Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Southeast women treat themselves

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

On just the second day of the semester, students were already finding ways to deal with college-related stress.

Because stress is inevitable on college campuses, Campus Outreach Ministry wanted to help students prepare and find healthy ways to manage it.

CO treated Southeast women to a Spa Day, called Treat Yourself, in the University Center on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Treat Yourself consisted of canvas and nail paintings, massage stations, a station, a photo booth and even raffle drawings for various care packages with free massages and manicures.

Sarah Kilpela, owner of Eden Spa, explained to the women the purpose of having events like this.

I think its so important for you young ladies to learn to take care of yourself and get some time for yourself away from studies, all the stress of life, Kipela said. The earlier you start to learn that, the better.

Destiny Samuel, a graduate of Southeast and Campus Outreach staff member shared a little of what the organization is all about.

CO is a campus ministry planted at different campuses all around the world, Samuel said. We have bible studies, we connect and build relationships with students in hopes of helping them realize that life is more than college, and its more than just wanting to be their friend, but building a family. Its something I would want to do for the rest of my life.

They partnered with Eden Spa and have been planning events like this for three years now.

Skylar Sachtleben, a junior at Southeast, attended Treat Yourself for the second time.

Its a lot of fun. The canvases are my favorite because I love painting, she said.

Sachtleben said she would like to see more events like this happen around campus because there are people she knows who are often stressed out about something, and being able to have a night to do art and relax is needed.

Sophomore Katie Wollard decided to treat herself before the school year starts to pick up.

Its just fun because its all girls and its a time where all of us hang and chill out before the school year gets too crazy. If there were more events like this, I would probably go to all of them, Wollard said.

Campus Outreach will host a volleyball game and a cookout for all students at Parker field Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m.