5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134-7693
Union Avenue Campus
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-3322
901/333-STCC * www.southwest.tn.edu
DATE: January 30, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247
Southwest To Present Continuing Education Seminar; Terrorism: A Grave
The tragic events of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, impacted every segment
of society in our nation. National and personal security are now primary
concerns for the average American. Locally, institutions of higher
learning are using their resources to address the issue of terrorism and
Southwest Tennessee Community College is offering a Continuing Education
Seminar, Terrorism: A Grave New World. Developed long before the terrorist
attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, this
informative class is being presented as part of the College's ongoing
efforts to address the escalating problem of violence in our schools,
marketplace, and the other segments of our community.
Southwest's seminar will be held every Tuesday, February 5-March 5, from
6:00 until 8:15 p.m. Classes will be held at the College's Gill Center,
3833 Mountain Terrace. The cost is $65.00.
Terrorism: A Grave New World is the College's latest edition in an ongoing
series of courses on coping with national and domestic terrorism. The
course will analyze different political and religious cultures that
concern law enforcement specialists, the psychology of terrorists,
preventive measures to reduce terrorism, methods of dealing with a violent
incident, and coping strategies for the aftermath of these acts.
This series will be presented by Andrew J. Soltys, a retired special agent
for the FBI. In December, the veteran law enforcement specialist
represented Southwest on a local radio talk show, where he shared his
expertise on combating organized crime and terrorism. The host of the talk
show, Mike Fleming, was so impressed with the interview that he promised
to book the dedicated law enforcement expert for future shows.
Soltys said Terrorism: A Grave New World will examine the subject of
terrorism as a form of organized criminal behavior. He added that the
course is designed to identify the countermeasures that must be taken on
both the domestic and international fronts to combat terrorism.
Topics of discussion include Right and Left Wing Extremist Groups,
Ideological Leadership, and Tactics and Actions of Terrorists.
Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.