Stress management during finals week

While stress is continuous through the term, stress during finals week can often lead to insanity. Take some time to attend campus events occurring during the week to ease the stress of finals.

Breathing is always a good idea, finals week, or not. That is why the Southern Oregon University Women’s Resource Center offers yoga every Tuesday in Diversions (basement of the Stevenson Union) from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. This session is an all-levels accessible yoga class that explores meditation, breathing, and movement. The best part is there is no experience required and the class is free! The WRC asks you to consider bringing an item to donate to the student food pantry on campus, or the WRC donation bin.

Take a chance to learn about something that won’t be on your final. The Friends of the Hannon Library have invited Camelot Theater dramaturge Evalyn Hansen to talk about the theater’s recent production celebrating the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie. The event is titled “Woody Guthrie: The Life of an American Troubadour” and will be held in theMeese Meeting Room of the Hannon Library on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Keep your brainwaves functioning with the unique music of David Wax Museum, a mix of traditional Mexican folk music, American roots and indie rock that creates a distinctive Mexo-Americana sound. Forget your finals while listening to Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering. David Wax and Suz Slezak form the core of the David Wax Museum, hailed by Time for their “virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies.” Jefferson Public Radio is hosting the event in the Music Recital Hall in SOU’s Music Building on Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 for students with I.D.

Celebrate the last day of finals with a relaxing circle of yarn. The WRC will be hosting a free yarn circle Friday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the WRC (basement of the SU). This session is for people who want to learn how to knit, already know how to knit or crochet, and need a relaxing space where knitting, talking, and watching movies can take place at the same time.

So if your pencils get chewed to a pulp and you catch yourself wondering if backaches are normal for your age, think about some of these events and consider taking a load off for an hour or two.

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