and the stress of the end of the semester are upon students. Between countless
hours of studying and finishing projects, UW – Stevens Point is offering a
number of programs around the campus to help students prepare for a week of
University Dining Services (UDS) and the library are hosting events in an
effort to help students relieve some stress and give them a break from studying
during the first few days of finals week.
December of 2009, UDS has organized a string of events called Finals Frenzy.
Chocolate Madness is the most popular of the events and has seen up to 800-1000
students attend. UDS Director, Mark Hayes, is one of the organizers of the
UDS management team came up with the idea to create a new event to replace the
pancake meal that had been served by previous food contractors,” Hayes said.
“UDS wanted a completely new event and one more exciting. The idea for chocolate
came out of conversations with students and staff.”
Madness features a variety of food that students dip in chocolate. Hayes said
that the food being used for the chocolate is a surprise, but students can
expect to see a lot of chocolate for consumption. At the end of Chocolate
Madness, students may use the venue as a study place.
Frenzy denotes that Upper Debot stays open late to create a centralized study
hall for students,” Hayes said. “Snacks and beverages are made available to all
students free of charge, and we want the students to have fun and have a little
break from studying.”
University Library is also partaking in the frenzy of finals by hosting the
“Exam Cram.” Monday, December 17 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., the library is
offering students to stop for free coffee and cookies. Circulation and Outreach
Librarian, Andy Pech, also said there will be more than coffee and cookies.
will be the free coffee and cookies, but as advertised, students may get help
from the librarians and TLC tutors with any last-minute projects and papers,”
Living also supports the events of Final Frenzy. To help students be successful
during finals week, Joe Totman, Residential Living Director, explains that
programs and a set of policies are put in place to ensure it. He also looks
forward to Chocolate Madness.
is a wonderful event that helps us celebrate a great semester with our
students,” Totman said. “The response has usually been very positive. A lot
depends on who is around Sunday night. Those that do show up always express
gratitude for the study break and snacks.”
Living will distribute tickets for the event, which will be in Upper Debot on
Sunday, December 16 from 9 to 11 p.m.