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Fort Lauderdale Cluster of Campuses to Host Free Community Block Party

Fort Lauderdale Cluster of Campuses to Host Free Community Block Party in Las Olas Area – Nov 14
Downtown Fort Lauderdale campuses collaborate to increase awareness of educational opportunities in the area
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – Several college and university campuses in downtown Fort Lauderdale will join forces to increase awareness of higher education opportunities in the area. Broward College, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), the Lingua Center at Broward College, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale will host a “Block Party” on Thursday, Nov. 14, between Andrews and 2nd Ave. on Las Olas Blvd., in downtown Fort Lauderdale from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
“This inaugural block party is a way to showcase the resources and higher education opportunities offered in our community,” said Thomas Meyer, Ph.D., dean of Broward College’s Willis Holcombe Center. “Collaborating with Nova Southeastern University, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida Atlantic University and the Lingua Center at Broward College is a way to highlight these partnerships and the unique elements of our downtown location.”
Anthony Abbate, associate provost for FAU’s Broward Campuses, agreed and added: “FAU is excited to showcase its downtown programs in architecture and executive accounting as the lead state university designated by the Florida legislature to serve Broward County. We just celebrated 40 years of FAU being in Fort Lauderdale.” 
The public is invited to come and meet with representatives from each of the institutions, and take tours of campus facilities, including: the AutoNation Academy of Art and Design at NSU Museum of Art; Broward College’s Willis Holcombe Center and the Lingua Center at Broward College; FAU’s School of Architecture, its new MetroLAB exhibition space, and its College of Business; and tour the current exhibitions at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Academic, life long learning, and continuing education advisors will be on hand to answer admission questions and provide information on available programs and offerings.    
“NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is delighted to be part of the Block Party, and we invite the entire community to come discover the wonderful educational offerings that are available in Downtown Fort Lauderdale,” said Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.  "This is a great opportunity to speak with instructors, tour our facilities and learn about the exciting programs and courses available."
There will be food trucks, entertainment, music, and much more! The event will also include opportunities to win an Apple iPad, a color printer, membership to NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, and special drawing prizes.
The Block Party is supported by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association.
Join in on the fun and come discover what learning is all about! The Block Party is FREE and open to the public.
For more information call T. David at 954-201-7510, F. Henderson at 954-262-5315, or R.Santiago at 954-236-1003.

About Broward College:Broward College is ranked as one of the top ten community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. Serving more than 68,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit           
About Florida Atlantic University: Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit
About the Lingua Center at Broward College: The Lingua Center at Broward College is a partnership between the college and the former Lingua Language Center of Weston. Offering immersion language programs in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Mandarin and more, its mission is to provide effective language education leading to the mastery of a new language. Its programs include Intensive English, Customized & Corporate English & Foreign Languages, Immersion Language Boot Camps, Conversation & Accent, Business English and TOEFL Test Preparation. Find more at
About NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is located at One East Las Olas Boulevard, and is an anchor of the cultural life of Broward County.  Founded in 1958 and housed in a distinctive modernist building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, it presents dynamic exhibitions and programs that encompass the breadth of civilization’s visual history. The museum offers a comprehensive education program through the dynamic AutoNation Academy for Art + Design.  For general museum information, call (954) 525-5500 or visit  Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm; Thursday, 11 am – 8 pm; Sunday, 12 – 5 pm.
About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with an enrollment of 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields.  NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.  For more information visit
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