Library Provides Stress-Free Zone for Finals Week | Kent State University
A Kent State student gives a kiss to one of the therapy dogs during the Stress-Free Zone event in the library.
A therapy dog is given lots of attention during the Stress-Free Zone event in the lobby of the library.
A Kent State student gets up close with one of the therapy dogs during the Stress-Free Zone event in the library.
Kent State students pet a chocolate Doberman Pinscher during the Stress-Free Zone event in the library.
A Kent State student gets a lick on the chin from a therapy dog during the Stress-Free Zone event in the library.

Library Provides Stress-Free Zone for Finals Week

Library Provides Stress-Free Zone for Finals Week

The Stress-Free Zone returns to the Kent State University Library on Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10, from 3 - 5 p.m. to give students a break from studying for finals. The much-loved Dogs on Campus Pet Therapy Program® will be back once again, and snacks and beverages will be provided.

Karen Hillman, director of marketing, communications and public relations for University Libraries, said the Stress-Free Zone is one of the most popular events for students.

“Students are encouraged to take a break from their studies, pet the dogs and enjoy popcorn and beverages,” Hillman said. “Even passers-by can’t help but smile at the dogs.”

Kent State students will be able to participate in multiple activities that include coloring books and crafts. The Student Multimedia Studio will have a 3-D pen demonstration where participants can create a miniature daisy flower. There will be a 3-D printer and Leap Motion software on display as well.

The University Library will be open 24 hours during finals week.

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