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Dec. 10 - Hastings College events to promote alcohol awareness and provide stress relief for students
Hastings College’s BACCHUS (Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students) will present two end-of-term events to help promote wise decisions about alcohol consumption during the holidays and to help ease stress during final exam week.
Tie One On
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11 and Monday, Dec. 14 – Hazelrigg Student Union
Tie One On is an annual program supporting the efforts of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Hastings College students may sign a pledge card stating they will make responsible decisions this holiday season regarding the consumption of alcohol and that they will not drink and drive.
When students sign their pledge card, they will receive a MADD ribbon to tie around their car antenna to be reminded of what they pledged to do and to show their responsible choice.
Senior Kenny Smith, Aurora, Colo., is chair of the event. Smith is a member of BACCHUS and president of the Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC).
7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15 – Hazelrigg Student Union
The BACCHUS De-Stress Fest is an annual event designed to provide students an opportunity to relax and have fun during what can be a highly stressful time in their college careers. To ease the tension of final exams, students can get a free 15-minute massage and participate in holiday crafts, including cookie decorating, making paper snowflakes and more.
Students can sign up for a massage when they visit the BACCHUS booth on Dec. 11 or Dec. 14. A $10 deposit is required at sign-up and will be returned on Tuesday evening when they get their massage.
Senior Alex Rouse, Trumbull, Neb., is chair of this event. Rouse is a representative of the Hastings College Peer Umbrella Network (PUN) that encompasses the college’s peer education groups, including Alliance, BACCHUS, CARE, PHIVE-O and SHAC.
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,150 students. Hastings College was named 75th Best Value College in the nation and #1 in Nebraska by Forbes.com and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. It was named a 2010 “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and rated a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s.