Colorado State University - Pueblo celebrates RED HOT Homecoming Next Weekend
PUEBLO – Former and current students of Southern Colorado Junior College, Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College, the University of Southern Colorado, and Colorado State University – Pueblo are encouraged to return to campus Sept. 20-24 for RED HOT Homecoming activities planned by the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association and the Office of Student Activities. Events have been planned to take advantage of the fact that Homecoming weekend coincides with the community’s annual Loaf ‘N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival, Sept. 23-25 in downtown Pueblo.
The Alumni Association has partnered with HARP and Angelo’s on Thursday to provide pizza, and drinks from 6-9 p.m. at $10 per person (cash bar). For more information or to RSVP, call Tracy Samora, director of alumni relations and annual fund, at 719-549-2858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the week, the Office of Student Activities will coordinate a variety of events to increase school spirit including election of Homecoming royalty as well as a pep rally and bonfire. The Classified Staff Council and the Office of External Affairs are coordinating a door decorating contest throughout campus as well. From Wednesday through Friday, students may cast their votes for Homecoming royalty at www.colostate-pueblo.edu/getinvolved or through computers in the OUC Great Hall. Eligible candidates must be full-time CSU-Pueblo students (enrolled in 12 or more credit hours), sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate students, and must be in good standing with the University a minimum grade point average of 2.5
On Friday (Sept. 23), the College of science and Math will host a Research Symposium from noon-2 p.m., while the Department of Nursing will host an open house and wine and cheese reception from 4-6 p.m. A pep rally and bonfire will immediately follow the volleyball game in the dirt lot between the Student Recreation Field and the water towers (8:15 p.m.) and will feature student athletes and the melodies of the CSU-Pueblo Marching Band. The first 150 students with IDs will receive a Homecoming t-shirt. Tie-dyeing materials also will be available. At 9 p.m., The ThunderPunch Presents and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee will lead the ThunderWolves in a unity HOWL. Powder Puff Football will begin at 9:30 p.m. at the Student Recreation Field.
Saturday (Sept. 24) begins with a College of Science and Math luncheon and tours of the newly renovated Library and Academic Resources Center. An alumni/community tailgate will begin at 4 p.m. beneath the red tent near the stadium. A student tailgate hosted by ThunderPunch Present.
. .Student Organizations will begin at 4 p.m. in the Residence Hall Oval, after which the first ThunderWolves Stampede will head to the Thunderbowl at 5:25 p.m. The ThunderWolf football team takes the field versus Fort Lewis at 6 p.m.
A complete schedule of events follows:
Tuesday, Sept. 20
Classified Staff Homecoming Door Decorating Judging, 10 a.m.
Distinguished Speaker Series: Edward James Olmos, 7 p.m., OUC Ballroom
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Soccer versus University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Women at 4:30 p.m., Men at 7 p.m., Soccer Fields
Wednesday, Sept. 21 through Friday, Sept. 23
King and Queen Elections, online at www.colostate-pueblo.edu/studentactivities or through computers in the OUC Great Hall
Thursday, Sept. 22
Alumni Mixer, Angelo’s on the Riverwalk, FREE Boatrides along the Riverwalk, Food and drinks, $10 per person; Cash Bar, 6 –9 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23
GridIron Gals Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Pueblo Convention Center, $25 per person, 719-549- 2013 for more information
College of Science and Mathematics 7th Annual Student Research Symposium, noon-2 p.m., Library and Academic Resource Center foyer; 2 p.m., guest speaker Dr. Michael Tamkun, LARC 109
Nursing Department Open House/Wine and Cheese Reception, 4-6 p.m., Technology 223, RSVP 719-549-2871
Volleyball vs. New Mexico Highlands. 7 p.m., Massari Arena
Pep Rally and Bonfire, Immediately after the Volleyball Game, 8:15 p.m, Dirt Parking Lot between Student Recreation Field and the Water Towers. Come meet the student athletes and listen to the melodies of the CSU-Pueblo Marching Band. First 150 students with IDs will receive a homecoming t-shirt. Students also may bring items for tie-dyeing.
The Howl, 9 p.m., Dirt Parking Lot between Student Recreation Field and the Water Towers, ThunderPunch Presents and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee will lead the ThunderWolves in a unity HOWL.
Powder Puff Game, 9:30 p.m., Student Recreation Field. To register a team of seven, email email@example.com
Saturday, Sept. 24
3rd Annual College of Science and Math Lunch, 12:30 p.m., Life Sciences Foyer, RSVP to Sandra Obrin at 719-549-2340 by September 16
LARC TOUR, 2-4 p.m., tour the Library and Academic Resource Center, which reopened in April following a $24 million renovation.
Volleyball versus Western New Mexico, 2 p.m., Massari Arena
Alumni/Community Tailgate Party, 4 p.m., Pre-game Tailgate hosted by Friends of Football and the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association, $6 per person, Red Tent Near Stadium
Student Tailgate, 4 p.m., Residence Hall Oval, music and free food (with Student ID). Latex paint will be available for body painting.
ThunderWolf Stampede, 5:25 p.m., Starting Residence Hall Oval, be a part of the new tradition for CSU-Pueblo Homecoming. The CSU-Pueblo Marching Band will make its way to the ThunderBowl, and we invite everyone to follow them to show off our ThunderWolf Pride.
Football Game vs. Fort Lewis, 6 p.m., Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl
Homecoming Dance and Casino Night (students only), 9 p.m.-midnight, Student Recreation Center
Sunday, Sept. 25
Loaf ‘N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., take your ThunderWolves Football Ticket to the Loaf ‘N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival downtown for FREE admission!