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Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness to hold two-day conference about campus safety and security

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE Fla. — A year after the Virginia Tech shooting, colleges and universities across the country are asking the same questions: Are we safer today? Can it happen again?

If the recent shooting at Northern Illinois University is any indication, the answer is yes, it can. As to whether we are safer, the answer depends on how prepared colleges and universities are.

Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness (NSU-CBAP) will hold a two-day seminar on April 25 and 26 to address campus safety and security in higher education. CBAP is a part of NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Campus Safety and Security: A Call to Action for Higher Education seminar is geared toward college and university administrators. But the conference is also tailoring its message for school administrators from pre-K to high school, campus safety officers, law enforcement officials and others involved in campus safety.

Scott Poland, Ed.D., an Associate Professor at NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies, will be a speaker at the conference. Poland is a national expert on school violence. He has done extensive research on the Columbine High School shooting. The national media has often interviewed him about Columbine.

The campus safety conference will also feature experts from the National School Safety Center, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Miami-Dade Police Department and Florida Department of Health.

Discussion topics at the Campus Safety and Security seminar will include legal issues, impact of media/technology, changing campus and societal environments, crisis intervention/psychosocial applications, all-hazards emergency planning, interoperable communications, risk assessment, campus/community partnerships, integrated training and overall evaluation.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for their ten (10) hours of participation, which may be submitted to the appropriate discipline boards for continuing education credit/units.

The conference is organized by CBAP campus safety expert Cecilia Rokusek, Ed.D., R.D.

“Campus safety is a critical issue for everyone,” Rokusek said. “Schools everywhere need to make sure they are prepared for the worst-case scenarios. This seminar will provide the tools necessary to help make campuses safer and prepared for both natural and manmade emergencies.”

Registration is $35 and includes meals and snacks for both days. Please contact Amy Heemsoth at (954) 262-1850 or heemsoth@nova.edu prior to April 20. For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu/cwis/ahp/spring_2008_symposium.html.

Contact:
Ken Ma, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5354 Office, 954-830-4177 Cell, kennma@nova.edu