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Community Collaboration a Key to Student Success at CSN

The College of Southern Nevada and the CSN Foundation are pleased to announce that nearly $600,000 has been raised to provide scholarships to CSN students. Collaborative partnerships with donors from throughout the Southern Nevada community enable the Foundation to work toward its mission of graduating CSN students debt free.

CSN Students, Faculty Build COVID-19 Specimen Collection Kits

In the ongoing effort to help the community, future laboratory scientists at the College of Southern Nevada are lending their skills to the fight against COVID-19 by preparing specimen collection kits for front-line public health officials.

CSN Motorcycle Safety Program Back on the Road

The College of Southern Nevada’s popular Motorcycle Safety Program will return next month. But interested riders should act quickly: Classes are already filling up.

CSN 2020 Graduate Receives National Honor

Complete College America is honoring CSN Class of 2020 graduate Krista McFarling-Kelly as one of 20 college graduates from around the country to highlight in its CCA 20 for 2020 campaign, which kicks off today.

CSN Tops Region with 15 Emmy Nominations

 Students from the College of Southern Nevada’s Videography & Film Program received 15 Student Production Emmy Award nominations from the Pacific Southwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

CSN Distributes CARES Act Funds to Students

The College of Southern Nevada has begun notifying eligible students that we will be distributing CARES Act funding this week. The Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act awarded a total of $14,078,408 to CSN. Half of that – just over $7 million – is designated as emergency aid for students who have had their semester disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biology Researcher, Single Mom Named CSN Regents’ Scholar

 College of Southern Nevada Student Jennifer Stevens earned the coveted Regents’ Scholar award today from the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents. Stevens, 34, is a single mom of two who’s studying biology at CSN. She has maintained a 3.73 GPA while working full-time.

Raymond Santana, one of ‘Exonerated Five,’ to Speak at CSN

CSN and the Associated Students of the College of Southern Nevada are pleased to welcome Raymond Santana Jr. to campus as part of the Den Talks speaker series. The event is free and open to the public.

Donors Contribute $6 Million for New CSN Health & Science Building

The CSN Foundation is pleased to thank community leaders and CSN employees who generously donated $3 million to meet the $3 million challenge match offered by the Engelstad Foundation. The $6 million adds to state funding to build the Betty Engelstad School of Health Sciences on the CSN Henderson Campus, scheduled to open in fall 2021.

UNLV Immigration Clinic at the Boyd School of Law and the College of Southern Nevada Come Together to Expand Legal Services

The Nevada System of Higher Education, College of Southern Nevada (CSN), and UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law on Thursday formally launched the expansion of the UNLV Immigration Clinic’s University Legal Services project to the students, staff and families of CSN. This expanded service is made possible by grants from CSN and UNLV.

Impressive National Debut for CSN Mariachi Plata

The College of Southern Nevada’s Mariachi Plata took third place in a national competition at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza this weekend in San Antonio, Texas, while two CSN students took first and second place in the vocalist competition.

CSN’s Mariachi Plata to Debut at December 10 Concert

The College of Southern Nevada’s newly formed competitive Mariachi Plata will make its local debut at 7 p.m. December 10 during a concert event featuring several popular local acts. Mariachi Plata is comprised of students from CSN’s mariachi courses, part of its fine arts music curriculum. They’ll make their local debut fresh off competing at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in San Antonio, Texas, along with three CSN students scheduled to compete in the vocal finals.

CSN, University Police Services Hold ‘Meet & Greet’ Events

The College of Southern Nevada and University Police Services invite students, faculty and staff to join campus police officers for several “meet and greet” events. “We want our officers and the campus community to get to know one another better,” said Adam Garcia, associate vice president and director of UPD South. “We are holding these events to give everyone a chance to engage in informal chats with no agenda.”

CSN to Dedicate Student Union to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson

College of Southern Nevada President Dr. Federico Zaragoza is pleased to invite the media and all who cherish the value of education to the North Las Vegas Campus for the official dedication of the Tyrone Thompson Student Union on November 14.

Nevada Promise Scholarship Deadline Approaching

High school seniors who want to go to college without having to pay tuition and mandatory fees should apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship as soon as possible. The application deadline is October 31.

CSN Welcomes Elaine Wynn to Lecture Series

The College of Southern Nevada is pleased to welcome business leader and philanthropist Elaine Wynn to campus for its “Let Las Vegas be Your Classroom” lecture series. Launched in 2015 by CSN hospitality professor Lonnie Wright, the series brings real-world experts into the classroom. Past speakers include Former U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan, former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, businessman and former Ambassador Sig Rogich, and former Gov. Bob Miller.

Science & Technology on Display at CSN Expo

The College of Southern Nevada will hold its 16th annual Science & Technology Expo next month on the North Las Vegas Campus. As science and technology become ever more important in our lives and careers, our educational institutions must keep pace. CSN remains committed to providing the tools necessary for the success of the next generation of tech leaders.

CSN Welcomes National Experts on Minority Student Populations to Symposium on Higher Education Practices

The College of Southern Nevada will welcome national experts on higher education practices to its campus this week for a symposium on Hispanic Serving Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions. Centered around the theme “Leveraging Funding for Student Success,” the symposium is an opportunity for higher education experts to collaborate with other professionals and community members interested in achieving high-level outcomes for minority students, advancing the mission of higher education institutions, and connecting with the unique heritage of Nevada’s student population. CSN was Nevada’s first Minority Serving Institution and first Hispanic Serving Institution.

CSN Short Film Showcase Features Award-Winning Student Work

The College of Southern Nevada is proud to announce the 8th Annual Short Film Showcase, featuring award-winning student films. The event will take place from 7-10 p.m. October 11 on the North Las Vegas Campus. Doors open at 6:30.

CSN Opens ‘Coyote Cupboards’ Food Pantries for Students

The College of Southern Nevada opened three new food pantries on its campuses this semester to help combat food insecurity, which can be an insurmountable barrier for students trying to complete their degree. A grant totaling $300,000 from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension helped CSN establish the pantries, which will be operated in cooperation with Three Square Food Bank and the CSN student government.

CSN Career Fair Helps Students & Companies Connect

The College of Southern Nevada will soon host its Fall 2019 Career Fair, connecting students and other job seekers with local employers. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 18 in the June Whitley Student Lounge on CSN’s North Las Vegas campus. It is free and open to the public.

CSN Student Union Named for Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson

The College of Southern Nevada is pleased to announce that its new student union on the North Las Vegas Campus will be named in honor of former State Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson. Thompson, a staunch higher education advocate and a longtime CSN supporter, passed away unexpectedly in May of this year.

CSN Adds Cheer & Dance Team to Athletics Department

The College of Southern Nevada’s Athletics Department is inviting CSN students to try out for its brand-new Cheer and Dance team, launching this fall.

CSN Hires North Las Vegas and Charleston Campus Vice Presidents & Provosts

The College of Southern Nevada is pleased to announce the hiring of two experienced higher education professionals as the new leaders of our North Las Vegas and Charleston campuses. Both take on their new roles beginning July 1.

CSN Paramedic Students Gain Access to Life-Saving Technology

CSN’s paramedic medicine students will be the first in the state to receive training in the use of life-saving portable ultrasound technology, thanks to a grant from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

CSN Students Receive 19 Emmy Award Nominations

Students from the College of Southern Nevada’s Videography & Film Program received 19 Student Production Emmy Award nominations from the Pacific Southwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The 19 nominations were the most of any college chapter in the region and they add to a recent history of great success for CSN’s program, with 73 nominations and 33 Emmys in the last five years alone.


CSN to Graduate Record Number of Students

The College of Southern Nevada expects to graduate its largest class ever at its 47th annual commencement ceremony May 20 at the Thomas & Mack Center. A record 3,667 students are eligible to receive 3,721 degrees and certificates, according to preliminary data. Official numbers for spring 2019 will be available once grades are final. In the last decade, CSN has seen more than 25,000 students earn their degrees and certificates and go on to fuel the growth and diversification of the southern Nevada economy.

CSN to Award 2019 Outstanding Students

The College of Southern Nevada will honor its 2018-19 outstanding students at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 on the college’s North Las Vegas Campus. The annual ceremony is intended to honor those students who demonstrate what CSN is all about – putting students first and helping to ensure they graduate or transfer to a four-year institution. A student from each department at the college is awarded, as well as the Regents’ Scholar and the Kim Gregory Memorial Scholarship recipient. Outstanding student award winners must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, be enrolled in at least nine credits and demonstrate tenacity in the face of obstacles.

CSN to Recognize Diverse Graduating Class

The College of Southern Nevada will hold multicultural graduation celebrations in the coming weeks to recognize the hard work of its diverse community of students. The celebrations begin Saturday, April 27, and run through May 19, leading up to the college’s 47th annual Commencement Ceremony on Monday May 20. Food and entertainment will be provided at each celebration and all are open to the public.

CSN to Host Speed Networking Event

Many of the top local technology-focused employers will be on the College of Southern Nevada campus Wednesday, April 17, for a Speed Networking event designed to give tech-savvy students a chance to show off the skills they’ve learned in college.