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  • Student Town Hall (November 2020)

    Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the November 17 Student Town Hall. Check out these sections for specific updates. INTRODUCTIONS 0:19 Welcome from CSUN President Joshua Padilla 0:50 Welcome message and updates from President Keith E. Whitfield 4:15 Welcome from Provost Chris Heavey 6:36 Welcome from Vice President for Student Affairs Juanita Fain 9:10 Financial Aid updates from Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services Steve McKellips 11:35 Housing updates from Assistant Vice President for Student Services Richard Clark (including cleaning procedures, residence halls cases, flu shots, move out updates) 14:12 A message from Dr. Mary Whitehead and programming updates for Student Diversity and Social Justice 16:05 COVID in Nevada updates from Dr. Brian Labus ACADEMICS AND ONLINE INSTRUCTION 17:50 - 37:30 Leaders answer questions regarding academics and online instruction (including Improving online instruction, Computer labs/space for online courses/virtual instruction, facilities hours, tutoring, in-person labs, study abroad) 17:57 S/U grading update UNLV'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 37:40- 48:34 UNLV's response to COVID-19 (including campus case updates, mask requirements, COVID-19 vaccines, spring semester instruction, surveillance testing) 38:13 Commencement ceremonies FEES, FINANCIAL AID, AND ACCOMMODATIONS 48:40 - 1:09:52 Fees, Financial Aid, and Accommodations (including distance education fees and student facilities fees, tuition waiver for students of local Nevada tribes, graduate student financial aid, student organization meetings, CSUN fee distribution, university budgets) 48:44 Distance education fees and student facilities fees 56:20 Financial aid for students/families who are experiencing hardship due to the pandemic 58:48 Graduate College Dean Kate Korgan on graduate student financial aid CAMPUS SAFETY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 1:10:00 - 1:20:00 Campus Safety and Social Justice (including support for non-traditional students, updates on the school mascot, campus safety) 1:14:37 Mascot updates 1:17:08 Vice President of Public Safety Services Adam Garcia on campus safety CLOSING REMARKS 1:20:30 Closing remarks from President Whitfield RESOURCES ▪️ Student Help Form: https://www.unlv.edu/students/help ▪️ Coronavirus website: https://www.unlv.edu/coronavirus ▪️ Special circumstances appeal form for financial aid: https://www.unlv.edu/finaid/forms-2020 ▪️ Student Self Service portal: https://www.unlv.edu/finaid PANELISTS The following panelists participated in the Town Hall: ▪️ Richard Clark, Assistant Vice President for Student Services ▪️ Jamie Davidson, Associate Vice President for Wellness ▪️ Juanita Fain, Vice President for Student Affairs ▪️ Adam Garcia, Vice President of Public Safety Services and Director of University Police Services Southern Command ▪️ Chris Heavey, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost ▪️ Kate Korgan, Dean, Graduate College ▪️ Brian Labus, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health ▪️ Steve McKellips, Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services ▪️ Joshua Padilla, President, CSUN ▪️ Laurel Pritchard, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education ▪️ Nicole Thomas, Secretary, GPSA ▪️ Renee' Watson, Associate Vice President for Campus Life ▪️ Keith Whitfield, President ▪️ Mary Whitehead, Director for Student Diversity & Social Justice

  • #IWearAMaskFor: Keeping the UNLV Community Healthy

    Wearing a face covering will keep those around you safer. Show the UNLV community that you care by wearing a face covering at all times on campus. Who do you wear your mask for? #IWearAMaskFor

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  • Top Five Tips for Remote Learning

    Dr. Van Whaley breaks down his tips for success as we tackle the challenge of remote learning. MORE: https://www.unlv.edu/learn-online/resources

  • Starting Strong at UNLV: Strategies for Online Learning Success

    Students, parents, and partners are invited to join us to learn tips for succeeding during the Fall 2020 semester. A document with the helpful links shared during the presentation is at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12wCJDjrNJ25czishCvpLqyhkuXoOF2oso8oX5LRFq_8/edit?usp=sharing

  • How to Properly Wash Your Hands

    Stop the spread of COVID-19 by frequently washing your hands. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), handwashing and hand hygiene are the best ways to prevent the spread of germs. Proper handwashing technique includes: - Washing your palms, wrists, and fingernail beds as well as the backs of your hands and in between your fingers - Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds (or sing "Happy Birthday" twice) - Rinsing your hands in a downward motion - Washing after you cough, sneeze, or use the restroom and after touching any surfaces or door handles More: https://www.unlv.edu/coronavirus

  • De-Escalating Disagreements with Others

    We're all navigating these guidelines for the first time, so confusion and conflicts may arise. Human resources director Erin Collier shares advice and direction for negotiating interactions with patience and respect. More: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/professional-development-tip-week-de-escalating-conflict More: unlv.edu/coronavirus De-Escalating Disagreements In the Classroom: https://youtu.be/kHECMdlg5AE

  • Student Town Hall (August 2020)

    View the following timestamps for information on specific topics: 00:00 - 11:00 Panel introductions and an overview of recent student surcharges, student life fees, parking permit updates, homecoming and commencement events, and facilities reopening 11:00 -14:30 Latest public health updates and campus planning 14:30 -18:00 Five precautions we are taking for the return to campus 18:00 - 24:00 Undergraduate academic operations, remote instruction updates, faculty training 24:30 - 29:30 Graduate College facilities updates, virtual events, and student resources 30:00 - 43:00 Remote courses, software use, computer labs, and technology resources 43:00 - 55:00 Facilities reopening plans, event protocols, student organizations, and enforcement of new safety policies 55:00 - 58:30 Surcharges, facilities fees, and resources 58:30 - 1:07:00 Course selections and advising, COVID testing, personal protective equipment (PPE) and face coverings 1:06:00 - 1:10:00 Residence hall updates, housing contracts, and residence hall safety procedures 1:10:00 - 1:27:00 Addressing systemic racism, university task forces, resources, services, and training, University Police Services initiatives, and future policy changes #UNLV held a virtual forum covering updates on what to expect for the fall semester, how UNLV is confronting systemic racism, and information about general student life in the current campus environment with COVID-19 public health mandates in place. Moderated by CSUN President Josh Padilla and GPSA Secretary Nicole Thomas, our panelists included: Juanita Fain, Vice President for Student Affairs Richard Clark, Assistant Vice President for Student Services Jamie Davidson, Associate Vice President for Wellness Kate Korgan, Dean, Graduate College Brian Labus, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health Steve McKellips, Associate Vice President, Enrollment and Student Services Laurel Pritchard, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Toni Summerlin, Sergeant, University Police Services Renee' Watson, Associate Vice President for Campus Life Mary Whitehead, Director for Student Diversity & Social Justice MORE: https://www.unlv.edu/coronavirus https://www.unlv.edu/cashiering/tuition-fees https://www.unlv.edu/coronavirus/students Don't forget, face coverings are required in all public spaces, including outside when six feet of social distancing is not possible.

  • How to Properly Wear Your Face Covering

    Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face covering. Governor Steve Sisolak mandated all Nevadans and visitors wear a mask or face covering in all public spaces, including outside when six feet of social distancing is not possible. UNLV requires all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to its campuses to wear face coverings when in public spaces. Face coverings help protect yourself and others from the spread of germs and bacteria. To wear your mask properly be sure to: - Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after you place your face covering. - Place the straps around your ears to cover your nose, mouth, and chin. - It should be snug, but you should still be able to breathe comfortably. - Wear in public places including hallways, restrooms, and shared workspaces. - When removing your covering, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. - Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth and the front of the face covering. More: https://www.unlv.edu/coronavirus/health-requirements

  • We Got This

    Transitioning 5,000 courses to remote instruction in the middle of the semester has certainly created challenges for the UNLV community. We're making it happen despite hiccups, the odd dog barking in the middle of a class, and maybe a touch of homebound restlessness. Hear what a group of Honors College students have to say about the lessons of this moment in which we find ourselves. More on university operations during this time: https://www.unlv.edu/coronavirus THANK YOU to Jaclyn Costello and all the students who participated in this video: Mia Bruce Brandon Huynh Francis Miles Anisco Sydney Szostek Yaribel Reyes Sara Adnan Finn Mendelssohn Caoile (and Kiwi the dog) Elia Neeley Jonah Gavish Dariel Ley Jacqueline Martin Scott Luk Gilberto Murillo Daniel Fisher Alina Lindquist Estefania Herrera Natalya Dagher Irene Wang Franquoise Dae Duenas Sydney Christopherson Christian Santiago-Garcia Marianne Malbas Natalie Klainer Mia Dominguez Mackenzie Carcelli Shila Sherafat Music provided by Ayla Schafer "Vuela con el Viento."

  • To Our Rebels: A Message from #UNLV Faculty and Staff

    Words of wisdom to UNLV students as we continue remote instruction for the spring semester. We're in this together! unlv.edu/coronavirus Credits: UNLV Online Education and UNLV Office of the Provost Chris Heavey Emily Hensleigh Savannah Baltera Kate Korgan Laurel Pritchard Sharon Jalene Emmanuel Ayim Emily Shreve Sarah Harris Christie Batson Jung Min Jenna Heath Harriet Barlow

  • Learning Together from a Distance: Martha Phelps

    Martha Phelps, political science assistant professor in residence, highlights the challenges and opportunities as UNLV transitions all of its spring semester courses to remote learning. MORE: unlv.edu/news

  • Learning Together from a Distance: Van Whaley

    Integrated Health Sciences A&P lab coordinator Van Whaley highlights the challenges and opportunities as UNLV transitions all of its spring semester courses to remote learning. MORE: unlv.edu/news

  • Five Things to Know About Returning to Campus

    When we come back to UNLV during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll have to adopt new behaviors to keep each other safe. Here are five things you should know: 1 - Signs. Look for signs posted throughout campus and follow their instructions carefully. 2 - Masks. Masks are required for everyone on campus in outdoor and indoor public spaces. 3 - Social Distancing. Masks are not a substitute for social distancing. It takes both to stop the spread. Public spaces have been altered to help maintain social distancing. 4 - Social interaction. At this time, staying apart is the best way to show you care. Greet friends and colleagues with a wave instead of a hug or handshake. Arrange virtual meetings or study groups. Avoid crowded spaces. 5 - Mindset. We are all navigating these guidelines for the first time, so confusion and conflicts may arise. More: unlv.edu/coronavirus More on de-escalating conflict: https://youtu.be/eSgyjpEVF4U More: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/professional-development-tip-week-de-escalating-conflict