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. To register or learn more about the
event you can visit /pawstothepavement. 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