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TRUST Coalition > Meeting Minutes > November 14, 2005

 

Toward Responsible Use of Substances Today
(TRUST) Coalition Minutes

 

Present:

  • Dan Baddorf, KTCH;
  • Jessica Benoit, Wayne PD;
  • Karen Granberg, PEN;
  • Kathy Mohlfeld, Counseling Center;
  • Troy Reynolds, Ministerial Association;
  • Lacey Schwochow, Student Senate;
  • Keith Willis, faculty.

SAMHSA grant application was not funded. 7 acute alcohol poisonings reported so far this semester

2005 WSC Core Alcohol and Drug Survey Results, N=726

  • annual prevalence of alcohol use is down 4.6 %
  • 30-day prevalence of alcohol use is down 8.5 %, but is still 8% higher than national rate
  • Students younger than 21 consuming alcohol is down 13.2%
  • Binge drinking (5/more drinks in one sitting) is down 9.2%, but rate is still 12.8% higher than national rate
  • More students are drinking less frequently
  • Fewer students drinking 3x/week or more
  • Number of students NOT using alcohol and marijuana at all is increasing
    Driving while under the influence is down, but it is still 18% higher here than the national rate
  • WSC students indicate more problematic behaviors related to use than those of nationwide counterparts in 16 out of 19 categories (public misconduct, personal injury, psychological problems, academic problems, etc.)
  • Marijuana use rates are down and are around 10% lower than national rates
    Amphetamine use: 30-day prevalence is down from 3.2% in 2002 to 1.4% in 2005; and annual prevalence is down, as in 2000, 93.9% had never used it and in 2005 the number was up to 96.4% never using amphetamines

Committee/Workgroup Updates:

Education and Information Report:

  • Chairperson needed for this group (Keith will ask Jeff Meyer)
  • Student Health and SADD are doing an information table for the Great American Smoke-Out this whole week in the lobby of the upper level cafeteria in the Student Center.
  • Nebraska Collegiate Consortium to Reduce High Risk Drinking was Nov. 7-8 in Lincoln. UN-L is directing the development of campus/community prevention coalitions across Nebraska. More workshops to follow.
  • Alcohol Awareness Week was Oct. 16-22
  • Counseling Center did the Alcohol Death Wall display in Student Center, many positive comments received
  • Kathy will be doing a follow-up Alcohol Poisoning educational program for RA’s in November
  • Greek Council will be asked if they would like the program as well
    Red Ribbon Week was October 23-29
  • SADD did a shirt display (deaths in 2001=94, 2002=117, 2003=121, 2004=92) of Nebraska alcohol related traffic deaths in 2004 (down 24%).

Neighborhood Relations:

  • Contact Kathy Mohlfeld at 375-7321 for more information. No report today. Next meeting is 11/22/05 at 3:30 p.m. in the Counseling Center.

Policy and Enforcement:

  • Next Safe Ride meeting is 11/21/2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center.
  • Wildcat Wheels: October averages: 48.75 calls/night and 136 passengers/night; total #’s through Oct. 489 calls and 1,314 passengers (September averages: 45.4 calls/night and 119.8 passengers/night)
  • Wildcat Wheels yard signs- Norfolk Beverage volunteered to make new signs for us and get them to us next week.
    Lacey is having 2 x 3 banners made for the bars.
  • Jason Mrsny, Kathy Mohlfeld, Lacey Schwochow, Brandon Ziska and Gary Appel attended the Liquor Law Seminar and Industry Update, hosted by Norfolk Beverage Co. and NECC yesterday.
    City ordinance 2005-31 was amended so that minors are now allowed in bars that don’t serve food without a parent until 10:30 p.m. on nights when an activity is planned (pool and dart leagues).

Social Environment:

  • Students wanting to participate in committee, please contact Lin Brummels for more information at 375-7557, or stop by SC 103.
  • No report.

Upcoming meetings: Monday, December 5, 3:30 p.m. in the Meadowlark Room (2nd floor, Student Center Catwalk)

 

Contact the Counseling Center at 402-375-7321 or wsctrust@hotmail.com if you have any suggestions or concerns for the TRUST Coalition.

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world." ----Margaret Mead

 

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Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor

 

 

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