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Special Summer RAD Class Scheduled for July 26 and Aug. 9

July 11, 2017


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MACOMB, IL -- To better prepare Western Illinois University female community members in defending themselves against potential assaults, WIU's Office of Public Safety (OPS) will offer a special summer Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course Wednesday, July 26 and Wednesday, Aug. 9. There are currently 11 spaces available for the summer course.

The two-day program will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 26 and Aug. 9 (one hour lunch break both days) in Horrabin Hall 82 and the ROTC gymnasium in Horrabin Hall.
The class is designed for women only. Topics covered include avoiding victimization, patterns of date rape encounter, basic principles of defense, full-speed hands-on exercise and dynamic simulation training.

There is no cost for the course, which is taught by RAD-certified OPS police officers Jerry Allen, Jerel Jones, Derek Watts and Sarah Worthington. Lifetime re-training is free. Due to limited spaces available, pre-registration is required. While WIU female employees and students will be given first priority to enroll, females from the region are encouraged to participate.

The RAD courses are sponsored by OPS, Office of Student Judicial Programs, Campus Recreation, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Initiative, University Counseling Center and the Women's Center. For more information or to register, visit or call the Office of Public Safety (Mowbray Hall, 298-1949) or contact Watts at DJ-Watts@wiu.edu.

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