Homecoming 2010

Pages From the Past: Bring Back the Classics

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the NAU Alumni Association's Founding

Tuesday, October 26

Homecoming Dedicatee Banquet, 6 p.m., High Country Conference Center. Congratulations to this year's Dedicatee, RH star Georgia Totress. Tickets available at ASNAU office, $8 students/$15 non-students. Contact ASNAU at 928-523-4971.

Wednesday, October 27

Beard-Growing Contest, time TBD, University Union. Student event.

School of Communication Lecture Series, "The State of the Media": Presentation by Sherman Frederick, '77, 7 pm, School of Communication room 119. Frederick is president and CEO of Stephens Media, LLC. Contact Anne Buzzard at 928-523-2130 or anne.buzzard@nau.edu.

Thursday, October 28

Traditions Day Student Events:

Carnival, 1-5 p.m., Observatory Field. Free fun for students featuring Eurobungee, human bowling, mechanical bull riding and more. Bring your NAU ID. Brought to you by SUN Entertainment.

Tug-of-War Contest, 5-6 p.m., Hilltop Field. Sponsored by RHA.

Chili Cook-Off, 5-6 p.m., Hilltop Field. Sponsored Teams from Campus Dining and the High Country Conference Center will compete to win the palates of a panel of judges. The winning team receives a hand-crafted championship prize belt and an official Certificate of Chili-Cooking Superiority. Students can enjoy free samples until the chili pans are empty.

Mr. Lumberjack Pageant, 6-7:30 p.m., Hilltop Field. For nearly four decades, the NAU Kayettes have hosted this Homecoming tradition where student contestants take the stage to show their school spirit. Contestants compete in arms, talent and question-and-answer categories. The winner receives a prize package that includes a variety of gift certificates from local businesses and earns a spot with the Kayettes in Saturday's Homecoming parade through downtown Flagstaff.

Bonfire/Music, 7:30 p.m., Hilltop Field. Sponsored by RHA.

Other Events:

The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) National Advisory Board Meeting, noon-5 p.m., The W. A. Franke College of Business Babbitt Board Room. Contact McKenzie Jones at 928-523-8278 or McKenzie.Jones@nau.edu.

Reception, 5-7 p.m., NAU Art Museum. For "Across Cultures: Fifty Objects from the Macy Collection" and the "The Aaron Macy Legacy Exhibition: Scholarship Recipients 2002-2010," in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters Homecoming Celebration. Contact Ty Miller at 928-523-3471.

Presentation by SBS Distinguished Alumnus Adam Rogers, '90, 7 pm, Franke College of Business Gardner Auditorium. Rogers, who is senior strategic communications advisor and spokesperson for the United Nations Development Program, will be speaking about his work with the UN. Contact Anne Buzzard at 928-523-2130 or anne.buzzard@nau.edu.

Friday, October 29

Across Cultures: Fifty Objects from the Macy Collection, noon-5 p.m., NAU Art Museum. Through Saturday, October 30. Contact Ty Miller at 928-523-3471 or visit the Museum website.

Blue and Gold Reunion. Welcome, Class of 1970! Reunion events continue through Saturday, October 30. Contact Beth Martin at 888-628-2586 or alumni@nau.edu.

Maxer's Axers Reunion, 2:00 p.m., Granny's Closet Restaurant. Continues with Saturday noon tailgate at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome -- look for the motorhome with the Axer sign. Contact Bruce Bernhardi at axer80@verizon.net.

20th Annual Axer Auction, 6 p.m., Flagstaff Ranch Clubhouse, 3605 S. Flagstaff Ranch Rd. Proceeds benefit NAU student-athlete scholarships. Featuring live and silent auctions, and reverse raffle tickets with grand prize of $5,000. Dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse; cash bar. Tickets $30. Contact NAU Athletics at 928-523-5353.

The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) Alumni & Faculty Hall of Fame Dinner, 6 p.m., Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road. All FCB alumni are invited to this event that recognizes the achievements of outstanding FCB alumni and faculty. The dinner will cost approximately $40 for non-honorees. RSVP required. For more information about the FCB Alumni Hall of Fame, please visit the Hall of Fame website. Contact McKenzie Jones at 928-523-8278 or McKenzie.Jones@nau.edu.

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra: Echoes of Vienna, 7:30 p.m., Ardrey Memorial Auditorium. Overture to Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber, Sinfonia Concertante by Franz Joseph Haydn, Symphony #1, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms. Tickets $8-$47. Contact the NAU Central Ticket Office at 928-523-5661.

Homecoming Dance, 8 p.m., duBois Conference Center Ballroom. Student event. Sponsored by Lumberjack Alumni Ambassadors.

Pancake Feed, time TBD, duBois Conference Center. Student event. Sponsored by the Black Student Union.

Saturday, October 30 -- HOMECOMING DAY

Café au Louie, 9-11 a.m., Zane Grey Ballroom at the Hotel Weatherford. Join other NAU alumni for a delicious breakfast on Homecoming morning, and meet this year's inductees to the Blue and Gold Club and the 2010 Alumni Award winners. Adults $9, children $5. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 888-628-2586 or alumni@nau.edu.

Homecoming Parade, 11 a.m., downtown Flagstaff. The perennial favorite. How will the student body "bring back the classics" -- just what do millennials consider classic? Time will tell. Parade starts at Elm and Beaver. Contact Blue Key's Jesse Trujillo at jst46@nau.edu.

NAU Bookstore Meet the Author, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., NAU Bookstore. Join the NAU Bookstore in welcoming author Angela Kirschner, who will sign copies of her new children's book, Marshall Explores Arizona, about the adventures of a bald eagle traveling through the Grand Canyon state. Books will be also available for purchase. Contact Kathy Bryant at 928-523-7213 or kathy.bryant@nau.edu.

"Days of Archives: A Real-Life Soap Opera," noon to 2:00 p.m., Cline Library Special Collections and Archives (2nd floor). Stop by the archives to learn more about NAU's history, back to 1899. Exhibit designed by NAU history grad student Dan Karalus. Contact Karen J. Underhill at 928-523-6502 or karen.underhill@nau.edu. For those unable to visit in person, see the website.

The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) Football Tailgate Party, noon, Skydome parking lot. Join FCB alumni, faculty, staff, and friends for the annual tradition -- fun times with fun people. The event is free and no RSVP is required. Contact McKenzie Jones at 928-523-8278 or McKenzie.Jones@nau.edu.

Student Tailgate, noon-2:30 p.m., Skydome parking lot. Sponsored by ASNAU.

Waybackjacks Tailgate, noon, Skydome parking lot A. For details, visit the Waybackjacks website.

College of Health & Human Services Tailgate, 1-3 p.m., Skydome Parking Lot. Join CHHS alumni, faculty, staff and students for a BBQ. Food and beverages provided; no RSVP required. Contact Pamela Plude at 928-523-7417 or pamela.plude@nau.edu.

NAU Alumni Relations/Extended Campuses Tailgate, 1 p.m. to kickoff, Skydome Parking Lot. "Classic" food and drink. The event is free; no RSVP required. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 888-628-2586 or alumni@nau.edu.

NAU Homecoming Game vs. Sacramento State, kickoff 3:05 p.m., J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome. Can Lumberjack axes swat Hornets? The Lumberjacks will buzz Sacramento State in a key Big Sky Conference matchup. Contact the NAU Central Ticket Office at 928-523-5661 or visit their website.

NAU Opera Presents Four Short Operas, 7:30 p.m., Ashurst Hall. La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) by Francis Poulenc; A Hand of Bridge, by Samuel Barber; Hin und Zurück (There and Back), by Paul Hindemith; and The Telephone, by Gian-Carlo Menotti. Adults $15, Seniors $12, Faculty $10, Students $8. Contact Nando Schellen at 928-523-6749 or nando.schellen@nau.edu.

NAU Alumni Association 100th Anniversary Celebration, 6:30 p.m., High Country Conference Center, 201 W. Butler Ave. Reception honoring current and past NAU Alumni board members. Dress "NAU casual"; heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP to the NAU Office of Alumni Relations at 888-778-7628.

Sunday, October 31

NAU Opera Presents Four Short Operas, 2:00 p.m., Ashurst Hall. See above.

Events and times are subject to change. For more specific information, please contact the individuals listed. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by directly contacting the person or department specified for each event. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time for arrangements.

Get More Up-to-the-Minute Info Through Homecoming Week!

Engaging You in the Life of NAU.