Puppies! Students to de-stress before final exams with visit from therapy dogs on quad, April 28

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WHO: University of Rhode Island students and a half dozen therapy dogs and search-and-rescue dogs.

WHAT: In the days leading up to final exams at URI, a group of therapy dogs and search-and-rescue dogs will visit campus to interact with students as a way to reduce student stress. Sponsored by the URI Student Senate Cultural Committee, the Rhody Paws program is in its second year of helping students ease their anxieties prior to exams. Last year the event attracted more than 500 students, many of whom made donations to the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode island.

WHEN: Monday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Quadrangle on the URI Kingston campus.

CONTACT: For information about covering this event, contact Dave Lavallee in the URI Department of Communications and Marketing at 401-874-5862 or dlavallee@advance.uri.edu.