WNC News & Notes Student veterans offer barbecue to those who served

Children enjoy games at the annual WNC Easter Fiesta.

Children enjoy games at the annual WNC Easter Fiesta.

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The Western Nevada College Student Veterans Club is inviting veterans and their families to a barbecue Wednesday on the Carson City campus. The free event, which features traditional barbecue, takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn and plaza area outside the Dini Library and Student Center.

The event offers veterans the opportunity to learn about health and educational benefits and services that are available through the veterans administration. Representatives from the Reno Veterans Center’s Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership program will be on hand to answer questions.

The WNC Student Veterans Club also will hold a membership drive during the event and answer questions about campus opportunities and services.

For additional information, call 775-445-3302.

Easter Fiesta Offers Family Fun

Celebrate Easter at the Western Nevada College Latino Student Club’s Easter Fiesta. The fourth annual event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Rotary Plaza at WNC’s Carson City Campus. Families with children of all ages will enjoy coloring eggs, face painting, an egg hunt, bunny limbo, musical chairs and more.

Latino Club adviser Lupe Ramirez said the event is about more than just fun.

“While the fiesta allows families to enjoy a fun event in a safe environment, it’s also an opportunity to increase awareness about college,” she said. “It’s never too early to start talking to children about continuing their education. We want the kids to say, ‘Oh, this is college, this is where I want to come.’ That’s one of our goals.”

Attendees are invited to bring a camera and take a photograph with the WNC Wildcats mascot. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is $1 for children age 5 and younger, and $4 for adults and children age 6 and older. Admission includes unlimited children’s games.

Proceeds benefit student WNC student scholarships. For more information, call 775-445-3344.

Enjoy a Good Laugh at Comedy Night

April Fool’s Day is known for its jokes, and what better way to celebrate than with a free evening of comedy. Wildcat Productions invites all budding comedians and all those who enjoy a good laugh to attend Comedy Night at Western Nevada College Carson City. The event is from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the Dini Student Center. Performers may sign up in advance by emailing weinerhenry@gmail.com.

WNC Summer Registration Begins April 1

New and continuing students at WNC can often stay on track to earn their degrees by taking summer term courses. Offerings can help students meet some of their core class requirements. Summer class registration begins Monday, April 1, for continuing students and Wednesday, April 3, for new students. Classes begin Monday, June 10.

Students can browse course offerings, view student services, and register for classes online at www.wnc.edu.

A variety of summer courses will provide job skill preparation as well as help complete requirements for an associate or bachelor’s degree. Topics include workforce skill classes in accounting, finance, applied industrial technology, sign language, Microsoft networking, alternative energy, Spanish, and more. Other courses will fulfill degree requirements — English, math, political science, psychology, communications, biology, economics, art, theater and information technology.

High School Students Visit WNC

WNC welcomed 175 high school seniors from six area high schools to the Carson City campus last week. Students came from Carson, Dayton, Douglas, Pioneer, Smith Valley and Yerington high schools to learn more about college, as part of the college’s Bridge to Success Program.


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