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News Tips Sept. 29 to Oct. 5

EDITORS/PHOTOGRAPHERS NOTE: The following tips are provided to you for story possibilities related to New Mexico State University Sept. 29-Oct. 5.


NMSU TO SUPPORT FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER WITH PINK EVENT

New Mexico State University Football will support the fight against breast cancer with the "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" awareness initiative and fundraiser during their game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sept. 29 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

NMSU coaches will wear pink shirts, large pink ribbons will be painted on the field, Harley Davidson "hog" riders will parade in pink to the stadium and there will be an alumni and community-wide pink tailgate competition.

The proceeds generated by this event will be used to fund cancer research conducted by the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and NMSU's departments of chemistry and biology.

For more information call (505) 646-4126.

NMSU ALLIANCE TO HOLD RESEARCH CONFERENCE

New Mexico State University's New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (New Mexico AMP) will hold its annual Student Research Conference, "Expanding Horizons IV," at Corbett Center Student Union Oct. 5.

Students will present their oral research presentations and poster presentations and research awards will be given to outstanding presenters. Students from other Louis Strokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) programs from across the country have been invited and representation is expected from New York, California, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico.

Mary O'Connell, regents professor of plant and environmental sciences, will give the keynote address and state Sen. Michael C. Sanchez will be guest speaker. Kenneth R. White, department head of civil and agricultural engineering, will present a seminar on the recent Minneapolis bridge failure.

The conference dinner will include entertainment by the NMSU gospel singers.

For more information call Brianne Bigej, the conference coordinator, at (505) 646-3211 or the New Mexico AMP office at (505) 646-1847.