Alcohol Awareness Week Set for Oct. 18-22 at Baylor

Oct. 14, 1999

by LoAna Lopez

In an effort to educate students about the facts of alcohol consumption, Baylor University's Health Education and Wellness Office will sponsor Alcohol Awareness Week

Oct. 18-22.

"If you don't have the right information, or if you're just not informed, it's difficult to make the best choice about any health issue," said Andrea King, student outreach coordinator.

Baylor's week of events coincides with National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. King said this year's national theme is "Stand Up and Be Counted," because statistics show that 76 percent of college students are moderate or non-drinkers.

Faculty members have been asked to help distribute ribbons as part of the Red Ribbon Campaign. Students are being challenged to "tie one on" and abstain from alcohol consumption for any period of time they choose.

Activities will kick-off with free swing dance lessons from 8 to 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in Marrs McLean Gym. Other events include an alcohol-related car accident display, beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Fountain Mall, and a panel discussion about alcohol use and abuse around campus at noon Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Beckham Room on the second floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

For more information about the week, contact the Health Education and Wellness Office at 710-3520.

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