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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 13, 2015

Northwest encourages students to think safety during spring break

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 and Peer Education are sponsoring a series of information sessions and events to promote spring break safety, March 16-19. The week’s topics include resiliency, tattoos and piercings, and using the buddy system. 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 19, at the Memorial Bell Tower. The annual send-off for students includes free food and giveaways.

“The week is intended to promote students being safe while on spring break whether they are going on a vacation or staying close to home,” Christina Incontro, Northwest Peer Education graduate assistant, said.

All events are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with additional details listed below. For more information about Safe Spring Week events at Northwest, contact Incontro at


Monday, March 16

Personal Development and Counseling Services with Wellness Services will be in the J.W. Jones Student Union offering tips about being resilient during spring break.


Tuesday, March 17

Peer Education and Wellness Services will be at the Student Union to talk about tattoo safety.


Wednesday, March 18

To Write Love on Her Arms and Wellness Services will be at the Student Union to talk about the benefits of using the buddy system during spring break vacations.  


Thursday, March 19

Bobbypalooza! at the Memorial Bell Tower is a safe spring break send-off for students with games, food and giveaways. Attending students also will be eligible to win one of three grand prizes.

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