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Saint Xavier University to hold inaugural Campus Safety Day on Nov. 10

Students, faculty, staff and the public invited

Chicago (Nov. 5, 2008) – Saint Xavier University students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to experience Campus Safety Day on Monday, Nov. 10 at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

Visitors will learn about the latest emergency response and management equipment, technology, and safety procedures in place for a variety of disasters ranging from winter storms and fires to an active shooter on campus. Representatives from the FBI, the American Red Cross and The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication will give lectures on preparedness, and various agencies will provide educational displays. There also will be an emergency response vehicle display tour. 

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to view the video Shots fired on Campus: When Lightning Strikes, which provides guidance for surviving an active shooter situation. A complete schedule of events is listed at the end of this release. 

“The safety of our students, faculty and staff is a primary concern at Saint Xavier University,” said SXU President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D. “We live in a new era of safety challenges, and we are prepared to face them.  I encourage you to participate in the events of this important day.”

Full Schedule:

Information displays featuring the American Red Cross, the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Fire Department, the Evergreen Park Police Department, the Oak Lawn Police Department, the Orland Park Police Department, the SXU Counseling and Career Services, the SXU Health Center and SXU Public Safety will be featured from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Butler Reception Room in the Warde Academic Center.  

Lectures and Presentations:

American Red Cross: “Be Red Cross Ready and Winter Safety”

Fourth Floor Board Room, Warde Academic Center
9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication: “Emergency Management Preparedness”

Fourth Floor Board Room, Warde Academic Center
10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Noon to 12:50 p.m.

FBI Special Agent Kathy Anton: “Violence in Schools: Behavioral Indicators, Assessments and Management”

Fourth Floor Board Room, Warde Academic Center
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Mini-shelter and Comfort Package Competition
Shannon Center Main Arena
9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m.

Emergency Response Vehicle Display and Tour
Parking Lot 2
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Contact: Joe Moore
773-298-3937 or jmoore@sxu.edu



Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.





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