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Date: Oct 15, 2007
Hofstra Marks Alcohol Awareness Week
Speakers, Sports and Student Experiences
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University’s Alcohol Awareness Week, a week devoted to raising awareness of the misuse of alcohol, features a personal story of triumph, healthier lifestyle choices to have a good time, and an opportunity for the Hofstra community to join together through art and share their stories of how alcohol has impacted their lives.
“Alcohol Awareness Week is an opportunity to educate our students regarding alcohol use and abuse, and also show students that they can have a good time without alcohol,” said Dean of Students Peter Libman. “As educators, it’s important to not only bring attention to this issue during this one week, but through out the entire year”.
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is promoted on over 3,000 campuses around the country. All of the events are designed to reinforce personal responsibility and respect for state laws and school policies when it comes to the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The events also promoted healthy lifestyle choices and attempt to combat negative stereotypes of college drinking trends and behaviors.
Some of the Alcohol Awareness Week events are listed below and opened to the Hofstra Community only.
Monday October 15, 2007
8:30 p.m. Game Room, Mack Student Center: Monday Night Football & Wing Eating Contest.
Choose healthy alternatives to have fun! Free Food! Win a $50 Hofstra Bookstore gift card. Co-sponsored with Hofstra Concerts.
Tuesday October 16, 2007
8 p.m. Mack Student Center Theater: Speaker Marcus Engel.
Marcus’ unforgettable message of overcoming adversity will cause you to view obstacles as opportunities, eliminate self-limiting behaviors and live life to the fullest.
Wednesday October 17, 2007
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mack Student Center Atrium: The Wall That Alcohol Built.
Alcohol can impact individuals, families, and communities. Students are invited to share their stories on the wall.
Thursday October 18, 2007
8 – 10 p.m. Netherlands Café: Baseball Playoff Fiesta & Mocktails
Students are invited to enjoy free food and non-alcoholic drinks and participate in games to win prizes while watching the playoffs.
“Make decisions that are right for you!”
For more information on Alcohol Awareness Month events please visit the website at www.hofstra.edu or call Student Activities at 516-463-6914.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 23 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence, cutting edge technology, extensive library resources, internships and special educational programs that appeal to their interests and abilities. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.