University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One program features entomologist, tips for preventing stalking

Learn about stalkers and how to protect you and your family from domestic violence. Also, find out how wasps and people can tolerate each other on the next edition of Studio One.

The feeling of being watched is not something to brush off. Deidre Keys an advocate for victims of domestic violence, specializes in bringing awareness about stalking. “Stalkers are usually somebody that you know…75 percent of women who were murdered by a man were stalked the year before. Stalking and murder go hand in hand,” explains Keys. Tune in this week to learn about what actions to take to prevent being a victim.

Also on the show, entomologist Jeff Vaughan will discuss the behaviors of yellow jacket wasps. He explains the reasons behind the prevalence of these pesky stingers at the end of the summer. When the queen bees die at the end of the season, the creatures become aggressive and can attack. “They lose their social cohesion,” says Vaughan. While one’s first instinct may be to swat at these busy buzzing bodies, it is important to note that they play a role in pest control. “They are deadly, but fascinating,” says Vaughan.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba; and online at www.studio1.UND.edu.

-- Suzanne Irwin, Kyle Kohns, Hayley Kuntz, Studio One, 777.4346, studio1@UND.edu.


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