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Don’t stress, end of school year nears end

Are you stressed out about finals? Today at 2 p.m., the department of chemistry and biochemistry is hosting a workshop in Old Chemistry Room 209, which will teach students how to manage stress effectively.

“As advisors, we have seen some … negative stress-related outcomes during the end of the semester with a handful of our students,” said Jennifer Vander Hooven, advisor for the department of chemistry and biochemistry. “With upcoming finals, graduation, transitioning back home, broken relationships or even summer vacations, some students cannot handle the amount of pressure and stress during this time of year.”

Although stress may be a significant aspect of college life, the goal of the workshop is to help students manage their stress and find a happy medium.

“We wanted to bring someone in from Counseling and Psych Services in hopes of raising awareness,” Vander Hooven said, “not only about what CAPS has to offer students, but also to break some barriers about the importance of seeing a professional if one’s own stress gets out of hand.”

 According to Vander Hooven, Jennifer Wilson, MA, LPC, will share tips and provide handouts.

 The workshop may prove to be beneficial for students as the last day of class nears, as well as final exams.

“Our goal is for students to leave the workshop with some effective tools to better handle what may be going on in their stress-related world,” Vander Hooven said. “We also hope that they will begin to understand and recognize when their stress starts to get out of control and how to seek support.”

The workshop will also include a raffle drawing, chocolate milk and cookies.

So, if you’re feeling stressed out, stop by Room 209 at 2 p.m. for the department’s final Winning Wednesday Workshop of the semester.


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