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Rasmussen College Taps Community Experts To Lead Panel Discussion On Domestic Violence

Experts and Area Residents to Discuss Community Response to Domestic Violence

October 22, 2010

Erin Werthman
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MANKATO, Minn., (October 22, 2010) – Rasmussen College invites students and community members to attend the informational panel discussion Domestic Violence: How Does a Community Respond? Experts will lead a thought-provoking discussion about the prevalence of domestic violence within the community and steps residents can take in response. Panelists include the Honorable Bradley Walker, Judge 5th Judicial Court; State Representative Tony Cornish; Mike Hanson, Assistant Blue Earth County Attorney; Officer Chris Baukol, Mankato Department of Public Safety; a registered Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner; and a victim advocate from the Committee Against Domestic Assault.

“As committed members of the Mankato community, we at Rasmussen College recognize the unfortunate prevalence of domestic violence within all municipalities,” Rasmussen College Mankato Campus Director Kathy Sanger said. “Discussion surrounding this stigmatized topic is often limited. We hope our panel discussion will encourage open communication about growing incidences of domestic violence and educate the community about how to assist its victims.”

Guests are encouraged to bring questions about domestic violence to be addressed by the panel.   

Panel Discussion: Domestic Violence: How Does a Community Respond?

Rasmussen College Mankato, MN Campus
130 Saint Andrews Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

Wednesday, November 10
5:30–7 p.m.

** This event is free and open to the public. **

In addition to community outreach initiatives, Rasmussen College spreads awareness through its School of Justice Studies, which offers degree programs in Criminal Justice, Human Services, Law Enforcement, and Paralegal studies. For more information about Rasmussen College and its upcoming events, please visit

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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