CSN Celebrates LGBTQIA+ PRIDE Month in June

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride Month during the month of June. This is a time to honor the legacy and annual observance of the Stonewall uprising on June 28, 1969. This month, our nation will … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Testing Ends

Dear CSN Family, On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, the Office of the Governor issued this memorandum updating COVID-19 weekly testing for current unvaccinated state and NSHE employees that ends the testing program effective Friday, March 25, 2022. As you know, … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates International Women’s Day

CSN Family, On this International Women’s Day, I invite you to please join me in celebrating women, and the entire Women’s History Month during the month of March. This month is dedicated to celebrating contributions of women throughout the course … Continue reading →

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Update on NSHE Mask Mandate

Dear CSN Family, Today, Governor Sisolak announced that effective immediately the use of face coverings in public spaces will no longer be required. Following Governor Sisolak’s directive, NSHE employees, students, and members of the public are no longer required to … Continue reading →

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Spring 2022 Semester COVID-19 Safety

Dear CSN Students, Welcome to the Spring 2022 semester! We want to remind you that the health and safety of students and employees continues to be our top priority. Unfortunately, we are in yet another surge of positive COVID-19 cases, … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear CSN Family, There are some icons of American history who simply rise above the others as true symbols of unity, justice, and hope. Men and women whose very image inspires us almost universally across political, religious, and racial barriers. … Continue reading →

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Spring 2022 Semester COVID-19 Safety

Dear CSN Family, The health and safety of students and employees continues to be our top priority. As we prepare to begin our Spring 2022 Semester, we find ourselves in yet another surge of positive COVID-19 cases throughout our state and … Continue reading →

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NSHE Student Vaccine Mandate Expires

Dear CSN Family, This is to inform you that the emergency regulation to require a COVID-19 vaccination for NSHE students has expired. Today, the Interim Legislative Commission met, and item R069-21 (vaccination requirement) failed to pass, effectively eliminating the legal … Continue reading →

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CSN’s Mariachi Plata Takes First Place

Dear CSN Family, I am thrilled to let you know that CSN’s Mariachi Plata has been named the top college mariachi group in the country! Mariachi Plata took first place in the Mariachi Vargas competition this weekend in San Antonio, … Continue reading →

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A Message of Gratitude from Dr. Federico Zaragoza

Dear CSN Family, This Thanksgiving Week, despite the many challenges posed by COVID-19, I am blessed to be able to share a message of gratitude. At CSN, we are grateful for the resilience of our students who have been relentless … Continue reading →

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Honoring Our Veterans

Dear CSN Family, Today we salute our brave service members for their patriotism and willingness to sacrifice to protect our freedom and liberties. It is my honor to recognize the dedication and service of our veteran students, faculty and staff … Continue reading →

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Dear CSN Family, Today we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day to honor Native Americans for their resilience and contributions to American history. It is more important than ever for the CSN family to honor Native cultures as a means of combating … Continue reading →

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Student Vaccine Mandate

Dear CSN Family, On August 20, the Nevada State Board of Health mandated that higher education students with  credit or non-credit enrollment demonstrate completion of the COVID-19 vaccination prior to enrollment for spring 2022 classes. This mandate includes certain exemptions, which includes students … Continue reading →

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Remember October 1

Dear CSN Family, Today, we pause to remember the lives of those we lost on Oct. 1, 2017. Whether you are on campus today or off, I hope you take a moment to reflect on the events of that day … Continue reading →

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NSHE Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Dear CSN Family, Today the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education approved a new policy regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for existing employees and includes a provision of vaccination as a condition of hire for new employees. … Continue reading →

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Proposed NSHE Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Dear CSN Family, I would like to take this opportunity to share important information with our CSN campus community regarding proposed mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for NSHE employees. On September 10, the Board of Regents voted unanimously for the  Chancellor’s Office to … Continue reading →

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Celebrating LatinX Heritage Month

Dear CSN Family,  Please join me in celebrating LatinX Heritage Month now through October 15. As CSN’s first LatinX president, I am proud to join all Americans as we celebrate the remarkable contributions of LatinX people to American culture throughout … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates LatinX Heritage Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me in celebrating LatinX Heritage Month now through October 15. As CSN’s first LatinX president, I am proud to join all Americans as we celebrate the remarkable contributions of LatinX people to American culture throughout … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees

Dear CSN Family, Today, the Board of Regents voted unanimously to create a new policy to require all system employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The proposed policy will be considered by the Board at a special meeting on … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees

Today, the Board of Regents voted unanimously to create a new policy to require all system employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The proposed policy will be considered by the Board at a special meeting on September 30, 2021. … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Students

Dear CSN Family, As you know, the State Board of Health has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all Nevada System of Higher Education students who wish to enroll in in-person courses for the spring 2022 semester. This will not … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

Today, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day – a national recognition of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote. I’d like to take a moment to honor the community of inspiring … Continue reading →

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CSN Supports Our Veterans

Dear CSN Family, At CSN we value the service of our veterans. We have all been watching and reading the news coming from Afghanistan as our troops leave after 20 years on the ground. Please let our veterans who have served … Continue reading →

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Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Funds

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to let you know CSN has received the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) III under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, which was signed into law on March 11. The HEERF … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Update

Dear CSN Family, Today, the Nevada State Board of Health voted to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all Nevada college students who wish to register for Spring 2022 classes, with a few, limited exceptions. This includes CSN students. Details on the … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Update

Dear CSN Family, This is another quick update on our work with the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and with State of Nevada departments regarding recent developments with the implementation of the requirements of employee vaccinations and/or testing. Please … Continue reading →

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State Board of Health to Consider Vaccine Requirement

Dear CSN Family, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced that the state Board of Health will consider mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all Nevada System of Higher Education students at its September 3 meeting. As you know, the COVID-19 landscape continues … Continue reading →

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Additional Questions from 7/29/21 Town Hall

Additional questions from July 29, 2021 President’s Town Hall that panelists did not get to answer before the town hall ended.  Will employees be allowed to telecommute if they must quarantine? Employees will be able to work virtually if an … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Update Regarding Face Coverings

Dear CSN Family, Today we want to share with you some very important updates regarding the COVID-19 environment in Clark County and at CSN. On Tuesday, July 20, the Clark County Board of Commissioners met to address the increasing positivity … Continue reading →

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Statement on DACA Ruling

Dear CSN Family,  Today, I join with the White House, NSHE Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education, the President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and countless others in expressing our concern over a recent federal court ruling regarding … Continue reading →

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Happy Independence Day

Dear CSN Family, As we celebrate our nation’s freedom and independence today, I encourage you to reflect on the heroic efforts of our CSN alumni and graduates who are amongst front-line health professionals and first responders who have put themselves … Continue reading →

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James McCoy Named VPAA

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to announce that James McCoy has accepted the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs after a national search. Mr. McCoy has been serving as interim VPAA since November 2020, and joined CSN in … Continue reading →

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A Juneteenth Message from Dr. Zaragoza

Dear CSN Family, Juneteenth has always been a celebration of hope and freedom — and I applaud the designation of this special day as our newest Federal Holiday. As we celebrate, let us affirm our desire to end anti-black racism, … Continue reading →

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Update on the 2021 Legislative Session

Dear CSN Family, Now that the 81st session of the Nevada State Legislature has concluded, I wanted to update you on how CSN and higher education in general did in several key areas. On May 15, the State Legislature approved … Continue reading →

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Saluting the Fallen on Memorial Day

Dear CSN Family, Most of us are aware that our freedom isn’t free, and that many brave men and women have paid the ultimate price for the freedoms that we enjoy. On this Memorial Day, we pay homage to those … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month during the month June. This is a special time to celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ persons to society while honoring the origins of the equality movement. Pride month … Continue reading →

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COVID-19 Mitigation Update

Dear CSN Family, Today we want to share with you some very important updates regarding the COVID-19 environment here at CSN. On Tuesday, May 19, the Clark County Commission approved revisions to mitigation efforts consistent with the State of Nevada … Continue reading →

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Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Funds

Dear CSN Family, I am pleased to let you know CSN has received the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) II under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSSA), which was signed into law on December … Continue reading →

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Plans Being Developed for COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Dear CSN Family, As you have likely heard, Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose has announced intentions to develop a plan that would require COVID-19 vaccinations for students who enroll in the state’s public colleges and universities, including CSN. … Continue reading →

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CSN Chronicle May 6, 2021

It has been over a year now since CSN began remote work and instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and what an incredible year it has been. Despite the challenges, we have come together as a team to ensure … Continue reading →

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CSN Vaccination Site Update

Dear CSN Family, The COVID-19 vaccination site at the North Las Vegas Campus and the UNLV location are in the process of winding down operations as decline in demand across our community has been realized. To date, more than 150,000 … Continue reading →

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A Message from Dr. Federico Zaragoza- Feliz Cinco de Mayo

Dear CSN Family, As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSN provides education to a large population of Latinx persons, many of whom have Mexican-American heritage. We recognize the many contributions that Mexican-Americans make to CSN and to the Southern Nevada … Continue reading →

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Dear CSN Family, Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Today is a day to highlight and celebrate the hard work of our administrative personnel, often the behind-the-scenes employees that truly do the administrative work required to help our students and communities achieve, … Continue reading →

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Announcing Our Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Dear CSN Family,  It is with great pleasure I announce that CSN will hold its 49th annual commencement ceremony in person at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at Sam Boyd Stadium to honor the Class of 2021. Our Class of … Continue reading →

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CSN Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

Dear CSN Family, Please join me during the month of April for Celebrate Diversity Month and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month. At CSN, we have opted to honor our Asian American Pacific Islander community during April to ensure … Continue reading →

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