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Letter to Editor: UW-W coalition observes Alcohol Awareness Month

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 This April is Alcohol Awareness Month, founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) since 1987. This year’s theme is: “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction.” Alcohol use is a serious, complex issue....

Letter to the Editor: Coalition works for tobacco-free campus

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 Wisconsin will soon celebrate five years of healthier, smoke-free workplaces.  On the eve of that milestone, it seems appropriate to also recognize the 25th anniversary of the U.S. law prohibiting smoking on U.S. airplanes, which passed on Feb. 25, 1990. Tragically, over two million...

Student group delivers ‘hope’

February 26, 2014

  Campus events recognize Eating Disorder Awareness Week Feb. 26, 2014 by Samantha Phillips   “I am good enough” is the phrase Helping Others Through Peer Education (HOPE) wants to spread during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week through their photo contest, along w...

Jitters serves mocktails, education

Jitters serves mocktails, education

November 6, 2013

Nov. 6, 2013 By Katie Kane When most people hear the word “roofies” or “date rape,” most minds probably go straight to an episode of Law and Order SVU.  Many are unaware of how many people are violated while under the influence each year and how often it goes unreported. “I have never heard of anyone being drugged or taken advantage of at a party...

Staying safe on St. Patrick’s Day

Staying safe on St. Patrick’s Day

March 12, 2013

  The Royal Purple sat down with professionals with University Health & Counseling Services to help answer questions and give students advice on how to drink safely on St. Patrick’s Day. Wellness/AOD Educator Amanda Krentz   RP: How many drinks do you need to consume in order for it ...

Police give safe party tips

Police give safe party tips

March 6, 2013

  With spring break quickly approaching, University Police and the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse thought it would be the perfect time to spend a week reminding students to be safe while they soak up the sun. Amanda Krentz, Wellness and AODA drug educator, helped organized the event. “The...

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