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‘Beer Run’ Drives Home Life-Saving Message

Carl L. Shaner (left), director of College Health Services, keeps students fed ... with a helping hand from James E. Bies, assistant chief of Penn College Police.
Carl L. Shaner (left), director of College Health Services, keeps students fed … with a helping hand from James E. Bies, assistant chief of Penn College Police.
A passenger steadies himself against the impaired driving and judgment wrought by "drunk goggles" ...
A passenger steadies himself against the impaired driving and judgment wrought by “drunk goggles” …
... which also complicate life for a pedestrian.
… which also complicate life for a pedestrian.
Counselor Brian J. Schurr, a friendly face and earnest advocate for students' health and well-being
Counselor Brian J. Schurr, a friendly face and earnest advocate for students’ health and well-being
Among the participating members of Ivy R. Avery's First Year Experience class are Jonathan Mendez-Avecedo, an exercise science student from Allentown, and Erika R. Cowan, a pre-dental hygiene major from Warren.
Among the participating members of Ivy R. Avery’s First Year Experience class are Jonathan Mendez-Avecedo, an exercise science student from Allentown, and Erika R. Cowan, a pre-dental hygiene major from Warren.

The effects of alcohol consumption on motorists’ mobility and reaction time were made abundantly clear (and, thankfully, in the injury-free safety of a controlled environment) during the Golf Cart Beer Run on the Thompson Professional Development Center lawn. Students took turns driving a golf cart, donated by the White Deer Golf Course, through a circuitous obstacle course while wearing vision-impairing “drunk goggles.” The annual exercise, to be conducted again from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, is part of Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week featuring College Health Services, Penn College Police, Counseling Services and others. Other events will help students learn how to drink safely and smartly, how to get help when they need it, and what resources are available for them on campus and in the community.
Photos by Grace F. Clark, student photographer

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