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Perkins Speaks on Civic Engagement and Presents New Nationwide Study of Over 75,000 Students

Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, was invited to speak on a panel addressing the topic “On the Horizon in College Alcohol and Violence Prevention: Five Experts Talk About Civic Engagement and Service Learning as Prevention Strategies,” at the National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, Washington, D.C., Oct. 17-18. At the same conference Perkins also presented results of a new national study of over 75,000 students surveyed at 130 colleges and universities showing that as titled “Reducing Misperceptions of the College Student Drinking Norm Lowers Risk: Results of a Nationwide Evaluation of Alcohol Abuse Prevention Efforts.”

Perkins was quoted in the Oct. 25 St. Louis, Mo., Post-Dispatch article “Colleges switch tactics to fight alcohol abuse.” He spoke at a conference hosted by the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.