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“As mentioned by Detective White, identity theft related crimes are becoming more and more prevalent and are therefore a popular topic,” said Anthony Morrone, associate director of financial aid and student employment. “Through the Financial Literacy Series and speakers like the Henderson Police Department, our department aims to prepare participants with a base of both financial understanding and security.”
“Continuing to enhance student success and retention are key objectives at Nevada State College,” said NSC Provost and Executive Vice President Erika Beck. “Gateway courses are stepping stones in a student’s path to completing their degree program and are therefore an important foundation for their success. We’re honored to have the opportunity to work so closely with John Gardner, a world renowned expert in the field, as our institution strengthens the first year retention of our students and ultimately produces a larger number of career-ready graduates.”
Creating new opportunities for Nevada State College students to both engage in their coursework and achieve academic success; the Student Academic Center has launched a Supplemental Instruction (SI) program. SI is a free student service that focuses on historically difficult courses, such as math and biology, and encourages students to take advantage of highly interactive, peer-organized study sessions.
“I was very thrilled when the opportunity to partner with the NSCF came about as this is the first time I am given the chance to provide a scholarship to a local college,” said Reynaldo Robledo, owner of RTS. “I feel it is very important for local companies to give back to the community whenever possible – it is a win-win for everyone.”
NSC has announced the appointment of Edith Fernandez to the position of Associate Vice President of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives after a national search. In this new leadership role, Fernandez will work closely with the Southern Nevada community and the institution to support community outreach and diversity initiatives as well as coordinate internal efforts to retain and graduate students of all backgrounds.
“It was an absolutely amazing feeling to receive the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship and know that I am one of the top education students in the state,” said Starkweather. “I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity and the acknowledgment that this scholarship has awarded me as it will help me complete my final semester at Nevada State College.”
“While the campus continues to grow, our goal is to maintain the close-knit environment that has made NSC special since the beginning,” shared Brandi Robinson, events coordinator and Spirit Week director. “Spirit Week provides opportunities for the campus community to mingle, students and faculty to connect outside of the classroom, and most importantly, for all to tout their Scorpion Pride.”
“It’s an honor for Nevada State College and the Office of the President to be able to reward our students as they start their studies off with such a focus on academic success,” said President Bart Patterson. “I look forward to having these amazing scholars on campus to inspire all students to achieve success.”
Expanding to meet demand of both the local and national job market, Nevada State College has announced the addition of a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice program. The college received approval to add the degree to its roster of over 24 majors and minors by the Board of Regents during a meeting held in early September.
Sharing her passion for the fields of nursing and nurse education, Nevada State College School of Nursing Lecturer, LaTricia Perry, has been selected as a winner in the Nevada Hospital Association’s 12th Annual Statewide Nurse Essay Contest.
The Dr. Joel and Carol Bower School-Based Health Center (SBHC) has been selected by 8 News NOW to be one of the three local children’s clinics to benefit from the Dial 4 A Smile telethon scheduled for Sept. 10 through 12 during its 4pm to 6pm newscast. The SBHC was founded in 2004 through a Nevada State College School of Nursing and Clark County School District partnership.
Known as the “CSC@NSC,” the center will act as the career hub on campus, providing students and alumni the skills needed to identify career goals and interact with a lifetime of professional career movement and job decisions.
"Since 2012, the mobile traffic to the NSC website has increased by over 40 percent," said Brian Chongtai, director of OIT. "The NSC Mobile app is a new tool for this audience as they continue to seek out NSC resources."
As Nevada State College (NSC) works to consolidate its campus through the construction of two new buildings, the institution has announced that the previously approved special building fee will be deferred for students enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Eight students, all members of the NSC Visual Media Club, presented a total of 16 projects, including documentaries, creative shorts, and commercials. Each project reflected the students’ work as screenwriters, directors, actors, as well as editors.
“It’s an honor to have been chosen to represent both our state and Nevada State College on the NCLEX-RN item writing panel,” said Professor Growe. “Every nurse in the nation is required to take this exam prior to beginning work and I’m delighted to provide my input and help uphold a standard of excellence in our field. Writing for the exam has been on my bucket list since I began teaching.”
“The NSC Summer Bridge is unique in that students not only have the opportunity to acclimate to college coursework, but they start their college experience with a group of similar students in order to foster peer-to-peer support,” said Leila Pazargadi, NSC assistant professor and director of the summer bridge.
Dedicated to learning American Sign Language (ASL), a group of Nevada State College students led the charge to expand the college’s language course offerings by organizing a petition during the spring semester.
An important part of Butler’s initial focus at NSC will be towards finalizing plans for two new buildings to be constructed on the main campus. He will be involved in the completion of project financing, building floor plans, as well as construction.
“It’s our pleasure to recognize Mr. Davis and Ms. Young as 2013 President’s Medal recipients,” said President Bart Patterson. “We are grateful for their continued partnership, in both supporting Nevada State College and serving the Southern Nevada community.”
Fourteen students and one faculty advisor from Nevada State College (NSC) will participate in the college’s first study abroad program at the Marino Institute of Education (MIE) in Dublin, Ireland June 8 through 22. To share their experiences and encourage future participation in the program, the initial cohort has created a group blog titled “Scorpions Abroad.”
Providing an efficient and seamless pathway for Associate Degree in Nursing students to also complete a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program, Nevada State College and Truckee Meadows Community College have partnered to form a collaborative nursing program.
Approximately 315 students participated in the ceremony joined by administrators, faculty, staff, Nevada Board of Regents members, NSC Foundation Board of Trustees representatives, other elected officials, friends, and family.
“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.
“As our enrollment has increased to over 3,400 students, the opportunity to bring Barnes & Noble to our campus was ideal,” said Buster Neel, NSC Vice President of Finance and Administration. “With nearly 700 campus bookstores across the nation, the new Barnes & Noble management team will be able to provide expanded opportunities for NSC students, faculty, and staff.”
The newly tenured faculty include: Shirli Brautbar, Associate Professor of History; Edwin Price, Associate Professor of Environmental Science; Gregory Robinson, Associate Professor of English; Gwen Sharp, Associate Professor of Sociology and Department Chair of Social Sciences & Business Administration; and Aaron Wong, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
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.
Committed to building long-lasting traditions for Nevada State College, a group of students joined together on Monday, Feb. 18 to hike to the top of the McCullough Mountain located just south of the college’s Liberal Arts and Sciences building.
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.
“Students across the campus have acknowledged the need for the new buildings,” said Nevada State Student Alliance President Deuvall Dorsey during the IFC meeting. “We are truly the fastest growing institution of higher education in the state – our campus expansion has been a long time coming and we’re proud to be moving forward.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.