UNLV Marks 60th Anniversary Week with Campus Birthday Party, State of the University Address

UNLV turns 60 this fall– Sept. 10 to be specific– and a host of activities are planned throughout the term to highlight our university’s abundant history and its incredible change into a premier city research organization.

Next up is 60th Anniversary Week and the neighborhood is welcomed to participate in the student-led birthday event Sept. 12 (with cake) and pay attention to UNLV President Len Jessup’s vision for the future at his yearly State of the University Address Sept. 14.

For a complete list of 60th Anniversary events, check out unlv.edu/60

UNLV 60th Birthday Party

When: Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Pida Plaza, outside the Student Union

Sign up with the student-led Rebel Occasions Board for UNLV’s 60th Birthday Party. During the spirit rally portion of the occasion from 2 p.m. to 2:30, President Jessup and occasion organizers will share remarks and cut the 60th-themed red velvet birthday cake along with members of the UNLV band and pom group.

Arrive early for a piece of birthday cake, grab an image in the photo booth and take part in the afternoon celebration.

President Jessup’s State of the University Address

When: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, 2:30 pm. to 4 p.m.

Where: Judy Bayley Theatre, near Maryland Parkway and Home Grove Opportunity

Media: Interview chances with President Jessup will be available right away following the address.

UNLV President Len Jessup will provide his annual State of the University address to start the new scholastic year on campus and mark UNLV’s 60th anniversary event. Throughout his address, Jessup will highlight campus achievements, provide updates on essential initiatives and activities, and share his vision for the university’s future.

Len Jessup began his tenure as UNLV’s 10th president in January 2015. Since then, the university has actually settled a tactical strategy to sign up with the ranks of the nation’s leading tier public research universities through a commitment to research study, trainee achievement and neighborhood effect. In 2017 the university launched a brand-new UNLV School of Medication, commemorated a record year for fundraising, enhanced both research awards and expenditures, and enhanced its commitment to community engagement.

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