Wayne State College
Student Center, Rm. 103
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787
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September 11, 2003
Toward Responsible Use of Substances Today
September 11, 2003 at 2:30 p.m., Meadowlark Room
Members present: Mark Bacome, SADD; Todd Barry,
Athletic Department; Lin Brummels, Counseling Center; Drew
Caskey, practicum student; Karen Granberg, Counseling Center;
Jenny Hoffman, student; Sr. Cynthia Hruby, Catholic Ministry;
Jeff Meyer, faculty; Kathy Mohlfeld, Counseling Center;
Jason Mrsny, Security; Jon Pitts, SAAC; Troy Reynolds, Ministerial
Association; Melissa Slaymaker, student; Ron Vick, Counseling
Center; Joe Wall, SAAC; Keith Willis, faculty.
Four students have graduated and 5 members are no longer
in Wayne area. We discussed consolidating several of
the current committees and decided against it at this
time. Members chose committees to participate in to
work on projects of interest.
The group decided to assist with another Fatal Vision
Goggles demonstration at the Oct. 18 football game.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is doing
the shoe display representing the number of alcohol
related traffic fatalities in 2002. Student Athlete
Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be doing the obstacle
course with the goggles on.
Lin Brummels recommended that the TRUST Coalition website
be mailed to members so that they could be sure to read
Updates from Workgroups/Committees:
Policy & Enforcement Report:
- Next meeting: Contact Jason Mrsny at 375-7216
or Jason Karsky at 375-7139
- Safe Ride Program update: With options dwindling,
Mrsny and Karsky contacted a Chicago company called
BusBank. BusBank is a free nationwide service that
works with private bus companies to set up bus service
for consumers in need. Initial conversations with
BusBank reveals a potential promising alternative
to our safe-ride transportation difficulties. Some
of the more promising aspects are in regards to
what they provide. For example, BusBank and their
affiliated companies supply the bus, the bus driver,
and a $5 Million insurance policy. As the subcommittee
discussed in previous meetings, a security guard
would also be hired to ride the bus with the bus
driver. According to BusBank, WSC's hiring of a
security guard would add to the appeal for a contract
with a perspective bus company.
- At this point we are waiting for a proposal from
BusBank. Hopefully we will be able to report more
on their proposal once we receive it. It was noted
that the goal of this program is to get people home
safely. The target time to run the program would
be Thursday nights from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Friday
morning starting in January 2004. The student survey
last year indicated that students would be willing
to use a portion of their activities fee to fund
- Jason Mrsny talked about the Lincoln Police Department
Neighborhood Relations Report:
- Next meeting: Thursday, 9/25/03 at 2:30 p.m. at
the WSC Counseling Center, room 103.
- Two sets of door tags have been distributed by
the Resident Assistant's to 1027 Residence Hall
- Volunteers are needed to distribute door tags
to 1050 homes in the Wayne community: Contact Kathy
Mohlfeld at 375-7321 for more information. Distribution
- Wednesday, September 17 (rain date, Sept.
- Wednesday, October 1 (rain date, Oct. 2)
- 4:00 p.m. meet in Student Center Atrium,
get door tags and distribute until 5:30 p.m.
- 5:30 p.m. Burgers & Brat's @ Curt Frye's
home (1101 Providence Road)
- 6:30 p.m. meet in Student Center Atrium,
get door tags and distribute until finished
(approximately 8:00 p.m.)
- Total cost for supplies: $200.00
Education & Information Report:
- Next meeting: Contact Keith Willis at 375-7210.
- The spring survey of WSC student social norms
on alcohol use came up with positive results in
that most students are not binge drinking every
weekend. Highlights of the survey will be listed
on the website and in a brochure.
- We did not get selected for the Community Anti-Drug
Coalitions of America (CADCA) free training and
technical assistance program.
- Sr. Cynthia Hruby will look into bringing a speaker
to WSC to discuss responsible hospitality. She will
contact Bob Jergens of P.O. Pears in Lincoln. Jergens
is the chair of the Lincoln Responsible Hospitality
Council. Kathy Mohlfeld will contact various student
organizations to see if they would be willing to
co-sponsor the event. It was suggested that we might
do some form of symposium on these issues every
Social Environment Report:
- Next meeting:Contact Lin Brummels at 375-7321.
- The "So What Is There To Do At Wayne State?"
flyer is done and looks fabulous! It was distributed
around campus and to incoming freshmen during orientation.
Next Meeting: Thursday, October 9, 2003 at 2:30 p.m.
in the Meadowlark Room
Check the TRUST Coalition website for
minutes of meetings
Submitted by: Kathy Mohlfeld. Please contact her at
the Counseling Center at 375-7321 if you have any corrections
for the TRUST Coalition minutes
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor