category: Campus News University encourages students to relieve pre-finals stress at annual “Paws and Play” event category: Campus News | April 25, 2014 Carson-Newman’s annual “Paws and Play” will be held April 30. (April 25, 2014)– Carson-Newman University’s Life Directions Center and Counseling Center is sponsoring a “Paws and Play” event Wednesday, April 30. The annual event allows students to take a break and pet and interact with a variety of dogs. The event helps to relive stress in the days leading up to semester finals. “Paws and Play” will be held at the Maddox Student Activities Center.