Future of Nevada State College unveiled at anniversary gala

Two new buildings planned on 509-acre campus for academics and student union
During Nevada State College’s10th Anniversary Gala, a grand finale to its yearlong anniversary celebration, President Bart Patterson outlined the future of the growing college and unveiled plans for two new buildings.
With over 500 guests in attendance, the event commemorated a decade of the college’s growth. As the fastest growing higher education institution in Nevada, Nevada State College (NSC) forecasts continued increases in student enrollment and further development of the curriculum. As a result, the college is looking to add two new permanent buildings on its 509-acre campus in Henderson.
We owe it to our students and faculty to continue to develop our campus to ensure we are meeting their educational needs, said Patterson. In the upcoming years, we are looking forward to adding two buildings to the NSC campus that will house a state-of-the-art learning environment for the schools of nursing and education, as well as a brand-new student center.
Three-dimensional renderings of the new buildings were unveiled at the gala. The 60,000 square-foot nursing and education building will house several anatomy labs, over a dozen classrooms, a large auditorium, faculty and staff offices, and a cutting-edge media center. The second building, a 40,000 square-foot student center and administration building, will house the college’s student services departments, study and activity space for students, and offices for administration.
Currently, the NSC campus includes leased office space in downtown Henderson, the remodeled Dawson building and the Liberal Arts & Sciences building, which was the first building built on the 509-acre campus and opened in 2008.
We look forward to uniting all departments on the main campus, added Patterson. By creating one campus, we’ll be that much more student-centered.
NSC has been providing regular updates on the growth of the college and plans for expansion to the Nevada’s Board of Regents Investment & Facilities Committee, and any final plans will be submitted to the full Board of Regents for final review and approval.
Once finalized, the development of both buildings is planned to move forward utilizing repurposed funds from discontinued building leases, capital funding, as well as a $125 student-approved fee. The anticipated move in date for both buildings is fall 2015.

Nevada State College and 360Brandvision to enhance technology and learning experience for students

First cooperative project to be revealed during College’s Oct. 19 gala
By Mandi Enger
Furthering its longstanding commitment to improving student success through technological innovation, Nevada State College (NSC) has joined forces with Las Vegas-based holographic media company, 360BrandVision, in order to develop an educational platform that will enhance the learning experience of NSC students.
A minority-owned business that opened in Las Vegas five years ago, 360BrandVision has developed proprietary holographic and interactive display systems used at events, exhibits and entertainment venues. Now, 360BrandVision and NSC will collaborate to bring the cutting-edge holographic technology into college classrooms next year, for the first time anywhere in the nation.
The technology will take what would have been 2D images, something in print format or a regular computer monitor, and create 3D holograms, said Andy Kuniyuki, dean of NSC’s school of liberal arts & sciences. The relationship between all components of the image will be more vividly shown by the hologram; vastly improving how students experience and learn about different concepts.
For example, with the new technology a biology student will be able to dynamically explore the double helix structure of DNA, a math student a geometric shape, and a history student the location of historical events on the globe, with a complete, 360-degree view. The technology will also have significant applications in NSC’s nursing and teaching programs.
Our objective in working with 360BrandVision is to see measurable improvements in the learning outcomes of our students by including new technologies into the classroom, said NSC President Bart Patterson. In time, we see 360BrandVision and NSC becoming industry leaders in educational technology development and classroom applications.
With the initial launch next year, select classrooms will be outfitted with 46-inch glass monitors to display the images. Moving forward, the technology is planned to extend into online courses as well as on tablets and mobile phones for individual student use, with the ultimate objective of creative interactivity between the student and holographic imagery.
At 360BrandVision, we are focused on creating amazing viewing experiences, said Ruben Moreno, president and CEO of 360BrandVision. Our goal is to allow everyone to experience the wonder of our holographic images, and our work with Nevada State College helps us embrace this commitment. Creative and passionate young minds will help us envision new holographic experiences, while faculty expertise can ensure that Nevada continues to demonstrate leadership in this exciting new technology.”
NSC and 360BrandVision will unveil their first joint project during the college’s 10th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 19, with the holographic reveal of two new proposed campus buildings.