Pause for Paws will return to the campus of Mississippi University for Women Monday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Turner Lawn.

“This event helps the students to have a moment to relax and destress while also giving these pups some much needed attention and human socialization. I know the clubs and organizations involved are very excited to share this experience with our campus and community again,” said Dr. Bliss, assistant professor of psychology and Psi Chi International Honor Society Chapter advisor.

Adoptable puppies from the Columbus Lowndes Humane Society will be available to interact with students for a relaxing and fun time before the stress of finals week.

There will be a bake sale to support the local Columbus Safe Haven and a raffle for various gift cards and services in which proceeds will support students of the Psychology Club and Psi Chi Honors Society to assist with graduate school application costs.

The campus and Columbus community are welcome to bring their own puppies if they are vaccinated (with rabies vaccination tag present), spayed/neutered, on-leash and friendly with adults, children and other dogs.

Dr. Bliss added, “This event was a great success last semester for all students and pups. We are very excited to bring it back.”

This event is supported by the Psychology Club, Psi Chi International Honor Society, and the Columbus Lowndes Humane Society with the assistance of the Active Minds Club and The W Counseling Center.

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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