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11/9/99

Glennis Curry

AUBURN/ALABAMA BETTER RELATIONS DAY SET FOR WEDNESDAY

AUBURN Members of the Auburn University Student Government Associationwill host their counterparts from the University of Alabama for "Better Relations Day" on Wednesday (Nov. 10).

"The tradition of Better Relations Day has become such an important part of the relationship between our two schools," said Auburn SGA President Andrew Nix. "This event does allow us to prepare for our football game, but also provides the opportunity for us to exchange ideas and to promote the strengths of our respective institutions."

Better Relations was initiated nearly 40 years ago to eliminate rowdy behavior and belligerent actions among Southeastern Conference schools at football games. The Auburn Better Relations team visited the University of Georgia on Oct. 19- 20 in preparation for Saturday's game against the Bulldogs.

Alabama will send 40 student government delegates, including its student government president and officers, cheerleaders and mascot, drum major, dean of students, fraternity council presidents and director of student union services.

Better Relations Day is an invitation-only event where Auburn's student leaders will match up with Alabama student leaders and take part in several events around campus.

Among those events are a welcoming reception for the Alabama delegates, lunch at Letterman's Lounge inside Jordan-Hare Stadium, tours of the athletic complex and campus and a closing reception.

"Both Auburn and Alabama greatly benefit from this exchange, as we are able to address issues of concern for both of our schools and work towards positive and cooperative relations to make both of our universities better," Nix said.

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CONTACT: Andrew Nix, 334-844-4240