September 09, 2009

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, on Thursday, Sept. 10.

The exercise, set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 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. 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 Capt. Klairoong Pattumma at 618/453-7563.