Mind Games & M.A.G.I.C. - College Alcohol Awareness Presentation
an entertaining exploration of the link between perception and decision making with measurable results
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
"I want to thank you for the great job you did for us during our New Student Orientation in August. Your show is a unique combination of fun, light entertainment and some very thought provoking ideas and discoveries."
Ringling School of Art and Design
New student orientations set the campus tone regarding alcohol issues as early as possible. The freshman year as a critical intervention period in which to expose first-year students to social life without alcohol before they become introduced to campus events with heavy alcohol consumption.
Some students arrive on campus with expectations about drinking and other drug use that have been formed by the media, parents, and peers. Additionally, prevailing campus social norms about drinking and other drugs can further influence students' decisions about substance abuse. For instance, students who believe high-risk drinking is an acceptable or even expected part of college life may increase their alcohol use in order to fit in with what they think is the campus norm.
John Fabjance's Mind Games & M.A.G.I.C. can help bring students to a new awareness of the power of perception and its influence on behavior. This new self-awareness can provide students with a more accurate perspective from which they can examine their past and present beliefs about responsible alcohol consumption more critically in order to make better life decisions in the future.