Distressed drinking

Students report stress as leading cause of alcohol abuse; GV offers screenings, survey to promote awareness of abuse

By Lauren Fitch | 4/7/10 10:25pm

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NACADA webinar

“Breaking Bad News- delivery techniques that help students make good alternative choices” is a Webinar broadcast that will look at effective communication behaviors to help faculty and staff understand how to better share bad news with students.

The aim of the event is to examine the role of the adviser in teaching the student to reassess, redefine and redistribute their goals and intentions. Ways to package the news in the best possible light, strategies for better student understanding, alternative paths and follow-up strategies will be offered.

The webinar will take place today from 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

On April 22 in the Kirkhof Center, room 2215 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be a follow-up discussion on the Webinar.

To register for these events, go to the Faculty and Staff tab on the GVSU Web site, click on Seminars and Workshops, then student advising Webinar.

For more information contact Leijhi Koval at (616) 331-2673.

AIDS Walk

Today at 4 p.m, students will meet at the clock tower for an AIDS walk, to raise AIDS awareness. For questions, contact Jolynn Zirnhelt at zirnhejo@mail.gvsu.edu.

Holocaust: Myths and Misconceptions lecture

Today at 7 p.m. at Loosemore Auditorium at the Pew Campus, Professor Peter Hayes of Northwestern University will deliver a lecture on “Holocaust Myths and Misconceptions.”

On Friday at 11 a.m., Hayes will give a second lecture in the Pere Marquette room 2204 in the Kirkhof Center titled “German Corporate Complicity in the Holocaust: Causes and Forms.”

The event is sponsored by the Joseph Stevens Freedom Endowment, the Frederik Meijer Honors College and the College of Interdisciplinary Studies.

For questions, contact Rob Franciosi by e-mail at francior@gvsu.edu.

Young Women Strong Leaders conference

This college conference, hosted by the Women’s Center, is for young women who: are current or potential leaders in their community, curious about the experience of other women leaders, ready to make a difference and build the future.

The event will take place Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kirkhof Center.

Those interested can download the registration form at http://www.gvsu.edu/women_cen/index.cfm?action=home.events&eventId=638243CA-C7F0-D7CB-8E886B02A8F59EC4.

Scholarships for GVSU students are available at the GVSU Women’s Center.

TIPS training

On Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Water Tower Place, 20383 B 42nd Ave. in Allendale, there will be a workshop at the ACES office called TIPS. TIPS stands for Training for Intervention Procedures.

It is a two-hour training session that will leaves students TIPS certified, a nationally recognized organization.

The training is designed to educated students on alcohol risk factors and how to intervene when alcohol is being misused and abused.

Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. To register and secure your spot in the training class, call the ACES office at (616) 331-2537.

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