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“Battle Born” Welcome Week, Aug. 26 – Sept. 1


block_n-3521886-1012404From Aug. 26 through Sept. 1, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) will offer a week of events to welcome students to campus and encourage on-campus involvement at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Battle Born Welcome Week, an annual week-long event series at the University, is cohosted by two of ASUN’s departments of programming, Flipside Productions and the Department of Traditions. ASUN President Ziad Rashdan believes the week will help acclimate students to campus to make their first year easier.
“Welcome Week is a student’s first real contact with campus,” Rashdan said. “We want this week to bolster campus pride to make students excited about being here.”
Welcome Week activities are open to all students, faculty and staff. For event details , go to www.unr.edu/welcome. For more information about ASUN, go to www.asun.unr.edu.
Monday, Aug. 26
Kick Back with the Pack Barbecue
11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union front lawn
Student will enjoy a large barbecue with music, free food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
Reenactment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington
11 a.m.- noon, Davidson Math and Science Center entrance
Students may join the sisters of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, inc. as they reenact the historic March on Washington to celebrate its 50-year anniversary. The event will include discussions regarding race in society throughout history and today.
Wolf It Down Pancake Feed
11:30 p.m.-2 a.m., The Quad
During this traditional welcome event, students will enjoy a late-night pancake extravaganza and live music while mingling with fellow students. Students can catch a ride from the Campus Escort Service from the residence halls to the Quad.
Thursday, Aug. 29
Slip ‘N Slide with Flipside
4-8 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center lawn
Students will beat the heat by participating in a large Slip ‘N Slide that will span the length of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center lawn. Free food and refreshments will be available.
Great Gatsby Showing
9 p.m.- midnight, Joe Crowley Student Union front lawn
The 2013 film “the Great Gatsby” will be projected onto a large screen on the front lawn where students may enjoy free popcorn and refreshments.
Friday, Aug. 30
Friday Festival Club Fair
4-7 p.m., The Quad
The Friday Festival will provide free food, games and activities while representatives from dozens of student clubs and organizations may recruit students to join and pursue extra-curricular activities.
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