Three ways to beat final exam stress

NewfoundlandFinal exams begin Monday, Dec. 7, but NIU students can find unique ways on campus to beat the stress.

Want to pet a friendly dog? Super-friendly Newfoundlands Gladus and Shurlee will visit Founders Memorial Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Remember how many hours you spent coloring as a kid? Coloring has been shown to relieve stress and calm anxiety for people of all ages.

Students are welcome to break from studying to color in Room 102A (on the first floor of Founders) during library hours from 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday, Dec. 7, to Friday, Dec. 11. Coloring supplies will be provided.

For more information on the dogs or the coloring, call (815) 753-5290 or email kladell@niu.edu.

“OHANA!” means family – and family means that no one is left behind or forgotten. That’s why the Asian American Center offers extended hours during finals.

To help students commit to studying for final examinations, the Asian American Center (429 Garden Road) will be open:

  • Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Monday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. to midnight
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m. to midnight
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8 a.m. to midnight
  • Thursday, Dec.10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Regular “OHANA!” nights will resume at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. For more information, call (815) 752-1177 or email AsianAmericanCenter@niu.edu.

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