The following story was published on April 1, 2017, in partnership with Brian Kamp’s 3D modeling and animation course, as an April Fools’ prank.
Eastern Washington University is proud to announce a pilot program to add nap rooms to three university classrooms. The three designated rooms are in the JFK Library, Cheney Hall and the basement of Hargreaves Hall (Room 013).
“We know our students stay up late on their phones checking Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter,” said Sundi Musnicki, campus programs advisor for EWU Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership. “We wanted to provide a space for them to rest their eyes and rejuvenate.”
The nap rooms come with six hammocks, providing views of frolicking campus squirrels through the windows.
“I love it,” said Greg Arious, a transfer student and electrical engineering major. “The nap room in Cheney Hall has changed my life. I usually stay up until 5 a.m. posting selfies, so this nap room has helped me catch up on my much-needed beauty sleep between classes. It keeps me fresh.”
The nap rooms have been outfitted with white noise machines to help students sleep. Swoop has also volunteered his time between athletic events to walk around making cooing noises, providing students with an ambiance of being outdoors.
Students can also borrow slippers, eye masks and pillows from the slumber kiosk.
Musnicki hopes for the program to expand to at least one nap room in each building across campus.
“If you’re still reading this, you’ll realize today is April 1,” said Musnicki. “Brian Kamp’s students are quite the tricksters.”
Yes, that’s right. The jig is up!
If you haven’t realized it yet, the video above is a clever illusion produced by Kamp’s 3D modeling and animation course. They used camera tracking software and 3D animation software to interlay 3D objects into handheld video, the same technique used for most Hollywood special effects.
Thanks to Kamp’s students for their work on this, particularly Kayla Lambert, Samantha Langston and Minho Cho.
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