Wayne State College
Student Center, Rm. 103
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787
Coalition > Meeting Minutes >
February 16, 2004
Toward Responsible Use of Substances Today (TRUST) Coalition
February 26, 2004 at 3:30 p.m., Cottonwood Room
Members present: Dan Baddorf, Lin Brummels, Karen Granberg,
Bruce Hokel, Jason Karsky, Kathy Mohlfeld, Jason Mrsny,
Mitch Shemek, Bill Triick, Ron Vick, Keith Willis.
Providence Medical Center initiative to educate local
schools about dangers of drinking and driving, riding
with a driver who has been drinking and not wearing
a seatbelt when in a vehicle; Emergency Nurses CARE
(EN CARE) slide show personalized by stories of PMC
staff and community members; first high school presentation
will be in Coleridge in March. Laurel is also planning
to have the presentation in their high school.
2004 NCAA CHOICES Grant application (alcohol issues
- Will be notified by April 16if we are selected
to receive$30,000 over 3 years
- Start Safe Ride Program, WSC will fully fund by
§ Use 2 of WSCs 15 passenger vans, hire
2 drivers and 2 security guards (not Campus Security)
on straight time basis
- Advertise the TRUST Coalition; Safe Ride Program;
Counseling Center alcohol education, prevention and
treatment services; social activities in The
- Certified Peer Educator (CPE) class, 2 credit hours,
taught by Karen Granberg and Jamie Paulson: target
SAAC, RAs, Tutors, Ambassadors, Navigators,
and Multicultural Leadership awardees; open to all
students; general elective; EDU class and they fully
fund the class by spring 2007; limited to 20 students
- Required to include evaluation costs . . . Core
Alcohol and Drug Survey
- Professionals-In-Residence (PIR) program at Betty
Ford Center in California-VP of Student Affairs
- Karen Granberg will be setting up a time to go
over a curriculum for the proposed CPE class. Contact
Karen for more information at 375-7321.
Updates from Workgroups/Committees:
- Education & Information Report: Next meeting-Thursday,
March 18 at 8:15 a.m. in the Bluestem Room of the
- WSC student social norms flyer update-Public
Service Announcements would be coordinated via
the College Relations office to be put out some
time in April for Alcohol Awareness month. The
group is looking at involving Resident Assistants
in identifying positive actions taken by students
when dealing with alcohol abuse.
- Neighborhood Relations Report:
- Three NU Directions speakers on March 3. Presentations
about the development of their Responsible Hospitality
Council (RHC) in Lincoln, NE.
- Goal: Offer local retailers proven practices
that will reduce alcohol-related problems while
promoting a profitable business.
- Bob Jergensen (P.O. Pears owner) is trying to
make contact with local bar owners to personally
invite them to the program.
- FORMAT CHANGE: It will be a panel presentation
followed by a question and answer session. This
will demonstrate group strength and also give
each perspective of benefits and lessons.
- Wayne Chamber of Commerce is providing refreshments
at the RHC presentation held at the auditorium.
Chamber also included an article in their newsletter
and included a flyer in the mailing (285 copies).
- Kathy Mohlfeld and Curt Frye, Interim President,
talked about the workshop and the TRUST Coalition
this morning on The View from Wayne, America,
hosted by Mark Ahmann.
- Kathy will check with the speakers to see if
it will be okay to videotape the presentations.
Karen will make table tents for the Student Center
to further advertise the event to students.
- Policy & Enforcement Report:
- Safe Ride Program proposal update: The
Stater ran several articles this semester
regarding the program. This week a Student Senate
Presidential Candidate, Tyler Ficken, announced
that he bought a 15-passenger van to shuttle students
from downtown to campus. He was not elected as
- The Safe Ride proposal in the grant application
was discussed. The ideal form of transportation
would be a large school bus (normally used for
K-12 students). This would allow more students
to get a safe ride faster, let them get into seats
easier, and provide for easier clean up (if necessary).
As the college does not currently own a large
school bus, the grant proposal was written up
using 2 fifteen-passenger vans for transportation.
If the grant were awarded to WSC, we would look
into options of purchasing a surplus school bus
for the program.
- Social Environment Report:
- Flyers have been distributed twice this semester.
Next Meeting: WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2004 at 3:30 p.m.
in the Cottonwood Room
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
citizens can change the world. -----Margaret Mead
Please contact the Counseling Center at 375-7321 if
you have any suggestions or concerns for the TRUST Coal
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor