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NMSU Homecoming '99 prepares for the "Future"

"The Future is Ours" is this year's theme for New Mexico State University's Homecoming set for Oct. 8-9.


Festivities will include reunions for the classes of 1949 and 1959, a performance by the comedian Gallagher and the Aggies' Homecoming football game against the University of Nevada Wolfpack.

Events scheduled for Friday, Oct. 8, begin at 7:30 a.m. with the agriculture college's alumni breakfast. Scholarship ceremonies will be held for athletics, agronomy and horticulture and the engineering and business colleges.

Open houses will be held by the business college, school of social work and departments of nursing, communication studies, biology and astronomy.

The Alumni Association will introduce its 1999 Distinguished Alumni and other awardees, including the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service, at campus ceremonies Friday. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are given to individuals who have been standouts in their respective fields and have brought recognition to NMSU.

Also on Friday is the Lettermen Jacket Ceremony at the Corbett Center Ballroom at 5 p.m. and the Alumni Social at the Best Western Mesilla Valley Inn at 6 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the English department will present a reading by Rodney Jones, Southern Illinois University English professor, as part of La Sociedad Para Las Artes at Hardman Hall, Room 106.

Friday's festivities will be capped off with the annual bonfire at 7:30 p.m. east of Aggie Memorial Stadium, and Gallagher in concert at 8:30 p.m. at the Pan Am Center. For Gallagher tickets call (505) 646-1420.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, the Eye Opener Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. in the Corbett Center Ballrooms. Ticket reservations are required.

The geological sciences alumni field trip to Aden Crater begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The President's Reception at Williams Hall Art Gallery is at 9:30 a.m. The Homecoming Parade also begins at 9:30 a.m. The parade will travel from the Pan Am Center west on University Avenue.

The Southwest and Border Cultures Institute exhibit begins at 11 a.m. in Corbett Center's Dona Ana Room. The Class of 1949/Golden A's lunch is at 11 a.m. The University Museum "Behind the Scenes" tour is at 1 p.m. at Kent Hall.

The Aggie football Homecoming game against Nevada will kick off at 6 p.m. at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Some Homecoming events require tickets and advance reservation. For more information, contact the NMSU Alumni Relations office at (505) 646-3616.