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Field House Dedication Scheduled Aug. 17

A new Field House will be dedicated Tuesday, Aug. 17, in a ceremony that will recognize the prowess of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s athletic teams and the talents of its student designers and builders.

The 16,800-square-foot building will house batting cages for baseball and softball players, space for soccer and tennis, basketball courts, an archery range, and shower and locker facilities. Located west of the Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center, it also will be used for nonathletic student events.

Its exterior is accented with “Wildcat blue” brickwork, while the gymnasium floor is adorned with the Penn College mascot’s image.

The achievements of athletes and of students from the School of Construction of Design Technologies will be honored by Dr. Davie Gilmour, College president; Dr. Robert E. Dunham, chairman of the College board of directors; Dr. James Fitzpatrick, dean of students; and Joe Rybnick, Student Government Association president.

Members of the following will be on hand for the 4 p.m. ceremony: men’s compound bow national champion archery team; men’s state champion cross country and tennis teams, the state finalist women’s basketball team and the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference champion baseball team.

The dedication will conclude a four-day Fall ’99 Orientation program that introduces incoming students and their families to campus life and offers a variety of interactive workshops and social functions prior to the start of classes the following day.

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