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Home EconomicsBlast from the Past: Celebrating the Class of 1961's Golden Reunion

Author: Betty Glass

2011 marks the fiftieth anniversary for the University of Nevada, Reno's Class of 1961. The University will be welcoming several of these special alumni for their Golden Reunion celebration as part of the spring 2011 Commencement programming.


Strike SignThe Governor's Day Protest of 1970

Author: Dylan Whitendon

Governor’s Day was an annual event to honor the governor of Nevada, along with the Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from the University of Nevada Reno. In 1970, Governor’s Day had been scheduled to take place May 5, 1970, one day after the incident at Kent State University that left four students dead and nine wounded. That incident was a reaction to the news that the United States would be invading Cambodia as part of the war in Vietnam.


MackayHomecoming and Mackay Week

Author: Charles Hanselman

From the earliest years of the University of Nevada, there has been some sort of Homecoming event in the fall. However, the set of events which are most commonly associated with a Nevada Homecoming did not begin until 1920. The 1920 Homecoming was a one-day event. On that day, Homecoming activities consisted of the Nevada and Aggies football game, the Wolves Frolic, and the Homecoming Parade.


Van JohnsonThe University Campus of the Silver State on the Silver Screen

Author: Karalea Clough

A walk through the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) campus today might not generate any visions of a Hollywood movie set. Nonetheless, it was once a popular destination for motion picture production companies. During the 1940s-50s, the charming, traditional style of several campus buildings, including Lincoln, Morrill, and Stewart Halls, made UNR an ideal setting for filming several movies. With very little effort and expense, the campus could represent a college anywhere in the United States, making it a convenient backdrop for any regional collegiate picture.