Office of the Vice Provost News
The August/September 2013 issue of Outreach Insights is available. Read about the lifelong learning activities and opportunities at UNLV's Division of Educational Outreach.
Community2Campus kicked off the fall semester with a luncheon honoring its 2013-2014 re-entry scholarship winners. On Sept. 5, the winners noshed and mingled with scholarship donors, representatives from the scholarship selection committee, and university representatives. The lunch was an opportunity to express thanks, share stories, and connect with other scholarship winners.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, the UNLV Public Lands Institute will give away free stainless steel water bottles to the first 20 people attending the University Forum Lecture: Chasing Butterflies. The presentation will take place 7:30-8:30pm on Sep. 25 in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum.
"Chasing Butterflies: Endemic Butterflies of the Spring Mountain Range" is the topic of a talk by Daniel Thompson, professor in the UNLV School of Life Sciences, and Paula Garrett, research scientist with the UNLV Public Lands Institute, a unit of the Division of Educational Outreach. The presentation is part of the College of Liberal Arts University Forum Lecture Series and will take place 7:30-8:30pm on Sep. 25 in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum on the UNLV Main Campus.
Mrs. Salena Aragon’s class of 22 second grade junior Runnin’ Rebels at H.T. Jaramillo Community School in Belen, NM knows as much about UNLV as many incoming freshmen. They’ve learned the fight song, follow Rebel athletics, and can pinpoint Las Vegas on a map. Past students have even made a point of visiting the campus during a vacation.
PLI summer beach hosts Efren Gomez and Suheir Nasereddin gained some useful insights into the challenges of volunteer beach cleanup events at Lake Mead National Recreation Area over the summer. Starting in May, Efren and Suheir worked as bilingual event coordinators facilitating beach cleanup events and informational outreach sessions. One of their key assignments for the summer was to quantify and qualify the effects of speaking Spanish with respect to visitors' participation.
Continuing Education Director Meni Sarris discusses taking our professional development courses and programs beyond Las Vegas in this article in Nevada Business Magazine.
The June/July 2013 issue of Outreach Insights is available. Read about the learning activities and opportunities at UNLV's Division of Educational Outreach.
Volunteers from OLLI at UNLV represented their program as well as the National Network at AARP’s Life@50+ conference, which was held May 30-June 1 in Las Vegas. The conference drew more than 8,000 participants from New York and Virginia, down to Texas and New Orleans, and throughout California.
The UNLV Public Lands Institute hosted an International Protected Area Exchange (IPAX) symposium June 18, 2013, with approximately 35 people attending the event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Click the link below to read the full article.