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Announcing Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week Events

 

Monday, October 15th, 11 am - 12 pm, Mayes Pit/Cohn Auditorium.  Anatomy of Prescription Overdoses:  The Community Response of Project Lazarus.  Fred Brason, Chair of the Wilkes Substance Abuse Task Force, gives an update on prescription drug abuse and overdoses in our community, as well as the effectiveness of the community response of Project Lazarus.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 11 am - 2 pm, Alumni Plaza.  Tailgating 101.  Enjoy a "course" in healthy tailgating at this walk-through event.  Pass the trivia round and enjoy free hot dogs and drinks.  Wear your favorite sports team apparel and throw around "sobriety" footballs.  Prize monies are available for teams winning the corn toss championship!

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Wednesday, October 17th, 11 am - 2 pm, Pond Parking Lot.  Trooper Cart.  The North Carolina Highway Patrol will host a golf cart obstacle course, simulating driving while impaired.  Wear the "Fatal Vision goggles" and attempt to maneuver the course. 

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Thursday, October 18thRed Thursday.  Wear your favorite red article of clothing, in honor of National Red Ribbon Week.  All day long, WCC spies will be watching for red clothing on campus.  If caught, say you are "Celebrating WCC's Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week" and win a $25 Bookstore Certificate.

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Friday, October 19th, 11 am - 12 pm, Mayes Pit/Cohn Auditorium. How to Get High Naturally.  Matt Bellace, PhD, is a comedian, author, and neuropsychologist featured on radio and TV.  He will be discussing better ways to seek peak experiences while sharing a few laughs.  Matt will be giving away 15 free copies of his book, A Better High.  

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These events are open to all faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.  For students, each event has a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from the bookstore.  There will be further chances for prizes/giveaways throughout drug and alcohol awareness week that students can learn about at each event.  To dedicate a class to one of these events, or for further information, please contact Mike Roope in Student Services at 838-6147.