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Oct. 25, 2007

'How to Be a Bad Victim' program to be held Oct. 30

The Office of Residence Life/University Housing will present a program, "How to be a Bad Victim" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Main Lounge at the Iowa Memorial Union.

At the event, co-sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life, students will learn how not to be an easy target of crime, how to secure residence hall rooms and apartments from break-ins, how to detect violent people, and strategies for responding in a dangerous situation.

Taught by Erin Weed, the program will conclude with self-defense demonstrations. Weed will also explain the realities of campus crime and will teach students what they can do to avoid becoming a statistic.

Weed is a professional speaker, author, self-defense instructor and personal safety expert. Since founding Girls Fight Back in 2001, she has spoken to more than 200,000 college students.

For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at 319-335-3700.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kate Sojka, Office of Residence Life, 319-335-3700; George McCrory, University News Services, 319-384-0012,