Welcome to the September edition of Roseman University’s spectRUm e-News. This time of year is always special at Roseman. Like colleges and universities across the country, we welcome new and returning students for the start of a new academic year filled with the promise of fresh learning opportunities, challenges and successes. Aside from celebrating graduation day, this time of year is my favorite.
Over the past several weeks, at our Henderson, Nevada and South Jordan, Utah campuses, the College of Nursing welcomed 168 new students, College of Pharmacy 166 students, and College of Dental Medicine 111 students and residents. These students and residents join more than 1,000 returning students who are eager to pursue their chosen healthcare profession.
For many colleges and universities, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on a usually joyous start of a new academic year. Many have had to continue distance learning and others have had trouble containing outbreaks on campuses. At Roseman, we continue to deploy various measures to keep our students and employees safe. This includes frequent, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing throughout our campus buildings, reducing capacity in common spaces, enforced social distancing and wearing of facemasks, and educating our students and employees on COVID-19 precautions, symptoms and the steps to take if exhibiting symptoms or if exposed to the virus. With these efforts, I’m proud to say that the majority of our students are safely engaged in classroom learning, in-person. I want to thank our entire Roseman University family for following safety protocols and helping keep our campuses safe for learning and working.
Unfortunately, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring interrupted Roseman University’s 20th Anniversary year of celebration. While we enjoyed many on-campus events to celebrate the milestone prior to the start of the pandemic, we had no choice but to cancel a few of our remaining events. One important event was a special “State of the University” presentation offering a look back at our 20 years of success and impact in Nevada and Utah, and a glimpse into the University’s future as we continue to grow. Realizing how important this event is for our students, employees, partners and our communities, we have rescheduled our “State of the University” for later this month in a virtual format. Invitations for this special event will be sent in the coming days inviting people to attend online.
Roseman University’s Neighborhood Health Series (NHS) presentations, traditionally held in-person on the Summerlin campus and attended by many members of the Las Vegas community, went on hiatus at the start of the pandemic. In April, a special edition of this series covering the topic of COVID-19 was successfully presented in a virtual format with nearly 100 people in attendance. This month, we are continuing NHS in a virtual format, with a variety of healthcare topics scheduled monthly. Coming up on Thursday, September 17 at 5:30 pm PDT, NHS will present “A Doctor and the Patient: Dual Perspectives on Hip Replacement Surgery.” To register to attend and for information about upcoming topics, visit speakers.roseman.edu.
Another new, virtual series of events are also now being offered to Roseman University students, employees and alumni through our Alumni Relations Office. The Roseman University Roadrunner Resource Series covers a variety of topics to inform participants and promote lifelong learning. The next presentation, “Student Loan Strategies,” takes place on Wednesday, September 23 at 6 pm PDT. Information, including videos of past presentations, can be found HERE.
I want to thank everyone who continues to engage with Roseman University and attend these informative events. We are here for you, whether in-person or virtually. Now, more than ever, these types of opportunities are important to connect, collaborate and learn.