Campus events help students handle exam stress

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Finals week is here, and Colorado State University-Pueblo will be hosting a few campus events to help minimize stress. Those events will include “Calm Before the Storm” and the “Relaxation Station.”

The “Calm Before the Storm” event will be held at Greenhorn Hall, Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. It will include snacks, drinks, coloring, 90’s themed T.V. shows, yoga and more.

The “Relaxation Station” event will be held in the OUC Ballroom Wednesday, Dec. 10, from noon to 4 p.m., and Kelli Gawel, a junior at CSU-Pueblo who has worked with Student Engagement and Leadership for about a year, is in charge of organizing the “Relaxation Station.”

“The planning was harder than it usually is. Usually, we have a lot of time to plan things, but the companies we usually use closed,” Gawel said.

“We’ve been working hard to give students a break from finals,” said Caleb Flack, who also works for Student Engagement and Leadership.

Relaxation stations that will be available at the event are yoga, manicures, massages, bingo, coloring and play dough. In addition to the stations, there will also be chocolate fondue and free food and drinks.

“We encourage students to go to lower their stress level and try to forget all of the finals they have to worry about,” Gawel said.

In addition to these events, CSU-Pueblo’s Associated Students’ Government will hand out several dozen doughnuts Monday morning in the lobby of the LARC.

Events are open to all students that need a quick break from the stresses of finals.

Keep in mind also that the CSU-Pueblo library has extended hours during finals week.

On Sunday, Dec. 7, the library will be open from 1 p.m. to midnight. Monday through Thursday, the library will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight.

More information regarding the upcoming events is available at the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership located in room 006 in the lower level of the OUC.