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April 09, 2020

Pet Your Stress Away

Many universities have instituted “Pet Your Stress Away” programs where students can come and interact with animals to help alleviate stress. In fact, scientists at WSU found that these programs can improve students’ moods and can have stress-relieving physiological benefits (Pendry & Vandagriff, 2019). We plan to host a Pet Your Stress Away event at this year’s symposium.

11:00 am-1:00 pm

Terrell Library East Plaza

Open to all WSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, Moscow and Pullman Community members and advocates

Event partner: Palouse Paws and Hope AACR

Pet Your Stress Away Registration
close-up of a dog and students smiling

Adaptive Weightlifting

In this full-body strength-based weight training class, we’ll develop a strong foundation and learn proper form.

This will be an adaptive class focusing on the introduction of basic strength training movements. Depending on participants unique abilities, there are several ways to adapt the movements. Lifts will be taught using seated and standing positions and will have the option of using lifting straps and other adaptive equipment.

4:15-5:15 pm

Chinook B40
What to bring: Dress comfortably and bring water. 

Open to all WSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, Moscow and Pullman Community members and advocates

Event partner: UREC

Adaptive Weightlifting Registration
student lifting two dumbbell weights with a spotter

Accessibility in Sport Participation and Events

A hands-on workshop in discovering the reality of Reasonable Accommodations and the ADA in major sport events.


Chris Lebens is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Sport Management at Washington State University. Chris studies Disability Rights and formed a flourishing Disability Rights group as a law student. Chris mentors Special Olympic athletes and strives to find the ultimate unified sport. HE is currently Faculty at Washington State University, teaching Sport Management, Event Management, as well as Sport and Business Law. Chris has worked for over 15 years as a consultant for major events to include BCS bowl games and festival concerts.

2:00-3:00 pm

CUB 204

Open to all WSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, Moscow and Pullman Community members and advocates

Accessibility in Sport Participation Registration
Chris Lebens standing in Martin Stadium at Washington State University

Wheelchair Basketball Clinic

University Recreation will be teaming up with ParaSport to offer a Wheelchair Basketball Clinic. The clinic will take place on court one at WSU Student Recreation Center and is open to anyone whi is interestd in learning the basics of wheelchair basketball! You will learn techniques such as dribbling, passing, ball handling, wheechair skills and shooting!

6:00-8:00 pm

SRC Court #1
What to bring: Dress comfortably and bring water.

Open to all WSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, Moscow and Pullman Community members and advocates

Event presenters: ParaSport Spokane and UREC Staff

Wheelchair Basketball Clinic Registration
two players in a game of wheelchair basktball