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New Mexico State University will celebrate Homecoming 2001 Oct. 11-13

New Mexico State University will celebrate Homecoming 2001, "New Mexico State University Salutes the Space Age," Oct. 11-13 with a bonfire, a parade, a football game against the University of Idaho Vandals, an alumni social and dance, and other activities for students and alumni.


on Friday, Oct. 12, include the Center for Latin American Studies Open House, 9 to 10 a.m. at the Nason House. Also beginning at 9 a.m. is the Southwest and Border Cultures Institute Exhibition and Reception, to be held in the Corbett Center Student Union second floor lobby until 5 p.m.

A student symposium, "Graduate and Undergraduate Space-Related Student Research Projects at NMSU," will be held from 8:45 a.m. to noon on the second floor of the Goddard Hall Tower.

A University Museum "NMSU Memories Exhibit" will be open from noon to 4 p.m. The museum also will present the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and will give a "Behind the Scenes" tour from 1 to 2:30 p.m., geared toward former residents of Kent Hall dormitory, former students and student employees who worked at Kent Hall.

The College of Engineering will hold the Goddard Hall Rededication from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Goddard Hall and the dedication of Hernandez Hall from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Engineering Complex II/Engineering Complex III Courtyard.

The Alumni Social will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Columbus Conference Center at the Best Western Mesilla Valley Inn, followed by the Alumni Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. with music by Desperados. Dance tickets are $10 per person.

The bonfire, sponsored by the Associated Students of New Mexico State University, will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 12, on the east side of the Pan American Center.

Events on Saturday, Oct. 13, include the Eye Opener Breakfast, to be held from 8 to 9:15 a.m. in the ballrooms on the third floor of the Corbett Center Student Union. Reservations are required and tickets are $8 per person. For information call (505) 646-3616.

The Southwest and Border Cultures Institute Exhibition and Reception will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the second floor of the Corbett Center Student Union.

The President's Reception will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Williams Hall Art Gallery.

At 9:30 a.m., the Homecoming 2001 parade will travel west on University Avenue from the Pan American Center to Knox Street.

The University Art Gallery will offer 20-minute tours of the Louis Ocepek Retrospective Exhibition from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the hour.

The Physical Science Laboratory will hold a barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. for employees and alumni. For reservations call (505) 522-9308.

The culmination of the weekend's activities, the Homecoming 2001 football game, will be played against the University of Idaho Vandals at 6:05 p.m. at Aggie Memorial Stadium. For ticket information call (505) 646-1420.

For more information on Homecoming 2001 activities, call the Alumni Association at (505) 646-3616 or visit http://www.nmsu.edu/~alumni/Homecoming.html.