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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

March 12, 2014

Northwest encourages students to think safety as spring break approaches

With the spring break season quickly approaching, Northwest Missouri State University is reminding students to make responsible choices while they’re away from the classroom. 

University Wellness Services, University Police, Maryville Partners in Prevention and Bearcat Peer Education are sponsoring a series of information sessions and other events to promote spring break safety, March 17-20. The week’s topics will include tattoos and piercings, alcohol responsibility and skin care. All events are free and open to the Northwest community.

Another Safe Spring Break highlight is the annual Bobbypalooza! event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Memorial Bell Tower. The send-off for students will include free food and giveaways.

For more information about Safe Spring Week events at Northwest, contact Jennifer Kennymore at jenken@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1348.

Northwest’s Safe Spring Break Week 2014 events are as follows:

 

Monday, March 17

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – “Safe Tattoos and Piercings” (J.W. Jones Student Union): New tattoos and piercings can be a fun part of spring break. Learn about important things to consider before you make new additions to your body.

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – “BYOB: Be Your Own Body Guard” (J.W. Jones Student Union Meeting Room A): University Police officer Kristina Martinez will conduct self-defense training. Empower yourself so you know how to fight when necessary.

 

Tuesday, March 18

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – “Know Your Limits” (J.W. Jones Student Union): Alcohol impacts our lives physically and financially. Learn about the costs of alcohol and see what counts as a standard drink.

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – “BYOB: Be Your Own Body Guard” (J.W. Jones Student Union Meeting Room A): University Police officer Kristina Martinez will conduct self-defense training. Empower yourself so you know how to fight when necessary.

 

Wednesday, March 19

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – “BYOB: Be Your Own Body Guard” (J.W. Jones Student Union Meeting Room A): University Police officer Kristina Martinez will conduct self-defense training. Empower yourself so you know how to fight when necessary.

Noon and 4 p.m. – Learn about skin cancer prevention with Dr. Molly Menser (Student Union Meeting Room D): Menser, a dermatologist in Kansas City, will discuss skin cancer, the value of wearing sunscreen and the dangers associated with tanning. Attendees will receive free sunscreen a chance to win door prizes too.

 

Thursday, March 20

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – “Bobbypalooza!” (Memorial Bell Tower): Learn how to keep yourself and your friends safe during spring break. Bobbypalooza! is a safe send-off for students with free food and giveaways.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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