K9's at the 'Ville Bring Students Joy During Finals

by Shannon Eighmey, Public Relations Writer

At the end of each semester, college students are bombarded with final papers, projects and exams. Offering a short break from the stress of the week, K9s at the ’Ville will bring to campus puppies for students to play with.

The dogs will be available for loving at the Stevens Student Center on Tuesday, April 28, from 1-3 p.m. Between 10 and 20 dogs usually attend this event, so there are plenty to go around.

K9s at the ’Ville is an on-campus organization that allows several students to work with and train service dogs for a semester. The training during this time mostly focuses on getting the puppies accustomed to being around large crowds of people without barking, getting distracted or leaving their owner’s side.

“It’s such a selfless act as they wipe away our tears with their little puppy paws,” joked Laura Polsean, a junior nursing student. “Having the puppies during finals week is a nice distraction and relief from the stress of studying.”
 
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings.