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2013 Fall Rebel Preview Recruitment Event

Posted: September 17, 2013

In an effort to expand the academic offerings during the recruitment process, we invite academic colleges and departments to participate in the Fall Rebel Preview on Saturday, September 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m..   This event is one of two large-scale open house events hosted by the Office of Admissions each year. (The spring session will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014).  

The target population for this event is prospective high school junior and seniors, and prospective transfer students for upcoming terms (Spring 2014, Fall 2014, etc.), but many younger students and families attend.  Attendance in Fall 2012 was 700 people, 900 people in Spring 2013.  Attendance at the Fall  2013 event is expected to be over 1,000 people. In addition to a full day of presentations, special tours, and activities, five $1,000 scholarships provided by the UNLV Foundation, an iPad Mini provided by UNLV Academic Advising, application fee waivers, and more will be awarded in drawings at the end of the day.  
 
In the expansion of events to include deeper and wide academic involvement, there are several opportunities for academic colleges and departments to be a part of the fall semester version of "Rebel Preview".  Current students, student organizations, staff, and faculty from any academic unit are invited and welcome to participate in this event.  All university personnel or current students who participate in Rebel Preview will be provided lunch.  
 

Opportunities for participation include the following:

Academic College "Open House" (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

As a start to transitioning Rebel Preview from an Admissions Office open house to a campus-wide open house, the fall version of the event will include a mini "open house" at each academic college.  Each college advising center will set up at least one table in a designated space to have general college information and degree worksheets available for prospective students and their guests during the day.  At minimum, the Admissions Office will provide a staff member(s) to staff the open house area for each college.  Any department, faculty member, office, or student organization that would like to have a table with materials (staff or un-staffed) for their respective college is welcome to participate.  It would be wonderful to showcase something from each department within each college whether that be a poster, handouts, a running video, or any other type of display that students/faculty/student organizations may have and would like to share with prospective students and guests on campus. The Admissions Office will provide a table, chairs, and table cover (if needed).  
Individuals or groups wishing to have a table (staffed or unstaffed) should contact Barb Roberts at barb.roberts@unlv or x48007  by Monday, September 23rd.  If the table will not be staffed, materials can be delivered to the SSC-B Lobby to the attention of Barb Roberts by Thursday, September 26th and the Admissions Office staff will set up and tear down the table and materials.  
 

Academic College "Lecture" (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

For this portion of the program, the desire is to have at least one 1-hour (or two half-hour) classroom-style lecture(s) by a faculty member(s) for each academic college.  This portion of the program is an excellent opportunity for faculty members to showcase exciting research or projects happening in the college.  Lectures that engage the audience or involve an activity are especially appropriate for this event. The location of these presentations will be in the same building as the college open houses.  
 

Academic College "Team Presentation" (1 - 2 p.m.)

For this section of the program, the desire is to showcase undergraduate research and/or activities.  Because the audience for the Rebel Preview event is undergraduates, it is relevant to showcase and advertise opportunities that are available for undergraduate students (especially opportunities that may not be available at other institutions).  Specifically, during this time frame, the ideal presentations would be from current undergraduate students who may be working with a faculty member or graduate student on research, projects, outreach, etc.  Presentations from teams or student organizations who participate in competitions would be another example that would fit in this time slot.   
 
Valarie Burke will be following up to this message with a sign-up sheet for soliciting student and faculty participation.  She can be reached at valarie.burke@unlv.edu or x52614.  
 

Finally, the following is a list of 2013 - 2014 recruitment events for which faculty will be requested to participate:

  • National Merit, October 26 and October 27
  • Honors Evening, October 28
  • National Merit Prospect Black Tie Event, November 16
  • Scholar Recognition Dinners, TBD in December and February
  • Spring Orientation / Welcome Day, January 16, 2014
  • African American Scholar Recognition Night, TBD in February 2014
  • Hispanic Scholar Recognition Night, March 25, 2014
Thank you for your support.
 
Carl L. Reiber, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs