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Making Friends on a (More Than) Three-Dog Night

​Employees’ canine buddies joined Student Affairs on Monday evening in welcoming students back to campus during a “Hot Dog, You’re Back!” event in the Field House. A fall tradition for nearly a decade, which was added to the spring calendar for the first time this year, the gathering provides homesick students the opportunity to connect with friendly faculty/staff, helpful campus support services … and, of course, dogs! Held indoors for the comfort and well-being of humans and pooches alike, the evening included hot dog-shaped sugar cookies prepared by Dining Services.

– Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

Noelle B. Bloom, assistant director of Dining Services, brought along Lily, her daughter's Yorkshire terrier.
Noelle B. Bloom, assistant director of Dining Services, brought along Lily, her daughter’s Yorkshire terrier.

Robert C. Karschner Jr., master mechanic for the General Services motorpool, and wife Shelly brought along Australian shepherds Bristol (in foreground) and Dover.
Robert C. Karschner Jr., master mechanic for the General Services motorpool, and wife Shelly brought along Australian shepherds Bristol (in foreground) and Dover.

Pit bulls Haze (left) and Zeke, owned by aviation maintenance faculty member Matthew D. Krepps, indulge an attentive crowd.
Pit bulls Haze (left) and Zeke, owned by aviation maintenance faculty member Matthew D. Krepps, indulge an attentive crowd.

Students watch Bristol do tricks for treats, lovingly doled out by Shelly Karschner.
Students watch Bristol do tricks for treats, lovingly doled out by Shelly Karschner.

Holly J. Wilson, of Lock Haven, a business administration: marketing concentration student, holds Bucky, a chihuahua owned by Dining Services assistant manager Susan M. Phillips.
Holly J. Wilson, of Lock Haven, a business administration: marketing concentration student, holds Bucky, a chihuahua owned by Dining Services assistant manager Susan M. Phillips.

Working overtime to please students, Dover brings a joyful abundance of energy to the proceedings.
Working overtime to please students, Dover brings a joyful abundance of energy to the proceedings.