University of New Mexico President Robert G. Frank delivers his first State of the University address on Friday, Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. in Keller Hall at the UNM Center for the Arts. The speech is open to the public, but seating is limited. On their way in or departing, those in attendance may wish to visit the exhibition of photos of 125 Years of Architecture, which will be on display in the grand hall of the Center for the Arts. See how the campus’s built environment has evolved through the years.

The event kicks off Lobo Day, the annual celebration of the founding of the University in 1889. This year is an important milestone for UNM because it is the 125th anniversary.

Also on Friday, at noon in the Student Union Building atrium, Student Activities serves birthday cake in honor of UNM’s 125th birthday.  In honor of the 125th, piñatas and a confetti shooting cannon mark the occasion. Afterward, a photo shoot takes place after cake for students wearing their cherry and silver. The photo will grace a wall in the SUB.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Alumni Relations Office hosts a reception outside Hodgin Hall. Lobos past and present, as well as the university and broader community are welcome to come enjoy some refreshments, and meet and make new friends. Lobo Louie and Lucy will be there and the group Le Chat Lunatique will play.

President Frank’s speech will be recorded and streamed live at A PDF version of the speech will be archived on the Office of the President website.