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Stamps Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs Joann McDaniel posts here with tips for student success. If you have questions, email or schedule an advising appointment.

Panic attacks are time limited and that makes me happy

December 3, 2016

Stampers, you did a great job on Giving Tuesday. The Empty Bowls (thanks Ceramics Club) fundraiser sold out Tuesday and earned $2750 ($5500 with the match) for the  SOS Community Outreach of Washtenaw Co.  And Giving Blue Day brought in over $15,000!!!  Again this year, you decided the money raised should go toward Stamps student scholalrships. I know some people may tire of hearing it, but Stamps students really are the best.

Animators and re-animators. Join the club. Michigan Animation Club.  For details and meeting schedule conact the MAC Vice Monster Expert Sarah Ovresat at

ADC grant applications are OUT. Check your UM email. If you are a Stamps student, your student fees fund the ADC grants. So read the email and apply.

AND, if you'd like to be one of the ADC "deciders," then send a letter to ADC explaining why you'd be worthwhile member (2 semesters).

To those of you who took an incomplete winter, spring, or summer terms, you have until midnight Friday the 9th to turn in your work, have it graded, and hope your instructor actually posted your grade. If the I isn't changed by then, it becomes an E forever. In this case E also stands for eternity.

Finally, sad news. Mike Vitale reprots that a flex shaft has been kidnapped from its teaching cart in the storage hallway in metals. He went ot find it and somone had made off with it.  As of Saturday afternoon, no ransom note had been found. If you know anythign about this flex shaft, please let Mike know. He's heartbroken.

Registration continues this week, extending stress and anxiety into the last full week of classes, just in time for those final few minutes spent working on that project that will not end.As large mammals, we all experience the panic of flight or flight.  And as large mammals we can control it by breathing deeply and taking the time to remember that the symptoms of a panic attack rarely last longer than 30 minutes.  Please make sure that you get sleep and eat (good) food.