Tobacco policy reviewed; comments welcome

A task force has been charged with reviewing the university’s current tobacco policy and consider if any revisions may be needed. The charge from Vice Presidents Amy Parsons and Blanche Hughes asks task force members to provide recommendations about whether or not to change or modify the current tobacco policy (https://csu.2compli.com/documents/view/725), based on tobacco impacts on students, employees, and visitors, as well as campus neighborhoods and the city.smoking The task force includes representatives from various areas of campus who have different perspectives. The task force is considering options ranging from keeping the policy as it is, which prohibits smoking inside all CSU buildings, within 25 feet of building entrances, and in university vehicles, to creating a smoke-free or tobacco-free campus. Feedback and suggestions should be provided through task force members representing various areas of the university by December 10:

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Scholarships available for Marine dependents

If you are the dependent of someone who served as a Marine or Navy Corpsman who worked with Marines, you are eligible for a scholarship through the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. An informational reception hosted by the Office of the President will be held from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 18 in Lory Student Center Rm. 300. Foundation representatives will be on hand to provide information. Complete information on opportunities, eligibility requirements and deadlines are also available online. Applications are due March 1, 2013, for the academic year 2015-2016. This year, more than 2,194 students in the United States received assistance at an average of over $3,000 per year. There are 49 recipients in Colorado, with 16 currently at CSU. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, now 50-years-old, has awarded scholarships to over 33,000 students for use in meeting the costs of college or vocational school education and founded in 1962. It has provided financial assistance to over 33,000 students in a total amount of just over $90 million.

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