New Mexico defeated Air Force 45-37 during Heroes Day which paid tribute to military veterans at University Stadium on Nov. 8. Brian Urlacher’s jersey number 44 was officially retired by UNM during a halftime ceremony. He became the first Lobo football player to have his number formally retired by UNM.
The Lobo’s went up against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs Saturday night at the Pit in the season opener. Craig Neal won his first game as head coach with the Lobos 88 – 52. The Lobos wore camouflage jerseys on Saturday and will auctioned them off after the game. The proceeds from the auction will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
No. 44 officially retired during a halftime ceremony Friday night at University Stadium.Urlacher played for four years in the last 90s before becoming one of the top linebackers in the NFL.
The 21st Marigold Parade took place for Day of the Dead festivities on Nov. 3. The theme of the parade this year was “Sin Papeles/Sin Miedo.”
The Southwest Bacon Fest took place at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum on Nov. 2 with over 8,000 bacon lovers in attendance.
The Lobo Howl, a preseason exhibition event held Friday at The Pit. The entrance by the first-year men’s basketball coach drove the 10,158 fans in attendance into a frenzy.
Lobo Howl, a preseason exhibition event held Friday at The Pit.
The material photograph art studio class collaborates to organize an installation show that revolves around the world’s first ever aquascope.
An inside look into the community driven public radio station 89.9FM KUNM. The radio station broadcasts from Oñate Hall at the University of New Mexico.
The Homecoming King and Queen were announced during the UNM vs. UNLV football game at UNM Stadium on Sept 28.
The Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI) hosts a behind-the-scenes tour of the lab facility on Sept 25.
This week Zimmerman Library marks its 75th anniversary on UNM’s campus.
The New Mexico State Fair featured a green chile cheeseburger competition, featuring 12 competitors. Each year, chefs and representatives from restaurants throughout the state flock to the state fairgrounds to test their spicy burger’s bite.
The UNM football team opened its 2013 season Saturday night at University Stadium with a 21-13 loss to UTSA.
UNM student Chris Montoya grew up playing baseball. He said he only started running to improve his ability to play America’s national pastime. But after one of his baseball coaches saw potential in his running skills, running took over his life.
Montoya, a university studies major, now runs for UNM’s track and field team.
Montoya said being a student athlete is never easy. He said he deals with class, work, Greek life and training daily. But despite his hectic schedule, Montoya said he will always be a runner — what started as a hobby for him became a passion.
Fire — an element as destructive as it is constructive.
Jeffrey J. Schmitt, also known as “Smitty,” said he tries to remove some of fire’s negative stigma as he focuses on glassmaking, an art with a “very unique take on fire.”
Smitty owns Aurora Borealis Glassworks, the only glassmaking and glassblowing shop in Albuquerque. Smitty has been practicing glassmaking off and on since 1979.
Temperatures of over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit are required to keep the glass molten and allow it to be worked into shapes. Sonia Johnson, a student who takes lessons at the shop, said the art is a very difficult process.
“Glassmaking is more challenging than any other arts I’ve practiced,” Johnson said. “Many times it is not forgiving and at first when you start, you pay for your mistakes as your pieces in progress get destroyed. However, the challenges that arise in the art are what keep glassmaking interesting.”