19. May 2010 19:00
As of July 1, Moraine Park Technical College will become tobacco-free both indoors and outdoors.
The College’s current policy limits smoking to designated areas. The new policy will prohibit tobacco use anywhere on property owned or leased by Moraine Park, including the grounds, parking lots and college-owned or -leased vehicles. The soccer fields/walking trail at the Fond du Lac campus are included in the ban.
“This change is designed to create a healthier environment for everyone who comes to Moraine Park to study, work or visit and complies with the new Wisconsin state law,” said Bonnie Baerwald, Moraine Park vice president of finance and facilities.
Tobacco usage in private vehicles on Moraine Park property will be allowed, with the disposal of cigarette butts and other smoking-related materials on campus grounds being prohibited.
With campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, Moraine Park is one of 16 colleges that make up Wisconsin’s Technical Colleges. Moraine Park offers more than 100 associate of applied science degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates delivered in a variety of formats — classroom, online and blended. Training and technical assistance for businesses are also offered. For more information about Moraine Park or details on the new tobacco-free policy, visit www.morainepark.edu.