Continuing Education News
Sep/Oct 2014 Outreach Insights Now AvailableThe September/October 2014 enewsletter for the Division of Educational Outreach is now available online. Outreach Insights features new funding available to train new RNs, a list of new continuing education classes coming in Spring/Summer 2015, and information for upcoming presentations.
UNLV Continuing Education has nearly 100 courses available for you to explore this summer. A brochure is now available online detailing the professional development and personal enrichment courses being offered from May through July. It also includes new courses, such as Making the Transition from Manager to Leader, Refreshing Summertime Soups, and the California Philharmonic's Festival on the Green Series.
UNLV held its first Academic Achievement Gala on April 17 to honor the distinguished teaching and research of faculty members. Among the honorees was Heath Hiudt, sommelier and Continuing Education instructor, who received the Educational Outreach Faculty Excellence Award. Continuing Education Director Emmanuel (Meni) Sarris nominated Heath for the award, noting the UNLV Sommelier Academy would not exist today without the creativity and dedication of Heath as its designer and lead instructor.
Downtown Las Vegas is gaining ground as a great place to live, work, and play. In light of this trend, it made great sense for Continuing Education to expand its offerings by adding more classroom space close to all the action!
Mark Rivero’s ties to UNLV run deep. He earned his Ed.D. here. He completed a certificate in Human Resource Management here. He has served three years on UNLV’s Adult Learner Advisory Board. His daughter is a student here.
Dr. Rivero’s latest tie? He recently made a donation to support the first-ever scholarship to support veterans pursuing professional continuing education training. During a recent chat with Rivero, he provided insight into why he chose to direct his gift to veterans pursuing continuing education.
UNLV Continuing Education (CE) recently won a LERN award for their unit-wide restructuring of staff responsibilities last year. The restructuring cut staffing costs while simultaneously increasing revenue with new class offerings.
The Office of Continuing Education will be open 8am - 5pm on Nov. 27 and will be closed Nov. 28-Dec.1 in observance of Thanksgiving. The information desk will reopen Monday Dec. 3 for normal business hours.
The digital version of the January-July 2014 Continuing Education Catalog is now available. Visit http://continuingeducation.unlv.edu/catalog to get a preview of our upcoming classes or be the first to register for one of our most popular courses. You can also download the digital version to refer to later. The print version of the catalog will be mailed the week of Nov. 25.
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.
Continuing Education Director Meni Sarris discusses taking our professional development courses and programs beyond Las Vegas in this article in Nevada Business Magazine.