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Stressless Week Fall 2019

Drawing of chickadee on branch with words "Stressless Week"
November 25, 2019

Wellness, stress reduction and strength for the end of the semester.

With the final days of the semester approaching fast, the feelings of anxiety, stress, and frustration are valid and ever-present emotions in a college student's life. 

The Kathryn A. Martin Library and our many partners have prepared a smorgasbord of activities, events, and resources to help our UMD Bulldogs be successful in their studies.

Sunday, Dec 1, 2019

Stressless Week Kickoff in the Library from 1:30-8 p.m.
Enjoy coffee and cocoa while checking out multiple stress reduction activity tables.

Five Minute Massages on the 2nd Floor from 5-7 p.m.
Free massages and stretches for a lucky 20 students. Signup begins at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec 2, 2019

Free Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa (sponsored by Kirby Program Board) from 8-10 a.m.
Enjoy a hot beverage full of caffeine, sugar, and energy as we begin week 15.  Served by the Staff of the Kathryn A. Martin Library

Five Minute Massages on the 2nd Floor from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free massages and stretches for a lucky 20 students. Signup begins at 4:30 p.m.

Make your own Recipe Books from 12-2 p.m.
Eating right is a big key to wellness. Join Bulldog Beginnings staff and create your own Lil’ recipe book. 

Make your own Button on the First floor from 1-4 p.m.
Library staff will break out the button makers. Use one of our pre-printed templates or design and cut your own.

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

Stressless Week Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa at the Library Entrance (sponsored by Kirby Program Board) from 8-10 a.m.
Caffeine, sugar, and encouragement delivered by Academic Advising offices from our five colleges.

Pet Away Worry & Stress (P.A.W.S) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Therapy animals are available in Kirby Lounge. Thanks to Animal Allies, KUMD, UMD Health Services, Kirby and our S.E.R.V.E. volunteers.

Lake Superior Zoomobile from 1-3 p.m.
Experience the cuteness of chinchillas, tortoises, hedgehogs and maybe even a therapy chicken (not a typo!).

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 

Stressless Week Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa (sponsored by KPB) from 8-10 a.m.
Pick-me-ups in the form of coffee, tea, cocoa and candy served up by the Academic Advising Offices!

Smoothies & Health Shots in front of the library from 11 a.m.-???
Library and UMD Health Services Staff mix up dairy-free and yogurt-based smoothie shots. We run out quickly, so queue up early.

Bulldog Yoga Club in SPHC 103 from 6-7 p.m.

UMD's own Bulldog Yoga Club helps all comers relax, stretch and find their centers. Door prizes include a new Yoga Mat, and journal kit and more.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

Stressless Week Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa (sponsored by KPB) from 8-10 a.m.
Early risers are rewarding with caffeine and cocoa products. Students entering from the east side of campus can get easy access to a cup of coffee, cocoa or tea. Thanks to Academic Advising offices for sharing.

Exercise Science Club Trivia from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Test your balance and knowledge with the Exercise Science Club. Special prizes for those can complete the trivia challenge.

Stressball Make and Take from 1-3:30 p.m.
Need a tactile tool to reduce your fidgeting? Make a flour/balloon stress ball with library staff members. We have gluten-free options this year; also please do not eat the stress-balls

Friday, Dec 6, 2019

Stressless Week Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa (sponsored by KPB) from 8-10 a.m.
Library staff members are passing out coffee, tea, and cocoa on Friday. Enjoy a little pick me up before finals!

Build your own Keychains with Bulldog Beginnings from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Need a new keychain/keyfob? Build your own with Bulldog Beginnings in the Library Entryway.

Sponsorships:

Stressless Week would not be possible without the contributions of:

    • UMD Event Management
    • Kirby Program Board
    • CEHSP/CLA/LSBE/SCSE/SFA Advising
    • UMD P.A.W.S
    • UMD Health Services
    • Exercise is Medicine Club
    • Bulldog Beginnings
    • UMD Athletics
    • Student Services Fee Committee
    • Kathryn A. Martin Library Communication and Events Committee
    • UMD Office of Admissions
    • Kirby Program Board

Special thanks to our Student Engagement Assistants: Carly Johnson, Declan Thompson, and Carra Mackey

Want to support Stressless Week? Contact Adam Brisk, Online Learning and Outreach Librarian, (atbrisk@d.umn.edu, 218-726-6603) for more information.