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49ers Celebration Schedule Set

The annual 49ers Celebration and Alumni Homecoming has another great series of events for students, alumni, employees and community members.

The ritual trip up the mountain to give the 'M' a facelift begins at 9 a.m. Friday. Interested people should register by noon Thursday by emailing  paintm@nmt.edu.

The parade is at 11 a.m. Saturday morning. This year's theme is "Back to the Future."  See the full schedule below.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Student events kick off for the annual 49ers Celebration and Homecoming with the "Engineers Barbecue" at 5 p.m. on the athletic field. Movie night starts at 7 p.m., also on the Athletic Field, with $250 of casino dollars for all who attend the movie (for Casino Night on Saturady).

Thursday, Oct. 17

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Alumni sign-in with the Advancement/Alumni Office in the atrium of Fidel Center.

2 to 5 p.m. -- Pink Pong in the Fidel Center atrium.

4-7 p.m. Art Reception. New Mexico Tech's 125th/San Miguel Church's 400th Anniversary Art Show Reception at Macey Center.

6-8 p.m. Opening Reception. Alumni and faculty reception at the home of Dr. Daniel Lopez. Meet and mingle with current faculty members as well as your friends.

6-9 p.m. Old Town Bistro. NMTAA's tribute to the Golden Reunion Class of '63. "The Times They Are A Changin'," featuring Studio 2656, Los Unusual Suspects, Roon, Steve Cather, Audio Frenzy and other guests performing songs by Bob Dylan. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the NMTAA's General Operating Fund. Details on Facebook:  http://on.fb.me/14jKCUk

8-10 p.m. Comedy Night @ Macey Center.

10 p.m. -- Bodega Tech Night -- 1980s constume party (must be 21)

Evening - The Vigilante Band @ the Capitol Bar
College Night/Karaoke @ the Bodega Lounge

Friday, Oct. 18

8 a.m. & 1 p.m. (2 Flights) - Annual SPE Gold Rush Golf Tournament. Benefits the student chapter of Society for Petroleum Engineers. 4 man scramble. Alumni: $349 per team, $140 individual. Others: $549/$140. To sign up or RSVP, contact the Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Department at 575.835.5412, or www.nmt.edu/~spe.

9 a.m. Paint the "M" Mountain Run. RSVP by noon, October 17 at  paintm@nmt.edu. Meet at the field on Buck Wolfe Drive to catch the shuttle. Take Canyon Road past the golf course and turn right at the stop sign (Buck Wolfe Drive).

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Alumni sign-in with the Advancement/Alumni Office in the atrium of Fidel Center.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Campus Tours. Each will last about an hour. Meet on the first floor of Fidel and a High Tech Ambassador will lead you on the tour.

10 a.m and 2 p.m. Meet the NRAO with Dr. Dave Westpfahl. Limited to 15 people. RSVP soon!

Drunk Driving Simulator, presented by Alcohol Safety Awareness Program (ASAP). Friday afternoon in the Macey Center parking lot.

3:30 p.m. Tailgate party at the Athletic Field prior to the rugby game. 

4:30 p.m. Traditional Black and Blue Rugby Match. The Pygmies vs. Alumni Ancestors. Food, merchandise, and play by play commentary for the rugby neophyte.

6 p.m. Undie run/green mile. Donate clothes to the local homeless shelter and run a mile in your underwear. Meet at the Athletic Field.

6 -8 p.m. Decades Alumni Reunion. The reception will be on the third floor of Fidel. We have an area reserved for each decade of graduates. Appetizers will be served and a cash bar made available.

8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Waffle Rave in the SAC

Evening—The Vigilante Band @ the Capitol Bar
Live Music @ the Bodega Lounge

Saturday, Oct. 19

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Knife throwing demonstration on the Athletic Field

11 a.m. Annual 49ers Parade. Theme: "Back to the Future." Parade travels south on California Street from Sedillo Park to the Plaza. Line-up at 10 a.m. at Sedillo Park. Contact Theresa Kappel, 575.835.6209 or  tkappel@admin.nmt.edu.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Co-ed soccer and Tech alumni soccer game on the Athletic Field.

Noon to 3 p.m. Field events at the Athletic Field, hosted by the campus chapter of ASME.

2 p.m. Alumni picnic at Water Canyon. Meet at Water Canyon for free cookout!

3-5 p.m. Annual Alumni Association general meeting at the Bistro, agenda and discussion items on Facebook  http://on.fb.me/19iFBtj, or LinkedIn  http://linkd.in/1eeUD7j

4-11 p.m. Casino Night, Auction and Bordello at Macey Center.

5-6 p.m. Old Town Bistro hosted by the NMTAA. Join the fun with past and present Techies. Free food and drinks. Donations to the new Victor J. Saracini Memorial Scholarship are welcomed! On Facebook  http://on.fb.me/1a7w49t

6-8 p.m. 25th Reunion Dinner, Class of 1988. Join us for dinner and gifts, courtesy of the Office for Advancement. Meet in the Fidel Center Atrium at 5:45 p.m.

6-9 p.m. Old Town Bistro hosted by the NMTAA. Live music at the Bistro including members of Audio Frenzy, Creamy Goodness, Jazz Sparks, Los Unusual Suspects, Studio 2656, Steve and Martha Cather, and other guests. On Facebook:  http://on.fb.me/1a7w49t

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Minute to Win It" at Macey Center.

9:30 p.m. Belly Dancing at Macey Center

10 p.m. Bordello at Macey Center

Evening—The Vigilante Band @ the Cap!
Ladies Night @ the Bodega

11 p.m.  TAR Laser Tag (after the bordello) at the Fidel Center

Sunday, Oct. 20

9-11 a.m. Alumni farewell breakfast. Come say goodbye to all your old and new friends. In the coffee shop of Fidel Center. For more information, contact Theresa Kappel 575.838.6209 or  tkappel@admin.nmt.edu

11 a.m. Breakfast on the Athletic Field, hosted by the SGA

Noon: Inflatables on the Athletic Field

1 p.m. Volleyball tournament and water balloon tournament