Ball State’s Health Promotion and Advocacy sponsors ‘Save Your Beers For Another Day’ alcohol awareness event

<p>Freshman chemical engineering major Issac Daniels plays mini golf with &quot;drunk goggles&quot; on, while onlookers watch in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Oct. 20, 2021. The mini golf was stationed at the campus police table at the &quot;Save Your Beers For Another Day&quot; event. <strong>Hannah Amos, DN</strong></p>

Freshman chemical engineering major Issac Daniels plays mini golf with "drunk goggles" on, while onlookers watch in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Oct. 20, 2021. The mini golf was stationed at the campus police table at the "Save Your Beers For Another Day" event. Hannah Amos, DN

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, Ball State’s Health Promotion and Advocacy sponsored the “Save Your Beers For Another Day” event to bring awareness of alcohol and safe drinking to students.

“Save Your Beer For Another Day” was held on the second floor of the L.A Pittienger Student Center in Cardinal Hall C.

Health and Wellness Coordinator Destiny Cherry and the Health Promotion and Advocacy office reached out to multiple other Ball State departments and campus partners to help put on the event. The Offices of Student Conduct, Student Life and Victim Services were in attendance.

Freshman chemical engineering major Issac Daniels and freshman biology major Kelsey Rich check out the Addiction Coalition of Delaware County (ACDC) table in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Oct. 20, 2021. ACDC is an academic partner of Ball State that focuses on addiction. Hannah Amos, DN

“With it being [National] Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week and then it leading up to Homecoming, we thought it would be a good time just to talk about alcohol awareness,” Cherry said.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Interfraternity Council (IFC), and the Fraternity and Sorotity Life represented the fraternities and sororities on campus at the event. President of Phi Beta Sigma Jared Martin, Treasure of Zeta Phi Beta Taryn Muhammad, Jayana Fennell of Delta Sigma Theta and Morgan Taylor of Sigma Gamma Rho ran a table at the event.

At the NPHC table, students completed a “pour challenge” with water and different glassware associated with alchol. NPHC challenged Ball State students to accutately pour the correct amount of alcohol. For example, a student was challenged to pour the correct amount of alcohol for a shot.

Taylor advised students to “be smart” with alcohol and to “make sure you’re with people you trust.” 

The NPHC representatives at the event also said students should have a designated driver.

The Office of Student Conduct’s activity was a virtual bar app. Director of Student Conduct Mike Gillilan ran the table for Student Conduct, where he walked students through a virtual bar night.

The virtual bar took into account a person’s age, weight, gender and height, and how that corresponded with the alcohol and food that person consummed. The app would then show the blood alchol concentration levels, and how long it would take for the levels to go back to zero.

IFC and the University Police Department’s activity was students attempting to mini-golf while wearing “drunk goggles.” These goggles simulate the vision and depth perception that a person has while they are drunk. 

Ball State students check out the Health Promotion and Advocacy table in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Oct. 20, 2021. Ball State's Health Promotion and Advocacy sponsored the "Save Your Beers For Another Day" event. Hannah Amos, DN

“I think students are probably going to like the booth we have with IFC and the University Police Department the best,” Cherry said.

Multiple students learned of this event through classes. Freshman exercise science major Morgan McCulloch learned of this event through her student athlete class, and said that the event and the activities could benefit students.

“Most people would need to know a lot of this. I feel like they just think they do, and they really probably don’t,” McCulloch said.

Freshman chemical engineering major Issac Daniels learned of the event from his teacher’s assistant. Freshman biology major Kelsey Rich learned of the event from Daniels.

“It’s good for kids to be able to have these resources to help, but they just need to know about them,” Rich said. 

Contact Hannah Amos with comments at hannah.amos@bsu.edu. 

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