Contact:

Sue MacEachen, 277-5808
Michael Padilla, 277-1816

October 9, 2001

UNM Alumni Association Celebrates Route 66 during the 2001 Homecoming Oct. 22-27

The University of New Mexico Alumni Association is celebrating “Coming Home on Route 66” during UNM’s 76th annual homecoming, which includes six days of activities and more than 35 separate events.

All events lead up to the homecoming football game when UNM takes on Air Force on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The festivities kickoff Monday, Oct. 22 when UNM students will participate in a banner creation contest beginning at 8 a.m. near the Student Union Building. On Tuesday, Oct. 23 the annual campus walk will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in the UNM College of Education Room 103. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, UNM students will vote for their favorite king, queen and court candidates.

The induction of the Class of ‘51 into the Heritage Club will be the highlight of the Heritage Club dinner at the Albuquerque Petroleum Club at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.

The Fiesta 66 Soc Hop features an evening of music and dancing under the big tent at University Stadium on Friday, Oct. 26 from 8 to 10 p.m. A costume contest for the best-dressed Route 66 look will also be held.

Events for Saturday, Oct. 27 include the All University Breakfast, UNM Alumni Lettermen’s Tailgate Party, Fiesta 66 and the eighth annual UNM Alumni Association Silent Auction. Proceeds from the sale of root beer floats at Fiesta 66 will benefit the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Other highlights for homecoming include the annual UNM faculty and staff alumni luncheon, annual Cherry and Silver Competition, UNM Bookstore Party, affinity group reunions, student activities, UNM Foundation Lunch Seminar, and much more.

The schedule of events, including contact names and numbers for each event, is as follows.

The University of New Mexico
2001 HOMECOMING
“Coming Home on Route 66”
Schedule of Events

Monday, October 22

All day Route 66 Banner & Residence Hall Decorating Contest. Be creative, using any materials. Help show your knowledge of our historical Route 66 as well as your Lobo Pride. Banners will be on display at the SUB fence. Residence Halls dorm decorating contest. Students should contact their resident assistant (RA) for more information.

Tuesday, October 23

6 p.m. The annual campus walk begins in the UNM College of Education Room 103.

Wednesday, October 24

All day UNM Bookstore Sidewalk Sale
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Students will vote on UNM Homecoming Royalty and choose their favorite King and Queen candidate.
11:30 a.m. University of New Mexico Faculty and Staff Alumni Luncheon: Current UNM faculty and staff employees who are UNM alumni are invited to Carrabba’s Italian Grill for an appreciation lunch. Call 277-5808.

Thursday, October 25

All Day UNM Bookstore Sidewalk Sale
TBA Students continue the tradition of the Annual Cherry/Silver Competition to attain the coveted prize cup. Students will compete in numerous games including the Lobo Howl. Call the Student Activities Office at 277-4706.
11:30 – 1:00 p.m. UNM Foundation Lunch Seminar: Join the UNM Foundation for lunch at Zimmerman Library and find out how to get the most from new tax laws. Contact Trudy Lee at 277-4503.
6 p.m. Heritage Club Dinner: A dinner for alumni and friends who have been out of the University 50 years or more. The induction of the Class of ‘51 will highlight the evening at the Albuquerque Petroleum Club.

Friday, October 26

All Day

UNM Bookstore Sidewalk Sale

All Day

Lobo Spirit Day: UNM community are asked to wear cherry UNM T-shirts on campus to show Lobo pride.

9 a.m.

’75-’76 UNM Football Team: Join fellow teammates for a round of golf for the 25th anniversary of the ’75-’76 football team. The event will be celebrated at Arroyo del Oso Golf Course. Contact Steve Ciepiela at 884-0451 or Kim Feldman at 277-9092.

10:30 a.m. Class of ’51 Reunion Brunch: Members of the class of ’51 and their guest will gather at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM Campus. Call 277-5808.
12-2 p.m. UNM Bookstore Homecoming Party: Join the UNM Bookstore for their annual Homecoming Party. Festivities include live entertainment, food and a sidewalk sale.
5-8 p.m. The University Honors Program alumni are invited to an open house and reception at their new location at University College. Call 277-4211.
5-8 p.m. Kappa Sigma Fraternity: Open House at Kappa Sigma, 1825 Sigma Chi Road. NE. Contact Steve Archibeque at 841-5149 or Doug Cochran at 440-1386 for more information.
6:30 p.m. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Reception: Join us at a reception to celebrate Homecoming 2001. Sigma Alpha Epsilon House, 1811 Mesa Vista NE. Contact Joe Quintana at 883-1478.
6-7 p.m. The Foundation for Jewish Life on Campus will host a Jewish Alumni Reception to welcome the Sabbath. Hillel House, 1701 Sigma Chi Road NE. Contact Janet Gaines 277-4511.
6-9 p.m. UNM Alumni Lettermen Annual Meeting/Social: Fellow UNM Lettermen will gather for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before their annual meeting at 7 p.m. at the President’s Pavilion, Tow Diehm Athletic Complex, University Stadium.Honorary Letterman for 2001 will also be announced. Contact Kim Feldman at 277-9092.
TBA

Affinity Group Receptions: Receptions for various affinity groups will be held at various times and locations. Contact the people listed below for more information about a specific reception.

College of Fine Arts: Dean’s Office, 277-2111
College of Nursing: Annie Olson, 277-0200
Naval ROTC: 277-3744

6 p.m. Past Student Government Leaders: Debbie Morris, 277-4706
6-8 p.m. FIESTA 66 REUNIONS: Several affinity groups will gather under the Big Tent at University Stadium for a fun-filled evening of reuniting old friendships, music, dancing and refreshments.

UNM Young Alumni Association: A new constituency group open to those who have graduated within the last 15 years. Contact Yvonne Pena at 277-3361.

College of Education: Meet fellow alums and share ideas about what’s been happening in the education field. Contact Margaret Duran at 277-0835.

College of Engineering: Join fellow Engineering alums for the annual Friday night reception. Contact Debbie Dobson at 277-5539.

College of Nursing: Contact Annie Olson at 272-0200.

UNM School of Law: The UNM School of Law will gather under the Fiesta 66 Big Tent for fun and refreshments. Contact Herb Wright at 277-1038.

8-10 p.m. FIESTA 66 “SOC HOP”: An evening of music and dancing under the Big Tent at University Stadium. Kick up your heels and whirl around the dance floor at this old-fashioned soc hop. Costume contest for the best-dressed Route 66 look.

Saturday, October 27

9 a.m. The All University Breakfast recognizes the accomplishments of New Mexico resident alumni through the presentation of the Zia Awards as well as Mortar Board Lobo Award
9 a.m. UNM School of Architecture and Planning: Alumni will meet for refreshments at the School followed by a walking tour of campus with Steve Borbas at 10 a.m. First annual Alumni Association meeting will follow at 12 noon.
12-2 p.m. Chi Omega Alumnae Open House: Stop by the Chi Omega House at 1810 Mesa Vista Rd. NE and visit with fellow alumnae in celebrating Homecoming 2001. Contact Ellen Peabody at 842-5099.
Pre-Game* Alpha Chi Omega Alumnae Open House: Located at 1635 Mesa Vista Rd., Alpha Chi Omega will host an open house to all Alpha Chi Alumnae prior to the football game.
Pre-Game* Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Open House: Join Pi Beta Phi Alumnae for an Open House at 1701 Mesa Vista Rd. NE prior to the football game.
Pre-Game* Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Alumni Tailgate: Join other Eta Kappa Alpha Tau Omega alums in a potluck tailgate two hours before the football game. We will meet in the east lot of University Stadium. Look for the lightpole with the “E” sign on it as in “Eta Kappa.” Contact Dave Dallas at 237-9098.
Pre-Game* Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity – Alumni are invited to take part in this Tailgate Party, located in the UNM Tailgate Lot, Northeast of the Football Stadium. Contact Christian Navarro (713) 222-2252.
Pre-Game* Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni Tailgate Party: Contact Joe Quintana at 883-1478.
Pre-Game* Kappa Sigma Fraternity Tailgate Party: Look for the Kappa Sigma flag and join fraternity brothers in celebrating Homecoming 2001.
Pre-Game* UNM Alumni Lettermen’s Tailgate Party: This event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ’75-’76 UNM Football Team. The lettermen’s tent is located in the tailgate lot northeast of the UNM Football Stadium. Contact Kim Feldman at 277-9088.
Pre-Game* FIESTA 66: The biggest tailgate party under one giant tent. A New Mexican buffet, live mariachi music, and more in the giant tent in the tailgate parking lot northeast of the football stadium.
Pre-Game* Eighth Annual UNM Alumni Association Silent Auction: Also under the giant tent at Fiesta 66. The silent auction features fantastic items at GREAT prices including two roundtrip tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies. All proceeds benefit the UNM Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.
TBA UNM Lobos vs. Air Force Falcons: Cheer on the Lobos in what is sure to be an exciting Mountain West Conference football game. Half-time festivities include the presentation of the Homecoming Queen and King and an extravaganza by the UNM Band.

* = two hours prior to football game.

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