To help relieve exam-stress this week, our good friends from the UT College of Veterinary Medicine’s H.A.B.I.T. (Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee) program are bringing a therapy dog for visits.
Research shows the benefits of spending time with an animal – even a short visit has positive effects – and the UTC Library wants to help give you these benefits this semester.
Three Visits This Week!
Since we all have such varied schedules, we will offer 3 different times for you to visit with a therapy dog. Drop by the first floor of the library, near the Dean’s office, at any (or all) of these times.
- Tuesday December 2, 3:00 to 4:30pm
- Wednesday, December 3, 3:00 to 6:00pm
- Thursday, December 4, 3:00 to 5:00pm
Students, faculty and staff are all invited to meet our furry guests – there will be a different dog each day!
Each certified therapy dog will be accompanied by a trained handler. And if you prefer not to be near the dog for any reason, you can still use the library during this time. The dogs will be located in a dedicated section of the first floor of the library, near the Dean’s office, and will not impede access to computers, printers, elevators, restrooms, or vending machines. As well, the 2ndand 3rd floors will be animal-free.
For more information on the H.A.B.I.T. program, visit the UT site at http://www.vet.utk.edu/habit/index.php.
Hope to see you there!