Social Media Events

FIND “FIRST-GEN”!
11/9 – 11/13
Be among the first to find “First-Gen” for a chance to win some great UNLV swag donated by various departments across campus. “First-Gen” will be hidden on UNLV Facebook pages – So be on the lookout! More details to follow.

Location: UNLV Social Media Platforms
Sponsor: First-Generation Celebration Coordination Team
Contact: Cheyenne Rogers


ART

11/6 – 11/13
Here I Am’ Virtual

An art exhibition and profile feature of the artistic talent of our first-gen UNLV community.
Location: Instagram – @UNLVtheEarArt
Sponsor: Art Department
Contact: Sapira Cheuk, Instructor


CAMPUS RECREATIONAL SERVICES

11/13 @ 2PM
Beyond the Workout
Personal and Professional benefits of Campus Rec I’m here! But, what now? Join us to learn about professional benefits and opportunities in recreation. We will discuss what resources the SRWC has to make your time at UNLV stress-free, discuss the importance of holistic wellness, and how you can get your Master’s degree paid for!
Location: @unlvrebelrec on Instagram and Facebook for information
Contact: Jannelvy Martinez, Business and Administration Coordinator


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

11/12 @ 10AM
UNLV 2020 First-Generation Recognition
The College of Education is inviting first-generation college students, faculty, and staff to share their pictures to recognize them in a video slideshow posted on social media.
Location: TBA
Contact: Adriana Hernandez, Graduate Assistant


GRADUATE COLLEGE

11/11 @ 7AM – 11:59PM
Social Media Contest: #FirstGen Edition

Are you a first-generation student? On Facebook or Twitter, share a selfie and blurb that includes your program, why you chose UNLV and/or your program of study, and what it means to you to be a first-generation student. Tag the Graduate College (FB: @unlvgradcollege, TW: @unlv_gc) and use #FirstGen. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 scholarship and swag.

Location: Facebook – UNLV Graduate College Page
Contact: Valarie Burke, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Services


MSI TASK STUDENT COUNCIL

11/13 @ 1:30PM Scholarship Give Away
MSI Task Force Student Council will give away six $500 scholarships to six different first generation college students for 1st Gen Week! To enter for a change to win you need to RSVP to the MSI Student Council Instagram Live event taking place on November 13th at 1 pm.
Location: MSI Student Council Instagram
Contact: Naoka Foreman, Member


OFFICE OF THE VICE PROVOST FOR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

11/6 – 11/13
Student Success Instagram First-Gen Student Highlights
View highlights of first-generation students and their unique college stories.
Location: UNLV Student Success Instagram
Contact: Morgan Fullmer, First Year College Advisor


STUDENT DIVERSITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE

11/9 @ 5:30PM
I Am My Ancestors Wildest Dreams

Through a storytelling approach, Dr. Whitehead will be exploring her lived experiences through the intersections of her identities as a Black Womxn and a first-generation college student. As a social justice advocate who incorporates forms of activism and learning into her work, she desires to lead many holistic and healing conversations for marginalized communities by sharing her personal story as a Black Womxn through the empowering approach of “voice” in order to inspire others to have freedom to express.

Location: SDSJ Instagram Live: @unlvsdsj
Contact: Mary Whitehead, Ph.D., Director