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Division of Educational Outreach News

The Division of Educational Outreach at UNLV is committed to creating an environment that promotes quality instruction, professional development, stimulating research, and community engagement. 

Current Educational Outreach News

Business and Community | November 3, 2020

UNLV's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute helps older adults identify new interests while fostering a sense of belonging in the community.

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Business and Community | January 10, 2019

Training course will help participants become FAA-licensed drone pilots and place them at the forefront of Nevada’s booming UAS industry.

Shelly Wang the director of program development for Continuing Education poses in front of flowers.
People | November 26, 2018

Researching career trends and expanding educational opportunities beyond the traditional college experience are among her goals.

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People | July 3, 2018

As geologist Peg Rees heads to retirement, the 4,000 pounds of rocks she collected go to the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.

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Business and Community | March 24, 2017

UNLV program offers local seniors the learning opportunity of a lifetime — and the program is ready for another growth spurt.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV holds its annual open house
Campus News | November 18, 2015

Grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation supports UNLV program that offers courses to more than 1,500 retired and semi-retired Southern Nevadans each year.

Educational Outreach In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
September 14, 2018

LAS VEGAS - Ever since Nevada legalized marijuana, the industry has continued to show that it expands every single day.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 18, 2016

Recently, Jessica Kennedy was sitting in a quaint little cafe during a trip near the Pacific Coast when she spotted a woman about to do her online banking on a personal computer by using the restaurant’s public Wi-Fi.

July 23, 2015

Woodworking. Horticulture. Personal fitness training. Hollywood musicals. Cartooning. What do all of these have in common?
Several universities and colleges in Las Vegas offer more than 1000 non-credit or certificate courses every year from which to choose. If you live to learn, I bet at least one of these schools has a course that will interest you.

July 10, 2014
Las Vegas Review Journal
July 10, 2014

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, known as The Center, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate a new partnership with the city of Las Vegas and UNLV.

January 18, 2014

Recent Educational Outreach Accomplishments

August 13, 2019
Robert Levrant and Toniann DeSousa (both Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) presented "Enhancing the Volunteer Experience to Meet Programmatic Outcomes" at the 2019 Southern Regional Conference on Learning in Retirement in Wilmington, North Carolina.
November 28, 2017
Patricia Suske (Summer Term) attended the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS) conference in Pittsburgh in November. She is the western regional vice president for NAASS and co-chair of the Quality and Research Committee. During the conference she presented on the joint statistical survey produced by the association that surveys...
October 5, 2017
Patricia "Trish" Suske (Summer Term ) was sworn in as president of the Western Association of Summer Session Administrators (WASSA) at the 71st annual Conference that took place in Golden, Colorado, in September. She was also this year's recipient of the association's Distinguished Service Award for her many years of dedication and leadership.
November 22, 2016
LaNelda Rolley, Russ Harrison, Jim Palmquist, Amy Tartaglia Johns, April Reckling (all Educational Outreach), and Nancy Cleveland (Reprographics/Design Services) won the 2016 Silver Award for Excellence in Marketing from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association for the mixed media campaign 'Proud Past. Future Focused. 50...
November 21, 2016
Patricia Suske (Summer Term) has been elected president-elect of the Western Association of Summer Session Administrators (WASSA). She also is a member of the organization's  Communications, Membership, and Research Committee. Additionally, she has been voted in as western regional vice president of the North American Association of Summer...
March 31, 2016
Jodi Gilliland and Sue Ullrich (both Continuing Education) presented at the annual spring conference of the California Workforce Association this month in San Diego. They presented "Gap Training for RNs" to showcase the nursing education collaboration between higher education and workforce development. Debra Collins of Workforce Connection, joined...