President Crutcher, Matt Barnay
Professor Bill Bergman
We invite you to join us for the 2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region III Spring Conference at University of Richmond in Richmond, VA, April 13- 14, 2018! Peer educators and advisors from across the region will gather to share, learn and inspire.
Welcome to RVA: Reaching Goals, Visualizing Success, Taking Action
The BACCHUS Region III team invites you to submit a program proposal to present a 60-minute breakout session at our Spring Conference. Proposals from peer education groups and advisors are given preference. Proposals from other staff, faculty and prevention professionals are also welcome.
Session topics may include advising skills and issues, peer education group issues, student leadership and development, nutrition and fitness, promoting mental health and wellness, sexual health and relationships, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, or sexual violence prevention and response. The Call for Programs is now closed.
All topics related to health and safety at Institutions of Higher Education are welcomed!
Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.
Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region III Spring Conference.
Assistant Director of BACCHUS Initiatives
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext 1251
Email: [email protected]
Registration is based on NASPA instutional membership status. If your peer education group is part of a college or university that is an institutional member, you and your group can register as many advisors/students as you would like at the member rate.Log-in and Register
The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA would like to thank our generous partner, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority.
Virginia ABC’s Higher Education Alcohol and Drug Strategic Unified Prevention (HEADS UP) program provides tools and resources for students, professionals and parents to understand substance misuse and recognize its role in overall student wellness and academic success.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Executive Hotel for $79 a night. The deadline to reserve a room at the group rate is March 20, 2018. Use this link to book at the $79 rate.Book Your Hotel Now
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7007 W Broad Street Richmond, Virginia 23294
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Nominate an Outstanding Student, Advisor, Peer Education Program, or Peer Education Group here. The deadline to submit your award nomination is February 19th, 2018.
What makes a peer education program successful? If you could create a program from scratch, what would you include? Come explore ways to integrate evidence-based best practices and a solid framework to make your peer education program effective and sustainable. Be prepared to share what works on your campus and learn from others!
William and Mary HOPE (Health Outreach Peer Educators) members will present on the challenges of recruiting, retaining, and conversing about diversity within peer education. This presentation will outline the difficulties in inclusive peer education and will give audience members a space to brainstorm potential ways to increase representation of diverse populations. This space will allow attendees to critically engage with each other and learn how to have a self-reflective conversation. Audience members will leave this program with a greater understanding of the cultural dimensionality embedded within peer education and with tools to create a more diverse space within their own peer health education programs
The Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators (CADE) has been a source of training, technical assistance and support for collegiate prevention teams across the state for over a decade. With funding from SAMHSA each year, the CADE selects campuses to implement an evidence based program to address alcohol, marijuana or prescription medication abuse prevention. In this session, project staff will review best practices and share lessons learned for attendees to replicate institutional efforts.
Is marijuana harmless? Is it medicine? What does science and research tell us? From legal changes to new forms like concentrates, the landscape of cannabis use is changing. How do we educate students about edibles, oil, CBD, and the potential impact of using these substances without resorting to scare tactics and misinformation? What resources are available to guide evidence-based, harm reduction education for this drug? Come with questions and ready for an interesting discussion.
This presentation will discuss the development and implementation of an initiative focusing on sleep health. The American Academic of Sleep Medicine shares that “research is increasingly showing that more and more college students are not getting enough sleep, which can have a negative impact on their grades.” Sleepy Knights is a comprehensive initiative promoting sleep health among college students. Come learn how you too can implement a similar initiative around sleep. Everyone deserves a good Knights rest!
SAC directors and Region III Student Advisory Committee representative will host an information session for potential SAC applicants.The session will allow attendees to learn about the responsibilities of the SAC directors and regional representatives and receive information on the application process and requirements. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions and receive advice.
This program was created to educate our peers about sex in all aspects. We discuss topics such as: STDs, HIV, consent, condoms, positions, and etc. Since Greek-letter organizations are very prominent on our campus, we invite them to be a part of our panel to discuss sexual education and to share their knowledge about sex as well. Throughout this program we give out surveys, play games, and watch videos, so our peers can be comfortable and more knowledgeable when it comes to sexual education.
Building and maintaining a healthy relationship can be hard, but how do you know when a partner’s behavior has crossed a line? How do you talk to a friend who you might suspect is in an abusive relationship? In Should I Stay, Or Should I Go, we explore the sometimes complicated dynamics of abuse in an interactive, activity-based program designed specifically for and facilitated by college students. Learn about red flags of an abusive relationship, and gain a better understanding of how these red flags play out in the cycle of abuse. Equally as important, come discuss what defines a healthy relationship, and learn tips for increasing effective communication with a sexual/romantic partner. This program is gender and sexuality inclusive, and doesn’t make assumptions about the health of a relationship based on its longevity – no matter how you define it, everyone deserves to be safe and happy in their relationship!
We call it Pleasurefest because if we called it a health fair no one would attend. It is important for students to get health related information in a way that is fun and interactive so that they can become engaged during the day. This program will not only describe how to run a wellness fair but it will also give some ideas on how to get students involved. We receive help from different sources on and off-campus to contribute to our interactive stations in order to develop an inclusive well-being community.
Peer health outreaches at the University of Virginia (UVA) have grown to be highly credible and sought-after educational programs. What makes our outreaches successful? At UVA, PHE outreaches are both inviting to present and inviting to attend. Presentations are structured enough to ensure presenter comfort, but flexible enough to tailor to an organization’s needs. This session will demonstrate a few key elements of an effective outreach system including 1) creating and performing outreaches, 2) making the process as simple as possible, and 3) gathering and using feedback. Participants can expect to learn different ways of making outreach activities engaging, discuss strategies to improve their outreach activities, understand methods for streamlining outreach processes, and identify opportunities to utilize audience and presenter feedback.
NASPA Staff and the Region III Student Advisory Committee representative will host an open discussion for peer educators. This space will allow attendees to seek advice and feedback from other peer educators, learn best practices from national leadership and effectively problem solve issues on their own campuses.
NASPA Staff and volunteer leadership will host an open discussion for peer education advisors. This space will allow attendees to seek advice and feedback from other advisors, learn best practices from national leadership and effectively problem solve issues on their own campuses.
Matt Barany has helped to establish a tradition of excellence as the head swim coach at the University of Richmond. Out of the water, Barany focuses on the “athletics is education” concept. The swimming & diving Spiders work hard to balance success in the water with the rigors of college academics at Richmond. The program has come to set the standard for academic excellence on campus.
· Arrived at Richmond 2005 as Head Women’s Swim Coach
· Graduated from Robins School of Business with MBA in 2014 (2014 Outstanding Graduate of the Year)
· Named Director of Athletic Innovation in March 2017
· Coached to 11 A-10 team championships (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
· 8-time A-10 Coach of the Year (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
· Seven Olympic Trials qualifiers since 2008
“We stumbled into the sleep revolution when we began to examine strain on the student-athletes. Understanding strain greatly helps us understand sleep.”
Matt has worked extensively with his swimmers to understand the effects of lack of sleep on performance. Through this study he and his athletes have developed a better understanding of sleep and performance.