From Oct. 15 – 19, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative will be sponsoring the National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

All week, various programs and events will be open to the campus in order to raise awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. As well as free prizes and fun activities, the various events will present an overview of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

“We’ve planned educational and fun events. They’re designed to make an awareness week that’s entertaining and fun,” said Michelle Lovering, Health Programming Coordinator.

The first event on Tuesday, “Breaking the Link”, is a golf-themed substance abuse event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center mall area.

The second event of the day is “A Kat Named Norm,” which will be held at 2 p.m. in room 307 of the LSC. This session will further promote a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.

Dannell Price, Region VI Education Specialist, will be available on Wednesday in the LSC Mall area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where he will demonstrate the dangers of drinking and driving and discuss the benefits available through auto insurance.

At 2 p.m. in room 302 of the LSC, the drunk driving theme will continue with “Drug and Alcohol Driver’s Ed.” The interactive presentation will summarize important details related to drinking and driving, including laws and passenger safety.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LSC mall area, “Sam’s Next Top Model” will be an opportunity for students to compete for a male and female space in the homecoming parade’s iDrive car. During the event, participants will be able to take head shots, become a spokesperson, and compete on the runway. At 11 a.m., David Ficklen, M.D. will present “Deadly Combinations” in room 315 of the LSC. The lecture will outline the dangers of mixing drugs with alcohol. At 1 p.m. in room 315 of the LSC, the “Pizza Game” will combine pizza and a lecture on decision outcomes.

The week ends with the “Wheel of Misfortune” at noon in room 302 of the LSC. Games and snacks will be available, as well as an opportunity to “spin the wheel and see what fate you’re dealt.”

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