Nevada State College’s campus is on a delayed start for Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 with classes and business operations to resume at 10am.
Nevada State College classes that start before 10am are cancelled. Classes that begin on or after 10am will continue as normally scheduled.
Employees who are in essential services for campus operations should report to work at their normally scheduled time. If you are unsure whether your role is an essential function please contact your supervisor.
Employees who are unable to get to work should contact their supervisor or follow normal departmental procedures to provide notification of an absence. Supervisors are asked to be flexible with employees who are tardy or absent due to by inclement weather.
Faculty members will determine how class work will be made up. Students who are unable to get to class should contact their instructor regarding making up class work.
A persistent challenge for the state of Nevada is the shortage of highly qualified K-12 teachers. Nevada State College is committed to increasing its contributions to boost the teacher pipeline. One way to do that is to promote the profession to get more students interested in becoming teachers. The college is partnering with KVVU Fox5 for the “Power of Teaching,” a program to highlight how teachers are difference makers in people’s lives.
Fox5 is airing a series of eight monthly segments featuring a prominent community member who will speak of the impact a teacher had on their life. The segment will air on the MORE show (9-10am). Nevada State College will also be included in four segments.
“With support from the Rogers Foundation, we have been able to work with the Clark County School District to create a Teacher Academy at a few area high schools,” said Patterson. “This helps high school students who want to become teachers get a head start on earning college credits toward a career in teaching. We are also partnering with community colleges in northern Nevada so that students can earn a four-year education degree without leaving northern Nevada.”
The initiative aligns Fox5 with Nevada State College and builds on its established connections to the community. “KVVU FOX5 is committed to informing and serving the Las Vegas community. As a news station, we have continued to report the critical need for teachers in Clark County but now with Nevada State College and the Power of Teaching, we can work together to be part of the solution,” said Yvette M. Belisle-Rodriguez, FOX5 Marketing Manager.
The “Power of Teaching” will air on the MORE show throughout the year. It is also available on Fox5Vegas.com.
Nevada State College is excited to host the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents quarterly meeting, which will be held on our main campus on Thursday, February 28 & Friday, March 1, 2019.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Amber Howerton, and Nevada State student Alexi Kibbe will present to the Board at approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 in the RSC ballroom. Professor Howerton will be sharing how the breadth of undergraduate research at Nevada State College is a transformative experience. Ms. Kibbe will be sharing her experiences as an undergraduate researcher and the role this experience has had for her college career and professional future.
President Patterson will request the Board’s ideas and recommendations on addressing Nevada State College’s growth challenges, both short and long term, on Friday, March 1. His presentation is tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. in the ballroom.
There will be an increase of people and activity on campus during the week of the meetings. Parking behind the Rogers Student Center will be reserved for the Board members and staff, the Chancellor’s cabinet, and visiting members of other institutions. Please plan for a little extra time for parking and note that college will see a greater influx of traffic on the meeting dates.
We will have signage posted around the campus on the days of the event in addition to volunteers to help direct and answer questions. Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are open to the public. There will also be a live stream video: