Encouraging students to be responsible in their choices about alcohol and smoking, the Colleges will hold events in conjunction with the National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
October 9, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart and William Smith Colleges will hold several events in celebration of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, observed from Monday, Oct. 21, through Saturday, Oct. 26. This year’s theme is “For the Record, Most Students Are Smart When it Comes to Their Choices About Alcohol.”
The events held on campus will include “KISS Smoking Goodbye” with KISS 107FM and 95.1FM the Nerve from 1 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Scandling Center. Numerous prizes will be given away including free T-shirts for those who pledge to quit or not to start smoking.
Later, the campus community will play Ultimate Frisbee from 8 until 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, under the lights on the turf field.
Pledges to be responsible with alcohol will be available from 11:30 until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in Scandling Center. Students who take the pledge will receive a free T-shirt.
The week’s events conclude with a discussion called “The Science of Feeling Good and Feeling Bad with Alcohol” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in Albright Auditorium. Students will see firsthand 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 alcohol norms that have been measured nationally.