President's Report Masthead
March 31, 2014

President joins in stress-free presentation to national organization

President Harvey Stenger, Parent and Family Programs Coordinator Morgan Appel, Graduate Assistant Kim Coleman and Dean of Students April Thompson presented a program on Binghamton University’s finals week de-stress initiatives for students at the NASPA annual conference in March. The international organization serves student affairs administrators in higher education.

“The audience of university administrators from the United States and Mexico appreciated hearing a university president speaking so passionately about the welfare of students. President Stenger shared his commitment to student health and reducing the high stress levels he has seen in the community,” said Thompson. ”He has encouraged our campus to be innovative about approaching this topic, and now he is encouraging other schools to do the same.

“Exercise, nutrition and sleep,” she said. “He keeps pounding the message that students’ can best manage stress levels if they apply these principles. At Binghamton we are creating new ways to engage students in exercise, eating the right foods and getting the right amount of sleep and that is attracting quite a bit of attention.”

That was just one of the ways we’re trying to get the word out about our healthy campus initiative, said Thompson, by making good decisions.