Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M-Kingsville Homecoming Celebrates We’re All Javelinas October 6-12

KINGSVILLE - October 02, 2008

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

 It is time to get out the blue and gold and dust off the old Javelina letter jacket and head to Texas A&M University-Kingsville for Homecoming 2008. The Javelina Alumni Association and staffs in the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Office of Student Activities have planned a full week of activities. This year’s theme is We’re All Javelinas.

Monday, October 6

The hypnotist, Sailesh, will entertain the crowd at 7 p.m. in ballroom A of the Memorial Student Union Building. His performance is PG-13 so it may not be suitable for small children.

Tuesday, October 7

The university’s ROTC will host the American Soldier Adventure Semi Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibit will be parked on University Boulevard. It includes Air/Land Warrior Day, a current and future warrior display a CROWS simulator, static weapons display and sensory technology.

Comedian Lynne Koplitz will bring her special brand of comedy to campus at 8 p.m. in ballroom A of the Memorial Student Union Building. Her performance is rated R so it may not be suitable for children under 17.

Wednesday, October 8

It will be all fun and games with food thrown in during the Fall Homecoming Carnival from 5 to 10 p.m. University Boulevard will be closed and Homecoming revelers can roam the street in search of the perfect meal or the most challenging game. Student organizations set up booths offering games and food. Maggie McClure will provide musical entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Prior to McClure taking the stage, the university’s own Guitar Club will entertain the crowd.

Thursday, October 9

Students will show off their unique talents at 7 p.m., during the annual Homecoming Talent Show in the ballrooms of the Memorial Student Union Building. Prizes for the winners are $200 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third.

Friday, October 10

The Javelina Alumni Association and the A&M-Kingsville ROTC will host their annual golf tournament at L.E. Ramey Golf Course beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $65 per player or
$260 per team. Lunch will be provided to all participants. The field is limited to the first 120 players who register.

At 11 a.m. university administrators and students will officially turn the first shovel of dirt at the ground breaking of the new Student Recreation Center. The ceremony will take place at the construction site on Avenue C near University Boulevard.

The Class of the 8s Luncheon will get under way at noon in room 219AB of the Memorial Student Union Building. This year the class of 1958 will be honored.

The Cavalcade to the Bonfire will get under way at 7:30 p.m. The cavalcade will line up behind the Turner/Bishop Residence Halls and proceed to the bonfire area at the recreation field. The bonfire and Hog Call will begin at 8 p.m. and will be followed by music by the Britt Lloyd Band.

Saturday, October 11

The biggest day of activities will start off with the Breast Cancer Walk/Run. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the event beginning at 9 a.m. Participants should meet at the Memorial Student Union Building courtyard.

At 10 a.m. and noon, the Javelina softball team will play the Blue vs. Gold scrimmage at Hubert Field.

Three graduates will be recognized during the Distinguished Alumni Luncheon at noon at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center. Honored as Distinguished Alumni are Herbie A. Maurer, class of 1964, and Jean Claire Turcotte, classes of 1958 and 1986. Dr. Albert Ruiz, classes of 1993 and 1995, will receive the Rising Star Award. The cost of lunch is $25. Luncheon activities include a silent auction. It includes NFL memorabilia autographed by Javelina alumnus Roberto Garza, a Javelina Gift Basket, a leather rocking chair and other university items.

Next up is the Javelina Alumni Association fajita cook-off beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the tailgate area on the northeast side of Javelina Stadium. The entry fee is $20 per team.

The Javelina Tailgate Party will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the tailgate party area, northeast of Javelina Stadium. The band, Livon, will perform.

The entire week of festivities will culminate with a 7 p.m. kick-off as the Javelinas play
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Sunday, October 12

The final event for Homecoming week will be a Javelina softball game against Alvin Community College. The doubleheader will begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Hubert Field.

For more information on Homecoming activities call 361-593-4176 or 361-593-2760.

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