Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University will celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 4-10. This year's theme is "Spirit-Pride-Tradition-70 Years."
Activities will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, with the 14th Annual Songfest in the Campus Union Ballroom. ENMU students will showcase their acting, singing and dancing talents.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, students will be able to make their own music videos in the Campus Union Lobby.
The Department of Theatre will present "Blithe Spirit" at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre on Oct. 7-9. The play is directed by Dr. Anne Beck, assistant professor of theatre. For ticket information, call 505.562.2710.
The Homecoming Golf Experience will be held from 8 a.m.-noon and a separate group of participants will play between 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 at the Portales Country Club. The entry fee is $50 per player. For more information, call 505.562.2153.
A Campus Cookout and Pep Rally will be held that evening from 5-6:45 p.m. at the Dallan Sanders Memorial Plaza at the Campus Union Building. A bonfire will follow at Greyhound Arena.
From 6:30-10 p.m. there will be a Friday Night Alumni and Friends Social at The Roosevelt restaurant in Portales.
The Homecoming Parade will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday through downtown Portales. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. there will be a pre-game buffet in the Campus Union Dining Hall. Tickets are $8 at the door.
The Hall of Honors Homecoming Football Game against West Texas A&M University will be at 2 p.m. that day at Greyhound Stadium. Hall of Honors recipients are: Brenda (Worley) Gomez in basketball; Dr. Thurman Elder in the Support category; Conrad Hamilton, Furmin Haney and Wayne Calhoun in football; and Stacy (Tapper) Sparks in volleyball.
The Homecoming King and Queen and their court will also be announced at halftime of the game.
Immediately following the football game, there will be a Post-Game Alumni Social at The Roosevelt.
Other Homecoming activities include a reception by the Council of Professors Emeriti from 3-5 p.m. on Friday at the COPE Center at 1700 S. Ave. I in Portales; an "Aussie Tailgate Party" for business graduates at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday at Dr. Gerry Huybregts' home at 1331 W. 17th lane in Portales; and The Friends of Eastern Foundation 29th Annual Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday in the Campus Union Ballroom. The ENMU Board of Regents will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in the Administration Building.
Additional activities include a book sale in Golden Library, special reunions for the classes of 1954 and 1994, and a downtown merchants' window decorating contest, sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce.
Alumni registration will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Campus Union Lobby.
For more information, call Alumni Affairs at 505.562.2125, or e-mail email@example.com.