October 11, 2000 GENEVA, NY – From a prayer service to a panel discussion on fake ID, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have arranged a series of events to be held on campus in conjunction with National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week from Sunday, October 22, until Friday, October 27. The week-long series of events, titled “There's Strength in Numbers: Most Students are Making Healthy Choices,” are all free and the public is encouraged to attend. Red ribbons will be distributed throughout the week at the Scandling Center as a visible symbol of support.
A non-denominational chapel service will begin the week's events. The service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, in St. John's Chapel. The service will allow members of the community speak to the role faith can play in preventing alcohol abuse.
On Monday, HWS Chaplain Lesley Adams, HWS Hillel program professional Lorinda Weinstock, and Roman Catholic Priest Father Paul Bonacci will lead a brief memorial service called “Remember Me” for those who have died as a result of their own or others' drinking. The service will be held at 6:15 p.m. on the Hobart Quadrangle, followed by a dinner and discussion in the Creedon room, located above the Café. A discussion called “In Search of Edgar Allan Poe” will be held immediately following at 7:30 p.m. in the Wasey Room. The discussion will combine Poe's literary works with a focus on prevention and education regarding drugs.
On Tuesday, the movie “When a Man Loves a Woman” will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Cellar Pub. This movie, starring Megan Ryan and Andy Garcia, gives a realistic view of how alcohol impacts relationships. A discussion will follow, led by David Diana, the HWS director of alcohol and other drug programs.
A panel will discuss fake identification at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the Wasey Room. In addition to student representatives, panelists will include Wes Perkins, professor of sociology; Stephan Forward, a local attorney; and Sgt. Brian Travis, of the Geneva Police Department.
On Thursday, a demonstration and lecture on “The Science of Feeling Good & Feeling Bad with Alcohol” will be held at 7 p.m. in Albright Auditorium. Members of the community are invited to come and 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. The program will be led by David Craig, professor of chemistry.
Events will conclude on Friday when students, faculty, and staff will asked to “Take the Factoid Challenge” and try to correctly answer a variety of questions that pertain to HWS life. T-shirts will be given to those who can get five out of six correct on the quiz.
For more information, contact David Diana at (315) 781-2478 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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