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Frank Warren of the San Luis Obispo Telegraph-Tribune said of the new album: "the record has moments of country warmth, off-time folk, and some of the most fragile musical moments you will ever hear on tape…this is a group of artists who paint and sculpt brilliant creations for the senses, and when you least expect it, get into your soul."
Transitions Mental Health Association: Joyrney of Hope 2011
The event will be emceed by Frank Warren, MHSA Division Manager for County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Department.
Warren is the Division Manager for Prevention and Outreach programs at San Luis Obispo County's Behavioral Health Department.
Frank has been in the field of youth development, prevention and wellness for the past 17 years.
Frank was formerly the Coordinator for Friday Night Live programs and now directs efforts as part of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).
WOW-A-Rama host: Frank ...
WOW-A-Rama host: Frank Warren
Tags: Frank Warren, Margaret Pack, Week of Welcome, WOW-a-Rama
WOW-A-Rama host: Frank Warren
at last year's WOW-A-RAMA.
Warren is the pioneer of WOW-A-RAMA, which he started 21 years ago.
When Frank Warren graduated from Cal Poly in 1989, WOW-A-RAMA did not exist.
Add a proposition from the WOW board and fast forward 20 years later and Warren is now the host.
, which takes place on the first night of WOW
, is an evening full of social group games to help new students get to know one another.
Prior to Warren
, a company was paid to host an event on the first night of WOW
, called PlayFair, Warren
wondered why Cal Poly
was spending large quantities of money to bring someone in when they could just do it themselves.
"The more I got involved with leadership in WOW
, I commented a few times about how we needed something more Cal Poly specific," he
way up the WOW ladder beginning his
sophomore year when he
signed on to be a WOW counselor, now known as an Orientation Leader.
The next year he was part of WOW team, and his senior year Warren was a member of the WOW board, the highest tier of students involved in WOW.
That was when the WOW
board made him a proposition: "if you think you can do better, then why don't we pay you a quarter of what we pay them to see if you can do it," Warren
took on the challenge in 1990.
, a Cal Poly graduate, has been involved with both the San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly community since he
was a young adult.
A San Luis Obispo High School graduate, Warren received his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly in speech communication in 1989 as well as his graduate degree in public policy from Cal Poly.
was interested in exploring KCPR
, Cal Poly's radio station.
"My real intent for going to (Cal Poly) was to work at the radio station," Warren
Warren attended elementary and middle school around the same time that Weird Al worked at KCPR and thought he would get a career working in the industry, he said.
Even though he
was interested in being involved at Cal Poly
initial aspirations weren't to be involved with leadership for Week of Welcome
"I went through WOW
and had a blast," Warren
The only other WOW
had had until that point was through "WOW
record" - a six minute commercial for WOW that aired on KCPR
After taking on the job, Warren
goal became to do something completely different every year since PlayFair was the same thing every year.
Before the event was changed to WOW-A-RAMA
said, WOW leaders were not involved.
Instead, they sat up in the bleachers while the incoming students played the games, so his
goal was to create something that the leaders would like too.
This way, the new the students participating in WOW
- known around campus as Wowies - would also be more inclined to participate, he
Aside from WOW-A-RAMA, Warren is an active member of the community.
Currently, he is the division manager for the Mental Health Services Act programs for San Luis Obispo County.
He oversees "all of the county's prevention programs in alcohol and mental health," he said.
Part of his
job is to work with local high school students to teach them about alcohol and drug prevention.
Jason Mockford, assistant coordinator of Orientation Programs at Cal Poly
, said that Warren
is a valuable asset for Cal Poly because he
knows about new techniques that work to help keep kids off of alcohol, among other things.
"I think (Warren) is a great connection for the university to have because he lets us know about the (mentality of the) high school students that are coming in," Mockford said.
"Working with an alcohol free program (such as WOW) really encouraged me to do this type of work," Warren
is also the Friday Night Live (FNL) coordinator, and has been directing since 1994, he
FNL is a program held at high schools and middle schools across the county that focuses on inspiring healthy youth development.
also helps out with orientation programs at other schools, such as at St. Mary's and the University of California, Davis
Warren said he wants students to see WOW-A-RAMA as a great example of something fun that doesn't involve alcohol.
"I hope you look back to WOW-A-RAMA
and think, 'Yes, I really can and I did have a great time that night,'" he
Liberal studies junior and second year Orientation Leader Nicole Rodgers enjoyed her
"At my first WOW-A-RAMA
I was in awe of this energetic man talking really fast," she
isn't just apart of WOW-A-RAMA
Frank Warren has a good ...
Frank Warren has a good knowledge of street drugs as manager for the County Behavioral Health Department.
says it's also known as methadrone or MCAT.
The drug is known in Britain but only gained buzz stateside in the past year.
"People can choose to snort or melt and shoot," said Frank Warren, a manager for the County Behavioral Health Department.
"It gives a euphoria a lot like it's an amphetamine--a lot like ecstasy."
says mephedrone can look like a fine white powder.
"Kids believe some of these things are legal because they are...used as fertilizers, so they can get them easily," Warren