Heritage Foundation awards three scholarships to current college students

The Nevada Heritage Foundation announced today that three students currently pursuing post-secondary education will each receive a $1,000 scholarship this fall. The foundation awarded Francisco Chavez, Kelsie Leas and Kaley Sproul the 2014 Continuing Education Scholarship. All three students are originally from Clark County, Nev. Chavez attends the University of Nevada, Reno, studying agricultural science, […]

Library of Congress names UNR dean to radio broadcast preservation task force


Al Stavitsky, Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies, dean and Fred W. Smith Chair at the University of Nevada, Reno, has been named to a Library of Congress task force seeking to preserve historical broadcast content. Stavitsky, whose academic research interests include radio history, has been selected to serve […]

LIVE VIDEO: Washoe County School District Board of Trustees Meeting


View the video below. There has been a generous outcry and speculation among and in the news media regarding the dismissal (“of duties”) of Superintendent Pedro Martinez. This is Reno offers the complete video, still ongoing as as of this writing, for viewers to decide for themselves the content of the meeting. If the video […]

Comstock Youth Works teens explore career and college opportunities

career fair

This month, St. Mary’s Art Center served as the site for a Comstock Youth Works college and career fair with over a dozen informative booths, and also provided the teens a private tour of the Center’s current exhibitions. In addition, the young interns were treated to an in-depth “Q & A” with London-based artists Stewart […]

$500,000 endowment aids Manogue faculty and students


The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has made a gift of $500,000 to Bishop Manogue Catholic High School (BMCHS) establishing The Barbara Smith Campbell Student and Faculty Excellence Endowment. Endowment funds will be focused on the goals of attracting and retaining both excellent faculty and top students, and will honor Campbell’s service as a long-time Trustee […]

VIDEO: New Nevada agriculture license plate available

Nevada Agriculture License Plate

License plate sales benefit agricultural education and promotion of state’s agricultural industry SPARKS, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Agriculture and Nevada FFA announced today that the new Nevada agriculture license plate is available for sale from the Department of Motor Vehicles starting Monday, July 14, 2014. “The FFA Foundation redesigned the plate to reflect […]

Upward Bound & Dean’s Future Scholars summer programs at the University

Two programs at the University of Nevada, Reno are giving underrepresented students in the Truckee Meadows the opportunity to attend summer camp and become familiar with and comfortable in the campus setting. Through classes, mentoring, internships and college campus experiences, these camps are setting students up for continued academic success. While the programs vary in […]

Dave Fulstone II Scholarship winners are announced

Taylor Kelton

The 2014 Dave Fulstone II Scholarship committee announced today the awarding of two scholarships to Taylor Kelton and Whitney Weaver. The Dave Fulstone II Scholarship is awarded each year in honor of David Fulstone II. Fulstone was a past president of the Nevada Farm Bureau. He dedicated his life to the well-being of Nevada agriculture […]

Nevada teachers and staffers can opt out of union membership through July 15

By Victor Joecks, NPRI No teacher or support-staff professional in Nevada has to join their local affiliate of the Nevada State Education Association. Once they do, however, most can only leave by submitting written notice during the middle of their summer vacation. An NPRI analysis of teacher and support-staff union contracts around the state found […]

Student ranks high at international problem solving competition

Camille A IFPSC

By Vega Local Reno student, Camille Adajar, placed 6th at the 2014 Future Problem Solving Program International conference held at Iowa State. Adajar, junior at Bishop Manogue, received top honors out of thousands of students from 15 different countries. FPSPI has held this competition for 40 years, where students from around the world gather to […]

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