Mercyhurst College students raise awareness of alcohol abuse Oct. 22-26

With National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week scheduled for Oct. 22-Oct. 26, Mercyhurst College students have arranged a full week of activities to help endorse responsible alcohol use.

On Monday, Oct. 22, students will kick off the week by making fun and healthy alternative beverages during a smoothie-making contest to be held in the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union from 4 to 6 p.m.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, a guest speaker will address the dangers of alcohol abuse during a lunchtime lecture in the Mercyhurst Student Government chambers, upper level of the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union. Lunch will be provided.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will bring their program, “Fatal Vision,” to the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Their program entails bringing along special goggles that each student can wear to witness the effects of alcohol use on their system.

The tragic consequences of alcohol abuse will be the subject of a Rape Crisis presentation on Thursday, Oct. 25. From 7 to 8 p.m. at Baldwin Hall, Mercyhurst freshman women’s residence hall, the agency will discuss date rape, then they will present the program again from 8 to 9 at McAuley Hall, the freshman men’s residence hall.

The week will wind down with a mini health fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union. Erie area agencies will be on hand to explain their services with students interested in learning more.

For more information about the activities, please contact Marvin Jones, assistant student activities director, at 824-2089.
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