PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University’s 2007 "Homecoming at the Forum" will be on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5–6.
The Greyhound football team will take on the Angelo State University Rams at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Before the game at 10:30 a.m., the Homecoming Parade will travel down West First Street beginning at East First and Abilene in Portales, and move toward ENMU’s campus. Friday night at 8 p.m. the annual bonfire and pep rally will occur at Greyhound Arena, where the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced.
Other events on Friday include the ENMU four-person golf scramble; there is a $50 entry fee per person. Contact the Portales Country Club Pro Shop at 505.356.8943 or ENMU Athletics at 505.562.2153 for more information.
In addition, on Friday the Board of Regents will meet in the Regents’ Room of the Administration Building at 9:30 a.m., and the Council of Professors Emeriti will host a reception at their building on campus from 3–5 p.m. for emeritus and former faculty members, current faculty members, alumni and friends.
From 5–6:45 p.m. there will be a student picnic and pre-pep rally gathering at the Dallan Sanders Memorial Plaza at the Campus Union Building. Everyone is welcome. From 6–8 p.m. alumni and friends are invited to the Casa del Sol, across from the university tennis courts, for a casual cookout; special guests at the event include the Hall of Honors inductees and the undefeated 1957 football team. The bonfire begins at 8 p.m.
Saturday’s events begin at 8 a.m. with the ENMU Foundation Breakfast in the Campus Union Ballroom. The breakfast is $10 a person, and seating is limited. After the parade, which begins at 10:30 a.m., Sodexho will host a Roman feast in the Campus Union Building dining hall from 11:30 a.m. –1:15 p.m. Tickets are $8.
ENMU Student Government will host a tailgate party at Greyhound Stadium from 12–2 p.m. Everyone is invited. At the same time, there will also be a hospitality tent for alumni and faculty, provided by the ENMU Alumni Association and ENMU Foundation.
For more information, call Alumni Affairs at 505.562.2125.