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Partnership Aims to Ease Transition from CSN to UNLV

Partnership Aims to Ease Transition from CSN to UNLV


The College of Southern Nevada and UNLV are formalizing a partnership to help students transition between the schools.

CSN President Michael Richards and UNLV President Neal Smatresk will unveil the UNLV/CSN Transfer Partnership on Tuesday at the CSN Charleston campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.

School officials said the partnership, which includes housing two full-time UNLV transition advisors within CSN Transfer Centers, is designed to improve the transfer experience and provide CSN students with more support as they move from the two-year college to the four-year university.

“Navigating the transition from community college to university can be difficult, and the transfer office will provide significant assistance in for students planning that transition. We also hope it will inspire others whose goals did not include a four-year degree to think bigger,” said UNLV executive vice president and provost John White.

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City Website Matches Volunteers with Programs

City Website Matches Volunteers with Programs


City of Henderson officials want to help match those with an interest in volunteering with organizations in need of assistance.

The city’s Volunteer Partnership Program is an online resource designed to help people find an opportunity to volunteer.

“As a community we are so much stronger when we work together and share our time and talents,” Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen said.

Those seeking volunteers can register their projects online through an application on the city’s website. Residents who register as volunteers can list their skills and experience. Individuals and groups are then able to search the database and match their interests.

Those searching for a project can choose from any or all of 12 categories including clerical, education, cleanups, and assistance for seniors.  

Driving You Crazy: U-Turn Sign at Stephanie and Galleria

HENDERSON, Nev. - A viewer wants clarification about a u-turn sign near Stephanie Street and Galleria Drive.

A viewer says the northbound light on Stephanie Street at Galleria Drive has a left turn arrow with a "No U-Turn" sign, but there is no road on which to turn left – leaving an alleged illegal u-turn as drivers' only option.

Traffic 8 examined the intersection and realized there isn't a problem at all.

The sign actually reads, "U-Turn Only", not "No U-Turn". Motorists may legally make u-turns here, when the left-turn signal displays a green arrow.

Drivers' options include heading north on Stephanie, turning right onto Galleria or legally making a u-turn south on Stephanie. A left turn is impossible, as the street is broken by the Pittman Wash before Galleria continues on the other side into Whitney Ranch.

Filing Open for Henderson Municipal Elections

Filing Open for Henderson Municipal Elections


People interested in running for office in this year’s Henderson Municipal Elections can file their applications now. Filing started January 22 and will stay open through January 31.

The offices up for election include mayor, city council member, Ward III, and municipal court judge, Department 1.

Filing must be done in person at the city clerk’s office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. The office is on the first floor of the Henderson City Hall.

Early voting starts March 16. Election Day is April 2.

A complete guide to the elections, candidate qualifications and how to file can be found at cityofhenderson.com.  

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Volunteers Needed for Homeless Census

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Census


County and charity officials are asking for community help Thursday in conducting a census of the valley’s homeless population.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Southern Nevada Homeless Census urban count in from 1 to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Any person or group interested in volunteering is asked to pre-register through the United Way of Southern Nevada at http://bit.ly/2013HomelessCensus. Once signed up, volunteers will be assigned to teams and deployment centers.

The teams will count the homeless population in designated areas without interacting with or disturbing the homeless at that early hour.

The urban count deployment centers will be:

Volunteers Educate Neighbors on Fire Safety

LAS VEGAS -- Volunteers went door-to-door near Charleston Boulevard and Hinson Street Monday to educate residents on how to prevent fires.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said crews have responded to several fires in the area and the department wants to make sure everyone has the information to stay safe.

Dozens of volunteers canvassed neighborhoods to spread the message of fire safety.

The effort was organized by the local chapter of the American Red Cross and the fire department.

"We had two fire deaths here in the last few months," Szymanski said, adding that those deaths could have been prevented.

Both were caused by careless smoking, he said.

Medical conditions and mobility issues made it impossible for them to escape their burning homes.

Volunteers provided pamphlets addressing other issues, including how to check a fire alarm and how to properly heat a home.

Nevada State College Closed for MLK Holiday

Nevada State College Closed for MLK Holiday


In observance of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Nevada State College will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21.

NSC will begin its 2013 spring semester Tuesday, Jan. 22 will all departments and offices resuming regular hours of operation. For additional information on the 2012-2013 academic calendar, please visit: http://www.nsc.nevada.edu/4906.asp.