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Jean Nidetch Women's Center News

Current Jean Nidetch Women's Center News

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People | April 11, 2019

Here's why the one-time temp worker was snatched up full time within a month of stepping on campus.

Ashlyn Gray poses in front of Calico Basin in Red Rock
People | March 18, 2019

Though she once dreamed of being Nevada's governor, she found her true calling in higher ed.

woman in front of artwork
People | March 13, 2019

There's always a right way to approach change, says the Fine Arts business manager.

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Campus News | January 3, 2017

A collection of news stories from 2016 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

Margie Toves
People | May 11, 2016

Margie Toves is among the first graduates from a program to produce social workers specializing in children’s mental health.

Vice President Joe Biden and singer Lady Gaga visit UNLV
Campus News | May 4, 2016

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Jean Nidetch Women's Center In The News

October 24, 2018

The college years are all about education and new life experiences. And that lack of life experience can make some students vulnerable to dating violence.

The Nevada Independent
October 12, 2018

It can be a challenge in itself for a new mother to return to work or school. Finding a place where she can breastfeed or take a break to pump milk compounds the issue.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 12, 2016

When a sexual assault occurs, survivors face an array of barriers in dealing with the aftermath.

It is no different for students who have to deal with the same psychological issues and logistical nightmares. That is why care advocates for the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center at UNLV exist.

April 11, 2016

Daniele Dreitzer from The Rape Crisis Center Las Vegas, Criminal justice professor Alexis Kennedy and women's center director Christina Hernandez discuss sexual assault on college campuses.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 8, 2016

‘It’s on Us’

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered an impassioned speech at UNLV denouncing sexual assault on college campuses, condemning a culture that subjects victims to being “raped by the system.”

Vegas Seven
March 3, 2016

Queer. Latina. Cowgirl.

These are just three ways you could describe Cristina Hernandez’s identity, which is as complex and interconnected as the students for whom she advocates at UNLV’s Jean Nidetch Women’s Center. In her own way, the Las Vegas native and Chaparral High School alum represents many of the seemingly juxtaposed identities that community leaders navigate in the social media age.

Recent Jean Nidetch Women's Center Accomplishments

May 3, 2019
Cristina Hernandez (Nidetch Women's Center) recently was a panelist on "Envision Change and Equality in an Anti-Harassment Environment" at the annual Federally Employed Women's Western Regional Training Program 2019. 
March 27, 2019
Ashley Yuill (Nidetch Women's Center) presented a two-part webinar series, "Supporting Our Staff: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supervision & Office Culture," for the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence.  The extent to which social service programs support their own staff directly influences the quality of services provided...
March 25, 2019
The Jean Nidetch Women's Center (JNWC) received a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child and Family Services VOCA funding for $103,105 to begin July 1. This funding will allow the JNWC to continue providing holistic trauma-informed services to members of the UNLV community who have or are experiencing sexual...
March 12, 2019
Ashley Yuill, assistant director of the Jean Nidetch Women's Center presented "Supporting Our Clients: A trauma-informed approach to healthcare" at the UNLV Annual Inter-Professional Education Day. The day-long event provided students from various professional schools with group interactions to encourage collaborative, positive patient...
February 1, 2019
Jean Nidetch Women's Center has been awarded a grant for $32,678 from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public & Behavioral Health, for rape prevention and education on campus.
November 13, 2018
Ashley Yuill, assistant director of the Jean Nidetch Women's Center, presented a webinar for the American College Personnel AssociationCommission for Student Involvement.  The topic was "Supporting our Student Survivors: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supervision."