Scholarship Golf Tournament Returns to Cascata Golf Club

The date is set for the Liberty Mutual Invitational 12th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, benefiting Roseman University of Health Sciences (University of Southern Nevada). Join us on Monday, Nov. 14 at the ultra-exclusive Cascata Golf Club in Boulder City. The university’s tournament is a rare opportunity for golfers to play on the course that Sports Illustrated calls “golf’s hidden treasure.”

A maximum of 120 spots are available for this hugely popular golf tournament, so players are encouraged to reserve their spot or foursome as soon as possible by contacting Barbara Wood at 702-968-2055 or The entry fee includes participation in the tournament, personalized locker, caddy, breakfast, lunch and golfer gifts.

Check-in, breakfast and team photos will take place from beginning at 8 a.m. before the shotgun scramble start at 10 a.m. Each golfing foursome will be escorted through the majestic Cascata Golf Course by a private caddie. Upon completion of 18 holes, golfers will be treated with a gourmet lunch and awards program. The winning team will be invited to compete in the 72-hold Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals to be held in March 2012 at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.

Sponsorships for this tournament are available. For information, call 702-968-2055.


USN Board Member named one of Utah’s “30 Women to Watch”

Carlene Walker, a member of the University of Southern Nevada (Roseman University) Board of Trustees was recognized by Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s “30 Women to Watch” in May.

The magazine accepts hundreds of nominations and chooses 30 finalists for the award, women who are “innovative, confident, and savvy”. Award recipients may own their own businesses, run large divisions of major corporations, or serve the community in political, non-profit, and professional leadership roles.

“In short,” according to the May 2011 Utah Business article, “[these women] help define Utah’s business landscape.”

Carlene Walker was recognized for many years of professional accomplishments that include eight years as a Utah Senator, and her recent work as a member of the Visit Salt Lake board, where she has facilitated the development of convention hotel facilities in downtown Salt Lake City that will attract tourism and businesses to the state. In addition to her work with USN (Roseman University) and Visit Salt Lake, Walker is also a member of the Salt Lake Council for the Aging, president of Professional Republican Women, and a board member for the Utah State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, as well as many other community leadership roles.

Click here for the full Utah Business Magazine “30 Women to Watch” article.

Auction Items Revealed For Upcoming Scholarship Gala

USN’s Gala Committee has been working hard to put together a great Scholarship Gala. This year’s event, “Mystery on the Orient Express,” will take place on Saturday, May 14 at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, located on the Strip at City Center. The event will feature live and silent auctions, with proceeds benefiting student scholarship and services for USN’s outstanding students. The Committee has offered a preview of some of the exclusive items up for auction at the grand soiree:

1. Airline Tickets to Instanbul, Turkey – Round-trip airfare for two to Instanbul, Turkey.

2. Golf the exclusive Cascata Golf Club – Entry for two to golf at the ultra-exclusive Cascata Golf Club on November 14, 2011 as part of the University’s Scholarship Golf Tournament. Includes personalized locker, gourmet food, caddy, golfer gifts and more.

3. Luxurious Emerald Ring – Perfect for the Emerald lover, this ring is set in 14 karat gold with an oval cut 1.89 karat emerald surrounded by 1.96 karat of diamond baguettes.

4. Persian Carpet – Two hand-crafted Persian carpets are up for grabs.

5. Lake Tahoe Getaway –
Enjoy a seven night stay in a five bedroom, four bathroom luxury home in South Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Valley.

6. Pampering at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas – Enjoy a Mandarin Premiere Guest Room, Tian Quan Spa experience for two and dinner for two at MOzen Bistro.

For reservations for the Gala, contact Barbara Wood at or 702-968-2055.

USN South Jordan Students Partner with Healthy South Jordan for Drug Take-Back

The USN South Jordan Drug Abuse Awareness Team (DAAT) has partnered with Healthy South Jordan and the South Jordan Police Department to participate in a second prescription drug collection event in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) nationwide drug take-back efforts. Simply drive up and drop off your medications anonymously, with no questions asked.

When: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Where: South Jordan City Hall
1600 Towne Center Blvd.
South Jordan, UT 84095

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This event is part of a national drug take-back initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in partnership with local communities. The South Jordan Police Department will be on hand to collect the medication and ensure its safe transportation to the disposal facilities.

The goal of the Drug Abuse Awareness Team and its partners is to keep medications out of the wrong hands. Those vulnerable to misuse and abuse–children, teens, and adults addicted to prescription medication–often get the drugs from the home medicine cabinets of friends and family.

For information on other collection sites participating in the national drug take-back event throughout Utah, visit the DEA’s website or the Proper Medication Disposal site for Utah. If you cannot make it to an event on April 30th, visit for a list of permanent prescription and over-the-counter drug collection sites in Utah near you.

USN and Law Enforcement Announce Operation Medicine Cabinet Drug Collection Event

In conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Initiative, law enforcement from throughout Southern Nevada have joined University of Southern Nevada to present Operation Medicine Cabinet.

Unused and expired drugs may be dropped off anonymously and with no-questions-asked for safe disposal during the one-day, drive-through event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the following locations:

LVMPD Northwest Area Command – 9850 W Cheyenne Ave.
LVMPD Enterprise Area Command – 6975 W Windmill Ln.
LVMPD South Central Area Command – 4860 Las Vegas Blvd S.
LVMPD South East Area Command – 3675 E Harmon Ave.
Henderson PD – Galleria at Sunset (north parking lot) 1300 W. Sunset Road
Boulder City PD – Boulder Dam Credit Union, 530 Avenue G
Mesquite PD – 695 Mayan Cir.

Members of the USN College of Pharmacy’s Drug Abuse Awareness Team will be helping conduct the collection events at all Southern Nevada locations.

To help curb the misuse and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, Southern Nevada residents are encouraged to participate.

College of Nursing Class of 2011 Graduates

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