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Sixth Annual BE Wise BE-BQ on Sept. 8
The Office of Health Promotion hosts the sixth annual BE Wise BE-BQ on the Quad from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. The BE-BQ kicks off the year-long BE Wise campaign to generate awareness of alcohol poisoning, how to avoid it, its signs and how to respond to it.
The BE-BQ is free and open to all students. There will be barbecue food, lawn activities, open volleyball and music.
“Every year the Office of Health Promotion looks forward to the BE-BQ where students flood the Quad for an engaging and informative event,” says Katelyn Cowen, director of the Office of Health Promotion. “The BE-BQ is a fun, laid-back way to engage in and introduce an important topic that students benefit from learning about.”
At the BE-BQ, students will have the opportunity to learn about the BE Wise campaign’s three central pillars: BE Real and know your limits; BE There and make the call when someone is in need of help; and BE Aware by knowing the signs of alcohol poisoning. The campaign uses the acronym C.U.P.S. to remind students of the signs of alcohol poisoning: cold skin, unresponsiveness, puking and slow breathing.
“The event would not be possible without the hard work of our BE Wise peer educators, who have spent countless hours planning this event and preparing for the year ahead,” says Cowen.
BE Wise peer educators provide educational trainings and outreach about alcohol use and alcohol poisoning. The group of students is trained by the Counseling Center and the Office of Health Promotion and works with the offices throughout the year to plan and hold outreach events. Undergraduate and graduate students can apply to be a peer educator on the BE Wise peer educator website. Applicants must be available Friday afternoons.
For more information on the BE Wise campaign, visit the BE Wise website.