49ers Schedule: "Things That Make You Go 'Mmm'"

SOCORRO, N.M. October 18, 2011 -- The annual homecoming festivities at New Mexico Tech have been set. The events for the 2011 49ers Celebration include activities for alumni, students and community members.

Highlights include Comedy Night on Thursday, Paint The 'M' on Friday morning, the annual rugby match on Friday afternoon, the parade on Saturday morning and tons of fun, family-friendly activities on the Athletic Field all weekend.

As always, the Vigilante Band -- featuring all Tech alumni -- will be playing three nights at the Capital Bar. The band will also be playing a special unplugged set atop 'M' Mountain during the Paint the 'M' run on Friday.

Things That Make You Go ‘Mmmm’

2011 49ers Schedule

Thursday, October 20

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.       Alumni sign-in in the atrium of the Fidel Center

2 - 6 p.m.                  Student Events at the Athletic Field

                                   Human Duck Hunt, Tie-Dye Shirts

3 p.m. Volleyball

4 p.m. North vs. South

6 p.m. Alumni dinner

                                   Tech alumni are invited to dine with faculty at the home of President Dr. Daniel Lopez. Special honorees are Tech’s oldest living alumni, Lawrence E. Nagle, class of '38 and Hart C. Gleason, class of '39.

6 - 7:30 p.m.             Eating Contests, Outside Macey Center

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

Evening                    Vigilante Band at the Capital Bar


Friday, October 21

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.          M Mountain Run/BBQ. Meet at the Athletic Field. Deadline to register is noon Thursday, Oct. 20. Email paintm@nmt.edu to register.

Noon                        Photo Scavenger Hunt Challenge Deadline

                                  Submit photos via email to nmt.sao@gmail.com. Be the first to submit 20 photo objectives to win a prize! Objectives will be posted outside the SA Office at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17

9 a.m.                          Annual SPE Gold Rush Golf Tournament. Benefits the student chapter of Society for Petroleum Engineers. 4-person scramble. $249 per team or $65 individual. Cost includes cart and green fees and appetizers after the tournament. Call (575) 835-5412 to sign up.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.        Alumni sign-in in the atrium of the Fidel Center

10 a.m. – noon         Campus Department Tours for alumni. Two rounds of tours at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Gather on the first floor of Fidel to meet your HI-Tech Ambassador student guides.

1 to 4 p.m. 49ers      Tailgate Party on the Athletic Field

Nachos, Frito Pies, and Bratwursts, Liquid N2 Ice Cream, Ladder Ball, Hacky Sack, Corn Hole/Toss, Kite Flying, Jumbo Jenga, Tug of War, Angry Bird Catapult, Pie Throwing ($2 ea), Make Your Own T-Shirt, RC Car Race

1:30 p.m.                  Belly Dancing Exhibition

2 p.m.                        Limbo

2:30 p.m.                  Musical Chairs

3 p.m. Rubik’s Cube Challenge

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Campus Department Tours for alumni. Two rounds of tours at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Gather on the first floor of Fidel to meet your HI-Tech Ambassador student guides.

4:30 p.m.                  Annual Black and Blue Rugby Match. Tech Pygmies Vs the Ancestors (alumni).

6 p.m.                       Alumni Reunions. The Alumni Relations Office will hold receptions in the third floor ballroom of Fidel Center. Areas will be designated for each decade of graduates (1990s, 1980s, etc.). Plenty of food and cash bar will be available as well.

6:30 p.m.                  AΣK Sorority Undie Run, Athletics Field

                                   Donate your clothes to a local charity and run around campus in your underwear.

7 p.m.                       QuASAR’s Sex Talk w/ Matie, Workman 101

8 p.m.                       Glow in the Dark Bonfire, Outside SAC Soup Kitchen, S’mores, Glowstick Tag, Glow Ring Toss, Glow Ultimate Frisbee, Glow Horseshoe, Glow Soccer, Glow Flag Football

8 p.m. - 2 a.m.          Tea Club’s Waffle Rave, SAC

Evening                    Vigilante Band at the Capital Bar


Saturday, October 22

10 a.m. – 4p.m.        Knife Throwing, Athletics Field

11 a.m.                     Parade, California St.

This year’s theme is “Things That Make You Go ‘Mmm’”. Lineup at 10 a.m. at Sedillo Park. Prizes will be announced immediately after the parade at the Plaza.

Noon - 4 p.m.           3v3 Paintball Tournament, EMRTC

Noon - 2 p.m.           Co-ed Soccer Game, Athletics Field

1 p.m.                       Alumni Association General Meeting will be in MSEC 103.

1 - 4 p.m.                  Ice Cream treats, courtesy of the Chemistry Club

2 - 4 p.m.                  Miners vs. Alumni Soccer, Athletics Field

2 - 4 p.m.                  Nerf War, SW Corner of Athletics Field

2 - 4 p.m.                  QuASAR’s Poetry/Music Slam, Manzanares

4 - 8 p.m.                  Casino Night, 3rd Floor Fidel

8 - 9 p.m.                  Minute to Win It & Auction of Prizes, Fidel

9 - 11 p.m.                Bordello, 3rd Floor Fidel

11 p.m. - 1 a.m.        A Sultry Night of Dancing, 3rd Floor Fidel

Evening                    Vigilante Band at the Capital Bar


Sunday, October 23

9 a.m. Alumni farewell breakfast in the Fidel Center

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.       Waffle Breakfast, Outside Gym

1 - 6 p.m.                  Retro Game-Apalooza, West Gym

1 p.m.                        Serenity Movie, East Gym

3 p.m.                       Longboard Club’s Poker Run, Gym

4 p.m.                       Suit-Up Dodgeball, East Gym

5 p.m.                       Water Balloon/Gun Fight, Outside Gym


– NMT –

By Thomas Guengerich/New Mexico Tech