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An inspirational duo of outdoor Student Engagement events this week reinforced a message to even the most pandemic-weary Wildcats: “Explore your campus, interact with your community and embrace one another.” Tuesday afternoon’s annual Fall Fusion, held near the Field House, provided a one-stop introduction to manifold involvement opportunities, while Wednesday’s Multicultural Lawn Party (rescheduled from Sept. 3 due to weather) celebrated Penn College’s diversity.

– Photos by Juvy A. Orillaza, student photographer, and Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor

Serving an organization close to her own heart is nursing student Samar Alquraish, of Williamsport.
Serving an organization close to her own heart is nursing student Samar Alquraish, of Williamsport.

On a sun-smooched afternoon, organizations cast the net wide to attract involved students.
On a sun-smooched afternoon, organizations cast the net wide to attract involved students.

Tyler C. Geer, Williamsport, enrolled in applied management, represents one of Penn College's faith-based student groups.
Tyler C. Geer, Williamsport, enrolled in applied management, represents one of Penn College’s faith-based student groups.

The One World Club, open to all, sends positive vibes into the campus environment.
The One World Club, open to all, sends positive vibes into the campus environment.

A sign of the times – a hand-sanitizing station – stands alongside a sign for a personalized event activity.
A sign of the times – a hand-sanitizing station – stands alongside a sign for a personalized event activity.

Among Tuesday's swag: Klean Keys, allowing for touchless navigation of high-traffic areas.
Among Tuesday’s swag: Klean Keys, allowing for touchless navigation of high-traffic areas.

Student Government Association President Ethan M. McKenzie, a software development and information management major from Muncy, encourages his peers to speak up (and mask up).
Student Government Association President Ethan M. McKenzie, a software development and information management major from Muncy, encourages his peers to speak up (and mask up).

CRU outfitted its table with shields against those dehydrating days and penetrating rays of summer.
CRU outfitted its table with shields against those dehydrating days and penetrating rays of summer.

Harrison H. Wohlfarth, a concrete science technology major from Midlothian, Va., enlightens visitors about the ConCreate Club ... now an official student chapter of the American Concrete Institute.
Harrison H. Wohlfarth, a concrete science technology major from Midlothian, Va., enlightens visitors about the ConCreate Club … now an official student chapter of the American Concrete Institute.

Decked from top to mask in floral prints, KyLeigh L. Alexander, a pre-dental hygiene student from Portage, shows off her strawberry bubble tea.
Decked from top to mask in floral prints, KyLeigh L. Alexander, a pre-dental hygiene student from Portage, shows off her strawberry bubble tea.

Lawn party guests enjoy painting their own fans, which were needed on a hot late-summer day!
Lawn party guests enjoy painting their own fans, which were needed on a hot late-summer day!

Teamwork makes the dream work! Penn College alumni couple Logan J. and Melyce E. Kenyon serve up “bubble tea” (also known as “boba”), a drink invented in Taiwan. Logan is a 2012 architectural technology graduate. Melyce earned her culinary arts technology degree in 2018, then opened MK Café & Catering in Canton.
Teamwork makes the dream work! Penn College alumni couple Logan J. and Melyce E. Kenyon serve up “bubble tea” (also known as “boba”), a drink invented in Taiwan. Logan is a 2012 architectural technology graduate. Melyce earned her culinary arts technology degree in 2018, then opened MK Café & Catering in Canton.

A globally inspired giveaway
A globally inspired giveaway

Matheu A. Davenport, an engineering design technology student from Lewisburg, chose cherry blossoms for his fan’s décor, a nod to celebrating Asian culture, he said.
Matheu A. Davenport, an engineering design technology student from Lewisburg, chose cherry blossoms for his fan’s décor, a nod to celebrating Asian culture, he said.

Gleaming in the sunlight: tea- and lemonade-based bubble teas – complete with fruity “pearls” of flavor-popping delight floating in the bottom of the cups.
Gleaming in the sunlight: tea- and lemonade-based bubble teas – complete with fruity “pearls” of flavor-popping delight floating in the bottom of the cups.

Wait. What? This isn’t ‘Hot Dog, You’re Here!’?? The ever-adorable and always-popular Dexter joins the Multicultural Lawn Party fun. (Dexter’s best bud is Residence Life's Cathy E. Gamez, coordinator of Dauphin Hall.)
Wait. What? This isn’t ‘Hot Dog, You’re Here!’?? The ever-adorable and always-popular Dexter joins the Multicultural Lawn Party fun. (Dexter’s best bud is Residence Life’s Cathy E. Gamez, coordinator of Dauphin Hall.)

An international lineup of delicious delights: bruschetta, chicken empanadas, falafel and cappuccino fudge cheesecake!
An international lineup of delicious delights: bruschetta, chicken empanadas, falafel and cappuccino fudge cheesecake!

Trisha M. Temple, coordinator of student engagement, distributes coupons for free bubble tea.
Trisha M. Temple, coordinator of student engagement, distributes coupons for free bubble tea.

The Kenyons take a refreshing pause. Both sported Penn College gear, including Melyce’s Tomorrow Makers Program T-shirt and Penn College Alumni hat.
The Kenyons take a refreshing pause. Both sported Penn College gear, including Melyce’s Tomorrow Makers Program T-shirt and Penn College Alumni hat.

 

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