Reveling in What We All Bring to the (Lawn) Party

Published 08.29.2014


A sign welcomes guests to the picture-perfect venue at the college's freshly repainted Victorian House.Officers of the Minorities Lending Knowledge student organization greet guests. From left are Kacie L. Weaver, a senior in applied health studies from Harrisburg, president; Chesnya I. Cherelus, a nursing junior from Elmont, N.Y., vice president; and Amanda M. Turner, a graphic design junior from Dover, treasurer of the group (formerly known as The Multicultural Society).The Multicultural Lawn Party offers guests an opportunity to mingle and nibble … ... or try their hand at lawn games (bean bag toss and ladder golf) on the Victorian House grounds. Tia G. La, a pre-radiography freshman from Nashville, Tenn., originally from Guam, chats with visitors from Aichi University of Technology in Japan. Five students and two faculty members observed English as a Second Language, physics, and gaming and simulation classes; this is the third visit for a group from the private university in Gamagōri, Aichi, Japan.Thursday evening's Multicultural Lawn Party, blessed with ideal weather and held outside the Victorian House, celebrated the beautiful diversity represented by Penn College's entire campus population. All races and cultures, GLBT students and allies, religious minorities and countless other aspects of the college's eclectic population gathered for the 5-7 p.m. Student Activities-sponsored event.