Complete 49ers Schedule

The annual 49ers Celebration includes all the favorite festivities, plus special events to note the 125th anniversary of the founding of New Mexico School of Mines in 1889. For alumni events, please register for your events (even the free ones) at http://bit.ly/1scIPsP.

Wednesday, October 15

The first evening of 49ers Celebration events:

SAB event: "Put it where you want it T-shirts" 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fidel Atrium http://cepincorporated.com/events/put-it-where-you-want-it 

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources is celebrating Earth Science Week with an Open House from 2 to 5 p.m.

Engineering BBQ 5 p.m. La Raj

SAB event "A Shot of Reality" 8 p.m. SAC http://bass-schuler.com/a-shot-of-reality/


Thursday, October 16

Alumni registration will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Atrium of Fidel Center. Alumni can sign in for the weekend's events.

Campus tours will be available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Meet in the Atrium of Fidel Center. Register at http://bit.ly/1scIPsP.

SAB event: "Put it where you want it T-shirts" 11 am to 5 pm Fidel Atrium http://cepincorporated.com/events/put-it-where-you-want-it 

Tech Talks! from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Faculty and alumni will deliver fun and informative talks about science, engineering, discovery, careers, life and more. $10 for alumni; $20 for others; FREE for current students and faculty.

• 11 a.m. – Dave Thomas – "Teaching about Science and Pseudoscience at NMT" - Physicist and Mathematician
• 11:30 a.m. – Ed Fries – "Secrets from the Future" - Computers
• Noon – Sylvia Medina – Starting, Growing and Branding an Engineering Company - Entrepreneur
• 12:30 p.m. – Snezna Rogelj – "Are you Borg already?" – Research Biologist
• 1 p.m. - Michelle Creech-Eakman – "Viewing the Cosmos at the Highest Resolution – Physics Researcher
• 1:30 p.m. – Penelope Boston - "Caves from New Mexico to Mars and Beyond" Speleologist
• 2 p.m. – Frank Etscorn – Behavioral Psychologist
• 2:45 p.m. – Van Romero – "125 Years of New Mexico Tech" Research and Economic Development

Pink Pong 2 p.m. 5 p.m. Fidel

Cake decorating contest judging begins at 2 p.m. Cake walk to follow. Cakes will be on display beginning at 1:40 p.m. Fidel Center 1st floor

Hard hat tour of the new Bureau of Geology building, which is under construction on campus. Meet in the Fidel Center atrium at 3:45 p.m. Register at http://bit.ly/1scIPsP.

Student Poster Contest, 7 to 9 p.m. Fidel Center 1st floor. Alumni vote on student research posters. Posters on display from noon Thursday to 4 p.m. Friday. Winners will be announced at the 49ers Parade and posted on the Tech website.

49ers Opening Reception -- 7 to 9 p.m. on the second floor of the Fidel Center. Appetizers and a cash bar.

NMT Alumni Association gathering. Alumni and current NM Tech students will play a musical tribute to the reunion classes of 1964 and 1989 by channeling memorable songs from those years. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Twisted Chile

SAB event Comedy Night: "Mission IMPROVable" 8 p.m. Macey

Vigilante Band at the Capital Bar -- 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

SAB Event Tech Traditional Initiation Digging Ceremony 10 p.m. Mud Bog pit


Friday, October 17

PAINT THE 'M'. Students, employees, alumni and community members are invited to participate in the Paint the 'M' event, a.k.a. the 'M' Mountain Run. Registration deadline is noon Thursday, Oct. 16. Email paintm@nmt.edu to register. The run begins at 9 a.m. Meet in the parking lot between the NMT Golf course and Facilities Management. Participants will be treated to lunch at the top of the mountain. The first 20 students to reach the top with a bag of lime get cash prizes.

Alumni Reunions
All on Friday, Oct. 17

Computer Science and Engineering, informal welcome 10 a.m. to noon in Cramer 221. Lunch with faculty at noon, Meet the CSE students 2 to 4 p.m.

Electrical Engineering, 1 p.m., Bodega Burger Co.

Mechanical Engineering, 3 p.m., Macey Center patio

Physics Department, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Third floor lobby of Workman Center, with a reunion at the Bodega Burger Co. from 4 to 6 p.m.

Earth and Environmental Science and the Bureau of Geology, 1307 Lopezville Rd., 5 to 8 p.m.

Chemistry, Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Psychology and M.S.T.  Macey Center upper lobby, 6 to 9 p.m.

Math Department, 1226 Calle de Lago, 6 to 8 p.m.

Petroleum Engineering and Chemical Engineering, 7 p.m. at the Balch residence, Call 835-5412 for directions.

Alumni registration will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Atrium of Fidel Center. Alumni can sign in for the weekend's events. Campus tours will be available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Meet in the Atrium of Fidel Center

Society of Petroleum Engineers' Gold Rush golf tournament: Two flights (morning and afternoon). Call 575-835-5412 for more information or visit www.nmt.edu/~spe.

Strategic Plan Review open forum for alumni. 11 a.m. to noon in the third floor ballrooms of the Fidel Center.

Magdalena Ridge Observatory tours: Meet at 11:45 a.m. at the post office in the Fidel Center for a noon departure. $25 includes lunch, transportation and tour. $15 for students includes lunch, transportation and tour.

SAB Event: Tech Traditional Ceremony Log Challenge 2 p.m. Mud Bog pit

SAB Event: Rugby Tailgate 3 p.m. Athletic Field

Rugby! Black and Blue Match featuring the Pygmies vs. the Ancestors. 4:30 p.m. on the Athletic Field.

QUASAR Meet and Greet 5 p.m. La Raj

Undie Run 5:30 p.m. Field

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

SAB Event: Bonfire 9:30 p.m. Mud Bog pit

The Vigilante Band at the Capital Bar; Live music at the Bodega Lounge. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Saturday, October 18

Bookstore special hours – open 8 a.m. to noon – for alumni and friends.

Bureau of Geology special hours - open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Billy Aardds Club reunion 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. www.nmt.edu/~billiard

49ers Parade: 11 a.m. on California Street. Lineup starts at 10 a.m. Contact Theresa Kappel at 835-6209 or tkappel@admin.nmt.edu to register your parade entry. Prizes in 10 categories.

After parade fun: Entertainment for all ages on the Socorro Plaza -- arts, crafts, food, fun and games. Starting at noon or immediately following parade.

New Mexico Tech Alumni Association annual general meeting. Agenda items include a brief history of the Association, the new 501(c)3 status and the new MOU with New Mexico Tech. Also, members will elect new officers and board members. 1 p.m. in Workman 101.

Knife Throwing Club event - 11 a.m. Athletic Field

ASME Photo Thermo Booth noon to 3 p.m. TBD

NMTARC Car Show Noon to 5 p.m. Athletic Field

Belly Dance Seminar with Aditi Natesa 1 p.m. Gym

Res. Life North v. South Football game 1 p.m. Athletic Field

Alumni Soccer Game 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Athletic Field

Coed Soccer Game 3 to 5 p.m. Athletic Field

SAB Event: Tech Traditional Ceremony Tug O' War and Mud Wrestling 3 p.m. Mud Bog pit

SAB Event: Casino Night for students, alumni and friends. 4 to 11 p.m. Macey

SAB Event: Silent Auction 4:30 p.m. Macey

AIChE Cap Canter 5k Run 5 p.m. TBD

Victor J. Saracini Memorial Scholarship fundraiser. Hosted by the Alumni Association. Free food and drinks. 21-and-over. Social hours is 5 to 6 p.m. Live music from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Garcia Opera House on California Street. (Victor Saracini was a Tech graduate who was one of the pilots who died in the 9/11 attacks).

Class of 1989 25th year reunion dinner: 6 to 9 p.m. at the Garcia Opera House in conjunction with the Saracini fundraiser. RSVP to Theresa Kappel at (575) 835-6209 or tkappel@admin.nmt.edu by October 10.

Belly Dance Performance featuring Aditi Natesa 8 p.m. Macey

SAB Event: Bordello Performance 8:45 pm Macey

NMTARC Laser Tag after Bordello Fidel 3rd Floor.

Vigilante Band at the Cap; Ladies Night at the Bodega. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Sunday, October 19

The annual 49ers Celebration wraps up with an alumni farewell brunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fidel Center cafeteria

SAB Event: The Silver Lines Band Performance 1 p.m. Pavilion (in front of Fidel)

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