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CSN to hire technology specialist to overhaul financial aid system

CSN to hire technology specialist to overhaul financial aid system

After problems with in its student loans department, the College of Southern Nevada will be hiring someone to fix the system.

After receiving a report detailing problems within its financial aid department, the College of Southern Nevada is continuing to improve operations in staffing and technology. College of Southern Nevada will hire a technology specialist within the next few days to overhaul the school’s financial aid system.

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Father: School Received Bullying Report before Daughter’s Suicide

An angry and grieving father confronted the Clark County School Board about a report that his daughter was bullied before she committed suicide.

Grieving father Jason Lamberth was back before the Clark County School Board Thursday, this time with questions about a report he said shows school officials knew his 13-year-old daughter was being bullied before she committed suicide on Dec. 12.

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CSN Welcomes Back Students with Information Fairs

CSN Welcomes Back Students with Information Fairs

The College of Southern Nevada is welcoming back students for its spring semester with a series of events next week.

The event known as CSN Connections will offer free food, music and information about student clubs and services.

Students will have a chance to meet their deans, department chairs and student government. People will also be able to learn about student services like tutoring and childcare.

The events will take place at all three campuses:

  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday at the main entrance on the Cheyenne campus
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday at the B building on the Henderson campus
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday at the D building on the West Charleston campus

NSC Student Named Guinn Scholarship Recipient

A Nevada State College senior and Foothill High School graduate is the southern Nevada recipient of the 2013 Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship.

Allysa Starkweather, a secondary education-mathematics major, was named as the recipient Wednesday. She is scheduled to graduate from NSC in 2014.

The scholarship is for students entering their last year of college at a higher education institution in Nevada, must be working towards getting a license in elementary or secondary education, maintain a grade point average of not less than 3.5, state a commitment to teaching in Nevada upon graduation and have a record of community service.

The scholarship was established in 2011, following the sudden death of former Governor Kenny Guinn in 2010.

Guinn was known for being a champion of education and served as the superintendent of the Clark County School District for many years. 

At-Risk Schools Partner with Station Casinos

At-Risk Schools Partner with Station Casinos

School principals from 10 at-risk schools learned Friday they would be getting money from Station Casinos.

For the 13th year in a row, the company is partnering with the schools to provide them $5,000 each, to pay for programs to meet education goals.

The Smart Start school partnership was announced during a special breakfast at Green Valley Ranch Resort. The company also announced that its employees had gathered backpacks, crayons, pencils and other school supplies to give to their designated school.

"When they come to our school, they just don't bring the stuff. They with them energy and love and support. So to me, they're giving these kids hope, because they now know that someone else loves them and cares for them and values them enough to stay in school and get an education," Whitney Elementary School Principal Sherrie Gahn said.

Officials Clear Way for CSN Vocational Courses for High School Students

Officials Clear Way for CSN Vocational Courses for High School Students

Students will now be able to take trade classes at the Henderson Campus.

The Clark County School Board unanimously approved a $30,000 contract with the College of Southern Nevada on Thursday to allow high school students to take vocational classes at the community college.

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Henderson International School Students To Be More Hands-On With Technology

The school's headmaster also discusses the challenges of operating a private school during an economic recesssion.

When Henderson International School opens Monday for the first day of the 2013-14 academic year, the private school will join a growing number of campuses across the valley that use iPads in class.

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