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Multicultural Mixer Moves Outdoors to Breezily Ease Transition Into College

International flags decorate the Victorian House fence, welcoming visitors.
International flags decorate the Victorian House fence, welcoming visitors.
Conversation and sunshine stream onto the Victorian House lawn.
Conversation and sunshine stream onto the Victorian House lawn.
Attending to answers in a “human scavenger hunt,” offered to encourage mixing and mingling, are first-year students Kasandra L. Smoyer (left), a nursing major from Spring Mills, and Jessica T. Haynes, of Bethlehem, enrolled in culinary arts technology.
Attending to answers in a “human scavenger hunt,” offered to encourage mixing and mingling, are first-year students Kasandra L. Smoyer (left), a nursing major from Spring Mills, and Jessica T. Haynes, of Bethlehem, enrolled in culinary arts technology.
Taking to the lawn to play a game of ladder golf are Alyssa J. Morales, a freshman in culinary arts and systems from Reading, and Kyle N. Johnson, a freshman in ornamental horticulture: landscape emphasis from Liverpool.

Taking to the lawn to play a game of ladder golf are Alyssa J. Morales, a freshman in culinary arts and systems from Reading, and Kyle N. Johnson, a freshman in ornamental horticulture: landscape emphasis from Liverpool.
Hashim A. Alfulful, from Saudi Arabia, a freshman enrolled in English as a Second Language, shares a laugh with Timothy J. Mallery, assistant director of residence life.
Hashim A. Alfulful, from Saudi Arabia, a freshman enrolled in English as a Second Language, shares a laugh with Timothy J. Mallery, assistant director of residence life.

Tuesday evening’s Multicultural Lawn Party, sponsored by the Student Activities Office and held on the Victorian House grounds (a change over past years’ indoor event), afforded students a stress-free opportunity to meet one another and get to know their new surroundings. Activities included a “human scavenger hunt” to help students explore campus – with such challenges as “Talk to someone about a book that changed their life,” “Meet a faculty member from the School of Construction & Design Technologies” and “Find someone who knows what ‘WEBstock’ is.”

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