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Media Memo: News Conference Announcing Initiative to Reduce High-Risk Drinking

TO: News and Assignment Editors

FROM: Mike Rindo

DATE: June 17, 2005

SUBJECT: News Conference Announcing Initiative to Reduce High-Risk Drinking

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has received a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education to launch a comprehensive program aimed at reducing rates of drinking among first-year students.

The program will involve collaboration among the university, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, law enforcement, alcohol distributors, parents and students.

Specifics of the program will be announced at a news conference at UW-Eau Claire on Monday, June 20, at 11 a.m. in Davies Theatre, Davies Center.

For additional information contact Mike Rindo, executive director of university communications, at (715) 836-4742 or rindomj@uwec.edu.

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