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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Department of Student Life and the Safe Mizzou Coalition Host “Safe Mizzou 2015”

September 22nd, 2015

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, 573-882-3346, sossamonj@missouri.edu

By Sheena Rice

WHAT:  Safe Mizzou 2015 is a week of events designed to share information so University of Missouri students, faculty and staff can love, learn, work and play in a safe environment.

Week long events include:

  • Personal Safety Fair Featuring the ReadyCampus Program
    Learn how to check on a friend in need, practice online safety, and develop personal emergency preparedness plans. The event features the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ReadyCampus program. Free pizza, t-shirts and first aid kits will be provided by MU’s Department of Student Life and distributed while supplies last.
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, Kuhlman Court (Rain site: 1st floor of the MU Student Center)
  • Citizen’s Response to Active Threat Training
    This comprehensive course helps students prepare for active shooter/violent intruder incidents that could occur in the workplace, school or public settings. Participants are taught integrated strategies incorporating environmental design, technology and action by those in immediate danger.
    6 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, S 016 Memorial Student Union
  • 15th Annual Fire Factor and Room Burn/Pedestrian and Vehicle Education (PAVE)
    Enjoy fire safety events such as fire extinguisher training and an obstacle course. At 11:50 a.m., there will be a simulated room burn to demonstrate the speed and ferocity of fire. Learn more about STRIPES, seat belt safety, cross walk etiquette and more! Free pizza, drinks and T-shirts will be available while supplies last.
    11:50 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, 9th Street/Lowry Mall & Speaker’s Circle (Rain Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015)

WHO:  Safe Mizzou Coalition and Sponsors

WHEN
& WHERE:  Monday, Sept. 14- Friday, Sept. 18, MU Campus, see Safe Mizzou 2015 for details.

NOTE:  For more information and to download the Safe Mizzou 2015 schedule, please visit: http://safemizzou.missouri.edu

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“Safe Mizzou 2015” Schedule of Events:

Monday, September 14

STOP for the Signs
10:50 a.m.-1 p.m.
Various Locations
Different colored stop signs will be placed at various campus locations with information about specific emergency and personal safety situations.

Tuesday, September 15

Personal Safety Fair
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Kuhlman Court (Rain Site: 1st Floor of the MU Student Center)

Party Hosting 101
12–1 p.m.
Women’s Center, G108 MU Student Center
Learn how to host a party and have fun while being safe.

Citizen’s Response to Active Threat Training
6-7:30 p.m.
S 016 Memorial Student Union
This course takes a comprehensive approach to dealing with active shooter/violent intruder incidents that could occur in the workplace, school or public settings. Participants are taught to use integrated strategies incorporating environmental design, technology and communication, law enforcement response and actiom by those in immediate danger.

Safety Walk
7:30 p.m.
S 016 Memorial Student Union
The 42nd Annual Safety Walk is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff from different campus departments to identify any structural and environmental safety concerns on our campus. Participants will be split into groups that will be assigned to specific parts of campus to record any safety concerns.

Wednesday, September 16

15th Annual Fire Factor and Room Burn/Pedestrian and Vehicle Education (PAVE)
11:50 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 9th Street/Lowry Mall & Speaker’s Circle (Rain Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015)
Enjoy fire safety events such as fire extinguisher training and an obstacle course. At 11:50 a.m., there will be a simulated room burn to demonstrate the speed and ferocity of fire. Learn more about STRIPES, seat belt safety, cross walk etiquette and more! Free pizza, drinks and T-shirts will be available while supplies last.

RSVP Educators Information Session
5:00-6:00 p.m.
RSVP Center, G216 MU Student Center
Learn more about RSVP educators and how to apply.

Thursday September 17

Free Movie: The Hunting Ground
7 p.m.
Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall
The Hunting Ground is an expose of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups and the devastating toll on students and their families.

Pizza with Police
10 p.m.-1 a.m.
9th Street in front of RJI
The MU Police Department will educate students traveling to and from the downtown area about alcohol laws, alcohol overdoses, and responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages. This is not an alcohol enforcement activity but rather an opportunity for the student population to connect with YOUR police officers. Pizza will be provided.

More Safety Related Events:

Women’s Basic R.A.D. Class
Monday, Sept. 21, 5:30-9:45pm
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 5:30-9:45pm
Friday, Sept. 25, 5:30-9:45pm
RAD is a self-defense class that combines classroom, physical techniques and simulation portions to enhance a woman’s ability to defend herself if attacked. Registration and attendance at all classes is required. For registration or more information, please visit mupolice.missouri.edu/rad.

Green Dot week dates: September 26-October 2
For more information, please go to rsvp.missouri.edu.

Safe Mizzou Coalition and Sponsors:
Residential Life, MSA/GPC Department of Student Activities, Columbia Fire Department, Environmental Leadership Office, MUPD, Divisions of IT’s Information Security & Access Management, Wellness Resource Center, Office of Student Conduct, Department of Student Life, Environmental Health and Safety, Counseling Center, RSVP Center, Women’s Center, Title IX Office, Student Legal Services, STRIPES, MU Alert, Faculty Council, Off-Campus Student Services, Kemper Fellows, MU Operations/Tiger Line, Student Health Center, Campus Safety Committee, MU Emergency Management, MU Staff Advisory Council, Columbia Police Department, Residence Halls Association (RHA),  Department of Student Services–Safety and Wellness Committee

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