WHAT: To ease the anxiety of students confronting final exams, holiday pressure and the winter blahs, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has created an on- campus stress-free zone, where students can unwind with free massages, a play room, shopping, a myriad of games, a midnight breakfast as well as stress reduction and relaxation workshops. There will also be films and music and sports.
WHEN: Dec. 9 - Dec. 17, 2003.
WHERE: The Campus Center on the NJIT campus.
WHO: Donna Minnich Spuhler, director of the Campus Center, is available to discuss the stress-free zone. To interview her or to visit the zone and talk to students, call Robert Florida at (973) 596-5203.
BACKGROUND: NJIT started the stress-free zone to remind students that too much cramming and anxiety can be unhealthy.
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls more than 9,558 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2011 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Office of Continuing Professional Education.