De-Stress for Success Week

Fall 2018 Event Schedule

Details subject to change.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Coffee and Donuts, Games, Puzzles and Coloring Available 

 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for coffee and 8 a.m. until they run out for donuts, in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206).

Whether you’re celebrating submitting your dissertation, need a quick mental break before finals, or enjoying a night off, playing games and coloring are similar to meditation in allowing us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate free-floating anxiety. Read more from CNN.

Dog Therapy with the K-9 officers from the University of Arkansas Police Department

9 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206)

Students and staff are welcome to visit with the UAPD dogs. Petting a canine companion can help lower blood pressure and help ease depression. People with heart disease who own dogs tend to live longer than those with the same ailments who don’t own a dog. And pets help decrease stress by lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and increasing levels of the neurochemical oxytocin, the love hormone.

Let’s Talk with CAPS

2 p.m.-4 p.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206)

This great program, offered by CAPS, offers brief, informal consultations with a licensed mental health clinician. Consultations are free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. At the U of A, the most common reasons students seek CAPS services are for anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues and family issues. For more information, please visit https://health.uark.edu/mental-health/letstalk.php.

Career Advising Appointments 

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206)

We are bringing the career development center resources to you. Graduate students can get a career advising appointment at the Graduate Student Lounge. You can get help with your resume, CV, cover letter, or interview tips. Appointments can be made online at Handshake for priority, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Coffee and Donuts, Games, Puzzles and Coloring Available

 8 a.m. -5 p.m. for coffee and 8 a.m. until they run out for donuts, in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206).

We're helping to bring back the fun! We have coloring pages, decks of cards, Slinkies, Dominoes, puzzles, Jenga, Connect Four, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers...there's even a Rubiks cube. And it is all for you!

Intro to Yoga with Megan

12p.m.-1 p.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206)

Melt away the stress of finals at an intro to yoga class. Bring comfortable clothes, water, and if available, a mat or a towel to lay on. Questions? Contact Megan Domingues at megan.culpepper1@gmail.com

 

Intro to Yoga with Megan

6p.m.-7 p.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206)

Can't make the noon class or just want more yoga? We've got you've covered! Melt away the stress of finals at an intro to yoga class. Bring comfortable clothes, water, and if available, a mat or a towel to lay on. Questions? Contact Megan Domingues at megan.culpepper1@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Coffee and Donuts, Games, Puzzles and Coloring Available

8 a.m. -5 p.m. for coffee and 8 a.m. until they run out for donuts, in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206).

It turns out that there's some truth to that "cops love donuts" stereotype. Back in the 1950s, police officers on the graveyard shift would stop by doughnut shops—which were among the few establishments open late—to do paperwork and have a snack. Eventually a reciprocal relationship developed: Doughnut shop owners welcomed the protection of police officers, and police officers liked having a place to chow down late at night, so the association stuck around.

 

Pizza Party

11a.m.-1 p.m., or until they run out of pizza, in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206)

What's better than coffee and donuts to perk up a mid-week slump? Coffee, donuts and FREE PIZZA of course! Come to the graduate student lounge at 11am to grab a slice or two while it lasts. And, if you're in the mood for some more fun facts, check out this article from Yahoo about 10 Different Ways We Eat Pizza (and What They Say About You).

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Coffee and Donuts, Games, Puzzles and Coloring Available

8 a.m. -5 p.m. for coffee and 8 a.m. until they run out for donuts, in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206).

Did you know? Coffee is actually a fruit. Coffee beans as we know them are actually the pits of a cherry-like berry that are grown on bushes. Even though coffee is actually a seed, it’s called a bean because of its resemblance to actual beans. See more from Good Housekeeping Article on History of Coffee.

Play Day Fun!

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Arkansas Union Connections Lounge ‬

Take a much-needed break from studying and join Pat Walker Health Center’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for its much-anticipated end-of-the-semester event — Play Day! Activities include: henna tattoos, yoga demonstrations, coloring, Legos, popping bubble wrap, and of course play dates with dogs from Fayetteville Animal Services. Free food will also be available. Mental health professionals will also be available to help discuss stress-relieving tips with students.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Coffee and Donuts, Games, Puzzles and Coloring Available

8 a.m. a.m. -5 p.m. for coffee and 8 a.m. until they run out for donuts, in the Graduate Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall 206).

There are 13 words in the official Scrabble dictionary that are impossible to play even using both blank tiles, including KNICKKNACK, PIZZAZZ, and SENSELESSNESSES. Assuming you get the right triple word and double letter tiles, the highest possible scoring words are NETZAHUALCOYOTL and CZECHOSLOVAKIAN. Read more board game trivia from BuzzFeed.

Dissertation Submission Deadline

4:30 p.m.

Dissertations must be submitted in Gearhart Hall 208C.