INSIDE Chico State
0 September 30, 1999
Volume 30 Number 4
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico











Endowment Fund for CADEC

An endowment fund and an alcohol and drug advisory committee has been established to support the university's Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) and its resources for alcohol and drug education and prevention.

The CADEC Endowment Fund was put in place this summer to help CADEC and its special projects which faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and members of the community may elect to support. An initial $10,000 gift helped establish the fund.

"The endowment simply is a way of building a resource base for the future by capitalizing on the broad interest in the problem in our community," said Paul Moore, vice president for University Advancement and Student Affairs. "I cannot foresee a time when drug and alcohol education won't be necessary; thus, planning for the future makes sense."

CADEC serves as a resource for students, providing prevention information -- pamphlets, brochures, books, videos -- and substance-free activities.

Special projects include

  • 21st Birthday cards, which are sent to all students one week prior to their birthday. The cards include information about smart choices regarding drugs and alcohol.
  • The Fun Without Alcohol Fair, an educational event to encourage school-age children not to use alcohol or drugs. Many campus and community groups annually take part.
  • Forums where students can learn about drug and alcohol abuse prevention, such as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week and Safe Spring Break Campaign.
  • Substance Abuse Seminars for all students living in the residence halls who violate the Campus Alcohol and Drug Policy.

The Drug and Alcohol Advisory Committee, along with CADEC, aims to create a campus-wide, proactive approach to alcohol and drug prevention.

The committee includes Manuel Esteban, CSU, Chico president; Herman Ellis, assistant vice president for student life; C.C. Carter, director of development for athletics; Debra Genito, Wellness Center supervisor; Roland Lamarine, professor of health and community services; John Lauer, associate director, housing and food services; Lizanne Leach, coordinator for student judicial affairs; Mike O'Malley, sergeant, Chico police; Walt Shafer, interim dean, BSS; and Shauna Quinn, CADEC director. -- JW

Student Gift Restores Safe Rides

A California State University, Chico student injured in a traffic accident has given $5,500 from her insurance settlement to restore Chico Safe Rides, a free taxi service discontinued due to lack of funding that helped prevent students from driving while intoxicated.

The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, made the gift this week to Shauna Quinn, director of CSU, Chico's Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC).

"This student, who is not wealthy by any means, was willing to use this money to benefit the entire student body," said Quinn.

Quinn said the student had read in The Orion, CSU, Chico's student newspaper, that funding for Chico Safe Rides was cut this fall by Associated Students of CSU, Chico so the program was canceled. She approached Quinn and asked what it cost to run the program for one semester; after Quinn told her $5,500, the student returned with a check for the amount. -- JW
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