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SXU helps students and area residents prepare for emergencies

Terrorist attacks, natural disasters among emergencies covered

Chicago (April 10, 2006) – To help students and area residents prepare for emergency events such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, Saint Xavier University is holding an Emergency Preparedness Event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at its Chicago campus at 3700 W. 103rd St. 

Area residents can learn life-saving information about communication planning, personal finance, and how to prepare for emergencies if disabled. The event will take place in the atrium next to the diner on the ground floor of the Warde Academic Center.

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it became obvious that the average citizen needed to prepare for potential emergencies to the greatest extent possible,” said Julie Stephan, assistant professor of Education at Saint Xavier University. “This program is a proactive, preventive step the University is taking to help ensure that our students and surrounding community know how to help themselves by preparing for unexpected events.” 

Participants on hand at the event include the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Public Health Department, the Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Emergency Management, Marquette Bank, SXU’s Public Safety and Kimberly Henderson of SXU’s Peer Ministry. 

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Renee Robinson at (773) 298-3162 or robinson@sxu.edu.

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Saint Xavier University, a Catholic institution inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, educates men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.

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