Graduate College to Celebrate Grad Rebel Appreciation Week March 29-April 5

Feb. 7, 2019

The Graduate College will celebrate graduate and professional students during Grad Rebel Appreciation Week, to be held March 29-April 5. The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students started Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week in 1993 as a way to support and recognize graduate and professional students.

Beginning March 29, the Graduate College will celebrate the incredible contribution that graduate and professional students make to the mission of UNLV through their efforts in research, service, and teaching. Please find details about Grad Rebel Appreciation Week activities below:


Social Media Contest

Between March 29 and April 5, tell the world on social media why you love graduate school using only six words to be entered into the social media contest. Make sure to tag UNLVGradCollege on Facebook or @mention UNLV_GC on Twitter. Two prizes will be awarded -- one to a student at random, and one to the student whose social media post receives the most likes. The random drawing winner must be present at the April 5 Grad Rebel Appreciation Week Celebration (above) to win. The student with the most likes does not need to be present to win. 




Top Downloads & Digital Scholarship

Have you ever wondered how many times UNLV graduate students' theses, dissertations, and professional papers are downloaded? In celebration of UNLV graduate students, we're shining a light on the top downloaded theses/dissertations and professional papers written by them below:


Alum Department Graduation Year Title All-time Downloads
Meghann Mason
Theatre Arts
The impact of World War II on women's fashion in the United States and Britain
Lynn Kalani Terumi Hayase
Journalism and Media Studies
2009 Internal communication in organizations and employee engagement 42,938
Xu Cheng Hotel Administration 2010 Management research in the hospitality and tourism industry 42,334
Brian Wiseman Educational Leadership 2011 Cyberbullying in schools: A research study on school policies and procedures 38,346
Anuradha Thirumalai Nursing 2010 Nursing compliance with standard fall prevention protocol among acute care hospital nurses 23,092
Marisa Toth Journalism and Media Studies 2014 The Role of Self-Concept in Consumer Behavior 22,351
Mary Grace Gaerlan Nursing 2010 The role of visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems in postural balance 18,001
Amanda R. Laken Communication 2009 Parasocial relationships with celebrities: An illusion of intimacy with mediated friends 14,423
Rebecca Margaret Minnear-Peplinski Educational Leadership 2009 Principals' and teachers' perceptions of teacher supervision 14,237
Everett N. Kelepolo Educational Leadership 2011 The relationship between participation in extracurricular activities and Utah's proficiency assessments of students in a suburban school district 13,085


Professional Papers (College of Hospitality)

Alum Graduation Year Title All-time Downloads
Wendy Lim 2010 The Effects of social media networks in the hospitality industry 66,211
Clement K. Odoom 2012 Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Hotel Industry: Impact on Hotel Performance In Service Delivery 62,644
Ko King Lily Harr 2008 Service dimensions of service quality impacting customer satisfaction of fine dining restaurants in Singapore 57,685
Yi Gong 2008 Managing cultural diversity in hospitality industry 53,369
Rebecca Ahmed 2009 Legal regulations of tip pooling and tip sharing in the United States hospitality industry 52,463
Ellen A. Fredette 2010 A Start to finish guide to opening a bed & breakfast: The business plan. 43,767
Yeji Seo 2012 Cultural Impact on Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality Evaluation in Hotels 34,448
Gaurav Seth 2012 Analyzing the Effects of Social Media on the Hospitality Industry 32,655
Costa Magoulas 2009 How color affects food choices 31,280
Lovedy Ann Zie Carroll 2009 Bone Rattlers Bar & Grill business plan 27,058