UNH Hosts Nation's First Student-Led Summit on Promoting Responsible Celebrations Sept. 19-21

Contact: Kim Billings

Jennifer Murray

UNH Media Relations

Sept. 9, 2003

WHAT: The University of New Hampshire hosts the nation’s first “Student Summit: Promoting Responsible Celebrations”

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21, 2003

WHERE: Huddleston Hall, the Memorial Union Building (MUB) Granite State Room and Strafford Room

DETAILS: There are three events open to press coverage.

  • Keynote speaker Daniel Wann, associate professor of psychology at Murray State University, will present “Understanding Sports Spectator Violence,” Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Huddleston Hall. His presentation is open to the public. A question and answer period will follow.
  • There will be a press briefing Saturday, Sept. 20, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the MUB Granite State Room. Members of the media will have an opportunity to speak with team members participating in the summit.
  • Bruce Mallory, UNH provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, will present a summary of findings at the conclusion of the summit Sunday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. in the MUB Strafford Room. This presentation is open to the public.

    BACKGROUND: The goal of the summit is to build a deeper understanding, develop constructive ideas, and identify traditions that promote healthy celebrations. It will bring together teams of students, university administrators, faculty and community members from universities across the United States to discuss such things as the role of campus climate and culture and the enforcement of campus codes and criminal laws. According to UNH President Ann Weaver Hart, “It is the first step in the process of change, which will take a long-term, multifaceted approach led by students and supported by the university and community.” For more information, visit