Alcohol & Drug Abuse Initiative
The goal of the SHSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative’s 2011 Alcohol Summit is to proactively educate SHSU students about risky alcohol consumption. This year’s focus emphasizes raising alcohol and drug awareness while strengthening healthy attitudes and ultimately achieving positive behaviors. The summit is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. The 2011 Alcohol Summit will take place September 16, so mark your calendars for this exciting event! Check back for further updates and schedules.
The SH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative (ADAI) will host the sixth annual Alcohol and Drug Summit on Friday, September 16, 2011 in the LSC. This year’s keynote speaker will be Nicole Martingano, nationally recognized alcohol education advocate and accident victim. Nicole will lead a compelling discussion on how her life dramatically changed one day when she was hit by a drunk driver and how the journey through physical rehabilitation motivated her to study law to help fellow victims. The theme for the 2011 Summit is “Be a Bearkat Life Saver.” Experts in the field of alcohol and drug awareness will conduct informative workshops targeting drunkorexia, medical amnesty, alcohol and brain functioning, sexual health issues, laws and penalties, prevention strategies, campus and community resources, personal safety techniques, campus policies and sanctions, and the use of new recreational drugs and tobacco products. Participants may register for Summit sessions throughout the day. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m. with breakout sessions starting at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 a.m. Lunch and keynote will take place from 12:00 to 1:50 p.m. Afternoon sessions will be held at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m. Students attending four or more sessions will receive a Summit t-shirt. All participants will be eligible to win door prizes valued at $500.00.
Faculty wishing to send their classes to an ADAI activity or assist with the event may contact Rosanne Keathley at firstname.lastname@example.org . Attendance rosters will be sent electronically to requesting faculty. Students attending any ADAI event can post them on their co-curricular transcripts available through the Dean of Students’ Office. Schedules for ADAI programs are available on line at shsu.edu/adai. For additional information regarding the Summit, volunteer opportunities, alcohol and drug programming, or the ADAI, contact Rosanne Keathley at 294-1171.