By Kristine Jan Espinoza, M.Ed., Doctoral Student/Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education/College of Education/University of Nevada, Las Vegas
I feel like I’m coming full circle.
This Friday, October 2, 2020, the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) will host the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) 2020 Southern Nevada Diversity Summit. It has been nearly a year since I, as a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed new doctoral student, attended my first NSHE Southern Nevada Diversity Summit last Fall 2019 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), feeling inspired and moved by the selected speakers and workshops. I remember coming … Read More
UNLV’s MSI Student Council would like to share a piece written by Charles Wright:
Elegant black wings float in meditative serenity Riding the volatile, shifting air currents Where valleys, wind and temperature collide. In stark contrast to the crystal blue sky … High above the earthly chaos Perpetually observing … Quietly side slipping with highly tuned control To obtain a divergent perspective Patiently waiting for the moment
Coordinated and Sponsored by Student Diversity & Social Justice
Hispanic Serving Institutions Week Activity:
Examining the Graduate Education Ecosystem for Latinx Students
9/17/2020 11:00:00 AM
University of Arizona-Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives Join us for a critical conversation aimed at examining the graduate education ecosystem at HSIs. Hear from Dr. JoAnn Canales as she discusses the recent release of an information brief and interactive toolkit focused on closing the gap in graduate degree attainment for Latinx students. … Read More
UNLV is proud to observe National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week (HSI hereafter) September 14th-20, 2020 to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month. The purpose of HSI’s Week is to recognize 539 HSI’s throughout the nation for their work and critical role in educating and empowering Latinx students.
UNLV is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. The HSI designation indicates that an institution enrolls at least 25 percent Latinx full-time equivalent enrollment.
According to the UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives website, about 63 percent of UNLV students identify as a racial or ethnic minority. Of that, Hispanic students make up the largest … Read More
The UNLV MSI Task Force Student Services Subcommittee is excited to introduce the MSI Student Council to the UNLV community. Over the past few months, the subcommittee has been working to get this ground-breaking initiative created and implemented to serve the community starting fall 2020. The MSI Student Council is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, and it will take important steps at ensuring that student-facing programs, service models, and policies exist to help historically underrepresented students thrive at UNLV.
Twelve nominated UNLV students were selected to serve on the council for the 2020 – 2021 school year. … Read More