Oct. 17–21, 2016: National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW)

by Michelle Saport  |   

2016-ncaaw-posterMain Campus events

Tips on Sips Tables Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Rasmuson Hall, Lobby Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Student Union Thursday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Social Science Building, Lobby

At all three locations, learn tips on how to say no to alcohol at a party, learn about responsible drinking, how drinking affects your GPA, and how binge drinking can affect your judgment. Title IX, Dean of Students and Student Health & Counseling Center staff will be at the tables to answer your questions.

Students in Recovery Every Wednesday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Professional Studies Building, Room 204b

Come bring your lunch and meet other students in recovery!

Residence Life events

It's Ducky to Say "No" Monday, Oct. 17, 5-7 p.m. | Gorsuch Commons, Cama-i Room

Practice ways to say "no" when someone pressures you to drink alcohol.

Fatal Vision Goggle Maze Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5-7 p.m. | North Hall

Students will learn how alcohol affects their motor skills by trying to get through an obstacle course wearing fatal vision goggles.

What's the Temperature: Alcohol and Drug Barometer Activity Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5-7 p.m. | Gorsuch Commons, Cama-i Room

Do you agree or disagree: It's okay for the President to be a recovering alcoholic. You can't really be addicted to painkillers or prescription drugs. It's okay for parents to drink with their kids. Come share your views on statements concerning alcohol and drugs and listen to others' opinions.

BBQ with the Officers in Blue Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m. | MAC Quad

On-campus residents will have the opportunity to socialize with each other and representatives from University Police. UPD officers will speak to residents about state laws regarding alcohol consumption, DUIs and ways to stay safe when consuming alcohol.

The Mad Hot Apple Coffee and Tea Party Tuesday, Oct. 18, 9-10:30 p.m. | North Hall, Third Floor Lounge

Residents will be drinking hot drinks, including coffee and tea, and the amount of caffeine will be compared to the percentage of alcohol in an alcoholic beverage.

One Last Drink Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5-7 p.m. | West Hall, Lobby

Residents will have the option to be served a soda or serve themselves soda. If served soda, they will get a slip of paper that will show what their drink was spiked with or what this one last drink did to them. Students will learn why they should always keep their drinks with them and always watch who pours them a drink.

Rootbeer Squared Thursday, Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m. | East Hall, Front Desk

Students living on campus are invited to enjoy root beer floats will be made for residents along with a conversation about alcohol education (root beer squared equals just beer).

Super Smashed Bros Friday, Oct. 21, 9-11 p.m. | West Hall, Third Floor Lounge

Participants will be donning fatal vision goggles and battling each other in a game of Super Smash Brothers to show the dangers of drinking and driving.

For more information, contact: Amanda Kookesh, Alcohol, Drug & Wellness Educator Rasmuson Hall, Room 122 | (907) 786-1511 | arkookesh@alaska.edu "Do you need help? Please don't hesitate to contact me, that is what I'm here for." - Amanda

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