March/April 2015

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Makes Plans for a Summer of Learning
UNLV Continuing Education has an exciting list of more than 150 courses this summer, including many new offerings -- fitness nutrition, TV production, video editing, cartooning, pottery, indoor rock climbing, and the Downtown Las Vegas Food Tour. You may also want to consider taking one of our more popular courses in writing, arts & crafts, and music. But if learning woodworking is of interest, we encourage you to register now since these courses taught by Jamie Yocono tend to fill up fast. After watching this video, you will understand why!

Meet Your Instructor: Jamie Yocono - Woodworking
Meet Your Instructor: Jamie Yocono - Woodworking

Explore and enjoy a summer of educational and enrichment opportunities at UNLV. Full course descriptions and registration are available online at You may also call 702-895-394 or email

UNLV Summer Term Encourages Students to be Inspired by Summer     
Registration for the first session of the 2015 UNLV Summer Term is now complete. More students are enrolling in summer courses because they can expect a flexible, dynamic, student-focused educational experience. Courses during Summer Term can run any length, with typical "dynamic" sessions spanning the entire thirteen weeks, ten weeks, or eight weeks.


This year Session I runs May 18-June 5 (3 weeks); Session II is June 8-July 10 (5 weeks); Session III is July 13-Aug. 14 (5 weeks). 


View the 2015 Summer Term Schedule here.



Cannon Survey Center Gives Student Workers Real-Life Experience                                 

In an effort to bring Nevadans more options for electricity, NV Energy and the Department of Energy jointly sponsored a trial program for single-family residential customers called Choose When You Use. NV Energy enrolled volunteer households and then supplied them with new time-varying rates, programmable thermostats, and digital energy education. According to NV Energy, approximately 5,000 customers in southern and northern Nevada are taking part in this two-year trial program.


Two years ago, UNLV's Cannon Survey Center (CSC) surveyed participants before the trial program kicked off. Now, CSC is collecting data to determine which program elements best helped participants make energy smart decisions. To meet the demands of the project, CSC recently hired 14 new staff members, ten of whom are UNLV students.


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Summer Classes Taking Shape for OLLI at UNLV    

Mature minds continue to bloom at UNLV. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV is the epicenter for lifelong learning in the Las Vegas Valley, offering an array of learning activities each semester. The OLLI at UNLV summer session will run May 18 through July 24.


The catalog listing the summer offerings will be available on or around April 25. Visit here to request a catalog. The membership fee for the summer is $40 and allows unlimited access to all courses. 


For more information, please call 702-774-OLLI or visit

In Memorium: Rosemary West 


We were deeply saddened by the loss of Mrs. Rosemary West on November 19, 2014. 

For more than ten years, West was a well-respected and highly sought after Continuing Education instructor. She taught various courses within the Nonprofit Management Certificate program and, more recently, for the inaugural cohort of the Grant Academy Certificate program. 

Her knowledge, experience, and dedication in this field were evidenced by her achievements in just the 
past 10 years: she was responsible for bringing more than $102 million dollars to Nevada to support internships, scholarships, outreach, assessment, endowments, equipment, and capital for educational and academic medical support and expansion. 


Within Continuing Education, she will be remembered for her passionate approach to teaching, her ability to connect with students on a deep level, and her infectious and energetic desire to build a better community for all. West was an integral part of our Continuing Education team and will be greatly missed. 

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