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TRUST Coalition > Meeting Minutes > September 7 , 2006


Toward Responsible Use of Substances Today
(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.


Committee/Workgroup Updates:


   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 Prevention,
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 Risk Drinking-
    • 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:
    • N=716
    • 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 per week.

   Neighborhood Relations:

  • 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.
  • 8/31/2006
    • 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 137 passengers/night.
    • Fall 2006 semester average is 69 calls and 167 passengers/night.
    • Considering adding 3rd cab, looking into funding

   Social Environment:

  • 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 downloadable 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 if you have any suggestions or concerns for the TRUST Coalition.



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can change the world." - Margaret Mead




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