FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT MISTY YOUNG
November 9, 2014
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY ORGANIZES PEACE WALK
Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University students, faculty and staff will walk for peace on Monday, November 10. The walk, which begins at 3 p.m. at Scruggs University Center, 819 Chestnut Street, is a call for peace and safety, particularly in the area surrounding the campus. The route will travel north on Chestnut, turn right onto Dunklin Street and continue to travel east to Clark Avenue. The walkers will then return traveling west on Dunklin Street, before making a left on Walsh Street and a right onto Locust Street. The final leg of the walk will make a left on Dunklin Street to travel west to make another left on Chestnut Street back to Scruggs University Center.
The walk is in response to recent crime in the area, including one in which a student was robbed while walking from a nearby gas station on November 6. Lincoln University President Dr. Kevin Rome says the campus district, including the streets in close proximity to university property, should be a safe zone for students.
âWhether a student lives on campus or commutes, this area is their home. Walking to a convenience store just a few blocks away should not be a scary situation for anyone. I am calling on our student body, faculty, staff and neighbors to take ownership of and protect this area. We must all send a message to the criminals that we are watching and we will report to and cooperate with the proper authorities to ensure those who mean us harm are prosecuted,â says Rome.
Members of the community are invited to join the walk either at the starting point from Scruggs University Center or beginning at their homes for those who live along the route.