CSN Vet Tech program treats injured hawk

Students in the Veterinary Technology program at the College of Southern Nevada had a special visitor in the clinic earlier this month: a 22-year-old Harris Hawk named Zara.

Under the direction of program Director Dr. Dennis Olsen, students assisted in a CT scan of the bird, who injured a talon and was having trouble gripping with her claw.

It’s the first time a bird has been put in the state-of-the-art Vimago veterinary CT scan machine, one of only two Vimago systems in the state of Nevada.

Zara and her owner, Alfonso Uceda, came to the lab through Dr. Dominic Cacioppo. Cacioppo owns Park Animal Hospital.

The two suspected Zara had suffered a strained tendon during a recent hunting excursion, but Cacioppo didn’t have the appropriate equipment in his practice to get a good look.

The Vimago machine, which CSN purchased in mid 2016, allowed for better imaging of the area.

Second-year veterinary technician students sedated the bird, intubated her and set her up properly under the mobile CT machine to create an image comparing both of her legs.

Setting her up properly in this case meant using masking tape – which would not harm the bird – to position the feet correctly and secure the wings out of the way to get the best image.

The images will be evaluated by a board-certified radiologist who works with the CSN program, but Dr. Cacioppa and Dr. Olsen said the initial tendon concern seemed to be the case.

At age 22, Zara has lived longer than most hawks of her type, said Uceda. Her hunting days are likely over now because of her injured talon. Uceda, who owns three other falcons, said they would hunt enough food to continue to provide for Zara to live out the rest of her life well-fed and in comfort.

CSN’s veterinary technician clinic includes the radiology area, a surgical suite, traditional X-ray equipment as well as blood and fluid testing equipment to properly train students across the board.

Students and instructors bring in a variety of pets, including bearded lizards, snacks, rats, cats and dogs for students to familiarize themselves with during their studies.

To learn more about the program, visit: https://www.csn.edu/programs/veterinary-tech

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CSN hosts annual Diversity Week

The College of Southern Nevada recently wrapped the 2019 Diversity Week celebrations. Through a variety of events, students and staff were able to learn and interact with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

CSN values diversity and inclusion in all forms, and the annual Diversity Week events are just one small facet of what happens on campus each and every day.

“Little by little there’s a cumulative effect that makes a change in culture,” said Maria Marinch, CSN’s Executive Director of Inclusive Learning and Engagement.

Events this week included a CSN Diversity Festival, a Human Library, a celebration of women’s history, training for communicating across generations and a keynote speech by Wesley Hall about the importance of mentoring.

Nine different committees within the college community work to make sure CSN is inclusive of all walks of life. 


For more information on CSN’s diversity and cultural affairs initiatives, visit: https://www.csn.edu/diversity-cultural-affairs

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Grant allows CSN to expand mental health awareness, access

A new training program at the College of Southern Nevada will help provide more mental health access to our students by teaching faculty and staff how to recognize early warning signs of distress in students.

A three-year, $50,000 federal grant awarded to CSN’s Counseling and Psychological Services team is helping provide basic training to any interested faculty and staff on how to pick up early warning signs in students, as well teaching them where to refer students if necessary.

“This grant is about bringing awareness to campus,” said Daniel Alvarado, the director for both the Disability Resource Center and Counseling and Psychological Services. “We want the college community to recognize early on some mental health issues folks may be going through, and then referring them to counseling services.”

Employees from across all departments have undergone industry standard training in mental health awareness. In turn, they’ll lead larger training sessions for all interested employees.

The grant runs on a “train the trainer” model. About 15 employees across all departments and divisions have undergone industry standard training in mental health first aid. Those employees will lead larger employee training sessions through the college’s Center for Academic and Professional Excellence.

Down the road, Alvarado said he’d like to get student leaders involved in the program, as well.

“Students talk to other students, they need to be a part of this mix of building bridges,” he said.

The training is not meant to teach staff how to diagnose or treat mental health illnesses, Alvarado said, but to help them be aware of subtle clues that indicate a student might be in distress and need help.

Take, for example, a student who suddenly begins missing class. Or whose coursework has taken a dramatic downturn.

“The training will help provide some questions you should be asking,” Alvarado said. “How do you connect? How do you build those bridges and not be afraid to reach out to students?”

Confidential counseling services are available to all CSN students, but sometimes students aren’t aware the service exists. Counseling on the CSN campuses is available on a short-term basis and then students can be referred to other, outside agencies.

CSN was the only agency in Nevada to receive this grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Coyote Howl connects students to graduation

Last week, the Office of Alumni Relations and student government held the annual Coyote Howl event for upcoming graduates.

More than 300 students attended the event on our North Las Vegas campus, half of whom will graduate this year.

Students were able to purchase caps and gowns, learn about resources beyond CSN and were treated to free food and music. Caps, gowns and other graduation materials are now available for purchase in each of the campus bookstores.

As a reminder, our commencement ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. May 20 in the Thomas & Mack Center.

Check out some photos from the event below.

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CSN High School student awarded Regents’ Scholar

College of Southern Nevada High School student Narée Asherian was named a Nevada System of Higher Education Regents’ Scholar today.

Asherian is scheduled to earn both a high school diploma and an Associate of Business degree from CSN this spring. While at CSN High School, Asherian has balanced more than nine college credits per semester, as well as juggling her high school workload.

She has maintained a 3.8 grade-point average and plans to transfer to UNLV and earn a bachelor’s degree in business within two years.

“I’m very grateful for all the opportunities that both CSN and CSNHS have provided for me,” Asherian said. “As the daughter of immigrants that worked hard to go to school and get their degrees, it means so much to me to be able to attend a program that provides me with the education and skillset I need to be successful, both inside and out of the classroom. I look forward to using the stipend toward my journey at UNLV, and I would like to thank the NSHE Regents’ Board for making it possible for me to continue my education, and for allowing me to represent the success of CSN and CSNHS.”

The award includes a $5,000 cash stipend, and is based on academics, leadership, service contributions and the recipient’s potential for continued success.

Outside of academics, Asherian is an ambassador for a Positively Arts, a nonprofit that uses arts to inspire, empower and heal. She helped created an anti-bullying program called Happy Notes Revolution, which encourages students to be positive on social media. She has also performed in theatrical shows while at CSN High School.

CSN High School is a dual enrollment program for juniors and seniors, a partnership between CSN and the Clark County School District. Students earn both high school and college credits at one of CSN’s three campuses at no cost to them or their families.

Each year, the Nevada Regents’ Scholar Award is awarded to an undergraduate student from each university and community college and the state college, as well as to one graduate student at each of the public universities in Nevada.

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CSN Faculty & Staff Earn Tenure

Congratulations to the following individuals, who were awarded tenure by the Board of Regents on February 28.

  • Anthony Adamo, World Languages
  • Brad Kevin Brady, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
  • Kaylee Baucom, English
  • Janelle Benedetti, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
  • Dr. Francis Joseph Carleton III, Social Sciences
  • Shawn Claxton, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
  • Jessica L. Dycus, Health Related Professions
  • Joseph Gormley, Hospitality Management
  • Braiden W. Green, Criminal Justice and Emergency Services
  • Dr. William Kwon, Social Sciences
  • Michael McDonald, Accounting, Finance & Computer Office Technology
  • Dr. Robert L. MacDonald, Social Sciences
  • Dr. John B. Min, Social Sciences
  • Luis Ortega, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
  • Emily Rafael, Advising/Counseling and First Year Experience
  • Joseph Ryan, Computing and Information Technology
  • Dr. James Theoret, Biological Sciences
  • Staci Walters, Fine Arts
  • Walker Weimer, English
  • Erin Windsor, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Diana Woodhouse, Communication
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CSN Looking For Qualified Campus Vice President Candidates

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CSN Career Fair connects students, local employers

CSN students were able to connect with more than 30 different area employers Wednesday during the spring 2019 Career Fair on the Charleston Campus.

Students were able to learn about local companies and some of them were able to interview with hiring managers at the event, held in the lobby of the Paul E. Meacham Student Services Building.

“We want to create an easy link from starting school all the way through to employment,” said Bradford Glover, Director of Careers Services & ReEntry. “Some of the employers here are hiring on the spot.”

Entities represented Wednesday included, among others:

Clark County

City of North Las Vegas

Clark County School District

Walgreens

Walmart

MGM Resorts International

The Cosmopolitan

CSN holds two career fairs each semester. Spring 2019’s second career fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 13 in the June Whitley Student Lounge on the North Las Vegas Campus. Students should bring resumes and dress for success.

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CSN hosts Connections event for students

CSN recently completed the spring 2019 Connections events on all three campuses. The events help students connect to any number of the vast resources available on campus, including financial aid, tutoring and transfer options.

Cold, windy weather didn’t deter representatives from more than two dozen departments and services and hundreds of students from taking part in the event. 

Each student was given a “passport” and directed to visit a handful of tables from the list. The Regional Transportation Center’s Club Ride and U-Pass table proved popular at all three campuses. CSN students are eligible for a discounted bus pass through RTC

Once they were done, students were served a free lunch grilled up by CSN faculty and staff.

CSN President Federico Zaragoza attended the event on the Charleston Campus, where he joked about enrolling in a work study program at the financial aid table. 

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This Week @ CSN, February 4-10

February 4-10

 

Visit the CSN Event Calendar

for the most up-to-date information on events and important dates at the

College of Southern Nevada.

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

  • CSN Connections Events​​ are at our three main campuses​​ this week. Students​​ enjoy music, free food &​​ drinks while connecting with​​ a variety of​​ college​​ services​​ &​​ organizations.​​ 

  • CSN Charleston Campus will host a​​ Career Fair​​ next week​​ on Wednesday, February 13.

  • NSHE Board of Regents Special Meeting​​ is next week​​ on Friday​​ at the​​ NSHE​​ Las Vegas System Administration Office.

  • ASCSN & CSN BSU are celebrating​​ African-American Heritage Month with a variety of events​​ this month, including​​ hosting the​​ 2019 African-American Student Leadership Summit​​ on February 23 at the North Las Vegas Campus.

  • The​​ CSN Coyote Howl​​ Event​​ will be​​ held at the North Las Vegas Campus later​​ this month on​​ February 27.​​ Students will​​ have access to commencement resources & information, including cap & gown purchase.

  • The​​ Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker Contest​​ committee is accepting speaker applications now through March 10. The selected speaker may be eligible to receive the Nevada Institution Transfer Scholarship.

  • CSN Centers for Academic Success​​ has new hours for spring and​​ are​​ pleased to announce they will now be open on Sunday to serve students beginning this semester!

 

 

Check out the President’s Chronicle for the latest news.​​ 

 

 

Monday,​​ February 4

 

 

CSN CAPS Presents: Overdose Prevention Response Training,​​ 10-11 a.m., Charleston Campus, D Building, Room D-218

 

CSN Diversity Council Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Charleston Campus, K Building, Room K-108

 

CSN Manufacturing Skills Boot Camp Orientation,​​ 5:30-7 p.m., Sahara West Center

 

Spring 2019:​​ Last day for a 50% refund and to drop a class without a grade of W for 16-Week Session

 

 

 

Tuesday,​​ February 5

 

 

CSN Connections Event, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Henderson Campus, Behind C Building

 

RAD Women's Self Defense Program: FREE Four Day Class, 6-9 p.m., 2925 Lincoln Road, Las Vegas, NV 89115

 

 

 

Wednesday,​​ February 6

 

 

CSN CAPS Presents: The Cupcake Girls,​​ 10-11 a.m., North Las Vegas Campus, Main Building, Room S-138

 

CSN Connections Event, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., North Las Vegas Campus, Main Entrance

 

CSN AAHC Meeting, 2 p.m., Charleston Campus, K Building, Room K-108

 

Spring 2019:​​ Last day to change from credit to audit & to drop a class with a grade of W for First Four-Week Session

 

 

 

Thursday,​​ February 7

 

 

CSN Connections Event, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Charleston Campus, D Building

 

CSN BSU Meeting, 11 a.m., North Las Vegas Campus, C Building, Room 2638

 

CSN CAPS Presents: Managing Income & Expenses Workshop,​​ 2-3:30 p.m., Charleston Campus, D Building, Room D-218​​ 

 

CSN FAFSA Workshop,​​ 3-5:45 p.m., North Las Vegas Campus, C Building, Room 2658

 

Postcards from Abroad Lecture Series Presents: Russia: A Mystery Inside an Enigma,​​ 4-6 p.m., Charleston Campus, B Building, Room B-102​​ 

 

CSN Fine Arts Gallery Preview, Artist Talk & Reception: An Exhibition of Industrial Jacquard Weavings by Kristy Deetz, 6 p.m., North Las Vegas Campus, Fine Arts Gallery, Room H-101

 

RAD Women's Self Defense Program: FREE Four Day Class, 6-9 p.m., 2925 Lincoln Road, Las Vegas, NV 89115

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Friday,​​ February 8

 

 

CSN All Access Committee Presents: Dream Zone Training, 9-11 a.m., Charleston Campus, I Building, Room I-108

 

CSN All Access Committee Presents: Immigration Forum,​​ 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Charleston Campus, I Building, Room I-108

 

CSN Faculty Senate Meeting, 1-5 p.m., North Las Vegas Campus, Room H-207

 

CSN All Access Committee Presents: DACA Renewal Workshop, 1:45-4 p.m., Charleston Campus, I Building, Room I-108

 

CSN Information Session - North Las Vegas Campus,​​ 3 - 5 p.m., North Las Vegas Campus, Building A, Room 1772

 

CSN Fine Arts Gallery Exhibition Begins: An Exhibition of Industrial Jacquard Weavings by Kristy Deetz, Runs through March 16, North Las Vegas Campus, Fine Arts Gallery

 

CSN Artspace Gallery Exhibition Begins: Dissonance, Kathryn Jill Johnson, Runs through March 22,​​ North Las Vegas Campus, Artspace Gallery

 

Coyote Baseball, 4 & 6:30 p.m., Henderson Campus, Morse Stadium

 

CSN Planetarium Presents: OBSERVATION, 6, 7 & 8 p.m., North Las Vegas Campus

 

 

 

Saturday,​​ February 9

 

 

Coyote Baseball,​​ Noon & 2:30 p.m., Henderson Campus, Morse Stadium

 

CSN Planetarium Presents: OBSERVATION, 3:30, 6, 7 & 8 p.m., North Las Vegas Campus

 

 

 

News

 

 

CSN Career Fairs Help Students Prosper

 

Recently​​ Renovated Air​​ Conditioning Center Readies for Grand Opening

 

 

See All​​ CSN Press Releases.

 

 

 

 

For more about what’s happening, visit the​​ CSN Home Page​​ and the links below:

 

CSN Event Calendar

CSN Planetarium

 

CSN Newsroom Blog

CSN Performing Arts Center

 

ICS​​ (on college network)

CSN Fine Arts Gallery Exhibits

 

CSN Administrative Faculty Assembly

CSN Coyote Sports Network

 

CSN Faculty Senate

Coyote Student News @ CSN

 

CSN Classified Council

CSN Streamin’ Radio​​ (Student-run radio station)

 

CAPE

 

 

 

 

To include your event in This Week @ CSN, visit​​ www.csn.edu/event-publicity​​ or send a 1-3 sentence description at least two weeks prior to Suzan Workman at​​ suzan.workman@csn.edu.

 

 

CSN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

For more information visit:​​ csn.edu/nondiscrimination.

 

 

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