Multicultural Lounge Opens in Campus Center
Penn College's Multicultural Lounge, main campus's newest gathering space, was officially opened with a reception from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday. Warmly furnished in Room 122 of the Bush Campus Center (home to the Student Government Association until the renovation of alternate space elsewhere in the building), the site accommodates both social and academic use. "It's about coming together and building community," said Malinda C. Love, assistant director of student activities for diversity and cultural life, noting there is no television or computer in the room. "We will host around-the-circle discussions to encourage conversation about 'hot topics' and will hold other events – a knitting circle, for instance – that will enable people to share their stories." Desk and counter space in the other half of the room will provide students with a comfortable and quiet place to do homework.