If sunny skies and high temperatures are calling you from your stuffy seat in the library during finals week, maybe you should listen. Health Educator Jonathan Kermiet said students should allow themselves short periods of time during study sessions to relax and regroup mentally. Give yourself liberty and license to take short breaks, said Kermiet, who recommends that students take walks, practice breathing exercises or listen to music to relieve stress. Cramming is not useful - especially if youre just sitting there for hours. Students should try to get a full night of sleep before taking tests.
Its a day that 900 women will come together to learn about and celebrate the melody in their lives.The Kaleidoscope 2001, sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association, takes place today at the Kellogg Center, and includes a luncheon and informational sessions in the morning and early afternoon.The theme, An Aria for Everyones Life, will focus on music, health and creativity in womens lives.Alumni Association member Beverly Carnahan said Kaleidoscope, in its 27th year, was created to provide women an opportunity to break away from normal routines and receive information on health concerns and other issues.The sessions impact events surrounding womens day to day lives, she said.Its an excellent day for women to come abreast of current things that may have a bearing on their lives.And the public has been receptive to the event in the past, Carnahan said.Kaleidoscope has always been one of our most popular events, she said.Its an outstanding program - every year weve been at capacity.Soprano Roberta Peters is the keynote speaker for this years Kaleidoscope, and will perform following the luncheon.Peters is a recipient of the National Medal of Art and the Bolshoi Medal, and has performed all over the world.Alumni Association member Sharon Radtke said the association was looking forward to having a vocalist at Kaleidoscope this year.We thought is would be fun, and opera is something different, Radtke said.
The battle might be coming to a close on Saturday, but for some students the war on cancer continues.The Relay for Life, co-sponsored by Battle Against Cancer and the American Cancer Society, marks the close of this years battle which officially began Feb.
If the term finals week makes your blood pressure rise and your palms sweat, officials at the Learning Resources Center think you might want to start preparing now.General business management freshman Nicole Leffler said shes starting to think about finals already - and for good reason.I have a lot of finals that are the week before finals week, she said.Although Leffler said shes not too worried yet, she knows she has to stay ahead of the game, especially for the cumulative exams.For interested students, the Learning Resources Center will host Preparing for Finals workshops for three days next week, to aid students in areas such as time management, stress reduction and test-taking skills. Fred Barton, coordinator of the center, said students from various class levels attend the workshops to refresh their skills prior to exam week.It doesnt really matter what kind of test youre taking - the skills are generic, Barton said.The workshops teach you how to make sense of what you read as well as the most effective way to transfer the information in your head onto the test.The workshops are from noon to 1:30 p.m.