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Sawyer To Lead Discussion On Alcohol And Sexual Risks

Published: February 1, 2011

Alcohol and sexual risks will be the topic of discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the University Student Union (USU) Ballrooms when the thought-provoking and resourceful Robin Sawyer presents his lecture, “Playing the Game 2.”

The presentation, hosted by Long Beach State Athletics and the USU Program Council, will feature a DVD produced by Sawyer that will give students an understanding of the difficulties surrounding sexual assault and date rape.

Students will have an opportunity to speak openly about alcohol and the sexual risks they face on a college campus. Sawyer said while young people are vocal about their beliefs, they remain relatively silent about sexual health, so he has developed a program to open up communication and inform his audience.

Sawyer is an associate professor of public and community health at the University of Maryland, where his classes on human sexuality and sexual health consistently host a waitlist of more than 100 students.

The popular lecturer earned the prestigious University System of Maryland Board of Regent’s Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2001 and is the recipient of 13 national and international film awards for developing sexuality-related media. Sawyer is also the author of three books, has published more than 35 research articles and has given more than 450 presentations at schools, colleges and universities across the country. Nationally he has appeared on such programs as the “Today Show” and the “Tyra Banks Show.” He is also a consultant for MTV.

For more information on Sawyer’s appearance, contact USU Program Council at 562/985-5342.