The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) hosted its 3rd Annual Diversity Summit
in Southern Nevada on Friday, October 3, 2014. The event was held at the Cheyenne
Campus of the College of Southern Nevada, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hundreds of
staff and faculty members from Southern Nevada institutions attended the event, including
a large contingency from NSC.
Dr. Kathryn Tucker is the newly-hired Writing Center Director and Assistant Professor
of English Rhetoric and Composition here at NSC. Dr. Tucker and her staff of six Peer
Writing Specialists are building up the Writing Center this semester, and have big
plans for the future.
On Wednesday, Sept. 17, representatives from the NSC School of Nursing went before
the Nevada State Board of Nursing to gain approval for the expansion of their program.
The School of Nursing leadership team presented their plan, which includes adding
more students and updating the curriculum.
Nevada State College Department of Physical and Life Sciences Professor Vikash Patel
posed this question to his Biology 223, Human Anatomy and Physiology class during
a live demo of NSC's new cutting-edge technology, The 3D Classroom.
Nevada State College President Bart Patterson presented the 2014 State of the Campus
Address on Monday, Sept. 15, to an audience of community leaders, supporters, students,
faculty and staff at the City of Henderson Event Plaza Amphitheatre.
As the sun was at its highest, mid-day on August 28, President Bart Patterson cooled
down with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge took place in front of an excited
crowd of faculty, staff and students at the Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) building.
The Office of Community Engagement & Diversity Initiatives at NSC seeks to promote
a campus culture that values diversity in all its forms, through inclusive dialogues,
experiences and appreciation and value of others to leverage people as a source of
collective learning, campus unity, and institutional strength.
The beginning of the 2014-15 school year marks Nevada State College's12th year in
existence. While the college began as a small group of 177 students, it has evolved
into a campus of more than 3400 students, set on 500 acres of land.
The NSC Office of the Provost announced the addition of two new positions this month:
the Vice Provost for Scholarship and Experiential Curriculum, and the Vice Provost
for Student Success and Academic Innovation.
The Nevada State College (NSC) Department(s) of Physical and Life Sciences and Social
Sciences continue to thrive, celebrating the addition of several new programs, including
GradFit and poster presentations for both social and life sciences.
Nevada State College (NSC) was proud to graduate its largest class ever at the Spring
2014 Commencement Ceremony on May 10, 2014 at the Henderson Pavilion. More than 200
students participated in the ceremony, along with administrators, faculty, staff,
members of the Nevada Board of Regents and the NSC Foundation Board of Trustees, other
elected officials, friends, family members and the community.
It's been a busy year for NSSA, announced Student Activities Advisor Jerica Turek
at the Nevada State Student Association (NSSA) End-of-Year banquet and Installation
Ceremony. This year has been incredibly successful, with improvements in every area,
she said. The organization boasts an increased number of NSSA events, a 10% higher
attendance rate from last year to this year, a record number of 25 registered clubs
and organizations, and improvement in the programs and services offered to students,
among other accomplishments.
May was a good month for the Nevada State College (NSC) School of Nursing. With the
annual pinning ceremony on May 9th, during National Nurses Week (May 6-12), a 100
percent pass rate of Nevada State students on the nursing licensure exam, and the
hire of new Dean & Associate Professor Dr. Neal Rosenburg, the School of Nursing has
a lot to celebrate.
Nevada State College (NSC) Provost Dr. Erika Beck and Physical and Life Sciences Department
Chair Dr. Robin Cresiski have been selected by the National Association of Women Business
Owners as finalists for the 2014 Women of Distinction Award (WODA).
"While Google Glass is more of a personal piece of technology, it can be adapted in
ways to enable sharing among many users," said Ernesto Hernandez, emerging technologies
librarian at the college. "I look forward to working with our campus community to
brainstorm uses that will enhance our learning environments online and in the classroom."
History students at Nevada State College (NSC) will be working to preserve Henderson's
past by collecting oral histories of area residents with the support of a recent $97,000
Library Services and Technology Act Grant (LSTA). Working closely with academic faculty
and library staff, students will develop job skills in oral history collection and
digital archiving while participating in an undergraduate research project focused
on the southern Nevada city, titled "Bridging the Past, Henderson Memories."
Highlighting the definition of social intelligence, Thompson and the event participants
discussed the importance of being mindful of the thoughts and feelings of others and
considered how an individual's actions, volunteerism, and support can make an impact.