WNC News and Notes: Current, prospective WNC students encouraged to apply for scholarships

Even though classes begin on Monday, Jan. 23, individuals can still enroll and register for full-term classes after this date. Students also have the option of taking open entry, late start of short-term classes this semester.

Even though classes begin on Monday, Jan. 23, individuals can still enroll and register for full-term classes after this date. Students also have the option of taking open entry, late start of short-term classes this semester.

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Students currently enrolled at Western Nevada College, as well as prospective students, are encouraged to apply for scholarship funding through WNC Foundation.

WNC Foundation has more than $800,000 in scholarship funding available for the 2023-24 academic year, helping make higher education possible for more students.

The Foundation is able to provide scholarship funding to students because of the generosity of donors from the college, community, corporations and private donations, as well as fundraising events such as the Reach for the Stars Gala and Golf for Education.

The only requirements are that students be enrolled in at least six units, have a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 and complete the application by April 1.

When students complete the 30-minute application, they will be considered for several hundred scholarships. Students can fill out the form at wnc.edu/scholarships.

“Just by taking a little time out of your day to complete the application, you can receive the financial support that could change your life,” said WNC Foundation Executive Director Niki Gladys.

Some scholarships require financial need, which means that students should make sure to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, there are many scholarships that do not require a financial need and are awarded based on other factors including community service, military service, academic achievement and career plans. For this reason, all students are encouraged to apply regardless of financial need or past academic performance

Students who are training or planning to pursue a career in a technology-driven career are also encouraged to apply for the William N. Pennington Foundation Career and Technical Scholarship as soon as possible since funding is nearly exhausted. WNC offers scholarship funding to students pursuing meaningful careers in fields such as computer information technology/cybersecurity, fire science, welding, automotive, machine tool technology, manufacturing, construction, truck driving, phlebotomy, nursing assistant and emergency medical services careers. Apply at wnc.edu/scholarships.

For more information on applying for a scholarship or to start your own scholarship, contact the WNC Foundation at 775-445-3240.

Spring Semester Opens Monday, Jan. 23; Late, Open Entry Enrollment Available

It’s not too late to invest in your future by enrolling in the spring semester at Western Nevada College. The 2023 spring semester starts Monday, Jan. 23.

Students can still add a full-term class (other than open entry) in their myWNC through Friday, Jan 27; after this date a late registration form must be submitted to Admissions and Records.

New students can apply for admission and take care of other preregistration requirements at wnc.edu/starthere/ to. For information about becoming a student, phone 775-445-3277. Continuing and returning students can register for classes through their myWNC accounts.

To view spring semester classes, go to wnc.edu/class-schedule. WNC offers a number of open entry classes, providing students with the option of working at their own pace and starting the semester later.

To talk to a counselor about classes, schedule and educational goals, phone 775-445-3267.

Online Bookstore Offers Free Shipping to Students’ Residences

With Western Nevada College’s spring semester beginning Monday, Jan. 23, it’s essential for students to complete ordering their textbooks and learning materials as soon as possible.

WNC partners with Textbook Brokers to supply books to its students.

Textbook Brokers has quite a deal for students this semester: Free shipping to their residences and, if handled earlier, to the Carson City campus.   

“We rolled out free shipping on ALL WNC Bookstore orders in December, and as a result, we've seen the number of students clicking the free Carson in-person pickup method drop precipitously this semester,” said Mark Mazurowski, Nevada regional manager for Textbook Brokers, noting that 90 percent of students are taking advantage of having their books mailed to their homes.

   Place your order at wncbookstore.com and allow 2-3 business days for delivery to your residence. The WNCbookstore.com website also offers WNC emblematic merchandise and apparel.

   Textbooks and other items ordered earlier for campus delivery can still be picked up in Dini 100 in the Student Center on Monday, Jan. 23 or Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The online bookstore is also offering 40 percent off all WNC merchandise at the pop-up bookstore.

Nursing Program Entrance Exam Dates Resume Jan. 26

Dates for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for Western Nevada College’s Nursing program applicants are underway.

Students can choose from the following dates to take the required entrance exam. More exam date options will be offered in the winter and spring.

• Jan. 26

• Feb. 3

• Feb. 24

• March 3

• March 16

All of these testing dates are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cedar Building 320 on the Carson City campus. Please check in at 8:30 a.m.
Students must complete the entrance exam no later than April 1, 2023, to be considered for admissions into the Fall 2023 Nursing program.
For more information, contact the Nursing and Allied Health office at 775-445-4425 or email nursing.alliedhealth@wnc.edu.

The deadline for current and prospective WNC students to register for Foundation Scholarships is April 1.


Teske’s ‘High Desert Tribute’ Now on Display in Bristlecone’s Main Gallery 

In “A High Desert Tribute” exhibition for the Capital City Arts Initiative, artist Sidne Teske presents paintings of dynamic landscapes and another series of compelling figure studies.

The free exhibit is open to the public through April 13, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., in Western Nevada College’s Bristlecone Gallery on the Carson City campus. Join WNC and CCAI for the opening reception on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the artist introduction at 5:30 p.m.

Thirty-six paintings offer a retrospective of Teske art from 1995 to 2022. Working almost exclusively in soft pastels, she takes the scale of her landscapes and figure studies well-past traditional small compositions into large works that measure in square feet. Her active mark-making brings viewers into each composition while the dramatic large scale commands attention.

  “Landscapes fascinate me,” she said.

Teske revealed what motivates her to paint: “People ask me what I find to paint in Nevada, a landscape that is viewed as harsh, boring, and colorless. I find it breathtaking, especially in the mornings and late afternoons, when the light describes the geometry of my surroundings and the colors are blinding,” she said. “I want people to realize that Nevada is worth looking at.”
Her paintings are included in numerous collections in the area: Renown Hospital in Reno; Interlachen in Colorado; Embassy Suites at South Shore Lake Tahoe; and Harrah's High Roller Suite at South Shore, Lake Tahoe.
To read more about Teske and her artwork, go to www.ccainv.org/.

Note: The art exhibit story was provided by the Capital City Arts Initiative. 


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