Ivy Tech to Host Pet Therapy Events for Students

EVANSVILLE, IN- Ivy Tech Community College Southwest announces today that it will host Paws ‘N Relax events during finals week from December 14 – 16. During Paws ‘N Relax, students can enjoy the stress-reducing benefits of visiting with Certified Therapy Dogs. The events will be held in Ivy Tech’s Koch Student Center located at 3501 N. First Ave.

Monday, December 14: 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. and 4:00—6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 15: 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16: 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

The Welborn Foundation Wellness and Fitness Center developed Paws ‘N Relax to help students manage the stress of final examinations.  “Studies have shown that pets (dogs) help lower anxiety and blood pressure,” says Amy Lutzel, Ivy Tech’s Wellness and Fitness Coordinator, “we are always looking for ways to help our students de-stress as stress takes such a toll on the body and can cause numerous health issues.”


Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest single-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Ivy Tech to Host Pet Therapy Events for Students

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