March 3, 2006
06-039

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations, Edtwon A. Myree Student Assistant

VSU Prepares Students for a Safe Spring Break

With spring break rapidly approaching, Valdosta State University will host a Safe Spring Break Fair on March 9, 2006, on Palm's Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year's theme is "Don't Be Lost: Find Your Way to a Fun and Safe Spring Break."

VSU will join thousands of colleges nationwide in encouraging students to make responsible decisions while on spring break and to take care of their friends. Several information booths with representatives from on and off campus will educate students on relevant issues such as the responsible use of alcohol, exposure to the sun, sexually transmitted diseases, nutrition, predatory drugs, and positive alternatives.

In addition to the information, there will be games, door prizes, music provided by a DJ, an inflatable slide, and free food. There will also be a "DUI Cone Course" and a simulated DUI. Students will have an opportunity to sign pledges promising not to drink and drive or ride with a driver that is alcohol impaired, to wear their seatbelts, and to take care of themselves and their friends.

Anyone wishing to sponsor an information table or provide a game booth or food item is encouraged to contact Mark Williams, Coordinator of VSU's Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Education at 229- 259-5111.