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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 New World

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 violence.

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.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.