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Sept. 12, 2013 Volume 35, No. 4

Safety week Sept. 16–20

Informative and fun safety events scheduled all next week at the University of Missouri

Safety must be a partnership between first responders and the public, MUPD officials say. 

In an effort to make MU employees and students more aware of various safety tools available and to help them take responsibility for their personal safety, MU is hosting Safe Mizzou 2013 next week, Sept. 16–20.

“The MUPD works to ensure a peaceful quality of life and a safe learning environment for all students, staff and faculty,” said MUPD Capt. Brian Weimer. “However, even the most extensive initiatives cannot succeed without the awareness and cooperation of the community members who work, study and live on campus.” Learn about MU Alert and MUPD programs in another Mizzou Weekly story by clicking here.

Events that will take place during Safe Mizzou 2013:

Monday, Sept. 16

Personal Safety Fair

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Kuhlman Court

Learn about ways to make the campus safer by visiting the fair. Free pizza and first aid kits will be distributed.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Pedestrian and Vehicle Education (PAVE)

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lowry Mall

With a focus on transportation safety issues, this festival includes the “Convincer,” a crash simulator that allows the participant to experience the effect of a crash while wearing a seat belt, and bike registration and repair. 

Also included will be information on bike safety, crosswalk etiquette, distracted driving and Tiger Line, a bus route available to students and employees.

Citizen’s Response to Active Threat Training

5:30 p.m.

Stotler Lounge III,
Memorial Union

Participants will learn integrated strategies on what to do in the event of an active shooter/violent intruder incident. The training is free, but RSVP is required at

Wednesday, Sept. 18

13th Annual Fire Factor and Room Burn

11:50 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Lowry Mall
and Speaker’s Circle

Enjoy fire safety events such as rides in a bucket on a 100-foot fire truck ladder, fire extinguisher use training, and a fire fighter challenge obstacle course in full gear. At 11:50 a.m., a simulated room burn will demonstrate the speed and ferocity of fire. Free pizza, drinks and T-shirts will be distributed.

Thursday, Sept. 19

Safety Walk

7:45 p.m.

Leadership Auditorium,
MU Student Center

The 40th-annual Safety Walk is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff from different campus departments to identify any structural and environmental safety concerns on campus. Participants will be assigned to specific parts of campus to record any safety concerns. 

Friday, Sept. 20

Mizzou After Dark: Late Night Scavenger Hunt

7–11 p.m.

Bengal Lair, Memorial Union

This year’s hunt is presented in cooperation with Safe Mizzou 2013. Admission is free for MU student with an ID. $5 for the general public. Children under 17 are not allowed. For more information visit

The MUPD is a fully commissioned police department that works closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to provide proactive law enforcement services to the MU campus. 

MUPD is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, an international body that aims to improve the delivery of public safety services primarily by: maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners; covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence. 

Safe Mizzou 2013 is sponsored by Residential Life, the MSA/GPC Department of Student Activities, the Columbia Fire Department, the Environmental Leadership Office, MUPD, Make IT Safe — Division of IT, Environmental Health & Safety, the Wellness Resource Center, the Office of Student Conduct, Department of Student Life, the Counseling Center, RSVP Center, Student Legal
Services, Tiger Life, the MU Sustainability Office, and STRIPES.

For information on campus safety and emergency, please visit MU Alert. For more saftey tips go to

— Jerett Rion