||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
UW-Eau Claire Observes
Alcohol Awareness Week
MAILED: Oct. 13, 1999|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will recognize National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 17-23 with a variety of activities.
Volunteers will staff an interactive booth in the Davies Center East Lobby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 18-21. On the "WALL" (When Alcohol Leaves a Lasting Effect), individuals may write stories of how alcohol has affected them. "Natural Highs" allows for students to write about fun times when alcohol has not been involved. Finally, the Fatal Vision Goggles, when worn, simulate the effects of intoxication at 11/2 times the legal limit.
Free movies will be shown Tuesday in the Towers Hall TV Lounge. At 7 p.m., students may view "Clean and Sober," at 9 p.m., "When a Man Loves a Woman" and at 11 p.m., "Leaving Las Vegas."
On Wednesday, organizers will display crosses on the Central Campus Mall. Each cross represents one person who died in an alcohol-related vehicular crash in 1998. Alcohol-related vehicular crashes claim one person every 23 minutes. To signify these deaths, the Schofield Hall bell will chime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 23 minutes and 46 minutes after the hour.
A Virgin Bourbon Street will be held Saturday in the Towers Hall TV Lounge from 7 to 11 p.m. Dancing, games and free food will be provided. Nonalcoholic beverages will be available at booths set up by student organizations that compete to make the best drink.
The major sponsors of the week's activities are Housing and Residence Life, Student Health Service, Alcohol Task Force, Peer Health Educators, Toxic Avengers and Peer Counselors.
For more information, contact Beth Jansen-Bonde at (715) 836-2001 or Jodi Thesing-Ritter at (715) 836-3327.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 13, 1999