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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Campus and Community Organizations
to Sponsor Alcohol Awareness Week
phone (715) 836-4741
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MAILED: Oct. 16, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week activities will take place Oct. 19-26 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The week will begin Monday with an activity titled "The WALL Effect -- When Alcohol Leaves a Lasting Effect." Participants will share a brick commemorating an event involving alcohol in their life. The display will continue through Thursday. The display will be in the East Lobby of Davies Center, and a booth with additional bricks will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each of those four days.

The Mothers Against Drunk Driving red ribbon campaign will get under way Monday and continue Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the East Lobby of Davies Center.

Also, peer health educators will host a program titled "Fatal Vision Goggles" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in East Blugold of Davies Center. That program will continue Tuesday and Thursday -- same times and location.

On Tuesday, the films "Clean and Sober," "When A Man Loves A Woman" and "Leaving Las Vegas" will screen from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Towers TV Lounge.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the funeral toll will sound every 23 and 46 minutes after the hour. Individuals also will wear buttons Wednesday as part of "Dead Day." Everyone wearing a button will represent one person who died in an alcohol-related accident in Wisconsin in the last year.

Other events for Wednesday include a cross display on the Central Campus Mall, and a program titled "MACS: Making Alcohol Choices Sensibly," which will begin at 8 p.m. in the Towers TV Lounge.

The final activity of the week will be a "Virgin Bourbon Street," slated for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the Towers TV Lounge. Nonalcoholic drinks and free food will be served to university students.

All events are sponsored by Housing and Residence Life, Peer Health Educators, Alcohol Awareness Advisory Committee, Toxic Avengers, Instant Fun, Student Health Services, peer counselors and MADD.

For further information, contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter at (715) 836-3327 or Beth Jansen-Bonde at (715) 836-4311.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: Oct. 16, 1997