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2021 Homecoming

2021 schedule

HU Talks 2021 can be accessed via Zoom here: https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/91690070400

Athletic events during Homecoming:

Friday, October 1
2 p.m. – HU XC Jam
2 p.m.  – Soccer vs Fort Lewis
7 p.m. – Volleyball vs Colorado State – Pueblo

Saturday, October 2
12 p.m.  – Football vs Chadron State
7 p.m.  – Volleyball vs UC Colorado Springs

Sunday, October 3
12 p.m. – Soccer vs Colorado Christian

Main Homecoming Events

SEPTEMBER 12–OCTOBER 31, ongoing daily

9 a.m.– 5 p.m. 8th Annual New Mexico Painters’ Exhibition–The finest contemporary New Mexico painters display their work, Kennedy Alumni Gallery. Go to nmhufoundation.org for more information

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

9 a.m. HU Talk with Coach Bob DeVries–Sleeping on the Football Field. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

10 a.m. HU Talk with Dr. Daniel Chadborn–The Positive Side of Stress: Eustress as a Motivating Force. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

11 a.m. HU Talk with Dr. Roxanne Gonzales-Walker–FurEver Homing- How You Can Help. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

2 p.m. HU Talk with Dr. Cristina Durán–Statehood, Mexicans, and New Mexicans. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

3 p.m. HU Talk with Dr. Eric Romero–New Mexico Food Traditions. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

9 a.m. HU Talk with Linda Anderle–Floral Wizard: Making Magic with Flowers. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

10 a.m. HU Talk with Chef Sean Sinclair–Youth in the Food Industry: Inspiring the Next Generation. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link link

11 a.m. 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. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

2 p.m. HU Talk with Dr. Justine Garcia–Mostly Microbes: How the Microbes in Our Bodies Make Us Human and Connect us to the World. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

3 p.m. HU Talk with Tina Cordova –Will the New Mexico Downwinders and Uranium Miners See Restitution Before the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Sunsets in 2022? Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

9 a.m. HU Talk with Dr. Rebecca Àlvarez–Vigilante Gender Violence: Social Class, the Gender Bargain, and Mob Attacks on Women Worldwide. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

10 a.m. HU Talk with Dr. Sam Minner–What Is (And Isn’t) a Learning Disability? Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

11 a.m. HU Talk with Dr. Eduardo Tafoya –The Gospel of Empowerment: Biblical Takeaways from a Non-Believer Unafraid of Eternal Damnation. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

2 p.m. 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. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

3 p.m. HU Talk with Dr. Keith Tucker–Are You Being Irrational? Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

5 p.m.  Deadline to register for the Homecoming Door Decorating Contest https://nmhu.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/500308

5 p.m. Homecoming Sashing BBQ, Central Park

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

9 a.m. HU Talk with Sean Weaver–On the Road with Sean Weaver: A Photographic Journey of New Mexico. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

10 a.m. HU Talk with Dr. Spintz Harrison–What’s in a Name: Playing Indian for School Spirit. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

10 a.m. Annual Business Meeting of the NMHU Athletic H Club Zoom

11 a.m. HU Talk with Dr. Lewis Borck–The Past is a Radical Archive: Thoughts for a Breaking World. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

12 p.m. Judging for the Homecoming door decorating contest

2 p.m. HU Talk with Joseph Moreno–The Tradition Continues: The Matachines Dance of Bernalillo, NM. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

3 p.m. HU Talk with Shantini Ramakrishnan–One Year Later: How the Conservation Science Center @ HU Thrived During a Pandemic. Go to nmhufoundation.org for Zoom link

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1

8 a.m. -5 p.m. Voting for Homecoming Royalty taking place on Engage@HU

9–10:30 a.m. President’s Coffee, location TBA

10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Alumni Check-in, Kennedy Alumni Hall.  Go to nmhufoundation.org for more information

12:00–3 p.m.  Alumni Association Board Meeting, Rodgers Hall, Board of Regents room

5:30–8 p.m. Cowboy Lounge & Silent Auction–Sanchez Family Stadium. Go to nmhufoundation.org for more information

6:30 p.m. NMHU Bookstore closes, Student Union Building, 2nd floor

9 p.m. Highlands Homecoming Bonfire, Sanchez Family Stadium (Masks and social distancing encouraged)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2

8 a.m. Cowboy 5K Gallop & Trot, Kid’s K, NMHU Gene Torres Golf Course, registration 7-7:45. Run or walk. Go to nmhufoundation.org for more information

9 a.m.– 2 p.m. NMHU Bookstore opens, Student Union Building, 2nd floor

9:30 a.m. Breakfast Burrito Bar, location TBA. Go to nmhufoundation.org for more information

10 a.m. CANCELLED Homecoming Parade, Kennedy Alumni Gallery. Go to nmhufoundation.org for more information

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Alumni Tailgate Celebration, Champ Tyrone Music Building parking lot. Go to nmhufoundation.org for more information

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. President’s V.I.P. Tailgate Celebration (by invitation), Sanchez Family Stadium. Go to nmhufoundation.org for more information

12 p.m. Cowboy Football vs. Chadron state, Sanchez Family Stadium (Limited to 2,500 spectators. Masks and social distancing encouraged)

5-ish p.m. Vatos Alumni Rugby, Sanchez Family Stadium (Masks and social distancing encouraged)

All HU Talks, virtual class reunions and trivia tournaments are free! Come join us!

Here’s what we did in 2020!

Saturday, October 17:

1 p.m. – Make a Mardi Gras mask to show your NMHU School Spirit with CARES staff. Click here to register.

Sunday, October 18:

4 p.m. – 7th Annual New Mexico Painters’ Show Reception. Click here to join.

Monday, October 19:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, contact a classmate or friend!

All day long:
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Online Art, Alumni and Athletics Auction

Virtual Cowboy Gallop & Trot 10K•5K•KidsK – Register for this free event by clicking here. Your run can be completed anytime during Homecoming Week, October 17-25. Post your photos to social media #nmhucowboyrun

Edible Book Contest sponsored by Donnelly Library – Click here to see the amazing entries and to vote for your favorite!

Register for these free events:

11 a.m.  – HU Talk with Charles Padilla – From Mora, and why everyone you meet somehow came from here
1 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Peter Linder – History of Las Vegas & Highlands University
2 p.m. – HU Talk with Shantini Ramakrishnan – The Power of Place: The immersive learning experience at Rio Mora Conservation Area
3 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Sam Minner – Plato goes Fly Fishing
4 p.m. – Virtual Class Reunion: All class years before 1975, hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
5 p.m. – Trivia Tournament

Tuesday, October 20:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, thank a teacher!

All day long:

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Online Art, Alumni and Athletics Auction

Virtual Cowboy Gallop & Trot 10K•5K•KidsK – Register for this free event by clicking here. Your run can be completed anytime during Homecoming Week, October 17-25. Post your photos to social media #nmhucowboyrun

Edible Book Contest sponsored by Donnelly Library – Click here to see the amazing entries and to vote for your favorite!

Register for these free events:

9 a.m. – Yoga with Diane Lay  Click here to register.
10 a.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Jennifer Lindline – The Mountain and the Legend of the Hermit
11 a.m. – HU Talk with NMHU Regents Bill Garcia & Frank Marchi, joined by Dr. Ian Williamson & Dr. Eric Romero – Strategic Plan for NM Highlands University Review
1 p.m. – HU Talk with Victoria Evans – Archeology and the Navajo Nation
2 p.m. – HU Talk with Elmo Baca – Heroes and Villains in Las Vegas, NM Films
3 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Felipe Gonzales – Remembering Oñate:  Strategies in Symbolic Combat, sponsored by the School of Social Work
4 p.m. – Virtual Class Reunion Years 1975 – 1990, hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
5 p.m. – Trivia Tournament
6 p.m. – HU Video Presentation with Kathy Hendrickson, Southwest Detours – Premier of Haunted Las Vegas; Exploring Paranormal Activity in Historic Las Vegas, NM Click here to watch!
6:30  p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Merryl Kravitz – Teaching the COVID Generation

 

Wednesday, October 21:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, donate to an important cause!

All day long:

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Online Art, Alumni and Athletics Auction

Virtual Cowboy Gallop & Trot 10K•5K•KidsK – Register for this free event by clicking here. Your run can be completed anytime during Homecoming Week, October 17-25. Post your photos to social media #nmhucowboyrun

Edible Book Contest sponsored by Donnelly Library – Click here to see the amazing entries and to vote for your favorite!

Register for these free events:
10 a.m. – HU Talk with Sean Weaver – Photographic journeys: Northern New Mexico by motorcycle
11 a.m. – Virtual Class Reunion – Golden Class of 1970 hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
12 noon – H-Club Annual Meeting – Members and friends of NMHU Athletics are welcome. Click here to attend.  Passcode=8-312212
1 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Edward Martinez – Hispanic Serving Institutions – A Brief History on their Importance and Current Status
2 p.m. – Discussion with Leon Bustos, alumni and students – Highlands First Year Experience Click here to register.
3 p.m. – HU Talk with Kathy Hendrickson, Southwest Detours – The Fred Harvey Legacy in Las Vegas, NM
4 p.m. – Virtual Class Reunion Years 1991 – 2000, hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
5 p.m. – Trivia Tournament
6 p.m. – HU Talk with Felicia Ortiz – How Highlands Paved the Path to Public Service

 

Thursday, October 22:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, enjoy a delicious dish that reminds you of New Mexico!

All day long:

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Online Art, Alumni and Athletics Auction

Virtual Cowboy Gallop & Trot 10K•5K•KidsK – Register for this free event by clicking here. Your run can be completed anytime during Homecoming Week, October 17-25. Post your photos to social media #nmhucowboyrun

Edible Book Contest sponsored by Donnelly Library – Click here to see the amazing entries and to vote for your favorite!

Register for these free events:
10 a.m. – HU Talk with Tina Cordova – 75 Years and Waiting: The Down Winders Perspective of the Trinity Test
12 p.m.  – Yoga with Diane Lay Click here to attend.
1 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Roxanne Gonzales-Walker – Innovations to Serve Military and Veterans and Distance Learning During COVID
2 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Robert Bell – Kids, Kittens, and Canines: A survey of Historic Art Prints
3 p.m. – HU Talk with Veronica Black – Anyone Can Be an Artist – Art in the Time of Corona
4 p.m. – Virtual Class Reunion Years 2001 – 2010, hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
5 p.m. – Trivia Tournament
6 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Brandon Kempner – Zombies and Pandemics
6 – 8 p.m. – Environmental Geology Program Virtual Reunion, hosted by the Natural Resources Management Department faculty. Click here to attend.
8 p.m. – Biology Department Jeopardy Tournament – all are welcome!

 

Friday, October 23:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, add something amazing to your bucket list!

All day long:

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Online Art, Alumni and Athletics Auction

Virtual Cowboy Gallop & Trot 10K•5K•KidsK – Register here for this free event. Your run can be completed anytime during Homecoming Week, October 17-25. Post your photos to social media #nmhucowboyrun

Register for these free events:
9 a.m. – President’s Coffee Click here to register.
10 a.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Daniel Chadborn – Together at the Final Frontier: UFO Interest and Global Citizenship
12 p.m. – NMHU Alumni Board Meeting  Click here to register.
1 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Rodney Rock – Social and Emotional Wellbeing
3 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Eric Romero – New Mexico Food Traditions
4 p.m. – Virtual Class Reunion Years 2011 – 2020, hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
5 p.m. – Trivia Tournament
5 p.m. – Highlands Athletics live-streamed event – Cowboy football scrimmage, interviews with coaches of all sports, highlights. Check the NMHUAthletics.com schedule for updates and click here to attend!
6 p.m. – HU Talk with Mike & Anna Pabst – Transformational Highlands; Share your own Success Stories

 

Saturday, October 24:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, recommend Highlands to a student!

The last day for the Alumni, Art and Athletics Auction!

5:45 p.m. Cowboy Drive-in: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

At the Historic Fort Union Drive-In Movie Theater in Las Vegas, NM for a gourmet drive-in-spired meal prepared by The Skillet, video awards presentation, online auction, screening of a locally-filmed movie “Paul,” alumni gifts and more.