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Cougars & Mustangs



Hello again, old friends! It’s so great to hear from you. Man, this is just like old times! Ah, back in ’02, when you regularly read this column—yeah, those were good times. I’ll never forget Dr. Terwilliker’s music class—seriously, that guy was crazy! So it’s great to see you, and I look forward to hanging out with you again this July 19 to 22!

That’s right, folks: Poly Days Alumni Weekend 2012 is on its way! If you sign up for this awesome event, you can look forward to several events at your, I mean, our alma mater.

Take, for example, the Classes Without Quizzes event, where you can sign up for some interesting lectures about a variety of subjects—including but not limited to fly fishing, art, and wine, my three best subjects. Other events include lunches, open gyms, and campus tours. Really, there’s a quite a lot going on, and I’m sure you’ll find something to your liking!

Heck, there’s even a barbecue/ice cream social and a family movie night! I can’t think of a better way to spend my summer, with the exception of some combination of the aforementioned events; maybe a romantic boat-in movie theater where you can fly fish and wine taste with a partner while enjoying Casablanca or something? That sounds amazing. Maybe next year.

Note, though, that for several of these events simply signing up for the overall weekend event may not be enough; RSVPing may help ensure you that seat in a workshop to which you’ve taken a particular shining. When you register for the event (it’s $40 per person, by the way, or $15 for youth 4 to 12, with 3 and younger enjoying it for free), you’ll definitely want to see the whole list of everything being offered. My tastes are one thing, and yours may be another. That’s why there were so many majors to choose from when we were there last time!

The event kicks off on Thursday, July 19—or as I like to call it, issue day—with an alumni block party at SLO’s Farmers Market. I expect to see some robot! I especially can’t wait to see how well the music we listen to has aged. Well, maybe I can actually wait for that. Anyway, this is going to be a great event full of both old and new memories, so I hope you all have a great time!

For more information, visit You can, among other things, get a registration form or even a volunteer form if you’re so inclined. Go Mustangs!

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