WMU News

Campus-community forum addresses alcohol-related issues

Nov. 2, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- The Responsible Hospitality Forum, a coalition seeking to involve the community in efforts to decrease underage alcohol use and dangerous drinking, will conduct its first meeting of the 2002-03 academic year from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Room 2030 Fetzer Center on the Western Michigan University campus.

The forum was spearheaded this past year at WMU by the Department of Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Prevention as a way of promoting communication, maximizing the use of available resources and encouraging social change to significantly reduce the level of alcohol-related problems in the Kalamazoo community.

It is composed of various restaurants, taverns, stores and other businesses; community members; nonprofit organizations; students; and WMU representatives.

Robert G. Miller, WMU associate vice president for community outreach, will be the keynote speaker for the meeting, which is open to student organizations and law enforcement officials as well as the general public.

Miller's presentation will address WMU's commitment to the local hospitality industry. It will be followed by discussion of guidelines for forum membership, incentives for joining the organization and future meeting presentations.

For more information, call Scott Kerby in the Department of Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Prevention at (269) 387-2717.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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