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Rally Against Domestic Violence in Memory of Tiana Notice ‘07
By Laura Lewis '08, '10
It has been almost one year since graduate student Tiana Notice ’07 was fatally stabbed at her apartment in Plainville, Conn., allegedly by her ex-boyfriend. Notice was an active member of the University community, having started the campus chapter of the Roosevelt Institution and having worked enthusiastically to promote student health and wellness.
Now, even in death, she is still making a difference in the community.
An upcoming rally in Notice’s honor will be held on Sunday, Feb. 14 – the one-year anniversary of her death – from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on the front steps of the State Capitol in Hartford. Participants will urge the Connecticut General Assembly to require repeat domestic violence offenders to wear a GPS tracking device. Notice’s ex-boyfriend has been charged with her murder; she had obtained a restraining order against him and had gone to police for help shortly before her death.
Transportation to the Feb. 14 rally will be provided; a bus will leave from Konover Campus Center at 11:30 a.m., and will make multiple trips, if needed.
Immediately following the rally, there will be a reception with refreshments in Suisman Lounge, GSU, the site of last year’s memorial service for Notice.
Download a flyer for the rally.
Additional information about the rally is available at www.tiananoticefoundation.org (click "Events" and then click "Valentines Day Rally Program" for a list of speakers).
Tiana’s father, Alvin Notice, is organizing the rally and the Suisman Lounge reception together with student Nicole Suissa, president of the campus chapter of the Roosevelt Institution; Harald Sandstrom, associate professor of politics and government; Patricia McKenna-Grant, director of the Connections Health Education and Wellness Center; and Sue Fitzgerald, senior advisor to the president.
The keynote speaker at the rally will be State Rep. Kenneth P. Green, D-Hartford, a member of the Speaker’s Task Force on Domestic Violence and an advocate for the GPS tracking system for repeat violent offenders.
Notice, who earned a bachelor's degree in politics and government from the University in 2007, was pursuing a master’s degree in the School of Communication at the time of her death. Notice left her mark in many areas of the University. As an undergraduate, she founded the University of Hartford chapter of the Roosevelt Institution, a national network of student think-tanks that conduct policy research on pressing issues. Notice also was passionate about promoting health and wellness, and she was active in the Peer Health Educators program and the Women’s Center. As a graduate student, she worked as a recruiter for the Office of Admission and as a graduate assistant for the Connections Health Education and Wellness Center.