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Courtyard Cookout Gives Students a Needed Break

College of Health Professions students, faculty and staff gathered to feast on burgers and play games during the Courtyard Cookout on Oct. 17.

About 275 people, including more than 215 students, attended the two-hour event that featured balloon races, Walla Balla and a rope escape. Participants could also belt out their favorite tunes Karaoke-style, enjoy some line dancing and ham it up in pictures with friends at the photo booth.

Faculty and staff manned the grill and treated attendees to a lunch of burgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers.

“We started the Courtyard Carnival, now the Courtyard Cookout, five years ago in order to establish a unique tradition in the College of Health Professions,” said Bill Woodell, M.H.S.A., associate dean for administrative affairs. “Our students are either in class or in clinic with very little downtime. The Courtyard Cookout is an opportunity to do something special for our students that gives them a break from their very rigorous schedules.”

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