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Rebels All Set to Make Pro Soccer Effect

Chris Wondolowski is primed to overtake Landon Donovan as Major League Soccer’s all-time leading scorer this season. Not a bad guy to have in your very first training camp. It provided UNLV standouts Danny Musovski and Kevin Partida somebody to keep a close eye on throughout their very first foray into professional soccer.

On January 19, Musovski was picked as a second-round choice, 30th in general, by Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes. Two days later on, Partida was picked in the 3rd round to the very same group, marking the very first time two Rebels have actually been taken in one draft class.

For Musovski, the draft was a distressed crowning. He ‘d long been ticketed for the pros. Draft watchers had him going as high as the 10th total pick, however the majority of concurred he ‘d be taken in the preliminary of 4. The integrate was just the week prior, and San Jose had actually expressed its interest. Musovski and his household went to Philadelphia to be there personally for the huge payoff.

So when the Earthquakes’ 12th choice reoccured without his name getting called, Musovski started getting distressed.

” You always think your name needs to be called before anybody else’s,” the forward stated. “So whenever you hear someone else’s name is called it’s almost like a little slap to the face. You attempt not to take it personally. It was type of stressful throughout three hours of sitting there.”

Partida took a bit of a different route.

” I actually learnt through Twitter,” he stated. “I got an alert from a San Jose fan prior to I heard from any person else.”

Going Pro

Despite the fact that Partida wasn’t invited to the combine, the midfielder had actually played for two seasons with the Burlingame (California) Dragons, an Earthquakes affiliate in the Premier Development League. He stood out of San Jose’s skill critics, and all of a sudden discovered himself reunited with Musovski, his Rebels co-captain and periodic road trip roommate.

” When Danny got prepared I said, ‘You’re on your own now,'” Partida said. “A couple days later he reacted, ‘You’re stuck with me forever.'”

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Voice of the Rebels Witness to 48 of Our 60 Years

Fall afternoons, spring nights, floating throughout the yard and echoing in the rafters. You have actually invested a lot of hours with Dick Calvert.

A minimum of, with his disembodied voice.

UNLV’s public address commentator, a 34-year-old scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers when he ended up being the Voice of the Rebels in 1970, has behind the microphone for what will be his 48th season this year.

Now 81, Calvert remains a continuous existence in UNLV athletics. The Rebels’ Vin Scully in scarlet and gray.

“I offered over half my life to this,” he said. “But it’s still the very same. I get excited simply going to the arena, the ballpark, the stadium.”

Baseball is his very first, and truest love, but the 1976-77 Runnin’ Rebels Final 4 team is still his favorite. The first time is constantly something. The old flying dish Convention Center, 6,000 strong with people standing in the aisles to view the Rebels, had its charms. But the Athletic Director Brad Rothermel presided over the opening of the Thomas & & Mack Center throughout his period, an era of UNLV sports that Calvert says was the most interesting time to be a Rebels fan in the school’s history.

Fred Dallimore was leading the baseball group through 80 video games a year in a stacked division. Harvey Hyde’s football team had Randall Cunningham under center. And Jerry Tarkanian was handling all comers on the court, to the delight of a city.

“It was a who’s-who who came, whether they were basketball fans or not,” Calvert stated. “Back in those days individuals came to the video games dressed in their finest, like they were going out to dinner. The women using furs, the gentlemen using coats and ties and sitting courtside with their martinis or whatever the hell they were drinking.”

Those fur-bedecked women needed to beware. The aggressive Rebels were always diving after loose balls– sometimes into the courtside seats.

The late 1990s and 2000s may have seen those fan-player close calls slip away as trainers tables and the like put fans at a get rid of; and the swells wandering away from their posts. But Calvert sees renewed reason for optimism, particularly in football with a rebuilt team almost total and a brand-new arena soon to be developed.

Which suggests Calvert, despite working as the public address announcer for all UNLV sports and the Las Vegas 51s, despite serving on the board (and as the host, and on the board of) the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, and despite owning his own company, Nevada Sports Productions, isn’t going anywhere.

“The R-word is constantly followed by the D-word,” Calvert said. “As long as I can keep doing it and they still want me? I enjoy doing it. Why would I want to quit? I want to go and see the game anyhow. Someone would ask me to buy a ticket. I can’t inform you the last time I purchased a ticket to any sporting occasion. I got the very best seat in your home, and they pay me to do it.”

Rebels Canvas the City for Service Day

The kindergartners cavorted in the background. That’s what kindergartners ought to do, after all: cavort, maybe caper. The occasional gambol.

The more serious-minded and fully grown students– the second-graders– were busy working another part of the Kermit R Booker Sr. Ingenious Elementary School field, where 4 box gardens– embellished S, T, E, M for science, technology, engineering, and math– occupied one corner of the field.

There, volunteers from UNLV for the school’s Day of Service, in conjunction with volunteers from the Develop a Change organization, revealed the second-grade class ways to plant seeds that would turn into vegetables the kids would ultimately take house, and hopefully, while doing so, begin a foundation of healthy eating.

The six trainees who went to Booker Elementary Sept. 29 belonged to the Rebel Service Day, a once-per-semester volunteer getaway that this fall saw 115 students, professors and personnel combine to serve at 10 different non-profit websites in Las Vegas for 230 social work hours.

KUNV Radio’s Got a Soundtrack for Rebels

Prepare yourself to place on those earphones, strut down UNLV’s Academic Mall, and dance like no one is looking in Pida Plaza– courtesy of the specially curated UNLV Back to School playlist on Spotify.

KUNV Radio’s trainee DJs assembled the mix of hip hop, indie, classic rock, and pop to catch the state of mind of campus, impart some knowledge to fellow Rebels, or honor our history. Obviously, The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” is a nod to UNLV alumnus Ronnie Vannucci, who utilized to sneak his band into Ham Fine Arts for practice before they achieved global success.

DJ Monserrath Hernandez chose Blink 182’s “Disappearing to College,” to send a message to incoming students. It’s a 1999 tune about a sweetheart writing to his girlfriend at the end of high school. “I thought it was a great way to start the term. It’s my in 2015 here so the tune is bittersweet,” stated Hernandez, a journalism major who handles KUNV’s The Rebel-HD2 station and hosts the show “Los Punks.”

She completed the playlist with the last song, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses because she hopes trainees know “everything will be OKAY” whenever they deal with difficulties.

Isaiah Thomas, a junior journalism major, selected “Commitment” by Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna. Thomas is the host of “Rebel Rebound” on The Rebel-HD2 and values Lamar’s talent to tell stories through his lyrics and calls him the “best in the video game.”

“I close my eyes and I can feel the bass of the music,” Thomas stated. He likewise picked Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” for anybody travelling to school. (Write’s note: please exercise safe owning steps if choosing to start carpool karaoke to “Bohemian Rhapsody” or anything by Queen– simply stating).

Laurents Banuelos-Benite, a graduate student in journalism, selected New Found Splendor’s “My Buddies Over You,” from the album “Sticks and Stones.”

“It’s one of my favorite songs, preferred bands. It’s my go-to- album for a great deal of things,” Banuelos-Benite said. “It’s about sticking to individuals who came up with you, who have existed to support you.”

The student DJs also asked Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Dean Robert. R. Ulmer to choose a song. Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Roadway,” he said, “has to do with setting out on a new course in life and the chances, and the uncertainties that feature it.” In other words, it has to do with making your method as a Rebel.

Rebels on a Deadline

Just months after releasing, The Rebel Report news group struck a homerun with their protection of

the city’s sports and entertainment occasions. The program, developed and produced by trainees and professors at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Researches, received a 2017 Emmy Award from the Pacific Southwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & & Sciences. The program won for the category “Trainee Programs.”

UNLV journalism alum and professor Jon Castagnino introduced the weekly, 30-minute program in January 2016. The winning episode aired April 14, 2016, and consisted of trainee stories on athletic and home entertainment occasions around UNLV and in Las Vegas:

Students covered the grand opening of the T-Mobile Arena where Clark County commissioners handed the “Crystal Secret” to the Las Vegas Strip over to the band The Killers.
Justin Guzman reported on Major league weekend at Cashman Field, where he spoke with players for the New York Mets.
Natalia Lancellotti had access to the MGM Garden Arena to cover battle night in between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley.
Victoria Bass talked to UNLV football head coach Tony Sanchez.

It was all just a week’s worth of news coverage.

A Sports News City

Las Vegas is rapidly becoming a big league sports city where the intersection of service, athletics, entertainment, and politics all intersect, Castagnino stated. Having access to signature events and prime interviews is among the advantages students have of studying journalism at UNLV.

Cassie Soto co-anchored the winning episode as well as produced, wrote, and reported on the Las Vegas 51s, the Triple-A affiliate for the New York Mets.

Soto, 22, finished from the journalism school in Might and lined up a task at the Mountain West Network as a production assistant and host.

” This is the next best action since of how much I gained from the Rebel Report. This is the Rebel Report on steroids. It’s certainly a dream come true,” said Soto.

Soto’s resume includes her favorite Rebel Report assignment — going to Phoenix for the NFL owners’ meeting where she interviewed Raiders owner Mark Davis on the choice to move the football team to Las Vegas.

Learning All the Roles

Students in the Rebel Report class switch functions weekly. Each trainee gets a turn in anchoring, reporting, composing, producing, cam operation, developing social media strategy, and direction.

“I really enjoyed my experience,” Soto stated. “Jon, being from the market, taught us like coworkers and not students. He didn’t elude with anything. It really prepared me since I was available in dealing with specialists and not being unpleasant and it prepared me for the real life.”

Castagnino, a previous Fox 5 Vegas news anchor and press reporter, said he desires trainees to take on numerous functions so they know what it requires in a newsroom. The show is live-to-tape and there are no re-recordings or last-minute changes, unless breaking news happens.

He sets high standards but is aware that anything and whatever can go wrong in a newsroom or a student production. Being versatile and owning up to mistakes are lessons he imparts on students. That’s why the winning Emmy episode brings weight.

“We weren’t scrambling. It’s uncommon when that takes place. Everything came together perfectly. Cassie Soto and Nakia Berry were natural on air as co-anchors. The stories was available in without concerns. None of the interviewees backed out. No breaking news. It was a smooth production. Trainees throughout the show brought their A-game and fulfilled their deadlines,” Castagnino said.

And now with Emmy honors, Castagnino stated, the Rebel Report trainees”are able to add this to their resumes in an extremely competitive job market.”

View the Rebel Report on YouTube or follow the program on social networks for live broadcasts.

Rebels Research for a Cause

Even as a brand name brand-new sociology faculty member, Anna C. Smedley-López had a big vision.

In fall 2014, she approached her department chair, Robert Futrell, with a concept for a research-based service learning program. She wanted to take her Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Society class to Southern California and deal with a task about the intersection of food justice, immigration, race and place, and socioeconomic status.

Knowing that introducing such programs can be complicated, “he advised me to start local and smaller, however I do not do small for very long,” stated Smedley-López, assistant professor in residence. “I connected to the Office of Student Engagement and Variety, and they helped me begin a class job. It just grew from there.”

‘ Small’ Start

That’s how SLICES, or Service Learning Effort for Neighborhood Engagement in Sociology, was born, and Smedley-López added SLICES program organizer to her job title. The program sets UNLV undergrads with Las Vegas companies to attend to racial, ethnic, and immigration equity and education. However unloading such broad view issues cannot be carried out in a semester. So students work over several terms to increase their understanding of the community and develop their management, communications, team-building, and networking skills. Their work isn’t really mere class workout: they are affecting policy advancement and funding for social work.

Since 2015, SLICES students have actually used a range of research techniques to:

assist political asylees in the Immigrants Justice Effort
address prison pipeline issues among African-American ladies for the Las Vegas chapter of the National Union of 100 Black Women
support the Gold Butte National Monolith classification
recognize financial aid and other resources for undocu/DACAmented students through UNLV’s UndocuNetwork offer educational programs about the local Black Lives Matter movement
take a look at student belonging and success with
The Intersection, UNLV’s new academic multicultural resource center.
Not Your Everyday Trainee Job

The intent is for the research study to motivate action and affect social change. “Research should not live in the workplace,” Smedley-López said.

Community-mindedness is what sets SLICES’ research apart from standard service learning, she added. Community-based participatory action research study projects explicitly incorporate the community in identifying, designing, executing, and disseminating research study.

Futrell said SLICES fulfills the mentor, research study, and service objective of the university, in addition to a fourth pillar– community engagement.

” They’re making certain sociology is connected to the community– taking research study insights outside these walls and making a distinction in the methods we consider the world. Anna has done an incredible task,” he said.

Micajah Daniels, a junior public health major and sociology minor, and Eli Thompson, a sophomore sociology significant, led a team of students in gathering data about minority health coalition structure for the Nevada Minority Health and Equity Union. Their job took first place in the Business and Liberal Arts session of UNLV’s Workplace of Undergraduate Research study Seminar this year. The two likewise testified at the Nevada Legislature for repair of financing and workers for the Nevada Workplace of Minority Health.

Daniels’ research study also includes work with the 100 Black Ladies and The Intersection, for which she now serves as a board of advisers member.

Participating in SLICES permits her to be a modification agent, Daniels stated. “If we spread to the masses the research study and understanding that we have by educating and involving people and caring about their concerns and needs, we can then have a bigger discussion and take more educated action from there.”

Still Growing

In 2015, the program included peer facilitators (previous individuals who direct brand-new trainee research study groups), and a specific research component connected to class knowing objectives. This year, to provide non-sociology trainees a path into the program, SLICES registered as a UNLV student company and included a student board of advisers.

Along the method, the program has actually collected nearly a lots school and neighborhood partners, who frequently take research study findings and include them into future programming.

Harriet Barlow, executive director of The Crossway, has been a SLICES fan from the start. SLICES students worked as a focus group of sorts in the planning of services and programs for the center. A second group dealt with research study about how establishing a sense of belonging impacts scholastic performance and student retention.

” We have an agreement that no matter what, every term we will be customers of SLICES,” Barlow stated. “The research study and info we took a look at is and will continue to be very essential as we move forward– so essential that we will be developing a program from this group’s research study. I appreciate the opportunity for ongoing deal with SLICES.”

Looking Ahead

For her work with PIECES, Smedley-López won UNLV’s very first Office of Community Engagement Service-Learning Award this spring, and she’s a previous recipient of the Nevada Regents Service Award, which offers financing for 2 part-time program assistants.

She’s positive about the effect of the program. “The trainees give me a lot hope about the future of our society, especially in today’s political climate. They make me seem like we’re going to be so much better.”

Smedley-López anticipates continued partnership with the College of Liberal Arts to use more co-curricular programming and expert advancement opportunities. Discovering extra financing sources to sustain the program is also a concern.

“Exactly what SLICES is doing is really liberal arts-focused in general. We are producing specialists, and they are factors to social change,” she stated. “They have the knowledge and language to do the work.”

Rebels Will Be Wearing the White Hat

WannaCry ransomware. The e-mail hacks of the Democratic National Committee leaders. Yet another retail giant’s security vulnerability making headings. If getting a new debit card in the mail every few months need to teach you anything, it’s that the risks presented by cybersecurity lapses are legitimate, and far too typical.

With growing demand for cybersecurity professionals– from the biggest corporations in the world to small companies pestered by ransomware– UNLV is becoming one of the couple of universities in the country to use a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity.

UNLV is working to offer a minor in cybersecurity quickly followed by a full bachelor’s program in about 2 years. Computer technology teacher Yoohwan Kim is leading efforts to establish the major.

“All these companies are coming (to us) and they’re willing to provide all the support since they require cybersecurity individuals,” Kim stated. “Today there’s a huge need, however there’s no one to work for them.”

Computer science senior Kevin Roh currently has actually discovered the fast growing field can pay fast dividends for the security-conscious.

Roh was seeking to make a little extra money when he registered to own for Uber. But as he was signing up on its website, he discovered a vulnerability that revealed driver’s license numbers, Social Security numbers, and more for nearly 900 drivers. He reported it to Uber’s security team, and they rewarded him with a “bug bounty.”

Bug hunting is a lot more enjoyable than shuttling travelers to Circus Circus. Roh was hooked, and began bug-hunting for numerous other business, finding along the method that he had actually discovered his profession course.

“All these products we’re utilizing every single day?” Roh stated. “I discovered a vulnerability, but I do not desire a bad hacker to discover the very same vulnerability which reveals credit card info or personal info. So I go out there, discover them and report it. If I do, I’m making the web a more secure place for everyone else.”

Both the small and significant will be interdisciplinary undertakings in between the College of Engineering and the schools of Public law, Business, and Law. “We want an extensive program,” Kim said. “Standard cybersecurity was more computer system oriented. We’ll include the law school things and the management things, policy guideline risk analysis. We need them. Without support, this is not going to work.”

In February, the College of Engineering formed a job force to assess locations of need that would make future cybersecurity specialists valuable to regional businesses. The job force included agents from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NV Energy, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Southwest Gas, Change and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration to name a few.

Neighborhood involvement in shaping UNLV’s program has actually been essential, Kim stated, and he’s working with different companies to line up internship chances, guest speakers, and possibly part-time instructors Business also are stepping up to supply funding to students. Sands has contributed $6,000 to future efforts for trainees looking for vital certifications that are required to get jobs in cybersecurity.

Accreditations are a big part of the plan for the program, and this year, trainees can access a Computer technology Advisory Board scholarship that grants $250 towards the Qualified Ethical Hacker certificate, a test that costs $700 to take.

“UNLV became the test center, so we can provide students the test on website,” Kim stated. “Ultimately, through the B.S. program, students will acquire a number of accreditations by the time they finish. So with an internship and certifications, they will be a hot commodity.”

Right now, the College of Southern Nevada provides a partner’s in cybersecurity. The creative hack concealed inside that, though, is that the course requirements parallel those UNLV is establishing for its freshmen and sopohomore cybersecurity trainees. So, the associate’s trainees at CSN will be ideal on track to move into the UNLV’s bachelor’s program as soon as it’s taken into location– and, as a sister organization, all CSN partner’s graduates are ensured acceptance into UNLV’s program.

UNLV will likewise get a help from personal IT and cybersecurity training institute The Knowing Center, to help teach five to 10 courses in the curriculum, with a concentrate on the sort of accreditations that make graduates more appealing to possible employers.

Since cybersecurity is such a technology-driven field, remaining on top of existing patterns is a must. Kim waves a hand at a stack of books in his workplace, regreting that the two-year old texts are currently out of date. As an academic discipline, the quickly developing nature of the field positions the biggest challenge.

“Every year I need to search for brand-new sites, brand-new malware. Nevertheless, it will be out of date when they go out,” Kim stated. However, while the particular hazards are always altering, “we teach the basics. The fundamental innovations are still the very same. The payload, the share code. Simply a tiny bit has actually changed, however the framework is just the very same.”

The principles might be the same, but the degree will not be.

UNLV Rebels beat UNR, reclaim Fremont Cannon


After illuminating Idaho State for 80 points, the UNLV Rebels scored a 2nd straight victory, defeating bitter rival University of Nevada, Reno, on the road, 23-17.

Entering into Saturday’s Fight for the Fremont Cannon, UNR lead the all-time series 24-16. In 2014’s contest, the Wolf Pack defeated UNLV, 49-27, to reclaim the rivalry prize.

UNR (2-3) came off a roadway triumph against University of Buffalo. UNLV notched a “W” for the very first time in the season and for Coach Tony Sanchez’s profession recently after a record setting 80-8 win in your home recently against Idaho State.

The game on Saturday served as both groups’ conference opener.

Prior to Saturday, UNLV had only won when in the last 10 meetings with the Wolf Pack.

FOX5 is in Reno for the game. You can capture special highlights and a recap from Coach Sanchez on the Reb Zone Sports Show this Sunday at 11 p.m.

Copyright 2015 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Pressure is on as 0-3 Rebels expected to win for first time this season

UNLV didn’t have much pressure when it dipped into Northern Illinois, versus UCLA and at Michigan.

The Rebels weren’t expected to win any of those football games. They weren’t even expected making those challengers sweat much.

Now the pressure is on the Rebels. They need to win tonight.

If first-year UNLV coach Tony Sanchez is going to keep the momentum opting for the regional fan base– and perhaps even his own group– he and the Rebels can’t pay for to lose to Idaho State when the groups satisfy at 6 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium. The game will certainly be streamed at unlvrebels.com.

A loss to a Football Champion Community group for a program that is revealing indications of improving would be a significant setback for the 0-3 Rebels.

However a triumph over Idaho State (1-2) would be a significant progress, turning the prospective displayed in the very first 3 games into concrete outcomes. It likewise would be a boost needed heading into Mountain West Conference play, which begins next Saturday at UNR.

“We want to get some energy going,” Sanchez stated. “3 weeks in a row, we played challenging, however we’re walking away with absolutely nothing.

“We play a hard Bengal team that’s going to be ready to go, so we’ve got to be focused to head out there and defend a win. They’re not going to give it away, so we have to go out there and make it and hopefully take that momentum into conference.”

UNLV is only a 3 1/2-point favorite on the overseas line, and much of that most likely is because of the Rebels’ current struggles against FCS groups. They lost to Southern Utah in 2011 and Northern Arizona in 2012, and last season barely got away with a one-point success over Northern Colorado.

“It’s essential that we get this win,” UNLV defensive end Sonny Sanitoa said. “We haven’t had good games with FCS groups in the past, so this inspires us to type of have a little chip on our shoulder to head out on Saturday and get the ‘W.'”

Those other video games were played under previous UNLV coach Bobby Hauck. Sanchez has actually assured the arrival of a “new age.” To prove times have indeed changed, the Rebels have to take care of business versus Idaho State, which has actually lost 23 games in a row to Football Bowl Neighborhood groups.

UNLV is aiming to break its own nine-game losing streak going back to last period. It’s the country’s second-longest skid; New Mexico State has lost 13 in a row.

Nothing would assist the Rebels more than a quick start. They were aggressive in the season opener at Northern Illinois, building a 17-3 lead prior to eventually losing 38-30. UNLV played more conservatively in the following 2 games in an effort to manage the clock and keep the UCLA and Michigan offenses off the field.

Expect a dedication from UNLV to a well balanced attack with a healthier quarterback Blake Decker, who has been handling an injury near his groin, and a run video game that will better include freshman running backs Lexington Thomas and Xzaviar Campbell behind starter Keith Whitely.

The Rebels have the chance to find success on the ground because Idaho State permits 217.7 lawns per video game and 4.6 per rush.

“We have not thrown the ball well in the last number of weeks,” Sanchez said. “It’s been tough to hold up with our defenses. Our receivers have not gotten off the ball. I know they’re frustrated. We’re going to continue to run the football. We’re going to stay dedicated to that, but we have to make some plays in the death game to take some pressure off that run video game and generate some excitement and get our individuals going again.”

On defense, the Rebels will certainly aim to improve the effort from last Saturday’s journey to Michigan in which the Wolverines were held to 144 backyards and seven points in the 2nd half. Michigan had 377 backyards and 17 very first downs for the entire video game, period lows for UNLV’s defense.

That defense will have to stop a Bengals offense still searching for its method. First-year quarterback Michael Sanders has actually tossed for 624 backyards and seven goals however has received criticism due to the fact that the offense has scored 14 points in the previous two video games incorporated. Idaho State averaged 40.3 points per video game last period.

Sanders isn’t really helped that running back Xavier Finney is off to a sluggish start, having hurried for 186 lawns and a touchdown. He had 1,495 backyards and 14 TDs last season.

Idaho State hopes this is the game the Bengals return to vibrant offense from last season. UNLV cannot let that happen.

“I’m excited about this group,” Sanchez said. “I can’t inform you how much I appreciate how fast they’ve purchased in and how difficult they have actually worked and the important things they’ve altered and done better. I understand that as soon as they taste (success), they’re not going to want to let it go.

“I mean, it’s one hell of a sweet taste.”

Contact Mark Anderson at [email protected]!.?.! or 702-387-2914. Follow him on Twitter: @markanderson65.