BOONE—As part of her ongoing battle against domestic violence, Appalachian State University alumna Kit Gruelle is featured in the HBO documentary “Private Violence.” Gruelle is featured in the film as an advocate and community activist fighting for rights and resources for women and children who experience violence at home. “Private Violence” centers on a North Carolina woman who has survived domestic violence.
Self-defense training should be part of a college’s sexual assault prevention and education programs, professor says
BOONE—If colleges want to effectively change their campus culture regarding rape, they should also focus on self-defense training for women rather than just improving their policies and training bystanders to intervene, according to an Appalachian State University professor who has been researching the women’s self-defense movement since 1993.
BOONE—Ed Rosenberg’s academic interests on issues related to aging and gerontology are taking him to France, where he will be a visiting researcher at the University of Angers. It’s a return trip for the Appalachian State University professor who was an exchange professor in 2004-05 at the university located in France’s Loire Valley.