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Yoga, Pancakes, Massages, 24-Hour Study Lounges Will Help Relieve Final Exam Stress for Students at Rutgers University, Newark

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Thursday December 6, 2012

Yoga, Pancakes, Massages, 24-Hour Study Lounges Will Help Relieve Final Exam Stress for Students at Rutgers University, Newark

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WHAT:  Each semester, “DeStress Fest” helps students
at Rutgers University in Newark cope with the stressors of final exams through
a program of activities specifically designed to reduce stress and provide emotional
and moral support. This fall those activities include a round-the-clock study
lounge, extended hours at the campus library and athletic center, massages, belly
dancing, yoga and free snacks.  All
events and snacks are free; all activities open to both residential and
commuter students with valid RU ID.

WHO: DeStress
Fest is sponsored by: the Office of
the Chancellor, the Counseling Center, Paul Robeson Campus Center, the Office
of Student Life & Leadership, the Program Board, the Office of Housing
& Residence Life, Athletics & Recreation Department, Unity
Theatre , the Student Health Advocates (Health Promotion Division
of Health Services) and the LGBTQ and Diversity Resource Center.

WHEN/WHERE:  Dec.
12-Dec. 21
, various campus locations (Please
see calendar)
 


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BACKGROUND:

DeStress Fest
started with a twice-annual midnight pancake breakfast, held during winter and
spring finals. For students who were cramming for exams, the pancake breakfasts
provided nourishment, a needed break from their studies, and moral support,
courtesy of Rutgers staff and administrators who served the pancakes while
offering encouragement and a sympathetic ear. The breakfasts are still served
but the campus has added a wide range of activities to help students manage the
stresses associated with finals.

INFORMATION:
 For mental health/stress issues, Dr. Pamela
Heard, Counseling Center, 973/353-5805; for student life issues, Gerald
Massenburg, 973/353-5541.   

 

DESTRESS
FEST 2012

Dec. 12, 2:30 - 4 p.m., DeStress Fest Kickoff:  free massages, interactive drumming with the
Drum Café, a DeStress Wall, games, giveaways, refreshments and much more; Paul
Robeson Campus Center (PRCC), first floor, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

  

STUDY LOUNGES:

1.     
John
Cotton Dana Library, 185 University Ave.:

Thurs.,
Dec. 13
: 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Fri., Dec. 14: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 15: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 16: 12
noon - midnight

Mon., Dec. 17: 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Tues., Dec. 18: 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Wed., Dec. 19: 8 a.m. - midnight

Thurs., Dec. 20: 8 a.m. - midnight

Fri., Dec. 21: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

2.      STONSBY COMMONS, 91 Bleeker
St., 24 HOUR STUDY LOUNGE


MASSAGE THERAPY

·        
Mon.,
Dec. 10: 9-11 a.m., Center for Law and Justice (CLJ), 123 Washington St.

·        
Tues.,
Dec.11: 9:00am-11:00am, CLJ

·        
Thurs.,
Dec. 13: 2 - 4 p.m., Dana Library, 185
University Ave.

·        
Thurs.,
Dec. 13: 10 p.m. - midnight, Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker St.

·        
Fri.,
Dec.14: noon- 2 p.m., first floor, PRCC, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

·        
Fri.,
Dec.14: noon- 2 p.m., first floor, PRCC

·        
Sat.,
Dec. 15: 9 -11 a.m., CLJ, 123 Washington St.

·        
Mon.,
Dec. 17: 8:30- 10:30 p.m., Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker St.

·        
Tues.,
Dec.18: noon - 2 p.m., first floor, PRCC, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

·        
Wed.,
Dec 19: 7 - 9 p.m., Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker
St.

·        
Sat.,
Dec 22: 9 - 11 a.m., CLJ, 123 Washington St.

 

DOWN
TO EARTH BODY SHOP: MAKE YOUR OWN SOAP!

Wed.,
Dec. 12:  5:30 p.m., Stonsby
Cafeteria, 91Bleeker St., Newark 

 

YOGA WITH S-O-U-L!

·        
Wed., Dec. 12: 8:30 -
9:30 p.m.

·        
Tues., Dec. 18: 8 – 9
p.m.

·        
Wed., Dec. 19: 8 - 9 p.m.

·        
Thurs., Dec. 20: 8 - 9
p.m.

Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker St.

 

2012 APOCALYPSE:
HEALTH PROMOTIONS DIVISION STYLE!

Thurs.,
Dec. 13: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m., Student Health Advocate displays (fun on an
apocalyptic proportion), and from 7:15 - 8:30 p.m., Interactive Unity Theatre
show (complete annihilation of stress through laughter)

Bradley Hall
Theater, third floor, 110 Warren St.

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Thurs.,
Dec. 13: 10 p.m. – midnight; Stonsby Cafeteria, 91Bleeker St. 

 

KARAOKE NIGHT

Thurs.,
Dec.13: 10 p.m. - midnight, Stonsby Cafeteria

 

PB&J
PJ PARTY: TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR STUDIES FOR PBJ’S AND OTHER SNACKS!

Fri.,
Dec. 14:  10 p.m. - midnight or until
supplies last; Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker
St. 

 

WOOF THERAPY! Soothing Pet Therapy to Decrease Ur Stress

Mon., Dec.
17:  7 – 8 p.m., University Square
Lounge, 155 University Ave.

Tues.,
Dec.18: 7 - 8 p.m., Stonsby Lounge, 91Bleeker
St.  


RELAXATION
STATION: COME GET YOUR RELAX ON!

Mon.,
Dec. 17: 8 p.m.; Stonsby Cafeteria, 91Bleeker
St. 


DESTRESS
YOUR BODY-WORK OUT! EXTENDED GYM HOURS!

Mon.,
Dec. 17 - Thurs., Dec. 20: Gym open until 11 p.m., pool open until 10:45 p.m.;

Golden Dome
Athletic Center, 42 Warren St.

 

Media Contact: Carla Capizzi
973/353-5263
E-mail: capizzi@rutgers.edu

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