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Engelstad Family Foundation Announces Major Matching Gift for CSN & Nevada State Health & Science Building

February 9, 2018
Kris Engelstad McGarry announces first major gift for the project in support of training more nurses, EMTs and other healthcare professionals.

Remembering our Scorpions

October 4, 2017
It is with profound sadness that I write with news of Nevada State College’s direct connections to the devastating mass shooting that occurred on October 1st. We are a tight-knit campus community and when one person is hurt, we all are. Please understand that the aftermath of this tragic event is still unfolding and there may be further updates. As of now, I share the following information with a heavy heart. Two Nevada State alumni, Charleston Hartfield and Cameron Robinson, are confirmed among the deceased.

Las Vegas Crisis Event | Mandalay Bay Shooting

October 2, 2017
Las Vegas Crisis Event Social Gathering

5th Annual Spirit Week Celebration

September 16, 2016
The 5th annual Spirit Week is a celebration of the unique environment and culture of Nevada State College. Show your Scorpion Pride by joining in this special week of festivities as we build upon new traditions, unite our diverse campus community, and inspire involvement in college life!

Nevada State College nears "Hispanic-Serving Institution" status

May 25, 2016
Nevada State College has completed the first step toward being designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution now that its Latino student population has reached 25 percent of total enrollment. The college will be able to apply for federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution in fall 2016 based upon fall 2014 enrollment.

NSC Celebrates Annual Commencement, Boasts Largest Graduating Class

May 25, 2016
Nevada State College hosted its annual commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Henderson Pavilion. This year, the college held its largest commencement ceremony ever, with 403 graduates. Nevada State College has nearly doubled the size of its graduating classes over the past five years, having a graduating class of 211 in 2011 and growing to 265 in 2012, 299 in 2013, 349 in 2014 and 389 last year.

NSC Presents: Psychology students attend Western Psychological Association scientific conference

May 25, 2016
A growing percentage of undergraduate students are interested in applying to graduate programs. In order to be a competitive graduate school applicant, most programs seek students who have had ample experience conducting and presenting their research. Although Nevada State College is not a large research institution, the college still affords its students opportunities to gain hands-on research experience through coursework offered and through working directly with faculty members. Seven psychology students working with Dr. Laura Naumann conducted research on two different projects during the 2015-2016 academic year. Students presented their preliminary findings from these projects at the WPA conference in Long Beach.

NSSA hosts first-ever "Scorpion Splash"

May 25, 2016
NSSA's Programming Board hosted its first ever Scorpion Splash event on Friday, April 29, 2016. The event began with a 5K (3.1 miles) run that started in front of the Rogers Student Center (RSC) at 8:00 a.m. Students, faculty, staff and their families were invited to participate in the event.

NSC Hosts Productive Events for Prospective Students

March 23, 2016
The NSC Office of Recruitment and the NSC GEAR UP office hosted back-to-back successful events for prospective students during February. The Office of Recruitment hosted the 2016 NSC Open House on Thursday, February 18. The event yielded record-breaking numbers for the college.

NSC Presents: Nevada Consortium on the Teacher Pipeline

March 23, 2016
The severity of the teacher shortage, particularly in Southern Nevada, is well known. The Clark County School District began the 2014-2015 school year with over 700 unfilled professional teaching vacancies, and currently still has over 600 vacancies. While all students are impacted in one way or another, the vast majority of classroom vacancies are in schools serving children living in poverty and disproportionately impact children in homes where English is not a primary language. Dr. Edith Fernández, Associate Vice President of the Office of Community Engagement & Diversity Initiatives (CEDI) is involved with the Nevada Consortium. "We represent a broad and diverse group of Nevada stakeholders who began meeting in the fall of 2014 to discuss possible solutions to the social and economic implications of teacher shortages in Nevada," she said.

NSC Receives STEM Workforce Challenge Grant

May 25, 2016
Nevada State College received a $54,746 STEM Workforce Challenge Grant for a Horticultural Science certificate program. The grant will fund curriculum development and infrastructure for the program, including a 25,000-square-foot outdoor garden farm on NSC’s campus, as well as a small indoor hydroponics garden.

Nevada State College Hosts NSHE Board of Regents meeting for first time

March 23, 2016
This month, Nevada State College hosted the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents meeting in the James E. and Beverly Rogers Student Center, one of the newest additions to the NSC campus.

NSC Presents: Undocumented Students

February 1, 2016
Did you know that approximately 80,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year?3 Or that Nevada has the highest share of undocumented immigrants (190,000) as a percentage of the population (7.2% compared to 3.7% of U.S. total)?1 Undocumented and DACAmented (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students face unique challenges on the road to higher education.

GEAR UP for College!

February 1, 2016
On Thursday, January 28, Nevada GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) hosted a state-wide professional development on the Nevada State College campus.

Social Justice Film Series: NSC monthly film showing sheds light on difficult issues and identities

November 30, 2015
On the first Wednesday night of each month in the NSE Auditorium from 5:00-7:00pm, students, staff, faculty and community members alike gather to view a documentary about a current social issue affecting our nation and local community, ranging from immigration to hunger, which is then followed up by discussion.