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Friday, October 18, 2013

Paint the "M" (Fri. 18 Oct, 2013 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Join the annual trek up 'M' Mountain to help give the 'M' a facelift!  Students are encouraged to carry 50-pound bags of lime. Sign in at 8 a.m. Launch at 9 a.m. Registration required by Thursday, 10/17 via email ( Lunch provided at the top of the mountain.  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). 



49ers Celebration and Alumni Homecoming (Fri. 18 Oct, 2013 8:00 am - 11:00 pm)

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

9 a.m. Paint the "M" Mountain Run. RSVP by noon, October 17 at 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


Academic Holiday (Fri. 18 Oct, 2013 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

No classes today. Administrative and staff offices will be open.

Pygmy Rugby (Fri. 18 Oct, 2013 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

The Pygmies rugby team will take on an alumni team in the annual Black vs. Blue match at 4:30 p.m. on the Athletic Field. Come support the Tech ruggers – new and not-so-new and celebrate 49’ers! 

Street Hockey (Fri. 18 Oct, 2013 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Street Hockey club invites anyone interested to join us for some friendly, no contact, street hockey fun! Even if you have never rollerbladed or played hockey before, come see what it is all about! Equipment is provided (limited stock) so you don't have to worry about buying your own. We play in the parking lot between Speare and MSEC. For more information email Jeff Lapierre at: jlapierr at nmt dot edu.

Performance Art & Star Party (Fri. 18 Oct, 2013 6:00 pm - Sat. 19 Oct, 2013 12:00 am)

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory is hosting a special event with artist Chris Kallmyer at the observatory. A sound performer and artist, Kallmyer brings his installation piece "The Distance Makes Us Feel Closer." Enjoy art, sit and watch the sunset, and star gaze with our knowledgeable starguides. 'Distance Makes Us Feel Closer" is an immersive, mountaintop sound work. Beginning at dusk, listeners can sip hot tea, and experience spacious and faraway tones resounding across the landscape; Morse Code derived from local oral histories and astronomical data gathered by the observatory. This special performance is naturally inclusive, inviting listeners to hang out and notice sounds, sights, smells, greater landscape that stretches out from our perch in the high-desert. 6 p.m. to midnight.

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