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Appalachian holds Safety Week Sept. 1-3

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.

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