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December 06, 2012

Students Can Go to the Dogs to De-Stress for Finals Week

Key Info

  • Finals Week De-Stress with Dogs
  • Monday, December 10
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Cole Commons, Student Housing
  • Media invited to see how dogs help take the stress away

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Finals week can be extremely stressful for students as they cram in last-minute studying before taking numerous tests, then spend more time worrying over their grades.

In an effort to relieve some of that stress for Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) students, therapy dogs will be available for students to de-stress with Monday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cole Commons in Student Housing.

The therapy dogs will be provided by Active Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “… utilizing the student voice to raise mental health awareness among college students.”   

For more information, contact Mary Jo Todoran, Student Assistance Program (SAP) counselor, 260-481-6592 or

Members of the media are invited to see how the dogs help the students let go of stress.