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A trifecta of exam-time treats


Stop the presses! Don’t bring down the curtain yet on the Spring 2019 semester, not while there are still events to chronicle and occasions to celebrate! As students, faculty and staff count down to midmonth commencement exercises – and the beckoning summer beyond – a number of lighthearted activities have helpfully conspired to put respite on the cramming-for-finals calendar. Among the recent amusements overseen by thoughtful campus entities were a Wildcat Events Board-sponsored petting zoo outside the Keystone Dining Room, a Capitol Eatery beach party, and the traditional Midnight Breakfast avalanche of fun and food.

–  Photos by J.J. Boettcher and Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographers;
and Dining Services’ Mark J. Leo (director), Noelle B. Bloom (assistant director), and Amy S. Lingg (marketing assistant)

Playfully dubbed "No ProbLLAMA" by WEB, Wednesday afternoon's stress-relief event brought animal magnetism to campus.
Playfully dubbed “No ProbLLAMA” by WEB, Wednesday afternoon’s stress-relief event brought animal magnetism to campus.

A face to ease the Finals Week frenzy
A face to ease the Finals Week frenzy

This furry visitor doesn't mind the attention.
This furry visitor doesn’t mind the attention.

A carefree critter, just hangin' out
A carefree critter, just hangin’ out

A portable menagerie, from Pony Party Paradise in Shickshinny, attracts a stream of students.
A portable menagerie, from Pony Party Paradise in Shickshinny, attracts a stream of students.

With summer so close, a word to live by
With summer so close, a word to live by

Banana split pizza? Yum!
Banana split pizza? Yum!

Coco, Dining Services' resident gorilla, is ready to party.
Coco, Dining Services’ resident gorilla, is ready to party.

A make-your-own-mug station is among the giveaways.
A make-your-own-mug station is among the giveaways.

Key lime tarts add a tropical touch.
Key lime tarts add a tropical touch.

Other novelties allowed students to make their own island-worthy leis ...
Other novelties allowed students to make their own island-worthy leis …

... and giant Pixy Stix.
… and giant Pixy Stix.

Beach balls add to the atmosphere.
Beach balls add to the atmosphere.

Some of the 600 students served at Midnight Breakfast move through the line.
Some of the 600 students served at Midnight Breakfast move through the line.

Trésco, a Williamsport-based acoustic band, performs for the breakfast crowd.
Trésco, a Williamsport-based acoustic band, performs for the breakfast crowd.

Night lights add to the electricity in the air.
Night lights add to the electricity in the air.

Digital caricatures were among the attractions ...
Digital caricatures were among the attractions …

... as were the perennially popular free massages.
… as were the perennially popular free massages.

As the semester draws to a close, campus friendships are celebrated.
As the semester draws to a close, campus friendships are celebrated.

With cutlery poised, it's time to dig in!
With cutlery poised, it’s time to dig in!

Burning the "midnight" oil are (from left) Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities; Timothy E. Singer, of Rimersburg, a pre-dental hygiene student; Jason K. Eichensehr, dining services manager; and Leo.
Burning the “midnight” oil are (from left) Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities; Timothy E. Singer, of Rimersburg, a pre-dental hygiene student; Jason K. Eichensehr, dining services manager; and Leo.

An all-star lineup of servers from Athletics and Residence Life keeps up with the hungry horde.
An all-star lineup of servers from Athletics and Residence Life keeps up with the hungry horde.

LaToya C. Simmons, assistant cook at Capitol Eatery, puts a customary smiling face on a late-night assignment.
LaToya C. Simmons, assistant cook at Capitol Eatery, puts a customary smiling face on a late-night assignment.

Batter up? Custom-made pancakes say it all, punctuated by a paw print.
Batter up? Custom-made pancakes say it all, punctuated by a paw print.

 

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