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Previous Events

  • 11/19/18 - Steering committee meeting
  • 10/22/18 - Steering committee meeting
  • 8/27/18 - Steering committee meeting
  • 8/18/18 - Hawk Fest (students)
  • 8/17/18 - Unionfest (students)
  • July 1, 2018 - The University of Kansas will be 100% tobacco free including e-cigarettes
  • 5/14/18 - Steering committee meeting
  • 4/23/18 - Steering committee meeting
  • 4/16/18 - World Expo (students)
  • 4/9/18 - Steering committee meeting
  • 4/5/2018 - Faculty and Staff Wellness Fair at the Kansas Union, Ballroom (faculty/staff)
  • 3/15/2018 - Kick Butts event (students/faculty/staff)
  • 12/11/18 - Steering Committee Meeting 
  • 11/14/17 - Great American Smokeout at the Underground  (students/faculty/staff)
  • 10/11/17 - Faculty and Staff Open Enrollment Wellness Fair at the Kansas Union, 4th floor (faculty/staff)
  • 8/30/17 - Volunteer Fair at the Kansas Union (students can volunteer to serve on B.E.A.K.)
  • 8/19/17 - Hawk Fest (students) 
  • 8/18/17 - Jayhawk Jump Start (students)
  • 8/18/17 - Unionfest (students)
  • 8/15/17 - International New Student Orientation & Watkins ISO 
  • 7/12/17 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 6/12/17 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 5/15/17 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 4/22/17 - Earth Day event - parade down Mass St and ends at South Park where we'll be tabling and giving away freebies and t-shirts (students/faculty/staff/community)
  • 4/21/17 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 4/5/17 - Faculty and Staff Wellness Fair (faculty/staff)
  • 3/20/17 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 3/15/17 - Kick Butts event from 11-1 pm Wescoe Beach - like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get a free turkey sandwich (students/faculty/staff)
  • 2/16/17 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 1/9/17 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 12/8/16 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 11/17/16 - The Great American Smokeout is hosted on the third Thursday in November every year. The American Cancer Society encourages tobacco users to use the date to plan on quitting, or plan in advance and quit on this day.  The University of Kansas as a whole will use this day in observance of cessation resources available on campus, to help those in our community interested in quitting.  Activities including an information table and social media campaign will be held at Anschutz Library from 12:00-2:00 pm. (Students, faculty, and staff)
  • 11/16/16 - Wellness Wednesday will promote the Great American Smokeout​ at the Kansas Memorial Union from 12:00-2:00 pm.  Come participate in a social media campaign!  (Students, faculty, and staff)
  • 11/15/16 - Free movie screening of Thank You for Smoking at the Kansas Memorial Union at 7:00 pm.  Refreshments will be provided. (Flyer PDF) (Students, faculty, and staff)
  • 11/14/16 - Random Acts of Kindness will promote the Great American Smokeout and the movie screening for Thank You for Not Smoking on Wescoe Beach from 12:00-2:00 pm (Students, faculty, and staff)
  • 10/10/16 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 10/19/16 - Information table during Open Enrollment - Kansas Memorial Union in Alderson Auditorium (Faculty and staff)
  • 10/27/16 - Patty Quinlan, a trained tobacco cessation facilitator, will give a free presentation on Thursday, October 27th from 12:10-12:50 pm at the Kansas Memorial Union in the Jayhawk room.  Attendees will learn about the 6-week KanUquit Cessation Program​ and will do an activity such as goal setting.  (Faculty and staff)
  • 9/28/16 - Information table at Watkins Student Wellness Fair from 11:00-2:00 pm on the Kansas Union Plaza (Students, faculty, and staff)
  • 9/12/16 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 8/20/16 - BEAK informational table during Hawk Week
  • 8/11/16 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 7/11/16 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 6/13/16 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 5/9/16 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 4/23/16 - Informational table for the Earth Day Parade and Celebration at South Park
  • 4/21/16 - Stakeholder Committee Meeting
  • 4/11/16 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 3/30/16 - Informational table at the Faculty and Staff Wellness Fair
  • 3/21/16 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 3/21/16 - "Kick Butts" informational table at the Kansas Memorial Union Lobby from 12:00-2:00 pm
  • 2/8/16 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 1/28/16 - Forum at Student Senate Meeting
  • 1/21/16 - Steering Committee Meeting
  • 5/7/15 - Update on Project to University Senate
  • 4/22/15 - Partner Earth Day Event
  • 4/15/15 - Stakeholder Committee Meeting
  • 4/8/2015 - Informational table at the Faculty and Staff Wellness Fair
  • Issue #2, 2015 – Alumni Magazine features Tobacco Free KU project
  • 1/12/15 - Town Hall meeting with the Provost 1:00-2:00 pm at KS Memorial Union, Alderson Room
  • 11/21/2014 – Meeting with Sustainability Leadership Board
  • 11/20/2014 - Cigarette Butts Pick-up for Great American Smoke Out
  • 11/2014 – Partner with Student Health Services to support the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 20th


University/ Faculty Senate Meeting

Meeting with Office of Multicultural Affairs


B.E.A.K. members seek additional student support.


Tobacco-Free KU website went live.


Consultant met with the Committees and various campus departments to discuss the initiative and process.


Current smoking policy was revised by University Administration to prohibit use of electronic cigarettes.


Grant funds were awarded from the Kansas Health Foundation to obtain consulting help for initiative and to fund campus activities. Secured consulting assistance of Ty Patterson, Executive Director of the National Center for Tobacco Policy.


Campus organization B.E.A.K. (Breathe Easy at KU) was established to assist with the initiative through student support.


Members of the Steering Committee attended the National Policy Summit in Kansas City, MO hosted by the National Center for Tobacco Policy.


Steering Committee was established with support of the Office of the Provost to explore the feasibility of making the campus a tobacco-free environment.  Steering Committee began to meet monthly to develop the initiative.


Faculty/staff survey administered regarding stricter tobacco policy, smoke- or tobacco- free campus; results supported change.


University Senate Executive Committee resolution: "SenEx encourages Student Senate in its initiative to develop a more restrictive smoking policy at the University of Kansas."


University Senate resolution: "University Senate encourages Student Senate in its initiative to develop a more restrictive smoking policy at the University of Kansas."


Student survey administered regarding stricter tobacco policy, smoke- or tobacco- free campus; results supported change.

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