try to figure out what college is all about, soak up every experience you engage in. You’ll experience heartache, sleep deprivation and unbearable headaches. But, along the way, you’ll also meet your best friends, make memories that’ll last a lifetime and, yes, make a complete fool out of yourself.

Get to know NSU’s clubs and organizations By: Megan Mortman Clubs aren’t just for chess lovers or debaters. According to the Office of Student Activities, there were around 105 registered undergraduate student organizations in fall 2013, focused on a wide variety of topics and interests. More than half of the students who enrolled in NSU that semester were involved in at least one student organization. Read below for the scoop on joining a student organization or club.

you learn those soft skills, like communication and management and leadership,” said Kresl. The Office of Student Activities’ Graduate Assistant for Student Programming Tara Centeno said getting involved is a great way to get to know people and organize campus events. “It’s a group of their peers ... students working together to plan an event — something that’s put on by their peers — is so cool to see,” Centeno said.

Get involved Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations Molly Kresl said clubs and organizations are an excellent way for students to network and meet other students. “You gain a greater college experience because, oftentimes, you learn all these hard skills and academic skills in the classroom, but your organization involvement is really where

Find out more Learn about the different clubs and organizations by attending Sharkapalooza, held during the first weeks of classes. At Sharkapalooza, students can network with all campus organizations, whose representatives will provide information, answer questions and tell students how they can sign up. Students can browse through all the organizations on campus by

creating an account at OrgSync. com. Click “sign up” at the top of the page, select NSU from the dropdown menu, and fill out your profile information. For general inquiries about student organizations and how to join them, stop by the Student Organization Resource Center in the Rosenthal Student Center, Room 201. Create your own club or organization “You can start up a student group if you don’t see one on campus that you want,” said Kresl. Each club or organization needs a minimum of six members, as well as a president, a treasurer, an adviser, and a completed OrgSync account to get started. Last year, freshmen started two new organizations: Multicultural Student Union and Infinite Motion, a dance team. Tracking Manager in the Office of Student Activities Anthony

Bufi, sophomore athletic training major, said students who join an organization or participate in campus events are more likely to stay at NSU. “Having events gives students something to do, if they either live on campus or are commuters,” said Bufi. Discover the type of organizations available Academic and educational like psychology, accounting and chemistry clubs

Multicultural like the Caribbean Student Association and Venezuelan Student Association. Political and social action like Locks for Cause and Relay for Life Pre-professional like Athletic Training Student Organization and Scientific Literature Society Recreation and social activities like Nova Student Veterans Association and the Boxing club Religious like ABLAZE and Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach

Arts and media like Glee Club, The Riff Tides, and Urban Renaissance Society

Greek organizations like Beta Theta Pi and Phi Gamma Delta

Community service like Operation Smile Club and Best Buddies

Leadership like President’s 64 and Collegiate DECA

Honor societies like Delta Kappa Society and Kappa Delta Pi

Special interest like Commuter Student Organization and GayStraight Alliance

A Healthy Option Campus Guide by Leela Mansukhani Located in the Don Taft University Center: Starbucks • All items sauteed in Canola Oil • Bottled Water may be substituted for Soda in Combo Price • Brown Rice or Whole Wheat Pasta available as a Starch choice • Chicken, Tofu, or Veggie Crumbles available as a Protein choice • Fresh Vegetable choices available • Breakfast Items include Egg Whites, Oatmeal & Fruit Salad

• Black Beans • Bottled Water may be substituted for Soda in Combo Price • Brown Rice available as a Starch choice • Freshly Marinated Grilled Chicken • Housemade Salsa


• Build Your Own Salad Bar • Grilled Chicken, Tofu, or Hard Boiled Eggs available as a Protein choice • Legume choices available everyday • No Soda offered, only Bottled Water & Teas • One Broth Based Soup always available • Whole Fruit, ie: Apples, Bananas, Oranges

• Bottled Water & Teas • Freshly Brewed Teas • Healthy Snacks - Evolution Bars • Oatmeal with Nuts & Dried Fruit • Skim Milk is available for substitution

• 1% Milk available • 8 Fresh Fit 6” Sub options: Black Forest Ham Oven Roasted Chicken Roast Beef Subway Club® Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Turkey Breast Turkey Breast & Black Forest Ham Veggie Delite® • Baked Chips & Apple Slices • Bottled Water may be substituted for Soda in Combo Price • New chopped salad option • Whole Wheat bread selections

• Fresh Ingredients - no added sugars, syrups or pre made mixes • Fresh Fruits • Fresh Juices • Skim or Soy Milk available

Located in the Don Taft University Center:

Located in the Carl DeSantis Building:

Outtakes C-Store • Fresh Cut Fruit • Greek Yogurt • Healthy Snack & Protein Bars • Hummus • Outtakes Salads • 2%, Skim, or Soy Milk • Sushi • Trail Mix, Nuts, & Dried Fruits • Whole Fruit: Apples, Bananas, Oranges • Frozen Entree Section: Gluten - Free Organic Vegetarian/Vegan

NSU Flight Deck Pub • Grilled Chicken Breast available on sandwiches • Turkey Burgers • Veggie Burgers • Caesar & Cobb Salads with Grilled Chicken Breast

Monty’s Cafe • Bagel Thin Sandwiches: Egg White, Asparagus, & Mushroom/250cal Garden Herb Turkey/275cal • Eggwhites available as a substitution • Fresh Fruit Cups • Low Fat Dressings for all Salads • Low Fat Yogurt • Power Bagels with added Protein • Whole Fruit: Apples, Bananas, Oranges • Whole Wheat Bagels

Located in the Alvin Sherman Library:

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• All Sandwiches available as a salad • Bottled Water may be substituted for Soda in Combo Price • Freshly Roasted Turkey & Roast Beef • One Broth Based Soup always available • Sushi • Whole Fruit: Apples, Bananas, Oranges • Whole Wheat Bagels • Whole Wheat Bread

Moderation is the key to Maintaining a balanced lifestyle, that is truly the heart of staying healthy.

The choice is yours. For more menus and information on Shark Dining options visit: www.dineoncampus.com/nova


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A home-cooked meal doesn’t have to be cooked in your hometown By: Li Cohen As wonderful as the food is in the Don Taft University Center, you may sometimes crave homemade comfort food. Even though you can’t expect to have a delicious FedExshipped meal from your mom, you can still make some of those meals that remind you of home right in your on-campus residence. You’ll soon realize that not having a kitchen can definitely be a struggle at times, especially if you live in The Commons or Goodwin residence halls, which don’t have kitchens. But with the right tools, you’ll be able to manage without it and create your own delicious meals. If you don’t have a car to get ingredients, the Shark Shuttle goes to Publix supermarket every day and a farmer’s market is available every Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Alvin Sherman Library Quad. Crock Pot Slow cookers are always a great investment. It might take a few hours to prepare the food, but while you’re at class, studying, working out at the gym or hanging out with your friends, your dinner will be cooking and done when you’re ready to eat. Bon appetit!

Vegetable Lasagna 12 ounces cottage cheese ½ cup parmesan cheese 16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese 1 can tomato sauce 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 cups of diced vegetables of your choice (mushrooms, peppers, garlic, etc.) 1 ½ teaspoon salt one 12 ounce package lasagna noodles Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 4 to 6 hours Servings: 6-8 1. In a large bowl, mix the cottage cheese, parmesan and mozzarella. 2. In a smaller bowl, mix the tomato sauce, chopped onions, oregano, vegetables and salt. 3. Spoon a layer of the tomato sauce to the bottom of the slow cooker. Add a double layer of uncooked lasagna noodles (break the noodles if they don’t fit). Top noodles with a portion of the cheese mixture. Repeat the layering of sauce, noodles and cheese until all the ingredients are used.

4. Cover and cook on low setting for 4 to 6 hours. Microwave Say hello to your new best friend. Microwaves are great for movie snacks, hot chocolate and even some major meals. It’s perfect for those busy days you have ahead and the late-night hunger pains you’ll get when you’re studying for finals. Mug o’ oats 1 egg 1 tablespoon almond milk A sprinkle of sugar ¼ cup quick oats A handful of blueberries (or fruit of your choice) Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 1 ½ minutes Servings: 1 1. Combine egg, milk, sugar and oats into a mug. Mix. 2. Fold in the blueberries and microwave for 1 ½ minutes.

appliance to have in your room. It’s great for giving your pizza that perfect crunch. Pita melts 2 whole wheat pitas 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese ½ small red onion, sliced thin ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives 2 tablespoons of herbs (parsley, basil or oregano) Prep: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes 1 Serving 1. Preheat toaster oven to 425°F 2. Lightly brush 1 side of each pita with olive oil 3. Warm pita in toaster oven for one minute 4. Spread mozzarella over pitas and add the red onion and olives 5. Bake in the oven for five to seven minutes. 6. Scatter the herbs over the pita, cut into wedges, and serve. *Recipe from Whole Foods Market

*Recipe from Youbeauty.com Toaster Oven The toaster oven is a great

Along with the larger appliances, there are plenty of smaller appliances

that’ll make healthful eating habits easier to maintain. Microwavable omelet maker: Add eggs, vegetables and cheese for a delicious omelet in minutes. Two-tier microwave steamer: Cook two dishes at once. You can make fish, vegetables and chicken in short amount of time. Toaster: Who doesn’t like waffles or buttered toast for breakfast? Rice and pasta cooker: Make rice, pasta or vegetables in minutes. The cooker fits right in the microwave and is simple to use. Coffee maker: Whether it’s a Keurig or traditional coffee pot, you’ll be glad you invested in one once you realize how expensive your daily dose of Starbucks can be. Mini-fridge: This is your essential appliance. Store your eggs, milk, vegetables and the rest of the food you’ll eat throughout the year. If you buy one with a freezer, your life will be even easier.

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Local Eats Chipotle Mexican Grill Address: 2110 University Drive Davie Phone number: 954-400-7464 Price Range: $ Website: order.chipotle.com Review: Looking for organic, fresh and hormone-free fast food? Chipotle will answer that nicely. You can build your own bowl, starting with white or brown rice, black or pinto beans, four different kinds of meats and an array of topics, including guacamole basically made in front of you. Chipotle also has tacos, burritos and quesadillas options. You can get the food to go or you can eat in, but beware, there isn’t a lot of room to sit. Go around 2 p.m. if you are not inclined to take out.

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Esposito’s New York and Coal Fire Pizza Address: 2221 University Drive Davie Phone number: 954-916-5667 Website: espositospizzaonline.com Price Range: $$ Review: Esposito’s pizza is probably the closest you’ll get to New York Pizza. It is a little on the pricey side so order from Esposito’s sparingly; for example, you can eat there once a month as a reward for getting all your homework done. The chefs also serve up strombolis, calzones and limited sandwich options.

Your Big Picture Café Address: 4900 University Drive Davie Phone number: 954-252-5644 Website: yourbigpicturecafe.com Price Range: $ Offers Discount with SharkCard Review: Bohemians of the world unite. If you are into organic oils, healing candles and almond milk, this is the café for you. It has all kinds of lattes, with a healthier twist. For example, the mocha lattes are made with dark chocolate syrup. The café also sell books about healthy and holistic living. Tuesdays through Sundays, it offers gluten-free pizzas, and hummus dip and gluten-free chips are always available. As for baked goods, all of its cupcakes are gluten and diary free

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Address: 4900 University Drive Davie Phone number: 954-680-6899 Price Range: $ Website: menchies.com/frozen-yogurt-shops/frozen-yogurtdavie-at-university-drive-fl Offers Discount with SharkCard Review: Looking for something sweet with your friends on a Saturday night? Check out Menchie’s and enjoy hormone-free, a few gluten-free and low-fat flavors with a multitude of different toppings, including fruit chunks, if you want to go a little healthier. If not, fear not. You can get M&M’s, Kit Kat, Reese’s pieces, marshmallows, Cookie Crisps and many other sweet toppings.

Fala Falafel Address: 2275 University Drive Davie Website: Falafalafel.com Phone number: 954-281-8779 Price Range: $ Offers Discount with SharkCard Review: Think of this dine-in and to-go restaurant as a healthy, Mediterranean version of Subway. The most popular item is pita, piled high with crispy falafel, eggplant or chicken and a seemingly endless array of toppings including hummus, salads, relishes and traditional Mediterranean sauces. In addition to healthy vegetarian options, Fala Falafel’s shwarma, chicken and beef kebabs and gyros are fresh and served in generous portions.

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Address: The Fountains Shopping Plaza at 801 University Drive Plantation Website: limefreshmexicangrill.com Phone number: 954-472-5550 Price Range: $ Review: Here is yet another healthy, fast food Mexican grill. Everything from the fish tacos to the tortilla-less “nudie” burrito is flavorful and generously portioned. The highlight is the fresh salsa bar, which features taco toppings that range from mildly spicy to five-alarm hot. The indoor and outdoor seating right at the entrance of the Fountains Shopping Plaza is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Buca Di Beppo Address: 3355 University Drive Davie Website: bucadideppo.com Phone number: 954-577-3287 Price Range: $$ Offers discount with SharkCard Review: For family-style dining in a touristy Italian atmosphere, Buca Di Beppo is the place to go. From the wide menu selection and large portions, everything about the restaurant is oversized and dramatic. The delicious cheesy garlic bread is a popular side in addition to the pastas and desserts. Dinnertime is usually busy, but the restaurant takes reservations and offers meals to go.

Shin Ju Japanese Buffet Address: 3305 University Drive Davie Website: sjbuffet.com Phone number: 954-472-3666 Price Range: $$ Review: If you’re in the mood for a lot of food at an affordable price, Shin Ju is the place for you. The Japanese-themed buffet offers as much sushi, seafood and sashimi as you can eat. Desserts include ice cream and fruit, and you can enjoy favorites like egg rolls, dumplings, noodles and orange chicken.

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Jeff Cohen, chef & owner, opened Pizza Loft in 1975 at the age of 18, living in the back of the restaurant & working non-stop developing recipes & training employees. Jeff can still be found managing the dining room & cooking on the line almost every night. With one glance, you will see the passion he brings to the Pizza Loft every day. Several of the chefs & managers have been with Pizza Loft for more than a decade, which is unheard of in the restaurant industry. Jeff & the enire staff look forward to serving you.

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NSU Clinics By: Alyssa DiMaria

Dental Health Center Location: 3200 University Drive Phone number: 954-678-7500 Website: nova.edu/healthcare/dental Students can go to this clinic for general dental needs, root canal therapy, extractions, implants, dentures, crowns, bridges, braces and gum disease treatment.

Henderson Student Counseling Center Location: 3538 University Park Plaza Phone number: 954-262-7050 Website: nova.edu/healthcare/studentcounseling All students are eligible for 10 free sessions per year with a psychologist or mental health professional, though they are encouraged to schedule appointments in advance. The center offers students individual therapy sessions with licensed therapists to treat anxiety and panic disorders, depression, anger management, financial stress, social struggles, chronic illnesses, abuse, suicidal thoughts, assault and other concerns. Appointments with a psychiatrist, who can prescribe medication, costs a nominal fee covered by many insurance plans.

Audiology Clinic Location: 3200 University Park Plaza Davie Phone number: 954-262-7750 Website: nova.edu/healthcare/hearingbalance The clinic specializes in hearing and balance impairment and provides various treatment options for patients’ communication needs. Services include auditory processing evaluations, assistive listening technologies and hearing evaluations.

Sports Medicine Clinic Location: 3301 College Avenue Davie Phone number: 954-262-5590 Website: nova.edu/healthcare/medical/sportsmed The clinic concentrates on treatment and preventive care of amateur and professional athletes. It provides a wide range of services from sports physicals to stress tests. The clinic staff includes trained primary care physicians, specialty physicians and surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, nutritionists, psychologists and strength and conditioning trainers.

Optometric Health Care Center Location: 3200 University Drive Phone number: 954-678-2273 Website: nova.edu/healthcare/optometry The optical center offers basic eye examinations, along with specialty testing and treatment services that include primary eye care, pediatric and binocular vision, contact lenses, glaucoma, low vision rehabilitation and visual electrodiagnostic testing.

Pharmacy Location: 3200 University Park Plaza Phone number: 954-262-4550 Website: nova.edu/healthcare/pharmacy The NSU pharmacy offers prescription dispensing, dosage monitoring for patients with multiple prescriptions, wellness screenings, herbal and nutritional counseling and disease management programs for diabetes and hypertension. The pharmacy also provides free screenings to NSU students, employees, and the public the third Tuesday of every month.

Family Therapy Clinic at The Brief Therapy Institute Location: 3301 College Ave. Phone number: 954-262-2273 Website: nova.edu/healthcare/familytherapy/index.html The therapists of the Family Therapy Clinic work with families and individuals to find solutions to clients’ unique problems. Clients can go to the institute for help with relationships, individual concerns or children’s needs. The institute is open to South Florida residents and the NSU community.

Student Medical Center Location: 3200 S. University Drive Phone number: 954-262-1262 Website: nova.edu/smc Physicians and physician assistants provide health care services for students. The medical center, which accepts student insurance, gives physical exams, immunizations, preventative care, general medicine care and minor surgical procedures. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are highly encouraged.

Psychological Services Center Location: 3301 College Ave. Davie Phone: 954-262-5822 Website: nova.edu/healthcare/psychology Students and residents of the South Florida area have the opportunity to take advantage of the services offered at this center. Psychological assessments and counseling are available for patients emotionally distressed, suffering from severe behavior disorders, school-related issues, family violence and anxiety. The center also specializes in treatment for adolescent drug abuse and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Enrollment and Student Services (ESS) Welcomes You to NSU!

ESS is comprised of the Office of Student Financial Assistance, the University Registrar’s Office, the University Bursar’s Office, the One-Stop Shops, the University Call Center, Transfer Evaluation Services, the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment, and Enrollment Processing Services. Collectively, the goal of ESS is to efficiently and effectively meet all your service needs! On this page, you will find important information for the 2014-2015 academic year. For more information, visit our Web page at www.nova.edu/financialaid or call (954) 262-3380 or 800-806-3680.

Steps to Navigate the 2014-2015 Financial Aid Process Following is a brief description of important steps in the 2014-2015 financial aid process. For detailed instructions, visit the NSU financial aid Web site at www.nova.edu/financialaid.


Complete the FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed. gov each year.


Plan for Housing & Meals

Your financial aid budget includes a housing and meal component. Ensure that your budget covers these expenses if you intend to live on campus. Check Your WebSTAR

3 Account Frequently

Access your financial aid status via SharkLink’s student tab to ensure you have no outstanding requirements. Now is a good time to confirm your admissions status. You must be fully admitted in order for your financial aid funds to disburse.

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Submit Additional Documentation

Some students may be required to submit additional documents prior to being awarded. You will be notified of outstanding requirements via your NSU email. Your requirements (outstanding and completed) can also be viewed via SharkLink. (On the student tab, locate the financial aid section and click: My financial aid > Eligibility > Student Requirements.) If you are interested in receiving student loans, you will be required to complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN). If you are applying for a Direct PLUS loan for the first time as a graduate student, a first professional student, or a parent borrower, you or your parent(s) will be required to complete a PLUS MPN that is separate from the MPN used for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans. Provided you have met all eligibility requirements and submitted all requested documents, you will receive your Award Notice via your NSU email or the U.S. Postal Ser-

There are 3-Month and 10Month Payment Plans available to all students, except international students. For details, visit www.nova.edu/ bursar/ payment/payment_plans.html or call (954) 262-5200.

Accept, Reduce, or Decline Your Loan(s) or FWS Award


Your Award Notice will provide you with detailed instructions on how to accept, reduce, or decline your financial aid award.


Additional Requirements

If you are a first-time federal loan borrower, you will also be required to complete an Entrance Interview before your loan funds can be disbursed. If you have accepted a Federal Work-Study award, you must complete an online student employment workshop and submit a completed Student Employment Application.


Register for Classes

Be sure to register early to ensure timely disbursement of your financial aid. Please remember that enrollment requirements vary depending on your program and financial aid programs.

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Payment for tuition, fees, and other NSU charges is due in full at the time of registration. However, the University Bursar’s Office has payment plan options for students who need a little extra help in meeting their obligations. Students may defer payment for any balances remaining on their student account after all discounts, financial aid, and other credits have been applied.

vice. Before accepting, reducing, or declining your awards, carefully review the terms and conditions of your Award Notice.


Review the status of your financial aid including outstanding requirements


Accept, reduce, or decline your loan(s) and Federal Work-Study


View your award payment schedule


View your status regarding satisfactory academic progress for financial aid


Register for classes

Questions? ESS is here to help


View grades and request official transcripts


Update your mailing address


View your class schedule


View your student account


Pay your bill


Sign up for direct deposit for loan refunds


Retrieve tax information


Obtain a free, official enrollment verification certificate


24/7 Service

The University Call Center and the Help Desk are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer your questions regarding your financial aid, your student account, or registration. University Bursar (954) 262-5200 University Registrar (954) 262-7200 Financial Aid (954) 262-3380 Help Desk (954) 262-HELP (4357)

Check out Dollar$ and $ense The ESS newsletter Dollar$ and $ense regularly offers financial aid news and tips and great information on scholarship opportunities. Look for each edition in your NSU (SharkLink) email or visit the financial aid Web site at www.nova.edu/financialaid.

Don’t forget your Parking Decal 2015 parking decals become available in June. Be sure to regularly check your NSU (SharkLink) email for access to the Parking Decal Application and detailed instructions. Your Parking Decal must be displayed on your vehicle by September 1, 2014, or you may receive a parking citation for an expired or missing decal.


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College edition By: Destinee A. Hughes There’s nothing exciting about transitioning from the comfort of a personalized room to a dull, beige empty residence hall. While buying patterned comforter sets and matching shower curtains help bring life to a new room, the expenses of these items can add up. Here are a few DIY ideas that will not only help customize a new room but also help save a lot of money. Wastebasket turned nightstand What you’ll need: Wastebasket Spray paint (optional) Directions: • Find a wastebasket with a unique design. • Spray paint the wastebasket the color of your choice. • Turn upside down and use as a table. Price ranges: Wastebasket: $3 to $10 Spray Paint: $3 to $5

Picture frames turned chalkboard What you’ll need: Empty picture frames Chalkboard spray paint Chalk How to: • Spray chalkboard paint over the entire glass part of the picture frame. • Let dry for three minutes, then apply another coat. • Let final coat dry overnight. Price ranges: Picture frames: $1 to $10 Chalkboard spray paint: $1 to $5

Picture frame turned daily organizer What you’ll need: Connected picture frame Erasable markers Patterned paper (optional) How to: • Cut out several patterned papers to fit the size of the picture frame. • Place patterned paper in picture slots. • Label days of the week on the frames. Price ranges: Picture frame: $5 to $10 Erasable markers: $2 to $5

Paint chip turned wall décor What you’ll need: Paint chips Scotch tape How to: • Collect paint chip colors from a local Target, Wal-Mart or hardware store. • Choose a specific design or color scheme. • Tape paint chips to wall. Price ranges: Paint chips: free Tape: $1 to $3

Bread clips turned organizer What you’ll need: Bread clips Permanent marker How to: • Save used bread clips. • With a permanent marker, label which appliance cord powers. • Place clips around the cords. Price Ranges: Bread clips: Free with the purchase of bread or bagels Permanent marker: $1 to $3

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