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Taking Care Week Offers Students, Faculty, Staff Ways to De-stress

University students write “Get Well” cards for Akron Children’s Hospital patients and take a moment to relax with the therapy dogs.
Each spring semester, the Counseling and Testing Center hosts Taking Care Week in order to help remind people of the importance of self-care.
March 5, 2018

Hosted by the Counseling and Testing Center, this year’s Taking Care Week included several activities; such as informational workshops where students, faculty and staff learned ways to de-stress and...

An alternative way to de-stress

March 30, 2016

Being a college student can be stressful, and managing the stress can be a challenge. Eric W. Hayden, part of The University of Akron’s Counseling Center, gave a lecture on biofeedback training to help...

The power of Yoga

The power of Yoga
March 9, 2016

With spring break approaching, it may be difficult for students to stay motivated for all of the upcoming papers and exams. A way students can de-stress from school work and relax is by taking time to...

Manage stress with UA’s Counseling and Testing Center

Graduate students, April Barnes (left) and Sharon Schwam (right) showing off their origami tulips.
March 2, 2016

Wednesday, March 2 marked the third day for The University of Akron’s Taking Care Week, and included activities focused on how to manage personal stress. Matthew Altiere, psychologist at the UA’s...

Celebrate the season without the stressors

December 2, 2015

During the holiday season, many students are more prone to stress than any other time of the year. Stress could be the result of frantically getting the perfect gifts together for loved ones, friends,...

Don’t stress … stretch

Syed teaches students yoga in Bierce Library.
November 11, 2015

With the semester more than halfway over, the amount of homework and exams might seem overwhelming. A good way to combat that stress and stay motivated for the rest of the semester is to practice yoga. “Yoga...

Run off the end of semester stresses

April 20, 2015

A common misconception among critics of running is that in order for you to be a runner one must be tall, lean, and able to run a 6-minute mile, when that is not at all the case. Anyone can be a runner...

Shatter the stress

Graphic by Ashlee Fields
March 12, 2015

Midterms can be a nerve-wracking time for students and over worrying can only make matters worse. There are simple things one can do to relieve stress and focus on doing well for their exams. Getting...

Students learn how to alleviate stress

Graphic by Ted Boyer
November 18, 2014

It is that time of the semester when students begin to realize that finals week is vastly approaching and winter break is around the corner. It also a time when many students begin to stress about balancing...

Reflections on the semester’s end

April 30, 2013

Kara Hemphill With the end of the semester fast approaching, going to class gets harder by the day. It’s difficult to concentrate on school when there are three months of glorious freedom looming –...

The love movement is taking over

November 20, 2012

Written by: Brandon Winter What is the one thought that every person has as their life comes to a close? “Did I love?” “Did I love enough?” “Did the people around me know that I loved them?”...

First-time voters feeling the heat

November 6, 2012

Written by: Rosheeda Bryant With just hours left before the close 2012 presidential election, first-time voters at The University of Akron are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and excited. “I am feeling...

Stress turning you into a zombie?

October 9, 2012

Written by: Nancy Stone Bags under the eyes, shuffling feet, bottomless coffee, and a draining stare. This can only mean one thing: it’s midterm time! Students all over campus are striving to get...

Counseling Center: helping students cope with troubles as the school year comes to a close

March 22, 2012

Written by: Natalee Langton Research suggests that more than 50 percent of students experience depressive symptoms shortly after beginning college, according to Dr. Eva M. Thury of Drexel University. During...

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