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Students "Pause 4 Paws" During Finals Week


by Ryan Bower, Assistant Director of Public Relations

As finals week — one of the most stressful times of the year for Cedarville University students — begins, K9s at the Ville will provide students with a much-needed boost during its semi-annual “Pause 4 Paws” event.

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 1-3 p.m., K9s at the Ville, an on-campus organization that allows students to train service dogs, will bring puppies to campus for students to play with. The event will take place in the lower level of the Stevens Student Center and is open to all students.

Research shows that interaction with pets can reduce the level of cortisol, commonly known as the “stress hormone,” in humans. Studies also show that the interaction increases the level of endorphins, known as the “happiness hormone,” in the human body.

For more information about K9s at the Ville, contact Laura Nordquist at lauranordquist@cedarville.edu or visit the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/K9sAtTheVille.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 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. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.