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Current Issue: September 22, 2003
Volume 39, Number 5

'Carnival on the Rio' jazzes Homecoming
Office decorating contest among 40 events planned

Celebrate “Carnival on the Rio” during UNM’s 78th annual Homecoming Sept. 26-Oct. 4. Nearly 40 events lead up to the football game Saturday, Oct. 4, at University Stadium when UNM takes on Utah State at 6 p.m.

Festivities get underway Friday, Sept. 26 when UNM students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to clean up the campus during Fall Frenzy.

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, departments across campus will decorate lobbies and offices as part of the Campus Decorating Contest. Judging begins at 2 p.m. For details, call Eleanor Sanchez, 277-1813.

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, students can vote for Homecoming royalty in the SUB from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The Lobo Howl,” a longtime Homecoming tradition, along with other games all part of the Cherry/Silver Spirit Cup competition, is set for Thursday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. The induction of the Class of 1953 into the Heritage Club will be the highlight of the Heritage Club dinner at the Albuquerque Petroleum Club at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The All-Sports Pep Rally is set for Friday, Oct. 3, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Duck Pond along with unveiling the homecoming court. The “Masquerade Ball” takes place Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Southwest Carnival Tent in the northeast corner of University Stadium. The event includes a Mardi Gras-themed costume contest, music and free food.

Events for Saturday, Oct. 4 include the All-University Breakfast, UNM Alumni Lettermen’s Tailgate Party, Southwest Carnival and the 10th annual UNM Alumni Association Silent Auction.

Advanced tickets for the Southwest Carnival and other events can be purchased by calling 277-5808 or online at http://www.unmalumni.com/homecoming/.