Friday, February 29, 2008

FAMU Hosts Spring Break Safety Awareness Day

Florida A&M University (FAMU) will sponsor its annual Spring Break Safety and Awareness Day on Wednesday, March 5. The awareness day will provide important safety information to students before leaving for spring break vacation.

At 10 a.m., on The Set in front of the H. Manning-Efferson Student Union Complex, several activities are planned throughout the day. Activities include table displays and demonstrations from the FAMU Police Department; Florida Highway Patrol; Tallahassee Fire Department; FAMU Student Health Center; and FAMU Research on Young Populations Safely Ride or Die Campaign. There will also be the staging of a mock wreck on the corner of Wahnish Way and Gamble Street. In addition, a New Orleans-style mock funeral will start at 11 a.m. at the Sybil C. Mobley School of Business and Industry, which will be led by a motorcycle blockade. It will proceed to The Set for the eulogy of the fallen Rattler with a repast for the students.

“The message to our students is to be safe, enjoy spring break and return safe and sound,” said Henry L. Kirby, associate vice president and dean of student affairs. “Our goal is to reach as many students as possible to educate them on the adverse results of carelessness during spring break.”

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