Stressed out? Two events this week are designed to help

Two events are scheduled this week to help students get through the end-of-semester rush, and maybe even help with academic life in general.

The psychology department will be hosting an advising event this week as an informal way for students to meet as a group and talk about their academic challenges and experiences. Called “Empower Yourself!” the event will take place on Dec. 5 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in room 612 in Hunter North.

And HCAP (the local chapter of the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions) will be hosting a De-Stress Event also on Dec. 5, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on the fifth floor of Hunter West. Students can “relax with games” in Room 506, or “treat themselves” in Room 507 with crafts such as collaging and drawing, or “just write” in Room 508, where the organization will have a writing consultant and a research librarian on hand for consultations. Free food and drink will be available in all three rooms. For more information, see the organization’s Facebook page.

Both events are free and open to all in the Hunter community.

The psychology department first debuted its group sessions during the spring 2018 academic semester and have been held three already during this current fall semester.

“Originally the idea was to reach out to our students-at-risk and empower them with all the tools and resources available at Hunter so that they could move smoothly towards graduation and fulfilling career or graduate school after college,” said Maria-Helena Reis, the director of student academic advising in the psychology department. But, she noted, the department later decided that it should be open to any student who feels they need to hash over issues.

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