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Tobacco ban lacks enforcement plan

      (Info for the side-bar: website – http://www.missouriwestern.edu/tobaccofree/. To sign up for classes you must contact Dr. Bond directly – phone – (816)-385-2554 email – cbond3@missouriwestern.edu. Spots in the class must be reserved in advance. Fees are waived for the class and smoking cessation aids such as patches and gum are provided to students free-of-charge. Total savings of... Read More

Student Opinion: Taking the Tobacco Policy to the President

At their October 16, 2012, meeting, the Governance Advisory Council recommended a new policy banning the use of tobacco products on the campus of Missouri Western State University. I signed the policy October 23, 2012. The new policy is below. The target date for implementation of the new policy is July 1, 2013. Missouri Western seeks to maintain a safe... Read More

One puff away from a “smoke-free” campus

The haze of smoke will soon disappear as Missouri Western forges past other universities’ failed smoke-free policies. Dr. Christopher Bond, Western’s tobacco implementation committee chair, said he is reviewing every step before the policy goes into affect July 1 to ensure all issues are worked out. He said all universities that implement a smoke-free policy are going to have issues.... Read More

Proposition B increases state funding for higher education

It is well known that colleges across Missouri are in financial slumps. On Nov. 6, Missourians will be given a chance to vote on Proposition B that could generate an estimated $85 million annually towards the state of Missouri’s higher education, according to the Missouri Western Board of Governors. Proposition B is an increase in taxes on tobacco purchases in... Read More