Ball State to host Sexual Assault Awareness Week programs

Topics: Speakers, Student Affairs

February 8, 2007

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Ball State's Counseling and Health Services will provide numerous programs from Feb. 12-16 to raise awareness of sexual assault.

The programs — which are free and open to the public — include:

  • Healthy Relationships — noon, Feb. 12, Student Center, Pineshelf Room. Learn about   healthy relationships and conflict resolution.
  • Surviving as a Partner — 2 p.m., Feb. 12, Student Center, Pineshelf Room. Understand how sexual abuse or assault may affect the partner or friends of a survivor.
  • Medical Aspects of Rape — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12, Student Center, Pineshelf Room. Dr. Kent Bullis, director of Ball State's Health Center, will discuss medical considerations after a sexual assault.
  • Sexual Assault Week Wall of Healing — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 13-15, Art and Journalism Building in the atrium. Display exhibiting art, poetry and personal messages.
  • Sex Talk — noon, Feb. 13, Student Center, Pineshelf Room. This workshop is for those who wish to improve their sexual relationships through better communication.
  • Legal Aspects of Rape Panel — 2 p.m., Feb. 13, Student Center, Pineshelf Room. Delaware County prosecutor Mark McKinney and Jami Brown, a deputy prosecutor and Muncie Police Department investigator, will overview the prosecution of rape and sexual assault, concluding with a question and answer session.
  • Keynote Address: Can I Kiss You? — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13, Student Center, Cardinal Hall. Author Mike Domitrz speaks on sexual assault awareness.
  • Self-Defense: For Women Only — noon, Feb. 14, Student Center, Pineshelf Room. This demonstration will teach ways to defend against an attack.
  • Sex on the Rocks — 3:30 to 5 p.m., Feb 14, Student Center, Pineshelf Room. This interactive program will explore the line between alcohol and sexual assault.
  • Sexy vs. Sexism: Links to a Culture of Rape — noon, Feb. 15, Student Center, Pineshelf Room. Participants are invited to explore their beliefs and attitudes toward what is sexy and what is sexist and potentially harmful.
  • Stalking: When Love Won't Quit — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15, Student Center, Pineshelf Room. Erin Snyder and Jamie Goodwin define stalking and provide information on how to cope when you or a friend is a victim.

Contact Rachel Blalock, coordinator, at rhblalock@bsu.edu or (765) 285-1736 for more information.

By Jennifer Strempka

University Marketing and Communications
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