The University is providing several free self-defense/personal safety workshops for students, faculty and staff. They will be taught by Mary Brandl, instructor and consultant with Minneapolis Community Crime Prevention/SAFE Program, University of Minnesota Physical Education Department.  Mary is also a 4th Degree Black Belt and has worked extensively with many crime victims services.

All classes will be held from 5-7 p.m.
To reserve a space in any of these workshops email

  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, RecWell, Beacon Room
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, RecWell, Beacon Room
  • Thursday, Dec. 3, St. Paul Student Center Ballroom

You do not need to be a University Recreation and Wellness member in order to participate in the workshops.