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A collaborative effort that champions bringing awareness to international student engagement within Penn State’s Stuckeman School. The mission was to create an enviornment that is welcoming to all students regardless of cultural background. Our collaborators describe it as “a project [that] aims to bring international students within the Stuckeman School together and increase their sense of community and visibility within the community and the University.” We created a promtional door attack, website, and welcome box that features a wellness journal.


Rui Yang

Ph.D. Candidate | Landscape Architecture

Yang Deng

Ph.D. Candidate | Art Education

Rui + Yang’s
Fellowship Project

As Stuckeman Diversity and Inclusion fellows, Rui and Yang have been working on a Fellowship Project together that strives to “create a sense of community for Stuckeman international students.” They want to understand if Stuckeman is creating an inclusive learning environment and what can be done to help students further succeed at Penn State.


The Stuckeman Door Attack is a promotional tactic to continue grabbing students’ attention every day leading up to Rui and Yang’s fellowship event. Beginning two weeks prior, doors will gradually be wrapped with bright gradients and enigmatic phrases such as “where are you going?” “where to next?” and “where will this take you?” By the week of the event, all of Stuckeman’s doors will be wrapped, revealing the date and place on all main doors and elevators.

Illustration by Yang Deng

The Stuckeman Door Attack will slowly reveal more information about the event day by day. Along with the phrases and bright colors, Yang Deng’s illustration is used as a visual element within the door wraps and is fully revealed the week of the fellowship event.  


14 – 9 days prior


8 – 5 days prior


4 days prior


New places and new adventures can always be stressful. One thing Rui and Yang shared is how international students often struggle with their mental health and anxiety. We wanted to create a wellness book so that Stuckeman students can have a private place to share their thoughts as well as access to wellness resources and hotlines.

The wellness book is a part of a promotional box that would be delivered to all Stuckeman students. The promo box also includes an informational packet introducing Rui and Yang’s fellowship project.


Rui and Yang created an amazing event full of games, prizes, and good conversation. Using quotes from international students in our designs along with Yang’s artwork, we were able to open the floor to productive discourse surrounding inclusion in the Stuckeman School. We invited students to share their thoughts and read about the experiences different from their own. 

In Collaboration With

Collaborators: Rui Wang + Yang Deng
Design: Megan Skosnick, Tori Millsap

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