WNC News & Notes
Short-term spring classes available
In today’s tough economy, many people are becoming more entrepreneurial and seeking new skills. WNC offers shorter, non-credit classes this spring in a variety of areas. They include:
• Introduction to Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Design. Meets weekends, April 10-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This hands-on class covers basic information about solar energy and solar panel installation, including codes, incentives and rebates available. Students will gain enough knowledge to take the Nevada Department of Industrial Relations Solar PV installer exam. Cost $350.
• Create a Web Site for Fun, Profit and Business: Teaches the essentials of Web site development, including domain name creation, layout and design techniques. Meets Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8,
5:30-8 p.m. Cost: $97.
• TV Program Production: Covers all aspects of scripting, acting and production to produce a short TV program. Meets Wednesdays, April 7-May 12, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: $185.
• The Basics of eBay Selling: meets Tuesday, April 6, 6-9 p.m. This class helps students learn to create an eBay seller account, use PayPal and sell items. Cost: $47.
Additional short-term computing classes, CPR and health classes, and special interest classes are available. More information at http://www.wnc.edu.
Summer registration begins Monday
Online registration for the WNC summer term begins Monday for returning students and Wednesday for new students. Summer classes offer students the ability to fulfill course requirements on a condensed schedule. Classes begin Monday, June 14. Register at http://www.wnc.edu
NV Energy recognizes WNC for energy conservation efforts
In August 2009, Western Nevada College President Carol Lucey signed a document committing the college to increasing its energy sustainability and making campuses carbon neutral. Efforts to maintain this commitment are already paying off.
A recent sustainability project to retrofit the heating and cooling system in the 35-year-old Bristlecone Building will yield a savings of 182,350-kilowatt hours, or roughly $21,000 annually for the college. WNC has additionally received an incentive check totaling $15,216 from NV Energy to offset a portion of the costs associated with purchasing and installing the new system.
The funds will enable the college to prepare the unit to be operable this summer.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).