BOONE—Programs focusing on suicide, interpersonal violence and high-risk drinking prevention will be offered during Safety Week, Sept. 1-3, at Appalachian State University.
The annual event is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as the interested public. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, High-Risk Drinking Prevention Training will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Watauga River Room.
Beginning at 8 p.m., the film “Why Walk? – A Survivor’s Story” will be shown in I.G. Greer Auditorium. The film is an introduction to the annual Walk for Awareness that begins at 9 p.m. on Sanford Mall. The silent walk across campus commemorates lives lost to violence and supports victims and survivors of violence.
Other activities are:
- Wednesday, Sept. 2
- 9:30 to 11 a.m., Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training, room 169 Three Top Mountain, Plemmons Student Union
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Safety Festival on Sanford Mall
- 4 to 3:30 p.m., High-Risk Drinking Prevention Training, New River Room, Plemmons Student Union
- 5:30 to 8 p.m., House Calls, university representatives visit off-campus dwellings and provide critical information about interpersonal violence, high risk drinking and other drug use, and suicide prevention
- Thursday, Sept. 3
- 3 to 4:30 p.m., Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training, room 169 Three Top Mountain, Plemmons Student Union
- 5:15 to 7:15 p.m., Suicide Prevention Training, room 415 Rough Ridge, Plemmons Student Union
Additional suicide prevention training will be held throughout the semester. Visit http://preventsuicide.appstate.edu for more information.
For dates and times of additional interpersonal violence prevention training, visit http://redflag.appstate.edu.
Training related to high-risk alcohol and drug prevention will be offered throughout September by the Wellness and Prevention Office. Call 262-3148 for details.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.