Safety Week observed Sept. 7-10 at ASU



Article Published: Aug. 26, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Personal, psychological, relationship and online safety is the focus of Safety Week, Sept. 7-10.
With the theme "Be Safe - On Campus, At Home, Online," the week's activities will focus on measures individuals can take to help improve their safety on campus, in the community and when online in chat rooms, on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites.

Activities are open to the public.

Contact tables will be located in the Plemmons Student Union from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the week with information about Appalachian's campus emergency alert system called AppState Alert, mental health, alcohol use and abuse, personal health, online safety and other topics.

In addition, the following special programs or activities will occur during the week:

Tuesday, Sept. 7, Relationship Safety:

? Contact tables with information about relationship safety, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plemmons Student Union.

? OASIS Clothesline Project, a display of T-shirts with antiviolence messages, Sanford Mall. Presented by OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter), the Women's Center and the Counseling and Psychological Services Center.

? Self-defense training with Cathy Roberts-Cooper, 2-3 p.m., Plemmons Student Union Price Lake Room, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Development and the Women's Center.

? "Why Walk? - A Survivor's Story"- A film and discussion about two abductions in 1989 that led to establishing the university's annual Walk for Awareness, Plemmons Student Union's Price Lake Room, 8 to 9 p.m.

? Walk for Awareness, a silent walk through campus beginning at 9 p.m. honoring victims and survivors of violence. The walk begins on Sanford Mall and ends at Duck Pond Field. Speakers are poet Maliaka King Albrecht and Jamar Banks, director of Appalachian's Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.

Wednesday, Sept. 8, Personal and Psychological Safety:

? Contact tables with information about the university's Early Intervention Team, physical and psychological safety, and alcohol poisoning, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plemmons Student Union.

? AppCares Suicide Prevention Training, noon-1:30 p.m., Plemmons Student Union's Attic Window Room. Presented by the Wellness Center and the Counseling and Psychological Services Center.

? "Sex and a Six Pack," a night of interactive theater where the audience sets the stage, learns valuable information, and makes decisions in regard to alcohol, sex and the law, I.G. Greer Auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Wellness Center, OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter), and Multicultural Student Development.

Thursday, Sept. 9, Public Safety:

? Contact tables for University Police's Special Response Team (SRT), AppStateAlert sign up, bike registration and bike safety, home and fire safety, and parking and traffic information, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plemmons Student Union.

? Test of campuswide emergency system, 11:55 a.m.

? Wii driving course, 1-3 p.m. Plemmons Student Union's Calloway Peak Room, location, presented by University Police.

? "Shots Fired" - video portraying actions to take if an armed person is reported on campus, Plemmons Student Union's Roan Mountain Room, 6 to 8 p.m. Presented by University Police.

Friday, Sept. 10, Safety Online:

? Contact tables with information about social networking, phishing and other topics, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plemmons Student Union.

? "Facebook and Social Media Safety," 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Plemmons Student Union's Roan Mountain Room. Presented by Oscar Knight, Information Technology Service.

? "Keeping your Personal Information Private," noon-1 p.m., Plemmons Student Union's Roan Mountain Room. Bring your lunch and join Oscar Knight, Information Technology Service, for this informative session.

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