(Photo by Alex Rogals for Wednesday Journal)

Since her arrival in River Forest earlier this month, Dominican University’s own Rosie Bea has gained local celebrity status, landing her a feature in Oak Park’s Wednesday Journal.

President Glena Temple and her new pup are profiled in the July 27 edition of the newspaper. In the article, Temple explains that Rosie’s adoption stemmed from seeing the positive impact that therapy dogs had on staff and students when they visited the university during finals week.

Temple, who acknowledges she has “always been a dog person,” also hopes that seeing the adorable pup on campus will spark a sense of school spirit and community among students.

While Rosie’s official debut is set for DU Fest on Aug. 28, she did make a special visit to the July 22 SOAR orientation session on campus, giving incoming students a chance to shower her with some puppy love.

“She just sat down, rolled over, got her belly rubbed, and it was just a lovely moment for campus,” Temple told the Wednesday Journal.

Read the full story here.