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The University’s featured events for Saturday, April 20 – Friday, April 26


block_n-8586542-9907043Panhellenic Philanthropy – Saturday, April 20
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jot Travis Building, Room 100
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Panhellenic Council will be participating in a hands-on service event. Members from Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Kappa will be making crafts for children in the Children’s Miracle Network at Renown Regional Medical Center.
For more information, contact Kristen VanCitters at [email protected].
Holi Festival – Saturday, April 20
11 a.m., Manzanita Bowl
The Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno (ASUN) is celebrating the traditional Indian holiday Festival of Colors with free, catered Indian food, henna tattoo booths and a tie-dye booth.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 775-784-6589.
Shout Out to the Soldiers – Monday, April 22
8-11 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms
Male contestants representing different campus organizations compete in a fashion show sponsored by ASUN. Admission is $5 or a donation to the troops and winner of the show gets $300 to be used toward textbooks. All proceeds benefit soldiers.
For more information, call 775-784-6589.
Traffic and Safety Forum – Wednesday, April 24
Noon-1 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom A
The University of Nevada, Reno hosts a Traffic and Safety Forum for University students, the campus community and the community at-large. This is the second annual forum on campus that allows for discussion of laws, problem areas and what local agencies are doing to promote safety on the University campus and its surrounding community. Concerns, suggestions and input are encouraged. In addition to University Police Services and a number of University departments, other agencies involved with the forum are the Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, Regional Transportation Commission, Reno Police Department, students from the Davidson Academy, Campus Cycling Coalition and others. Wendy Damonte, KTVN Channel 2 news anchor, will moderate the forum.
For more information, contact Police Services at 775-784-4013 or at [email protected].
51st Annual Reno Jazz Festival – Thursday, April 25-Saturday, April 27
Since its first year in 1962, the Reno Jazz Festival has endeavored to bring to Reno both talented students and renowned professional artists. The festival has consistently attracted some of the best school bands in the nation and presents some of the top names in jazz. As usual, it will also be presenting many workshops with some of the finest clinicians and performers in the country.
For event locations and more information, contact the School of the Arts at 775-784-4278 or at [email protected].
TEDxReno Simulcast – Friday, April 26
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism, Room 101
Four Reno locations will host free simulcasts of the local, independently organized Technology, Entertainment, Design (TEDx) talk. TEDxReno, only the second TEDx event organized in northern Nevada to “spread infectious ideas,” soldout of tickets to its official event at the Nevada Museum of Art after the second day of sales. Just three months after TEDx made its northern Nevada debut, TEDxUniversityofNevada, at the University of Nevada, Reno, this second TEDx event gives the local community yet another opportunity to engage with a slew of rousing speakers, all focused around the theme of the “Biggest Little Citizen.”
The University’s College of Business sponsors one of the livestream simulcasts of TEDxReno’s sessions in the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism. Those interested in attending any of the other simulcasts can visit TedxReno.com/live for more information and to RSVP.
For a list of speakers, agenda and more information, go to www.TEDxReno.com.
JMAX Productions presents Whitney Myer – Friday, April 26
8 p.m., Grand Sierra Resort, Grand Theatre, 2500 E. Second St., Reno
Local musician and 2009 University of Nevada, Reno alumna Whitney Myer is releasing her first solo album with a concert presented by JMAX Productions. Joining her on stage will be some of Reno’s most talented performers including Tim Snider, Cliff Porter and Gia Torasco, with opening performances by five-piece jazz rock band Rigorous Proof and producer DJ PRSN. Myer has spent the last year writing and recording her album, “Articles of Luminous Nature,” following her appearance on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” where she accomplished the  rare feat of impressing all four judges.
For more information, go to http://whitneymyer.bandcamp.com/.
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