WNC News & Notes: Faculty spotlight: Moschetti wants students to think about world around them

Attendees check out the silent auction at the 2016 Western Nevada College Foundation Reach for the Stars academic fundraiser at Jack C. Davis Observatory.

Attendees check out the silent auction at the 2016 Western Nevada College Foundation Reach for the Stars academic fundraiser at Jack C. Davis Observatory.

When Anthony Moschetti isn’t teaching science classes at Western Nevada College, there is a good chance you can find him volunteering in the community with his family, gardening or playing the guitar.

He has many interests but his passion is teaching.

Anthony Moschetti has been a science instructor at WNC since 2014 and recently became a full-time faculty member as a biology instructor.

WNC: What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Moschetti: I love working and interacting with a broad diversity of students and setting them on a course to achieve their goals. I find teaching others to be the most rewarding profession.

WNC: What do you hope to implement and accomplish in your classes at WNC?

Moschetti: I know the subject I teach (biology) can be difficult, but my hopes are to show students how useful and relevant biology is to their everyday lives and education. I want to teach students, not always what to think, but how to think about the biological world around them.

WNC: What do you like to do in your spare time?

Moschetti: I enjoy spending time with my wife and two girls, playing guitar and singing, writing music, volunteering, brewing beer and kombucha, gardening, swimming and hiking, to name a few things.

WNC: Are you involved in community service or other philanthropy?

Moschetti: I volunteer, and am in leadership, at my church coaching men’s community groups. Through my local church, my family and I participate in annual food and school supply drives, diaper drives, school cleanup and restoration, and a variety of other things. I am involved with the organizations Gospel for Asia, Bibles for China, Compassion International and Living Water International.

Moschetti has a Master of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biotechnology from UNR. In May at the 16th annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet, Moschetti was recognized by the Associated Students of Western Nevada as a Full-Time Faculty of the Year Award recipient.

Reach for the Stars Gala on Aug. 12

Celebrate Nevada’s fantastic night skies at the second annual Western Nevada College Reach for the Stars Gala on Aug. 12.

The academic fundraiser runs from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Jack C. Davis Observatory on the Carson City campus, 2699 Van Patten Ave.

At the optional black tie event, attendees will enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing under the stars to live music by Trippin King Snakes, stargazing through state-of-the-art telescopes, strolling along Jack C. Davis Planetary Walk, a chance to win unique, astronomical art from a silent auction and other surprises.

The evening will also be an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the coming total solar eclipse, possibly witness the Perseid Meteor Shower and become educated on other celestial events.

Tickets are $99 for individuals, $185 for couples, and $720 for a table of eight. Purchase tickets online at www.wnc.edu/foundation/reach-for-the-stars/.

Register Now for Fall Classes at WNC

No need to wait until the last minute; register for fall classes at WNC now. Continuing and returning students may register at my.wnc.edu.

Affordability, smaller class sizes, proximity to home, multiple campuses, flexible class schedules, accelerated offerings, a variety of online courses, industry certifications are some of the reasons students enroll at WNC.

The first step to attend WNC is to apply for admission. To learn more about enrolling go to www.wnc.edu/starthere/.

Fall semester begins Aug. 28.

Party Under the Stars on Saturday Nights

Don’t miss opportunities to learn and satisfy your curiosities about the solar system. Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College holds Star Parties on Saturday nights when lectures aren’t scheduled.

The Western Nevada Astronomical Society hosts Star Parties at this time to provide people with an interest in astronomy an opportunity to meet from dusk until approximately 10:30 p.m.

Campus Closed on Fourth of July

Western Nevada College will be closed on July 4 to observe Independence Day.

The college will resume normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on July 5.


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