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Nevada State College hosts NSHE Board of Regents meeting for the first time

March 23, 2016
This month, Nevada State College hosted the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents meeting in the James E. and Beverly Rogers Student Center, one of the newest additions to the NSC campus.

NSC hosts productive events for prospective students

March 23, 2016
The NSC Office of Recruitment and the NSC GEAR UP office hosted back-to-back successful events for prospective students during February. The Office of Recruitment hosted the 2016 NSC Open House on Thursday, February 18. The event yielded record-breaking numbers for the college.

NSC receives STEM Workforce Challenge grant

March 23, 2016
Nevada State College received a $54,746 STEM Workforce Challenge Grant for a Horticultural Science certificate program. The grant will fund curriculum development and infrastructure for the program, including a 25,000-square-foot outdoor garden farm on NSC’s campus, as well as a small indoor hydroponics garden. Both will be used as part of the certificate program, giving students hands-on experience with both indoor and outdoor agricultural systems adapted to the desert environment. Students can earn the Horticultural Science certificate in two semesters; the program will cover desert ecosystems, hydroponic systems, permaculture, and the latest research on food production in arid climates. As part of their coursework, students will spend several hours per week doing research in the garden under faculty supervision. The certificate prepares students for jobs such as garden, farm, or greenhouse managers; produce inspectors; garden consultants; and hydroponics management and sales.

NSC Presents: Nevada Consortium On The Teacher Pipeline

March 23, 2016
The severity of the teacher shortage, particularly in Southern Nevada, is well known. The Clark County School District began the 2014-2015 school year with over 700 unfilled professional teaching vacancies, and currently still has over 600 vacancies. While all students are impacted in one way or another, the vast majority of classroom vacancies are in schools serving children living in poverty and disproportionately impact children in homes where English is not a primary language. Dr. Edith Fernández, Associate Vice President of the Office of Community Engagement & Diversity Initiatives (CEDI) is involved with the Nevada Consortium. "We represent a broad and diverse group of Nevada stakeholders who began meeting in the fall of 2014 to discuss possible solutions to the social and economic implications of teacher shortages in Nevada," she said.

Nevada State College Holds First Open House for Prospective Students at Newly Expanded Campus, Offering “On-the-Spot” Scholarships

February 4, 2016
HENDERSON – Nevada State College (NSC) will give prospective students their first glimpse of college life on its newly expanded campus during an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 1125 Nevada State Drive.

The Campus as a Museum: NSC’s Inaugural Art Collection Focuses on Local Art

February 1, 2016
Curating a permanent collection over the past year that focuses on the work of local artists has been a labor of love for Director of Arts & Culture Angela Brommel.

It’s Literally the Most Digital Library Around

February 1, 2016
Typically, when one thinks of a college library, it’s comprised of stacks and stacks of tomes on all sorts of subjects. Just as it’s revamped other parts of the dated college status quo, Nevada State College is proud that its library isn’t the “same old thing.” The Marydean Martin Library holds the unique status of being the first completely digital library in the state.

GEAR UP for College!

February 1, 2016
On Thursday, January 28, Nevada GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) hosted a state-wide professional development on the Nevada State College campus. More than 60 GEAR UP professionals from all over Nevada gathered at NSC to discuss strategies for improving GEAR UP initiatives around the state and learn how to better serve the students in the program. Sessions included strength/personality assessments, SWOT analyses, individual action plans, and family engagement workshops. The day ended with an awards ceremony, featuring certificates of achievement and a GEAR UP Champion Award.

NSC Presents: Undocumented Students

February 3, 2016
Did you know that approximately 80,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year? Or that Nevada has the highest share of undocumented immigrants (190,000) as a percentage of the population (7.2% compared to 3.7% of U.S. total)?1 Undocumented and DACAmented (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students face unique challenges on the road to higher education. Over the last two years, the NSC Office of Community Engagement & Diversity Initiatives (CEDI) has taken the lead in our state on helping to increase higher ed access and retention for this unique student group.

NSC unveils new scorpion statue, introduces new traditions.

January 26, 2016
This semester marked yet another first for Nevada State College; in addition to the grand opening of the new buildings, NSC welcomed a scorpion sculpture, representative of the college’s mascot. NSC also launched and promoted a brand new Brick Fundraiser, the first of its kind at Nevada State, to provide our Scorpion with a unique home.

Social Justice Film Series: NSC monthly film showing sheds light on difficult issues and identities

January 26, 2016
“Is the solution in the movie the only solution to the problem?” begins discussion in the NSE auditorium following the debut film screening, Waiting for “Superman,” (Davis Guggenheim, 2010) and the conversation takes off.

Statewide Diversity Summit held for the first time at Nevada State College, draws more than 250

January 26, 2016
More than 250 academic, student and community leaders gathered last month at the newly expanded NSC campus for the 4th annual Diversity Summit.

It's official: Federal government grants NSC's petition to name NSC's Mount Scorpion

January 26, 2016
April 30, 2012 was a big day in NSC history. Bart Patterson was approved as NSC s president, and NSC representatives informed the Board of Regents that they had claimed Mount Scorpion and intended to seek official, federal naming of the geologic feature. Soon after, President Patterson and NSSA Student Body President Deuvall Dorsey hiked to the top, metaphorically paving the way for NSC. It would be three years to the day until NSC received official notification that the US Board on Geographic Names unanimously approved the naming of Mount Scorpion.

New degree programs take off at NSC

January 26, 2016
The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) is very pleased to announce the addition of new degree programs at Nevada State College. Students are now able to earn bachelor s degrees in the areas of criminal justice and mathematics. Additionally, several other degree programs are currently in the works.

NSC hosts inaugural induction ceremony for psychology honor society, Psi Chi

January 26, 2016
On Thursday, April 23rd, NSC held its first induction ceremony for students admitted to the psychology honor society, Psi Chi. Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. (https://www.psichi.org/?page=purpose) Nevada State College was officially accepted as a national chapter of the organization this year.

Health Care Fair

April 16, 2016
Free Health Care Fair. Planned Services Include But Are Subject To Change; VISION CARE, DENTAL SCREENINGS, (FLUORIDE VARNISH APPLICATIONS), BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK, HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES AWARENESS ADVISING, NUTRITION AND HEALTHY EATING TIPS, RESPIRATORY AND LUNG CARE INFORMATION, ADVISING AND REFERRAL SERVICES FOR, (ENERGY ASSISTANCE, FOOD PANTRIES AND MEDICAL CARE), SEX EDUCATION, RAPE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION INFORMATION.

Grad Days

April 12, 2016
Grad Days 2016 will be held on Tuesday, April 12th from 8am to 5pm and Wednesday, April 13th from 9am to 6pm in the Ballroom of the Rogers Student Center.

 

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