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areas on campus
A new smoking policy at Elon University will
be put into action this fall. Instead of prohibiting
smoking 30 feet from all building entrances, the
new policy expands restricted space to include 30
feet from the perimeter of all buildings.
As the policy significantly impacts and minimizes
smoking spaces on campus, student input will be
highly valuable in finding ways to advertise the new
policy, said Jordan Perry, coordinator for student
development and substance education.
“We really just want to know what is going to
be most comfortable for students,” Perry said. "We
have to balance the needs of smokers, as well as
While the old policy was not specifically enforced,
surveys of students, faculty and staff members
indicated the policy was not well-known. This time,
Perry will be working largely with the SPARKS peer
educators to develop digital signboards and other
media to make students aware of the policy.
Landscapers are currently assessing smokers’
needs on campus by identifying smoking
destinations so cigarette urns can be placed in
“If we just move all of the smoking areas to
one location and no one really knows about it, it
probably wont be used," Perry said. “That creates an
additional burden on maintenance people. We want
something that's going to be used if we’re going to
spend time and money on a smoking area.”
Milton Edmond, an ARAMARK employee, said he
had not heard of the new smoking policy and thinks
it is excessive. Edmond is a smoker and said the new
restrictions will make it challenging for him and
other staff members to take a cigarette break.
“1 think it’s crazy,” he said. “Thirty feet, that’s
almost smoking on the side of the road."
Further action to restrict smoking on campus
makes Edmond wonder what the next step may be
for the university, he said.
“To me, it’s not just freedom,” he said. “1 just
ask myself, what’s next? No smoking, period? You’d
have a lot of mad people.”
Freshmen Chelsea Lopez and John Sisson, on the
other hand, agree with the policy.
“1 totally agree with that,” Lopez said. “1 got my
tonsils out Friday and I can’t be around smoke.
I think they should change it to no smoking on
campus, I hate smoking."
Sisson agreed smoking is detrimental but said he
did not think Elon would ever be smoke-free.
Elon is currently not on track to be a smoke
and tobacco-free campus. Perry said, but smoking
cessation classes have been available for faculty
and staff members and may also be available for
students in the near future.
Career Services gets new format, setting in Moseley Center
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The Moseley Center will soon welcome a new
inhabitant, following the relocation of the Elon
University bookstore to the Elon Town Center. A
student professional development center, former >
recognized as Career Services and located in Duke, is
set to open next January, following a re-envisioning o
the current campus program to better meet the needs
of a changing student body.
The development center has a goal of serving as
a liaison between students and career, internship
and graduate school recruiters as a place for them to
network, according to Connie Book, associate provost
for .Academic Affairs. ,
“We want it to be a place where employers and gra
schools can come and recruit students," Book said.
“We will roll out a welcome mat to recruiters.”
The new career center will feature interview rooms,
with space to conduct face-to-face interviews, as well
as the technology to conduct interviews via online
technology such as Skype or ooVoo.
Three new staff members and two new fellows
will help establish the new programming. Book
said There will also be advising on career paths,
graduate school and paths students can take with
their specific college degrees.
Such an update in career services was needed
because the type of student attending Elon changed
over time, Book said. In the past, most at Elon were
first-generation college students who needed guidance
on what a college degree actually meant for their lives.
“Now most kids are third-generation college
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students," Book said. “They understand degrees
and the workforce. They’re now wanting networking
This transition will affect not only Elon’s general
career services, but it will also extend to the satellite
operations in the professional schools, including the
School of Business and School of Communications.
“The goal is to steadily increase our exposure
and our opportunities here," said Richard Jordan,
associate director of career services for the Love
School of Business. “We’re moving in parallel, which
in the past hasn’t been the case.”
The Porter Family Professional Development
Center in the Love School of Business is moving in
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