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Emergency Planning Solutions CEO James Reseburg laughs as a William Woods University staffer imitates the college's president, Jahnae Barnett, to a colleague in the other room over the phone during a tabletop disaster-preparedness simulation Wednesday at the school. Though there were a few jokes, Reseburg's purpose was serious: his group held a Dungeons & Dragons-like role-playing simulation of a tornado to test faculty's response and management of resources as part of a three-day program to gauge the school's preparedness and make a WWU-specific disaster response plan.

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Disaster role-play exercise helps William Woods University improve preparedness, safety plan

"I feel like I'm playing a giant game of Dungeons & Dragons," said William Woods University Behavioral and Social Science Chair Shawn Hull as he jotted down statistics on a pad of paper.

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