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Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 16-19

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week will be held Monday, Oct. 16, through Thursday, Oct. 19. The week is sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Promotion at Georgia Southern and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

On Monday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Russell Union Rotunda a ‘Jail n’ Bail” will be held. University police officers will ‘arrest” volunteer faculty, staff and students for a mock DUI. The volunteers will be read their rights, given sobriety tests, booked for the DUI charges and jailed in the Rotunda. Help prisoners raise money for bail to gain their freedom. Proceeds will contribute to the Health Education Foundation.

A simulated DUI will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Russell Union visitor parking lot. Captain Lee Harris of the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department will assist students with a drunk/impaired driving simulation. Students will have the opportunity to participate in various activities and obstacle courses while wearing blood alcohol content goggles. Free root beer will be provided along with food donated from local restaurants. Shuttle GUS volunteers will also be on hand to answer questions and give information on the safe ride program.

Mocktails will be served on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Russell Union Ballroom. It is possible to enjoy great drinks without the effects of alcohol. The Health Education Peer Educators and the Homecoming Steering Committee will serve the non-alcoholic beverages.

On Thursday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. mocktails will be served in the Russell Union Rotunda.

For more information, contact the Office of Health Education and Promotion at 871-1732.

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