Coug Talks series begins today

Event planned to help students focus energy on what is important



The Coug Talks lecture presented by WSU Student Involvement is focused on helping students create balance in their lives, including putting energy toward activities that are important to them.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

WSU Student Involvement will host the first part of the Coug Talks series today.

The event, titled Coug Talks: Managing Your Energy, Not Your Time, will take place in the CUB Auditorium from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Evelyn Martinez, registered student organization community adviser, said the event will focus on the need to concentrate on how much energy you have to give to things in your life.

She said they want to give attendees tools to help manage your energy.

They want to make sure students are not stretching themselves too thin with too many commitments, Martinez said.

“[We’re] trying to let students know that you can’t do it all,” she said. “There’s a lot of students out there that just say yes to everything and then they really end up giving five percent of themselves to each thing, which really is not helpful or productive.”

Martinez said the event would be helpful for all types of students, freshman through seniors, and students that are involved in several activities, to students that are not involved in multiple clubs.

“It would probably be most helpful to people that have a lot on their plate and could a little extra help on how to manage that,” she said.

Martinez said they are hopeful they will fill the auditorium but will be satisfied with however many people show up.

“It is not about quantity,” Martinez said, “it is about quality.”