Alphabet Soup: M, CSM, ROTC, E-Days, & GHS

This is April Fools Day.  I’m not imaginative enough to come up with clever sham news, so I’ll skip straight to the real thing.

What’s the M?

If you looked up at the M last night, you may have wondered what it had become.  The theme for this year’s E-Days is Around the World in Eight-E Days.  The M is a hot air balloon!  Many thanks to Clare Decker and Dan Dupuis from the Blue Key Honor Society for revealing the secret.

100th Anniversary of Mines ROTC

  • Starting at 7 a.m., Cadets from Army ROTC Buffalo Battalion, joined by Air Force Cadets (approximately 220 participants) will conduct a three-mile run throughout campus.
  • Between 8 a.m. and noon, a series of cadet competitions and workshops will be held on the IM Fields and the Student Center Ballrooms.
  • Around noon, helicopters (featuring the Chinook, Apache and Blackhawk) will land on the Intramural Fields. These helicopters will approach from the north and will pass over Lots Q and C. Pieces of heavy-duty equipment will be on display in Parking Lot D until 2:30 p.m.
  • Around 12:45 p.m., President Paul Johnson and Major General Funkhouser will speak from a stage at Lot D.
  • Following the speeches, there will be a ceremonial cutting of the 100th “birthday” cake, using sabers. Hugh Evans (class of 1949) and CPT Ryan Gibbons (class of 2009 and Apache Helicopter Pilot) will cut the cake.

E-Days – Friday April 1
7:30AM – Ore Cart Pull to the Capitol Building in Denver
1:30-2:30PM Tesla Coil Demo, Bunker Auditorium
2:30-5:30 Field Day in the IM Fields
2:30-4PM Trebuchet Contest, Q Lot

E-Days – Saturday April 2
8AM-2PM – Mining Competition, Q-Lot
10AM-1PM – Car Show, CTLM Lot
10AM-12PM – Cardboard Boat Race, Clear Creek
12-3PM – Carnival, IM Fields
9:30PM – Fireworks from North IM Field

Need more details?  Check the website.

The Golden High School Dance Team will have their spring show tonight at 7 in the High School Auditorium.  They will repeat their performance tomorrow at 5:30PM.