Dawg Days kicks off

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Joshua Lucero: Staff photo Eastern New Mexico University cheerleaders perform during the Dawg Days pep rally Saturday afternoon. The Dawg Days festivities included a barbecue, dancing, and games for students.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer
jlucero@cnjonline.com

Eastern New Mexico University’s Dawg Days kicked off Saturday morning with ENMU faculty, staff, and student groups helping freshmen move into their dorms.
“It (Dawg Days) is a great way for (freshmen) to get involved in school.” said Dawg Days counselor Diana Gallegos.
Gallegos added, “It’s a fun way for them to get to know the campus.”

Freshman Devin Hull, of Farmington, enjoyed the hospitality he received during the first day of Dawg Days festivities.
“It’s a nice experience. Every one knows each other and they’re friendly.” said Hull.
Hull participated in the Greyhound Challenge during the pep rally behind the Campus Union Building.
Hull said he plans on running track and majoring in computer science.

According to Director of Student Life Draco Miller, the day also included 109 booths set up by local companies and student organizations for the students to look for jobs, sign up for clubs, and meet professors in the school’s different departments.
Miller said parents told him they were impressed by the welcoming atmosphere that the university had during the move-in portion of the event.

“Dawg Days is a great way to get new students introduced to the Greyhound family.” said Miller.