Wayne State College
Student Center, Rm. 103
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787
TRUST Coalition > Meeting Minutes > September
7 , 2006
Toward Responsible Use of Substances
(TRUST) Coalition Minutes
September 7, 2006
Present: Jessica Belles, Lin Brummels, Jeff Carstens, Steve
Dinsmore, Curt Frye, Cynthia Hruby, Kathy Mohlfeld, Jason
Mrsny, Brian Wiese, and Keith Willis.
Education and Information Report:
- Alcohol Poisoning Prevention program given to 3 Lifestyle
Assessment classes by Kathy Mohlfeld this week.
- 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.
- Upcoming Webinars, locations to be determined:
Thursday, October 5th, 1PM - 2PM
Audio Conference for Parents of College Students
A College Parent's Role in Alcohol and Other Drug
Thursday, October 19, 2006 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
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.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
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
- Logic Model and 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 will be attending
The College Alcohol Personality Survey-go over during
meeting; plan to use the results at the Lincoln workshop
and for the Biennial Review report
- Nebraska State Conference, November 2006
Proposed web based alcohol survey of Nebraska students
in Fall 2006.
- The attachment for Data Security Protocol and
Agreement Draft for the web-based survey was approved
by the group.
- *2006 WSC Core Alcohol and Drug Survey Results:
- Driving Under the Influence is down 5 % since 2001.
- High-risk drinking (5 or more drinks in one sitting)
is down 5 % since 2000.
- The number of students drinking during the prior
30 days is down 10 % since 2000.
- The number of underage students (younger than 21)
consuming alcohol in the previous 30 days is down
10 % since 2000.
- Most (60 %) WSC students have 5 or fewer drinks
- ABC/Channel 9 in Sioux City interviewed Brian Wiese
and received information from Kathy Mohlfeld and Jeff
Carstens about underage drinking and prevention efforts
at WSC, see video.
Policy and Enforcement:
- Next Wildcat Wheels Safe Ride meeting is 9/26/2006 at
4:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center.
- 64 calls, 172 passengers,45 minute wait time; resulted
in 15 cancellations
- 5,425 passengers served since February 2005.
- Last spring Wildcat Wheels averaged 54 calls and
- Fall 2006 semester average is 69 calls and 167
- Considering adding 3rd cab, looking into funding
- Those wanting to participate in this committee, please
contact Lin Brummels for more information at 375-7557,
or stop by SC 103.
- Counseling Center work study student is doing the “So
what is there to do at Wayne State?” flyer. It is
here... It will also be displayed in the Student Center.
Upcoming meetings: To be determined (lunch hour meetings?)
Contact the Counseling Center at 402-375-7321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor