Therapy dogs for exam stress relief
Therapy dogs Mickey, Teddy and Whiskey, pictured, will return with a new friend, Othello, for this semester’s Therapy Dog exam study break. The break is hosted by the Park Library in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and will be held on University reading days Monday, April 29 and Thursday May 2. See detailed schedule below.
These visits are arranged to provide relief to students, faculty and staff during the stressful exam period. Therapy dogs are an increasingly popular way to provide stress relief and other health benefits for people. Visits by therapy certified animals have been proven beneficial in a wide variety of environments including schools and hospitals.
All visiting therapy dogs are trained and certified by Pet Partners (formerly the Delta Society) or Therapy Dogs Inc.
This event will be held in Carroll Hall room 268 by the Park Library and is open to all students, staff and faculty.
Monday, April 29
2:10 - 3:40 p.m. Othello with owner/handler Laura Pavlech
3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Whiskey with owner/handler Silvia Kreda
Thursday, May 2
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mickey with owner/handler Emily Silverman
12:35 - 2:05 p.m. Teddy with owner/handler Gloria Faley
2:10 - 4:00 p.m. Whiskey with owner/handler Silvia Kreda