Flipside is a programming department that produces events and programs for the undergraduate student population. Naturally, to reach all undergraduate students, the scope of our programs is vast and unlimited. Our goal is to plan and host large-scale events and programs for multiple groups. Events hosted include concerts, a movie series, rail jams, philanthropic events, late night events, Welcome Weeks, and the list goes on.
The department consists of a director and a board of programmers. We are always looking for input, ideas and suggestions to improve on-campus events. Please visit our office in the ASUN Offices on the 3rd floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union or email the Director of Programming.
Traditions is a programming department that aims to promote University traditions on campus to new and existing students. By working with the Athletics Department, Blue Crew and the University of Nevada Alumni Association, the Traditions board raises involvement within the campus community. They do this through the promotion and planning of Homecoming Week, Beat UNLV Week and Mackay Week.
Painting the “N" takes place each Fall. Peavine Peak is the home to the large, unmistakable “N” of Nevada. An annual rite each fall occurs when Nevada students make the trek up the flanks of Peavine to add a coat of fresh white paint to the “N.”
Beat UNLV Week and the fight for Freemont cannon is an exciting time on campus. The Fremont Cannon is a replica of the gun that accompanied Captain John C. Fremont on his expedition through Oregon, Nevada and California in 1843-44. The mountain howitzer was constructed in 1970 as a gift of the Nevada Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corp. and is awarded each fall to the winner of the annual University of Nevada-UNLV football game. Each year after a Nevada victory, the cannon is painted blue and is housed in a special alcove in the Cashell Football Center, next to Mackay Stadium.
Homecoming, occurring each October, represents a rising tradition at the University of Nevada where current students, faculty and staff take part in myriad of activities including a bonfire, residence hall & greek competitions culminating in the homecoming parade & football game!
Mackay Week, taking place at the end of each spring semester for the past 90 years, is a celebration of one of the University's largest supporters - John Mackay and his family. The week is also intended to celebrate Nevada's history with the mining industry, which was once a major supplier of state funds.
Blue Crew, creates an exciting atmosphere at our home events that will give our Wolf Pack teams an advantage. You can visit http://www.nevadaasun.com/get-involved/bluecrew.html
The Department of Campus Unity is a programming board focused on diversity initiatives on campus and in the greater Reno community. The Unity Commission strives to break social stereotypes and is dedicated to promoting understanding, communication, and respect among all community members. We hope to unify various groups by showing that diversity is a necessary component of life to become familiar with and understand.
Director of Unity