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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 9, 2014

Annual Stress Less Fest gives students chance to relax

By Alexandra Mortallaro, media relations assistant

Northwest Missouri State University will host its annual Stress Less Fest to provide students with an opportunity to have fun, relax and learn ways to relieve stress when tests begin.

Wellness Services, in conjunction with Project Hope, will sponsor the first Stress Less Fest of 2014-2015 from 6 to 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, in The Station. The event features yoga, Zumba, meditation, therapy dogs, free food and raffles, among other activities.

In 2012, the Northwest’s Stress Less Fest was recognized on a national level by the American College Health Association. The award recognizes exemplary, innovative and inspirational practices in college health.

University Wellness Services and Project Hope collaborate to host Stress Less Fest events and provide a place where students can relieve stress that builds throughout the academic year.

“We’re hoping by hosting this event that students will realize that there is always somewhere on campus available to help them grow as people whether it be for a simple flu shot or for counseling services,” said Megan Hays, Wellness Services marketing intern. 

For more information about Stress Less Fest and Wellness Services at Northwest, contact BK Taylor, health educator, at 660.562.1348 or, or follow Wellness Services on Facebook at or @NWMSUWellness.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468