MAILED: Oct. 5, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will recognize National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 16-21 with a variety of activities.
Volunteers will staff an interactive booth in the Davies Center West Lobby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 16-18. On the "WALL" (When Alcohol Leaves a Lasting) Effect, individuals may write stories on a brick of how alcohol has impacted their lives; then they will place the brick on the "WALL."
The Peer Health Educators will present an interactive "Alcohol 101" presentation in various classes. Faculty interested in scheduling the program should contact Laura Chellman, director of Student Health Service, (715) 836-5954.
A free Movie Night will be held in Towers TV Lounge Tuesday, Oct. 17. Students will view "When a Man Loves a Woman" at 8 p.m. and "28 Days" at 10 p.m. Free popcorn will be available.
On Wednesday, "Dead Day," students will wear T-shirts to represent the people killed in drunk driving accidents. Crosses on the Central Campus Mall also will represent the people who died in alcohol-related vehicular crashes in Wisconsin in 1999.
On Thursday, Oct. 19, organizers will observe "Dry Day." Although it is not the goal of the organizers to teach abstinence, "Dry Day" will be an opportunity for students to pledge not to drink. The day is designed to show there is plenty of fun not related to alcohol found on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Those who pledge to remain alcohol-free, may pick up a button at one of the "Dry Day" booths throughout campus.
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. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded to the organizations sponsoring the drinks receiving the most votes for "best drink."
The major sponsors of the week's activities are Student Health Service, Housing and Residence Life, Peer Health Educators, Toxic Avengers and Residence Hall Councils.
For more information, contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter, (715) 836-3327, or Laura Chellman, (715) 836-5954.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 6, 2000