Campus Announcements

September 2017

Ignite Integrity Contest

The Ignite Integrity contest is open to all University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Submit a drawing, video, song or written piece that expresses why you think it is important to act with integrity in academics, research, or as a professional. Submissions will be accepted from 8 a.m. Oct. 2, to 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form. Submit by email to or mail/walk-in delivery to Research Integrity, 218 Ross Hall/Mail Code 0331, Reno, NV 89557

Office 365 migration completed

The Office of Information Technology is excited to announce that migration to Office 365 has been completed! Over 6,000 mailboxes and 130 SharePoint sites have been migrated to the new system. The decision to migrate to Office 365 was made in an effort to be good stewards of University resources. Office 365 will be more cost effective and will also free up on premise storage space. You can access Office 365 from anywhere at the online portal The OIT Support Center help desk is also available by phone, email, or in person and they can assist you with any questions you may have. IT Support Center phone: (775) 682-5000 in Reno and (702) 671-5100 in Las Vegas; Email:; Live Chat:

Featured Diversity Events

The Office of Diversity Initiatives represents the University's commitment to realize and sustain a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all University community members, including students, faculty, faculty colleagues and alumni. Diversity Initiatives works closely with academic and administrative units to attract, advance and retain a diverse faculty to strengthen academic excellence. View featured events:

University Administrative Manual Updates: Sept. 7, 2017

Several sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections are as follows: 51-Major Units of the University-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: The School of Community Health Sciences was added to the list of Academic Units. 61-Records Retention and Disposition Schedule-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Updates were made to reflect recent Board of Regents’ revisions to the policy. 2,670-Annual Leave Policy for Faculty-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to conform to Workday configuration. 2,673-Sick, Family Sick, Child-Rearing, and Family Medical Leave-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to conform to Workday configuration. 3,010-Policies Related to Student Activities-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: To avoid duplication in the UAM, language regarding class absences was deleted from this policy. The Class Absence Policy, Section 3,020, addresses student responsibilities when absent from class. 3,020-Class Absence Policy-RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to address student responsibilities when absent from class and update language in accordance with NSHE policy.

Nevada Cares: Green Dot Training

In collaboration with multiple university departments, the Title IX Coalition announces the roll out of Green Dot, a research-based comprehensive bystander intervention program. Green Dot provides faculty, staff and students with information and skills to safely intervene in all situations that are harmful or potentially harmful. Green Dot provides participants with tools to intervene that best match their personal barriers and challenges while allowing everyone to feel capable and equipped to do what is needed to end sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, hate speech, binge drinking, and more. Go to to download a Faculty/Staff Toolkit and resource materials or request more information at and/or schedule your Green Dot training or overview speech today.

Upcoming Award Deadlines

Please be aware that the deadline for nominations for Regents’ and University faculty awards for the fall semester is Sept. 15, 2017. This is the deadline for the deans’ nomination letters to be received by the Provost’s Office or VPRI’s Office. Following receipt of the nomination letters, the nominees will be contacted and given two to three weeks to assemble their materials. Since the deans will need time to process the nominations, please be aware that their offices will likely have earlier deadlines for receiving nominations from departments, faculty, staff, and students. More information can be found at

Charlottesville: A Conversation with History Professors

Please join History professors for a discussion about the history, causes and implications of the recent racism and violence in Charlottesville. Sponsored by the Department of History. For questions, please contact

GSA Dialogue

The Graduate Student Association is hosting a graduate student dialogue Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C. The dialogue is being held to discuss the recent events around the country, how they affect graduate students, and what the concerns and needs of graduate students are surrounding these issues. The GSA hopes to hear from students in order to guide a resolution currently being drafted by the council as well as take action on issues brought forth in the conversation. Please RSVP using the following link: The dialogue will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person. A link to the stream will be provided the day of the event. If you would like to send in questions or comments for the dialogue, please send them to by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

ASUN Learning, Discovery and Engagement Speakers Series

ASUN is sponsoring two upcoming speakers that will present lectures that are intended to stimulate thoughtful discussion around the topics of free speech and social justice. Find out more about Lauren Cooley's visit Wednesday, Sept. 6, and Shaun King's visit Monday, Sept. 25. at

2017 State of the University

Please join President Marc Johnson at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, as he delivers the annual “State of the University Address.” President Johnson will highlight the accomplishments of the past year and detail how the University plans to deepen its commitment to its institutional mission. Online viewing will be available once the event begins, at Please reply by Friday, Sept. 22, to Katie Suga at 775-682-6014 or #StateofUNR

August 2017

Residential Life –Dorm Storm Volunteer Sign-Ups

Last year, many faculty and staff assisted with move-in day and were the first University staff members students met as part of their check-in process. Residential Life would love for you to join them again. A training session will be held for those who volunteer. More information and sign-ups available here:

June 2017

Internal Position Posting - UNR Med Seeks Creative Director

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) is conducting an internal recruitment for a Creative Director to join our Advancement and Engagement team. The Creative Director manages the visual identity for UNR Med branding, marketing and communications. Reporting to the Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement, the Creative Director is responsible for overseeing and creating the overall design and execution of a wide variety of highly strategic integrated marketing initiatives. For more information, contact Julie Ardito at 775-784-6001 or

Governor Sandoval's Signing Ceremony

Governor Brian Sandoval and University President Marc A. Johnson invite you to attend a Signing Ceremony for Assembly Bill 69 – Autonomous Vehicles; Assembly Bill 522 – Nevada Teach; Senate Bill 546 – Capital Improvement Projects; Friday, June 16, 2017, 2 p.m., Milt Glick Ballroom C, Fourth Floor Joe Crowley Student Union. Reception immediately following. Please reply by Thursday, June 15, to Breanne Standingwater at or 775-682-6022.

Campus Road Closure Notice

A contractor will repave a section of West Stadium Way, south of the West Stadium Parking Complex to the 15th Street traffic circle northeast of the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center. The road will be closed to all traffic from Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, July 19, with limited access to the Lawlor loading dock. Please use caution while driving or walking near construction, and please do not enter barricaded construction areas. Thank you for your patience as the University continues to work on roads and parking lots. With questions or concerns, contact Project Manager Dave Carvin at or at 775-345-4003.

Washoe County School District Graduation Ceremonies

The Washoe County School District (WCSD) will be holding their 2017 High School Graduation Ceremonies at Lawlor Events Center today, June 9, Saturday June 10, Monday June 12, and Tuesday June 13. Keep in mind that traffic and parking in and around the campus will be affected by these events, so plan accordingly. More information about the Washoe County School District’s Graduation is available at this web page: For specific information regarding traffic and parking, contact Assistant Vice President and Police Services Director Adam Garcia at or Commander Eric James at

KUNR Open House

KUNR is holding an Open House at the KUNR Studios Thursday, June 15 from 4-7 p.m. in the Edmund J. Cain Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Join the staff at KUNR as they celebrate summer and welcome their listeners to learn more about Reno Public Radio. Light refreshments will be served; an RSVP is kindly requested at If you have any questions or would like to RSVP via phone, call 775-682-6056 or email

May 2017

Campus Bicycle Survey

Help us understand bicycling-related behaviors, attitudes and barriers on campus. Even if you don't ride a bicycle, your responses are important to us! Visit to find the survey. Results will help the Campus Bicycle Committee track progress and identify priorities for future engineering, education and enforcement efforts. More information about cycling on campus is at

Desert Farming Initiative opens Online Farm Stand

The University of Nevada, Reno Desert Farming Initiative (DFI) has opened a virtual farm stand to complement its existing farm held every spring and summer at the Main Station Field Lab. An online farm stand allows University affiliates as well as the surrounding community to purchase fruits, vegetables and herbs grown by University students and faculty. DFI works with researchers and students on projects addressing agricultural growing practices in desert climate as well as food safety standards. For more information, contact Jennifer Ott at or at 707-280-9479.

Rocco Basile Giving Scholarship

Rocco Basile is pleased to announce a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for your students at The Center. Every Student. Every Story. Rocco Basile Giving wants to hear students' answers to this question: How can the power of photography change the world? The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

Faculty and staff baseball appreciation

In appreciation of University faculty and staff, the Nevada athletics department is offering free tickets to University employees and their families for this weekend’s baseball games. Simply show University ID at the entrance to Peccole Park for free admission for the employee and up to three family members. The Nevada baseball team is playing host to rival UNLV in a pivotal Governor’s Series matchup that will likely decide the winner of the Nevada-UNLV all-sports matchup for the 2016-17 season. Start time for games on Friday (May 12) and Saturday (May 13) is 6 p.m. The series finale on Sunday (May 14) will begin at 1 p.m. For more information, call 775-348-PACK.

2017 Cultural Graduate Celebrations

The Center - Every Student. Every Story, cordially invites the University faculty and staff to the 2017 Cultural Graduate Celebrations, celebrating the academic accomplishments of our students and honoring their unique stories. The celebrations are as follows: Lavender (LGBTQIA+) Celebration: May 8, 6 p.m., Student Union Theatre; American Indian/Alaska Native Celebration: May 10, 6 p.m., Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium; Latino Graduate Celebration: May 12, 6 p.m., Student Union Ballrooms; Asian American & Pacific Islander Celebration: May 16, 7 p.m., Student Union Theatre; Black Graduate Celebration: May 17, 6 p.m., Student Union North Lawn. Please RSVP one week prior to the celebration by going to, or call The Center at 775-784-4936.

April 2017

University Administrative Manual Updates

Several sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows: 2,161 – Volunteers – RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: The current policy had not been updated since 2004 and was out of date with classifications and procedures for volunteers. Revisions also include updating the NSHE anti-discrimination policy; 2,300 – Work Week for Classified Employees – RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language has been added to clarify the university work week for classified employees. 2,581 – Retired Faculty Association – RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Minor revisions are being made to clarify who reviews policies and procedures developed by the Retired Faculty Association for Presidential approval. 5,345 – Sponsored Research Projects – RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: The policy is out of date and is being deleted because it is no longer relevant. 5,504 – UNR Safety Committee Policy Process – RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to add subcommittees and update the policy to match current UAM policy process.

Reno Jazz Festival to impact traffic on and around campus

The 2017 Reno Jazz Festival hosts three days of concerts, clinics, competitions and superstars; it’s nonstop jazz! With approximately 11,000 attendees, there may be a significant impact to campus pedestrial and traffic flow Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29. More information, tickets and schedules can be found at, by calling 775-784-4278, or emailing

Road Closure for Great Basin Hall Construction

The campus access road south of the Virginia Street Gym will close temporarily, Tuesday, April 25 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., to accommodate construction activity required for the Great Basin Hall project. Access to campus at this location will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, during the affected time. Alternate vehicle access for the Silver 5 parking lot will be available through the Brian Whalen Parking Complex. ADA parking will be available in the Brian Whalen Parking Complex. Thank you for your patience as the University continues work on Great Basin Hall. For more information, contact Project Manager Scot Orchard at 775-682-7189 or email him at

Lane Reduction Notice (Private Developer Project)

A private developer is building an off-campus apartment complex on North Virginia Street across from the Lawlor Events Center. Water line connection work will temporarily close lanes on North Virginia Street between 15th Street and 16th Streets, limiting and altering traffic flow from 7 a.m., Monday, April 17 through 6 p.m., Friday, April 21.

Director, Core Curriculum Candidate Open Forums

The Search Committee for the position of Director, Core Curriculum is pleased to announce the candidates who have been asked to participate in campus meetings and forums. The candidates and open forum dates, times, and locations for faculty, staff and students are below. CVs for these candidate may be requested by email to Audrey Casey, !st candidate interview: Alan Fuchs, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering; Monday, April 17th, 9-9:45 a.m.; Joe Crowley Student Union, Room #423. Second candidate interview: Sarah Cummings, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry; Tuesday, April 18th, 10-10:45 a.m.; Mackay Science Building, Room 321.

Curriculum: Does it reflect the diversity at the University

Join the campus community from 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, in Room 422 of the Joe Crowley Student Union to talk about diversity the University curriculum.

March 2017

Temporary Lawn Closure of the Campus Quadrangle

As is the University's annual tradition, in order to prepare for Commencement, the lawn area of the Campus Quadrangle will close temporarily. This year, the closure will run from 6 a.m., Monday, April 10, until Thursday, May 18, prior to the start of the first graduation ceremony. Campus users are requested to observe the perimeter established and not walk on or occupy the Campus Quadrangle lawn area for activities or events during the closure. Thank you for your patience as University Grounds Services complete the arrangements for this important event. With questions, contact Marty Sillito, assistant director of grounds services, at 775-682-6811 or at

Advancing from Associate to Full Professor

The Faculty Senate Early Career Academic Faculty Committee presents a Q & A discussion from 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, about advancing from Associate to Full Professor: the challenges, the process, the expectations, the timeline, and other issues related to promotion to Full Professor. This event will feature introductory remarks from the Provost, as well as four panelists from across the University. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ashley Marshall at

Starving the Beast Panel Discussion

Join the Office of Information Technology, the College of Liberal Arts, the Graduate School, the Nevada Faculty Alliance and the Joe Crowley Student Union in a film screening of Starving the Beast followed by a panel discussion. Starving the Beast examines the on-going power struggle across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America's public universities. The movie airs Monday, March 27 at noon and Tuesday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 402. The panel discussion is at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 29 in the Student Union's Great Room.

The University of Nevada, Reno is moving to Office 365!

The University's Exchange email and SharePoint collaboration systems for all employees are moving to the next generation cloud-based services called Exchange Online and SharePoint Online in Microsoft Office 365. Department migrations will begin in April. A list of benefits and more information are available at

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Year Seven Accreditation Documents

Please find the evaluation report, the University's Year Seven Self-Study, and Strategic Plan at If you have any questions please contact Russell Stone at

University Administrative Manual Updates

2,515 – Guidelines for Faculty PromotionRATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to update the process and procedures of promotions for administrative faculty using the new compensation grade job structure. Language was added from section 2,519 to describe administrative faculty job descriptions, job evaluation and classifications.2,519 – Administrative Faculty Job Descriptions RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language from this section has been moved to 2,515: Guidelines for Faculty Promotion. Policy is recommended for deletion.

Internal Job Opportunity-Assistant Controller

The Assistant Controller (Financial Accounting) is responsible for the managerial oversight of the Accounts Payable and Cashier departments for the University. The two units comprise all incoming and outgoing financial transactions other than payroll. In addition to executive management to the two units, the incumbent will perform assigned financial accounting functions.

CMS Outage: March 15 @ 9AM - March 17 @ 5PM

Thank you for your patience as we upgrade the Content Management System. Unfortunately, we have had many bumps in the road to version 9 including an extended downtime and broken pages. We are currently working to resolve the issues with the vendor and unfortunately will need to perform a content freeze again on the CMS. The content freeze will begin tomorrow at 9am and continue for 24-72 hours. We will notify users once the CMS is back up. Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we work to get the CMS up and running smoothly again. If you have any questions, please contact

Distinguished Faculty Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Award are now being accepted by the committee. Nominations are due by Friday, March 24, 2017. Nominations should include a letter of nomination and a curriculum vita for the candidate. The award is intended to honor faculty who are unsung heroes – men and women whose contributions have made our university a better place. Nominations may be made by any member of the university community. Please forward your nomination to: Janet Sanderson,, President’s Office/Mail Stop 0001. The recipient of the award will be announced at the Honor the Best Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 in the Milt Glick Ballroom, Joe Crowley Student Union. The University community is welcomed and encouraged to attend the Ceremony.

Wolf Pack Blue Thursday

The Men’s Wolf Pack Basketball team is playing Iowa State University in Milwaukee at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 16. As a show of unity and support for Coach Muss and his team, Provost Carman hereby declares game day to be WOLF PACK BLUE THURSDAY. Wear Nevada Blue with pride and cheer on the Pack to victory.

International Activities Grants

International Activities Grant applications are due Friday, March 17. The following types of projects are considered for funding: 1) international research, 2) faculty travel and exchange with foreign universities, 3) campus events and outreach activities, 4) curriculum development and support.

Assistant Director, Structural Services (Internal Search)

The University of Nevada, Reno Facilities Maintenance Department is looking for an Assistant Director, Structural Services. The position is a member of the Facilities Maintenance Services management team and has direct responsibility for the daily operations and project management of work in support of the campus academic, administrative and research space at the University.

Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Leadership Award Nominations

The University of Nevada, Reno is proud to introduce the Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Leadership Award to honor and recognize the exceptional and exemplary work of an individual, outside of their primary, work-related responsibilities, in advancing the values of diversity, inclusion and equity across the University, and among the greater community. University employees are encouraged to nominate a deserving individual, and join colleagues for the announcement at the Honor the Best Ceremony at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 in the Milt Glick Ballroom, Joe Crowley Student Union. All nominations should be submitted to Aubrey Flores at or mail stop 0001, by March 31, 2017. Nominations should be marked confidential.

Central Services Data Center Outage March 18

Facilities will be conducting UPS maintenance and another power project March 18th at 8 p.m. and extending through to March 19 at 2 p.m. This will result in a complete power outage of one data center, causing some centrally hosted services to be unavailable during that period. A list of all affected services is available. Some centrally hosted services may be available sooner, but cannot be guaranteed. All services should be available after 2 p.m., March 19.

CMS outage planned for March 8

The CMS will be unavailable March 8th for server maintenance and upgrades. Websites will still be up with minimal downtime. Contact with any questions or issues.

Work-Study Waitlist Application

Work-Study Wait-list Application will be available to all students on MyNevada under Supplemental Forms. Eligible students must: File a FAFSA or Institutional Methodology;Degree-seeking program; Enrolled at least half time; Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress; Financial Aid related items on MyNevada To Do List must be completed. April 3: Deadline for department’s listing of student employees for priority awarding; first-come first-served. Email list to Ashley Salisbury at or call 775-682-8017.

Regent's Service Program Application

The Regents Service Program at the University is designed to provide students with paid service/work which contribute to critical needs of the community, our state or our University as well as the student employee. Applications are available for submission March 1 through close of business on March 31.

February 2017

Digital Humanities Campus Conference

A campus colloquium March 3, 2017. Does your scholarly activity involve the digital humanities? Come share your work and engage with colleagues across campus.

Immigration Forum

The Office of International Students and Scholars is offering a forum Monday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Room 124, with topics such as: updates on current immigration changes pertaining to international students and scholars; knowing your rights; student and faculty perspectives; campus resources; and a Q&A session. For more information, contact the office at or at 775-784-6874.

New Refueling Station

Effective Monday, 6 March 2017, the Wolf Stop Gas Station will serve as the primary refueling station for fueling for licensed state vehicles and our University refueling station will close. Please read carefully the new procedures for fueling vehicles and portable containers.

Three Minute Thesis at Nevada (3MT@NEVADA) Competition

the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) are again co-sponsoring the Three Minute Thesis at Nevada (3MT@NEVADA) competition. This year’s program will include doctoral dissertation, master’s thesis and professional project categories. The preliminary rounds are scheduled for March 27, 28 and 30, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium, with the top ranked contestants advancing to the final round on Thursday, April 20, 2017, again in the Wells Fargo Auditorium. For additional information, including competition and judging rules and to submit an entry, go to: deadline for uploading an abstract and single PowerPoint slide is March 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Fall and Summer Course Requests Due to Nevada Wolf Shop

Submit your course materials requests to the Nevada Wolf Shop for Fall and Summer classes by March 15, 2017. Submit online at The Nevada Wolf Shop at the University of Nevada, Reno is student owned. All dollars spent at the Wolf Shop are used to help fund student-run organizations or groups within the community that help to serve our student population. Serving and supporting students is our foremost priority at the University.

Internal Job Opportunity: Core Curriculum Director

The Director, Core Curriculum oversees the University’s Core Curriculum and coordinates the activities of the core. The director is responsible for development, review, and interpretation of policies related to the core and adjudicating appeals from students. The director provides leadership for core assessment, working with the core objective committees. For more information and to apply, please visit:

New eShipGlobal shipping with Mail Services

The University of Nevada, Reno has partnered with eShipGlobal to bring you a centralized shipping system to take advantage of in order for you and your department to save time and money. This system is loaded with our state rated contracts from UPS & Fed Ex and allows you to rate shop for the best deal based on your shipping criteria.Register for one of the training courses listed on Mail Services web page.

New Department Chairs and Directors Workshop

New Department Chairs and Directors Workshop, Monday, May 22, 9-11 a.m., Location TBD. To RSVP:

Sabbatical Application Q&A Session

Sabbatical Application Q&A, Friday, April 7, 10-11 a.m., Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 324. There will be a brief overview of the sabbatical application process, followed by Q&A. To RSVP:

Instruction, Scheduling & Planning Workshop

Instruction, Scheduling & Planning Workshop for chairs, directors and related staff, Wednesday, April 5, 10-11:30 a.m. Location: Theatre (3rd Floor), Joe Crowley Student Union. To RSVP:

Research and Innovation New Faculty Welcome Reception

The Research and Innovation New Faculty Welcome Reception is Friday, Feb. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Room 422. The original invitation went out to all new faculty/staff in January

Promotion & Tenure Applications Workshop

Promotion & Tenure Applications Workshop, Friday, Feb. 10, 1-2:30 pm, Rita Laden Senate Chambers, Joe Crowley Student Union. To RSVP, go to

Innovation Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Early Career Innovator Award and the Established Innovator Award, honoring faculty or staff members for contributions to innovation and/or the commercialization of ideas. Established by Research & Innovation and the Foundation, these $5,000 awards are presented at the annual Honor the Best Ceremony. Nomination deadline is Feb. 24, 2017. For more information, visit:

December 2016

The Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award

Do you know a student who graduated in December 2016 or will be graduating in May 2017? The selection committee for The Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award is seeking graduating seniors whose collegiate record shows good scholarship, good character and worthy service. Up to four recipients of this award will receive a minimum of $3,000 at the Honor the Best Ceremony in 2017. Prospective recipients must submit an essay 1,000-1,500 words in length describing their civic engagement activities while they attended college. In addition, they must submit a resume drafted specifically for this award (sample provided online) and two letters of recommendation, one from a faculty member and one from someone familiar with their service. Applications must be submitted through the ASUN Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award online form by March 12, 2017 at 5:00pm. For more information visit the Student Life Services website or contact Erinn Kari at or (775)784-1471.

Nominations For Cavanaugh Community Volunteer Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Cavanaugh Community Volunteer Award. This annual award recognizes an outstanding graduating undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno who has done outstanding community service work, not for academic credit, during his or her years as a college student. The award amount is $1,000, with an award check less applicable taxes presented when the winner is honored at the Honor the Best ceremony in May. More details can be found at the Office of the Provost website on the Awards and Grants page. Please submit a formal letter of nomination and a CV or resume for the person being nominated to Audrey Casey at or in person to the Provost’s Office, Clark Administration Building #110 by Friday, February 17, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Late nominations will not be considered.

Nominations for Thornton Peace Prize

Nominations are now being accepted for the Thornton Peace Prize. This annual award recognizes an individual or group from the university community who best exemplifies by word or deed that the use of force is not an acceptable means for settling disputes. Nominations may be for a member of the faculty, student, or a campus organization. The award amount is $1,000, with an award check less applicable taxes presented when the winner is honored at the Honor the Best ceremony in May. More details can be found on the Office of the Provost website on the Awards and Grants page. Please submit a formal letter of nomination and CV or resume for the individual or individuals being nominated to Audrey Casey at or in person to the Provost’s Office, Clark Administration Building #110 by Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Late nominations will not be considered.

Wireless Connection Replacement

Effective December 28th the old UNR wireless connection (UNR-WPA) will be replaced by an improved wireless connection system called eduroam. All devices – smart phones, computers, tablets, etc. – with wireless capability will only connect to the UNR network via eduroam after that date. The eduroam wireless system is active now and everyone is encouraged to switch over at their convenience. If you have questions, contact the IT help desk at

November 2016

Northern Nevada Diversity Summit 2017 Call for Proposals

The Cultural Diversity Committee (CDC) is seeking proposals to present at the fourth annual Northern Nevada Diversity Summit. The summit will take place Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the Joe Crowley Student Union. Proposals to present must be submitted online before Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PST).

Pizza with the President & President's Evaluation

President Johnson’s Periodic Review Committee will be holding a Student Open Forum at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre for any student that would like to speak with them. Pursuant to NSHE Procedures and Guidelines Manual, Section 2. Periodic Evaluation of NSHE Presidents[], a comprehensive, periodic assessment of the performance of President Marc Johnson in four key areas will be conducted by a Chancellor appointed Evaluation Committee in fall 2016 and presented to the Board of Regents. The purpose of the periodic evaluation is to provide constructive feedback on measurable performance metrics assessed over a period of time so that presidents may know how colleagues, Regents, and key leaders in the community view their efforts, including areas of strength as well as areas that may need improvement.

Periodic Presidential Review Committee Faculty Meeting

Pursuant to NSHE Procedures and Guidelines Manual, Section 2. Periodic Evaluation of NSHE Presidents[], a comprehensive, periodic assessment of the performance of President Marc Johnson in four key areas will be conducted by a Chancellor appointed Evaluation Committee in fall 2016 and presented to the Board of Regents. Faculty are invited to share any information with the NSHE Chancellor appointed Evaluation Committee between 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Keyser Room 404.

October 2016

Internal Job Opportunity

The University is recruiting for an Administrative Assistant IV for the geography department. This full-time position is open to CURRENT CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES working within a Nevada System of Higher Education academic institution (UNR, TMCC, WNC, GBC, DRI, UNLV, NSC, CSN, NSHE System Administration) with at least 6 months of continuous, full-time equivalent employment.

Jan 2016

The Nevada Wolf Shop Now Accepts Passport Applications

The Nevada Wolf Shop is pleased to announce that we now accept passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. on the first floor of your campus store, located in the Joe Crowley Student Union. For more information, please visit or contact us at 784-6597.

Nevada Wolf Shop Accepting Spring and Winter Textbook Orders

-Nevada Wolf Shop Now Accepting Course Material Requisitions-WINTER orders due October 2nd, 2015SPRING orders due October 9th, 2015Option 1: Visit our website to submit your textbook request: Option 2: Email requests directly to the bookstore at Please include the following:Semester: Instructor Name: Course: Section Number(s):Title: Author: ISBN: Edition/Year: Publisher:

Time to Order Regalia for Winter Commencement 2015

Doctoral and Master custom regalia can be ordered at any time now through October 27th at the Nevada Wolf Shop. There will be a regalia vendor available for your special fitting on October 27th from 10am-3pm, or you may stop into the store prior to that date at your convenience. Doctoral and Master rental gowns will be available starting October 27th. Please email Genila at for additional assistance.

Grad Fair at the Nevada Wolf Shop

Grad Fair will take place at the Nevada Wolf Shop on October 28th-29th from 10am-3pm. Representatives will be available to assist with questions regarding class rings, announcements, and diploma frames. This is the best time to purchase these items, as they are discounted during the grad fair. Bachelor gowns will be available for rent starting October 28th. In addition, all Nevada Gear will be 20% off.

Call for Proposals: Diversity Summit

The Cultural Diversity Committee (CDC) will be hosting a conference on April 7th, 2016 titled “Exploring Diversity and Equity Through Access, Retention & Engagement.” The CDC is currently seeking proposals for presentations and posters. A proposal can be submitted by visiting the CDC website and must be submitted by November 30th, 2015, 5:00 PM.

Executive Director Professional Development Programs (Internal Search)

Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Professional Development Programs. The Executive Director of Professional Development Programs is a versatile, forward-thinking, entrepreneurial leader who reports to the Vice Provost of Extended Studies. For a complete position description and requirements, please go to

Student Response System Survey

The Student Response System Task Force intends to collect feedback from faculty on what polling (clicker) system they are using, how they use the system, and what direction to go moving forward. The survey can be accessed from this link:

Feb 2016

New Chronicle of Higher Education app available

The UNR Libraries are pleased to announce expanded access to Chronicle of Higher Education content: A new iPad app that allows users to download issues of the Chronicle, and direct access to from any location, on- or off-campus, without having to log in through the Libraries' off-campus access. To use these new features, you need to set up a free Chronicle account with your University email address.

2016-17 Regent's Service Program Announcement

The Regent's Service Program application will be available March 1st, 2016 and due to the Financial Aid Office c/o Ashley Salisbury by April 1st. Please email Ashley Salisbury ( with any questions regarding Regent’s Service Program.

March 2016

Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

"Exploring Diversity and Equity Through Access, Retention & Engagement. The summit, held at the Joe Crowley Student Union Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7, will include a keynote, panel discussion and a total of 79 presentations in varying formats. The summit is free and open for anyone to attend, but registration is required at

Student Awards Needed for Submission for Commencement Program

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