Marian’s Institute for Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness hosting the Third Annual Homeland Security Symposium8/25/2012November 2, 2011 FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marian University’s Institute for Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is hosting the Third Annual Homeland Security Symposium on Tuesday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. -4:15 p.m. at Whispering Springs Golf Club in Fond du Lac. This year’s theme is “Building Community Resilience: A Practical Approach” and the keynote speaker will be Major General Warren Edwards (Ret), director of the Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The mission of CARRI is to develop and share critical paths communities may take to strengthen their ability to prepare for, respond to, and rapidly recover from significant man-made or natural disasters with minimal downtime of basic community, government, and business services. CARRI supports communities in their resilience building efforts and works with state, regional and national stakeholders to create incentives and support for community resilience. A discussion, featuring a stellar panel consisting of Governor Scott McCallum, Nadav Morag, Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, Rick Meyers, Colorado Springs Police Department along with former Milwaukee Fire Chief, Doug Holton, currently the associate dean of Human and Protective Services at Madison Area Technical College is scheduled.Dr. Michelle Majewski, Dean of the School of Criminal Justice and Director of Marian’s Institute for Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness states, “We are especially pleased to be able to bring such a distinguished group of professionals to Fond du Lac for this year’s symposium. This is an opportunity for interested individuals to learn more about community resiliency and the work being done on this topic. One of the goals of this symposium is to assist individuals with identifying concrete steps toward helping their respective community assess the level of resilience and to put a plan in place for enhancing community resiliency.” Interested individuals may register online no later than Thursday, December 1 at www.marianuniversity.edu/hssymposium and completing the online form. The registration fee for this event is $20.00 and it includes lunch. Space is limited so sign up early.