Activities For Campus Safety Awareness Month, Sept. 14-18
JONESBORO – In observance of the 2015 National Campus Safety Awareness Month, Arkansas State University’s University Police Department (UPD) will present different events and activities designed to help educate students, faculty, staff and visitors to stay safe on campus, Monday through Friday, Sept. 14-18, at the Carl R. Reng Student Union.
In addition, A-State’s Counseling Center will offer displays promoting Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Week.
The University Police Department regularly presents programs to the university community regarding crime prevention and available topics for campus safety awareness, both on and off campus. The events are free and open to the public as UPD personnel will make presentations on safety related topics and safety tips daily from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The week-long session, located on the first floor of the union and Heritage Plaza Lawn, includes the following topics:
• Monday, Sept. 14: UPD 101—Safety on Campus.
• Tuesday, Sept. 15: Drinking/Texting Driving Simulator (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
• Wednesday, Sept. 16: Drinking/Texting Driving Simulator (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
• Thursday, Sept. 17: Sexual Assault Awareness/Domestic Violence.
• Friday, Sept. 18: Crosswalk Safety Awareness (8 a.m.-1 p.m.), Marion Berry Parkway and Aggie Road intersection.
A rape aggression defense class (RAD) will be presented, Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 14-16, in the Mockingbird Room of the union (third floor) from 5-9 p.m.
UPD personnel will offer its active shooter presentations several times throughout the week in the Student Union Auditorium. Starting times are:
• Monday, Sept. 14: 9-9:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m., 1-1:50 p.m. and 3-3:50 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 15: 8-9:15 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 16: 8-8:50 a.m., 10-10:50 a.m., 12-12:50 p.m., 2-2:50 p.m. and 4-4:50 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 17: 9:30-10:45 a.m., 12:30-1:45 p.m. and 3:30-4:45 p.m.
In conjunction with National Campus Safety Awareness Month, the A-State Counseling Center is also sponsoring a series of displays in observance of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Week.
The Silent Witness Exhibit: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Daily—Natural State Lounge, second floor, Student Union. The Silent Witness Exhibit is a display memorializing each of the Arkansas women who were murdered during domestic violence incidents during the past year.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Daily— Natural State Lounge, second floor, Student Union. Students can drop by and participate in activities related to prevention and awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Candlelight Vigil —Heritage Plaza, Student Union. The candlelight vigil memorializes Arkansas women murdered during domestic violence incidents during the past year. Each woman’s personal story will be presented and a candle lit in her honor. Guests of honor will also share their personal experiences.
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m., Campus Sexual Assault and Violence Panel—St. Francis River Room, Student Union—sponsored by the A-State Young Democrats.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 pm, Red Wolves Got Your Back—St. Francis River Room, Student Union. This activity is bystander intervention training. Participants will learn methods for intervention when fellow students may need help.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m., Self-Defense Training—Spring River Room, Student Union.
Officer Traci Simpson of the A-State University Police Department will discuss personal safety in potentially dangerous situations and will teach some basic self-defense techniques. This is a co-ed presentation.
Co-sponsors for the week include A-State Young Democrats and the Women and Gender Studies program.
Individuals with a safety concern may contact UPD at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details about safety and emergency response are available at the UPD website, astate.edu/police/.
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