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Lecture on Sexual Awareness to Be Held at Morrisville State College

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Nationally known speaker, Katie Koestner, will present a lecture on sexual assault Feb. 15 from 1-2 p.m.

Her presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Little Theater of the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC).

A survivor of a college date rape, Koestner will share her story and will also discuss the importance of gender communication, personal responsibility and respect in creating a campus environment where sexual assault will not be tolerated.

Koestner has become an outspoken educator, speaking out nationally and publicly, breaking a silence on the subject of sexual assault. She has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CNN, MTV, Larry King Live, CNBC Talk Live, MSNBC, Later Today, Entertainment Tonight and dozens of other news programs in order to create public awareness about date rape. She appeared on the cover of TIME magazine’s date rape issue and was the subject of an HBO Lifestories Docudrama, “No Visible Bruises: The Katie Koestner Story.”
In 2003, Koestner completed two films with national award-winning Top Hat Productions: “Please Write Back: Sexual Assault Among America’s Students” and “Helping a Sexual Assault Survivor.”

A trained sexual assault peer counselor, Koestner has also co-authored two books.

Morrisville State College offers 13 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in business, computer technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, and a new standalone degree in early childhood to Chenango County area residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.