MORE THAN 43 THOUSAND STUDENTS AT U-W MADISON ARE
FEELING IT RIGHT NOW - THE STRESS AND PRESSURE OF
WALK ALMOST ANYWHERE ON CAMPUS AND YOU'LL SEE STUDENTS
STUDYING WITH A SINGULAR FOCUS.
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BUT AS NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER TELLS US - THE
CURE FOR FINALS STRESS MIGHT JUST BE A TAIL THAT WAGS.
there's a lot of stress.
FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS - IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS.
no, i think the subscript is what k is.
A LAST CHANCE - MAYBE THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT FINAL.
studying for finals.
HOUR AFTER HOUR.
six hours yesterday and then probably all day today
and all day tomorrow.
AND DOESN'T HELP WHEN TIME SEEMS TO GO BACKWARDS -
BEFORE IT GOES FORWARD.
i study pretty constantly through monday evening for
the exam on monday.
HOURS AND DAYS - UNTIL YOUR BRAIN SAYS - ENOUGH.
it is probably good to just have your brain take a
break and process everything.
this is matilda, matilda.
A STRESS RELIEVER - WITH FOUR LEGS.
pet therapy, we're here to relieve a little stress
for the students.
MATILDA - LUNA
good girl kiss
CHARLOTTE AND FOUR OTHERS ARE PART OF THE DOGS ON
AN ALL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION - THEY STARTED BRINGING
THE DOGS TO U-W DURING FINALS WEEK FIVE YEARS AGO.
YOU DECIDE IF THIS IS WORKING.
right now i get e-mails every day that i have to turn
down because we can't possibly get to everybody.
it is a good way to break up the stress.
GOOD FOR THE STUDENTS.
a lot of smiles.
AND IN CASE IT ISN'T OBVIOUS - THE DOGS KIND OF LIKE
nats of people laughing as dog walks between someones
her tail is usually wagging and she's got kind of
a bit of a smile.
IN A SEASON OF STRESS - THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO START
we know that petting a dog lowers blood pressure,
lowers pulse, lowers anxiety, helps with stress.
it is like you forget about it for a while.
AND FOR THAT - FINALS FOR THEM IS EASY.
oh, a plus, plus, plus.
i''m studying for probably 5 to 8 hours tonight right
after this so.
THIS IS DAVE DELOZIER, WISC NEWS 3.
DOGS ON CALL STARTED IN 2001 IN WISCONSIN WITH FIVE
THERE NOW MORE THAN 100 DOGS AND THEIR OWNERS INVOLVED
IN THE PROGRAM.
THEY ALSO PAY VISITS TO HOSPITALS - NURSING HOMES