No Excuse for Abuse – Red Run event at Minot State on April 4

MINOT, N.D. – On April 4, Minot State University’s Title IX department, in conjunction with MSU Life, Residence Life & Housing, Student Activities, and the Wellness Center, will host No Excuse for Abuse – Red Run, an event focused on raising awareness about sexual violence on campus and in the Minot community, at the MSU Dome’s third floor starting at 7 p.m.

Master of ceremonies Melissa Spelchen, Minot State criminal justice assistant professor, will lead the night that will feature games, activities, food, raffles, and drawings.

Perhaps the biggest draw, however, is the red heel relay races. Student clubs and organizations will be sponsoring teams, as well as an honorary team comprised of Minot State employees.

Kevin Harmon, vice president for academic affairs, Dan Conn, assistant professor of teacher education and master of education program director, Beth Odahlen, director for the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning, and Mike Aldrich, head football coach, will race for the cause in red heels — but only if they receive enough donations from the Minot State community for the Domestic Violence Crisis Center first. Donations they are soliciting include non-perishables, toiletries, personal hygiene items, and paper products.

Community members are encouraged to attend the event to cheer on teams and bring their own donations for the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

“The No Excuse for Abuse – Red Run event is an opportunity for education and awareness to sexual/domestic violence on campus and in the Minot community. We recognize that violence affects everyone,” said Lisa Dooley, Minot State Title IX coordinator. “This event will help to continue and strengthen the purpose of Minot State University’s Title IX office, making our campus community a healthier and safe place to live and learn.”

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Published: 03/28/19   

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