2013 Homecoming Week Schedule

Saturday, October 5

10a.m.-2p.m. Pre-Homecoming Carnival, State Employees Credit Union, 1201 Mills Avenue
Food, Cake Walk, Money Machine, Silent Auction, Face-Painting, Inflatable Jumper, etc.
Everyone welcome

October 10-18

Office Decorating Contest Begins
Decorate your office and compete for a grand prize
Judging will take place on Friday, winner announced during halftime on Saturday
To enter, contact the office of Campus Life at 454-3201/454-3590

Paint the Town Purple, community contest sponsored by Las Vegas First
Judging will take place on Friday, October 18, winner announced during halftime on Saturday

Donnelly Library Fundraiser
To enter, contact the office of Alumni Affairs 454-3248

Thursday, October 10

11a.m.-1p.m. Sashing Barbeque, Melody Park
For students, faculty, and staff only – free

Friday, October 11

11a.m. Painting of the H
Meet in front of the Student Center 10:45 to caravan to “H” site, dress comfortably

Preview of trailer of Highlands Historical Film with refreshments, Ilfeld Auditorium
For Faculty & Staff only

Saturday, October 12

7p.m. Politics as Unusual Variety Show featuring New Mexico elected officials
with Master of Ceremonies Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, Ilfeld Auditorium
$10 admission (plus money for voting)
Ilfeld Auditorium Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 16

10:00a.m. Time Capsule Ceremony, TBA

2:30p.m. Roadway to Perkins Stenciling
Meet in front of the Student Center

7:30p.m. NMHU AYI Reunion, events continuing through October 19
Best Western Montezuma Inn, 2020 N. Grand Avenue
By invitation only, contact Bob Amai at (505) 425-9089 for more information

Thursday, October 17

10-12 p.m. The Way We Were: Recollections of retired NMHU faculty members
Emeriti faculty invite you to meet with your favorite professors, Student Union Theater
Free and open to the public

2-4p.m. Voices of the Past: Alumni share their experiences
Sponsored by Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation and the Friends of the Museum, Student Union Theater
Free and open to the public

1p.m. Dedication of Don Gibson Athletic Hall of Honor, Stu Clark Gym
Free and open to the public

6p.m. H-Club Induction Banquet, Student Union Ballroom
$20 per person; to order tickets, call Ted Maestas (505)425-7325, David Luna (505)426-4055/425-8771

7p.m. Homecoming Pageant, Ilfeld Auditorium
General Admission-$3, Children under 10 with a parent – free, NMHU students, faculty, and staff with I.D.-free

7-10p.m. Chamber of Commerce Dance, Plaza Hotel
“Low Down Daddies” live band
$10/person, $15/couple….call (505)425-8631 for information

8:30p.m. Reception to honor H-Club Inductees, Members, and Families, Hillcrest Restaurant
By invitation only

Friday, October 18

Purple Pride Day
Show your support by wearing PURPLE

8:00a.m. President’s Homecoming Coffee
President’s Home, 1325 5th St., Las Vegas

9:00a.m. Don Gibson Golf Tournament, Gene Torres Golf Course
$125/person, $500/team….contact Mark Bentley for information (505)690-5858

10a.m. & 11a.m. Tours – MainStreet de Las Vegas Bus Tour, Plaza Hotel
Guided tour of completed and future restoration projects
MainStreet Donations/Memberships welcome

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pre-Tailgate Barbeque, Alta Vista Regional Hospital Employee parking lot
Free and open to the public; wear purple!

4 p.m. Reception to honor the gift of the permanent art collection of
contemporary New Mexico painters and printmakers given by Dr. Robert Bell, with the subsequent donation of art
from the collection of Eli Levin, and the print and study room of Drs. George and Sheryl Talbot
Kennedy Lounge
Free and open to the public

6p.m. Birthday Celebration
The evening starts at Ilfeld with a short film on the history of NMHU, followed by remarks from NMHU President Jim Fries
about the future of the university. Dr. Fries will be followed by the Alumni awards, presented by alumni director Jim Mandarino.
Then we’ll move over to the new Student Union Building for a progressive dinner, exploration of the new building, entertainment, and a few surprises!
$100/person….order online at highlandsbirthday.com or call the Foundation Office(505)454-3248

Saturday, October 19

8:30a.m. Gold & Silver Alumni Breakfast honoring graduate Class of 1963 & 1988, Student Union Ballroom
Hosted by Forrest & Dolores Harris, guest tickets $10/person, purchase tickets at the Alumni Office (505)454-3248

10a.m. Homecoming Parade
Plaza Park to Carnegie Park

3p.m. Tailgating Activities
Champ Tyrone Music Building parking lot – spaces are first come, first served…no tables or chairs provided

6p.m. Homecoming Game vs. Adams State
Royal Court announced at Halftime
Ticket Prices: Adults – $10, 12 and under – $5, Seniors – $5, NMHU Students, Faculty, and Staff with ID – Free
Tickets sold at the gate only

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