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2017 News and Events

Undergrad students searched for “missing” dean
Friday, 11/10/17

It all started out like any other undergraduate event - until College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Dean Honggang Yang was kidnapped by a group of masked assailants.

CAHSS Hosts Their First Virtual Alumni Event
Friday, 11/10/17

The NSU Alumni Association offers a free series of virtual networking events for alumni every month and October’s chat was designated exclusively for College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni.

CAHSS professor receives NSU excellence award
Thursday, 11/09/17

Professor Shelley Green, Ph.D., has been honored with the 2016-17 President’s Distinguished Professor Award of Excellence.

Conflict Resolution students get hands-on experience with Ecuador trip
Thursday, 10/19/17

For two weeks in June 2017, a group of conflict resolution students put their knowledge to the test in Ecuador.

CAHSS professor puts on show funded by arts grant
Wednesday, 10/11/17

Last May, CAHSS Associate Professor Augusto Soledade staged “Shade,” a dance performance funded with a $10,000 grant from a Miami-Dade County arts program.

NSU-ARSH epidemiologist Jim Hall honored with award
Thursday, 09/28/17

Jim Hall, an epidemiologist with NSU’s Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities (NSU-ARSH) was recently honored for his work at the Florida Behavioral Health Conference.

Getting involved with the arts at NSU
Wednesday, 08/23/17

With the beginning of the school year upon us yet again, the hunt for ways to be involved on campus begins. The Department of Performing and Visual Arts’ (PVA) auditions are among the many back-to-school activities. The auditions for the 2017-18 performance season range from theatre to dance to music, as well as submissions for visual art.

CAHSS Writing Center Student Coordinators Publish Article
Monday, 08/14/17

CAHSS Writing Center Student Coordinators Samantha Epstein, Michaela Greer, Jacqueline Lytle, Morgan Musgrove and Emalee Shrewsbury published an article called “The Incredible StuCos” in the Spring 2017 issue of The Dangling Modifier, an online, international newsletter published by Pennsylvania State University in association with the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing that is written by and for peer tutors to publicize their work.

CAHSS professor uses grant to research biography
Monday, 07/24/17

Department of History and Political Science Professor Charles Zelden, Ph.D., has trekked more than 7,000 miles across the country to track down materials for an upcoming biography.

DWC professor edits book on The Avengers' Joss Whedon
Wednesday, 07/12/17

What do Iron Man and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have in common? They’re both examined in a new book edited by Juliette Kitchens, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in CAHSS’ Department of Writing and Communication.

DWC presents at NSU University School’s ASPIRE Learning Lunch
Tuesday, 07/11/17

On May 17, 2017, Department of Writing and Communication undergraduate students and faculty member Whitney Lehmann, Ph.D., visited NSU’s University School to speak to its high school students as part of the school’s ASPIRE Learning Lunch program. During the visit, NSU communication majors Jenna Kopec, Mike Lynn and Veronica Rodriguez represented the recently re-launched B.A. in Communication program and spoke about its new concentrations in Digital Media Production, Journalism and Strategic Communication.

DWC faculty awarded NSU President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants
Thursday, 06/29/17

On May 15, four CAHSS Department of Writing and Communication faculty members were awarded grants during Nova Southeastern University’s 18th Annual President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant Awards Ceremony and Reception.

Department of Writing and Communication launches Ice Cream Entrepreneur Program
Monday, 06/19/17

Looking for a fun, interactive and entrepreneurial way to spend your summer while building your resume? NSU’s Department of Writing and Communication invites high school students to become masters of marketing and communication this summer as part of its newly launched Ice Cream Entrepreneur Program with Yo Mama’s Ice Cream in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Get social with DWC!
Thursday, 06/15/17

Want more ways to connect with the Department of Writing and Communication? Check out DWC’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and LinkedIn.

DWC alumna named assistant professor at University of Central Arkansas
Monday, 06/12/17

Department of Writing and Communication alumna Cristine Busser will be starting her next chapter this fall as an assistant professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas. Busser graduated with an M.A. in Writing from Nova Southeastern University in 2013 and with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Georgia State University in 2017.

Colleagues remember Dr. Jacki Browne
Friday, 05/19/17

CAHSS Professor Jackie Browne, Ph.D., died in March 2017 following a long battle with cancer, but she left a lasting impact on everyone she worked with.

CRDM alumna pursues dream of teaching in higher education
Friday, 05/05/17

It was not until Kamila Albert began serving as a Writing Fellow within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences that she decided she wanted to teach. Now, this Department of Writing and Communication alumna is making that dream a reality.

NSU Student Media hosts industry professionals during Multimedia Conference
Friday, 05/05/17

Nova Southeastern University’s Office of Student Media hosted its Multimedia Conference on Saturday, Jan. 28. The event, coordinated by NSU Student Media Director Michelle Manley and Department of Writing and Communication Associate Professor Megan Fitzgerald, Ph.D., was an all-day affair.

New CAHSS scholarship program
Tuesday, 04/25/17

Kevin Lynch turned his family's experiences with mental health issues into a mission that led to creating the The Quell Foundation. Now, the Massachusetts-based nonprofit is setting up a new scholarship to benefit Family Therapy students in NSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

NSU Completes SACS Accreditation Review With Flying Colors
Monday, 04/10/17

Every 10 years, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools previewCommission on Colleges (SACSCOC) – the accrediting body that governs Nova Southeastern University (NSU) – performs an exhaustive review of the university in preparation for re-affirmation.

Communication students admitted into Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society
Tuesday, 04/04/17

On Jan. 28, six NSU communication students were inducted into the Upsilon Zeta chapter of Lambda Pi Eta. The induction ceremony, held during the NSU Multimedia Conference, aimed to honor undergraduate students who have declared an interest in the field of communication and have achieved a high level of academic excellence.

DWC alumna lands job with Zimmerman Advertising
Tuesday, 04/04/17

Nova Southeastern University and Department of Writing and Communication alumna Tiara Baldoni was recently hired by Zimmerman Advertising as a traffic coordinator for its Nissan Division. In this role, Baldoni is responsible for ensuring a television or radio station has the appropriate media to advertise, as well as the instructions for how that media should be aired.

CAHSS Alum Named First Chief Diversity Officer at SIT in Vermont
Thursday, 03/30/17

Michelle Cromwell, Ph.D., graduate of the master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has been named the inaugural Chief Diversity officer at SIT (School for International Training) in Brattleboro, VT. Cromwell indicated that her work is informed by the tripartite role that she brings to the position. These include an integrated, interdisciplinary, and interactive approach.

Diversity Dialogue to cover working with transgender and gender-nonconforming clients
Wednesday, 03/29/17

The next CAHSS Diversity Dialogue event, "Avoiding 'Trans'gressions: How to Work Respectfully and Inclusively with Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Clients," will take place at 12 noon April 4 in Room 1046 of the NSU Alvin Sherman Library.

Florida lynchings subject of Diversity Dialogue
Tuesday, 02/28/17

A history professor examined lynchings in Florida during the February installment of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Diversity Dialogues series.

DWC appoints interim associate chair
Thursday, 02/16/17

In January, NSU’s Department of Writing and Communication named Associate Professor of Writing Star Vanguri, Ph.D., as its interim associate chair. In this position, Vanguri works alongside DWC Chair and Professor Shanti Bruce, Ph.D.

Internship and interviewing workshop assists communication majors
Thursday, 02/16/17

On Thursday, Jan. 19, NSU’s Department of Writing and Communication (DWC) and NSU Career Development teamed up to host the second workshop in a series of workshops for communication majors.

Diversity Dialogue focusing on racial violence
Wednesday, 02/15/17

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will host "Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida" as part of its Diversity Dialogues series.

Horses focus of two graduate level courses
Wednesday, 02/01/17

Not far from Nova Southeastern University’s main campus in Davie is a quiet spot where students and faculty work with a different type of colleague: Horses.

Residential Institute connects students from online programs
Friday, 01/20/17

Twice a year, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences welcomes students from various online programs for its Residential Institute.

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