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Finals Finish expands to five campus venues

April 14, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Volunteers from across campus will be helping Western Michigan University students get through their final exams during the 11th annual Finals Finish from 6 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

The free event gives students a chance to rest, relax and revive so they can stay focused on doing well on their semester-end tests and projects. It also recognizes the achievements of WMU's graduating seniors and involves the entire campus in closing the semester on a high note.

Previously, Finals Finish was a two-day affair held at the Student Recreation Center in conjunction with spring final exams. Now, it has become a one-day event during both fall and spring exams, with new venues added this semester.

As in past years, most Finals Finish activities will take place at the Student Recreation Center. The center is extending its hours and offering study rooms, a computer lab, open recreation facilities and fitness classes as well as snacks, entertainment, games and giveaways, which this year will include three iPod nanos.

Among the special activities planned for 2007 are a "Make Your Own PodCast" session sponsored by Apple Computer and a live DJ light show. There also will be chair massages provided by the Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts; inflatable games such as Corn Toss and obstacle course; and trivia, burrito eating, basketball shooting and other contests.

The new venues for this spring's Finals Finish are Waldo Library, which is open until 3 a.m.; the Lee Honors College building, which will provide study areas and tutoring and proofing assistance; and Siedschlag and Ackley/Shilling residence halls, which will offer games and other activities. In addition, snacks will be available at all four locations.

The 2007 Finals Finish is being organized by WMU's Presidential Spirit Committee with support from numerous business sponsors and University offices, faculty, staff, emeriti and alumni.

Volunteers are again needed to sign up to work in the Student Recreation Center for a two-hour block of time from 6 to 8 p.m. or 8 to 10 p.m. During their shifts, volunteers staff registration, greet students, serve snacks, monitor the study area, and issue recreational and fitness equipment. Those volunteering will receive a free Finals Finish T-shirt, as will donors who contribute $25 or more.

To obtain a schedule of Finals Finish activities or volunteer online, visit the Web site at www.finalsfinish.wmich.edu. Information also is available by contacting event coordinator Amy Seth at amy.seth@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3759 or volunteer coordinator Sue Oole at sue.oole@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3233.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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