LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – As part of UNLV’s “Rebel Recovery” efforts following last year’s shooting on campus, President. Dr. Keith Whitfield announced that he will host a mental health town hall for university students.

The event will run from 3:30-5 p.m. on Feb. 27. Whitfield said that this annual event will “give students the opportunity to ask questions, learn important coping and wellness skills, and connect with resources.”

Students interested in attending are asked to sign up online. Though the town hall is geared toward students, wellness staff will also offer mental health resources during a concurrent tabling event in the Student Union’s second-floor art gallery.

“All are welcome,” the President added. He also said it is “one of the many ways in which we’re centering mental health and wellness as part of the Rebel Recovery process to build a strong culture of compassion and understanding.”

The President’s release also provided the following additional campus operations updates:

  • The Faculty Senate has established a committee and has begun meeting to plan a permanent campus memorial in honor of the faculty members lost on Dec. 6. The group is also considering the possibility of a temporary memorial.
  • University Police Services (UPD), in coordination with local and federal law enforcement, is nearing completion of the investigation into the hate-filled email that was sent to some Black faculty shortly after the shooting in December. An update will be shared in the near future upon completion of the review.
  • Earlier this month, five new police officers were sworn in by UPD and will begin serving campuses soon. Five additional recruits have entered the academy and will join upon successful completion of their training.
  • Temporary repairs have been completed on the roughly 500 doors damaged on Dec. 6.

“We will continue to move forward collectively and remain UNLV strong,” Dr. Whitfield said in conclusion.


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