In observance of National Disability Awareness Month, the University of Nevada, Reno is hosting a series of free events and lectures in October 2007 as part of its ongoing initiative to increase awareness, accessibility and opportunities for people with disabilities within the university community.
Nevada P.E.P. cordially invites you to attend Children's Art Show and Silent Auction - October 23, 3 - 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 1, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: UNR, Jot Travis Student Union, Room 244.
The University's SAGE (Scholars in Aging and Ethics) Consortium and Veterans Services host a discussion of the effects of war experienced by veterans over time. Topics include the impacts on family dynamics and the aging process, differentiating between the veteran and the war, and community resources. FREE
Tuesday, Oct. 2, noon - 1 p.m.
Location: UNR, Jot Travis Student Union, Pine Lounge
The University's SAGE Consortium, ASUN Gerontology Club, ASUN Wolf Pack Veterans and School of Social Work present Michial Nolan, MSW, giving a compelling multimedia presentation on the recurrence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Vietnam veterans as a result of the Iraq war.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m.
Location: UNR, Jot Travis Student Union, Pine Lounge
The ASUN Gerontology Club and ASUN Wolf Pack Veterans present this Academy Award-winning 1989 film based on the life of Ron Kovic, a Vietnam War veteran who became an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist. Discussion will follow the movie.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Location: UNR, Jot Travis Student Union, Wolf Perk
The University's SAGE Consortium, ASUN Gerontology Club, ASUN Wolf Pack Veterans, JTSU and invite you to join students, faculty and community members for an open exchange of ideas, opinions and experiences related to the impact of war on American service men and women.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Location: UNR, Pennington Medical Education Building, Room 16
The University's SAGE Consortium and School of Medicine present this panel discussion featuring medical practitioners discussing research findings and new services available in the Reno healthcare community to veterans returning from combat who have been traumatized by their experiences.
Special guest appearance by watercolor artist Karen Wheeler
Friday Oct. 5, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Truckee Meadows Community College, Dandini Campus
Celebrate ABILITY with music, art exhibits and captivating speakers. More than 40 disability service vendors will be present, and the event will feature an exhibition from the "See ABILITY" art contest showcasing the creative achievements of northern Nevada high school juniors and seniors. Visit www.tmcc.edu/drc for more information.
FREE, includes refreshments!
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Location: UNR, Church Fine Arts Building, Nightingale Concert Hall
Dr. I. King Jordan, President Emeritus of Gallaudet University, will deliver this year's keynote address for the University of Nevada, Reno's Disability Awareness Month. Dr. Jordan made history in 1988 when he became the first deaf person to lead a university in the United States. A reception will follow at the Front Door Gallery adjacent to Nightingale Concert Hall. For more information, contact Mary Anne Christensen at the University's Disability Resource Center, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd., Reno
Enjoy activities for all ages, build emergency preparation kits and tour the Emergency Operations Center. For more information contact Edina Jambor at (775) 887-1060. RSVP by Oct. 1.
Friday, Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Reno-Sparks Convention Center
The Reno Access Advisory Committee (RAAC) is hosting this event summit to solicit input and develop priorities for recreation opportunities provided by the City of Reno for people with disabilities. Reservations required by calling (775) 353-2083.
FREE, includes lunch!
Honoring Nevada First Lady Dawn Gibbons and Annette Whittemore
Saturday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.
Location: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Please join us for this fundraiser presented by the Autism Coalition of Nevada and the Lili Claire Foundation featuring a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and entertainment provided by popular musical group The Bangles and Dilana Robichaux from television's "Rock Star: Supernova."
For tickets and sponsorship information, call (775) 329-2268 or (702) 862-8141.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: UNR, Jot Travis Student Union lawn
Come join the second annual Accommodations Fair featuring social and educational activities for deaf and hard of hearing youth and young adults in northern Nevada. Disability service administrators, students, parents and community members will have opportunities to see accommodations "in action" at exhibit booths. For more information contact Mary Anne Christensen in the University's Disability Resource Center, email@example.com.
FREE, includes noontime barbecue!
Featuring our honored guest, local artist Mack Nez-Johnson
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Willow Springs Outpatient Services - 650 Edison Way, Reno
Please come and join the fun as Nevada P.E.P. recognizes Children with Special Needs Month. Enjoy refreshments and music as you view the priceless Childrenï¿½s art and participate in the silent auction. Families, Agency Partners, and the community are invited to join us in celebrating the successes of Children with Special Needs! For more information call (775) 448-9950. MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN NEVADA!
Thursday, Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Peppermill Reno Hotel Casino
The Nevada Business Leadership Network will be recognizing exemplary individuals, businesses and organizations for their commitment to a diverse workforce that provides opportunities and support for people with disabilities. The keynote address will be delivered by Steve Hull, Ph.D., regional workforce consultant, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Northern Nevada Development Authority and Nevadaworks. For more information or to purchase tickets call (775) 544-6046.