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.
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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=26…

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Summer Term 2013 is Just Around the Corner

Summer Term 2013 is just around the corner.  Three sessions will be offered with the dates as follow: Summer Term 1: May 20 to June 7, Summer Term 2: June 10 to July 12, and Summer Term 3: July 15 to August 16. More information regarding the schedule, registration, and fees can be found at the Summer Term website, summerterm.unlv.edu.

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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
http://exploreantarctica.blogspot.com/
LISTEN TO KNPR’S STATE OF NEVADA
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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.
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PLI Collaborates on a New International Initiative

The Public Lands Institute is partnering with the National Park Service on a new initiative, the International Protected Area Exchange (IPAX). Recognizing the value in protecting our global natural areas, IPAX will utilize UNLV’s research and education expertise to address the need for additional educational resources to benefit protected areas around the world. The initiative began with a visioning session on Nov. 14 at UNLV.
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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.
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New Boot Camps to Outsmart the SAT and ACT

UNLV Continuing Education has joined with Catalyst to offer SAT and ACT boot camps. The momentum-boosting weekend seminars will arm students with go-to strategies for every question they will face on the day of the test. Students will learn to spot hidden clues that instantly reveal the main idea in long reading passages. They will also find out how to avoid the four sneakiest ways SAT and ACT grammar questions try to trick students. In addition, students will be able to compose a perfect-score essay, no matter what question the SAT asks.
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Perfect gifts don't always come in a box

Give the gift of learning with UNLV Continuing Education
 
Stumped over what to give a loved one? Think outside the paper-wrapped box with UNLV Continuing Education. The Spring 2013 Continuing Education Catalog is now available, and it is full of courses perfect for giving and sharing.
For a parent, friend, spouse, or partner, sign up for a course where you can enjoy quality time together. Chef Les Kincaid will lead a wide variety of cooking and wine appreciation courses. Other classes perfect for sharing quality time together include social dance.
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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.Read More