NSU Publications Style Manual

8 • She has an M.S. in Education with a concentration in teaching and learning. • BUT bachelor’s degree, doctorate, a business degree Academic degrees and honors, following a personal name, whether spelled out or abbreviated • Jane Smith, Ph.D. • Joseph Hershall, B.A. • Clyde M. Haverstick, Doctor of Laws Full, proper names of academic programs • Leadership Roundtable, Dual Admission Program •BUT dual-degree program, education program Names of specific courses • Biology 101, History of Civilization (Note: no quotation marks) • BUT don’t capitalize the names of general subjects (science, history) Formal names of campus buildings and academic units within NSU and their accepted shortened versions • Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center; Alvin Sherman Library; or Sherman Library • NSU University School or USchool • H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship or Huizenga School Formal names of academic departments or administrative offices • Department of Biology, Office of Publications, Health Professions Division • BUT publications, financial aid, nursing Names of planets • The people of Mars and Earth had a treaty. Do not capitalize earth if it is an adjective or a common noun. • There was an earthy smell. • He was digging in the earth. Political divisions of the world (state, county, etc.) used as part of a proper name • Broward County Nouns designating specific regions of the United States and the world • the South, the Midwest, the West End, South Florida • BUT The family is moving to western Australia. See also addresses. See also directions and regions. State, city, and town, et al., when used as proper nouns • The family recently moved here from Jefferson City. • The Detroit City Commission will vote tomorrow. • BUT NSU’s East Campus is located in the city of Fort Lauderdale. • In the state of Florida, you must wear seat belts. The word president when referring to the President of the United States • President Obama • John Kennedy, President • our President • the Presidents of the United States Titles of awards, prizes, or scholarships, including those nouns (e.g., award) if they are part of the title, but not articles, prepositions, or conjunctions within the title • Academy Award, Pulitzer Prize, International Music Scholarship, Woman of the Year Award Names of religious and secular holidays • Ash Wednesday, Mother’s Day All elements in hyphenated compounds in headlines, unless they are articles, prepositions of less than five letters, coordinating conjunctions, or the second element of a prefix (unless a proper noun or adjective) • Post-Modern Flights of Fancy, Medium-Sized Libraries • Out-of-Fashion Initiatives, Run-of-the-Mill Responses • Strategies for Re-establishment • BUT Sexual Politics in the Post-Kennedy Administrations • AND Pre-Raphaelite Paintings Revisited Full names of committees • The Office of Finance Budget Committee meets on the third Monday of each month. • BUT The committee adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

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