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January 01, 2013 Office of the Vice Provost

New issue of Outreach Insights is now available

The December 2012/ January 2013 issue of Outreach Insights is online and in your inbox. Outreach Insights is the bimonthly newsletter from the Division of Educational Outreach. Join our mailing list and never miss an issue.

January 01, 2013 Office of the Vice Provost, Continuing Education

Travel to the Ends of the Earth with UNLV

35 hearty travelers from Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan rendezvoused in Ushuaia, Argentina in early December to set out on a journey of a lifetime. Over ten days they explored the world’s southernmost waters and continent. For some, the trip checked the seventh and final continent off their travel wish-list. For others, it was an opportunity to see and photograph landscapes and wildlife they had only ever read about. For all, it was a chance to learn about this stunning but sometimes forbidding part of our planet.

January 01, 2013 Community2Campus

Breaking Tradition and Finding Success

The college journey of a “typical” UNLV Rebel is ever-evolving and more complex. The average age of UNLV students is creeping upward; 25% of undergraduates are 25 or older, and 48% of graduate students are 30 or older. Nearly one-third of UNLV students are enrolled part time. When you examine these statistics together, it is clear that many UNLV Rebels do not fit the stereotype of a traditional college student.

January 01, 2013 Continuing Education

UNLV Medical Assistant Program Graduates First Students

UNLV’s Medical Assistant Certificate program hit an important milestone in November with the graduation of its first students. These students have been working diligently toward this goal since they enrolled last spring.

The seven program graduates have good reason to feel optimistic about their careers. The demand for medical assistants is projected to grow rapidly in the coming decade. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) anticipates employment in this field will increase 31% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

January 01, 2013 Office of the Vice Provost, Continuing Education

KNPR's State of Nevada Features Continuing Education's Antarctic Cruise

KNPR's listeners were taken to the ends of the world this morning. The topic of discussion on State of Nevada was Antarctic Adventures with guests being Vice Provost for Educational Outreach Peg Rees, wildlfe photographer Sharon Schafer, and learning strategist Jackie Jaeger sharing their experiences on UNLV Continuing Education's recent antarctic cruise.http://www.knpr.org/son/archive/detail2.cfm?SegmentID=9664&ProgramID=2698

January 01, 2013 Office of the Vice Provost

UNLV School of Nursing and Office of Online Education Gain Top Ranking

The Office of Online Education and the UNLV School of Nursing have been recognized for creating one of the nation's top online graduate nursing programs. The Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked 18th out of 101 programs listed in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report of best online graduate degree programs. Click here to read more: http://news.unlv.edu/release/school-nursing-ranked-among-top-20-online-graduate-nursing-programs 

January 01, 2013 Office of the Vice Provost, Continuing Education

Outsmart the SAT. Ace the ACT.

Are you ready for the SAT and ACT?

The date is circled on the calendar. You’ve been prepping on your own for weeks—maybe months. There is nothing else you can do to get ready for the SAT or ACT.

Or is there?

Thanks to a new alliance between UNLV Continuing Education and Catalyst, a SAT/ACT test prep company, Las Vegas now has an affordable weekend test prep boot camp strategically scheduled the week before you take your college entrance exams.

December 12, 2012 Office of the Vice Provost, Continuing Education

Holiday Break Hours

12/17 to 1/5/13   
The Information Desk will be open from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday and closed on the weekends

12/25        
Closed for the Christmas Holiday

1/1/13        
Closed for the New Year's Holiday

1/7/13        
We will resume our regular Customer Service Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8am to 9pm, Friday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm.

December 12, 2012 Office of the Vice Provost

Memories of a Lifetime: Continuing Education's Antarctic Cruise Continues

Participants in the Antarctic cruise find the beginning of each day is like opening a new gift from Mother Nature. So far their days have run the gamut -- from a penguin breeding colony to rafts of penguins; from seeing dramatic icebergs to riding the waves created by rocking icebergs, from yoga on the beach to camping in the snow atop an island.

December 12, 2012 Office of the Vice Provost, Continuing Education, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Adventure Begins

More than 30 Continuing Education students and trip leaders Peg Rees and Sharon Schafer are on an 11-day active adventure to Antarctica. You will be able to join them as they are introduced to the Antarctic’s unique wildlife and landscapes, walk on ice, snow, and rock to visit penguins, and explore on-land cultural sites.

There are two ways to follow Explore Antarctica December 6 - 19, 2012

VISIT THE ANTARCTIC TRAVEL BLOG

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