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D-stressing ideas

4:06 PM  Apr 26th, 2006
by Shelby Quinlivan ’06

What do puppies, massages and Frisbee golf have in common?

All were part of D-stress Day, a project developed by a group of students in the public relations campaigns class taught by Mihaela Vorvoreanu, assistant professor of communication.

Five students — Kailyn Derck, Sarah Danaher, Katie Bollin, Zwisel Gandia and Tom Jakacki — took the theme “Respect Your Body, Respect Yourself” and turned it into a chance to help fellow students learn about effective stress management.

The day was funded by a grant from the Wellness Council with printing donated by the communication department.

The group gave away stress balls, massages and brochures about ways to reduce stress.

“Our main objective was to say, ‘If you feel stressed, take a break,’ ” Derck said.

For D-Stress Day festivities, the Kennedy Union greenspace was filled with cornhole boards, a Frisbee golf course, animals from the Humane Society, a massage booth and a representative from the counseling center.

Earlier in the week, D-stress movies were shown in ArtStreet billed as “comedies to laugh off the stress.”

Before each movie, the group performed skits to remind the audience why they were really there.

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