April 30, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 30, 2012 — Drury University students took first and second place in the Community Partnership of the Ozarks Underage Drinking Task Force (UDTF) Higher Education Committee Annual Poster Contest. Drury sophomore design arts major Carlie Townsend’s poster was selected as the top overall entry. Nathan Harrison, a Drury fifth year senior majoring in architecture, was second. Both of the winning posters were designed in Dudley Murphy’s visual communications course.
Townsend and Harrison’s posters, along with the third place poster from Evangel University student Andrew Grumke, will be displayed throughout Springfield in stores, coffee shops, pools and parks to spread awareness about the dangers of underage drinking and the benefits of not drinking alcohol.
According to the Community Partnership, “Each year, this contest is held to engage college students to help increase awareness among their peers about underage and risky drinking behaviors and related consequences.” Data from the 2010 Missouri College Behavioral Health Survey is incorporated into each poster, such as, “The higher the GPA, the lower the average drinks per week,” or “70 percent of college students choose to designate a sober driver before they go out.”
Ed Derr, Director of Counseling, Office: (417) 873-7357, E-mail: email@example.com