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December Chronicle

Holiday greetings to all!  This is the last Chronicle for 2011 and the last time the logo for our 40th year will be used.  During the days prior to the December Board of Regents meeting and at the meeting many … Continue reading

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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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November Cabinet Notes

November 08, 2010 Cabinet Members: President Mike Richards Vartouhi Asherian, Chair, Administrative Faculty Assembly John Bearce, Director of Institutional Research – absent K.C. Brekken, Communications Director Thomas Brown, Chief Campus Administrator, Cheyenne Art Byrd, Vice President, Student Affairs – absent   … Continue reading

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CSN is a Sound Investment for Nevadans

“Worthwhile public projects often generate negative taxpayer perspective returns, because the role of government is to provide services that the public wants but that the business sector may find unprofitable … But unlike most government endeavors funding for CSN generates strong results from both the social and taxpayer perspectives. Economists generally assume a 3% discount rate in analyzing government investments, assuming that governments can obtain unsecured loans at a rate of 3% or receive a 3% return on any excess funds, if they were invested. Since CSN’s taxpayer rate of return of 9.2% is greater than 3%, state and local governments actually make money on the investment. By funding the college, therefore, other recipients of state and local funding are actually subsidized through the revenues generated by the college.”
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CSN September Chronicle

Greetings to all!  I hope your semester is going well.  There is much activity on many fronts that I’d like you to know about.    Strategic and Fiscal Direction  Many preliminaries are underway preparatory to the 2011 legislative session.  On August … 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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Important upcoming events at CSN

I want to take this opportunity to draw attention to several upcoming events at CSN. First on April 8, CSN will host a town hall forum to discuss the budget reduction plan for the current biennium. As many of you … 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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