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On-Campus Resources for Managing Stress

April 7, 2014

Dear Students,

It is that time of year: the third week of Block 7. As you balance this normally busy week of the block with the extra work of thinking about summer plans, graduation, and leaving your friends, this time of year can be stressful for a CC student.

As I have mentioned before, it is important that you take care of yourselves and look out for your friends. Balancing productive study habits with rest, relaxation, eating well, and exercise is crucial to your overall health, especially if you are under stress. 

Remember that there are many people here who are valuable resources for you, including: 

  • Campus Safety: Campus Safety Emergency: (719) 389-6911; Campus Safety Non-Emergency: (719) 389-6707
  • Counseling Center: All students may receive six free counseling sessions per year 389-6093 
  • Chaplain’s; (719) 389-6638
  • Wellness Resource 389-6211
  • Residential Life & 389-6618

There are also a number of upcoming activities aimed at promoting health and wellness:

  • Massage Study Break Wednesday, April 9, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Bemis Lounge
  • Mental Health First Aid Training, April 17-18, time and location TBD 
  • Take Back the Night Panel, Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m., Gates Common Room
  • Take Back the Night Speak Out, Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m., Bemis Great Hall
  • LGBTQ Issues in Violence Prevention, Friday, April 25, 12:30 p.m., WES Room
  • They Trust You. Supporting Survivors, Monday, April 28, 12:30 p.m., Gaylord Hall

The following wellness opportunities take place each week at Shove Memorial Chapel:

  • Mondays at 5:30 p.m.: Zen Buddhist Meditation in the Side Chapel
  • Mondays at 8 p.m.: GROW Student Mental Health Group
  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.: Qigong in the Side Chapel
  • Wednesdays at 6 a.m.: Zen Buddhist Meditation in the Side Chapel
  • Wednesdays at 7 p.m.: Tibetan Buddhist Meditation in the Side Chapel
  • Saturdays at 6:30 a.m.: Zen Buddhist Meditation in the Side Chapel

For our seniors, we are running a series of events this spring to help you transition from Colorado College:

  • The Art of Leaving Well, Tuesday, April 1, 7 p.m., Shove Memorial Chapel
  • Kevin Knebl: LinkedIn Workshop, Wednesday April 3, 12:15 p.m., Tutt Science Center,  Kresge Lecture Hall
  • The Art of Leaving Well 2, Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m., Shove Memorial Chapel
  • Personal Finance 101, Tuesday, April 22, 5 p.m., McHugh Commons
  • Passing on Your Wisdom: A Conversation Between Seniors and First Years, Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., Shove Memorial Chapel   
  • Personal Finance 201, Thursday, April 24, 5 p.m., McHugh Commons  
  • Create Your Own Success in the Workplace, Tuesday, April 29, 5 p.m., McHugh Commons  
  • Traveling Light, Leaving Baggage Behind, Tuesday, April 29, 9 p.m., Shove Memorial Chapel
  • Building Community in Your New Location, Tuesday, May 6, 5 p.m., McHugh Commons
  • Expressing Gratitude (to Past and Future Selves), Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m., Shove Memorial Chapel    

Also, note that we will be holding an all-campus service to commemorate the life of Emily Spiegel on the weekend of April 25-26. We will send details soon. 

Warm regards,