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Richard Zagrzecki
Communications Coordinator

Students can Take Break from Studies During Finals Mania

Finals Mania 2014

Houston, Nov. 26, 2014 — If you're a University of Houston student hard at work studying for final exams, you'll soon be able to get a heaping plate of pancakes to provide that extra boost of carb-fueled mental energy.

The twice-a-year tradition known as Finals Mania will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library. It's meant to provide a break for students.

More than 1,700 students are expected to attend and be served pancakes, turkey sausage, coffee, orange juice, hot chocolate and a variety of snacks. To get in, they just need to bring their student ID.

"Students are invited to bring their appetites and have a good time socializing with their friends while giving their minds a well-deserved break from their studies," said Maria Honey, assistant director of marketing and communications for Auxiliary Services.

Finals Mania 2014

Once the event kicks off, students will make their way through the food line. They'll have various types of pancakes from which to choose, as well as a whole host of different toppings to make them even tastier. After getting something to drink, they can find a place to sit and share a laugh with others. Before they leave, they can grab some free snacks and Cougar trading cards. They can also pet cute and cuddly therapy dogs from Faithful Paws.

Finals Mania is sponsored by Auxiliary Services, Dining Services, UH Libraries, Canteen Vending and Coca-Cola.

The event runs smoothly every semester as a result of the hard work and dedication of a small army of volunteers. Those interested in volunteering should contact Emily Fahner, marketing manager for Auxiliary Services, by email at or by phone at 713-743-6571.



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