Category Archives: Innovation

Fresh Look at Nevada’s Community Colleges Task Force Recommendations

Below is a summary of each of the recommendation. The full report can be found here. As a faculty, staff or student at CSN, one of the largest and I would argue most important community colleges in the nation, what do you think about these? Please post your thoughts.
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Moving Nevada Forward with an Economic Vision

Gov. Brian Sandoval has made Nevada’s economic vitality a priority for his administration and invests time and energy to that end.  Along the way he is learning, as are many Nevadans, about what our public higher education system can do … Continue reading

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CLV Fire Station 6/CSN Instructional Center opens this month

This really is a wonderful achievement for both the city and CSN. I hope you will all take a moment this coming semester to admire our newest facility and to welcome Fire Station 6 to CSN.

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CSN partners with Expertise Cosmetology Institute

Starting this fall, the college will offer a business course at the institute with the hope that some of the students will come to CSN to complete a Certificate in Business Management.

This will help those students who intend to work for major salons or have their own operation create a business plan, design a budget and develop other major skills that will help them thrive in the community.

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CSN’s role in the Southern Nevada Sustainability Center project

CSN does not shy away from outreach opportunities that stand to help the people of Southern Nevada diversify our economy. That is why I want to take this opportunity to let you know about an exciting partnership the college is … Continue reading

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Solar Installation

Earlier this week, I told you about the solar panel installation going up on the Charleston campus’ Student Services Building roof with the help of a $500,000 NV Energy rebate. I mentioned that we are also getting solar panels on … Continue reading

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CSN is going solar this summer

I am proud to announce that CSN’s first solar panels will be generating electrical power by September 10.  CSN has been awarded a $500,000 rebate from NV Energy to place enough solar panels on the roof of the D Building at the … Continue reading

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How should we use social media at CSN?

A number of institutions are using social media to engage faculty, staff, and students. I’ve noticed social media–like this blog–growing at CSN. We have Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and other outlets. Are we using these in helpful ways for the college community? Continue reading

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