Posted February 26, 2013 at 04:00 AM by Amy Koeckes
100th Anniversary of the celebration of Mackay Day/Week. See list of events below
Who is John Mackay?
John W. Mackay I (1831-1902) was an Irish-born American who came to California in 1851 to work in the mines during the gold rush. After unsuccessful adventure in California, he moved to Virginia City in 1860, where he quickly made his way to become a superintendent and a partner in the Kentucky Mine. In 1873 Mackay discovered his "mountain of silver", the Big Bonanza which produced over $400 million in ore in just four years.
The family of John Mackay, played a key role in helping the campus grow. In June 1908 Mackay’s widow and son Clarence gave the University of Nevada a gift, the Mackay School of Mines as a memorial to Mackay.
From 1907 to 1936, Mackay's heirs also gave the University a football field-sized quadrangle, an athletic field, land acquisitions and the Mackay Science Hall. A statue of Mackay, created by Gutzon Borglum has stood by the Quad since 1908. Originally planned to be in Carson City, it was placed in front of De La Mar library after it was rejected by Legislature.
Posted October 5, 2012 at 05:00 AM by Amy Koeckes
The Fremont Cannon - college football's largest and most expensive "trophy" - is now over 30 years old and is the prize sought after when two in-state rivals, The University of Nevada and UNLV, meet each...
Tags: Beat UNLV Week
Posted September 19, 2012 at 08:00 AM by Amy Koeckes
Join Alphie and Wolfie as they defend Mackay Stadium Oct 1st- 7th for Homecoming 2012. This week long Super Hero themed celebration will include fun and exciting events to show off your pack spirit, including the Annual Bonfire, Parade and the exciting football game against Wyoming State.
Tags: homecoming 2012
Posted September 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM by Amy Koeckes
Events & Game- Day Tips for Nevada Fans
10/2- 11pm: CAMP OUT - 3rd floor of the Joe. Get in line to get your Nevada vs UNLV game tickets. 2,000 tickets go to those in line starting at 8 am on Monday (10.3) morning. Don't forget your student ID!
10/3- 11AM: Roast the Rebels & Lunch - Jot Travis Lawn, donate red clothing...