Events Planned for Alcohol Awareness Week
A comedian with an important message about alcohol and drug abuse, a
trivia game, and guest speaker Patty Spady, who talks about the death
of her college-aged daughter to alcohol poisoning, are among the
activities planned for Alcohol Awareness Week at Alma College.
The campus events take place Oct. 20 through 25. Sponsors include the Student Life Office, Greek Life and Alma College Athletics.
“Alcohol Awareness Week is a way to help students consider the real-life ramifications of their choices about alcohol,” says Grant Woodman, director of campus life.
All events are free and open to the public.
Oct. 20/Speaker Patty Spady of the Samantha Spady Foundation speaks at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Dunning Memorial Chapel at Alma College. The Foundation honors the memory of Samantha Spady, a 19-year-old student at Colorado State University who died of alcohol poisoning in 2004. Patty Spady, Samantha’s mother, will talk about her daughter and the mission of the Foundation, which is to educate parents and students about the dangers of high risk drinking.
Oct. 23/Comedian Mike DeStafano presents “Wise Words From a Wiseguy,” a comedic lecture on alcohol, drugs and HIV, at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Tyler-VanDusen Campus Center at Alma College. DeStafano talks about the dangers of alcohol that most often lead to unhealthy choices. His PG-13 rated program is equal parts stand-up comedy and thoughtful lecture.
Oct. 24/An outdoor screen showing of “Incredible Hulk” takes place at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 on the Chapel lawn at Alma College. Hot apple cider, hot chocolate and donuts are provided.
Oct. 25/The trivia-based game show ThinkFast is played at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Jones Auditorium in the Tyler-VanDusen Campus Center at Alma College. The game incorporates multiple teams, popular music, MTV-style staging, professional sound and intelligent lighting.
Posted: Mon, October 13th, 2008 at 8:49AM