University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Alcohol abuse prevention presentations/conversations set for April 28-29

UND students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend alcohol and other drug abuse prevention presentations and open forums by Jason Kilmer and Linda Major, two nationally renowned experts on campus-community alcohol and other drug issues. Linda and Jason will share information about what has worked on a national level and in other communities. Participants will have an opportunity to voice concerns and learn how they can have an influence on this issue on our campus and in our community.

Linda Major currently serves as assistant to the vice chancellor for Student Affairs and director for the Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive approach to address high-risk behaviors on the campus and in the community. Jason Kilmer currently works at the University of Washington as a research assistant professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and serves as an investigator on several studies evaluating prevention and intervention efforts for alcohol and other drug use by college students.  He is also the Assistant Director of Health and Wellness for Alcohol and Other Drug Education.

Steve Light, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, stated, “An Exceptional UND enriches the entire student experience, both inside the classroom and out. High-risk alcohol and other drug use can compromise student health and wellness and therefore, student learning.”  Lori Reesor, vice president for Student Affairs, added, “It’s important that we understand what all of us can do as a campus community to help students make healthy choices. Conversations like this can help.”

Student Conversation

Sunday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.
Memorial Union Badlands Room.
Pizza will be served.

Campus Community (faculty, staff, and students) Presentation/Conversation

Monday, April 29, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Swanson 10-12
Light lunch provided at 11:45 a.m. Presentation begins at noon.

Faculty Presentation/Conversation

Monday, April 29, 4 p.m.
Memorial Union Badlands Room

Community Presentation/Conversation

Monday, April 29, 7 p.m.
Grand Forks City Hall Council Chambers, 255 N 4th Street

Campus presentations are sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Health and Wellness Unit, Healthy UND Alcohol and Other Drugs Committee, UND Athletics, Dean of Students Office, Greek Life, Residence Services, and the University Police Department. The community presentation is sponsored by the City of Grand Forks, the Grand Forks Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and the University of North Dakota.  For additional information, contact the Health & Wellness Hub at 777.2097 or

-- David L. Dodds, media relations/writer and editor, University and Public Affairs writer, 777.5529,

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