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National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Set for Sept. 20-26 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Sept. 12, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — Faculty, staff and students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will once again participate in National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Sept. 20-26.

A variety of activities will focus on the dangers associated with alcohol and remind students of the many ways to have fun without alcohol.

Activities will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 with the Michael Noll Memorial Run/Walk. Registration on the day of the event will be held at 9 a.m. in the Haas Fine Arts parking lot. Individual registration is $15 per person, teams of four or more are $12 per participant preregistered, and the first 30 participants are guaranteed a T-shirt.

The event is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire Student Senate, the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education, Action City and the Michael Noll family. All proceeds go to CASE, whose mission is to reduce high-risk drinking and prevent the kinds of tragedies that took the life of Michael Noll when he was a senior biology major at UW-Eau Claire.

Also on Sept. 20, Action City and the Right Way shuttle will co-sponsor an event for students with a university ID at Action City: $15 for two hours of unlimited play between 6 p.m. and midnight with free transportation and food available from 7-8 p.m.

The week continues with half price bowling in Hilltop Center on upper campus from noon to closing Sept. 21.

The campuswide "Most of Us" campaign will be featured Sept. 23. One hundred student leaders will wear T-shirts all day and ask faculty for permission to do a reading in each of their classes. The reading will list statistics from the 2008 CORE survey that found most UW-Eau Claire students who drink do so responsibly.

The "Jail & Bail" will begin Sept. 24. From 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. University Police officers will "arrest" a number of faculty, staff, students and administrators. Those being arrested will be asked to complete a sobriety test as if they were being arrested for drunken driving. Officers will talk to observers in the area of the "arrest," providing information about the consequences of driving drunk. Those arrested must then raise bail to get out of jail. The money will go to the Student Wellness Advocacy Team to support future wellness programming on campus.

The Higherground on upper campus will host the "Virgin Bourbon Street" from 8-11 p.m. Sept. 25. All the residence halls will compete in a contest for the best alcohol-free cocktail.

There will be an Interactive Resource Fair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 26 on the Campus Mall with live music by Little Willie from noon-1 p.m.

Alcohol Awareness Week sponsors include Activities and Programs, Housing and Residence Life, University Recreation, the SWATeam, Residence Hall Activities Board, United Hall Council, University Police, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, University Dining Services, Dean of Students Office, and the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education. Off campus sponsors include Action City, Dr. Ralph Hudson and the family of Michael Noll.

For more information about National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week activities at UW-Eau Claire, contact Jennifer Lee, director of the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education and the Blugold Parent and Family Office, 715-836-5111, or leejs@uwec.edu.

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