Chancellor’s Bulletin – February 26, 2016

Good morning!

Here’s the latest higher education news from around Nevada…

  • Students – The Nevada ACT State Organization recently presented its Nevada Career Preparedness Award to the Student Services Division at Truckee Meadows Community College. The award was based on TMCC’s outreach, partnerships and collaboration with the community, and student support services such as Success First, Career Center and Academic Advising.
  • Research – The Desert Research Institute has announced the creation of the Wildland Fire Science Center. The Center will help federal, state, and local agencies better prepare for, understand, and respond to wildland fire causes, processes, and effects. Research will support the availability and development of advanced technologies, including unmanned aircraft systems and satellite remote sensing, as well the Institute’s biomass burning facilities and ecosystem laboratories.
  • Facilities –  The William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center officially opened at the University of Nevada, Reno earlier this week. The 78,000-square-foot building brings together several student success services to help students earn a college degree. The building is the new home to the Writing Center, Math Center, Tutoring Center, Career Studio, Advising Center, Nevada Military Support Alliance Veterans’ and Military Center, Disability Resource Center, Counseling Services and TRiO Scholars Programs.
  • Community – Western Nevada College has partnered with the Churchill County Library to provide Information Technology training to Fallon residents with a new program created by the STEM Workforce Challenge Grant. The program will fill a critical need rural businesses have for homegrown entry-level IT talent and will enable 10-student cohorts to complete the training in six to eight weeks. The grant can accommodate as many as 240 trainees per year.
  • Upcoming Event – The College of Southern Nevada will host its Spring 2016 Career Fair on March 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than three dozen employers will tap the local talent pool to fill hundreds of job opportunities and internships available locally and nationwide. The event is open to the public.

Thanks for reading and please have a wonderful weekend!

Dan

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