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October 13, 2004
Toward Responsible Use of Substances Today
(TRUST) Coalition Minutes
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 3:30 p.m., Blue Stem
Present: Dan Baddorf, Lin Brummels, Curt Frye,
Karen Granberg, Kathy Mohlfeld, Jason Mrsny, Troy Reynolds,
Jacey Schwarz, Anne Willis.
Providence Medical Center continues to do EN-Care presentations
regarding alcohol abuse and drinking and driving. The
next presentations are October 19 in Neligh (recent
death); October 26. Orchard and November 4 at Wayne
Melissa Silvers and Greg Bachman, from Residence Life,
did projects on alcohol issues for Homecoming this week.
Melissa did a display of stories and pictures in Berry Hall
entitled “It won’t happen to me . . . but it
happened to these people”. The stories are mainly
of students who died of alcohol poisoning or drunken driving.
They will also be doing a luminaries display October 14.
Greg created a game show of trivia questions that will be
played in Pile Hall this week.
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW)
is next week. Red Ribbon Week is the following week.
Displays and information tables will be set up in the
lobby of the upper level cafeteria for both events.
Education and Information Report: Contact Keith
Willis at 375-7210 for more information on the next
- Myth vs. reality trivia questions/quizzes with
WSC social norms were taken by 19 students last week.
They were rewarded with soda pop and/key chains for
participating. This will be done once a month during
“Steak Night” at the cafeteria. Jessica
Martinez did the banner for the program.
Neighborhood Relations: Contact Kathy Mohlfeld
at 375-7321 for more
Fatal Vision Goggles demonstration was Saturday,
September 25 at the WSC football game (Family Weekend).
SADD did a shirt display of the alcohol related
traffic fatalities in Nebraska in 2003 (121). SAAC
did the obstacle course demonstration. The Nebraska
State Patrol had a display of a pick-up truck rolling
over that demonstrates what happens to an unbelted
driver and child not in a car seat. SADD also had
a table set up to distribute information. Coloring
book pages were given to children and “Smarties”
candies were given to people trying the goggles
and walking the tape line. 135 shirts were donated
to the Goodwill Store in Norfolk. See attached article
from “The Stater.”
Pamida received approval from the Wayne City Council
on October 4 to apply for a liquor license. We have
until tomorrow to protest that application to the
Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Falls City was
successful earlier this year in blocking a license
from being granted to Pamida in their town. It only
takes three signatures from residents of Wayne for
a hearing to be called. The meeting will most likely
be November 4 or 5. See attached article and the
petition being passed around the meeting.
Policy and Enforcement: Contact Jason Mrsny
at 375-7216 or Jason Karsky at 375-7139 for more information.
Kathy Mohlfeld applied for and was awarded a Professional
Staff program improvement grant for $2,000.00 from
the WSC Foundation to have a pilot run of the Safe
Ride program. The program will run for a minimum
of five Thursday evening’s using vans. Curt
Frye reported that we will not be able to use college
vans. He will look into securing other transportation.
The Safe Ride program is slated to begin next semester.
We will use this semester to work on advertising,
policies, and hiring drivers and security. See attached
articles from “The Stater”.
The Nebraska State Highway commission might be
providing funding for advertisement of the Safe
Congressman Tom Osborne has co-sponsored legislation,
the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking
Act, aimed at preventing and reducing underage drinking
based on the recommendations from the Institute
of Medicine and the National Academy of Science
report released earlier this year, see attached.
Congressmen Hagel and Nelson were sent letters by
Kathy Mohlfeld asking them to support the act.
Social Environment: Contact Lin Brummels for
more information at 375-7321.
- Counseling Center work/study students will work
on posters. The focus will be on getting the information
on the website.
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor