MBA cohort degree course offered in Minden through UNR

With the corporate support of GE Energy Services and Starbucks Corporation, University of Nevada, Reno is offering a master's in business administration program in Minden.

Classes begin Aug. 29. The classes are on a semester basis, two nights per week, in the fall and spring (two classes per semester), and in an accelerated evening format in the summer.

Classes meet at the Western Nevada Community College Douglas Center. The MBA will be offered to a cohort of students, all of whom will take classes together until the approximately 17 courses end.

Wednesday is the deadline for priority admission. Contact Reed Scull at UNR Extended Studies in Carson City at 775) 687-6406. His Web site, with MBA information, can be found at

Juneteenth at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada

Isha Echols will have arts, jewelry and crafts from noon-3 p.m. Saturday at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada in celebration of Juneteenth. She will also share freedom songs and dance.

Juneteenth originated as an American-African celebration immediately upon General Robert E. Lee's surrender to General Ulysses Grant, ending the Civil War, or the War of Northern Aggression, as it is referred to in the South.

With your paid admission or family membership, the Juneteenth celebration is free. For information, go to

Another scholarship given to Carson High School student

Jeremy Wiest, a Carson High School senior, received the Joyce "Jessie" Seeman Memorial Scholarship, announced after the school's "Salute to Scholars" night. Wiest will attend Western Nevada Community College in the fall and major in business and accounting.

Parent Ride-Along for Carson City summer bus program

Meet the volunteers staffing the buses on the Summer Bus program, "Kids on the Go." This event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon June 25, in the parking lots of the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, 673 S. Stewart St. Parents are welcome to ride along on the buses and the rides are free to students over the summer. The bus program is sponsored by the boys and girls club, the Community Council on Youth and the Carson City School District Transportation Department. For information, call Kristie Traver at the Club at 882-8820, Teri Cantley at the school district at 283-1950 or Pauline Kiser at the youth council at 841-4730.

Push America puppet show benefits bike trip

The Journey of Hope celebrates its 18th cross-country bicycle trip. Their mission is to raise funds and public awareness on behalf of people with disabilities. The Journey of Hope is the largest fund-raising and awareness campaign for PUSH America and raises more than $400,000 annually to help fund the projects and programs of PUSH America.

Riders will put on a puppet show from 1:15-2:45 p.m. Friday at the Children's Museum at 813 N. Carson St. The puppet show is free with paid admission.

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is the only national male fraternity to establish and maintain its own service project. There are 73 participants traveling 64 days from San Francisco to Charleston, S.C. They average 75 miles a day.

The museum is a private nonprofit and relies on admissions, fund-raisers and community support to pay for the museum's operating expenses. The museum does not receive any federal, state, or local tax dollars to pay for operating expenses. Call 884-2226 if you have any questions.

WNCC Invites K-12 teachers to Summer Space Institute

Western Nevada Community College is hosting its second annual Astronomy Institute June 27-July 1 at the Jack C. Davis Observatory on the Carson City campus.

The Institute, "Life in the Universe: Astrobiology in Education," will help K-12 teachers learn about the fascinating subject of astrobiology, an emerging multidisciplinary field that is focused on discovering "life" in our solar system and beyond at levels of interrelated complexity ranging from molecular to galactic.

The Summer Institute has been developed for local educators to learn new concepts and practice experiments that focus on space science, simulating investigations for discovering life beyond Earth. All tuition, books, lab materials and supplies will be furnished at no cost to local educators willing to use the content in their classrooms.

Teachers will get newly discovered information on our solar system, learn how life exists in the most extreme environments on Earth, and do hands-on activities that can be easily performed in the classroom to help spark student discovery, intrigue and excitement in the sciences. One day will be spent at Mono Lake to study its microbial diversity and its relation to the study of astrobiology.

Up to 30 qualified applicants will be accepted, on a first-come, first served basis.

For information contact Stephanie Mayhorn at 445-4406.

Allegrettis' gift establishes three full scholarships worth about $400,000

A gift of three full scholarships worth approximately $400,000 was announced today by the Office of Development at the University of Portland.

The scholarships, which will cover tuition and expenses for three students for their entire four-year education at the University, were a gift from Joe and Helen Allegretti, of Carson City.

The three scholarships bring to 16 the number funded at the University by the Allegretti Foundation and Joe and Helen Allegretti since 2000, totaling almost $1.5 million in gifts and pledges.

Seven of those scholarship recipients have already graduated from the University. The Allegrettis own a business, Allegretti and Co., in Chatsworth, Calif.

For information about this gift or about the University, contact J. Bryce Strang, associate vice president for development at the University, at (503) 943-7395.

Domestic Violence Prevention Council seeks new members

The Nevada Domestic Violence Prevention Council is seeking new members. The application is brief and submissions will be accepted now through June 30.

The mission of the council includes providing direction to the Governor and the Legislature on statewide domestic violence policy and legislation; increasing public awareness of the magnitude and seriousness of domestic violence and sexual assault; advocating appropriate changes in law enforcement procedure and increasing access to legal and medical services to survivors in need.

As this is a statewide council, it is the council's goal to be geographically balanced, culturally diverse and representative of the various disciplines involved in domestic violence issues.

The council meets quarterly in either Reno or Las Vegas and currently consists of a wide spectrum of community members, including educators, business and health-care professionals, service providers, law enforcement, judiciary, prosecutors and advocates, as well as domestic violence victims and survivors.

Travel and per diem reimbursement are provided for official council functions. The application is available on the Nevada Department of Justice Web site at the following link:, under "HotTopics."

For information or to receive the application by mail or fax, please contact: Lori Fralick, Domestic Violence Ombudsman, 688-1872,


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