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Students Combat Exam Anxiety with Puppies and Popsicles

For the sixth year in a row, faculty and staff members in Belmont University’s Bunch Library hosted a “Puppies and Popsicles” event on campus for Academic Preparation Day, a day set aside for students to prepare for exams. Research and Instruction Librarian Claire Wiley said, “In the library we often see students during their most stressful moments, so we wanted to do something to help remedy that. There is great evidence for how therapy dogs can reduce stress and produce calm, so we thought this would be a useful and fun way to reach out to students.”

The therapy dog teams, including crowd favorites Swoosh, Lily, Tashi, Brady, Sierra and Kevlar, come from Therapy ARC and READing Paws.

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