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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.

CSN Launches ‘Cannabis 101’ Industry Focused Classes

The College of Southern Nevada presents three new courses this spring and summer to help the region’s entrepreneurs navigate the state’s newest thriving industry. “Cannabis 101” will focus on the folklore, history and science behind marijuana, “Green Collar Jobs” will present an overview of the business, regulations, security and customer service involved in working in the marijuana industry, and “Dispensary Customer Service” will teach about products available and how to serve the customer.

Federal Grant Helps CSN Students Access Free Counseling

A new training program at the College of Southern Nevada will help students access free mental health counseling by teaching faculty and staff how to recognize early warning signs of distress in students.

Goettl CEO Donation to CSN Center of Excellence to Support Dual Enrollment Academy Students

The College of Southern Nevada Foundation is pleased to announce that Goettl Air Conditioning CEO Ken Goodrich, his wife Wendy and their son Duncan have established a $250,000 endowment fund through the Goodrich Family Trust intended to help low-income students become world class air conditioning and climate control technicians at CSN’s new state- of-the-art Air Conditioning Technology Center of Excellence.

Henderson City Council Pledges Support for Health & Science Building

The City of Henderson pledged $500,000 to help support the construction of a new College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College building that promises to reshape health care education in southern Nevada. The Henderson City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved pledging $500,000 to the CSN Foundation in support of a new Health & Science Building, planned to be built on the college’s Henderson Campus. The building will be operated in conjunction with Nevada State College and will allow CSN to nearly double nursing program enrollment and graduates.

CSN High School Student Named Regents’ Scholar

College of Southern Nevada High School student Narée Asherian was named a Nevada System of Higher Education Regents’ Scholar today. Asherian is scheduled to earn both a high school diploma and an Associate of Business degree from CSN this spring. While at CSN High School, Asherian has balanced more than nine college credits per semester, as well as juggling her high school workload. She has maintained a 3.8 grade-point average and plans to transfer to UNLV and earn a bachelor’s degree in business within two years.

CSN Achieves ‘Leader College of Distinction’ Status

The College of Southern Nevada is proud to announce that Achieving the Dream named it one of 11 Leader Colleges of Distinction for its work on improving student success and reducing student achievement gaps.

CSN’s Air Conditioning Students Job-Ready

The College of Southern Nevada’s newly renovated Air Conditioning Technology Center of Excellence will hold its grand opening on March 1. This state-of-the-art facility, located on the campus of Western High School, will allow students to complete their entire associate degree or certificate in one place instead of traveling from campus to campus.

Media Advisory: CSN Celebrates Black History Month

This month, the College of Southern Nevada has a host of Black History Month events and celebrations scheduled.

CSN Career Fairs Help Students Prosper

The College of Southern Nevada will soon host its Spring 2019 Career Fairs, where dozens of employers will tap the local talent pool to fill hundreds of job opportunities and internships. The first Career Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. February 13 in the Paul E. Meacham Student Services Building lobby on the college’s Charleston Campus.

CSN Classes Start Next Week, Registration Still Open

More than 30,000 college students will converge on the College of Southern Nevada’s three campuses next week as classes begin Tuesday, January 22, for the spring 2019 semester.

CSN Welcomes Stranded Brightwood College Students

The College of Southern Nevada wants to help former students at Brightwood College complete their degrees. CSN will hold an orientation session for Brightwood students at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Charleston Campus. CSN officials will help former Brightwood students customize plans and offer support services as they try to get their education back on track.

Nevada Promise Scholars in Need of Mentors

A surge in applications for the Nevada Promise Scholarship at CSN has created a greater-than-ever need for mentors. With applications for the innovative scholarship reaching 10,431 this year, CSN is hoping to recruit as many as 800 additional mentors between now and December 31

CSN Foundation Announces New Leader

The College of Southern Nevada is pleased to announce the hiring of an internationally experienced fundraiser as the new executive director of the CSN Foundation. Barbara Talisman brings more than 30 years of experience to her new role at CSN from a diverse array of philanthropic organizations.

Spring Enrollment Opens at CSN

Students looking to get a head start on next semester can beat the rush and sign up for classes at the College of Southern Nevada now. Enrollment opens today for new students. Current CSN students are enrolling now.

CSN Offers Free Financial Aid Workshops

Officials at the College of Southern Nevada want to put the time-honored tradition of getting confused by financial aid paperwork behind us, so they’re holding a series of FAFSA Workshops designed to help students figure it all out. There will be a workshop this month, one next month and more in the spring semester.

Student Success Takes Center Stage as a New Approach Takes Hold

A major change in how Southern Nevada’s students earn their college degrees is underway as the region’s Nevada System of Higher Education institutions join forces to see that more of our students have access to a college degree, get the appropriate help needed to earn that degree, and are guided on what their next steps should be to finish the degree on time and start their careers.

CSN’s Popular Apprenticeship Program Trains Region’s Workforce

Apprenticeship programs are an increasingly popular higher education alternative in southern Nevada, and the College of Southern Nevada’s Apprenticeship Studies Division will hold an Apprenticeship Fair on November 13 to demonstrate why.
Apprentices get paid while receiving excellent training in high-skilled, high-wage jobs critical to the region’s economic development.

CSN Offers Dog-Tired Students a Break

No one knows better than a librarian how much students need a break and a recharge as the semester winds down and final exams loom. Which is why the CSN Libraries have a tradition of inviting a group of cuddly therapy dogs to campus every semester to help students relax. This month, a group of therapy dogs from Love Dog Adventures will visit the libraries on all three CSN campuses.

CSN to Celebrate Successful Culinary Job Training Program

Every semester for the last 21 years, chefs from the College of Southern Nevada’s nationally renowned culinary program have trained a handful of local Salvation Army clients in the art of cooking and preparing food, getting them ready for jobs in Las Vegas’ fast-paced restaurant environment. On Wednesday, the latest group of students who have completed the program will celebrate their accomplishment at a graduation ceremony, to be held at Russell’s Restaurant on CSN’s North Las Vegas Campus. Members of the local media are invited.

Nevada Promise Scholarship Deadline Approaching

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

CSN Cybersecurity Fair Highlights Online Threats

The College of Southern Nevada’s nationally renowned cybersecurity program will mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month next week with its first Cybersecurity Fair. The free event will feature computer security experts, CSN’s cybersecurity faculty, hands-on activities and a range of vendors who can offer products, services and insights into what’s being called the modern version of the Wild West.