March 31, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family,

In response to feedback from the CSN family, I am pleased to report that we are introducing a new, daily highlights email to ensure that everyone has access to current and up-to-date information on the latest happenings at CSN.

Today’s email update highlights important information from Academic Affairs. Throughout the week, I will bring you news from several critical divisions of the college, including Student Affairs, Human Resources, Finance and other areas as needed.

There is much to update when it comes to academic affairs. First, please take note of the actions of our health sciences faculty and leadership team in their efforts to donate much-needed medical equipment including ventilators, N95 respirators, masks, gloves, and gowns to local health care facilities. Other NSHE institutions are taking similar actions, as detailed in this NSHE press release.

You should also know that our Centers for Academic Success reports that many of their tutors/learning assistants have been successfully trained to use the online platform Smarthinking. This means that our students now have access to this critical resource remotely. Learn more details on the Centers’ website.

In addition, the CSN Libraries are committed to remotely providing all services that students and faculty might need right now. The Libraries have expanded virtual reference hours, have made more online resource available, and have implemented new services such as textbook digitization so students have what they need to be successful. Please learn more on the Libraries’ website.

To find out more about what’s going on and to pose your questions, we are scheduling town halls for students, faculty and staff on Thursday. We will update you with details tomorrow.

Lastly, I want to say once again how proud I am to be a member of this family. Coyote Proud if you will. Your commitment to Students First and your efforts to come together and help each other in these difficult times is truly inspiring. If you have not yet done so, please check out the online message board we created to highlight the many positive stories happening right now at CSN. Feel free to post your own story, too.

Thank you.

Federico Zaragoza
College of Southern Nevada 

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