Inauguration Week

Inauguration Week
Dr. DeRionne Pollard is the new President of Nevada State College on Monday, July 19, 2021

Join us as we officially welcome Nevada State College’s eighth president, DeRionne Pollard, Ph.D.! All events will employ COVID-19 safety measures, including indoor mask requirements, livestream options and outdoor food service only, when offered.

MEET PRESIDENT POLLARD

MONDAY
JAN 10

Back & Bold Student Panel

11:30 AM to 1 PM  |  Ballroom (Rogers Student Center) & Virtual
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Gather around socially distanced tables or join via livestream with your fellow Scorpion faculty, staff and student employees as we celebrate being Back & Bold together on campus! Get a chance to hear from students and meet and greet our new president, DeRionne. You can also receive your Back & Bold kit and commemorative shirt to kick off the spring semester and the new year! Those who pre-register can also grab a to-go boxed lunch after the panel concludes.

TUESDAY
JAN 11

Guest Lecture

2 PM to 3 PM  |  Auditorium (Kasner Academic Building) & Virtual
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Join us as the outstanding Punam Mathur, executive director of the Elaine P. Wynn and Family Foundation and celebrated education advocate, shares a powerful message about the future of education to inspire faculty, staff, students, and the Southern Nevada community.

WEDNESDAY
JAN 12

Inauguration and State of the College Address

9 AM to 10:30 AM  |  Lobby (Christenson Education Building)
Auditorium (Kasner Academic Building), & Virtual

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We invite our campus community, members of the public and the press to attend in person or via livestream as we install the eighth president of Nevada State College, DeRionne Pollard, Ph.D. She will also speak about the common themes that inform her leadership and vision for the institution’s future in her first State of the College address. A brief, private media meet and greet will immediately follow the address.

Inauguration and State of the College Address Reception

10:30 AM to 12 PM  |  Patio Deck (Christenson Education Building)

Following the inauguration and address, we welcome all attendees to enjoy light brunch refreshments and visit with DeRionne outside our new award-winning Christenson Education Building).

THURSDAY
JAN 13

Faculty Symposium for Teaching and Learning

9 AM to 1 PM  |  In-Person: Ballroom (Rogers Student Center)  |  Virtual: Zoom link provided at registration
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Calling all full- and part-time instructors! The 3rd Annual Faculty Symposium for Teaching and Learning hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is an opportunity for you to share your teaching strategies, innovative ideas, and fresh approaches to teaching with your colleagues.

During this two-day professional development event, our keynote speaker, Jose Bowen, Ph.D., will present “Lessons Learned: Building Back Better” based on collective findings from being forced to transition our teaching online due to COVID, and discuss how we can utilize best practices moving forward. In addition to the keynote, the symposium will feature breakout sessions with 20 presentations by individual faculty, co-presenters, and faculty learning communities.

Alumni Mixer with President Pollard

5 PM to 7 PM  |  Wahoo’s Fish Taco Patio (10430 S Eastern Ave, Henderson, NV 89052)
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Hey, Scorpion alumni! Bring along a guest to meet our new president, DeRionne Pollard, in this fun and casual off-campus setting. She is excited to treat you to tacos and get to know you and where you are now. She will also share a short presentation about her five leadership pillars and plans to restructure how alumni fit in and have an important voice in the evolving vision for the college that will benefit future graduates and our state. Event is limited to 100 people on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to register right away!

FRIDAY
JAN 14

Faculty Symposium for Teaching and Learning (Continued)

9 AM to 1 PM  |  Virtual: Zoom link provided at registration
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Calling all full- and part-time instructors! The 3rd Annual Faculty Symposium for Teaching and Learning hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is an opportunity for you to share your teaching strategies, innovative ideas, and fresh approaches to teaching with your colleagues.

During this two-day professional development event, our keynote speaker, Jose Bowen, Ph.D., will present “Lessons Learned: Building Back Better” based on collective findings from being forced to transition our teaching online due to COVID, and discuss how we can utilize best practices moving forward. In addition to the keynote, the symposium will feature breakout sessions with 20 presentations by individual faculty, co-presenters, and faculty learning communities.

WEDNESDAY
JAN 19

Back & Bold BBQ and Involvement Fair

11 AM to 3 PM  |  Plaza (Outdoors)

Welcome back Scorpion students! As you get settled back into your schedule on campus, come by for a free barbeque lunch on us. Play games, socialize with new and old friends and meet DeRionne, our new college president! Stop by the Clubs & Orgs tables to learn how to get involved. You can also grab your free Back & Bold t-shirt, while supplies last.