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Curriculum Infusion Project Wins National Award

CASE and the U.Va. Department of Systems and Information Engineering (SIE) won the 2008 Bronze Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators in the category of Health, Wellness and Counseling. CASE and SIE faculty partnered to mentor students in creating effective social norms-based alcohol education materials while fulfilling required academic credits. Using collaborative peer leadership, the curriculum infusion project enhanced educational efforts to reduce hazardous drinking, accompanying negative consequences and the secondhand effects of drinking.

Foxfield Races Impaired Driving Prevention Efforts Recognized

U.Va. peer education efforts to reduce impaired driving recognized as one of eight model campus programs in the 2008 National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week resource guide.

APPLE Program to Prevent Student-Athlete Substance Abuse Gets Award

The APPLE Conferences, the University of Virginia-led program to promote student-athlete health and wellness, has won the 2007 Silver Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Student Honored for Her Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts

Lydia Cuffman, a fourth-year student at U.Va., was the recipient of an Outstanding Student Award from BACCHUS Network, an international organization dedicated to promoting peer-based education on health and safety issues.

University of Virginia Receives $675,600 Grant from NIAAA to Support Alcohol Education For Fraternities and Sororoties

The University of Virginia’s Center for Alcohol and Substance Education has received a three-year, $675,600 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The grant is aimed toward education for members of fraternities and sororities, and will fund small group and individual programs that provide students with information on their peers’ behaviors and attitudes surrounding alcohol use.

President John T. Casteen III named first recipient of National Award for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

In January of 2003, the U. S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention presented the Presidents Leadership Group Award to John T. Casteen III, president of the University of Virginia. President Casteen was the first recipient of this award, which recognizes college and university presidents who have taken an active role in addressing alcohol and other drug problems on their campus and in the larger community.