2013 Archive

NSC in the News

Study abroad program to return to Dublin, Ireland in 2014

Dec 10, 2013
"Study abroad experiences enrich the intellectual and personal lives of students who participate," shared Roberta Kaufman, assistant professor of the School of Education, and faculty advisor of the 2013 study abroad program. "Participants have the opportunity to become immersed in another culture. They can dispel myths and learn the history that influences contemporary thinking. An international experience creates opportunity to be a participant rather than an observer."

Henderson Police Department returns to NSC for Financial Literacy Series

Nov 15, 2013
"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."

Nevada State College partners with the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Nov 07, 2013
"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."

Supplemental instruction program launches to support student success

Oct 24, 2013
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.

Roberto's Taco Shop partners with Nevada State College Foundation to offer scholarship program

Oct 17, 2013
"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."

Nevada State College appoints Associate Vice President of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives

Oct 14, 2013
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.

Secondary education major Allysa Starkweather receives 2013 Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship

Oct 10, 2013
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.

Second annual Spirit Week celebrates Scorpion Culture

Oct 02, 2013
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.

Presidential Scholarships awarded to nine students in recognition of outstanding academic achievements

Oct 01, 2013
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.

NSC expands to offer Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Sep 25, 2013
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.

President Bart Patterson presents 2013 State of the Campus Address

Sep 23, 2013
President Bart Patterson presented the State of the Campus Address on Monday, Sept. 23 to share his vision for the campus and to celebrate recent successes of both students and faculty.

NSC faculty shares passion for nursing, wins statewide essay contest

Sep 11, 2013
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's12th Annual Statewide Nurse Essay Contest.

Reduced-cost transportation offered for NSC students

Sep 03, 2013
Members of the campus will be able to purchase 30-day transit passes for $32.50 or a full semester pass for $104, 50 percent and 60 percent discounts respectively.

Telethon to support children's clinics, Dr. Joel and Carol Bower School-Based Health Center, Sept. 10-12

Aug 26, 2013
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.

College launches mobile app to increase ease of information

Aug 22, 2013
"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."

Career Services Center to launch with first day of fall classes

Aug 22, 2013
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.

American Association of University Professors council selects Angela Brommel of NSC to represent southwestern district

Aug 06, 2013
Brommel will serve as a resource for both faculty and administrative faculty on issues such as recruitment, compensation, and job security.

Campus development plans continue forward, special building fee deferred

Aug 01, 2013
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.

Second annual Spirit Week scheduled for September

Jul 24, 2013
Building upon a tradition that was started in 2012, Nevada State College (NSC) has scheduled its second annual Spirit Week for Monday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 27.

Visual Media students showcase work during Las Vegas Film Festival

Jul 22, 2013
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.

School of Nursing faculty to write for NCLEX-RN

Jul 18, 2013
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.

Summer bridge program empowers first-generation college students

Jul 08, 2013
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.

Student demand brings American Sign Language V to Nevada State College

Jun 24, 2013
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.

NSC welcomes Kevin Butler as Associate Vice President of Finance and Administration

Jun 19, 2013
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.

Rod A. Davis and Linda E. Young awarded 2013 President's Medals

Jun 11, 2013
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.

27th Annual Human Anatomy & Physiology Society conference workshops held at NSC

Jun 04, 2013
Welcoming a national audience of college and university faculty, Nevada State College (NSC) was proud to co-host the 27th Annual Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) Conference.

Nevada State College students launch blog for Ireland study abroad program

May 22, 2013
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.

Nevada State College and Truckee Meadows Community College form nursing articulation agreement

May 14, 2013
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.

College celebrates accomplishments of graduates during spring commencement ceremony

May 11, 2013
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.

Therapy dogs relieve exam related stress for students during finals week

May 07, 2013
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.

Associate professor supports local non-profit arts center

Apr 25, 2013
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.

Nursing students practice pediatric care during annual diabetes camp

Apr 01, 2013
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.

Nevada State Bookstore to expand offerings with Barnes & Noble College Bookseller's transition

Mar 25, 2013
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.

Sloan-C and Nevada State College Team Up to Bring Career Forum to Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference

Mar 21, 2013
The Career Forum, which is being managed by conference sponsor NSC, was created to provide conference participants with new opportunities to network and interview with prospective employers.

Tenure awarded to five Liberal Arts and Science professors

Mar 14, 2013
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.

Nevada State College publication wins Collegiate Advertising Award

Mar 05, 2013
The first edition of the NSC magazine, the Black and Gold Annual, has won a gold 2012 Collegiate Advertising Award in the single magazine publication category.

Henderson Police Department participates in Financial Literacy Series

Feb 21, 2013
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.

Student led hike encourages community, tradition at Nevada State College

Feb 13, 2013
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.

College hosts Tourette Syndrome Association speaker

Feb 11, 2013
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.
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Nominations for the 2013 iTeach awards to be accepted through Feb. 19

Feb 08, 2013
In preparation for the upcoming iTeach Awards Ceremony, the Nevada State College Office of College Relations will be accepting award nomination through Tuesday, Feb. 19.
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Solar array to increase energy efficiency for Nevada State College

Jan 28, 2013
Working towards the development of a more self-sustained campus, Nevada State College (NSC) has installed a 205-kilowatt solar array on its emerging 509-acre property in Henderson.
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Legislative committee approves college development plans

Jan 25, 2013
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.

School of Education introduces study abroad program to Dublin, Ireland

Jan 24, 2013
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.
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Board of Regents approve campus development plans for Nevada State College

Jan 11, 2013
The development plans will now go to the Nevada Legislature Interim Finance Committee for review Jan. 25.
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