The DRC has Moved!
The DRC is now located on the second floor of the Pennington Student Achievement Center (SAC). The new entrance is on the West side of the building and will be open Monday through Friday at 7:00 A.M. Come on by and check out our beautiful space.
Journey of Hope Comes to Carson City
Meet the team that rides an average of 75 miles a day and supports people with disabilities. In 1987, one man's dream of riding his bike across the country would create the largest fraternal awareness event of its kind, the Journey of Hope. Journey of Hope is a cross-country bicycle trek beginning in San Francisco (North), Los Angeles (South) and Seattle (TransAmerica) and ending with all teams together in Washington, D.C. Cyclists cover 32 states, over 12,000 miles combined. It is composed solely of members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, who bring to the forefront the abilities of people with disabilities. From the inaugural team of 21 team members raising $20,000, Pi Kappa Phis annually raise more than $500,000.
Join Western Nevada College and the Nevada Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities as they welcome Journey of Hope to our state capitol.
Friday, June 17 · 5:00-8:00 P.M.
WNC-2201 West College Parkway
& Open to the Public
Friendship Party · FREE Food
Dancing & Music · Kids Activities
Local Disability Resources & Information
WNC CONTACT INFO: Susan Trist · (775) 445-4459 · email@example.com
INFORMATION/DONATE: Journey of Hope
Make Personal Safety Your First Concern
The University of Nevada, Reno Police Department has released a new mobile application which allows you to access University emergency services, campus maps, Safe Ride resources, and report suspicious activities anonymously. Safe Pack is available for iOS and Android platforms and is free. Take a moment to scan the QR code below and know that the Pack will always have your back.
Friends of the DRC Doing Great Things
Professor Eelke Folmer has been awarded the NSHE Board of Regents 2015 Rising Researcher Award. For Folmer, a professor of computer science, helping blind and visually-impaired people navigate their world has been a long-time passion. Read more in the NEVADA Today article.
Christine Braunworth is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno and she is determined to make an impact in the Native American community. Braunworth, who will graduate with a bachelor's degree in social work this spring, recently helped secure a $10,000 grant from Native STAND, a comprehensive, sustainable curriculum for training peer educators who promote healthy decision making for Native youth. Read more about Christine's work in the NEVADA Today article.
Important Alternative Testing Service Information
Please schedule an appointment with Michelle to schedule your exams for the 2016 Spring semester. We have seen a huge increase in students requesting alternative testing accommodations and have limited space to provide such service. As a result, it is imperative that you get in as quickly as possible to schedule your exam dates. Even if you are unsure whether you plan to utilize alternative testing accommodations, it is our recommendation that you go forward and schedule your exams with the DRC. We can always remove your name from the schedule if you opt to take your exams in class. Please note that scheduling exams (in particular final exams) at the last minute will no longer be an option. We simply cannot accommodate students' requests for alternative testing without proper notification.
DRC Peer Mentor Project
The DRC Peer Mentor Project matches incoming students with disabilities (mentees) and upperclassmen and graduate students with disabilities (mentors). Mentors use their knowledge of campus life and resources, as well as their personal experiences to provide invaluable advice and guidance to mentees.
If you are interested in being a mentor or a mentee, please visit the following webpage for more information.
Become an Eye to Eye Student Coordinator
Eye to Eye is a national mentoring program that pairs college students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD with similarly labeled middle school students.
Each week next year, UNR students will work with middle school students on art projects that are designed to help the younger students learn about themselves and embrace their learning differences. If you are interested in becoming a Student Coordinator or have any questions, please contact Micah Goldfus at firstname.lastname@example.org
All art is good art; you do not need to have backgrounds in art to get involved!
View the flyer.
For more information about Eye to Eye visit www.eyetoeyenational.org
College Scholarship Guide
Education costs are at an all-time high, and landing into the right scholarship could be the difference between graduating debt-free or paying off loans for years and years. The great news is that anyone can just be eligible for some type of scholarship. In fact, there are numbers of scholarships in place to help students with disabilities realize that further education is indeed possible.
To help you look for these scholarships please visit this guide: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/college-scholarship-guide/
New DRC Printable Brochures!
Pick up a brochure from the DRC or print your own!