The 003 Blog (Fall 2006)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Security Seminar

This afternoon, Officer Rich Pena-Ariet of the campus police came to talk to the students about staying safe, and keeping their belongings safe. He advised them to always keep track of their belongings--never to leave them unattended, when they might be stolen. He told them about the escort service on campus, which they can call if they feel uncomfortable walking alone, especially at night. He advised them to keep their doors locked at all times--not only when they are out, but also when they are at home. I remember a student of mine who told me that his television had been stolen from his apartment while he and his roommates were sleeping. Since they were home, they hadn't locked the door, and a thief just walked in and took the TV! They were lucky the thief did not do worse. It's terrible that we have to warn our students about crime, but it is better to warn them than to have them become victims of crime. A lot of the students asked him questions about drivers' licenses.

After the security seminar, we walked to our class in the Armory. As of next week, all classes that are not in the lab will have to meet in the Armory because we are losing our nice big bright classrooms in Holzapfel! :-( We are all sorry about that because our classroom in ARM, while it isn't a bad place, has no windows, so it is kind of depressing. I fantasize about painting a window on the white wall. Unfortunately, I doubt that the University would approve.

Jennifer and I got free Kertle posters at the Document Services office today. If Jennifer hadn't come to the afternoon class with her poster, I would have forgotten to go there! Thanks, Jennifer.


  • Hi, Nina

    we muste to be aware all the time. I am upset because I can't use my driving license here, and I am sorry because we lost our class. I hope to have good time.

    By Blogger saoud, at 11:19 PM  

  • Hi, Nina
    When the police officer come and tell us about important things that I didn’t know before but, know I know and I will take care.

    By Blogger essa-mei2006, at 9:23 AM  

  • I think this seminar is very useful for us. Because we never know what will happen to us at next minute, especially after school. By the way, you are welcome. There are so many people waited on line for poster yesterday.

    By Blogger Jenniferho, at 8:22 PM  

  • Hello, Nina!
    I found it interesting to read the story about the security seminar, and I was surprised to know that the thief took the TV while the people in the room were sleeping! Also, I think the escort service on campus is nice. I don't think we have a service like that in Japan. Maybe the reason why we don't have the service might suggest that Japan is safer, but it's not safe to walk alone at night in Japan.

    By Blogger Hiromi, at 12:53 AM  

  • Hi,Nina
    I am glad because the police officer told us a bout the sifety and we can walk in the evening with them when we feel fear.

    By Blogger M-alkaabi, at 12:49 AM  

  • That seminar was useful for us, and I hope all of us will have save life.


    By Blogger AMER, at 6:06 PM  

  • Anywhere you go in the world, you need to get a local driver's license, I think. It's important to know the laws which regulate driving in the place where you are, so go a rulebook and read and memorize the rules. Then you can take your test and get your license.

    I also hope that you will all stay safe.

    By Blogger Nina Liakos, at 6:25 PM  

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