Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—EasternNew Mexico University kicks off Homecoming Week on Monday, Sept. 26,with a flurry of events. The theme this year is "Mardi Gras: EasternStyle." The theme was selected before Hurricane Katrina, and has beenturned into a tribute to the spirit of the people of New Orleans.
Homecomingstarts with Songfest at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Campus UnionBuilding. Different student organizations will compete for the covetedSongfest trophy by showcasing their singing, acting and dancingtalents. The Associated Students Activities Board will perform skitsbetween performances, with the highlight of the evening being theintroduction of the Homecoming King and Queen candidates.
OnFriday, Sept. 30, the Department of Athletics is hosting The GolfExperience at the Portales Country Club. The event will be split into amorning round from 8 a.m. to noon and an afternoon round from 1–5 p.m.Advance registration is required. For more information, call505.562.2153.
The Office of Alumni Affairswill hold Homecoming registration in the Campus Union Lobby for allfaculty, staff, alumni and friends on Friday from 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.Mardi Gras beads and Homecoming buttons will be handed out.
Alsoon Friday, the annual bonfire will take place at 7:15 p.m. at GreyhoundArena. The 2005 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced as well.
Before the bonfire, there will be a cookout at the Dallan Sanders Memorial Plaza in back of the Campus Union Building at 5 p.m.
Saturday,Oct. 1, at 8 a.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom, the 30th ENMUFoundation Breakfast honoring donors will take place. The breakfast isby invitation only. The Foundation and Alumni Association Awards willbe presented. Members from the class of '55, Greyhound Hall of Honorsinductees, and Distinguished Emeritus Faculty Awards recipients willalso be introduced.
The Homecoming Parade onWest First Street in Portales will begin at 10:30 a.m. A New OrleansBuffet will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Campus Union DiningHall. Tickets will be available at the door for $8.
The football game will feature Eastern's Greyhounds against the Rams of Angelo State University at 6 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium.There are many other Homecoming events. For more information, call Alumni Affairs at 505.562.2125.