Dining Services kicks off safety week

Kelly Byer

Students can learn about commonly overlooked safety issues during the Dining Services’ second annual Safety Week starting today.

“This is just a chance after everybody settles in to actually look at the little things that make you safer on campus,” said Autumn Piller, Dining Services marketing manager.

Safety Week Events

• Monday from 4:30-7 p.m. fire safety information at the Eastway Cafe

• Tuesday from 4:30-7 p.m. food and environment safety at the Eastway Cafe

• Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Trivia Tuesday at the Eastway Lower Lounge

• Wednesday from 4:30-7 p.m. pep rally for the upcoming Akron game with Black Squirrel Radio at Rosie’s Diner

• Wednesday from 4:30-7 p.m. Kent State Police Department presentation at the Eastway Cafe

• Thursday from 4:30-7 p.m. Kite Runner Festival featuring food, music and dancing inspired by the book and Internet and identity theft tips from ResNet and Ruckus at the Eastway Cafe

• Thursday at 7:30 p.m. a showing of “Osama” at the Eastway Lower Lounge

Source: Dining Services

Piller said she came up with the idea for Safety Week after last year’s mock emergency.

“It kind of sparked our interest to make sure that students are aware of safety,” she said.

This year’s safety week will include more information about environmental, food and Internet safety.

“We actually have a video on ways to protect yourself and what virus scans mean and everything like that,” Piller said.

Officials from Kent State Police, ResNet and Dining Services and the Department of Public Safety are helping coordinate safety week.

Contact safety reporter Kelly Byer at [email protected].