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NMSU?s ?Road to Discovery? Homecoming celebration kicks off Nov. 3

New Mexico State University alumni and students will celebrate Homecoming 2014 ?NMSU: Road to Discovery? with several events between Nov. 3 and 9.


Students gather at the 2013 NMSU Homecoming bonfire
Students and community members enjoy the New Mexico State University 2013 Homecoming bonfire. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

The week?s events kick off with the help of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University, NMSU?s student government. They will hold Trivia Pursuit from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3. From noon to 3 p.m., ASNMSU will host a Car Smash between Hadley Hall and Dove Hall.

The NMSU Alumni Association will host an Alumni Open House during the week between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the NMSU Alumni Relations Office and Visitor Center.

The campuswide ASNMSU-sponsored student organization door display contest will take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. From 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., there will be photo opportunities with Pistol Pete along the International Mall.

ASNMSU?s ?Movie on the Green? event will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Aggie Memorial Stadium. It will feature ?Guardians of the Galaxy? starring Chris Pratt.

The NMSU Alumni Association Past Presidents? Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Alumni Relations Office and Visitor Center.

Campus tours will be offered at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, and 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, starting at the Alumni Relations Office and Visitor Center.

The class of 1954 will have their reunion dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 on the third floor of Zuhl Library.

The class of 1964 will hold their reunion dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Third Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. President Garrey Carruthers, a class of 1964 alum, will be in attendance.

The College of Education will hold a 2014 Distinguished Alumni celebration at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the O?Donnell Hall Atrium.

There will be a bonfire and pep rally featuring country singer Chase Bryant at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the student tailgate lot.

Crimson Day is Friday, Nov. 7, and NMSU community members are encouraged to wear their Aggie colors. The day will kick off with a College of Engineering Scholarship Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Corbett Center Ballrooms.

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host a Homecoming Recognition Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 7 at a tent located by the Gerald Thomas Hall windmill.

The College of Business will hold its annual Scholarship Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The college?s Distinguished Alumni Reception will take place from 3 to 5 p.m.

The College of Engineering will host an Alumni Celebration from 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Engineering Clock of Dreams.

The Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Reception will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Alumni Relations Office and Visitor Center.

The NMSU Alumni Association will host a Distinguished Alumni Dinner and Awards Presentation at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Corbett Center Ballrooms, in honor of Distinguished Alumni and James F. Cole 2014 Award recipients.

The ?Celebration of Traditions? tribute will take place from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Aggie Memorial Tower. The event honors those Aggies who died defending their country.

The NMSU Alumni Association Parade Viewing Party will take place from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at the NMSU Bookstore patio.

The ASNMSU sponsored Homecoming Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 on University Avenue.

Aggies who have celebrated more than 50 years since graduation are welcome to attend the Golden A?s Luncheon taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Corbett Center Ballrooms.

The day?s festivities will end with the football game between the NMSU Aggies and University of Louisiana Lafayette at 6 p.m. at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime.

Lastly, the NMSU Alumni Association will hold a Recent Graduate Brunch for those interested in the Alumni Association and reconnecting with former classmates. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Alumni Relations Office and Visitor Center.

For more information, visit alum.nmsu.edu, the NMSU Homecoming Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HomecomingNMSU, or the NMSU Homecoming Twitter under the @NMSUHomecoming handle.