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Students Find Four-Legged Friends at ‘Hot Dog’ Event

'Moe,' a labrador mix owned by tutor Susan E. Kemnitz, makes a friend (In background are Erin M. Datteri, assistant director of student activities for Greek life and leadership, and her wheaten terrier, 'Jackson') 'Bruiser,' a boxer owned by Michael S. DiPalma, counselor, proves ready for his close-up Student Government Association President Gregory J. Miller meets 'Jake,' a husky mix, and co-owner Noelle B. Bloom, assistant director of dining services 'Bruiser' the boxer gets acquainted with 'Toby,' a mixed-breed pooch owned by Dale E. Jaenke, assistant automotive professor A student gets down to 'Toby's' level for a man-to-dog talkFaculty/staff dog owners brought their pets to Rose Street Commons from 5-7 Tuesday night for the second annual “Hot Dog, You’re Here!” program. The well-attended event offered a unique opportunity for employees to welcome and engage first-year students over the common ground of pet ownership, conversation and free food. Photos by Michael S. Fischer, student photographer

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