COUNT US IN & MSISC MEMBER FEATURED ON KNPR

By Kristine Jan Espinoza

Kristine Jan Espinoza | People | University of Nevada, Las Vegas

If you tuned into KNPR 88.9 FM on Wednesday, January 19th, at 9 am or 7 pm PST, you may have caught a snippet of an MSI Student Council member!

Race. Racial categories. Racialized categories. US Census. What are these terms and their continued complicated use today, especially when it comes to “counting” diversity? What is the history of the US Census at the use and counting of race and ethnicity?

Late Fall 2020, I interviewed with Sonja Cho Swanson, the talented Executive Producer of Exit Spring Mountain, a podcast hosted on Nevada Public Radio (KNPR; … Read More

A FIRST-GEN’S TIP FOR SUCCESS: ASK FOR HELP

Keren Jean-Charles works through the university’s Minority-Serving Institution Student Council to help other students thrive at UNLV.

The daughter of Haitian immigrants, Keren Jean-Charles is a first-generation university student striving to advance UNLV’s “serving” mission as a minority-serving institution. The junior psychology major is actively involved in student organizations and projects that elevate students’ voices and their role in shaping the college experience for traditionally underrepresented students.

Tell us about yourself.

Both of my parents are from Haiti, and my siblings and I are first-generation college students. I’m an artist and have been one my entire life. I create art … Read More

HOCUS POCUS MOVIE NIGHT

By: MSI Student Council Member, Naoka Foreman

It’s spooky season and MSISC is showing the newly recognized cult-classic, HOCUS POCUS, for a throwback movie night at UNLV on the SWRC Lawn. 

Millennials, zillennials, and anyone else who grew up watching Hocus Pocus might find it surprising that the film was actually a flop in regards to its original earnings in 1993. However, last year Fandango reported that the film was the number one Halloween movie streamed for five years straight. The main cause — those kids who grew up on Hocus Pocus are now introducing the film to their children, engaging … Read More

MINORITY-SERVING INSTITUTION STUDENT COUNCIL PARTNERS WITH THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

Students don’t always know when to get help and sometimes when they do, they don’t know where to go. The Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC) has partnered with the Academic Success Center (ASC) to promote student success by ensuring that students simply know where to go to get help. 

The ASC is a well-known resource but can sometimes be overlooked on campus. Through multiple collaborations, the MSISC hopes to better educate historically underrepresented students at UNLV on the benefits of reaching out to the ASC when they need help. These benefits can be financial, social, and, of course, academic. By … Read More

MSI STUDENT SUCCESS SUMMIT

On September 24, 2021, President Keith E. Whitfield will host an MSI Student Success Summit for the campus community in the Student Union.

Whitfield will kick off the summit, sharing his vision for student success at UNLV, and the university’s role and responsibilities as a Minority-Serving, Hispanic-Serving and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving institution.

The summit will be open to all faculty, staff, and students. The summit will include plenary sessions by UNLV experts on equity and inclusion, exploring:

  • What MSI means for UNLV
  • Best practices in educational equity

The day’s events also will include a poster session, … Read More