GENEVA, N.Y.-Hobart and William Smith Colleges will hold several events from Sunday, October 21, through Thursday, October 25 in celebration of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. This year's theme is “What Are You Doing This Weekend?” Most Students Will Be Making Healthy Choices.
The events held on campus will include showing the movie 28 Days at 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, in the Geneva Room. This blockbuster movie stars Sandra Bullock who is a successful New York writer living life in the fast lane. The movie depicts her struggle with alcohol and other drugs as she enters a rehab program after getting a DWI. Also on Sunday, October 21, red ribbons will be distributed for students to show support that most students are making healthy choices concerning alcohol and to remember those who have lost their life due to an alcohol-related accident.
“Thinking About Drinking: Faculty Perspectives and Conversations” will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 22, in Hirshson Ballroom. Come join HWS faculty as they discuss with students their academic perspective to understanding the phenomenon of alcohol use in our society and in particular on a college campus.
On Tuesday, October 23, the movie A Knight's Tale will be shown from 7 until 9:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room. A Knight's Tale is about medieval squire William Thatcher who tries his luck at jousting and finds romance along the way.
Students, faculty, and staff will Join Hands Across the Campus to show their support that most students are making healthy choices from 12:20 until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, at Scandling Center. Free T-shirts will be distributed to all students on a first-come basis.
The Science of Feeling Good and Feeling Bad with Alcohol will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 25, in the Geneva Room. Students will actually see how alcohol absorption is different for men and women, and learn the pharmacological effects of alcohol as they relate to sensations and functional changes in the user. David Craig, professor of chemistry, will review the consequences of alcohol abuse for college students and the important alcohol norms that have been measured nationally.