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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, April 06, 1990, Image 4

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FOUR[fhc Press/April 6, 1990 Keeping sane PHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOS PHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOS PHOTOS PHOTOS PHOTOS By Mary Townsend Stuff Writer The Non-traditional Students' Organir.ution met on Wednesday. March 2H, to discuss ways of keep- ing sane. Reverend Donald Wilcox, the Campus chaplain led the discus- ston. Because stress is a common problem fornon-tmditional students, s<Jme lJf the discussion involved ideas on ways to cope with stress. Re-v. Wilcox suggested that stu- dcnh start each day by making a list. He said it help~. when he is extremely bu~ y, to give him a sense of control. Rev. Wilcox also pointed out that students need to take time for them- selves and give themselves some- thing l<l look forward to doing. Sllme of the students suggested that ex.ercise is good therapy, and that city sports leagues offer an opportu- nity for students to meet with other adults in the community and relieve stress at the same time. The Non-tra- ditional Students' Organization President, Sharon Boyce, has infor- matic)n on where to find out about such organizations. Boyce works at the Corey Union Information desk Monday through Friday in the after- noon~. Students also discussed other forms of exerci-se such as simple re- laxation techniques like meditation or deep breathing. For students with children, Rev. Wilcox added that it may be nearly impossible to get ade- quate sleep or time to themselves, but one area that students can control is their diet. Eating right is also a way of fighting stress and fatigue. \It is important to be aware of stressful situations beforehand, Rev. W i I cox said. ·Things do come out of nowhere, but there are things we know about in advance- papers, exams. etc ... , in which we can con- trol the amount of stress involved.\ One student mentioned that she found a book on getting organized, and spent her Christmas vacation organizing her house. Another sug- gestion was that students with spouses find time to spend together without distractions. It is all too easy for students to feel more married to their books, especially during ex- ams. Everyone has different ways of dealing with stress and keeping sane. What works for one person may not for another, but the major focus of the meeting was to emphasize the im- portance for students to take time to discover the best ways for them- selves to deal with stress. There is another meeting planned for Wednesday, April 25 from 4-5 p.m. in Corey Union's Fireplace Lounge. The topic of discussion will be \Being Good to Yourself anddis- cussion will be led by Dr. Tony Papalia, Director of the Counseling Center. II' A final but important note: Sharon Boyce has scholarship appli- cations for Orville Redenbacher's .. Second Start Scholarship Pta- gram.\ Applicants must be 30 years or older and be enrolled or enrolling as full or part-time students. This is a nation-wide scholarship, limited to 10awardsof$1,000each. The appli- cation deadline is September I, 1990. Interested students should get a copy from Sharon Boyce at the in- formation desk in Corey Union. We Need Photos! The CSTV MUSIC VIDEO YEARBOOK Staff needs photos of you and your friends doing what you do BEST! - Drop off labeled photos at CSTV or the Department of Communication Studies. Watch The Press for order forms. Be a Star of the MUSIC VIDEO YEARBOOK! PHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOS PHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOS PHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOS PHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOSPHOTOS Jello Wrestling at SUNY ~ortland Monday, April 16, 1990 At 8:00 PM ~orey Union Function Room Admission-$2.00 at the Door \ ' CONTESTANTS ABE NEEDED! < ~all WSUC-FM at 753-4818 to enter an individual or· a tag team Sponsored by WSUC-PM ., l ., I t

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