Year: 2014

Fall Finals ’14 Stress Reliever – Dec. 8 – 12

From Massage Monday to the return of Fuzz Therapy on Friday, University Libraries and University Activities Board will be hosting Stress Reliever activities in Dunbar Library (with some in the Student Union) EVERY DAY of finals week!

Massage (and Mario) Monday, Dec. 8 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 15-minute professional chair massages in Dunbar Library Atrium and Student Union Atrium. In the SU, you can even play Mario Kart while you wait!  Sign up for your massage early at Cram Jam, December 7th 6:00 to 10:00 pm in Dunbar Library.

Coffee and Cookies Tuesday, Dec. 9 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dunbar Library Group Study Room. First come first served. Free coffee samples provided by Hospitality Services. Decorate holiday cookies and play a few Brain Games as you enjoy your creations.

Candy “Bar” and Cards Wednesday, Dec. 10 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dunbar Library Group Study Room. First come first served. Indulge at our candy bar and decorate holiday cards for Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Throw Back Thursday, Dec. 11 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dunbar Library Group Study Room. Feel like a kid again as you color, draw or play with Play-doh and unwind before or after finals.

100_0730Fuzz Therapy, Dec. 12 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dunbar Library Atrium. De-stress with service dogs from 4 Paws for Ability, brought to you by 4 Paws WSU.

If you have any questions about these or any of our Fall Finals ’14 Stress Reliever events, comment below or email [email protected]. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!


Cram Jam – Dec. 7th!

Studies have shown that taking regular short breaks while studying can help students manage stress and increase focus. With this in mind, the University Libraries and University Activities Board are proud to present the second annual:

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Sunday, December 7th
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Dunbar Library, Group Study Room

Please join us for 15 minutes of fun, 45 minutes of study each hour. Tutors and study coaches will be available, brought to you by WSU Tutoring Services.

Pizza, soda and snacks will be provided. Check-in with your Wright1 card is required!!!!


Fun stations include:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Jewelry making
  • Holiday cookie decorating
  • Play-doh: Relax and be a kid again as you create and de-stress
  • Cards for Kids: You decorate ’em, we’ll donate ’em – Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • Amazing Animal Shorts: your favorite wacky animal videos plus free popcorn!

Cram Jam will also feature:

  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Silent Dance Party (See below!)
  • Nerf basketball

Stop by the event for a detailed schedule.

Have questions or want to share a link to your favorite funny animal video? Comment below or email [email protected]. Also, Cram Jam is your first chance to sign up for Monday Massages – offered in the Library Atrium and Student Union Atrium, Monday December 8th!

Additional funding, donations and support for Fall Finals ’14 activities provided by: University Athletics, Hospitality Services, Counseling and Wellness Services, Tutoring Services and 4 Paws for Ability (4 Paws WSU).

Silent Dance Party Update:

At a silent dance party, participants listen to music on headphones while dancing together as a group. It might feel silly, but it’s a great way to get active and de-stress. Check out this video from Carleton College.

Silent Dance Party at Cram Jam is being hosted by WWSU 106.9!  Starting at 9:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room, tune in to 106.9 on your radio app (click here for lists for iPhone or Android)or go online to Or you can download the songs to your music player beforehand. See below for a list!

Silent Dance Party Playlist:
“Happy” by Pharrell Williams
“This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan
“Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift
“You Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer
“Just Dance” by Lady Gaga

Hope to see you there!

Relax Wright Stress Management Workshop

We’re here to help you survive and thrive this Fall Finals ’14! University Libraries and the University Activities Board, will be hosting a variety of stress relief activities in Dunbar Library and the Student Union. We’ll kick things off the Wednesday before finals with:

Relax Wright, Stress Management Workshop
Brought to you by Counseling and Wellness Services
Wednesday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
Dunbar Library, Room 315
Free and open to all WSU students.
Refreshments provided.

Register now:


Stay tuned for more finals week activities updates!

Friends of the Libraries Workshops

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries are proud to present, 2014-15 Workshops! Register now:

Coming soon:
Holiday Memories – Dec. 6, 2014
Do you have a favorite holiday memory you want to pass on to family and friends? Using Zoom Handy Recorders provided by the Friends of the Libraries, workshop participants will create, edit and share audio recordings as they preserve family history.


Picture This! – Jan. 17, 2015
From scanning print photos to editing digital photos, this workshop explores digital camera basics, free and paid software for photo editing and gives tips on long-term photo storage. Please bring copies of print photos with you to the event for a scanning/editing demonstration.

Bursting the Cloud: Organizing, Sharing and Storing Digital and Print Files – Feb. 21, 2015
Do you have desk drawers at home or folders on your computer you’re afraid to open? No fear, our librarians and archivists are here! Learn how to organize and store your print and digital files. What is the “cloud” anyway? What are Google Docs, Google Drive? Discuss and explore online storage platforms.

Mobile Mania: How to Use Your Mobile Devices – Mar. 14, 2015
Overwhelmed by new gadgets? Our team of library staff experts will share quick tips and tricks, and their favorite free apps for your iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows tablets and eReaders. Bring your device and your questions!

Friends of the Libraries workshops are taught by Wright State University Libraries staff experts. A $15 registration is required for all workshops. Friends of the Libraries members may be elligible for free admission to some workshops. Call 937.775.2380 for more information. Workshop fee includes handouts, coffee and other refreshments.