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National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 15-18 at Georgia Southern University

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week will be held at Georgia Southern University Monday, Oct. 15, through Thursday, Oct. 18. The week is sponsored by the University’s Office of Health Education and Promotion, Public Safety, Greek Life, University Housing, Student Government Association (SGA) and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Events Schedule:
Monday, Oct. 15
Skull Day
All day, campus-wide
Health Education Peer Educators, members of the SGA and other student leaders will dress in a skull t-shirt to represent a victim of drunk driving.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
‘Jail n’ Bail”
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Russell Union Rotunda
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.

‘Hall Crawl”
7:30 p.m., all residence halls
Students can visit all residence halls to taste different mocktail recipes. They will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a University Store gift card after visiting the halls.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Alcohol Awareness Table
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Russell Union
Information will be available outlining the effects of alcohol.

Chris Sandy and Joyce and Eric Krug
7 p.m., Performing Arts Center
Sandy is serving a mandatory 13-year sentence in a Georgia maximum security correctional institution for vehicular homicide involving the death of two people. He will speak about how your actions can impact the lives of others.
Joyce and Eric Krug are a mother and son. While attending Oglethorpe University, Eric was the victim of a drunk driver. As a result of the accident, Eric sustained a traumatic brain injury and can no longer speak or walk on his own.

Thursday, Oct. 18
Mocktails
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Russell Union Rotunda
It is possible to enjoy great drinks without the effects of alcohol. Non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

For more information, contact the Office of Health Education and Promotion at 912-681-5641.

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