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Walk on the Wild Side Homecoming at CSU-Pueblo, Oct. 17-18

Release Date: October 10, 2014

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

Press Release

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 Walk on the Wild Side when they return to campus along with the parents of current students Oct. 17-18 for a series of events planned by the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.
The Classified Staff Council and the Administrative Professional Council are coordinating a door decorating contest on Wednesday (Oct. 15) so the campus will be decked out to welcome visitors.
On Friday (Oct. 17), a faculty, staff, student and family friendly pep rally in Massari Arena from 4:30-7 p.m. and will feature student athletes, the melodies of the CSU-Pueblo Marching Band, and  performances by the cheer and dance teams. There will be cash prizes, gift cards, t-shirt giveaways, pompoms and free pizza and wings! Following the pep rally, 8-11p.m. in the OUC Ballroom, students are invited to participate in Homecoming Casino night with prizes ranging from flat screen TVs to movie theater tickets.
Saturday (Oct. 18) begins with a breakfast and open house for engineering alumni, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the first floor of the Technology Building. Mass Communications alumni are invited to a tour of the Buell Communications Building at 10 a.m. Reservations required to
A tailgate party hosted by Friends of Football and the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association will begin at 11 a.m. beneath the red tent next to the ThunderBowl at a cost of $8 per person. Student Life will have a separate tail gate with free food and headbands for the first 200 people. Health Education and Prevention will also be hosting a pledge table to encourage students not to drink and drive.  The second-ranked ThunderWolf football team takes the field versus Chadron State at 1 p.m. in the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. Homecoming royalty will be recognized at half time of the game.
A complete schedule of events follows: 
Wednesday, Oct. 15

Classified Staff/Administrative Professional Council Homecoming Door Decorating Judging, 10 a.m.
Homecoming King and Queen Candidate Interviews, Blue Spruce Room, OUC 5-7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 17

Alumni Association Reception, 5-8 p.m., Angelo’s on the Riverwalk, 105 E Riverwalk, $10 per person in advance, 719-549-2858 for more information; registration forms are available at the Homecoming 2014 page.
Homecoming King and Queen Elections, LARC Lobby, 11-2 p.m. 
Homecoming Pep-Rally, open to faculty, staff, students and community. Free pizza, wings, and prizes! 4:30-7 p.m., Massari Arena
Homecoming Casino Night & Live Music by Pullman Standard, (students only) 8 -11p.m., Occhiato University Center Ballroom. Prizes and free food!

Saturday, Oct. 18

Engineering Open House/Alumni Breakfast, 9:30 a.m., first floor, Technology Building.
Mass Communications Alumni Meet and Greet, tour of Buell Communications Center, 10 a.m., followed by tailgate at 11 a.m.
Alumni/Community/Student and Family Tailgate Party, 11 a.m., pre-game tailgate hosted by Friends of Football and the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association, $8 per person, includes all food and drink at red tent west of ThunderBowl
(Look for special sections at the tailgate reserved for Hasan School of Business, Automotive Industry Management, and Mass Communications Alumni.)
Football Game vs. Chadron State, 1 p.m., Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, Royalty presentation at half time
Sunday, Oct. 19

Women’s Soccer vs. Fort Lewis, noon, Art and Lorraine Gonzales Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium

Men’s Soccer vs. Adams State, 2:30 p.m., Gonzales Stadium

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