Wayne State College
Student Center, Rm. 103
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787
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December 3, 2003
Toward Responsible Use of Substance Today
December 3, 2003 at 2:30 p.m., Meadowlark Room
Members present: Dan Baddorf, KTCH; Lin Brummels, Counseling
Center; Karen Granberg, Counseling Center; Sr. Cynthia Hruby,
Coop CM & Newman; Jason Karsky, Criminal Justice; Kathy
Mohlfeld, Counseling Center; Jason Mrsny, Security; Troy
Reynolds, Ministerial Association; Bill Triick, Wayne Chamber
of Commerce; Ron Vick, Counseling Center; Deb Weber, Counseling
Center; Lance Webster, Wayne Police Department.
2003 Core Alcohol and Drug Survey Executive Summary:
The Executive Summary and an article in the Wayne Stater
were distributed and the results were discussed. The students
will be surveyed again in March, 2004.
Key findings on use of alcohol were: 91.3% of the
students consumed alcohol in the past year, 79.3%
of the students consumed alcohol in the past 30 days,
74.6% of underage students (younger than 21) consumed
alcohol in the previous 30 days, 56.5% of the students
reported binge drinking in the previous two weeks.
Key findings on the consequences of alcohol and drug
use were: 48.5% reported some form of public misconduct
(such as trouble with police, fighting/argument, DWI/DUI,
vandalism) at least once during the past year as a result
of drinking or drug use.
The average number of drinks consumed per week at
this institution is 6.9 drinks. The national average
is 5.2 drinks. The percentage of students who report
having binged in the last two weeks is 56.5%.
Problematic experiences: 55.4% of the students drove
a car while under the influence.
2004 NCAA CHOICES Grant application ideas:
- Professionals-In-Residence (PIR) - 5 day visit to
Betty Ford Program
- Athletes activity is not for entertainment
but for educational purposes.
- Fatal Vision Goggles or a Breathalizer demonstration
at basketball or volleyball games.
- Public issues forum like Chuck Parker did.
- Need volunteers to help write the grant, contact
- · Due date: 2-13-04
Updates from Workgroups/Committees:
- Policy & Enforcement Report:
- Safe Ride Program - Waiting for approval of
the proposal (pending because of money) from the
Presidents Office - mistake in the article
in the Wayne Stater stated that the program was
starting in January, 2004. Wrote letters to the
editor regarding the error and contacted Curt
Frye, Interim President, to clarify the mis-statement.
- Social Environment Report:
Flyers are being distributed twice a month
that list social events in and around Wayne.
Flyers tell what there is to do at Wayne State
College socially. It was suggested that this
information could be put in the Wayne Stater
but would be too expensive. Another suggestion
was to list a website in the Wayne Stater each
week with these activities.
- Neighborhood Relations Report:
Next meeting: Monday, 12-3-03 at 2:30 p.m.,
Counseling Center Group Room, Student Center,
Discussion regarding three NU Directions speakers
for next semester who will talk about how they
started their Responsible Hospitality Council
(RHC). NU Directions is the UNL Alcohol Education
Continued working on format of program. Suggested
the program be held in February with the speakers
giving the presentation twice (possibly from
1-3 p.m. downtown and 4-5:30 p.m. on campus).
There will be no fee for the speakers. The Neighborhood
Relations Committee will distribute a flyer
describing the event.
The Wayne Chamber of Commerce will consider
co-sponsoring the event. Bill Triick talked
about the Business After Hours program which
is a networking/fundraising event in Wayne.
Need to look at a different format--decided
it should be approached with an educational
It was suggested that the NU Directions presentation
be open to anyone who offers hospitality services
including Texaco, Subway, Pizza Hut, Rain Tree,
etc. Lance Webster will provide a list of establishments
licensed to sell alcohol in Wayne. The Presidents
Office agreed to send an invitation to these
businesses to attend our meeting.
We need to educate everyone regarding what
the TRUST Coalition group does. Want to see
a change (long term) in behaviors like those
mentioned earlier in the Core Alcohol &
Drug Survey. Bill Triick wants to set a goal.
Karen Granberg said we need to get a dialogue
going regarding working together as a team before
Concerns expressed for providing safe alternatives
to drinking and driving. Discussion was held
regarding the Responsible Server program. Concern
that businesses are serving liquor to those
who have had too much to drink or are underage.
The Responsible Server program teaches servers
how to recognize intoxicated customers and professionally
decline further service. It is a free on-line
- Education & Information Report: No report at
Please contact Kathy Mohlfeld at the Counseling Center
at 375-7321 if you have any suggestions or concerns for
the TRUST Coalition.
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor