‘Wellness’ Days in Law School Courtyard Help Students Relax Before Finals

November 25, 2012

Anticipating the stress of final semester exams, the Law School Student Services Staff has put together two days of ‘Wellness’ activities for students, faculty, and staff that include everything from zumba to yoga, lomilomi massage, meditation, puppy petting and slam poetry.

Included, too, are $2 frozen treats from Jamba Juice.

“This is designed to help our Law students at a stressful time – just prior to finals,” notes Ramona Hussey, Administrative Assistant for Student Services and Assistant Director of the Evening/Part-time Division. Many of the services were offered and are being provided on a volunteer basis by the practitioners.

Law Dean Avi Soifer said that: “Putting this together supplies yet more evidence of how much our staff members do to help our students. We are a uniquely caring Law School and our entire staff has a great deal to do with enhancing this atmosphere, along with student and community volunteers.”

The wellness activities will take place in the William S. Richardson Law School Courtyard from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The schedule differs each day:

Tuesday, Nov. 27:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Therapy Dogs with ‘Tails of Aloha’
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. – Poetry Slam Workshop with Liam Skilling and friends
12 noon to 2 p.m. – Puppy Petting
1-5 p.m. – Lomilomi Massage with Meghan Au
3-4 p.m. – Puppy Petting
4-5 p.m. –Salsa Dance demonstration by Cheryl Soo Hoo
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Zumba Dance Class with Heather Murphy
7-8 p.m. – ExamSoft Prep Class with the Registrar.

Wednesday, Nov. 28:

9-10 a.m. – NIA Dance Class with Krista Heiser
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Therapy Dogs with ‘Tails of Aloha’ and Susan Trent
10-11 a.m. – Yoga (Breath, Stretch and Release Stress) with Cathy Louise
12:30-1:30 p.m. – Mindfulness Meditation with Steve Dixon
12:30-1:30 p.m. – ExamSoft Prep Class with the Registrar
2:30-3:30 p.m. – Improvisation and Humor Class with Genie Joseph
Jamba Juice treats will be available in the Courtyard each day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Additionally the UH Counseling Center will have a table in the Courtyard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday; Lawyers Assistance will have a table from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday; and the Atherton YMCA will also have a table offering free one-day passes.