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Carve Out Some Room; Halloween Leftovers Ahead!

As anyone on either side of the Halloween give-and-take knows, the goodies can last for days (if not months!) after the trick-or-treat bags are emptied. So it is with PCToday’s campuswide correspondents, who provided some sweet souvenirs to carry over into November. On Tuesday, two sections of Technical Drawing & Detailing (CCD 103/104) held their fourth annual Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest. The 35 students, most of them enrolled in the engineering design technology major, used SolidWorks Software to create virtual jack-‘o-lanterns using skills and techniques that they have acquired since the start of the semester. In addition, a number of college employees marked the day in costume, and Tuesday evening saw the return of another tradition – the Halloween Boofet in the Capitol Eatery.

– Photos by Tia G. La and Rachel A. Eirmann;
the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies;
and the Residence Life Office

From the literally corny to the shivery bone-chilling, who doesn't relish dressing for dinner?
From the literally corny to the shivery bone-chilling, who doesn’t relish dressing for dinner?

John C. Yamoah, of Upper Darby, was the winner in Katherine A. Walker's morning class. "The students are using advanced commands to carve their pumpkins," said Walker, an assistant professor of engineering design technology. "The contest motivates them to raise the bar even higher with those techniques. As a professor, it is rewarding to work with the students, as they are determined to have the highest quality with their designs."
John C. Yamoah, of Upper Darby, was the winner in Katherine A. Walker’s morning class. “The students are using advanced commands to carve their pumpkins,” said Walker, an assistant professor of engineering design technology. “The contest motivates them to raise the bar even higher with those techniques. As a professor, it is rewarding to work with the students, as they are determined to have the highest quality with their designs.”

Dining Services' traditional fall feast draws an astounding 950 guests.
Dining Services’ traditional fall feast draws an astounding 950 guests.

The challenge of the electronic canvas awaits David P. Noble, of Portage.
The challenge of the electronic canvas awaits David P. Noble, of Portage.

Taking its theme from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," the Residence Life Office playfully inhabits "The Wildcat Asylum" for Halloween. From left, in their various guises as medical staff and patients (each diagnosed with a whimsical disorder), are Jon D. Wescott, director; Barbara A. Adzema, residence life assistant; coordinators Marceline Y. Salomon-Debrosse, Jamie R. Miller, Michael D. Penwell and Catherine E. Gamez; Ashley M. Lyons, secretary; Julia M. Ely, student office clerk; and Timothy J. Mallery, assistant director). Absent is Amie K. Fox, assistant director, who - according to an all-points-bulletin befitting the day's costumed fun - "escaped ...and we have been unable to locate her."
Taking its theme from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” the Residence Life Office playfully inhabits “The Wildcat Asylum” for Halloween. From left, in their various guises as medical staff and patients (each diagnosed with a whimsical disorder), are Jon D. Wescott, director; Barbara A. Adzema, residence life assistant; coordinators Marceline Y. Salomon-Debrosse, Jamie R. Miller, Michael D. Penwell and Catherine E. Gamez; Ashley M. Lyons, secretary; Julia M. Ely, student office clerk; and Timothy J. Mallery, assistant director). Absent is Amie K. Fox, assistant director, who – according to an all-points-bulletin befitting the day’s costumed fun – “escaped …and we have been unable to locate her.”

Students, including Jason P. Hill (foreground), of Allenwood, try their practiced hand at replicating the Wildcat logo.
Students, including Jason P. Hill (foreground), of Allenwood, try their practiced hand at replicating the Wildcat logo.

Students eye the evening's fare, billed as "Eerie Entrees, Scary Sides and Hauntingly Delicious Desserts" ...
Students eye the evening’s fare, billed as “Eerie Entrees, Scary Sides and Hauntingly Delicious Desserts” …

... some of which were tasty in a decidedly distasteful way!
… some of which were tasty in a decidedly distasteful way!

Less messy than the real thing, but no less involved
Less messy than the real thing, but no less involved

Bradley M. Haines, of Mifflinburg, wields virtual tools in seeing his design to the finish.
Bradley M. Haines, of Mifflinburg, wields virtual tools in seeing his design to the finish.

 

 

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