Alcohol Awareness Week Set for Oct. 12-16

Oct. 8, 1998

Baylor University's Health and Wellness Office in conjunction with National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 12 -16 as a part of Health Enrichment Month.

"This week will allow the student body to help each other with their own issues of substance abuse," said Elizabeth Adams, a graduate assistant in the Wellness office.

In preparation for the week, a red ribbon campaign will be held in the Bill Daniel Student Center with the theme "Get High on Life." The Wellness office requests that student wear the ribbons and abstain from alcohol consumption for a selected period of time of their choice. Professors also have been asked to distribute ribbons during class time to reach students who do not go to the Student Center often.

George Obermeier will be the keynote speaker for the month. He is a nationally recognized educational humorist who is head of the educational consulting firm, High on Life. He will share techniques on how to be fully alive by empowerment, how to be more creative in producing happiness, and how to get what you want out of life by taking more risk. Obermeier received his undergraduate degree from Frostburg State University, his master's degree in the psycho-social aspect of physical activity from Penn State University and has done doctoral study in sports psychology.

Obermeier will discuss "Getting High on Life is a Skill...Someone Forgot to Teach Us" at 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Waco Hall during Chapel Forum and again at noon in the Houston Room of the Student Center.

For more information, contact Andrea King, student outreach coordinator, at


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