Food, fur and comfort

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in Campus News and News

SAA Finals Dinner fall 2016
Delicious Italian food, neck massages, cuddly pups and holiday movies are sure-fire ways to reduce stress!

Finals Dinner is the Student Alumni Association’s most popular tradition, and nearly 500 students attended the event on Monday, December 12. Always held on the first night of finals, the event is designed to give students a break from the stress of studying and upcoming exams. All members of SAA are invited to attend, and each can bring a friend.

Students enjoyed the all-you-can-eat pasta buffet and holiday movies in the dining area. Neck and shoulder massages are always very popular, with six professionals from Medissage set up and ready to deliver hands-on therapeutic relief. Many students look forward to this service each semester, and the therapists say they’ve come to know those who return from year to year.

Jerome, Jackson, Curtis and Harley Jane also played their part, though they might have been oblivious to the fact that they were working. To this foursome of therapy dogs, the night involved friendly hugs and belly rubs. Students find that a squiggly, delighted dog is an excellent antidote to stress.

The event is a benefit of membership in the Student Alumni Association, and has been a tradition of more than two decades.

Rock Chalk, and good luck on finals!

—Susan Younger

SAA Finals Dinner fall 2016

Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, all freshman students are provided with a complimentary four-year membership in the Student Alumni Association. Memberships make great gifts for upperclassmen! Visit the Student Alumni Association page on our website for more information.

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