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Down the home stretch


A pair of ol’ reliables – therapy dogs in Madigan Library and Midnight Breakfast in the Keystone Dining Room – reappeared on schedule this past week to help students navigate any end-of-semester turbulence.

– Photos by Juvy A. Orillaza and Tim Wegman, student photographers

Apropos their surroundings, bookend buddies look to their next dose of library lovin'.
Apropos their surroundings, bookend buddies look to their next dose of library lovin’.

A stress-free smile, no doubt helped by her canine companion, radiates from pre-nursing student Madison N. Bower, of Muncy.
A stress-free smile, no doubt helped by her canine companion, radiates from pre-nursing student Madison N. Bower, of Muncy.

Therapy dogs share a mistletoe moment, between their human interactions.
Therapy dogs share a mistletoe moment, between their human interactions.

What are you looking at? It IS sweater weather, after all!
What are you looking at? It IS sweater weather, after all!

Aaron C. Henne, a civil engineering technology major from Bernville, makes a fast friend ...
Aaron C. Henne, a civil engineering technology major from Bernville, makes a fast friend …

... and quickly finds just the right spot to scratch.
… and quickly finds just the right spot to scratch.

The largest Midnight Breakfast crowd since 2005 enjoys one of the college's longest traditions.
The largest Midnight Breakfast crowd since 2005 enjoys one of the college’s longest traditions.

Among the volunteer pancake-flippers and servers for the evening are (from left) Jon D. Wescott, director of residence life and student conduct; Matt J. Blymier, assistant director of athletics for compliance and athletic communication; and Residence Life coordinators Terrance E. Davis and Blaise E. Marshall.
Among the volunteer pancake-flippers and servers for the evening are (from left) Jon D. Wescott, director of residence life and student conduct; Matt J. Blymier, assistant director of athletics for compliance and athletic communication; and Residence Life coordinators Terrance E. Davis and Blaise E. Marshall.

A pancake paw print marks the dining hall as PCT Wildcat Country. (Photo by Allison A. Grove, interim director of student engagement)
A pancake paw print marks the dining hall as PCT Wildcat Country. (Photo by Allison A. Grove, interim director of student engagement)

Relief at their fingertips! A team of massage therapists makes the anxiety melt away.
Relief at their fingertips! A team of massage therapists makes the anxiety melt away.

The Abe Fromans, a State College-based band that took its name from an unseen character in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," entertain the crowd.
The Abe Fromans, a State College-based band that took its name from an unseen character in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” entertain the crowd.

SRO in the KDR
SRO in the KDR

Breakfast standbys – pancakes, eggs, bacon and home fries – make the meal, day or night!
Breakfast standbys – pancakes, eggs, bacon and home fries – make the meal, day or night!

Their minds full of a semester's worth of instruction, Dining Services patrons bask in the afterglow of physical sustenance.
Their minds full of a semester’s worth of instruction, Dining Services patrons bask in the afterglow of physical sustenance.

The Pepsi table provides student refreshment, prizes and product sampling.
The Pepsi table provides student refreshment, prizes and product sampling.

 

 

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