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August 24, 2015
NSHE Notes: The 2015-16 school year has begun!
NSHE Notes: The 2015-16 school year has begun!

There is nothing quite like the positive energy surrounding the first days of the fall semester. There's the sense of excitement, and anxiety, as our first-year students step foot on our campuses, ready to start the next chapter of their lives.

I want to share with you some of the highlights of what this new school year is bringing to Nevada higher education:

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August 19, 2015
NSHE Notes: Four NSHE institutions receive $1.14 million for student retention efforts.
NSHE Notes: Four NSHE institutions receive $1.14 million for student retention efforts.
This week, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Nevada State College (NSC) will be awarded $220,000 to provide financial aid and other academic support services to students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
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August 17, 2015
NSHE Notes: Partnering with K-12 for advanced manufacturing
NSHE Notes: Partnering with K-12 for advanced manufacturing

At the start of this school year, a cohort of 28 juniors from Sparks High School have embarked on an educational journey along Nevada's first stackable certificate and degree pathway in advanced manufacturing. This pilot program creates a seamless and open pathway from high school to the workforce to college...and back to the workforce...and back to college...and back to the workforce.

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August 10, 2015
NSHE Notes: Silver State Opportunity Grants
NSHE Notes: Silver State Opportunity Grants

On behalf of the Board of Regents, the Nevada System of Higher Education is pleased to announce that the Silver State Opportunity Grant (SSOG) program, created by the 2015 Legislature under Senate Bill 227 (Chapter 387, Statutes of Nevada), is up and running.

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August 7, 2015
NSHE Notes: Collaboration with K-12 and DETR to provide better data
NSHE Notes: Collaboration with K-12 and DETR to provide better data

We have reached an important milestone in our ability to use data to improve student success. The Nevada P-20 to Workforce Research Data System enables NSHE to link data with our partners at the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) and the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR).

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July 20, 2015
NSHE Notes: Impacts of 78th Legislative Session
NSHE Notes: Impacts of 78th Legislative Session

In January, I wrote about our hopes and goals for the 2015 legislative session. Now that the session is over and the new biennium is underway, I wanted to provide you with a brief recap of the 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

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June 19, 2015
NSHE Notes: The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church tragedy
NSHE Notes: The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church tragedy

Today, we pause with all decent people everywhere in disbelieving horror as we pray for the victims, families and friends of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church tragedy.

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June 2, 2015
NSHE Notes: The 2015 Legislative Session
NSHE Notes: The 2015 Legislative Session

With the final gavel still echoing from Carson City, it is appropriate to stop and consider the work of the 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

The word used the most seems to be "historic" and we agree that this time, the adjective fits.

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May 25, 2015
NSHE Notes: Memorial Day
NSHE Notes: Memorial Day

Today we stop and take time to reflect upon the lives of those who died in service to our country. To varying degrees, we have all experienced the loss of a loved one who has made the ultimate sacrifice as a member of our armed forces.

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March 23, 2015
NSHE Notes: Supporting the Common Core
NSHE Notes: Supporting the Common Core
Partnerships are the lifeblood of our work in NSHE. Whether we're working closely with students, faculty, businesses or community members, we are always striving to find ways to be more efficient and effective in our endeavors. Perhaps our most critical relationship is with our K-12 partners.
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