Campus News Release
Franklin College Lecture to Focus on Responsible Choices Concerning Alcohol Consumption
Release date: September 17, 2012Rick Barnes, an established speaker, author, personal coach and trainer, will present "Drink Think: A Personal Approach to Alcohol" on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Branigin Room of the Napolitan Student Center as part of Franklin College's 2012-13 Convocation Lecture Series.
As a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), Barnes uses a fun and interactive, yet serious approach to address making responsible choices concerning alcohol. Barnes works hard to appeal to students' common sense and their basic desire to make the most of their entire college leadership experience. He is consciously aware that alcohol is the most widely and frequently used and abused substance at college and universities today.
Barnes was a university administrator for 18 years and has served numerous leadership roles through international associations. He has been a member of the faculty for leadership conferences throughout North America and has been a featured speaker on more than 2,000 college campuses. He served nine years on the board of directors of the North-American Inter-fraternity Conference and is a past president of the Association of Fraternity Advisors and the AFA Foundation. In 2011, Barnes was the recipient of the NIC Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed on a fraternity man by the North-American Inter-fraternity Conference.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Each year, the college hosts the lecture series based on one of its five core values - respect, honesty, responsibility, faith and lifelong pursuit of learning. This year's focus is on responsibility, defined as the capacity to accept the outcomes of one's actions and the strength to choose those actions which will positively affect one's life and the lives of others in the community.
Contact the Franklin College Office of Communications for more information at (317) 738-8185.
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for significant careers through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 30 majors, 35 minors and nine pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA.