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Novak Institute for Hazing Announced by Hazing{

Novak Institute
The fourth annual Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention
will be held on June 8-11 2011 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The event is a can’t-miss for professionals, volunteers, and undergraduate and graduate students involved in athletics, fraternity/sorority life, risk management, campus/community police, and many other disciplines. Attendees take whey they’ve learned back to their communities to implement an interdisciplinary hazing prevention program, so bringing an interdisciplinary team is becoming more and more popular.

This four-day hands-on experience teaches diverse groups of interdisciplinary participants how to address hazing from a strategic approach that focuses on prevention rather than just response. Nationally recognized faculty teach a prevention framework based on proven principles and grounded in research. This approach is having a growing impact across the country.

Early registration ends May 6 for $650; after this date, the fee increases to $725. The final registration deadline is May 20. Interdisciplinary teams of five or more receive a 10% discount. The student fee is $600.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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