Homecoming

2021 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Check the webpage frequently for updates

 

 

September 12 – October 31, ongoing

8th Annual New Mexico Painters’ Exhibition, daily 9-5 Kennedy Alumni Gallery.  The finest contemporary New Mexico painters display their work.

All of this year’s HU Talks can be accessed via Zoom here: https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/91690070400

Monday, September 27:

 

9:00 – HU Talk with Coach Bob DeVries – Sleeping on the Football Field

 

10:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Daniel Chadborn – The Positive Side of Stress: Eustress as a Motivating Force

 

11:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Roxanne Gonzales-Walker – Furever Homing – How You Can Help

 

2:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Cristina Durán – Statehood, Mexicans, and New Mexicans

 

3:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Eric Romero – New Mexico Food Traditions

 

Tuesday, September 28:

 

9:00 – HU Talk with Linda Anderle – Floral Wizard: Making Magic with Flowers

 

10:00 – HU Talk with Sean Sinclair – Youth in the Food Industry: Inspiring the Next Generation

 

11:00 – HU Talk with Maria Rita Jaramillo, 2021 Highlands Distinguished Alumna– On the Road Again:  Discovering the Great Landmarks of the World by Trains, Planes, Automobiles and so Much More

 

2:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Justine Garcia – Mostly Microbes: How the Microbes in Our Bodies Make Us Human and Connect us to the World

 

3:00 – HU Talk with Tina Cordova – Will the New Mexico Downwinders and Uranium Miners See Restitution Before the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Sunsets in 2022?

 

Wednesday, September 29:

 

9:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Rebecca Àlvarez – Vigilante Gender Violence: Social Class, the Gender Bargain, and Mob Attacks on Women Worldwide

 

10:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Sam Minner – What Is (And Isn’t) a Learning Disability? 

 

11:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Eduardo Tafoya – The Gospel of Empowerment: Biblical Takeaways from a Non-Believer Unafraid of Eternal Damnation

 

2:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Peter Linder – Captive Indian Children & Spanish Expansion in the Maracaibo Basin at the Turn of the Century: The Entrada of Rodrigo Ferreira de Almeida

 

3:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Keith Tucker – Are You Being Irrational?

 

5:00 pm – Deadline to register for the Homecoming Door Decorating Contest CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

5:00 pm-7:00 pm – Homecoming Sashing BBQ, Central Park

 

Thursday, September 30:

 

9:00 – HU Talk with Sean Weaver – On the Road with Sean Weaver: A Photographic Journey of New Mexico

 

10:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Spintz Harrison – What’s in a Name: Playing Indian for School Spirit

 

10:00 – Annual Business Meeting of the NMHU Athletic H Club, H club meeting is now being conducted on Zoom. Contact ourhclub@gmail.com for details.

 

11:00 – HU Talk with Dr. Lewis Borck – The Past is a Radical Archive: Thoughts for a Breaking World

 

12:00 pm – Judging for the Homecoming Door Decorating Contest

 

2:00 – HU Talk with Joseph Moreno – The Tradition Continues: The Matachines Dance of Bernalillo, NM

 

3:00 – HU Talk with Shantini Ramakrishnan & STEM Students  – One Year Later: How the Conservation Science Center @ HU Thrived During a Pandemic

 

Friday, October 1:

 

8:00 am-5:00 pm – Voting for Homecoming Royalty taking place on Engage@HU

 

9:00-10:30 am – President’s Coffee, Centennial Park, 801 National Ave

 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Alumni Check-in, Kennedy Alumni Hall

 

12:00 – 3:00 pm – Alumni Association Board Meeting, Rodgers Hall, Board of Regents room

 

5:30 – 8:00 pm – Cowboy Lounge & Silent Auction, Sanchez Family Stadium, REGISTER HERE

 

6:30 pm – NMHU Bookstore closes, Student Union Building, 2nd floor

 

9:00 pm – Highlands Homecoming Bonfire, Sanchez Family Stadium

 

Saturday, October 2:

 

8:00 am – Cowboy 5K Gallop & Trot, Kid’s K, NMHU Gene Torres Golf Course, registration 7-7:45. Run or walk. CLICK HERE to Register in Advance.

 

9:00 am – 2:00 pm – NMHU Bookstore open, Student Union Building, 2nd floor

 

10:00 am – Breakfast Burrito Bar, Stu Clark Building

 

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Alumni Tailgate Celebration, Champ Tyrone Music Building parking lot

 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – President’s V.I.P. Tailgate Celebration (by invitation), Sanchez Family Stadium

 

12:00 pm – Cowboy Football vs. Chadron state, Sanchez Family Stadium (Limited to 2,500 spectators. Masks and social distancing encouraged)

 

5:00-ish pm – Vatos Alumni Rugby, Sanchez Family Stadium

 

HU Talks will be conducted on the Zoom video conferencing platform at https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/91690070400 . Follow these instructions for accessing Zoom:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting