Alcohol Awareness Day at Ivy Tech Monday to encourage spring break safety

H-T Report
March 3, 2012

Ivy Tech Community College will hold its first Alcohol Awareness Day Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building.

The school is hosting Alcohol Awareness Day during the spring semester with the hope of educating students about problematic use prior to spring break.

Psychology faculty and students will host a variety of events, including a demonstration in which participants will wear goggles that simulate intoxication, and then experience different field sobriety activities such as walking a straight line and tossing a ball. Students also will learn about serving sizes and calculate their personal blood alcohol level in relation to various drink sizes.

A screening instrument will be available for students to take that will assess their personal level of drinking, and counselors will be on hand to discuss the results of the screening in an individual and confidential manner.

Copyright: 2012

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Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.