Capital City Arts Initiative has
provided a means to show off the talents of area artists during the COVID-19
Its “Ink, Paper, Print” spring
exhibit is being shown virtually. Western Nevada College art professor Rachel
Stiff is among 11 regional artists who have contributed to the exhibition that
runs through June 25.
The exhibit in the Community
Center’s Sierra Room showcases a variety of printmaking processes, including
monoprints, mezzotints, screen prints, letterpress, etchings, linoleum blocks
Besides Stiff, the exhibit includes
prints from Carol Brown, Galen Brown, Katherine Case, Teal Francis, Mary Kenny,
Eunkang Koh, Jim McCormick, Cathryn Powell, Phyllis Shafer and Mick Sheldon.
Stiff teaches printmaking, painting
and drawing at WNC. Curator Carol Brown provided the following description of
her monoprints Cowboy Dreams No. 1 and Cowboy Dreams No. 2:
“Her monoprint compositions evoke
imagined and changing spaces within the construction and deconstruction of the
Western landscape. Monoprints allow her to combine structure with the intuitive
painterly way she works.”
Take the virtual tour of the variety of print artwork at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn3Ehqbb9No.
Career Services Available to Students Through Zoom, Google
Individualized career services are available to
students through the WNC Career Center remotely (via Zoom and Google Hangouts).
Career services include, but are not limited, to the following: career
assessments, career counseling, résumé and cover letter writing assistance, job
interview preparation, job search advisement, job application assistance, etc.
Career services are available to all WNC students on
a limited part-time basis through an expansion of the CareerConnect grant
Secure your appointment time now by contacting Skylar DePedro (WNC CareerConnect/Career Center manager) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Topics Planned for May 6 Student Chat
Now is a critical time to stay informed and engaged
about the college through a Student Chat at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6.
All Western Nevada College students are invited to
join the conversation through the Zoom link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72094254417?pwd=cHc0aHF6Y0NqbEhZcjBtNmZjSGVRZz09.
President Dr. Vincent Solis and the Associated
Students of Western Nevada are presenting the chat that will focus on
commencement, the CARES Act, the college budget, work study/student employment,
summer and fall classes, returning to campus, ASWN Elections and Open Mic
To submit a question beforehand, email ASWN@wnc.edu.
Transferring to UNR? Join May 14 Workshop
Western Nevada College students planning to transfer
to the University of Nevada, Reno are encouraged to register for a video
workshop on May 14 to stay updated with important information and deadlines.
UNR’S Transfer Admissions Program (TAP) will present the workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. on Zoom. To register for the workshop, go to https://admissions.unr.edu/register/wnctapzoom.
The workshop will help students apply to UNR, and
provide advice and information to students about core waivers and more.
TAP enables students to stay connected with the
university by receiving monthly reminders on application deadlines, financial
aid, transfer events and more.
For more information, contact Kayla Freeman, UNR
transfer recruitment assistant, at 775-453-4412 or schedule an appointment at
Get the Help You Need for Summer, Fall Semesters
Advisers and Student Services are
available to help students prepare for summer and fall semesters.
Students only have a little more than a
month to prepare for summer session, which starts on June 8. Fall semester
opens on Aug. 31.
Students who have not attended WNC before
can start by applying for admission at wnc.edu/starthere/.
The class schedule is available online at www.wnc.edu/class-schedule/.
New Webpage for Online Continuing Ed Courses
With a focus
on online education more prominent than ever, WNC’s Learning &
Innovation staff worked with Computing Services
to launch a new webpage to prominently feature its online courses.
Education offers a wide range of online self-paced and instructor-led courses
with sessions starting monthly. Check out the course offerings at the new
UNR Grad Utilizing EMS Skills Learned at WNC
Allison Rikalo started her college career while still
in high school by taking dual credit classes through the College of Southern
Nevada. After relocating to Carson City in the summer of 2014, Allison enrolled
at Western Nevada College to complete pre-requisite courses before transferring
to UNR in fall 2015.
At WNC, Allison began working as an outreach
assistant for the Jump Start and Bridge to Success programs. After completing a
successful year at WNC, Allison transitioned to UNR where she began to pursue a
degree in Spanish.
While attending classes full time at UNR, Allison continued to work part time for WNC in many different facets. For her last semester of her four-year degree, Allison immersed herself in the Spanish language and culture by studying abroad through USAC in Alicante, Spain. Allison graduated from UNR in spring 2018 with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Latin American and Spanish Studies.
During the summer months of her college career,
Allison also worked at Sand Harbor State Park as part of its Beach Patrol
program. She assisted with numerous medical emergencies and rescue operations
throughout the East Shore of Lake Tahoe. This demanding summer job led Allison
to pursue a career in emergency medicine. Though there are many options for
persons wanting to become certified in emergency medicine, Allison chose to
return to WNC to earn her EMT certification. While doing so she also worked as an
assistant to President Dr. Vincent Solis.
Allison completed and passed the EMT course in fall
2019 and received her National Registry and Nevada State certifications after
completing a series of rigorous exams. Though this is a large accomplishment,
Allison does not plan to stop there. She is currently enrolled in the
Advanced-EMT course at WNC and later plans to attend school to become a
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Allison has continued
to assist the president’s office by working from home but felt a strong need to
answer the global call to action and serve her community. Allison began
assisting our community by utilizing her new skills as an EMT when she stepped
into her new position at Ready Responders recently.