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Will you accept the challenge?

Will you accept the challenge?

The 2012 Polar Plunge® registration websites are live and people are already getting in the mix for this fun and crazy event.  Check it out at iPolarPlungeNV.com and learn about you can qualify to win an iPad2 while you're at it.

Join us on February 18 in Las Vegas when we brave the chilly waters in support of a great cause! The exact location of the plunge has not yet been announced.

The Polar Plunge® is a national event for Special Olympics programs.  We challenge the Las Vegas desert-dwellers to help us prove that it can get pretty frigid here too.

Gather up your most adventurous pals.  Decide on your team theme and set your sights on the BEST COSTUME award.  Register online, collect pledges and earn some very cool prizes (like a chance to win an iPad2.)  Remember there is only one rule: NO WETSUITS ALLOWED!

Deadline Approaching for UNLV Fall Semester

Deadline Approaching for UNLV Fall Semester

Time is running short for undergraduate students looking to attend classes at UNLV this fall.

UNLV has announced an Aug. 1 application deadline for undergraduates interested in attending the school for the fall 2011 semester. The deadline for tuition and fee payments for both incoming and current students will remain Aug. 26 for in-person payment or Aug. 28 for online payment. 

The university says the change will better align limited campus faculty and support resources to ensure admitted and enrolled students gain access to the classes they need to graduate. 

UNLV Admissions Deadlines for Fall 2011: 

Paradise Elementary Teacher Wins Presidential Science Award

Paradise Elementary Teacher Wins Presidential Science Award

 

Nevada Senator Harry Reid met Thursday in his Washington, D.C. office  with the 2010 Nevada winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Janda Lannigan-Piekarz, a math teacher at Duncan Elementary School in Reno, and Arlene Hayman, a second grade science teacher at Paradise Elementary School in Las Vegas were joined by their families as they met with Reid in his office. 

"Janda and Arlene are the type of teachers Nevada needs to ensure students are receiving the best education possible," Reid said. "I congratulate them on winning this prestigious award and representing Nevada so well."

"Senator Reid's support for education is critical to our students’ success," Hayman said. "I thank Senator Reid for his advocacy on behalf of the issues affecting Nevada students and schools."

Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

If you're looking to see your favorite student walk the graduation stage, turn to Cox Cable channel 96 or head to its website.

Cox Communications, in partnership with the Clark County School District, Orleans Arena and Thomas & Mack Center, will broadcast local high school graduation ceremonies from Monday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 29. The Cox 96 broadcasts will also be available via streaming video at www.Cox96.net and follow the broadcast schedule.

The majority of graduation ceremonies originating from the Orleans Arena (OR) will be broadcast live while ceremonies originating from the Thomas & Mack Center (TMC) will be tape delayed. The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 13

Students from St. Viator Catholic School Go to Washington

Students from St. Viator Catholic School Go to Washington

More than 60 students from St. Viator Catholic School meet with Sen. Harry Reid, D-NV today in Washington, DC.

The students and their chaperones were there to learn about the nation's capitol and how government works. 

“I was pleased to welcome these impressive young Nevadans to discuss the history of the United States government and our nation’s capital,” Reid said. “Visits to Washington, DC are a tremendous learning experience that bring what’s taught in the classroom to life. I encourage all Nevada students to become as engaged in government and their communities as the students from St. Viator Catholic School are.”

 

Spring Graduates Walk Saturday at UNLV

Spring Graduates Walk Saturday at UNLV

As many as 3,000 students will walk Saturday in Spring Commencement Ceremonies at UNLV.

This spring’s graduates range in age from 19 to 78, and span undergraduate through professional degree programs.

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in partnership with Coca-Cola awarded laptop computers to the 40 winners of an essay contest that asked local high school seniors to write a 500-word essay on how they can reduce their carbon footprint by using the services offered by the RTC.

"The level of participation was remarkable. We received hundreds of essays from students on how they use our growing transit system, bicycling amenities and other environmentally friendly services to reduce our carbon footprint," RTC General Manager Jacob Snow said.

The essay contest was open to all high school seniors graduating in 2011. Each essay was judged equally on its content and the quality of the writing.