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Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

 

Winners recently were announced for the 6th annual UNLV Coaches Challenge, a program that encourages children to choose healthy food and participate in physical activity.

This year’s Coaches Challenge included more than 13,000 elementary school children from 112 schools. The program experienced its best success since 2007.

A UNLV head coach will visit each winning classroom throughout May to congratulate the students.

This year’s UNLV Coaches Challenge winning classrooms represent four elementary schools:

Liberty Student Honored for Green Work

Liberty Student Honored for Green Work

 

Earlier this week, senior Samantha Banz was given the Certificate of Commendation by City of Henderson Councilwoman Debra March.

The presentation took place at the annual GreenFest in honor of Earth Day at the Springs Preserve last week.

"She did a great job, and we are very happy, and feel very fortunate to have such a dedicated and wonderful daughter," Sonja Rogers-Banz, Samantha’s mother, said. "She shines inside and out."

Earlier in the year, Banz was invited, along with other members of CCSD's "green" Eco-Ambassador program, to speak in front of the CCSD Board of School Trustees. She spoke about the green movement at Liberty High School along with her experiences at the National Green School Conference in Florida. 

Every 15 Minutes Program Coming to Foothill High School

Every 15 Minutes Program Coming to Foothill High School

 

Foothill High School will be the latest school to go through the Every 15 Minutes program.

Henderson Police in cooperation with the Clark County School District, Henderson Fire Department and other organizations will show the students the consequences of drinking and driving.

The program starts Thursday and lasts two days, working to personalize the cost of driving under the influence. During the program, one student is removed from class every 15 minutes by a person dressed as a grim reaper. The students do not return for the two days of the program to show the number of teenage lives lost to car crashes every day.

The program also includes a simulated car crash. Local police and medical personnel will go to crash and respond just like a real accident.

The students will gather for an assembly Friday to talk about the experience and hear from a mother who lost her daughter in a DUI crash.

Solar Array Saves Power at Nevada State College

Solar Array Saves Power at Nevada State College

 

Nevada State College wants to cut what it spends on power by making its own.

The college recently installed a 205-kilowatt solar array on its property in Henderson and expects the array will be fully operational mid-February.

NSC officials estimate the solar array will provide 30 percent of the power needed for the Liberal Arts and Sciences building in its first year, saving nearly $28,000 in energy costs.

Funding for the construction and materials was provided through an NV Energy rebate program, Renewable Generations, which provided more than $780,000.

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.

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.

Nevada State College to Host Open House

Nevada State College to Host Open House

 

The Nevada State College is again throwing its doors open to students interested in attending college and their families.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, students and families will get an overview of the academic programs, meet and talk with faculty members, tour the campus and participate in a financial aid workshop, during the school's annual open house.

The event is open to new students, transfer students and members of the community who would like to know more about the college.

The college is the fastest growing institution of higher education in the state. It recently received approval to build two new buildings to its campus.