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All School Meeting Community Values Skits

Turn up your volume as high as it will go and enjoy these student-led short skits showing how NOT to interact on campus.

Scene on Campus: Riggs Reading

Showcasing SBA's academics, I will be posting a Scene on Campus Photo or Video of the Day every day from here forward. Today's photo: Nordic skier Bria Riggs has some quiet reading time in the dorm facility.

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Signing Up!

Welcoming us all back from Colorado ski camp at the entrance to our new campus site this week proudly stood our new school sign. 

The sturdy post supporting the sign frame is bolted atop a tall, rebar-reenforced cylindrical cement footer, with the post itself rising another fifteen feet or so from where post meets footer. 

One wonders how high the snow will reach on the sign this ski season? 

SBA Musicians Perform at Pioneer Center for Performing Arts

Camille Hartley, Skyler Mullings, Sam Zabell
Saturday night's performance of the Reno Philharmonic's Youth Orchestras at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts featured the violins of SBA student/athletes Camille Hartley and Sam Zabell as well as the slide trombone playing of Skyler Mullings. 

All three travel once a week to Reno to practice with their respective branches of the Youth Orchestras, Hartley and Zabell with the Youth Symphony Orchestra and Mullings with the Youth Concert Orchestra. 

Thank you to Nevada Arts Council 2011-2012 APY Board Chair Karen Sessler for the photo!

UNR Sign Language Faculty Desfor Steps In to SBA Sign Class

Emily Desfor

SBA's Sign Language students recently had a distinguished guest visitor, University of Nevada-Reno faculty member Emily Desfor. 

"It was great fun signing with Joanne (Knox) and her class," said Desfor, a certified interpreter for the deaf who was contracted to interpret for both Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. 

"They were enthusiastic to participate in all of the non-verbal activities that we did. Facial expression is extremely important in ASL for both grammatical and emotive purposes. Therefore, we focused on conveying information through facial expression and mime and then added signs. 

"They have been working on signs for emotions. We had just a short time to talk about manual and non-manual aspects of signing and some of the cultural aspects that they have learned about. 

"I appreciate Joanne's invitation and the warm welcome I received!"