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MTSU students bring stress management into focus at General Mills job fair

MTSU students are helping General Mills employees learn how to handle stress at the Murfreesboro plant’s annual job fair.

Department of Health and Human Performance logoUndergraduate and graduate students taking classes in the Department of Health and Human Performance and Department of Social Work will participate in the fair at 200 Butler Drive Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Sept. 27.

The students will provide the workers with information on stress management and what to do when they feel overwhelmed by stress, organizers say.

Dr. Chandra Russell Story, associate professor, Department of Health and Human Performance

Dr. Chandra Russell Story

“Chronic neck pain, back pain, even a lot of inflammatory and chronic diseases can be triggered by stress,” said Dr. Chandra Russell Story, an associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance.

General Mills logoMembers of the Health Education Research Organization, an MTSU graduate student group advised by HHP professor Andrew Owusu, also are part of the volunteer community partnership.

Story said between 300 and 500 people are expected to attend the two-day fair, which accommodates employees’ work shifts. The fair provides students with opportunities to enhance their portfolios and gain valuable experience.

Department of Social Work logo“We enjoyed spending time gathering evidence-based resources to provide to the employees at the General Mills health fair,” Story said.

For more information, contact Story at 615-898-2812 or chandra.story@mtsu.edu or Dr. Cathy McElderry, chair of the Department of Social Work, at 615-898-5673, or cathy.mcelderry@mtsu.edu.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)

The Häagen-Dazs and Snacking marketing crew of General Mills's Northern Europe operations cut up during a break in their London headquarters. MTSU students are helping local General Mills employees at the company's Murfreesboro plant with suggestions on managing stress at their annual job fair. (Photo courtesy of General Mills/Facebook)

The Häagen-Dazs and Snacking marketing crew of General Mills’s Northern Europe operations cut up during a break in their London headquarters. MTSU students are helping local General Mills employees at the company’s Murfreesboro plant with suggestions on managing stress at their annual job fair. (Photo courtesy of General Mills/Facebook)


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