Pumpkin carving breaks campus routine
November 01, 2007

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     Bryan students got into the spirit of the season this week with a pumpkin carving activity sponsored by the women of Arnold residence hall.A Bryan student displays the pumpkin-carving prowess of her fellow students during Dayton's Pumpkinfest Oct. 31.
     It was a “campus wide event celebrating the fall season,” according to Kristina Anderson, Arnold’s resident director. “I have never planned a harvest bash before but have been to some while I was in college,” she said. Building on what she had learned elsewhere, she encouraged the women of Arnold to plan various games and activities on each floor. Pumpkin carving was a main draw, with plenty of refreshments to encourage participants. Residents of each floor were responsible for their own ideas and themes they wanted to carry out.
     There were many people involved in helping with this harvest bash all around campus, Miss Anderson said. The Alumni Office provided door prizes, faculty and staff donated baked goods and decorations, and resident directors from other residence halls secured specific things needed for the activity from the community.
     She expressed her appreciation to the “three wonderful pumpkin contest judges, Kim Tuttle, Bryan Day, and Laura Kauffman, and to everyone who helped out and offered ideas and knowledge.”
     The pumpkins, creatively carved—including one in the likeness of President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay—and decorated, were donated to Dayton’s Pumpkin Fest on Oct 31.