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Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural "Healing Art Exhibit" hosted by the University Counseling Center. The "Healing Art Exhibit" was on display in the Union lobby from Jan. 30-Feb. 3. Each attendee had the chance to vote for their top three favorite art submissions.
The three with the most votes were given the People's Choice Awards, including a cash prize of $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.
The theme for 2023 was the experience of managing burnout. Burnout is a common student experience that impacts most students at some point in their academic careers. A systematic review in 2021 on the prevalence of burnout syndrome in university students showed estimates of 55.4% for emotional exhaustion, 31.6% for cynicism and 30.9% for academic efficacy. (Rosales-Ricardo Y. et.al. 2021).
Thank you to all who submitted their art for this event. Learn more about each of the top three winners and their art below.