Spirit Week

Show your Scorpion Pride by joining in this special week of festivities as we build upon new traditions,
unite our diverse campus community, and inspire involvement in college life!

All students, faculty, staff, and community members who RSVP and check-in to events will receive a
complimentary t-shirt on a first come, first-served basis. While supplies last.



Community & Diversity Zine
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lobby | Rogers Student Center

Contribute to the first Nevada State Community & Diversity Zine in a DIY zine making workshop led by the Office of Community Engagement & Diversity Initiatives.

Caricature Artist
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lobby | Rogers Student Center

Capture your #ScorpionPride in a caricature drawn by local artist Celestia Ward.

Tunnel of Awareness
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Ballroom | Rogers Student Center

The second annual Tunnel of Awareness is a museum style program recognizing a variety of human experiences. In the tunnel, rooms will encourage awareness of social justice, equality and identity matters. Tunnel topics will include:

  • Disability Awareness, Ability Focus
  • Misconceptions & Stereotypes that contribute to Inequality & Discrimination
  • Race & Policing: Inequality in Social Justice
  • 22 A Day: Veteran Suicide Awareness
  • Intersectional Identities
  • Sexual Assault
  • + More

Scorpion's Open Mic
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Auditorium | Nursing, Science, and Education Building

The Office of Arts & Culture is proud to present Scorpions Open Mic cohosted by Poetry Promise, Inc. and Jordan Caldwell of Sharing Reality. This reading will include contributors from the anthology Clark, and Nevada State students, alumni, faculty and staff. An open mic will follow.

Poetry Promise Inc. thanks Gold Sponsor NV Energy for their generous support of Clark: Poetry from Clark County, Nevada.



Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Rotunda | Nursing, Science, and Education Building

State of the College Address 
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
Auditorium | Nursing, Science, and Education Building

President Bart Patterson will address campus constituents and the greater Henderson community to highlight recent Nevada State College accomplishments and detail upcoming plans and goals for the College.

Lunch with Leaders
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ballroom | Rogers Student Center

Meet and greet with members of the Nevada State College leadership team. Students and administrators come together to break bread and get to know each other in a relaxed setting. Enjoy a casual meal and conversation at the Nevada State family table.



American Red Cross Blood Drive
8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
Great Hall & Multipurpose Room | Dawson Building

Join the Nevada State College Student Nurses Association and the American Red Cross at our Blood Donation Drive. Schedule an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

Community Service and Resource Fair
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ballroom | Rogers Student Center

The Community Service and Resource Fair will consist of over 25 community organizations. Come ready and eager to take advantage of volunteer opportunities and learn about resources available to you within our surrounding community.

Get Involved Fair
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ballroom | Rogers Student Center

The Get Involved Fair will allow students to connect with Nevada State College clubs and organizations and find out ways that students can be involved with campus activities. Don’t know of a club on campus that interests you? Stop by the Nevada State Student Alliance (NSSA) table to find out how you can create your own organization.

Henderson Speaks: History of Athletics in Henderson
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Auditorium | Nursing, Science, and Education Building

Join the Henderson Historical Society for a panel discussion from players, coaches and administrators who made Henderson proud on the field, in the classroom, and in life.



Morning Salutation Yoga Session
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Events Plaza | Outdoors by Rogers Student Center

Bring your yoga mat, and join us as we greet a day of well-being.

Mobile Testing and Wellness Clinic
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Outdoors | In front of the Liberal Arts & Sciences Building

The Academic Queers Club is hosting free rapid HIV testing with results in one minute. No appointment required. Services provided by Aids Health Foundation.

Rowing Competition
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Lobby | Rogers Student Center

Test your Power and Row for NSC!

Bowling with Bart
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Strike Zone at Sunset Station | 1301 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014

Mix and mingle with President Bart Patterson at this fun, family-friendly event. Unlimited bowling (including shoe rentals), pizza and soda are provided at no charge. Please limit guests to one per Nevada State community member. Space is limited and registration is required.



Be Colorful: Tie-dye Station
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Events Plaza | Outdoors by Rogers Student Center

Add some color to your Spirit Week t-shirt! We will provide the dye and other supplies needed.

Scorpion’s Calling
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Events Plaza | Outdoors by Rogers Student Center

Scorpion's Calling is a premier social event at Nevada State College. Come have fun in a family friendly atmosphere. Entertainment will include life size and interactive carnival games, a student talent show, and a DJ.  Be sure to check in early to get your free t-shirt and meal voucher (food vouchers and t-shirts will be available until supplies run out). Come kick off the fall 2018 semester in style!

Basin and Range Opening Reception
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Nevada State Gallery | 3rd floor, Rogers Student Center

The Office of Arts & Culture is pleased to present Basin and Range.

Basin and Range features eighteen Southern Nevada artists who were invited to create artwork that honored world-renowned artist Mi­chael Heizer’s iconic land art piece Double Negative, and another of his works, the massive City in the Basin and Range Province.

This exhibit is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative, a program of the Nevada Arts Council, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nevada State Legislature.


Office of Arts & Culture Offsite Arts Events

The Office of Arts & Culture is a proud supporter of our community-based arts partner, Poetry Promise, Inc and the Poets of National Stature Series. Join us on Saturday, September 23rd at Left of Center Gallery and the Pearson Community Center for a day of poetry with Saul Williams.

A leading voice on the spoken-word scene, Saul Williams began astonishing open mic audiences with his impassioned tongue-twisting verse in the mid-1990s and then became a grand slam champion at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. In 1996, he led the New York team to National Poetry Slam Finals. Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read at over 300 universities, with invitations spanning from the White House, the Sydney Opera House, the Lincoln Center, The Louvre, The Getty Center, & Queen Elizabeth Hall, to countless villages, townships, community centers, and prisons across the world. Multi-talented, Williams has also recorded with Nine Inch Nails and Allen Ginsberg, as well as countless film and television appearances.

Stay on Beat, Poet: Workshop and Lecture
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Left of Center Gallery
2207 W. Gowan Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032

Poetry Reading & Book Signing
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Pearson Community Center
1625 West Carey, North Las Vegas, NV 89032