Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve prepares for a Nevada Day opening

A mammoth skeleton greets visitors to the new State Museum at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas will re-open Oct. 28 — Nevada Day — at its new location in the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. The 70,000-square-foot Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve is double the size of the former museum at Lorenzi Park and boasts permanent and temporary exhibit space, a research library and educational labs. The opening coincides with Gov. Brian Sandoval’s declaration of October as Nevada History Month.

“Museums play a key role in society — they engage people with their heritage and they stand as a place of learning and education,” Gov. Brian Sandoval said. “I’m pleased that this important cultural resource is opening, for both Nevadans and visitors to enjoy.”

A mammoth skeleton greets visitors to the new State Museum at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.

Highlights at the new museum include the first dinosaur fossils documented in Nevada, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s 1946 Flamingo stock certificate, mineral specimens from Nevada mines, preserved Nevada wildlife and Las Vegas showgirl costumes. Through interactive exhibits, video presentations and other displays, visitors will learn about Nevada’s people, geography and history.

The $51.5 million museum is at the Springs Preserve, the 180-acre cultural institution with museums, exhibits, gardens, interpretive trails, event space and more. Built on the site of artesian springs that once nourished desert life, the Springs Preserve is owned by the Las Vegas Valley Water District and showcases water conservation. Visitors to the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve will pay one fee that allows entry into the preserve as well as the museum.

“This new museum is a great asset to Nevada, both for visitors and residents,” Peter Barton, administrator for the Nevada Division of Museums and History, said. “It tells a multi-faceted story of our state, and provides a place for researchers and students to learn more about Nevada.”

The Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, funded by a 2001 bond issue, was completed in 2009, but state budget issues kept the doors closed until earlier this year, when lawmakers approved funding to complete the exhibits and hire staff. The Springs Preserve also is helping by providing marketing and staff support, as well as a portion of admissions revenue. The new museum will be open four days a week, Friday through Monday.

Acting administrator announced for NV Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director, Mike Willden, announced that he has appointed Richard Whitley as Acting Administrator for the Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services, effective Oct. 1, 2011. Whitley replaces Dr. Harold Cook who is retiring after 33 years of state service.

The Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services oversees a public and private network of programs involving mental health, substance abuse and developmental disabilities, as well as, operating the Rawson-Neal (Las Vegas) and Dini-Townsend (Reno/Sparks) Psychiatric Hospitals, and Lake’s Crossing Center forensic facility.

Whitley was previously appointed as the Administrator of the Nevada State Health Division in January 2008.  He led the Health Division through the agency’s regulatory changes that resulted from the Hepatitis C outbreak associated with a surgical center in Las Vegas.  Whitley began state service as the senior psychologist for the Nevada Women’s Correctional Facility in 1986.  A graduate of Willamette University, he holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Oregon University.  He will continue his role as Administrator of the Health Division.

Additionally, Dr. Tracy Green is being appointed as Acting Medical Director for the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services.  Dr. Green currently serves as the State Health Officer, providing medical leadership for Nevada’s Public Health programs, a position she has held since July 2009.  She is a Board Certified Family Physician and graduate of the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. Dr. Green will also continue in her role with the State Health Division.

“Combining forces with mental health and public health allows us to continue to provide evidence-based and cost-effective treatment spanning a continuum of care for Nevadans whose needs are both mental and physical,” says Mike Willden, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services. “I look forward to continuing the theme of collaboration that we are developing among Nevada’s Health and Human Services agencies.”

211 responds to Reno Air Races crisis

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CARSON CITY — Soon after a partnership agreement was established for Nevada 211 to act as a call center in times of disaster for the Washoe County Emergency Operations Center, they were called into action. Because the crash at the Reno Air Races on September 16, was a high-magnitude disaster, officials needed a strong response effort to manage the demand for information. Staff and volunteers of 211 were tasked with responding to calls about the accident from loved ones, spectators, local, national and international media, and other first responders. They worked around the clock for nearly a week and processed more than 3,500 calls. “Their commitment and dedication to the job at hand, made the 211 staff and volunteers an integral part in the ability to respond to this horrific event in an organized, timely, professional, and responsive manner,” said Kathy Jacobs, Crisis Call Center Director.

Established by Executive Order in February 2006, the Nevada 211 Partnership was created to implement a multi-tiered response and information plan in the state of Nevada. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities.  Contact information on essential services ranging from finding an after-school program to securing adequate care for a child or an aging parent can be provided by the 211 operator.  United Way Worldwide is the primary sponsor of the 211 program, which has as its goal the inclusion of this vital information line in every corner of the United States.

“We appreciate Governor Sandoval’s and the Legislature’s support of this program during the Legislative session. This expanded role of 211 will be a showcase for other partnerships which can be developed throughout the state so that 211 will continue to be a relevant and meaningful Information Resource Center,” said Mary Liveratti, Deputy Administrator, Department of Health and Human Services.

Prescribed burns occurring at Tunnel Creek in Oct. and Nov. (slideshow)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Division of Forestry will be conducting prescribed burns at Tunnel Creek in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park backcountry during October and November 2011, weather permitting.

The Tunnel Creek road, from State Route 28 to Tunnel Creek Station may be closed in order to conduct the burns. Signs will be posted throughout the area when burns are being conducted. Nearly 100 acres will be treated in 15 separate phases.

The burns are part of ongoing fuels treatment and forest restoration efforts in the Lake Tahoe area.

“The goal of the project is to create a healthier forest and to make the area more resistant to catastrophic wildfire,” said Robert Gregg, coordinator for the Nevada Tahoe Resource Team, a multiagency team responsible for implementing the environmental improvement program in Nevada.

The Tunnel Creek burns are being conducted by the Nevada Division of Forestry in cooperation with the Division of State Parks, Division of State Lands and the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.

“We’ll be monitoring weather patterns for smoke management prior to and during burns,” Gregg said. “The timing of the burns depends on optimum weather conditions, but steps will be made to minimize impacts to park visitors.”

Contact Robert Gregg at 775-684-2725 for additional information.

Treats not tricks in October at National Automobile Museum

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RENO, Nev. — Trick or Treat in the Streets of the National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection, in downtown Reno – and you’ll be assured of treats, not tricks for your goblins, princesses and action heroes on Halloween, Mon., Oct. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Special $2 per person admission is being offered by the Museum for everyone, including children, family members and friends on Halloween.

Traditional candy and gift collecting on Halloween can be accomplished in climate-controlled comfort during the popular “Trick or Treat in the Streets.” Located on the corner of Lake and Mill Streets in downtown Reno, the Museum offers free parking in its own parking lot.

“We’ll have a ‘shoppe of oddities’ and games designed specifically for youngsters,” says National Automobile Museum Executive Director Jackie Frady.  “This annual event provides us with an opportunity to give back to the community which is always so supportive of the museum.”

Small prizes will be offered as game give-aways so the evening will not be focused entirely on candy.

A special sweet treat of a different kind will be offered to the first 1,000 children who attend the National Automobile Museum Trick or Treat in the Streets. Those youngsters will be able to participate in a Book Walk then select a brand new children’s book.

The National Automobile Museum offers parents a chance to enjoy more than 200 cars and four authentic street scenes representing each quarter of the 20th century, with facades, cars and artifacts from each era while their kids collect candy.  When children “Trick or Treat in the Streets” at the Museum, nobody has to be shivering in the cold on Halloween.

For more information on Trick or Treat in the Streets, call 775-333-9300 or visit www.automuseum.org.

October dining at the Carson Valley Inn

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MINDEN, Nev. — October dining at the Carson Valley Inn includes value specials and 24-hour convenience in Katie’s, a variety of entrees in CV Steak and quick-stop fare in Job’s Perk.

CV Steak is open from 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday featuring a selection of tasty appetizers, a bountiful wine list and a generous assortment of entrées including steaks, chops, seafood, chicken and pasta dishes.  All CV Steak entrees include tableside-tossed salad and, except for the pasta dishes, also include vegetable and your choice of potato – baked, au gratin or a one-pound, twice-baked potato.  CV Steak offers a combination of price, selection, ambience and service that make casual dinners and special occasions both affordable and memorable.  Reservations are recommended in CV Steak by calling 775-783-6650.

Katie’s wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner choices are enhanced by an array of appetizers, desserts, ice cream fountain specialties and more!  Katie’s 24-hour signature special is a $5.99 Hamsteak and Eggs plate (huge!).  There’s also a $4.99 “Loaded Pancakes” special every day from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and a different dinner special every Tuesday through Sunday from 2 to 10 p.m.

Katie’s has a special value for INN Club members Mondays in October – any Katie’s menu item is 50% off when using your INN Club points to settle your check.  This half-price value is available 24 hours on Mondays.

Tuesdays in October bring the continuation of Prime Rib night in Katie’s with three size choices, each including double-stuffed baked potato, creamed horseradish and choice of soup or salad.  The Half-Pound Prime Rib is $7.99, the Three-Quarter-Pound cut is $10.99 and the One-Pounder is $13.99.

The Wednesday special is Chicken Parmagiana served on a bed of pasta with Marinara sauce, garlic bread, Parmesan cheese and a choice of soup or salad for $6.99.  Every Thursday in October, Katie’s serves a Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner with mashed potatoes, creamed horseradish sauce and choice of soup or salad for only $7.99.

October weekends in Katie’s begin on Friday with the return of the Captain’s Platter with breaded shrimp, white fish and clam strips served with cole slaw, French fries and tartar sauce for $9.99.   On Saturdays, Katie’s brings back another favorite – Burgundy Beef Tips with mushrooms over pasta served with soup or salad and garlic bread for $9.99.

“The Chandler” Southern Fried Chicken dinner continues its long run on Sundays and includes mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw and a biscuit all for just $5.99 from 2 to 10 p.m.

Job’s Perk opens daily at 6 a.m. and is a convenient spot for morning coffee and pastries, sandwiches and beverages for lunch or an afternoon/evening fresh-baked cookie or glass of wine.  Job’s Perk also sells newspapers, basic sundries and CVI-logo golf apparel.

INN Club members can use PointPay to redeem earned points towards their restaurant checks at the Carson Valley Inn.  Simply swipe your card in Katie’s or Job’s Perk or present your card to the server in CV Steak.

The Carson Valley Inn (www.carsonvalleyinn.com) is located on US Highway 395 in Minden, Nev., near the start of State Highway 88, twenty minutes from Lake Tahoe’s south shore and 45 minutes south of Reno.  The property includes a recently-remodeled casino and 153-room hotel, 74-room motor lodge, 59-site RV Park and a convenience store with Shell gas and diesel fuel.  Three dining facilities include Katie’s, Job’s Perk and CV Steak, a Nevada-style steakhouse featuring steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta and more.

Governor’s Conference on Tourism set for Nov. 29-30 in Las Vegas

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CARSON CITY, NEV. — Nevada’s top tourism professionals will discuss economic issues and important topics facing tourism in 2012 at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism Nov. 29-30 in Las Vegas, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, chairman of the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT), said.  The conference, celebrating NCOT’s 27th year, also will focus on the state’s new branding campaign, social media and much more.

More than 250 hoteliers, tour operators and others involved in Nevada tourism are expected to gather for this event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

“The Governor’s Conference is an annual opportunity for those in the tourism industry to share ideas and learn about new initiatives,” Krolicki said. “Tourism is the leading economic engine for this state, and it’s important for those involved to draw inspiration and ideas from each other to stay at the top of their game.”

The conference offers presentations by industry leaders; breakout sessions on such topics as health and wellness tourism; a panel discussion with resort CEOs; and plenty of networking opportunities.

“With all the changes and challenges to our industry and within our state this past year, it’s a good time to gather, take stock and move forward with solid ideas for the future,” Larry Friedman, interim director for the Nevada Commission on Tourism, said. “The Governor’s Conference is where we do that.”

Conference speakers include representatives from the United States Travel Association, NTA and the Corporation for Travel Promotion, national organizations whose work has wide-ranging impact on the travel industry and Nevada.

For more information on the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and to register, visit the website governorsconference.org. You can also register by phone at 775-784-4046 or 1-800-233-8928.

To get the latest conference news and updates, like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/NVGovConference.

Free weekly football contest and more at the Carson Valley Inn

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 MINDEN, Nev. — The 2011 football season at the Carson Valley Inn brings a free weekly football contest, a full-spectrum of sports betting, over three dozen HDTVs for game viewing, free drawings and more for Monday Night Football and bar munches served 24 hours.

The Inn’s Football Free-For-All offers a free chance to win $1,000 each week by picking all 10 of the designated NFL games.  The free weekly contest also pays $100 for everyone who picks nine out of the 10 games. There is no penalty for joining the contest after the first week – or for missing a week – because all prizes are paid weekly with no need to accumulate a certain record throughout the season.

The Football Free-For-All can be entered by INN Club members at either the Carson Valley Inn or at Bodines Casino.  Registering for the Football Free-For-All is done once for the season at a terminal at the Sports and Race Book and takes less than a minute.  You’re then assigned a number you can use every week when you submit your free entry at the Sports and Race Book.

The Inn’s Football Free-For-All cards are out by noon every Thursday.  Entries are accepted weekly until 8 a.m. Sunday during any hours the Sports and Race Book is open.  Complete contest details are available at the Inn’s Sports and Race Book.

College and NFL Football, Major League Baseball, Horse Racing and other sports can be viewed at over three dozen HDTVs in the Carson Valley Inn’s Cabaret Lounge, Cabaret Bar, table games area, CV Steak Bar and Poker Room.  Monday Night Football drawings are held for various NFL merchandise plus much more.

The Inn’s Sports and Race Book is adjacent to the Cabaret Lounge and provides a full spectrum of football betting including proposition bets, parlay cards, over/unders and straight bets.  Football bets can be placed at either the Carson Valley Inn or Bodines Casino in Carson City.  Winning football tickets can be collected 24-hours-a-day by going to the Guest Services counter in the casino when the Sports and Race Book is closed.

Football food offerings at the Carson Valley Inn include delivery service right to your Cabaret Lounge or Casino Bar seat 24-hours a day. Cooked to order Bar Snacks are available 24/7 and include a one-pound basket of Buffalo Chicken Wings, a one-pound Breakfast Burrito (add a Bloody Mary for just a buck!), a Hot Dog and Fries basket, Hamburger or Cheeseburger and Fries basket, a Cheese Quesadilla, Irish Nachos, Chicken Strips and Fries and Calamari Rings. The Cabaret Lounge also offers a selection of 16-ounce draft beers for just $2 each during all televised NFL games.

The Carson Valley Inn (www.carsonvalleyinn.com) is located on US Highway 395 in Minden, NV near the start of State Highway 88, twenty minutes from Lake Tahoe’s south shore and 45 minutes south of Reno. The property includes a recently-remodeled casino, 152-room hotel, 74-room motor lodge, 59-site RV Park and a convenience store with Shell gas and diesel fuel. There are also three dining facilities including CV Steak, the Inn’s new Nevada-style steakhouse featuring steaks, seafood, pasta dishes and more.

University of Nevada School of Medicine to increase its residency program by 25 percent

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Additional training positions at UMC and Renown potentially means more physicians for Nevada

Working with partner hospitals University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and Renown Health, the University of Nevada School of Medicine will be increasing its physician training program capacity by 25 percent beginning in 2012, thanks to a reallocation of residency positions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced this redistribution of more than 1,300 medical education slots under the Affordable Care Act’s unused residency slot redistribution program. A total of 58 hospitals nationwide, including UMC and Renown, are receiving additional residency positions, based on their applications for need.

“Because Nevada has a very low medical resident-to-population ration, we ranked in the top ten states nationwide to receive additional positions. The majority of these positions will be used to expand primary care residency programs,” said Miriam Bar-on, M.D., associate dean for graduate medical education, who, working in collaboration with UMC and Renown officials, spearheaded the effort for the School of Medicine. “This redistribution means we have the potential to increase our graduate medical education program of medical residents and fellows from 283 to 354, an increase of 25 percent.”

For Nevada, this reallocation translates into 50 new positions at UMC in Las Vegas and 21 at Renown in Reno. The University of Nevada School of Medicine trains its resident physicians at both hospitals. Residency programs provide new physicians additional clinical training beyond their medical degree in their chosen specialty field and last a minimum of three years.

School of Medicine residency programs increasing their complement of doctors as a result of the reallocation include internal medicine and family medicine in Reno and pediatrics, surgery and internal medicine in Las Vegas.

Residency training location is a strong indication of where physicians will likely practice medicine following completion of residency and has strong implications for the future availability of health care professionals in a given area.

“This expansion is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to be strong partners with major teaching hospitals in both Las Vegas and Reno, and to serve the state of Nevada,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

As the state’s only public medical school, the University of Nevada School of Medicine has been a leader in healthcare, medical education and research in Nevada since 1969. The School of Medicine includes 16 clinical departments including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, surgery, and psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and five nationally recognized departments in basic science including microbiology and biomedical engineering. The more than 185 doctors of University Health System, the school’s clinical practice, offer care in more than 40 medical specialties and subspecialties with eight physician offices in the Reno/Sparks area and seven in Las Vegas. The school is committed to a best practices approach to medicine and is dedicated to exceptional healthcare for Nevada now and in the future. For more information visit www.medicine.nevada.edu.

Gaming management, leadership courses offered at UNR

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Gain the latest industry-specific management tools and learn the best-demonstrated practices used today, with gaming management courses offered by the University of Nevada, Reno Gaming Management Program. Courses taught by industry experts and University faculty provide in-depth management and career development to executives, managers, supervisors and aspiring gaming professionals to improve the bottom line and update, enhance and acquire business essentials unique to the gaming industry.

Celebrating its 22nd year as the world’s premier provider of gaming management education, the University’s Gaming Management Program has been training gaming professionals around the globe since 1989. Developed by the University in partnership with top industry experts, the University’s gaming management courses help casino professionals lead in a dynamic and rapidly changing industry. Since its inception, the University’s Gaming Management Program has educated more than 9,000 participants from every state and country in the world with regulated gaming operations.

Among the program’s enrollees, more than 700 have earned the University’s full Certificate in Gaming Management, a rigorous 90-hour professional credential signifying commitment to excellence, substantial knowledge and mastery of skills necessary for successful management in the gaming industry.

Scheduled weeklong courses are held at the University of Nevada, Reno campus; additional courses are offered at sites throughout the United States and internationally. The University’s professional development programs in gaming management may also be customized and delivered to a company’s site anywhere in the world.

For registration and course information call Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928, or visit http://www.gaming.unr.edu . Follow us on Twitter at @UNRGaming

If you don’t see what you need in our upcoming courses and programs for 2011-2012, please call us! We can develop a program tailored to your specific property and management requirements. Select courses may also be available with Spanish interpretation.

Oct. 4-6, 2011

Visit us at G2E, Booth #2920! – The University of Nevada, Reno Gaming Management Program has been a long-time supporter and exhibitor at G2E, the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas, Nev., each year. We look forward to seeing you for G2E 2012 at Booth #2920. Please stop by and say hello to our team, Lolly Hedeen, JoAnne Gipson and Jim McClenahan. For the full G2E 2012 schedule, visit http://www.globalgamingexpo.com . And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @UNRGaming.

Nov. 7-11, 2011

Advanced Management of Slot Operations – Learn how the industry experts use strategic performance and advanced operations to boost the bottom line. A five-day gaming management course offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sessions are held Monday-Thursday, Nov. 7-10, 2011, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes instruction, course materials, orientation breakfast, four lunches, refreshment breaks and a group awards dinner; lodging is not included. For registration and more information about Extended Studies gaming management courses call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928 or visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/residential.htm.

Feb. 27-March 2, 2012

Promotional Strategies for the Gaming Industry – Increase your return on investment (ROI) and target promotions that sharpen your competitive edge. A five-day gaming management course offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sessions are held Monday-Thursday, Feb. 27-March 2, 2012, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, March 2, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes instruction, course materials, orientation breakfast, four lunches, refreshment breaks and a group awards dinner; lodging is not included. For registration and more information about Extended Studies gaming management courses call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928 or visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/residential.htm.

April 30-May 4, 2012

Business Analytics for the Gaming Industry – Position your property as a market leader with comprehensive business analysis. A five-day gaming management course offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sessions are held Monday-Thursday, April 30-May 3, 2012, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, May 4, 8:30-11 a.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes instruction, course materials, orientation breakfast, four lunches, refreshment breaks and a group awards dinner; lodging is not included. For registration and more information about Extended Studies gaming management courses call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928 or visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/residential.htm.

July 16-20, 2012

Management of Slot Operations – Gain the key skills to run your slot operation more efficiently for long-term profitability and growth. A five-day gaming management course offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sessions are held Monday-Thursday, July 16-19, 2012, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, July 20, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes instruction, course materials, orientation breakfast, four lunches, refreshment breaks and a group awards dinner; lodging is not included. For registration and more information about Extended Studies gaming management courses call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928 or visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/residential.htm.

Aug. 6-10, 2012

Financial Accounting and Analysis – Hone your ability to read, interpret and analyze data critical to your property’s financial health. A five-day gaming management course offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sessions are held Monday-Thursday, Aug. 6-9, 2012, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 10, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes instruction, course materials, orientation breakfast, four lunches, refreshment breaks and a group awards dinner; lodging is not included. For registration and more information about Extended Studies gaming management courses call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928 or visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/residential.htm.

Sept. 17-21, 2012

Performance-Based Surveillance Operations – Leverage the strategic role of your surveillance operation to serve and protect your entire gaming property. A five-day gaming management course offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sessions are held Monday-Thursday, Sept. 17-20, 2012, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes instruction, course materials, orientation breakfast, four lunches, refreshment breaks and a group awards dinner; lodging is not included. For registration and more information about Extended Studies gaming management courses call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928 or visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/residential.htm.

Nov. 5-9, 2012

Management of Table Games Operations – Master the industry’s best practices and apply the five core business processes of table games. A five-day gaming management course offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sessions are held Monday-Thursday, Nov. 5-8, 2012, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes instruction, course materials, orientation breakfast, four lunches, refreshment breaks and a group awards dinner; lodging is not included. For registration and more information about Extended Studies gaming management courses call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928 or visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/residential.htm .