Campus Staffers "Flip" for Students at Pancake Breakfast
A special "Welcome Week" breakfast had campus staff members busy at the griddle and the waiter's station in the Lion's Den Café Thursday morning. The pancake breakfast was offered free to all students, and prepared by Penn State DuBois' very own staffers, who flipped flapjacks and waited on the hungry students.
"We want the students to feel at home and really welcomed here at Penn State DuBois," said Assistant Director of Student Affairs Marly Doty, who spent the morning mixing batter and flipping cakes on the grill. "This is another opportunity to serve our students, and provide something extra to welcome them at the beginning of the semester."
Garret Roen, an admissions counselor, worked a shift as a waiter at the breakfast. He said he enjoyed the chance to reconnect with students that once sat across the desk from him during their application process.
"It's great to interact with the students again after they've gone through the admissions process, and they're actually here and in class now," Roen said. "We can catch up on how things are going for them this semester so far, and make sure any needs they have are taken care of."
"Welcome Week" is the first week of Fall Semester classes each year. The Office of Student Life plans activities for each day of that week to help students get to know each other, their faculty and staff members, and the campus. In addition to the breakfast, "Welcome Week" also featured lunch, an ice cream social, a stand-up comedy performance, and a caricature artist, all on various days. All events are free and open to the campus community.