On Monday, April 5th, the MSI Student Council is happy to welcome award-winning researcher, political commentator, Dr. Wendy Osefo- as she shares her insight and knowledge with the UNLV community. The first event, A Conversation with Dr. Osefo will discuss the Impact of Federal Politics and Public Policy and is open to all students, faculty and staff at UNLV. The second event, a Master class on Power, Politics, and Policy in Education, will be limited to 50 student capacity, undergrad and graduate students are welcome. Both events will be held virtually via webex and event information can be found on … Read More


By: MSI Student Council Members – Kristine Jan Espinoza, Ray Fletcher, & Natalie Gutierrez

The UNLV Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Student Council has been working behind-the-scenes in preparation for the upcoming MSI Week at UNLV from March 1-5, 2021. To us, hosting MSI Week is important to really highlight UNLV’s critical role in enrolling and call-to-action to be truly serving, especially, minoritized students. There are still many on campus who do not know that UNLV is a dually-designated MSI.

Over the past few weeks, members of the council worked together to brainstorm ways of celebrating and honoring the university’s dual Asian … Read More


This year, we’re going campus-wide for National First Generation Day 2020! The 2020 National First-Generation College Celebration day falls on a Sunday, Nov. 8, but here at UNLV, we’re kicking off festivities on Nov. 6 and engaging our campus through Nov. 13.

All members of our community are invited to celebrate the success and presence of UNLV students, faculty and staff who are the first in their families to attend college. All UNLV first-generation students, faculty and staff are invited to show your first-gen pride through social media properties. The UNLV community at-large is also invited to share our support … Read More


By Melissa Bowles-Terry, Associate Director, UNLV Faculty Center

After the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd sparked protests across the country, many “anti-racist reading lists” began popping up all over my social media feeds. I’m a librarian and many of my friends are librarians (or book-people), so maybe I saw more of this than others, but I think we were all seeing lots of resource lists. 

As much as I believe in the power of information, I also realize that without accountability, discussion, and action, reading about racism and anti-racism isn’t going to get … Read More