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Ohio State Participates in Alcohol Awareness Week

                         NEWS ADVISORY:

     The Ohio State University is participating in National
Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 17-23.  Activities on
campus next week will highlight the danger of mixing drinking and
driving, will discuss the signs of alcohol abuse and dependency,
and will offer social alternatives to alcohol.

     For young people not yet 21 years of age, purchase of
alcoholic beverages is illegal in Ohio.  That prohibition,
however, has not stopped many young people from drinking
excessively.  Please join with Ohio State to inform your audience
of the problems and dangers of drinking by young adults.

     The first event is the Residence Life Punch Bowl, a lively
quiz show competition among teams representing 13 residence hall
complexes, on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 8-10 p.m. in the Royer
Student Activities Center, 85 Curl Drive.  The contestants will
be challenged with questions about alcohol.  Just before the
final round, a "mocktail contest" will be held for the best
recipe for a non-alcoholic beverage.  Other activities will be
held throughout the week in the residence halls.  For
information, contact Rebecca Parker, associate director for
residence life, 292-3930.

     Barbara Babb, a critical care flight nurse, will speak on
the tragic consequences of drinking and driving on Monday, Oct.
18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union Main Ballroom, 1739 N. High
St.  Her presentation, "Tying One On," is based on her experience
in responding to alcohol-related car crashes.

     The staff of Ohio State's Student Health Service will
present a free health and fitness fair on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wilce Student Health Center, 1875
Millikin Road.  For information on Babb's presentation, the
health and fitness fair and Ohio State's alcohol abuse programs,
contact Randi Love, coordinator of health promotion with Student
Health Services, at 292-4527.

[Submitted by: REIDV  (reidv@ccgate.ucomm.ohio-state.edu)
Fri, 15 Oct 93 11:46:52 EST]
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