College is a lot of fun with all the activities and parties, but there are some bumpy times as well.

Each day, unexpected events and many obstacles take place, and sometimes sharing these experiences with others can help ease the stress.

Beginning Oct. 5, the Women’s Community Center (WCC) will have a drop-in peer group Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 880 Industrial Way (in the Goodwill building).

Any subject is welcomed.

There is no commitment to attending the weekly meeting, all are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish. Dona Cobelens will be leading the group. Cobelens has experience in family and marriage counseling, as well as drug and alcohol counseling.

“We feel very pleased with her confidence and enthusiasm,” said WCC board member Susan Howe, whose members interviewed Cobelens.

In terms of the programs offered on campus, the director of Women’s Programs, Devon Hodgson, said programs have been set up for specific groups, but none of them have had enough people involved to be successful. Some groups that failed to take off include a women of color group and another for women who have had abortions.

“We find with students who are on campus, school is a priority and don’t take time to come to meetings,” said Aimee Williams, communication studies major who works with Hodgson.

However, Williams is optimistic about this year because she and Hodgson, who came last January, have already made many changes to the Women’s Center and have ideas for the upcoming year.

To get involved or to find out more about Women’s Programs offered on campus, visit the Women’s Center in building 65, Room 217. For more information about women’s programs in the community, call the WCC at 541-9313.

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