News Release

Student safety is focus of programs at LCSC

LEWISTON, Idaho – A series of programs and a video contest at Lewis-Clark State College focus on promoting student safety and well-being, as well as how to intervene when others are in need of assistance.  The school’s Student Life Committee is coordinating the activities, in conjunction with the LCSC Student Counseling Center.

Events take place next week, Monday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 26.

The theme is “Warriors Step Up! – Be Aware.  Be Active.  Be Safe.”  A different topic will be covered each day.  The schedule is below:

Monday March 24

  • Sexual Assault/Harassment:
    • Panel discussion beginning at 11 a.m.   Panelists include Shelly Meisner, YWCA of Lewiston-Clarkston; Sara Kern, Quality Behavioral Health; Nicole Engledow, LCSC Assistant Professor of Nursing; and Corporal Jason Leavitt, Lewiston Police Dept.
    • Information tables

Tuesday March 25

  • Recreational Safety:
    • Displays and demonstrations from local law enforcement including:
      • Nez Perce Co. Search & Rescue dog demonstration
      • 6-wheeler
      • Patrol boat

Wednesday March 26

  • Alcohol Awareness:
    • Panel discussion beginning at 11:30.   Panelists include Bruce Pitman, U. of Idaho Dean of Students; Ella Mae-Keatts, Flight Nurse & LCSC Associate Professor of Nursing; Robert Hayes, LCSC Instructor of Addiction Studies; and Corporal Jason Levitt, Lewiston Police Dept.
    • Alcohol Screening Table: E-CHUG (Electronic Check-up to Go for Alcohol)
    • Alcohol “Pour Table” to illustrate how much alcohol is in a drink
    • “Drunk Goggles” obstacle course
    • Alcohol Jeopardy
    • Giveaways
    • Informational tables

All the activities happen inside and outside the Student Union Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

In addition, a “Warriors Step Up!” video contest is under way.  Only LCSC students may submit videos for the contest.  “Step Up” is a program developed at the University of Arizona to educate students to be proactive in helping others.  The videos must reflect “pro-social” behavior.  The contest offers a $250 first prize and $150 second prize.

For more information please contact Doug Steele, LCSC Director of Student Counseling, Student Health, and Disability Services at 208.792.2211 or [email protected]