Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2018/09
September 26, 2018
In this issue:
- One Mother's Fire: The Gail Minger Story: In 1998, Michael Minger was a 19-year-old sophomore at Murray State University pursuing degrees in broadcast journalism and music/vocal performance. Michael was killed in a residence hall fire on the morning of September 18, 1998. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Michael's death and, in his honor, the award-wining documentary, One Mother's Fire: The Gail Minger Story, has been released to the public.
- October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Technology is a part of our daily lives to varying degrees, and the internet impacts our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity, and the nation's security. Launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2004, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.
September 19, 2018
In this issue:
- NCCPS Launches New Virtual Professional Development Initiative: We are excited to announce our new Virtual Professional Development (VPD) initiative, which provides flexibility in advancing practitioner knowledge about specific topic areas. Programs offered through our VPD initiative are self-paced to allow individuals to make the best use of their time in order to meet their learning objectives. The first offering is our Physical Security Education Program, a five-module interactive course, designed in conjunction with subject-matter expert Dan Pascale, CPP, Managing Director of Margolis Healy.
- National Hazing Prevention Week: New 2017 data from YouGov found that one in five Americans experienced hazing during high school and that 35% of Americans still think hazing has its place as a rite of passage. When asked if they had experienced hazing personally or witnessed someone else being hazed at a college/university, 11% of respondents aged 18-34, 7% of respondents aged 35-54, and 9% of respondents aged 55+ replied "yes." With National Hazing Prevention Week approaching, campuses, schools, communities, organizations, and individuals can come together to talk about hazing in their communities, raise awareness about the problem of hazing, educate others about hazing, and promote the prevention of hazing.
September 12, 2018
In this issue:
- New NCCPS Forum Report: Managing Campus Protests and Demonstrations at HBCUs: From the Civil Rights movement of the 50s and 60s to today's Black Lives Matter movement, students and faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been at the vanguard of social reforms that change America. This powerful and enduring legacy was on the minds of the HBCU participants attending a national forum, and it prompted the following question: Are protests and demonstrations at HBCUs fundamentally different from predominantly white institutions?
- National Security Officer Appreciation Week: This year, the fourth annual observance of National Security Officer Appreciation Week falls the week of September 16-22, 2018. This week honors the incredible efforts of our nation's security officers to create safer and more secure environments. Security officers are hard-working, highly-trained individuals who are part of our country's network of first responders. These people deter crime, lead evacuations, provide information, work closely with local law enforcement, and are vigilant in their efforts to keep us safe in our workplaces, schools and institutions of higher education, and local communities.
- National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month: October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and this year marks the 12th annual observance of month since its creation by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children, and even college-aged students, that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both individuals who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
September 5, 2018
In this issue:
- Changing the Conversation from Suicide to Suicide Prevention: In 2016, suicide was the second leading cause of death or those aged 10 - 34 in the U.S. and the tenth leading cause of death for all Americans. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or background and, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. You and members of your campus community can #BeThe1To ask, keep people safe, be there, help them stay connected, follow up, and learn more.
- Now Available: 2018 Safety and Security Best Practices Guides: The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has released four updated safety and security best practices guides for purchase via their secure digital platform partner, Mimeo. The guides are a result of summits with representatives from event management, facilities operations, law enforcement, emergency management, fire, emergency medical services, technology firms, and public safety agencies where discussions took place on current safety and security issues, identifying solutions, and proposing future best practices through professional collaboration.