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TRUST Coalition > Meeting Minutes > October 10, 2005

 

Toward Responsible Use of Substances Today
(TRUST) Coalition Minutes

October 10, 2005

 

Present: Kathy Mohlfeld, Counseling Center; Gary Appel, Riley’s Owner; Ron Vick, GAMMA advisor; Lin Brummels, Counseling Center Director; Lacey Schowchow, Student Senate Rep.; Cami Story, Norfolk Beverage; and Michelle Waldecker, SADD.

  • SAMHSA grant application still pending.
  • 5 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

  • Terrace Hall has a “Lay it All on the Wall” display. Recreational Use of Drugs is included
  • Alcohol Awareness Week is Oct. 16-22 - Counseling Center is working on a display
  • 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 is October 23-29
    • SADD is doing a shirt display (deaths in 2001=94, 2002=117, 2003=121, 2004=92) of alcohol related traffic deaths in 2004 (down 24%) and having Fatal Vision Goggles available for people to try out and experience the visual effects of intoxication
  • Methamphetamine Seminar sponsored by WSEAN on Saturday, 10-15-05 from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Frey Conference Suite; State Senator Mike Flood and the NE State Patrol will be present; free admission, refreshments will be provided
    A link to the student leisure time survey results brochure is on TRUST Coalition website.
  • e-CHUG/e-TOKE: be sure to advise that the sites are found by doing a search on the yellow home page (www.wsc.edu), not the blue e-campus webpage (www.ecampus.wsc.edu) statistical reports (e-CHUG, N=67; e-TOKE N,=6)
    problems with advertising corrected (new Ad. Mgr.)

Neighborhood Relations: Contact Kathy Mohlfeld at 375-7321 for more information.

  • Looking into doing an adult spelling bee downtown at a bar to raise money for the jr. high FRIENDS (anti-substance abuse) group

Policy and Enforcement: Next Safe Ride meeting is 10/14/2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center.

  • Wildcat Wheels: September averages: 45.4 calls/night and 119.8 passengers/night; totals served through September: 294 calls, 770 passengers
  • Wildcat Wheels yard signs-only 2 left, as people are stealing them; Norfolk Beverage volunteered to make new signs for us
  • t-shirt sales-Lacey Schwochow: 20 shirts sold
  • Liquor Law Seminar and Industry Update, hosted by Norfolk Beverage Co. and NECC Monday, November 7, 2005 Lifelong Learning Center, Northeast Community College Suites E, F, G 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Nebraska State Patrol and an attorney will present and be available for questions
    Contact Kathy Mohlfeld at 375-7321 if you would like to attend

Social Environment: Students wanting to participate in committee, please contact Lin Brummels for more information at 375-7557, or stop by SC 103.

  • “What’s Going On?” pamphlet will continue to be distributed across campus and is on the website

Upcoming meetings: 3:30 p.m. in the Meadowlark Room (2nd floor, Student Center Catwalk) Tuesday, November 8; and Monday, December 5

 

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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