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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
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Oct. 15, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week activities will take place Oct. 18-24 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The week will begin Monday with an activity titled "The Wall Effect." Participants will share a brick commemorating an event involving alcohol in their life. The display, continuing until Thursday, will be in the West Blugold by the Bookstore, and a booth with additional bricks will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each of those four days.
"Why Ask Why," a presentation by Peer Health Educators, will begin Monday at 6 p.m. in the Towers TV Lounge.
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 will also wear buttons as a part of "Dead Day." Everyone wearing a button will represent one person who died in an alcohol-related accident in Wisconsin last year.
Other events for Wednesday include a cross display on the Central Campus Mall, a crash simulation at 5 p.m. on Garfield Ave. and the Towers lawn, and a program titled "MACS: Making Alcohol Choices Sensibly," beginning at 8 p.m. in the Sutherland basement.
On Thursday, "Dry Campus Day" stations will be held in Davies and Hilltop Centers where students can pledge not to drink that day.
The final activity of the week will be "Virgin Bourbon Street," slated for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the Towers TV Lounge. The dance and social will feature nonalcoholic drinks and free food to university students.
All events are sponsored by Housing and Residence Life, Student Health Services, Alcohol Education Advisory Committee, Peer Health Educators, Instant Fun, Toxic Avengers, peer counselors, hall councils and the University Police.
For more information, contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter at (715) 836-3327.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

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

Updated: Oct. 19, 1998