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University Announcements

The Student Government Association maintains an online calendar for many of the clubs that are active on campus. These student-run clubs operate on shared interests, including academic clubs, sports, gaming, dance, and much more. Students can access the master calendar at https://goo.gl/Z3kmrH

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International Flags on Display in the Fidel Center atrium:

  • United States, Portugal, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Netherlands, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Panama, Romania and United Arab Emirates (Nov. 20 to Dec. 3).

New Mexico Tech in the news:

  • NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab  published a news release about the first international asteroid tracking exercise. The Magdalena Ridge Observatory at New Mexico Tech participated in the project and was mentioned in the news release. Click here for the full report   
  • KOB-TV Channel 4 posted a report from meteorologist Eddie Garcia about the Magdalena Ridge Observatory tracking an interstellar object. The MRO 2.4-meter telescope assisted NASA to track and characterize the first known interstellar asteroid that passed through our Solar System in September and October. The report includes interviews with V.P. of Research Dr. Van Romero and MRO Director Dr. Eileen Ryan. Click here for that report

Items of interest: 

  • Did you know? New Mexico Tech sends surplus inventory to Bentley's Auction every month. The company auctions New Mexico Tech inventory on the second Friday of every month. Auctions start at 8:30 a.m. at 4900 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque. Buyers can bid on items in person, on-line or by phone. The website is www.bentleysauction.com or auctionsouthwest.com. Bentley's phone number is (505) 344-1812.
  • What can you do with your empty printer and copier ink cartridges, and the cell phones you're no longer using? Put them in a collection box for the Rotary Club of Socorro. This project is partly community service, to keep the cartridges and phones out of the landfill, and partly an effort to raise funds for Rotary's local, national, and international projects. You will find collection boxes on campus in the Fidel Center, Human Resources, NRAO, MRO, and the Bureau of Geology. You will also see them at various locations around Socorro. Rotary thanks you for your help!

  • The Albuquerque-to-Socorro commuter van has an available seat. If you are interested please contact Rob V Hepler at 575-835-8027 (text or voice) or robert.hepler@nmt.edu.Some key points about our van pool:
    • We operate every day that NM Tech is open.
    • We have two stops in Albuquerque and in Socorro
      • I-25 and Paseo Del Norte –leaves at 6:32 AM
      • I-25 and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. – leaves at 6:45
      • Cramer Hall parking lot
      • EMRTC parking lot
    • We leave NM Tech at 5:05 p.m. and stop at the other stop on campus before heading home.
    • We lease our van from New Mexico Vanpools (a non-profit organization) who set our monthly fees based on operational costs.
    • Our fees have averaged $130.46 per month for the last year. If one considers vehicle expenses and wear and tear (depreciation), for most folks, driving their own vehicle, this cost is less than would be spent on 6 round trips from Albuquerque to Socorro. This does not consider your personal time spent on driving your own vehicle.
    • As a passenger on the van you can sleep or work during the trip! Most folks sleep. 

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