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Finish Strong Week 2022

Join us for Finish Strong Week: April 25-29

Finish Strong Week is a tradition at SMSU that was developed by the Deeann Griebel Student Success Center, with the help and support of many offices/departments and organizations on campus. The event is held every spring semester during the last week of classes. The mission of the program is to help students to finish the semester strong by preparing them for finals, assisting students with stress relief, and to celebrate the end of the academic year. Peruse the schedule, RSVP in advance where required, and prepare to FINISH STRONG.

Events are FREE to SMSU Students. RSVP links (if required) are listed with the descriptions below.

If you have questions, please contact the Deeann Griebel Student Success Center at 507-537-6484 or email Sujan.Shahi.2@SMSU.edu.

Coffee, Cram, and Coloring Contest

Stop by the SMSU Coffeehouse starting Monday for your favorite beverage and pick up a 2022 Finish Strong Week coloring page.* Once you have finished coloring, snap a picture and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #SMSUFinishStrong22 for your chance to win a finals week gift basket. The winner will be notified on Monday, May 2nd. Extra coloring supplies are available to borrow in the Deeann Griebel Student Success Center, located in IL 224.

*Are you an online learner? No problem. Download the coloring page here.

Hosted by the Deeann Griebel Student Success Center

Monday, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Grab & Go Breakfast

Since it’s the last week of classes, start the week off right by grabbing a quick breakfast treat to help you fuel up to finish the semester strong! Located in the BA/CH Link

Hosted by Student Activities Committee

Monday, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Pet-A-Pet

*This outdoor event has been canceled due to the cold weather.*

Would you like some puppy snuggles to take the edge off during this busy time of year? Come hang out with a few furry friends to de-stress! Located outside in the Alumni Plaza (east side of the Student Center/south side of the RA Spine)

Hosted by SMSU Student Alumni Association

Monday, 12:00PM: SMSU Nature Walk

Get outside and take in the beauty of nature and campus by exploring the trails at SMSU on a walking tour with Professor Sheila Tabaka. Don’t forget to wear your walking shoes and dress for the weather. Students interested in joining this event can meet at the entrance of the ADM Nature Reserve (by the Physical Plant).  Campus Map: https://www.smsu.edu/map/index.html

Hosted by Professor Sheila Tabaka, SMSU Theatre

Monday, 7:00PM – 9:00 PM: Finish Strong Week Bingo

Grab some friends and press your luck at one of America’s favorite board games – BINGO! A variety of BINGO games will be played including: regular, four corners, blackout, and more! The winner of each round will also receive a prize. Located in lower Conference Center

Hosted By Deeann Griebel Student Success Center

Tuesday, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Active Living: Food As Fuel

Join Hannaford Dietitian to learn how to enjoy an active lifestyle that is safe for novice exercisers and workout pros alike. This informative webinar will dive into sports nutrition with tips on pre & post workout snacks, proper hydration, foods to fuel your activity and more.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/active-living-food-as-fuel-tickets-119266321779?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Hosted By Hannaford Dietitians

Tuesday, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Thank a Mustang

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 3, 2022, stop by to write a thank you note to a faculty or staff member who has contributed to your success this year at SMSU. Thank you cards and delivery provided. Located in lower Student Center

Hosted By Deeann Griebel Student Success Center

Tuesday, 6:30 PM: Breathwork & Meditation for a Good Night Sleep 

Learn simple and effective techniques to calm your mind, restore your system, and help you to sleep well.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breathwork-meditation-for-a-good-nights-sleep-tickets-128274108311?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Hosted By SKY Schools

Tuesday, 8:00 PM: Comedian Adam Grabowski

The last laugh of the year is here! Get ready to laugh the night away with Comedian Adam Grabowski. Located in Lower Conference Center

Hosted By Student Activities Committee

Wednesday, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Yoga

Come relax and unwind with guided yoga from Dr. Ruthe Thompson. This yoga session will take place on campus in the SMSU Dance Studio (SS 145).

Hosted By Residence Life (Homestead) and the Deeann Griebel Student Success Center

Wednesday, 12:00 PM: SMSU Nature Walk

Get outside and take in the beauty of nature and campus by exploring the trails at SMSU on a walking tour with Professor Sheila Tabaka. Don’t forget to wear your walking shoes and dress for the weather. Students interested in joining this event can meet at the entrance of the ADM Nature Reserve (by the Physical Plant).  Campus Map: https://www.smsu.edu/map/index.html

Hosted by Professor Sheila Tabaka, SMSU Theatre

Wednesday, 2:00 PM – Resume Workshop

Learn how to set yourself apart from other candidates with our resume workshop. Topics include formatting your resume and cover letter, what to include on your resume, and tips on how to make yourself stand out to job interviewers. Located in BA 235.

For online learners, email Careers@SMSU.edu for a zoom link.

Hosted by SMSU Career Services

Wednesday, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: 30 Minute Unwind

If you are regularly overworked and overwhelmed by the middle of the work/school week, this session is for you. In a quick 30-minute session each Wednesday, clinical psychologist and educator Dr. Katherine King (and other expert guides on occasion) will guide you in a brief relaxation practice to help you cope and maintain your well-being during these challenging times.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30-minute-unwind-registration-241298258587?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Hosted by Katherine King, PsyD

Wednesday, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open Mic

Sing, play, read, or present. The choice is yours to entertain! The Mustang Card Center invites you to participate in an open mic event. Located in lower Conference Center

Hosted by Mustang Card Center

Thursday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Finals Week Survival Kits

Come pick up a finals week survival kit to help you finish strong! It has everything you need to get you through this stressful time of year. Located in lower Student Center

Hosted by Student Activities Committee

Thursday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Chair Massages

Overwhelmed or stressed? Need a moment to relax? Stop by for a chair massage over the lunch hour to relieve some end of the semester tension. Located in lower Student Center

Provided by Ridgewater Community College Massage Therapy Program

Thursday, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Chill, Play, WIN, and Relax

Your Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore will be hosting an event for anyone on campus who needs a little fun, games, refreshments, and/or prizes to help them sail through the last week of school!  Your campus bookstore will have a handful of games to participate in individually and/or with friends.  There will also be refreshments, snacks, and many chances to win various gift cards, prizes, AND gift baskets!  Stop by and see us to chill, play, WIN, and relax before those stressful finals!  STUDENTS . . YOU GOT THIS!

Hosted By SMSU Barnes and Noble

Thursday, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Fitness Class

Come and join Dr. Kris Cleveland from the Exercise Science Department for a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout with light weights. Located in the SMSU Dance Studio (SS 145)

Hosted by Dr. Kris Cleveland

Thursday, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free Life Drawing Online: Illustration Isolation

Join a crew of world-class illustrators and visual storytellers, draw alongside us, and join in the fun!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-life-drawing-online-illustration-isolation-tickets-122897913969?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch  

Hosted By Visual Arts Passage

Thursday, 8:00 PM: Laser Rock

As you prep for finals week, stimulate your brain on another level. Join us for “Laser Rock” – a fast paced, artistic laser light show set to rock music from the following artists: Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner, David Bowie, ZZ Top, Genesis, Motorhead, and more! Located in SM 108 (SMSU Planetarium)

Hosted by Deeann Griebel Student Success Center

Friday, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM: SMSU Foundation Women’s Leadership Conference

When women find their strength, leverage the strength of others, build networks, and grow communities, the world is a better place.  This Women's Leadership Conference will bring together women in all stages of their leadership journey for a day that will energize and inspire! Located in upper Conference Center

To RSVP for the conference, visit: www.SMSUFoundation.org/womenlead

Friday, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Food for Thought: A Poetry Café

A poetry making workshop for these challenging times, to express our feelings & connect to our own creativity. Share your poetic explorations, listen to poems and allow yourself to express your feelings in creative ways.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-for-thought-a-poetry-cafe-tickets-100839485616?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Hosted By UCSF MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care

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