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Nevada State College nears "Hispanic-Serving Institution" status

May 25, 2016
Nevada State College has completed the first step toward being designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution now that its Latino student population has reached 25 percent of total enrollment. The college will be able to apply for federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution in fall 2016 based upon fall 2014 enrollment.

NSC Celebrates Annual Commencement, Boasts Largest Graduating Class

May 25, 2016
Nevada State College hosted its annual commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Henderson Pavilion. This year, the college held its largest commencement ceremony ever, with 403 graduates. Nevada State College has nearly doubled the size of its graduating classes over the past five years, having a graduating class of 211 in 2011 and growing to 265 in 2012, 299 in 2013, 349 in 2014 and 389 last year.

NSC Presents: Psychology students attend Western Psychological Association scientific conference

May 25, 2016
A growing percentage of undergraduate students are interested in applying to graduate programs. In order to be a competitive graduate school applicant, most programs seek students who have had ample experience conducting and presenting their research. Although Nevada State College is not a large research institution, the college still affords its students opportunities to gain hands-on research experience through coursework offered and through working directly with faculty members. Seven psychology students working with Dr. Laura Naumann conducted research on two different projects during the 2015-2016 academic year. Students presented their preliminary findings from these projects at the WPA conference in Long Beach.

NSSA hosts first-ever "Scorpion Splash"

May 25, 2016
NSSA's Programming Board hosted its first ever Scorpion Splash event on Friday, April 29, 2016. The event began with a 5K (3.1 miles) run that started in front of the Rogers Student Center (RSC) at 8:00 a.m. Students, faculty, staff and their families were invited to participate in the event.

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 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.

NSC Receives STEM Workforce Challenge Grant

May 25, 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.

Nevada State College Hosts NSHE Board of Regents meeting for 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 Presents: Undocumented Students

February 1, 2016
Did you know that approximately 80,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year?3 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.

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.

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

November 30, 2015
On the first Wednesday night of each month in the NSE Auditorium from 5:00-7:00pm, students, staff, faculty and community members alike gather to view a documentary about a current social issue affecting our nation and local community, ranging from immigration to hunger, which is then followed up by discussion.

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

November 30, 2015
More than 250 academic, student and community leaders gathered last month at the newly expanded NSC campus for the 4th annual Diversity Summit.

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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