Posted May 9, 2013 at 06:00 PM by Katie Hippert
Each year the Outstanding Senior Award is given to two graduating seniors who have maintained outstanding grades, shown exemplary leadership skills, and participated in volunteer work. This year Elizabeth Howald and David Velez were the recognized seniors.
Howald, who triple-majored in economics, math and anthropology and minored in Accounting says the busier she is, the better she does.
“I really love to learn, and I am the most motivated when my schedule is really full,” she said. “So throughout my time at Nevada I’ve tried to stay involved and busy. I have taken up to 29 credits a semester and have learned a lot of skills for balancing my time well.”
When she is not focusing her time on classwork, she invests most of her energy in the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, a student club on campus. In addition she has also been involved with the Entrepreneurship Club, the Anthropology Club, the Economy Club and served as president of the Economy Club and Economy Honor Society for a year.
“Being involved in clubs like Intervarsity has helped inspire me to be a great leader and example for younger students,” Howald said.
After graduation she plans to work as an intern for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship on campus for a year before moving to Bulgaria to work with underprivileged youth.
Howlad’s colleague and co-awardee, David Velez shares similar views on the perks of being involved on campus. Velez, who majored in Biology and minored in Mathematics, says his goals have big influence on his work ethic.
“My ultimate goal of becoming a physician has been what has kept me on track and focused on doing well,” he said.
In addition to being a full-time student, Velez served as the Assistant Director of Clubs and Organizations at ASUN, was a TA and dissection team leader for the anatomy lab and worked as an emergency room scribe at Renown Regional Medical Center. After all of that hard work he is proud to say he is on track to receiving yet another 4.0 this semester.
With so much on his plate, Velez never forgets to remind himself of his inspiration.
“My mother is the most kind, caring and loving person I know and my father is the strongest, most honest person that I have ever met,” he said. “My father is the man that I want to be and their strength is what inspires me.”
Velez will continue working at Renown and as a teaching assistant for the anatomy labs while he awaits his entrance into medical school next year.
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Posted March 25, 2013 at 09:00 AM by Katie Hippert
Here are a few tips of things you should and should not wear to interviews, jobs and internships.
Do: Plain black. Whether that be a black dress or a suit-pant-combo, black is an accepted standard across the board. Play it up with a few accessories that show your personality and you have yourself a general internship outfit.
Don’t: Loud or flashy outfits. While...
Posted February 6, 2013 at 02:30 PM by
By Caden Fabbi, Executive Intern for the Director of Public and Campus Relations
The ASUN Senate recently passed legislation to create the Pack Mentorship Program. This program aims to helps freshmen feel comfortable and find their place as soon as they arrive on campus. The program will be composed of mentors, upperclassmen who have at least a 2.5 GPA, and a freshmen or...
Posted January 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM by Amy Koeckes
1.) Outstanding Senior Award:
Seniors who graduated in August 2012, December 2012 or will graduate in May 2013 are eligible for the Outstanding Senior Award.
Criteria are based on academic accomplishments, campus leadership and community service...
Posted January 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM by Katie Hippert
ASUN Launches Instagram and Challenges Students to a February ‘Photo a Day’
Beginning Feb. 1 ASUN will start capturing those college moments we all love to see and sharing them with followers on Instagram.
Instagram, the mobile photo-sharing service that allows users to snap a picture, add a filter, and share it to a variety of social networks, is becoming...
Posted December 21, 2012 at 08:00 AM by Katie Hippert
We offer you 10 free time activities to do over Winter Break.
1. Read a Book
For all of you novel lovers out there who don’t have time to sulk in a story during the semester, now is your chance! Make some coffee, grab a book, sit back and read until your heart is content!
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Posted December 4, 2012 at 04:44 PM by
The Associated Students of the University of Nevada are starting several new traditions for this holiday season. The Center for Student Engagement has trees lining the hallway and a larger tree, which gives students a chance to donate to the local community.
Check out the "Salvation Army Angel Tree Gift Tags" on the Christmas tree near the front desk of the center on the third floor...
Posted November 28, 2012 at 01:00 PM by Katie Hippert
10. “Learn the Abbr. of all the campus buildings”
When you get your class schedule, the buildings are all abbreviated. You don’t want to be that student who walks into the wrong class because you didn’t know what building ‘AB’ was. Find the building abbreviations on the campus map!
Posted October 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Katie Hippert
For the first two months of the fall semester, the residents of the Reno and Sparks community have plenty of things to do. Between the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, the Great Reno Balloon Race, the National Championship Air Races and Street Vibrations, there is no excuse to be bored at home. But what is there to do after these events are over?
I’ve complied a list of 5 and a...
Posted August 28, 2012 at 09:00 AM by
The University of Nevada will be hosting a voter registration drive, coordinated by the ASUN Center for Student Engagement. The drive will run from August 23 to October 3, 2012. This effort has been...
Posted August 27, 2012 at 01:00 PM by Katie Hippert
As if having the same birthday and same last name wasn’t enough, Las Vegas natives, Ashlee and Carly Tesser will have the same title this year for ASUN Student Government.
Ashlee, an elementary education major, is a newly elected senator for the College of Education. She hopes by being a senator she can create an avenue for communication among the students.
Posted July 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM by Katie Hippert
The Outstanding Senior Awards are presented every year by ASUN to two graduating seniors for their grades, leadership and volunteer work. This year, Schinria Islam and Maxwell Alderman were the recipients.
After just five short...
Posted January 31, 2012 at 01:00 AM by Amy Koeckes
ASUN awards $45,000 in scholarships each year to students at the University of Nevada, Reno.
All ASUN Scholarship Applications are to be completed and submitted electronically through the links below. Submissions will only be accepted once per person per scholarship.
Tags: 2012 Scholarships
Posted January 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM by Amy Koeckes
Forget Frostbite! Beware of Wolfbite. Welcome Back Week 2012 by ASUN Flipside.
For more info on any of the events below contact email@example.com or call 784-6589.
*For a free...
Posted November 8, 2011 at 01:00 PM by
ASUN has recently taken over the Food Pantry, a program that is designed to help students in need by allowing them to request a supply for food. This program is aimed at helping out those students who simply cannot afford food due to a financial crisis or great financial barriers. The Food Pantry is a program that falls under ASUN’s new Milton D. Glick Academic Initiatives package, which...
Posted September 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM by
Then the University's very own literary journal, Brushfire, is a great opportunity for you! It is the official literature and art publication here at the...
Posted August 2, 2011 at 09:00 AM by
Artown’s official marketing poster was created by one of the University’s own students- Kelly Peyton. Peyton is a Reno native who recently graduated in the spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Peyton was chosen among dozens of artists to create a design that would define Artown 2011. Her final piece, a simple sagebrush with its...
Posted June 23, 2011 at 06:00 PM by
Explore all that Reno has to offer by checking out the following list of entertainment options:
The Truckee River runs through Reno and is ideal for those looking to kayak, float, or simply dip their toes in the water. Head to the...
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