Responding to Sexual Assault
In Our Community

Sexual assault, as well as violence in general, has long been a concern in American life and culture. Only in recent years, however, has the public become more fully aware of this serious crime.

State legislators and US congressional panels have recently discussed and investigated the problem in more detail.  In addition, the White House has released guide­lines for colleges and universities to address and respond to sexual assault in their communities.


To better mobilize our community to address this issue, Ashley Wellman and Amy Kiger will present "Responding to Sexual Assault in Our Community" on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warrensburg Community Center, Rooms B/C.  This program will explain the prevalence of sexual assault in our area, dispel common rape myths, and teach participants how to respond if someone they care about is victimized.


Ashley Wellman, PhD and assistant professor of
Criminal Justice at UCM, has focused her research on the sociological impact and psychology of violent victimization. Wellman has participated in campus panels, served as a keynote speaker at many awareness events and helped to create and sponsor MoMen, a campus men's group designed to combat the issues of sexual assault, promote bystander intervention and encourage healthy masculinity.


Amy Kiger, director of UCM’s Violence/Substance Abuse Prevention Office, leads UCM's violence prevention initiatives and serves on the UCM Title IX committee charged with ensuring an equitable educational environment for all genders. 

Please join us for this informative, free presentation co-sponsored by Survival Adult Abuse Center.

See our upcoming Spring 2015 Schedule here.

Welcome to Lifelong Learning at the University of Central Missouri for the 2014-2015 school year!

September 2014  will mark the beginning of the 5th year of programming for Lifelong Learning (LLL) at UCM. The LLL board strives to provide community programs for continued learning. Programs are free and open to the community at large. They are designed to be of interest to people of various ages and educational levels. 

We thank all who have supported these programs in the past and welcome those who have not been able to attend. Please select a topic from our fall schedule and enjoy learning in a noncompetitive,  informal environment. No University affiliation is required to participate in our programming.

Deems Brooks, PhD
Lifelong Learning Coordinator

At the University of Central Missouri, LLL is supported by Extended Studies, and is affiliated with the Alumni Association, the Emeriti Association, and the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. In addition, the Trails Regional Library is a community affiliate.

The LLL motto is: “Community programs for continued learning for people of various ages.”  We look forward to seeing you at future programs.  All programs are free and open to the public.

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