Staff goes to the dogs for spring break

  • March 15, 2017
  • By Melody Walker
  • 1 minute read

While the students are away on spring break, Olin staff stay behind and keep the business school, well, open for business.

The new Staff Committee decided it was time to bring a little R&R to their hard-working colleagues with a Potluck and Relaxation Event. It was the first-ever of its kind and featured therapy dogs, massages, relaxing music, coloring books, and time to share a meal with fellow staffers who gathered in the McGinnis classroom.

Not that anyone needed prodding, but the Committee did send out some convincing (and amusing) propaganda to encourage attendance:

Did you know?

  • Studies show people who spend time with pets “had greater self-esteem, tended to be less preoccupied, and were more physically fit”
  • The benefits of coloring for adults include: Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state. Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered.
  • People who get massages report lower anxiety, headaches, and body pain
  • People who eat live longer than people who don’t eat?

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Melody Walker

Melody Walker

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