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Nevada State College Gets OK to Add Buildings

Nevada State College Gets OK to Add Buildings

 

The plan calls for new buildings for nursing and education classes and administration.

The Board of Regents on Friday gave its OK to construct two new buildings on the Nevada State College campus.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Nevada State College Announces Plans for New Buildings

Nevada State College Announces Plans for New Buildings

 

Nevada State College announced plans to build two new buildings on its campus. One will be provide more academic space and another will be for the student union.

The college made the announcement during its 10th anniversary gala this past weekend. The buildings would be part of its 509-acre campus in Henderson.

Groundbreaking for the buildings is planned for 2015. The new buildings would add 100,000 square feet to the campus.

“We owe it to our students and faculty to continue to develop our campus to ensure we are meeting their educational needs,” NSC President Bart Patterson said. “In the upcoming years, we are looking forward to adding two new buildings to the NSC campus that will house a state-of-the-art learning environment for the schools of nursing and education, as well as a brand new student union.”

Parents and Students Offered Help in Finding Money for College

Parents and Students Offered Help in Finding Money for College

 

Parents and students in Henderson will get a chance to learn about applying for college scholarships in two workshops scheduled for this week.

College Nights is sponsored by the Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity. The workshops will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris Street.

The workshops are free and open to both parents and students. Participants are asked to RSVP at 267-4016, but walk-ins will be welcomed.

The events will cover finding scholarships and how to complete an application that will get noticed.

College Workshop Focuses on Applications and Scholarships

College Workshop Focuses on Applications and Scholarships

 

Students wanting to learn more about how to apply to college can attend an upcoming workshop in Henderson.

The Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission On Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity (Blue Ribbon Commission) is hosting College Nights, which is designed to teach parents and students how to find and apply for college scholarships.

The event runs from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 27 at Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. The workshop is free and is sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. Anyone wanting to attend is asked to RSVP by calling 267-4016, but walk-ins are also welcome.

The workshop covers searching for college scholarships and then completing applications.

CSN and VA Partner to Educate Homeless Veterans

CSN and VA Partner to Educate Homeless Veterans

 

The College of Southern Nevada is looking for homeless veterans to be part of a program it is launching this fall semester.

CSN will be part of the Veterans Retraining Assistance program which provides education and training services for unemployed and homeless veterans. The program is sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  

Veterans who qualify can get up to 12 months of help paying for full-time postsecondary education equivalent to $1,473 a month. Local homeless shelters are working with CSN to recommend qualified veterans.

An orientation on the program is set for Friday at the CSN Veterans Education Center, 6375 W. Charleston Boulevard. Call 651-5060 for more information about the meeting.

To qualify, veterans must meet the following criteria:

Safekey, Teen Scene Registration Begins Soon

Safekey, Teen Scene Registration Begins Soon

 

Parents of students in elementary and middle school can register their children for after-school programs beginning next month.

The City of Henderson is offering early Safekey and Teen Scene, before- and after-school enrichment programs hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department at all Henderson public elementary and middle schools.

Early registration is available at the following times:

Training Offered to Help Deal with City Emergencies

Training Offered to Help Deal with City Emergencies

 

Henderson residents interested in helping their communities deal with emergency situations can receive city-backed training starting in September.

The city of Henderson’s Office of Emergency Management will host free training classes for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The classes are offered for residents who wish to become better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their homes, businesses and neighborhoods.

When emergencies occur, CERT members can provide support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize volunteers at a disaster site. CERT training includes disaster preparedness, basic first aid, fire suppression training, and light search and rescue operations. The training emphasizes decision making skills, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people.