Janet DeMars, the Director of Jaywalker U, was busy last week supporting the local campuses of Colorado Mountain College. Last Tuesday night, October 28th, she presented the topic of addiction for the Gift of Learning Series at the Carbondale campus. Janet offered a definition of addiction, theories and models of addiction, the criteria for the DSM-V diagnosis and facilitated a question and answer session afterwards. On Thursday, October 30th, Janet presented to the Early Alert Task Force at the Spring Valley campus. This presentation included statistics about college drinking (80% of all college students drink), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and the Stages of Change. MI is an interviewing tool that will help staff meet students where they are at, and, by learning the Stages of Change, they will have a better sense of a student’s readiness to make a change.