September 02, 2008

Media Advisory -- ROTC Rappelling Exercise

Approximately 90 cadets from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps will rappel down the side of the James W. Neckers Building, south of the Student Center, this week.

The exercise is set for Thursday, Sept. 4. For more than 50 of the cadets, the exercise marks the first time the students will rappel -- let alone 60 to 70 feet alongside a building.

The exercise is designed to help cadets develop confidence in themselves and build teamwork with other cadets.

Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the rappelling exercise, which is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The rappelling exercise itself is limited to ROTC cadets and instructors. Participating cadets and SIUC Army ROTC officers will be available for interviews. For more information on the exercise or to make arrangements for interviews, contact Major Jeremiah A. Aeschleman at 618/453-7563.