University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Register now for the next IMPACT course

The dates for the next IMPACT (International Movement Promoting Assault Contravention Training) course, available through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UND (OLLI@UND) and sponsored in part by the Red River Valley Motorcyclists, will be Tuesdays, March 12, 19, 26, and April 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the UND Hyslop Sports Center.

This is the perfect gift to give yourself, your daughter (is she graduating from high school this spring?), sister, niece, or any special woman in your life 18 years and better. No longer can you say, “I never thought this would happen in our community.” If you found yourself a victim of sexual assault, how would you handle it? What would you do? It doesn’t matter what size or age you are or what physical limitations you may have, you will learn to protect yourself in case of an attack on your life with the IMPACT course.

IMPACT is a highly specialized self-defense program based on the idea that learning is best accomplished by doing. A specially trained “mugger” instructor dons state-of-the-art customized padding so you can practice the full-force defensive tactics. You will learn by fighting in scenarios that are as realistic as possible. Take this class with your mother, sister, daughter, granddaughter or girlfriend. Together you will learn simple, effective self-defense skills while practicing in a safe environment. The prices for the course are: OLLI member, $35; UND student/staff/faculty, $55; non-member, $70. A special four-day temporary parking permit for the IMPACT course is only $15. This temporary permit is for those who have no other type of parking permit such as an annual OLLI permit or regular UND permit.

Give yourself and women you love the gift of a "fighting chance." Not only will you be empowered with defensive skills, you will gain confidence by building a voice against violence. It's a guaranteed, life-changing experience you will never forget and will stay with you for years to come.

Go online to register today at, or call 701.777.3000.