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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

April 24, 2014

Annual Stress Less Fest eases students’ minds during final exams

Northwest Missouri State University’s award-winning Stress Less Fest is returning to help students relieve tension and take a break from their studies for final exams.

Wellness Services, in conjunction with Bearcat Peer Education and Project Hope, will sponsor Stress Less Fest from 6 to 11 p.m. Monday, April 28, in The Station.

“Stress Less Fest gives students a great opportunity to relieve some stress in fun, easy and healthy ways,” said Jennifer Kennymore, health educator of Northwest’s Wellness Services. “It is an important event to have on campus because it not only helps students relieve current stress, but it also teaches them how to prevent or relieve stress in the future. With a wide variety of activities students are sure to find something they will enjoy.”

Students may enjoy free food as well as raffles and giveaways, including T-shirts. The Stress Less Fest will also include activities such as yoga, karaoke, massages, therapy dogs, finger-painting, coloring, games and music.

"The Stress Less Fest is one of the best opportunities students can use to help them not go crazy during finals,” said Chelsey Clark, a junior psychology major from Platte City. “It really does provide a stress free environment." 

Last spring, Northwest’s Stress Less Fest earned the Best Practices in College Health Award from the American College Health Association (ACHA). The award recognizes exemplary, innovative and inspirational practices in one of four major areas of college health: clinical services, counseling services, administrative and consumer services, and health education and promotion services.

For more information about Stress Less Fest and Wellness Services offered at Northwest, contact Kennymore at 660.562.1348 or jenken@nwmissouri.edu, or follow Wellness Services on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nwmsuwellness or Twitter at @NWMSUWellness.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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