WNC art takes flight at Reno airport

Need something to do while waiting for a flight departure or arrival at Reno-Tahoe International Airport this spring?

Check out the Taking Flight art exhibit now showing at the airport? Carson City Arts has showcased work from 54 artists, including faculty and staff at Western Nevada College in what’s being touted as the largest art exhibit ever at the airport.

WNC faculty and staff members who contributed to the exhibit include Steven Saylor, Jayna Conkey, Hal Starratt, Colleen Reynolds, Connie Peng, Matthew Theilen, Michelle Legras Peltier, Marie Nygren, Thomas Drakulich, Janice Shedd and Rachel Stiff.

Artists from the Carson City Arts & Culture Coalition and the Nevada Artists Association are also represented in the exhibit that will be shown at least through April.

WNC President Vincent Solis was among the speakers at a well-attended reception for the artists on Tuesday night. Marily Mora, president/CEO of Reno-Tahoe International Airport; Mark Salinas, coordinator for Carson City Arts & Culture; Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell; and Nevada Assemblywoman Sarah Peters also spoke at the reception.

Final Month to Apply for Foundation Scholarships

Less than a month remains to apply for scholarships offered through Western Nevada College’s Foundation. More scholarship funding is available in 2019 and the process of applying has been simplified.

Individuals planning to attend WNC next fall can now apply for up to $2,500 (nursing students can earn up to $4,000) toward their education through the foundation. More than 250 scholarships are available with one, easy application.

The WNC Foundation 2019-20 scholarship application is online at www.wnc.edu/scholarships/. The deadline for applying is April 1.

For more information on applying for a scholarship to WNC or starting your own scholarship, contact the WNC Foundation at 775-445-3240 or stop by the Foundation Office in Bristlecone Building 145.

Students, Job Seekers and Businesses Mark March 29 on Calendar

WNC’s Job Fair is nearing. The Friday, March 29 event gives students and job seekers the opportunity to meet with area business owners about employment opportunities.

Western Nevada College and Carson City Health and Human Services invite employers, students and job seekers to participate in the Job Fair from noon to 2 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Veterans and individuals with disabilities can enter the event at 11:30 a.m.

The Job Fair is an ideal time to speak to and recruit college students, graduates and community members for job openings. There’s no cost to participate. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their résumé. As well as meeting employers, individuals can learn about job opportunities and internships.

In the past, manufacturing/production, government (local and state agencies), transportation, home health care/assisted living, gaming/hospitality, education, sales, publishing, insurance and food service businesses have participated.

To assist students and job seekers make their best impressions, there are two free workshops scheduled ahead of time. First, there will be a Résumé Writing Workshop to help attendees create or update their résumé on Thursday, March 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Friday, March 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Cedar Building Room 320D (computer lab). Next, a Job Fair Prep Workshop will provide attendees with Job Fair tips from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Cedar Building Room 305.

In addition, interview clothing is available for the Job Fair starting Monday, March 11 at Carson City Health & Human Services (900 E. Long St). For information, contact Faith Barber at 775-283-7526.

Employers interested in reserving a space can do so on WNC’s website at www.wnc.edu/jobfair. For more information, contact Skylar DePedro at 775-445-4402 or skylar.depedro@wnc.edu.

Thomas’ March Presentations Include Makeup Talk on ‘Future War’

Mike Thomas has rescheduled his “Future War” presentation for Saturday, March 9 at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory.

Thomas originally planned the lecture last month, but a snowstorm postponed it.

In the 6:30 p.m. lecture Thomas will project what war might look like in the future.

Thomas is also scheduled to provide a lecture on Friday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. That lecture will focus on “Myths & Legends.” This slideshow/lecture continues a fascinating examination of myths and legends. Learn about the validity of many popular beliefs and how to determine fact from fantasy.

Both lectures are free and doors to the observatory open at 6 p.m.

On Saturday nights when lectures aren’t scheduled, the observatory is open to the public from sundown to 11 p.m. At this time, the Western Nevada Astronomical Society hosts Star Parties, bringing together people with an interest in astronomy. Newcomers are always welcome.

The observatory is located at 2699 Van Patten Drive in Carson City.


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