Several of the highest-achieving students graduating from Clark County high schools this spring are choosing to stay in Nevada and attend the University of Nevada, Reno. Tomorrow's ceremony, reminiscent of high school athletes' "signing days," will acknowledge the decision of these "best-and-brightest" National Merit Scholarship Finalists to attend the University in the fall.
WHAT: The Ninth Annual Nevada Scholars Signing Day ceremony recognizing Clark County high schools' high-achieving 2017 graduates who will attend the University of Nevada, Reno.
- Clark County School District National Merit Scholarship Finalists will be recognized, including Jasmine Baik from Palo Verde High School; Matthew Egan from College of Southern Nevada High School; Boston Kelley from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts; Samantha Lai from Ed W. Clark High School; Charleen Lu from Ed W. Clark High School; Garrett Moore from Advanced Technologies Academy; Kealia Perrine from Corondao High School; Sunil Raju from West Career & Technical Academy and Sydnie Walters from Arbor View High School
- Scholars' family members, friends and high school representatives
- University of Nevada, Reno administration and college representatives, including deans, department chairs and Vice President of Student Services Shannon Ellis
WHEN and WHERE:
- 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, Montrose Room, DragonRidge Country Club, 552 S. Stephanie St., Henderson
BACKGROUND: The University of Nevada, Reno was officially notified of its sponsorship status by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation eight years ago. Scholarships awarded through National Merit programs are regarded as some of the highest academic honors attainable by U.S. high school students. The University's student body recently included more than 50 National Merit Scholars, the largest number ever enrolled at Nevada, and this fall the University anticipates welcoming more. National Merit Scholarship Finalists receive scholarship awards up to $16,000 per year for up to four consecutive years of undergraduate study, funded through the University's scholarship and aid budget. The University's National Merit scholarship covers tuition and fees, books, automatic entry into the Honors Program, as well as room and board in the Residential Scholars Community of the Nevada Living Learning Community. More high-achieving graduating high school students from northern and southern Nevada are choosing to attend the University this fall and are again being welcomed during similar signing ceremonies.
The University of Nevada, Reno is featuring the following events this week:
University's Third Annual Day at the Museum - Saturday, April 22
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Various University of Nevada, Reno campus locations
The "Day at the Museum," now in its third year, returns to the University of Nevada, Reno's 11 museums located throughout the University's National Historic District. Among the many free attractions are the Fleischmann Planetarium, the Anthropology Research Museum, the Black Rock Press, the W.M. Keck Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the History of Medicine Museum, the University's Arboretum, the Sheppard Contemporary and University Galleries, the Nevada Historical Society and the Wilbur D. May Museum, where food trucks will allow those hungry from filling their minds to fill their bellies as well. Free parking is available on the University campus. For more information, call 775-784-4528.
Data Rescue Reno, Part of National Endangered Data Week - Saturday, April 22
1-5 p.m., Reno Collective, 100 N. Arlington Ave., #100
The local Data Rescue Reno effort is designed to help save vital federal government data and web pages as part of a broader, national movement. Hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries and the Reno Collective, Data Rescue Reno gives the northern Nevada community the chance to take part in an effort to ensure researchers and members of the public can continue to access important environmental data found through federal websites like the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA.
To find out more information and to register, visit NevadaDataRescue.unr.edu, or contact Teresa Schultz, scholarly communications librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno University Libraries, via email at email@example.com or by phone at 775-682-5638.
Orvis School of Nursing Diamond Anniversary Gala Saturday, April 22 5
:30-9:30 p.m., Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Second Floor, 3800 S. Virginia St. The Orvis School of Nursing celebrates 60 years. The Orvis School of Nursing Alumni Association hosts an evening for alumni and colleagues to network and reconnect. For questions, contact Collette Witt at 775-682-7342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kickin' it with the K9's - Tuesday, April 25
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lawn in front of the Fitzgerald Student Services Building
University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services, Take 5 and University Police Services salute Police K9s on K9 appreciation day! Working police dogs from the University Police Department, Reno PD, Washoe County Sheriff's Office and Sparks PD will show off their skills, and Bo-Dawgs Food Truck will offer student specials on hot dogs.
Public Debate on Solitary Confinement in Correctional Facilities - Wednesday, April 26
6-8 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium
The Nevada Debate Union in cooperation with the University of Nevada, Reno Debate Team presents a public debate on solitary confinement in correctional facilities with Holly Welborn, policy director at the ACLU in Reno and Prof. Terrance Hubert, former associate warden at Nevada Department of Corrections. The Debate Team is a program of the Communications Studies Department, School of Social Research and Justice Studies, College of Liberal Arts. For more information, email email@example.com.
Reno Jazz Festival - Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29
Various places and times around campus
Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as "showcasing music's future," the Reno Jazz Festival has been hosting jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists for more than five decades. The festival hosts three days of concerts, clinics competitions and superstars; it's nonstop jazz. Purchase tickets and download schedules at www.unr.edu/RJF, call 775-784-4278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Arbor Day Tree Planting Event - Friday, April 28
8 a.m., Fleishmann Planetarium
The University of Nevada Reno Arboretum Board and the University Plant Club will gather on Arbor Day to plan a dozen trees around and near the Fleishmann Planetarium. The species of trees are new to the Arboretum, diversifying the University's collection. The University has recently been recertified as a Tree Campus USA, a program that helps colleges and universities around the country establish and sustain healthy community forests. The University recertifies each year before Dec. 31 and has been a Tree Campus USA campus since 2014. To learn more about the trees around campus, take a tour with the Arboretum's 28 new audio tours now available.
For more information, contact Arboretum Board Chair Cheryll Glotfelty at 775-682-6395 or email@example.com.
Save the Dates
Thursday, May 4, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Lincoln Hall
Shared History Exhibit Opening of "More Than Skin Deep"
Thursday, May 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Virginia Street Gymnasium
2017 Graduation Celebration
Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium
Burning Inquiry, Playa Art in the Biggest Little City
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 18, 19 & 20
Spring Commencement 2017
Media Statements1/30/2017 | 5:30 PM University of Nevada, Reno Statement: Border Security/Immigration
As stated in our institutional mission, this University recognizes and embraces the critical importance of diversity in preparing students for global citizenship and is committed to a culture of excellence, inclusion and accessibility.
The January 27 executive order regarding border security and immigration enforcement has raised concern among members of our University community. Accordingly, the University is committed to offering support, resources and information to help our students, faculty, visiting scholars and staff fully understand the executive order's implications and take the most appropriate action. We recommend that students and scholars from any of the countries listed in the order stay in the United States for at least the next 120 days.
The staff of our Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will be closely monitoring the situation and can advise and answer questions as information becomes available. Individuals affected by this executive order are
advised to stay in regular contact with the Office via their website (www.unr.edu/oiss), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or
The Association of International Educators, formerly NAFSA, is providing information helpful in understanding the language and application (thus far) of the executive order on their website (www.nafsa.org).
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities is also tracking this information closely and will be providing updates at their website (www.aplu.org).
We value the contributions made by our international faculty, staff and students to our learning environment, which in turn greatly enhances our ability to serve the needs of Nevada, the nation and the world. At the University of Nevada, Reno, we encourage diversity of experience and perspectives and must continue to embrace this important aspect of our mission while providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students and employees.
- Marc Johnson, President, University of Nevada, Reno