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Fall Semester Begins at UNLV

Fall Semester Begins at UNLV

The fall semester started Monday at UNLV.

Throughout the first day of classes, staff manned "ask me" booths at several places around campus. Students were encouraged to ask staff questions about the school, classes, and social events.

"I think they are very, very beneficial and extremely helpful for every student. I go there every year to pick up my school agenda. It helps me stay organized and they are completely free. You have any questions or information about classes or where things are located on campus the people working those booths are extremely friendly and they'd be happy to help you out," said Sean MCCollom, a UNLV junior.

They also handed out coupon books with deals just for students. Booths were at the Student Union Pida Plaza, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Tam Alumni Center, Lied Library and the Alta Ham Fine Arts building.



Registration Open for UNLV Career Fair

Registration Open for UNLV Career Fair

Registration is now open for businesses wanting to recruit at UNLV's annual Fall Marketplace Career Fair.

The fair will be Wednesday, October 12 at the Thomas and Mack Center. The event is open to students in all majors and to all UNLV alumni. Businesses looking to hire will have a wide variety of applicants. The registration fee is $350 and sponsorships are still available.  

Several big employers like Caesars Entertainment and American Family Insurance have already registered for the fair. 

UNLV has Fewer Students, Smaller Budget

LAS VEGAS -- The new year starts with UNLV saying it has hit rock bottom because of all the budget cuts it had to make this year.

There are 900 new students moving into UNLV's Dayton, Tonopah and Upper Class residence halls as they prepare for classes next week.

"This is a mother's privilege. We think we let them go, but we don't really," said Noe Otani's mother who is helping move her daughter, a music major, into UNLV's Tonopah Hall.

"We had a couple of cuts, but we are ok. I did fortunately get all of the classes I needed," said Noe Otani.

Ali Fragoso is moving in nearby. Her father made certain to put aside more money for the 13 percent tuition increase. 

"The cuts kind of put a little deterrent in our budget but we were able to maintain it with savings," said John Fragoso, father of UNLV student.

Hospital Collects School Supplies

Desert Springs Hospital will be helping kids at one local elementary school this year.

Hospital employees have collected school supplies for the children at Lewis E. Rowe Elementary School. The staff collected backpacks, crayons, glue sticks, and more for the kids who may not be able to get those supplies themselves. Some employees also donated money for a subscription to the Weekly Reader. The magazine offers classroom materials for students and teachers.

“This year our hospital celebrates 40 years of caring for southern Nevadans and we thought this was a great way to give back to the community that has given so much to us. Our employees see these students walking to school each day,” said hospital CEO Sam Kaufman.

The supplies will be delivered on Friday. Most schools in southern Nevada start on Monday.

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada is excited to announce their campaign on G-Team Las Vegas, Groupon’s philanthropic arm.

Each week, G-Team features a local campaign that enables Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their community. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Spread the Word Nevada G-Team campaign will raise money and increase awareness about its children's literacy programs. Spread the Word Nevada has been providing books and literacy services to the low-income youth in Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District since 2001.

Fire Station Open Houses to Educate Public

Fire Station Open Houses to Educate Public


Rotating open houses at Clark County fire stations are designed to give the public a look inside fire safety and prevention.

Starting this Saturday, the department will host a community open house at one fire station every other month.

The first open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station 17 located at 5110 Andover Drive, near Tropicana Avenue and Boulder Highway. People can take a tour of the fire station and obtain fire, drowning prevention and other life safety information from the Fire Department and other community organizations.

Participating agencies at Saturday’s event include Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Safe Kids Clark County, Healthy Homes, UMC Burn Center and Healthy Smiles. The Fire Department’s fire safety house, which teaches children how to get out of their homes safely in case of fire, will be at the event in addition to its popular “Captain Be Safe” inflatable firefighter character.

Vegas PBS "Keeping Kids Fit" 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk Features Walkaround Elmo ™

Vegas PBS "Keeping Kids Fit" 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk Features Walkaround Elmo ™

Vegas PBS will host its second annual 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk to benefit Keeping Kids Fit, an educational outreach program targeting childhood obesity.  The event will kick-off at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Vegas PBS building, 3050 E. Flamingo Road.  Registration is open now at VegasPBS.org/KKF5K.  

Sesame Street star and children’s favorite Walkaround ElmoTM from Sesame Street TM will be on hand at the event, as well as a high energy DJ spinning Top 40 favorites, informational booths, healthy refreshments, and awards and prizes for the family-friendly crowd.