Facial hair for men’s health awareness

This November, men and women around the country will be participating in Movember, an event to raise awareness for men’s health issues. At Mines, there will be a best mustache and best beard competition for the men and a best knitted mustache contest for women. Registration happened on November 1, but it is still possible to register late by speaking to Travis Smith in the Student Activities Office or Brandon Samter in the International Student and Scholar Services office with a freshly shaved face. Prizes have yet to be determined.

On November 14, Dr. Pattridge, MD will be giving a seminar on men’s health in the W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center. On November 15, there will be a knitting class in the wellness center to help with the best knitted mustache contest for those who do not know how to knit and would still like to enter the contest. At the end of the month, the three contests will be judged. Furthermore, if $10,000 or more is raised at Mines, Dr. Robert Knecht of the EPICS department will shave off his iconic mustache. Visit http://us.movemeber.com for more information.

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