Campus encouraged to participate in ‘The Big Bubble Bonanza’

The end of the semester can be a pretty hectic and stressful time. In an effort to help students, faculty and staff blow off some steam, the Office of Health Education is hosting “The Big Bubble Bonanza” on Tuesday, April 16, which is National Stress Awareness Day. Come out to the Quad from 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. for several minutes of fresh air and bubble blowing. (Bubbles provided.)

If you’re teaching a class at this time, please bring your students out for a few minutes! Science tells us that slowly exhaling (like you do when blowing bubbles) engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which is basically like pumping the brakes in your brain. Even a short period of relaxation/mindless fun like this can help you de-stress.

We hope you will join us, because we want to completely FILL the Quad with bubbles!

(Rain date will be April 23)