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CourtesyMembers of the Associate Students of Western Nevada College celebrate their gift to “Food for Thought,” which helps ensure that children who live in local motels have food to eat during the weekends.

CourtesyMembers of the Associate Students of Western Nevada College celebrate their gift to “Food for Thought,” which helps ensure that children who live in local motels have food to eat during the weekends.

Western Nevada College spring class registration begins soon for returning, continuing and new students. Spring classes start Jan. 22.Online registration for returning and continuing students begins Monday via myWNC. Enrollment appointments can be viewed through the myWNC online student center. New students may begin registering on Dec. 3. This is also the final day to complete a financial aid application and checklist items, as well as to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards in order to receive financial aid in time to pay for spring classes.Classes may be taught in various delivery modes: on-site, by interactive video, or online. Many classes also utilize multiple learning technologies.WNC offers an online Associate of Arts and an Associate of General Studies degree, providing flexibility and course availability to students to busy students. “The primary benefit of online learning is flexible scheduling,” said Emily Howarth, a Computer Information Technology professor who helped create WNC's online instruction pilot program 10 years ago.Wintermester ClassWNC offers a ‘Wintermester' class on weekends during the winter break.Biological Science Professor Steve Carman will teach BIOL 251: General Microbiology, Dec. 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30, and Jan. 5-6 and 12-13. It is a prerequisite for the WNC nursing program, and also applies toward other science majors. Register at my.wnc.edu.Talent Show Draws Crowd, Raises $1,000The Latino Student Club of Western Nevada College set out to have a good time while doing a good deed, and both succeeded. The group's annual Show Your Talent event at the Carson Nugget attracted a crowd of 350 and raised more than $1,000 toward student scholarships.“This year's talent show was another successful event,” said Lupe Ramirez, WNC Latino Outreach coordinator. “The students are very appreciative of the support from our diverse community.”College and high school students as well as community members were showcased in 28 performances, including singers, dancers, musicians and comedians. Student performers represented WNC and Carson, Douglas and Dayton high schools.Students Raise $1,113 for Food for ThoughtA WNC student club has raised more than $1,000 to help feed hungry children in Northern Nevada. Associated Students of Western Nevada collected $1,113.71 in donations during a campus fundraising effort for Food for Thought in Carson City. The nonprofit organization provides a healthy bag of food each Friday for hungry children in Carson City, Silver Springs and parts of Douglas County.“Our goal was to provide a backpack meal consisting of single-serve items for kids who would otherwise go hungry over the weekend,” said Nathan White, an ASWN senator. “We chose this organization because we wanted to help the community.”White said ASWN's theme for the food drive was “Apples to Apples.” Using Food for Thought's logo as an inspiration, the club purchased 48 foam core boards and created large apple-shaped cutouts that were placed around campus. These 3-by-3-foot cutouts contained facts about food and poverty. ASWN members went to classrooms seeking monetary and food donations. Club members personally delivered the donations to Food for Thought.“It was a fair amount of work for the cutouts, paint and lettering but well worth it, and (we) had a wonderful time doing it,” White said.Holiday Giving Tree to Benefit StudentsThe Associated Students of Western Nevada College is embracing the joy of giving to others this holiday season. The student body leaders are setting up a Giving Tree at both the Carson City and Fallon campuses to assist Western Nevada College students who are in need. The trees will stand in the Bristlecone Building at WNC Carson City and in Virgil Getto Hall at WNC Fallon. Cards on the trees will share information about a WNC student and family who could use some assistance during the holidays.Any students who believe they are in need of assistance, or who know of a fellow student who could use some holiday cheer are asked to complete an application no later than Wednesday. Applications are available in the financial aid, admissions, counseling and ASWN offices. Completed applications can be submitted to the ASWN office in the Dini Student Center, room 105 (Carson City campus) or in Pinon Hall, room 201 (Fallon campus). Drop boxes are located outside the offices to ensure that all applications are kept confidential.Students, WNC faculty or staff, and community members can sponsor a student by selecting a card from the tree in the Bristlecone Building Lobby in Carson City or Virgil Getto Hall in Fallon beginning Monday. Any gifts purchased should be delivered to the ASWN offices unwrapped, no later than Dec. 7.For more information, contact the ASWN at 775-445-3323.WNC Thanksgiving Holiday ClosureWestern Nevada College campuses will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. College services and classes will resume on Nov. 26.


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