If your Deacs are up on the Quad today, they will see a bunch of our Thrive leaves stuck into the ground at regular intervals. Each of the leaves has information about sleep – the importance of sleep, sleep tips, and information about the Sleepin’ Deacon Week of Sleep, Feb. 6-10.
Each day that week will feature a workshop with a different topic:
Monday: Sleep and the Mind-Body Connection
Tuesday: Dreaming in Color
Wednesday: Creating a Sleep Environment
Thursday: Nutrition for Better ZZZs
Friday: Sleepin’ Deacon Challenge Orientation
Students can sign up for the Sleepin’ Deacon Challenge online. There’s more information out there, but here is a snippet of what the challenge is about: “Participants will be challenged to get a full night’s sleep (between 7-9 hours) for two weeks. Using a variety of sleep hygiene tips, participants will alter their current sleep patterns to increase their mental acuity and overall emotional and physical wellbeing.”
Does your Deac get enough sleep – both in terms of hours and quality? Would sleeping better help them be better equipped to study, stay healthy, be happier? Who knows? I have tentatively signed up for the Sleepin’ Deacon challenge – so once it starts, if I can stick with it I will post periodic updates here. (Apologies for the low-quality pics of the Thrive leaves below. Neither the angle of the sun nor the wind wanted to cooperate as I took the pictures. )
Finally, there is an intriguing marketing campaign going on. In the lobby of Reynolda, there were a few balloon aliens scattered about. They have stickers on them that read “THE ALIENS ARE COMING #COLLIDESCOPEWFU.” Really sort of genius way to get people wondering what is going on. I had no idea what it meant, but then I Googled the hashtag. I don’t want to spill the clever beans, but you can Google it too if you wish.