To show their ongoing support for the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, NSU students and faculty and staff members have been responding to aid relief efforts and providing assistance to families and friends who have been affected – including by hosting a candlelight vigil March 31.
During the vigil, NSU students, faculty and staff shared poems, songs, and stories from the university’s Japanese students who were affected by the disasters. Monetary donations were also collected at the vigil and will be donated to the Relief Fund at the Japanese Consulate.
NSU has pledged to match up to $1,000 worth of donations, which are still being collected until April 15. To donate, visit the www.nova.edu home page and click on Japan Relief Fund.
NSU, through its Office of International Affairs, the Nova International Student Association (NISA) and other student led organizations and faculty on campus, continues to work closely with the Consulate General of Japan in Miami to coordinate additional relief efforts.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan and their country,” said Ray Ferrero, Jr., J.D., Chancellor of Nova Southeastern University, “I’m particularly proud of the global perspective of our students and their call to action.”
Counselors are also still available from Henderson Student Counseling Center at NSU for any students impacted by this tragedy. Students can make an appointment by calling (954) 262-7050 or visiting www.nova.edu/healthcare/studentcounseling.html.