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The University’s featured events for Monday, Nov. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 15


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The University of Nevada, Reno will be featuring the following events this week:
Give Back, Fight Hunger & Help Out – Month of November
ASUN Bookstore, Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno Campus
The Associated Students of the University of Nevada Bookstore has partnered with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Friends of Multiple Sclerosis to become a donation site to “Fight Hunger & Help Out.” During the month of November, campus and community members are asked to donate gently used clothing and nonperishable food items while they shop at the ASUN Bookstore. With thanks, for each item donated, the bookstore will offer 5 percent off a purchase, with a 10 percent maximum discount. Participating products include clothing, gifts and general books. Only one discount per transaction.
The Food Bank barrels are located on the first floor by the customer service counter and on the second floor by the textbooks.
For more information, vist www.asunbookstore.com, or call 775-784-6597.
Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Awards – Thursday, Nov. 12
6 – 8 p.m., Wells Fargo Auditorium, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
This year marks the 22nd annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Awards presented by Friends of the University Libraries. Hall of Fame honors will be awarded to H. Lee Barnes, a resident of southern Nevada whose fiction focuses largely on working-class characters of the west and southwest, many of whom are war veterans; and to The Sagebrush School, an entire group of Virginia City writers during the time of the Comstock Lode. Silver Pen awards will presented to Carson City resident Robert Leonard Reid, whose books reflect his passion for wilderness preservation, and southern Nevadan Charles Bock, author of New York Times Best Seller Beautiful Children. Silver Pens are given to emerging writers of great promise.
For ticket prices and more information, contact Noelle White, 775-682-6002, [email protected], or visit www.knowledgecenter.unr.edu. For interview requests, contact Claudene Wharton, 775-784-1169, [email protected].
“Prospectives 09,” Digital Arts Festival – Nov. 12 – 14
6 – 8 p.m., Festival Opening Reception, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
Prospectives.09 – International Digital Arts Festival (previously RIFNM) invites interdisciplinary graduate and doctorate students working in digital media to the University. The festival is a juried exhibition in the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, along with two days of performances, symposia, Internet art and full-dome projections at other venues. The festival showcases the work of 37 artists and performers from throughout the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Chile, Sweden and Portugal.  The event is free.
For interview and photography requests, contact the festival’s director, Joseph DeLappe, 775-784-6624, [email protected]. For a full schedule, visit www.unr.edu/art/prospectives09.
Youth Leadership Summit, Empowering the Seventh Generation – Friday, Nov. 13
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union
The Youth Leadership Summit welcomes area high-schoolers to campus to inform students about goal-setting and methods of attaining their future academic aspirations. The goal of the summit is to instill self-confidence in students and encourage them to pursue a college education. Students arrive at 9 a.m. and attend five sessions from 9:50 a.m. until 3:10 p.m.
For interview requests and more information, conact Kari Emm, 775-682-8998, [email protected].
International Education Week, Honors students discover the world – Friday, Nov. 13
3 – 4:30 p.m., Ansari Business Building, Room 110
Honors students will present, show and tell, and bring in food from the country they visited, including Germany, Spain, Costa Rica, Italy and China.
For more information or photography requests, contact Becky Amezquita, 775-784-1455, [email protected].
Book-signing for Reno Now and Then – Friday, Nov. 13
5 – 8 p.m., The Nevada Store, 3362 Lakeside Court
Authors Neal Cobb and Jerry Fenwick will be available to sign copies of their popular photography book. The University of Nevada Oral History Program is also offering 25 percent off on all books and videos in stock, with the exception of the newest publication, Reno Now and Then. Discounts will be avialable through Dec. 31.
For more details on the discount or the Oral History Program, contact Allison Tracy, 775-682-6467, [email protected].
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