Dogs and coloring books relieve finals’ stress

finals-dogs-homepage-portraitFinal exams begin Monday, Dec. 5, but NIU students can find unique ways on campus to beat the stress.

Want to pet a friendly dog? Super-friendly Newfoundland dogs Gladys and Shurlee will visit Founders Memorial Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Remember how many hours you spent coloring as a kid? Coloring has been shown to relieve stress and calm anxiety for people of all ages.

Students are welcome to take a break from studying to color in the library’s first-floor lobby near the display cases from 7:30 a.m. to midnight, Monday, Dec. 5, to Friday, Dec.9. Coloring supplies will be provided.

For more information on the dogs or the coloring, call 815-753-5290 or email kladell@niu.edu.

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