Virtual Events

ACADEMIC UNITS


ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

11/10 @ 10:30PM
First-Gen Connect

This will be a virtual event modeled after previous FGC conferences.

Location: WebEx Sponsor: Academic Success Center
Contact: Allison Thibault, Bridge Programs


LEE BUSINESS SCHOOL

11/13 @ 11AM
Building a Personal Brand through LinkedIn
Personal branding is how you promote yourself. It is a unique combination of skills, values, experiences that define you, and how you approach the work you do. Join us to learn more about personal branding, why is it important, and get tips about using LinkedIn to get started.
Presenter: Nadia Pomirleanu, Associate Professor of Marketing,
Location: TBA
Contact: Theresa Boucher, Executive Assistant


WILLIAM F. HARRAH COLLEGE OF HOSPITALITY

11/10 @ NOON
CQ: Cultural Intelligence and Diversity in Workplace This installation of the College of Hospitality “Prepare for Success Series” will be led by the Director of Diversity Recruiting, College Programs & Workforce Development at MGMRI.
Location: Webinar TBA
Contact: Maggie Hausbeck, Executive Director, HOS Alumni Engagement & Career Services


COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, DEAN’S OFFICE

9/18 @ 2PM
Meet and Greet Your Fellow First Generation Peers
This event will focus on First-Generation College Students and their experiences transitioning to college life. Specifically, adjusting to life in residence halls and on-campus housing in general.

Location: TBA
Contact: Kamal Toktonov

11/12 @ 4PM
Share It Forward: A First Generation Student Event
Share It Forward: A First Generation Student Event will be a panel of 1st Generation upperclassmen and UNLV alumni sharing their knowledge with younger students. Anticipate an exciting time to hear impactful stories from folks who were in the same position as you!
Location: Zoom- TBA
Contact: Jenna Heath, Director of Student & Community Engagement


UNLV/CSN TRANSFER PROGRAM

11/12 @ 6PM
Proud to be First Generation Social 
“What’s first-generation? Why should you care? Why do we celebrate? Find out for yourself at our first-generation transfer student virtual social event! We know that being the first to pave the way can be overwhelming; however, look at what you have accomplished amid COVID-19. Let’s build a community that can support you and the next “first” generation squad. Participation gets you entry into a drawing for prizes at our first face to face event. Just for showing up woooohooooo!
Location: WebEx
Contact: Le Quanda Cole, Director


GREENSPUN COLLEGE OF URBAN AFFAIRS, DEAN’S OFFICE

11/13 @ 1:00PM
Celebrating GCUA FirstGens!
A live stream event spotlighting the First-Generation members of GCUA.

Location: YouTube
Contact: Eliza Hallman, Executive Assistant


STUDENT AFFAIRS / CAMPUS LIFE


CAMPUS RECREATIONAL SERVICES

11/6 @ 2PM
First Gen for the WIN: How Campus Rec Can be Your Home Away from Home

Everyone tells you to get involved on campus, but no one tells you how being involved can make your college experience life-changing, and will create everlasting memories, and friendships! Come find out how Campus Recreational Services can be your home away from home!

Location: Campus Recreational Center
Contact: Jannelvy Martinez, Business & Administration Coordinator

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


CENTER FOR ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT & OUTREACH

11/13 @ 2PM
College Programs at CAEO
The presentation will provide an overview of the various programs for college students the Center houses. There will also be other resources that address the needs of first-generation college students.
Location: RSVP here: https://forms.gle/ejS4Ssm7JeVWQusB8
Contact: Terri Bernstein, Interim Director for Title III AANAPISI & AANAPISI STEM/LSAMP


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


STUDENT INVOLVEMENT & ACTIVITIES

11/12 @ NOON
First-Generation Students & Student Organizations – A Panel Discussion

Getting involved with Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) is a great way to add to your collegiate experience. Join us for a panel discussion with first-generation students to talk about their experiences joining RSOs at UNLV.
Location Access: bit.ly/1stGenPanel
Contact: Marni Dow, Assistant Director for Student Involvement


COLLABORATIONS


INTERSECTING CONNECTIONS

11/13 @ Noon
Intersecting Connections: The Masks We Wear 
First-Generation students and faculty will join this panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Tanya Crabb, CAPs Licensed Psychology. The panel will speak candidly about how they have overcome feelings of isolation, managed ‘impostor syndrome’, and share survival tactics they used to reach their academic and professional goals in higher education. IC Partners: Behavioral Health Services for Student Wellness; Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); Housing & Residential Life; The Intersection; and Student Diversity & Social Justice (SDSJ).
Location: Google Meets
Contact: Harriet E. Barlow, Ph. D.