Spotlights are the stories behind the diverse and accomplished individuals of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. These articles shed light on the voices you might not otherwise hear
and the inspired ideas and endeavors that began as lessons in our classrooms.
- Exercise Science Major Brings Healthy Lunches to Children in Venezuela
As an exercise and sport science major, Glenda Pietri's goal for her summer practicum project was to combine hands-on learning, classroom teaching experience, and her desire to help others in her native country. December 2013
- Summer Internship Sparks Student's Passion for Medical Research
As a fellow in the STEP-UP summer internship program, biology major Rebecca Urrutia spent eight weeks researching endometriosis at the Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Ponce, Puerto Rico. November 2013
- The Book As Art: Students Design Community Library Receptacle
When biology major Peri Bowman enrolled in an Honors course called The Book As Art, she thought it was a good way to combine her love of reading with her interest in art while getting a fun diversion from her science studies. November 2013
- College Alumni Find Lasting Rewards in Tutoring Experience
When Lauren Llorente began tutoring NSU students in math and science, she didnâ€™t realize how much she would learn from them.
â€œI never realized how great of an impact this job would have on my future,â€� said Llorente, a 2013 graduate of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and the Undergraduate Honors Program, who spoke to other students at NSUâ€™s 2013 Tutor Recognition Ceremony August 2013
- From the Street to the Sky: Art Students Channel Inspiration for Award-Winning Work
Art majors Kate Allen, Fraser Michael Poorman, and Albina Subkangulova find inspiration in unusual placesâ€”a picture on the Internet, a red staircase behind a row of shops, in the mystique of a fashion model, or a photograph of a cat. July 2013
- 2013 Student of the Year Writes to Her Own Beat in English Program
Sometimes, Sasha Strelitz feels like she was born too late. "My entire childhood was saturated with 1960s' rock and folk music," said Strelitz, a 2013 English graduate of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences whose passion for the literature of Beat Generation writers helped her win top honors at the Undergraduate Student Symposium. June 2013
- James Farquhar Award Winner Hits the Right Note in Music Program
When Adielle Silochan was 12, she picked up her motherâ€™s guitar and something happened that that chartered her course toward a career in music. "The guitar came out of the blueâ€”I fell in love with it," said Silochan, a 2013 graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of the 2013 James Farquhar Award. June 2013
- Commencement Profiles: The Stories behind Some of the 2013 Graduates
The road to graduation is different for every student at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.
Some have overcome the challenges of adapting to a new country, learning a new language, or rebuilding a life shattered by a devastating injury. Others have drawn inspiration from their parentsâ€™ example of hard work and determination to become the first members of their families to earn a college degree. All embark upon a new future when they receive their diplomas. May 2013
- From Dracula to Twilight:
Professors Shed Light on Vampires in New Books and the Classroom
The darkness of vampires is illuminated in The Universal Vampire, a two-volume book series co-edited by James Doan, Ph.D., and Barbara Brodman, Ph.D., professors at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The series ( Fairleigh Dickinson University Press) traces the origin and evolutionary paths of the vampire through folklore, literature, and film. May 2013
- Art Majors Show Their Best at ConVergence Senior Exhibition
For Natalie Hernandez, creating art is prompted by a need to think, reflect, and meditate.
â€œArt allows us to see through the eyes of the artist or see a place we've never been. It can be educational, a recording of history, or it can simply capture the feeling of a moment in time,â€� said Hernandez, one of five seniors whose artwork was on display at the ConVergence Senior Exhibition. March 2013
- Writing Fellows Help Other Students Navigate the Write Stuff
When criminal justice major Alyssa Corso struggled with assignments in a first-year composition course, she was reluctant to seek help. Then, following a course requirement, she met one-on-one with a student embedded in the class as part of the Writing Fellows program. March 2013
- Marine Biology Major Teaches Children about Conservation with New Book
Shannon Aldridge learned how to protect the environment at a young age. As a marine biology major with a minor in marine ecology, Aldridge now shares that message with younger generations through her self-published book, Lucy the Gopher Tortoise, a children's story about a gopher tortoise whose burrow offers shelter and protection to other animals. The story highlights the importance of gopher tortoises to certain habitats throughout Florida March 2013
- Biology Students Put Their Best Foot Forward at Screening for Babies and Tots
As an aspiring pediatrician, Jackie Jornadal welcomes every chance to work with children and practice new skills outside the classroom February 2013
- Why Do We Behave the Way We Do?
New Graduate Program Seeks Answers
When it comes to research, Brittney Tamayo believes enthusiasm is contagious.
â€œIâ€™ve never been so excited to learn,â€� said Tamayo, a 2011 alumna of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences who is enrolled in the collegeâ€™s new Master of Science in Experimental Psychology program. February 2013
- Bringing Death Back to Life:
Interview with Kathy Reichs, Ph.D.
The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences welcomed Kathy Reichs, Ph.D., to campus on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. Prior to her talkâ€”titled â€œForensic Anthropology: From Crime Lab to Crime Fictionâ€�â€”Reichs spoke with the college about her experiences as a forensic anthropologist, bestselling novelist, and producer for the television series Bones. February 2013
- Backpacking Abroad: Studying the Art, History, and Culture of Europe
Seeking a better understanding of the world, Samantha Bergoine wanted to explore a continent, not just a single country, during her summer study abroad. February 2013
- Black History Month 2013
Each February, the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences commemorates Black History Month, celebrating the contributions of African Americans in United States history. February 2013
- Psychology Major Examines Link Between Working Memory and Impulse Controlout her life, Lauren Adames had struggled with short-term memory. So, as a psychology major, she was eager to researc
Throughh a possible link between short-term, working memory and impulse control, or the ability to inhibit a response when instructed.January 2013
- The Healing Power of Storytelling: Examining the Value of Communication Amongst Cancer Patients
As a communication studies major, Sam Falk is intrigued by how people express themselves through the written word. His interest took a surprising turn when he learned how cancer patients are using the Internet to share their stories of living with a rare, aggressive form of the disease.January 2013
- Research Comes to Life on Stage: Q & A with Choreographer, Professor, Dancer
For Augusto Soledade, M.F.A., research doesnâ€™t begin in a laboratory, or a remote village, or the pages of a great book. Instead, it starts with a single idea, follows an internal and creative process, and develops into a dance production that comes to life on stage.January 2013
- Field Work: Alumnus Shares Skills with Special Olympics
Most people wouldnâ€™t see the potential in skiing down a South Florida sand dune, but Kyle Latham isnâ€™t like most people.
A 2012 graduate of the exercise and sport science program at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, Latham was looking for an innovative way to use his newly acquired skills to help others. He did just that by volunteering with the local Special Olympics Alpine Ski Team, for which he helped develop the on-land ski program for 35 Broward County participants.January 2013