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“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.
This week, the Recording Academy announced that the three-CD box set, "Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection," had been nominated for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards in two categories: best historical album and best packaging for a boxed set.
“The NSCF plays a vital role in fostering much needed support for NSC – the fastest growing institution of higher education in the state,” said NSC President Bart Patterson. “Our efforts include both private fundraising as well as the development of partnerships that can improve and expand our current educational programs. We’re so pleased to have the support, wealth of knowledge and experience that our new chair-elect and trustees bring to the board.”
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.
During Nevada State College’s 10th 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.
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.
“Our vision was to create a fully organic community garden on NSC grounds for the campus to enjoy,” said the club’s president Jessica Milliron. “We went on a journey developing plans for the garden and are pleased to see it come alive today.”
Nevada State College President Bart Patterson will give his first State of the Campus Address on Thursday, Sept. 13, beginning at 4 p.m. The presentation is part of the college’s first annual Spirit Week schedule of events.
As part of the Nevada State College 10th anniversary celebration, the college will conduct a campus-wide naming contest for its scorpion mascot. Students, alumni, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to submit their suggested names via an online nomination form beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4 through 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 13.
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 four songs, recorded off the two discs I found, are essentially the oldest known Woody Guthrie recordings in existence,” said La Chapelle. “The discs, called ‘Prestos,’ were 10-inches in diameter, ran at 78 rpm and were composed of lacquer-covered aluminum.”
Nevada State College President Bart Patterson has always had an interest in making personal connections with students, faculty, staff and community supporters of the College. This summer, Patterson has now taken this social charge online by joining both Facebook and Twitter.
“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.
“The nursing faculties at NSC and UNLV have always been very collaborative. NSC faculty and students have been actively participating in Zeta Kappa STTI events for the last five years,” said Shirlee Snyder, dean of nursing at NSC. “The at-large STTI chapter is just another example of the mutual support between the institutions.”
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.
“It’s an amazing feeling to have been accepted to the nursing program as I’ve worked really hard for the last couple years to complete my prerequisite courses,” said Linda Cirillo, a regular track student starting the program this fall.
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.
“It’s overwhelming to see the talent and dedication represented in this year’s graduating class,” said Dean of Nursing Shirlee Snyder. “Our BSNs truly exemplify the knowledge, skill and heart required to excel in their field.”
“We are interested in finding out why a similar technology in Egypt was dismantled over 100 years ago,” La Chapelle said. “Throughout the semester, students have been researching the politics, marketing strategies and diplomacy that contributed to the disappearance and then reappearance of this technology.”
Visiting both the historic Nelson mining area and Three Kids Mine near Lake Las Vegas, a group of Nevada State College students examined old mine tailings for select pollutants such as lead, arsenic and cadmium.
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.
“NSC is honored to join the city in this annual celebration as the City of Henderson was instrumental in the founding of the College and has always been a terrific partner,” said Bart Patterson, NSC President. “Our students and staff were especially eager to participate this year to share the excitement of our 10th anniversary with those in attendance.”
The Nevada State College campus community is interviewing each of the five finalists in the college’s presidential search April 24 – 26, 2012. Candidates will be meeting with several stakeholder groups including students, faculty, administration and community leaders. Community members are invited and encouraged to attend the open forums listed below to meet each finalist, learn more about their vision for NSC and have any questions addressed.
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.
“Since 2009 we have more than tripled the dollar amount of funds awarded to our students and that number continues to grow,” stated Neil Woolf, director of financial aid at NSC. “The more students we can work with to complete the FASFA, the more opportunity we have to secure financial support for their education.”
Nursing students utilizing the training software at NSC practice electronic charting during clinical work, access case study trainings and take exams tailored specifically to the NSC nursing curriculum.
“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.”
During an annual appreciation dinner and awards ceremony held on March 22, 2012, Technology Fellows, Part-Time Faculty, Classified Employee of the Year, iTeach, and Anniversary award recipients were recognized.
Nevada State College in partnership with Sunrise Hospital successfully advanced the first cohort of 28 nurses through the newly launched nurse residency program in December of 2011. The yearlong program was established at the hospital in order to battle the 27.1% national turnover rate of new hire nurses.
To help prospective students in their selection process Nevada State College recently created a Virtual Campus Tour that allows users to get an intimate look at the campus without having to step foot on its grounds.
“We often forget that our professors are more than classroom instructors. They have had years of hands-on experience working in various hospitals and clinics,” said NSNA’s President, Jennifer Scott. “Their unique stories and insight from the field are an invaluable resource that can help us grow and prepare for real life experiences in our own careers.”
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.