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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 15, 2011

Bobby Palooza encourages students to be safe during spring break

MARYVILLE, Mo. - As Northwest Missouri State University students gear up for their spring break, the Wellness Center, the University Police Department and other campus organizations want to ensure students' week off from classes is safe and fun.

In conjunction with Safe Spring Break Week, the organizations are sponsoring Bobby Palooza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Bell Tower.

Members of the University Police Department will grill hot dogs and burgers. Chips and cookies also will be available.

Additionally, a variety of organizations that aim to promote safety and well-being will offer giveaways and informational items. Groups scheduled to participate include Project Hope, To Write Love on Her Arms, The Coalition Against Violence, Northwest Student Dietetic Association, Common Ground, the Student Health Advisory Committee, Drive Safe Drive Smart and Smoke Free Northwest.

By visiting the information tables, students will earn food tickets, which may be turned in for prize drawings.

For more information contact Jennifer Kennymore, health educator in the University Wellness Center, at or 660.562.1348.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468