Mount Union Plans Judgment Day Town Hall Meeting
October 10, 2014
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union invites campus and community members to its Judgment Day town hall meeting for a discussion about connections surrounding alcohol use at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17 in Kresge Dining Commons.
Several local leaders will come together to talk about alcohol use on campus and in the greater Alliance community. Speakers at this event will include Alliance Municipal Court Honorable Judge Andrew Zumbar, City of Alliance Law Director Jennifer Arnold, Alliance Police Department Chief of Police Scott Griffith and Mount Union Dean of Students John Frazier.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), more than 190,000 people under the age of 21 have visited an emergency room for alcohol-related injuries in 2008 alone. Even more, about 5,000 people under the age of 21 die every year from alcohol-related car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning and other injuries including falls, burns and drowning. It is essential to address the issue of alcohol as a community, as we all have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and our citizens. The event will allow open dialogue and conversations between students, university and community officials and citizens about the effects of underage drinking in a community setting.
“Judgment Day” is sponsored by the Mount Union Office of Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Education and GAMMA (Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol).
This event is free and open to the public. Kresge Dining Commons is located inside the Hoover-Price Campus Center off of Simpson Street.