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“Providing students with unique stress relieving activities, such as pet therapy, is a growing trend for colleges and universities across the nation,” said Ernesto Hernandez, Emerging Technologies Librarian at NSC. “We are so thankful that Love Dog Adventures could help our students, faculty, and staff members take a mental break during the start of a typically stressful week.”
“Downtown Las Vegas is experiencing an artistic renaissance and the number of art events is increasing each year,” said Associate Professor of English Gregory Robinson. “I love to see this shift in culture and want to help any way that I can. I joined the Contemporary Arts Center last year because they play such an important role in developing the Downtown Arts District.”
Applying pediatric knowledge and skills in a real-world setting, a group of Nevada State College (NSC) nursing students joined the medical staff team at the annual Nevada Diabetes Association (NDA) Camp Vegas on March 26.
The Department of Financial Aid welcomed the Henderson Police Department Financial Crimes Unit to campus on Thursday, Feb. 21 to discuss “Identity Theft and Internet Fraud” with a group of students, faculty, and staff. The event was held in the Marydean Martin Library as the fourth segment of NSC’s Financial Literacy Series.
Led by Judy Peterson, a nationally recognized expert in the field of TS, the event welcomed education and nursing students and faculty from NSC, local K-12 educators, school nurses, psychologists, and social workers.
Available to students of all majors at the college, the initial cohort will study at the Marino Institute of Education (MIE), an associated college of the University of Dublin, Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland June 10-21, 2013.
“Marydean Martin generously contributed a significant amount of money to support the expansion of the NSC Library. Marydean is a tireless advocate to support the value of learning for future generations of NSC students. Her first large contribution came in the summer of 2002 - as the college prepared to open for the first time, with the donation of numerous crates of her personal book collection,” Patterson said.
The highly competitive clinical program allows accepted nursing students to complete up to 400 hours of classroom work and competency-based clinical practice under the supervision of a qualified registered nurse (RN) preceptor.
As part of the Provost Speaking Series, Nevada State College (NSC) welcomed Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, president-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) to campus on Monday, Nov. 19 to speak to an audience of faculty, staff, and students on the topics of mentoring Latino students and improving student success.
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.
“We strategically pair college students with youth in order to develop mentor-mentee relationships that will assist with successful high school completion and transition to college,” said Lori Navarrete, associate professor of education at NSC.
On Friday, August 17, Nevada State College and the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a two-part workshop and luncheon to discuss the next phase of the college’s mission to become a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.
Education majors at Nevada State College had a unique opportunity this summer to join forces with the Andson Foundation to participate in the Rockstar Readers Summer Literacy Program as tutors. An initiative developed by the Andson Foundation, the program is aimed to continue the literacy development of elementary students on summer break while also encouraging a love for reading at an early age.
“The purpose of the simulation is to place the participant in the shoes of a mentally ill patient in order for them to truly develop an understanding of the difficulty these individuals have when trying to focus, listen to directions, or complete the most simple tasks,” said Chaffin.
As the Hispanic population in Southern Nevada continues to grow, the need for bilingual medical professionals is also increasing. To answer this need, the Nevada State College School of Nursing has begun offering a four-week immersive medical Spanish course, launching this summer.
After a funding gap that spanned four months, the Nevada State College chapter of TRIO Upward Bound was notified by Senator Harry Reid’s office that federal funds would be renewed for use starting June 1, 2012. The two grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education will help sustain the program at NSC through 2017.
Now settled in at NSC, Patterson is enthusiastic to further introduce himself to the campus and the community by discussing his vision and goals for the college – along with sharing a few more personal details on his background, interests and hobbies.
Melina Arriaza, a first-generation college student enrolled at Nevada State College was accepted to participate in a weeklong training at the highly prestigious NASA Johnson Space Center Pre-Service Teacher Institute in Houston, Texas.
Bart Patterson was named President of Nevada State College during a special session of the Board of Regents on April 30, 2012. Serving as the interim president of the college since November 1, 2011, Patterson is the seventh individual to assume the leadership role since the college’s inception in 2002.
Sharing their talents beyond the campus, two Nevada State College (NSC) students and one alumnus were awarded in a local writing contest organized by the Henderson Writers Group. The students who independently submitted poems and short stories were each awarded complimentary entrance to either the full or partial Las Vegas Writers Conference scheduled for April 19 – 21, 2012.
“Our senior projects truly help us research information that can be used to help the community as a whole,” said Germania Skidmore, a presenting nursing student. “It’s exciting to see our research being considered for implementation.”
The School of Education, Speech Pathology Program is eager to announce the induction of Nevada State College’s founding chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA). This pre-professional membership association provides opportunities for students to enhance their studies of communication sciences and disorders outside of the classroom.
Dr. Linda Archambault, the 2012 Met/Life/NASSP National Middle level Principal of the Year met with students during a Kappa Delta Pi event to share her journey and inspiration with our future leaders in education.
The Nevada State College Fall 2011 student teachers presented their web-based portfolios on Thursday, December 8. This was the first semester NSC student teachers created web-based portfolios for their culminating project.
GRAD DAYS ARE COMING!!! Stop by and get all of your graduation questions answered! And grads can enter a raffle for a chance to win early graduation presents…including an iPod touch or a Flip HD video camera! more...
The City of Henderson has developed a great working relationship with several cities in Korea. As part of our strategic alliance agreements with them, we are working to develop new businesses and jobs in Henderson.
Kathryn Damm, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at Nevada State College, will be a featured speaker at next month’s 15th annual Healthcare Educator Institute in Ontario, Calif., discussing how to use technology to engage students.
Dr. Larry Rudd, Assistant Professor at NSC’s School of Education, was recently awarded the NeCoTIP grant in the amount of $96,000 for his project titled “Climate Change Science: Content and Inquiry Methods for Secondary Teachers.”
Long known as a professor who emphasizes the importance of community-based learning in his classes, Dr. Hon-Vu Duong (better known as Dr. D to his students), is a living example of the difference one can make by serving communities in need.
Nevada State College continues to grow during challenging economic times, with a fall 2010 preliminary enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, an increase of more than 18 percent from last fall and the largest percentage increase within in the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Lesley Ann Di Mare, NSC’s executive vice president and provost, became the president of Nevada State College today. Di Mare’s appointment was unanimously confirmed this morning by the Nevada Board of Regents during a special board meeting.
Chancellor Dan Klaich recommends Dr. Lesley Ann Di Mare as acting president of Nevada State College (NSC). The Nevada Board of Regents will vote this Friday at a special meeting to appoint Dr. Di Mare as acting president of the college.
The Centralized Advising Academic Center at NSC, a new delivery model for advising students with 60 or fewer credit hours provides consistent, effective assistance as they progress in their respective majors.
Nevada State College opened its doors to over 200 new and transfer students for the 2nd annual Scorpion Welcome. This student orientation event brought together current NSC students, faculty and staff, as well as family and friends to welcome new fellow “Scorpions” and usher in the 2009 - 2010 academic year.
William C. Wortman, co-founder and principal of Cannery Resorts, and Hannah Brown, retired business executive and immediate past president of the Urban Chamber, recently joined the Nevada State College’s Foundation (NSCF) Board.
High School students from Basic and Eldorado High Schools participating in the Upward Bound Program at Nevada State College recently had the once in a lifetime opportunity to explore our nation’s capital.
Since March, a small but dynamic group of students have been participating in a brand-new, innovative program in the NSC School of Education. They may not look like traditional students, but they have a consummate energy and enthusiasm for their own education and the process of becoming teachers.
Nevada State College School of Education students developed lesson plans and led writing workshops for Clark County School District students as part of their class, "Teaching Writing Across School Curriculum," a class which focuses on teaching writing in all subject areas and grade levels.
Two Clark County School District schools received a generous donation of Hewlett Packard scanners as part of a Nevada Collaborative Teacher Improvement Program (NeCoTIP) grant, which was written by NSC School of Education Assistant Professor, Dr. Kevin Graziano. The grant project addressed the need for increasing the number of secondary teachers who are technologically proficient in order to challenge students' academic performance.
Nevada State College welcomes Lee Young as the new associate vice provost for enrollment management. With over 30 years experience in the education field, Young brings provides vision, leadership, and direction for the development and implementation of enrollment and marketing plans for NSC.
The partnership between Nevada State College and Foothill High School offers students with special needs the opportunity to learn new vocational skills while working in a professional environment under the guidance of volunteer faculty and staff members.
The multicultural student organizations at Nevada State College allow students to share cultures and support the local community. These organizations represent the diversity of NSC’s student population, and are helping to define the campus community.
The Crossroads program at Nevada State College assists "high risk" seventh and eigth grade students develop the skills necessary for academic success. Resultant data of the 2008 program has shown the students made significant strides as a result of the program by increasing their self-confidence, academic resiliency, and re-engaging them in the educational process.
Nevada State College will welcome new students and their families to the campus community during orientation day. This event is designed to familiarize students and their families to the collegiate atmosphere and equip them with the necessary tools to succeed at NSC.
Partnering with other organizations allows Nevada State College to better serve its students and members of the community. Some partnering organizations are: Clark County School District, the College of Southern Nevada, the City of Henderson, Henderson Libraries, Nathan Adelson Hospice and the Galleria at Sunset.
Current students and graduates of the Bachelor of Public Administration in Law Enforcement include members of the City of Henderson Police Department, who praise the program for its attention to both academic theory and professional practice.
Receiving over 4000 books will be a lasting benefit the children who participate in "SMART," a successful after-school partnership between the Nevada State College School of Education and the Housing Authority of the City of Las Vegas.
In the Business Administration program at Nevada State College, students have exciting research and scholarship opportunities and the entire community can benefit from the presentations in the "Student Learning and Growth Series."
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities sent an accreditation team to Nevada State College from October 3-5 for a successful site visit as part of its ongoing candidacy for accreditation.
Unique teacher training program shows promise as pilot group moves into last half of instruction Nevada State College and Clark County School District partner to provide solutions to Southern Nevada’s K-12 teacher shortage and bicultural teacher needs.
Nevada State College is proposing seven new degrees: Six are Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees, and the other is a Bachelor of Science degree in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The majors for the six BAS degrees are Construction Management, Fire Science, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Media Technology, and Engineering Technology.
Nevada State College to celebrate Black History Month with series of films, discussions and cultural events. Events scheduled throughout February. The series is free and open to the public. All are invited to attend and learn about the rich, complex history of Black Americans.