with its annual Walk Towards Awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to raise
awareness of the dangers of excessive and underage drinking. Other
events will also be held on the University’s campus during the week of
Oct. 21-25. The walk will begin at noon on the University’s greenway
and proceed to Kirby Park. Participants are invited to a barbecue
hosted by Maers BBQ after the walk.
Throughout the week, area organizations will be on campus between 11
a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Henry Student Center to inform students about
the affects of drugs and alcohol. Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug
Services will set up a display each day in the center on the affects
of drugs and alcohol. On Monday, the Traffic Injury Prevention Project
will also be on campus and provide a Wii game on distracted driving.
On both Monday and Tuesday, the Northeast Highway Safety Program will
host a display where students can wear impairment goggles.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, AAA Mid-Atlantic Safety Services will have
an alcohol educational display called “One drink can be too many” on
the University’s greenway. Lastly, on Thursday the Pennsylvania State
Police, Bureau of Liquor Enforcement will have a representative in the
student center to demonstrate a Breathalyzer machine and impairment
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is a campaign sponsored by
the Wilkes chapter of the Bacchus Network, a non-profit organization
devoted to promoting student and young adult based, campus and
community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions
concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco and illegal drug use, unhealthy
sexual practices and other high-risk behaviors.
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