Theatre Columbus State presents ‘The Library’ Wednesday – Saturday
Columbus State’s theaterprogram will present their new play “The Library,” Wednesday, April 27 through Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m., with a special matinee on Thursday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m. All performances
are in the Nestor Hall Auditorium and are free and open to the public.
In the play, after Caitlin Gabriel survives a deadly shooting at her high school,
she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities, and anyone who will
listen. But some of the messages paint her in a different light. Inspired by—but not
based on—the shootings at Columbine High School, The Library asks audience members to examine their relationship to the truth.
Active Shooter Training offered
To tie in with the stage production, Columbus State Police Chief Sean Asbury will
be presenting his Active Shooter Seminar. It will answer questions such as: What should
you do if an active shooter enters your classroom, office, or workplace? This seminar
provides options and a plan should you find yourself in this situation. The presentation
is conducted from the perspective of a potential victim, not responding law enforcement.
It focuses on what you can do to enhance your survivability before law enforcement
In short, you will learn simple, highly effective strategies to increase your survivability
during a crisis. The seminar will be held Thursday, April 28, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall Auditorium, prior to the afternoon matinee performance. It’s free to students, faculty and staff.
Suicide Prevention program offered May 4
Suicide Prevention: With help, there’s hope. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students and is a serious
public health problem around the world. Columbus State will host the first of many
upcoming suicide prevention programs Wednesday, May 4,from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library Multimedia Studio (ground floor). The session
will help the campus community learn more about risk factors associated with suicidal
thoughts, and most importantly, how to respond and receive support.
The session will include a film screening of “The Truth about Suicide: Real Stories
about Depression in College,” followed by a brief presentation from Rick Baumann, assistant coordinator for Suicide
Prevention Services Program at North Central Mental Health Services, and a discussion
with expert panelists. Free pizza and door prizes are included.
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts please contact the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1(800)273-TALK (8255) or the Veterans Crisis Line at 1(800) 273-8255, then press 1. For immediate assistance, call 911 or go to your
nearest hospital emergency room.
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