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TRUST Coalition > Meeting Minutes > October 5, 2006

 

Toward Responsible Use of Substances Today
(TRUST) Coalition Agenda

October 5, 2006

 

Present: Dan Baddorf, Jessica Bolles, Lin Brummels, Jeff Carstens, Curt Frye, Cynthia Hruby, Kathy Mohlfeld, Marilyn Yates

 

Committee/Workgroup Updates:

 

   Education and Information Report:

  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week: SADD is doing a t-shirt display representing Nebraska alcohol-related traffic fatalities (91) in 2005 from October 18-22 in the student center. That number is down over 24% since 2003 (121 deaths). During that same time, SADD will display the alcohol death wall in the Student Center. SADD will have the Fatal Vision Goggles available in the upper level cafeteria lobby on Thursday, October 19 from 11:30AM-1:00PM.
  • Webinars:
    Thursday, October 5th, 1PM - 2PM Audio Conference for Parents of College Students A College Parent's Role in Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention,
    4 attended, one sent slides via email
    Encouraged an on-line education program be available for parents too
    Group discussed ways to affirm role of parents and provide
    information and support. Curt will talk over ideas with Wayne High
    School Superintendent.
    ____________________________________________
    Thursday, October 19, 2006 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.; Cottonwood Room
    Alcohol & Athletes: A Scientific Look at the Impact of Alcohol Use on an Athlete
    In the wake of national news involving college athletes and high-risk behaviors, information surrounding the real-life experience within collegiate sports is hazy. College athletes drink at higher rates than their non-athlete counterparts do. College and universities are dealing with underage drinking daily, but drinking amongst athletes presents specific problems - not just problems with the use of alcohol and dependence, but also problems with their performance as an athlete. This National Electronic Seminar will focus on examining the impact of alcohol use on the college athlete. The speaker, John Underwood, will provide specific science-based information on the impact of alcohol use on the college athlete.
    Group discussed possibility of having moderators and bringing the archived version to teams, as it is offered during team practice hours.
    ________________________________________________________
    Thursday, December 14, 2006 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.; Res. Life Office
    Underage Drinking in Native American Communities
    Underage drinking is a pervasive problem within many Native American communities and is attributable to a host of health, social, and economic problems that negatively impact the well being of the culture. Learn how Native American communities within various states are taking a stand to prevent underage drinking within the tribal community, foster “wellbriety”, and promote a culture free of alcohol use/abuse
  • Nebraska Collegiate Consortium (NCC) to Reduce High Risk Drinking-
    • Strategic Planning, two day team workshop : September 12-13, 2006 presented by the Higher Education Center; Curt Frye, Kathy Mohlfeld, Jason Mrsny and Sr. Cynthia Hruby attended, see attached plan
    • Web Survey-working on Human Subjects Institutional Review Board Application; due Oct. 18; first possible start date is 10-24-06; asking to include 18 years olds in survey without consent of parents

   Neighborhood Relations:

  • UMADD-see handout; Curt will talk to Wayne High School Superintendent if much parent interest in this topic.

   Policy and Enforcement:

  • Next Wildcat Wheels Safe Ride meeting is 10/24/2006 at 4:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center.
    • 9/14/2006 Record Night (now using 3 cabs every night)
    • 68 calls, 214 passengers, 15 minute wait time (down by ½ hour);
    • 6,175 passengers served since February 2005.
    • Will most likely run cabs on Halloween and St. Pat’s night
    • Project Extra Mile-Alcopops Resolution of Support
    • Fake-ID manufacturer caught at Drake University fraternity (Des Moines, IA)

   Social Environment:

  • Those wanting to participate in this committee, please contact Lin Brummels for more information at 375-7557, or stop by SC 103.
  • “Not What You Expect” social norm bulletin boards, Counseling Center window and library

Upcoming meetings: November 2 and 30 at 4:00 PM in the Student Activities Room
Check the TRUST Coalition website for minutes of the meetings.


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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Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor

 

 

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