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Virginia ABC Salutes Alcohol Awareness Month with its “Different Kind of Buzz” College Tour Conference

April 01, 2014

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Kathleen Shaw - (804) 213-4640
Email: pubrel@abc.virginia.gov

Virginia ABC Salutes Alcohol Awareness Month with its “Different Kind of Buzz” College Tour Conference

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will salute the cause with its “Different Kind of Buzz” College Tour Conference, to be held at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus on Friday, April 4 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Media are invited to attend the one-day, free event that features nationally recognized speakers, including Johns Hopkins School of Public Health’s David Jernigan, Ph.D., and workshops that focus on reducing underage and high-risk drinking on college campuses.

What: ABC’s College Tour Northern Virginia Regional Conference
When: Friday, April 4, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Va. 22003

Agenda Highlights:

9:15–10:15 a.m.
  • Keynote Speaker, Author Adam LoDolce, “Be the Life of the Party, Alcohol Free!”
10:30–11:45 a.m.
  • Matt Vogel, Southern Oregon University, “Bystander Intervention: Facilitating Healthy Campus Communities”
  • Jane Vangsness Frisch, North Dakota State College of Science, “Providing Late Night Options: Do they Work?”
Noon–1:15 p.m.
  • Keynote Lunch Speaker David Jernigan, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY), “Best Practices in Addressing High-Risk Drinking in College Settings”
1:30–2:45 p.m.
  • Carolyn Cornelison, Ph.D., “Leadership, You Make the Call”
  • David Arnold, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), “Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment”

Students from area colleges and universities, including George Mason University, Prince William County Community Services, Virginia Union University, George Washington University, Sweet Briar College, Northern Virginia Community College, Longwood University, Marymount University and James Madison University are registered to attend the event.

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The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 355 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. ABC is committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.

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