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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 7, 2014

Wellness Services events to raise awareness about violence prevention

Northwest Missouri State University Wellness Services will host a week of events, with the theme “Enough is Enough,” to raise awareness about violence prevention. The week’s events are sponsored by the University's Coalition of Violence with support from the Children and Family Center of Northwest Missouri.

The week’s events kick off at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in J.W. Jones Student Union Room B with a presentation by Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. Her presentation, “Break the Silence,” will focus on topics related to the prevention of sexual violence. Baker was named prosecutor in May 2011 and has worked in nearly every unit of the prosecutor’s office including sex crimes, grand jury and major crimes.

On Thursday, April 10, a law enforcement forum will take place at 6 p.m. at Maryville City Hall, 415 N. Market. Then, on Friday, April 11, the Northwest community is invited to sign a pledge against violence, located on the second floor of the Student Union from noon to 2 p.m.

The awareness week continues Tuesday, April 15, with Bearcat Watch at 5 p.m. in Student Union Room D. Bearcat Watch will provide training and education about the importance of being an active bystander during violent crimes.

“Enough is Enough” events will conclude Wednesday, April 16, with the Interfraternity Council’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” Fraternity members will wear high heels as they walk across the Northwest campus, and Northwest Greek Life members encourage the public to join them. The walk begins at the Memorial Belltower at 5 p.m. For registration information, contact Trevor Johnson, IFC’s vice president of philanthropy at

Additionally, the Northwest community is invited to learn more about the No More campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Sessions will be 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. Monday, and 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday. For more information about the No More campaign, visit

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468