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Albertson College of Idaho Peer Counselors Present Alcohol Awareness Week

2005. 03. 30.

CALDWELL (Idaho)- The Albertson College of Idaho Peer Counselors will kick off their annual Alcohol Awareness week on Tuesday, March 21. The week will include many fun, educational, and social events to help raise awareness of the effects and dangers of alcohol.

The first event of the week is a presentation by Anita Lew at 7:30 on Tuesday in the Langroise Center on the CofI campus. Lew is the mother of Dan Lew, a 2004 CofI graduate killed by a drunk driver this summer. Also, Dan Lew's car will be on display in front of the McCain center all week to serve as a visual reminder of the dangers of drunk driving.

The other main event of the week is Tips and Turns, which will be held from 5pm-7pm on Thursday, March 23 in the McCain Student Center on the CofI campus. Tips and Turns is a creative event that helps illustrate the dangers of drinking. Last week the group sponsored alcohol awareness week. The peer counselors will select a group of students and a group faculty members based on their answers to an alcohol use survey. The participants, all over the age of 21, will be asked to drink what they would normally drink in one hour and then they put through a field sobriety test by officers from the Caldwell Police Department. At last year's tips and turns, some participants only had two drinks, while others had several, but none of the participants passed the sobriety test. Students in attendance were surprised by how a small amount of alcohol could really affect a person.

The CofI Peer Counselors are a group of students on campus that provide students with several resources. It gives students the opportunity to talk to someone one-on-one about any problems they might be dealing with. They also provide programming, like Alcohol Awareness Week, to help students make good decisions and be responsible for their actions.

For more information, contact Annie Roeser at 208-250-6362.

Albertson College of Idaho is the state's oldest and longest continuously accredited private, residential liberal arts and sciences institution. With an average class size of 15, students receive personal attention from faculty members dedicated to teaching. CofI was recently named a "Best Value" by the Princeton Review and was ranked 11 in the nation by the same publication for Professors Bring Material to Life.

More information about Albertson College of Idaho is available by calling 1-800-2C-IDAHO or visiting www.collegeofidaho.edu

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