West Virginia State University to Host Alcohol and Drug Symposium Thursday, Oct. 19

10/17/2017
Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
Jbaile19@wvstateu.edu
 
 
Oct. 17, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
West Virginia State University to Host Alcohol and Drug Symposium Thursday, Oct. 19

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) will sponsor an Alcohol and Drug Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the James C. Wilson University Union.

The event is free and open to the public and will include a resource fair focusing on services available in the community. 

Assistant Special Agent in Charge David W. Gourley of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Charleston District Office, will deliver a keynote presentation entitled “Drug Trends and Community Impact,” at 12:30 p.m. in room 134 of the University Union.

Additional presentations include alcohol and consent, alcohol and academics, and Naloxone (also known as Narcan) training.

The Alcohol & Drug Symposium is a collaborative effort between the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, WVSU Counseling and Accessibility Services, WVSU CHOICES Peer Educators and WVSU Student Life and Engagement to raise awareness about the impact of alcohol and other drugs on our community.

For more information, contact Kellie Toledo, WVSU’s director of counseling and accessibility services, at (304) 766-3262 or toledoke@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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