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The personal safety of each student is an obvious priority for MSSA and Minnesota State Mankato's administration. Therefore, the goal of this topic is to prevent crime. In addition to the protection from and the prevention of physical violence, these weeks will explore ways to avoid burglary and theft at student's residences, whethere they are on or off campus.

Monday, February 10 - Thursday, February 13: Self-defense Classes

The Police Women of MNSU will be holding an hour and a half long self-defense class throughout the week.

When and Where:

Monday: 1:00 p.m. in Pennington Hall (PH) 102

Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. in Pennington Hall (PH) 102

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. in Pennington Hall (PH) 102

Thursday: 1:00 p.m. in Pennington Hall (PH) 102

Tuesday, February 11: Active Shooter

There will be a video about active shooters on college campuses. Following the video, there will be a panel comprised of a Campus Security member and a member of the strategic response team.

When and Where:

6:00 p.m. in Armstrong Hall (AH) 101

Thursday, February 13: MSU "Fight Club"

The first part of the event will be a large self-defense class which will last approximately an hour. The class will then be followed by one-on-one “fights” against trained instructors. Remaining participants will be able to watch the event or go against friends on the ‘Q-tip’ inflatables.

When and Where:

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in Meyers Field House Courts 1 and 2

Tuesday, February 18: Backyard Bandits: Protecting Your Belongings

A speaker will be presenting on how thefts commonly occur; there will be a video on distracted thefts and security footage from campus.

When and Where:

6:30 p.m. in the CSU Central Ballroom

Thursday, February 20: Stop, Drop, and Lock It: Crime Prevention on Campus

There will be a presentation about crime prevention and demonstrations. There will also be a Taser Demo

When and Where:

6:00 p.m. in Armstrong Hall (AH) 101

Tuesday, February 25: Distracted Driving Simulator

Set up in the CSU throughout the day, there will be a distracted driving simulator where students will be scored on their driving while being asked to perform several tasks (i.e. send a text, answer a call, etc.).

When and Where:

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the CSU Lobby

Thursday, February 27: Distractions and the Consequences

A video will be played about a boy who was killed by a distracted driver followed by spliced campus security footage of students walking into things while distracted. After the videos, there will be testimony from a person who was affected by distracted driving.

When and Where:

6:30 p.m. in Armstrong Hall (AH) 101