Bill Cosby part of NMSU’s 2009 Homecoming celebration

October 8, 2009 by Bryant Million NMSU NewsCenter

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New Mexico State University will have plenty of activities and events to celebrate Homecoming 2009, “Celebrating the Past, Unmasking the Future,” including a remembrance for former engineering dean Daniel Jett and a comedy performance by Bill Cosby.

Homecoming will be celebrated Oct. 22-24 and includes reunions for the graduating classes of 1949, 1959 and 1969.

On Oct. 22, Homecoming events will kick off with a tribute to Jett. The former engineering dean personally corresponded with NMSU students serving in the armed forces during WWII. There will be readings from his correspondences, which were compiled into the 2008 book “The Whole Damned World: New Mexico Aggies at War, 1941-1945.” The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on the third floor of Zuhl Library. For ticket information contact Cathy Lindsay at (575) 646-2913.

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will hold the Donor Recognition Homecoming Breakfast at 8 a.m. Oct. 23. For more information call (575) 646-3748.

Associated Students of NMSU will hold a pep rally and bonfire at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in Dirt Lot 34 north of the soccer fields. Entertainment will be provided by country singer Randy Houser. For more information call (575) 646-4415.

The College of Education will hold a reception for distinguished alumni at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 in the O’Donnell Hall Atrium. For more information call (575) 646-2498.

The NMSU Theatre Arts Department will hold productions of “Tuck Everlasting” Oct. 23-25 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre. Based on the book by Natalie Babbitt, the character Winnie comes across the immortal Tuck family and must decide whether she too should live forever. For ticket information call (575) 646-4515.

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