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Sandburg to Host Campus Safety Awareness Month Events

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Sept. 6, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College is celebrating National Campus Safety Awareness Month throughout September with two events at the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

The AWARE-TXT Simulator will come to Sandburg from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Crist Student Center to allow students, faculty and staff to experience the dangers of texting while driving. This technology allows students to sit in a real car that is suspended and monitored with sensors to simulate real driving. The software renders a virtual field of vision, visible on a heads-up display worn by the “driver.”

The National Campus Safety Awareness Month Event will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Building B parking lot. Visitors can take part in an impaired driving obstacle course, using Fatal Vision goggles to simulate the effects of alcohol. Local law enforcement representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide safety tips.

“This event raises awareness and gives people a safety mindset,” said Anthony Law, assistant coordinator of public safety. “Some of the things that we do on a daily basis, we don’t even realize how unsafe they are or how we put ourselves in dangerous situations. It gives people something to think about. “

National Campus Safety Awareness Month is dedicated to raising awareness in reference to safety and security issues that face college students today. Some of the subjects typically covered during this month include hate crimes, alcohol awareness/abuse, illegal drug awareness/usage, rape/sexual assault prevention, fire safety/prevention, identity theft, theft prevention and home safety tips/preparedness.

For more information, contact Law at 309.341.5250 or