grand opening festivities begin Aug. 26
renovated New Mexico Student Union Building (SUB) will celebrate
its grand opening Aug. 26 to Sept. 5 with a variety of activities
and festivities, said UNM Associate Vice President and SUB Director
Dr. Walter Miller.
UNM Student Union Building is open for business. Photo
by Laurie Mellas Ramirez.
felt it was extremely important to wait until students were
back on campus since the SUB is really their building,
Miller said. Its very important that the grand opening
takes place at a time when students can be a central part of
this celebration, he said.
opening ribbon cutting will take place Tuesday, Sept. 2, which
has been designated as SUB Fiesta Day, starting
at 12:15 p.m. Speakers include UNM President Louis Caldera;
Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Eliseo Torres; Graduate
and Professional Student Association (GPSA) President Aaron
Kugler; Associated Students of UNM (ASUNM) President Jennifer
Onuska; UNM student Regent Andrea Cook; and UNM Student Rosalyn
the Ribbon Cutting, SUB Fiesta Day will continue
with That One Guy, a one-man band performance scheduled
for 1 p.m. in the SUB atrium on the plaza level. At 7:30 p.m.
that evening, Rusty Z, the Hypno-Hipster, will present
a hypnosis party in SUB Ballroom C. Both events
festivities continue Wednesday, Sept. 3, designated as Student
Involvement Day. Current student organizations will be
in their offices to provide information on each of their respective
organizations, along with information on how students can get
involved and what the SUB does for them.
Freshman Convocation will also be Wednesday, noon, in the SUB
Grand Ballroom. That evening, the ASUNM Southwest Film Center
in the SUB will provide a free showing of Chicago
9 p.m. Another free showing of Chicago will be offered
Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m.
Sept. 4, is designated as SUB Showcase Day and will
include UNM Music Department performances.
Sept. 5 is Traditions Day and will include a live
lunchtime performance. There will also be several other live
lunchtime performances throughout the week.
the SUB grand opening events, there will be two concerts in
the SUB as part of UNMs traditional Welcome Back Days
Aug. 26, the band Vertical Horizon will perform
in the SUB Grand Ballroom at 8 p.m. On Thursday, Aug. 28, the
Orange County band, Something Corporate, will play
in the SUB Grand Ballroom at 8 p.m.
for each of the shows are $10 for UNM students and $15 for the