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New Aviation Program at NSU Takes Flight

By: Saily Regueiro

To help satisfy the increase in demand for qualified pilots by the Federal Aviation Administration, NSU will start offering a Bachelor of Science Degree in human services administration with concentration in human factors, which focuses on the psychological behaviors of pilots, starting this fall. This program brings together NSU and American Flyers Inc., the oldest flight training school in the United States, to work towards meeting the growing need of qualified pilots within the aviation industry. This program will allow aspiring pilots to be trained, not just in the technical procedures of aviation, but also in the human factors that are associated with it. This program contains two concentrations, which are: basics in aviation and professional development in aviation. Classes are available online, and are provided with live flight

training offered through American Flyers. Ian Dasho, admissions liaison for American Flyers, said, the collaboration seemed like perfect timing. He also said that it is imperative that prospective pilots get a clear understanding of the human factors that come with the skill of aviation he said that, The Federal Aviation Administration wanted to place an emphasis on communication break down between pilots. This knowledge he said, “This will make for a safe transition of roles and safe operation of the aircraft.” During the program, American Flyers will provide simulator and actual flight training, allowing students to earn their private pilot’s license and instrument rating. An advanced flight training and aviation career curriculum is also offered. With this, students can earn their commercial, multi-engine and flight instructor certificates.

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New Routes for Shark Shuttle By: Mnena Iyorpuu The shark shuttle will have new routes by Sept. 1. Instead of 18 routes there will be 8. This new implementation is an effort by the management of the shuttle service to improve the current route system, which many riders complain is not efficient. “They took away too many of the shuttles so it takes too long to get around now.” said Rainier Regueiro, a graduate student at the Law school.

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There are eight students enrolled in the program for the fall semester. There is however an additional cost to the tuition for students who are looking to get the private pilot’s license. This is, however, an additional cost, that will have to be discussed with a financial aid advisor, which includes all amenities, certificates, and trainings at the airport. At the end of the

program, which lasts about eight months, students will be issued with a private pilot’s license. Kim Durham, Ph.D., the executive dean in charge of putting this program together said, this program is focused on the students, and with the education in human services it will allow students to make good judgment. She also said, “It brings

confidence that you have mastered everything to be able to fly a plane, and once you have done everything you can, and are in the right frame of mind to do it, that is what makes it fun.” For anyone interested in learning more about the Aviation program, visit: www.nova.edu/humanservices/ administration/aviation/.

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Anthony Iovino, the physical plant assistant director – custodial and transportation, said that the new system has been tailored to better fit the needs of its riders. Representatives from the NSU community, including students, faculty, and staff brainstormed ways the shuttle service would better serve the campus. With the help of NextBus, an app on iShark, students will know what time the bus is coming, as NextBus makes time predictions fairly accurately based on traffic pattern. Students can also conveniently get the routes and

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Tobacco-Free Policy at NSU

By: Mnena Iyorpuu

The tobacco-free policy was formerly implemented at NSU on July 1. This policy prohibits smoking and the use of any form of tobacco products on NSU campus; the policy applies to all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Tom Vitucci, the chair of the task force committee that recommended this policy, said that talks on NSU becoming a tobacco-free environment started in 2007. Surveys and focus groups were used to find out what people would think and how they would respond to such a policy. There were about 5000 respondents to the survey, and three out every four favored a tobacco-free environment. Vitucci said that concern for the health of every individual was the reason behind this decision, because there are health risks associated with tobacco use. With this new policy in effect, the NSU Area Health Education Center (AHEC), continues to provide cessation services to smokers who want to quit. Steve Bronsburg, Ph.D, who is the Assistant Director for Tobacco Cessation and Training, said that since the implementation of the

Manager at American lung association in Fla. expressed his delight in this new policy. He said the ALA supports the tobacco-free policy at NSU and is thankful to all responsible for the process of its implementation. He said that NSU has the perfect scenario – a tobacco- free campus, as well as free cessation services right on campus. “This is a model that I envision other colleges in Broward County, Florida and even the rest of the nation to look into,” said Competiello. He expressed the willingness of the ALA to work with NSU to help educate the community about the benefits of a smoke-free environment. Vitucci expects both the NSU community and visitors to comply with the policy. People should remind any violators that this is a tobacco-free campus, if they feel comfortable approaching them, or simply report to public safety. “Like any other violation we would like people to report it.” said Vitucci. He is hoping however, that people will voluntarily comply. He also said NSU community should expect more events, programs and services that promote the health of the NSU community.

policy, there has been a significant increase in the class size. It has grown from about four participants in the past to 10. The Quit Smoking Now (QSN) program, which is run by doctoral students in the psychology program, offers free services to the NSU community and the public.

Bronsburg said, “This new policy encourages smokers to quit. A vast majority of tobacco users want to quit and with this new policy, they are motivated to do so. Also having the resources and services to easily accessible here at NSU is also an added advantage.” Mathew Competiello, Program

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News Briefs 2012 Convocation Ceremony on Sept. 4 The 2012 Convocation Ceremony will take place on Sept. 4 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the arena at the Don Taft University Center. At the Convocation, the undergraduate student body, and faculty members join together in anticipation of a new school year filled with academic achievements and learning excellence. A reception will be held in the Arena’s North Court immediately following the ceremony. For more information contact the office of the Dean in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences at (954) 262-8236. Huizenga Business School Partners with Miami Dade College Starting Sept.1, 2012, the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship will increase the opportunity for Miami Dade College students to continue their education at NSU. The program, that was introduced in July, allows MDC graduates with a Bachelors of Applied Sciences in Supervision and Management to enroll in an NSU Master’s program with a 25% credit hour discount. Currently MDC has about 2,000 students enrolled in the program. For more information www. nova.edu/business. NSU Raises Over $142,000 for the United Way This past school year NSU held its annual United Way Campaign to benefit programs and families in Broward County. With the collective efforts of many colleges, schools, and centers, the university raised over $142,000 for this cause. This collaboration between NSU and the United Way successfully helps to aid one in six people in need throughout Broward County. Free Employee Workshop on August 29 On Wednesday August 29, a Free Employee Workshop will be held in the University Park Plaza North Building in room 108 from 8:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. This Employee Workshop is aimed at giving participants the opportunity to learn how to use Project Management tools and techniques to help prioritize and manage projects within a budget. Every participant will learn hands on management techniques and how to develop a process to prioritize your projects and responsibilities. Glam-A-Thon Teams Up to Help Breast Cancer Patients Glam-A-Thon, a nonprofit group, has collaborated with the Broward Health Foundation to help local breast cancer patients with financial needs. Last year both groups raised $100,000 to help patients pay for mammograms, breast biopsies, ultrasounds, and transportation to and from treatment. In addition to financial help, the groups also want to provide emotional support. This year, they hope to double that amount raised the previous year. For more information on upcoming fundraising events, visit www.glam-a-thon.com or www. browardhealthfoundation.org.


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My name is Albina and I’m a recent resident to the state of Florida. I emigrated from my native country of Russia in 2001 and have since been privileged to live in several states as well as travel throughout the US and abroad. While living in Richmond, Virginia I exhibited work at several Richmond galleries including three openings during the First Friday’s Art Walk. Being a foreign-born citizen yields the benefits of first hand, multicultural perspectives and influences. Such experiences inspire and compel me to express myself through various artistic forms, primarily painting. The majority of my work consists of figurative and illustrative pop art style paintings with expressive use of color and bold lifework. Throughout my artistic journey I have also developed a passion for photography and digital art. To improve my skills as an artist I became a student at Nova Southeastern University with Graphic Design major. During my first semester at school, I was invited to show two of my paintings during Juried Student Art Exhibition in Gallery 217 Performing and Visual

Arts Wing in Don Taft University Center on April 27th, 2012 where I received an Honorable Mention. I’m also a Graphic Designer student employee at Student Media and Information Department. My job gives me the opportunity to have

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The Dreaded “Freshman 15” Inevitable or Avoidable By: Tyler Conti

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Scuba diving can now be checked off the list of exciting programs at NSU, thanks to the new academic diving program. This program offers scuba diving training for academic credit as well as for recreation purpose. The Introduction to Scuba Diving (MBIO 4900), was added to the course catalog this summer. The course is a three-credit hour elective from Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. Students become certified divers at the end of the course. There is a $200 lab fee, which covers boat fees, lake dives, books and other materials needed for the class. The NSU academic diving program also has the recreation scuba diving course, which offers classes for certification only. This recreation class is open to both NSU students and the public, and costs $250. This fee also includes all materials and equipment needed for the class. Tec Clark, the assistant director of scuba development and instruction said that the diving classes offered here at NSU are very unique and are better than classes offered by

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which starred a younger, pre-pirate, Johnny Depp. I’ll be honest; my expectations were low for this film, despite hearing good reviews of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum’s performance as two undercover cops sent back to high school to find the supplier of a lethal synthetic drug. I’m not a fan of cheap jokes and teen promiscuity (which I assumed would be the theme of the film) but, to my surprise, the comedy was entertaining and even, dare I say it, funny. Aside from some raunchy references, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller did a great job of letting the hilarious chemistry between Tatum and Hill shine without reaching too often for the cheap joke. A surprise cameo at the end

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of the film also made it worthwhile. Watch “21 Jump Street” on Channel 96 through the month of August to find out who it is. Recently, I volunteered as tribute…to watch the popular bookturned- film, “The Hunger Games,” directed by Gary Ross. In a frenzy reminiscent of the Twilight-induced panic, Hunger Games fans anxiously awaited the first film installment of the three part series. I, on the other hand, was left out of the loop. Doing something I rarely do (please forgive me Hunger Games fans!) I watched this film without reading the novel first. However, by holding no preconceived notions of what the film should or should not be, I feel that my lack of expectations for “The Hunger Games” movie allowed me to

critique it with an open mind (strictly from a cinematic standpoint). I truly enjoyed the film. The storyline, a gladiator-esque battle taking place in a futuristic, postapocalyptic world, is intriguing and its similarity to present day game shows is haunting. The graphic bloodbath experienced by the young competitors proves that this is no Stephenie Meyer’s scifi love story, but rather an intense tale of oppression, loyalty, and revolution. I’m sure those who read the book would agree. The film lacked insight into the characters’ mindsets. However, the power of the movie’s theme was in no way lost in translation. Make sure you don’t miss “The Hunger Games” airing on Channel 96 this September.


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Nevil Shute’s “On the Beach” By: Joe Cirino

There is no doubt that the summer always brings great music, and the summer of 2012 definitely did not disappoint. Three bands however marked their place on the musical charts with their new releases and instant hits. Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is not the same alternative rock band that first debuted on the radio about a decade ago. The Grammy award winning band, which started out with its alternative rock sound, has moved into the pop music big leagues with their fourth studio album “Overexposed.” They reached the Hot 100 with the song “Moves like Jagger” featuring Christina Aguilera, followed by “Payphone”, and “One More Night”. These hits definitely prove that this leap into the pop territory has been good for the band, and regardless of how fans respond to the band’s creative switch, “Overexposed” promises to mark an PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.STARPULSE.COM Maroon 5 released their fourth studio album “Overexposed.” important point in Maroon 5’s already highly-successful music career. Neon Trees Any fan of the band Neon Trees and their catchy 2010 song “Animal” will find much to appreciate from their sophomore album “Picture Show.” The album has already seen immediate success with the song “Everybody Talks.” This album shows that when honed skill, great musicality, and an impressive vocalist come together great music can be created. Neon Trees demonstrates some impressive and catchy tunes which may mean that “Picture Show” should end up as one of the year’s most tuneful rock releases.

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FUN. Has lived up to the name with their sophomore album “Some Nights.”

FUN. Finally, nothing says musical success like a break out anthem. That is exactly what the band “FUN.” accomplished with their second album “Some Nights” which featured the instant classic “We Are Young.” This song must be one of the most infectious singles of the summer. This album comes alive with its exuberant tunes, and strong percussive beat. The music on this album allows the listener to enjoy a thrilling musical escape, complete with theatrical arrangement and the insanely gifted vocal style of the lead singer Nate Ruess. As the summer fades and fall rushes in, we look forward to hearing what these bands have in store next, to captive their musical audience.

A world without man is one of the foremost ideals of the postapocalyptic scene, and Nevil Shute’s 1957 fiction novel “On the Beach” shows the impending doom of a world without anything very clearly. Set in the aftermath of a cataclysmic World War III; most of the world as we know it today has been nuked into oblivion, with lethal levels of radiation drenching almost all of civilization. The novel focuses on those few traces of life that still exist in the Southern Hemispheres - though the radiation is slowly but surely moving closer. In Melbourne, Australia, life continues mostly as normal. Some live in denial of the impending doom that is to befall them, such as the commander of the last American nuclear submarine, Dwight Towers, now under Australian command. Dwight purchases gifts and toys for his children back in the nuclear wastes of America, while several members of his crew depend on alcohol or a carefree attitude as they engage in risky behaviors. Dwight soon becomes involved with a Melbourne native named Moira, though he holds some

insane shred of hope for his certainly dead family in the States. Elsewhere in Melbourne we see more evidence of the times: a man named Osborne spends what remains of his short life fixing up a Ferrari, a newlywed Peter Holmes copes with his mentally retarded wife Mary and their newborn daughter, and a gang of youngsters put together a dangerous street race that ends in several violent deaths. Throughout “On the Beach”, the economic and governmental controls of the world gradually break down. Even in the mircocosm of Melbourne, the government has come to terms with the future extinction of mankind by handing out free suicide pills and lethal injection kits. Suicide is rampant as some lose hope and news spreads of cities going “out” once the radiation clouds from the North hit. The book draws remarkable parallels to more contemporary novels on the subject, like Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”, which follows a father and son travelling through the desolated landscape of a ruined Earth. Though it lacks the rampant irradiated landscape

of Shute’s novel, the ecological collapse of both novels is clear, and the aftermath of a world where the nukes have begun to fly is both desolate and grim. “On the Beach” is however unlike many other post-apocalyptic novels (except “The Road”) due to its ending. Many movies and dark novels of today that remark upon the end of the human race enjoy teasing the reader and viewer with last-minute twists and deus ex machina’s such as in the movies “Children of Men” and “The Book of Eli” and McCarthy’s novelmade-film “The Road”. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it does muddle the waters between grey realism and optimistic fantasy. Shute’s novel here ends like the poet T.S. Elliot wrote, “Not with a bang, but a whimper.” As the lethal clouds of radiation go south, the scene of the world goes silent and the characters that are left take their cyanide pills and die. The world gradually eases into oblivion and silence in Shute’s vision, and as the reader we are left with a sense of both fear and dread that this is a possible future for the world if humanity spirals into the chaos of war once again. COURTESY OF WWW.NEVILSHUTE.ORG

Nevil Shute’s “On the Beach” sheds light on the fears that came from the creation of nuclear weapons.


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The Food Bar: The New King of Shark Dining To those who remember the Culinary Table, I hope you enjoyed your final meal there because it has been replaced by Food Bar. The Food Bar offers several dining options which are desperately needed at the food court. The Culinary Table offered students a prefixed menu of limited variety. If you did not like what they served that day you were simply out of luck and forced to dine elsewhere. With the Food Bar, you get the opportunity to choose from a wide and rich menu. Anyone who dines at the Food Bar will immediately notice the variety of food they offer, first glances will remind customers of the Chicken Grill or Greens etc. but the similarities end there. The Food Bar offers a wide selection of options starting with protein, then moving to vegetables and toppings, sauces, and finishing with side dishes. Each option offers choices that meet any dietary needs; it’s easy to have a vegan meal or one loaded with chicken or steak. Either way once your preferred foods are selected, and your sauce chosen, your food is passed to a chef, who cooks your food, right there for you to see. The fact that they do this, makes the Food Bar the most enjoyable and tasty restaurant on campus. There is no need to worry about how long the food you’ve been served has sat under a hot lamp before you were served. You only enjoy your warm meal, prepared to your taste. An interesting fact to note

Help Wanted All students should contact the Office of Student Employment located on the first floor of the Horvitz building to apply for these positions (954.262.3967) Job # 002 Senior Student Assistant Provide telephone technical support to the NSU computing community. Collect and record specific information regarding user requests and problems. Dispatch problem reports to appropriate personnel. 20-25 hrs/wk; $11/hr

By: Tyler Conti

Job #: 039 Desktop Computing Assistant Assist full-time employees with the daily installation and maintenance and support of personal computer hardware and software. 20hrs/wk; $10/hr Job #: 054 Lab Monitor Assist students and faculty computer related problems in the microcomputer lab. 25 hrs/wk; $8/hr Job #: 086 Graduate Student Assistant Assist coordinator with on-going projects within the department. 15-20hrs/wk; $11/hr

Food Bar gives students the much needed variety.

about the Food Bar, is that the menu will be changed every three weeks, bringing new foods for students to try. The best part about this new system is that, students will get the opportunity to vote on what foods they want to see at the Food Bar on

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the Shark Dining Facebook page. So when you want Indian food make sure to vote for it and make sure to get all your friends to vote for it as well. To keep the options varied students need to be vocal about their desires. This system

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also makes it difficult for students to complain about a lack of variety when they are able to vote to bring what they want to eat to campus. For the first three weeks the theme of the food bowl will be Asian cuisine. The theme for the three

weeks after that will be Italian. After the Italian theme, students will get to choose the next theme for the Food Bar. You can be sure that whatever theme you choose, they will always be healthy.

What are you looking forward to most this semester? “Getting back into Theatre.” Sasha Pimentel, sophomore musical theatre major

“An increase in school spirit so Nova students can have more pride in their school.”

Jonathan Clerge, senior communications studies major

“Hanging out with all the freshman I met at orientation and going out to events.” Calypso Hernandez, sophomore theatre major

“Learning about all the clubs and sororities and making new friends.” Quannisha Allen, freshman pre-law major

Job #: 165 Lifeguard Prevent accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules, regulation, and the conduct of persons using the pool, saunas, and spa. Additional duties: scrub pool gutters, heavy vacuum and hosing deck. Available: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; $9/hr Job #: 224 Intramural Sports Official Officiate intramural sports based on rules and regulations as set forth by Campus Recreation. Ensure that teams/individuals follow rules and regulations. Provide all intramural participants with superior customer service. Remain visible and on post at all times. Mon-Thurs, 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.; occasional weekends; $8/hr Job #: 353 Student Research Assistant Assist faculty with various research projects. Provide clerical and research support to undergraduate and graduate business programs. Tasks include data collection, analyzing data, data entry, filing, phones. General office work, other duties as assigned. up to 20 hrs/wk; $10/hr Job #: 360 Office Assistant Filing, phones, copying, errands and other duties as assigned. 20hrs/wk; $8.25/hr

“Being academically stronger and enjoying my school year.” Carolina Cabrera, junior pre- law major

Job#: 397 Student Ambassador

“Enjoying my time with my SEA BOARD team.” Raquel Heriquez-Feliz, junior education major

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Conduct campus tours to prospective students and their families. Other duties include data entry. Answer incoming phone calls. Participate in special events and telecounseling. 20 hrs/wk; $8.25/hr Job #: 412 Admin. Student Assistant Answer telephones, take accurate messages, route calls, respond courteously and professionally to routine inquiries. Compose and type correspondence, generate reports and other documents. Assist with mailings and special projects. Accurate data entry in Access and Banner. Set up and maintain files. Assist visitors to the department efficiently and courteously. Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor. 20 hrs/wk; $9/hr (between 9am-1pm) Job #: 423 Section Editor Oversee the assignment and production of specific section in the University student-run newspaper. Job functions include but are not limited to determining stories for a specific section, editing all copy for the section before submitting to Managing Editor. 20-25 hrs/wk; $9/hr Job #: 500 Phonathon Worker Call alumni from all over the country to update their information. Let our alumni know about new developments at NSU and ask for support of NSU through our annual giving program. 10-15 hrs/wk; $8.50/hr Job #: 566 Admin. Student Assistant (Miami/ Kendall) Have contact with students and respond to their needs either in person or by phone. Handle special requests from director and assistant directors in regards to recruiting projects. 20-25 /hrs/wk; $10/hr Job #: 568 Admin. Student Assistant (West Palm Beach) Provide administrative support and services to the SEC recruiting staff, meeting enrollment goals and objectives. Assist in providing office coverage to front desk. Provide customer service to all callers and visitors in a professional manner. 20-25 hrs/wk; $10/hr Job #: 573 Stdent Assistant Form letters, answer telephone calls, take messages, make photocopies. Assist with clerical work in office. $8.5/hr

Job #: 679 Senior Student Assistant Provide clerical support and administrative assistance to various administrators. 20 hrs/wk/; $9/hr

other related duties as required 12 hrs/wk; $10/hr the

Job #: 719 Graduate Assistant Process application waivers. Assist with FL Prepaid: invoicing and payment posting preparation; set up aging reports; analyze accounts to see if late fee and hold should be applied. Analyze account for NSU Payment Plans. Assist the A/R manager and specialist as needed. Other duties as assigned. 10-15 hrs/wk; $11/hr Job #: 778 Student Assistant Receive technical hardware and software. Process the items with a barcode scanner and computer. Deliver items to various departments on- and off-campus. 20 hrs/wk/; $9/hr Job #: 779 Operations Assistant/Facilities Answer telephones, manage the operation of the front service desk, answer questions, enforce facility and program policies, conduct face checks, and distribute information and directions. Maintain the cleanliness of the facility and the upkeep of the facility program space. $7.50/hr Job #: 783 Personal Trainer Provide members with a quality, safe, and effective workout. Maintain written documentation of each client. 20/hrs/wk; $18/hr - starting and depending on experience. Job #: 910 Student Assistant - East Campus, Ft. Lauderdale Operate telephone switchboard to route, receive, and place calls to all campus locations. Disseminate information to callers on NSU programs of study, events and special advertisements. Place and track long distance calls for internal NSU customers. Other duties as assigned. On occasional basis, attend divisional and NSU sponsored meetings and instructional workshops. Supervisor will provide more detailed job description. 20/hrs/wk; $11/hr Job #: HPD 089 Administrative Student Assistant Manage classroom of approximately 100 students. Duties include: maintaining classroom policies and protocol, taking attendance, distributing handouts, proctoring exams, assisting with trouble shooting broadcast problems, and

Job #: 098 Student Assistant Provide administrative support for Residential Life & Housing. Assist in the general operation and communication of office procedures and functions. Duties include but not limited to: inputting information on work orders, incident reports, locksmith request, etc. Filing and copying of confidential documents. Maintaining and organizing kitchen and storage rooms, and other common areas. Correspond with other NSU departments as required to assist residents or staff members. Other duties as assigned. 20 hrs/week; $7.67/hr Job #: 103 Student Assistant Provide clerical assistance. This includes filing, phones, etc 20 hrs/week; $10/hr Job #: 307 Orientation Assistant Plan, organize and implement orientation events for students, parents. Conduct group meetings with students and parents. Prepare orientation materials such as binders and flyers. Transport orientation materials to sites as needed. Work with Student Affairs to coordinate events and activities. Other duties as assigned. 15 hrs/week; $8.25/hr Job #: 154 Graduate Student Assistant Analyze accounts for reconciliation and placement with third parties. Assist with filing, mailing letters and mail merge projects in all areas of the department (Perkins student loans and tuition accounts). Maintain and prepare documents for imaging. Assist management and staff in other duties as necessary. 20 hrs/week; $11/hr Job #: 374 Field Operations Assistant Assist the Operations Coordinator by ensuring fields and facilities are prepared for home games and events. Act as a troubleshooter at events by providing supervision. Also assist with game management 20 hrs/week; $8/hr Job #: 502 Network Specialist Assists in the installation of networking equipment. Assists in trouble-shooting network outages. Gather and compile information for special projects. 20 hrs/week; $11/hr Job #: 561 Student Assistant

Assist the team with marketing, event planning, and research. Support the administrative needs of the office. Work with students and employers aiding the employment database process. 20 hrs/week; $8/hr Job #: 615 Service Representative Provide telephone support for the marketing department. 20 hrs/week; $10/hr Job #: 711 Student Scholarship Assistant Update and maintain database, review, edit and write scholarship questions, assist in mailings both electronic and paper, assist in preparing presentations, provide support in developing and delivering online scholarships. 20 hrs/week; $9-12/hr Job #: 715 Student Assistant Assist department by reviewing records for accuracy. Modify spreadsheets. Research and update record information. Retrieve, print and prepare documents for processing. Photocopying, sorting, filing, mailing, and other duties as assigned. 14 hrs/week; $8.50/hr Job #: 726 Office Assistant Office duties to include typing, supply ordering, photocopying, taking messages, filing, etc. Assist with cash management of sales. Act as a resource person, directing patrons, etc. Schedule and fulfill requests for conference rooms and events. Create bulletin board displays. Provide coverage for Flight Deck when needed. May be required to assist with inventory maintenance of stock and equipment. Other duties as assigned by Student Union senior staff. 15-20 hrs/week; $8/hr Job #: HPD 146 Student Assistant Data entry in Access database. Be able to reconcile multiple Excel reports and software program reports, update spreadsheets. Be able to manage large quantities of confidential documents. Check in orders and ensure accuracy then distribute to correct department. 20 hrs/week; $8.50/hr Job #: HPD 158 Student Assistant/Office Assistant Typing correspondence, collecting and distributing mail, photocopying, answering phone, meeting and greeting student and visitors. 20 hrs/week; $8/hr

Non-NSU employment opportunities Della Ventura Pizzeria Rendezvous Restaurant

Hiring waitress experience preferred but not necessary. Locate close to NSU Campus. Contact Ty or Billy 954-791-6077

Hiring Servers with Experience Apply in Person 2000 S. University Dr., Davie or Call Mike or Rich 954-473-1356



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