UNR NEWS RELEASE
The University of Nevada, Reno is featuring the following events next week:
5th Annual Hindu Baccalaureate Service – Sunday, April 15
5 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C
Organized by Universal Society of Hinduism in collaboration with the Indian Student Organization, the service will bless graduating class in the traditional Hindu style, complete with applying tilak (religious mark) on the foreheads of graduates. Besides keynote address by a distinguished Hindu monk from California, it will also include blessing prayers by Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish and Native American religious leaders. Well known musician Jim Eaglesmith will chant a kirtan number in Sanskrit with audience following him in the chant.
For more information, contact Rajan Zed at [email protected].
Mackay Week – Sunday, April 15-Thursday, April 19
Mackay Week, taking place at the end of each spring semester since 1913, is a celebration of one of the University’s largest supporters – John Mackay and his family. The week also celebrates Nevada’s history with the mining industry. Organized by the ASUN, this tradition proves to be a very good ending to another good academic year.
Mackay Week Events:
Sunday, April 15, 10 a.m.
Students will meet at the Joe Crowley Student Union Gateway Plaza for the annual Paint the “N” event.
Monday, April 16, 8 p.m.
Teams will serenade Mackay to start the week off right when they gather for the Ode to Mackay event in the Student Union Ballroom A, Fourth Floor.
Wednesday, April 18, 11 a.m.
Students will “saddle up” for a wild ride at the Student Union Gateway Plaza for Nevada Roundup, complete with line dancing and good, old-fashioned root beer floats.
Thursday, April 19, 1 p.m.
Students will enjoy Picnic Day at the Jot Travis lawn with food, fun and watching the crowning of Ma and Pa Mackay.
For more information, go to http://www.nevadaasun.com/blog/press-media/mackayweek2012.html.
Earth Week 2012 – Tuesday, April 17- Friday, April 20
Educational programs and demonstrations during the University’s Earth Week will focus on sustainability efforts and examples of green campus and community resources, including a bicycle repair clinic, a dumpster dive and a water taste-test. Earth Week events will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gateway Plaza in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union each of the first three days, with a similarly themed film playing each of those days at 6 p.m. in the Student Union. Friday’s GREENevada Student Sustainability Summit is in the Davidson Mathematics and Sciences Center.
For a complete list of activities and demonstrations, go to http://www.unr.edu/union/about-the-student-union/earth2012. For more information or for interviews, contact Natalie Savidge at [email protected].
Everything is Global Summit – Wednesday, April 18
For more information and to register, go to www.nnic.org.
Opening Reception for Amerique Powell: Two Cats in Real Life, or Cattitude – Thursday, April 19
For more information, go to http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/events/recurring-amerique-powell.
Salsabration – Friday, April 20
Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno has an enrollment of 18,000 students and is ranked in the top tier of the nation’s best universities. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University has the system’s largest research program and is home to the state’s medical school. With outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties and with one of the nation’s largest study-abroad consortiums, the University extends across the state and around the world. For more information, visit www.unr.edu.