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Fido over frustrations: therapy dogs take on UI campus

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College students looking to decompress will now have more help from some furry friends.

University of Iowa students had a chance to spend some time with therapy dogs on campus, on Wednesday night, just in time for the upcoming mid-terms.

The student government organization partnered up with the volunteer organization, Therapy Dogs of Johnson County.

In the past, therapy dogs would make campus appearances during finals or mid-terms, a time recognized as being more stressful for students. Now, student government leaders said they'll now make it a monthly event.

"I think the biggest thing is just getting student's minds off of homework and stress. I mean all year round students have jobs, they have activities, they have school, they have everything they're doing. So, it's really a chance that they can put their books back in the dorm, come to campus, see some dogs, and get their minds off of it," UISG Student Senator, Joe Reed, said.

Therapy dogs will be on campus the last Wednesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the North and South rooms inside the Iowa Memorial Union on campus.

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