March 2016

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NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
UNLV Continuing Education works with personal trainers to help put their clients on the path to health and wellness. In a partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Continuing Education offers the NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certificate. Whether you are working with personal training clients or seeking knowledge to improve your own personal athletic performance, this course will provide essential information regarding energy balance, caloric needs, physical activity, metabolism, and food choices. 

Class starts April 5! Learn More.

Summer Term Gets Ready for Inspired UNLV Students  

Registration for Summer Term 2016 is now underway. Current UNLV students began registering March 14, while non-degree seeking students register starting April 4. Click here to view the 2016 Summer Term Schedule. 

There are three sessions over a 13-week period:

Session I: May 16 - June 3
Session II: June 6 - July 8
Session III: July 11 - August 12

Visit to learn more about 2016 Summer Term and the important dates and deadlines.
Help Available to Complete Your Educational Journey 
The path to college graduation is not always linear. If one of life's detours caused an interruption in your higher education journey, Community2Campus can help with degree completion. 
Community2Campus offers between 10-15 scholarships per year for returning and non-traditional students in pursuit of a graduate or undergraduate degree. Scholarships range from between $500 to $2500. 

To apply, you must submit an application along with a full, one-page, essay. Application deadline is 11:59 pm on the second Friday of April.

The Giving Nature of OLLI at UNLV    

OLLI at UNLV members are giving more of themselves this spring to benefit learning today and in the future. On March 10, OLLI participated in the Big Give, which brought Nevadans together for 24 hours of online giving to the charities of their choice. OLLI members, families, and friends gave about $800 to OLLI that day to enhance its program. 

 OLLI at UNLV members want to share the love of lifelong learning with some special elementary school students. Since each first grade student at Paradise Elementary School wanted to have their own book, Kitten's First Full Moon, OLLI members conducted a book drive and purchased 160 copies. Students received the books at a special ceremony on March 17 at the school. 

For more information on OLLI at UNLV, please call 702-774-OLLI (6554) or email 
Anniversary Planning Underway for Continuing Education & OLLI

2016 will be a year of milestones for the Division of Educational Outreach. Continuing Education will celebrate its 50th anniversary and OLLI at UNLV will mark its 25th anniversary. Plans are being developed to commemorate both anniversaries. Save-the-date information will be sent soon.
DEO Points of Pride
  • Jodi Gilliland, Continuing Education program coordinator, and Sue Ullrich, Continuing Education instructor, have been selected to present at the annual spring conference of the California Workforce Association on March 30, 2016 in San Diego. They will present "Gap Training for RNs" to showcase the nursing education collaboration between higher education and workforce development. Debra Collins, healthcare workforce program manager with Workforce Connection, will join them in the presentation. 
  • LaNelda Rolley, director of marketing & communications, has been elected to a one-year term as regional membership coordinator for the West Regional Council of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).
  • We welcome new staff members. Toniann DeSousa is the new travel programs assistant and Jamie Carter is the new student assistant in Continuing Education. Risa Federico is the new student worker with OLLI at UNLV.
Cannon Survey Center: Ready to Meet Your Survey Needs 

Are you interested in working with Cannon Survey Center (CSC)? CSC partners with business and academic researchers, and is happy to meet with clients to discuss projects large and small. Please contact Bridget Kelly, project coordinator, at 702-895-5731 or

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