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Fall Means Paws to the Pavement and the End of the Semester Approaching

I hope you all are enjoying this nice cool weather! I know I definitely enjoyed it this past weekend while I was at Wiener Fest. I had so much fun watching the races and seeing all of the dogs dressed in their Halloween costumes. I also had the pleasure of volunteering to represent the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the booth that they had there.

My job was to educate the public about our upcoming event, Paws to the Pavement. For those of you who don't know what that is, let me tell you. Paws to the Pavement is a 3k/5k pet walk/run in which all of the proceeds from the event goes to helping the College of Veterinary Medicine's Diagnostic Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center. This year will be our second annual Paws to the Pavement event and it will be held on November 10th at 9 a.m. The walk/run will begin and end in the Diagnostic Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center parking lot (Lot 75). Participants may also dress up their pets in a costume, as there will be a costume contest following the race. You will also have the opportunity to register the day of starting at 8:15 a.m. I encourage everyone to sign up! Even if you don't have a dog, you can still participate in the event or you can even be a sponsor. Either way, I hope everyone signs up. It is a ton of fun and each participant will receive a special gift bag!

On another note, we are now getting into the month of November. It is crazy how quickly this semester has gone by. Each year that I am here it seems like each semester goes by faster. That being said, I hope everyone is doing well in their classes. But if you're not, you still have a little over a month left before final exams. If you have not done well on your first few exams, I would recommend changing something in your study or test taking routine. My parents once told me that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I never listened to them, but I finally learned. If you have not done well on an exam, you should step back and look at what you did wrong. From there you should decide what you should change. You don't have to do this on your own either. Many professors as well as the student learning center are willing to help. But don't wait until a week before the final exam to decide to change your study or test taking habits. Do it now so you can end up with that "A" at the end of the semester.

Don't forget to sign up for Paws to the Pavement! Hope to see everyone there!