Chancellor’s Bulletin: January 29, 2016

Good morning!

Welcome to the first Chancellor’s Bulletin of 2016. Classes are in session at all campuses as of this week and our students and faculty are continuing to start the new semester at full speed.

  • Students – UNLV was one of 16 university teams worldwide recently picked for the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. This contest challenges students to design, build and operate homes that are energy-efficient, affordable and innovative. The last time UNLV competed, they took first place among American universities and second overall.
  • Community – A $4,500 donation by the Rotary Club of Carson City will help the WNC Jump Start College program, which debuted in the fall of 2014. WNC is partnering with Western Nevada high schools in five school districts, giving junior and senior students the opportunity to earn up to a two-year associate degree before graduating from high school.
  • Arts –  Art from 11 TMCC Portfolio Emphasis students is currently on display at the Downtown Reno Ballroom. “The City of Reno Windows Project” was installed on Dec. 8, and will be featured in the large picture windows for about a year.
  • Workforce– CSN’s Air Conditioning Technologies Board recently toured the college’s impressive new 6,000-square-foot laboratory space. The facility features working hot water and steam boiler systems, 160-ton York Chiller, BAC Cooling Tower, and a complete sheet metal fabrication area…all to help prepare Nevada’s future workforce leaders.
  • Efficiency – A new FAQ has been posted for those who want to learn more about one of our biggest efficiency and effectiveness initiatives: iNtegrate 2. In short, iNtegrate 2 is taking some of the best practices in business and administrative transactions and implementing them to reduce unnecessary duplication of back office functions across all NSHE institutions, as well as increasing our effectiveness and overall efficiency.

Thanks for reading and please have a wonderful weekend!