The Center for International Education sweetened up the new academic year with an ice cream social for about 300 of its students Aug. 25 at Tinsley Hall. Japanese students (from left) Mayuko Koga,Naomi OgiharaJeffrey Kwong andMami Ito enjoyed the treat.

“We thought getting together for ice cream would be a good way to wrap up the orientation week for international students, who come to campus a little early to get situated,” said Chris Peltier, an international student recruiter.