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From Workout to ‘Light’s Out’


The first full week of September – and the final days of “PC3,” which annually welcomes fall with a stream of activity – invited students to commune with nature, explore their surroundings, share their heritage and make some noise! Among the events on the busy, busy calendar were the Glow Pound Party and Multicultural Lawn Party in the Field House, First Friday in downtown Williamsport, and the second annual Outdoor Weekend at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor;
Rachel A. Eirmann and J.J. Boettcher, student photographers;
Senior Resident Assistant Joshua M. Worthing; and Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities

Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising ...
Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising …

... glow-in-the-dark participants "pound" their way through a rigorous routine.
… glow-in-the-dark participants “pound” their way through a rigorous routine.

A word cloud projected on the wall helps answer, "What does 'multicultural' mean to you?"
A word cloud projected on the wall helps answer, “What does ‘multicultural’ mean to you?”

Party participants play “banh dua,” a fast-paced Vietnamese game with chopsticks and a tennis ball.
Party participants play “banh dua,” a fast-paced Vietnamese game with chopsticks and a tennis ball.

With Brazil as a backdrop, two Wildcats relish the lawn party: Princy Prasad (at center in black), a pre-physician assistant studies student from Philadelphia, and Nathalie Cordero, a practical nursing student from Hazleton.
With Brazil as a backdrop, two Wildcats relish the lawn party: Princy Prasad (at center in black), a pre-physician assistant studies student from Philadelphia, and Nathalie Cordero, a practical nursing student from Hazleton.

A full-court press from the men’s basketball team!
A full-court press from the men’s basketball team!

On keepsake cards, international students (seated) write guests’ names in the language of their home countries.
On keepsake cards, international students (seated) write guests’ names in the language of their home countries.

Lines form at the food trucks, where students could use tickets for free items.
Lines form at the food trucks, where students could use tickets for free items.

Catching the Herdic Trolley to First Friday are (from left) students Amber L. Way, of Port Matilda; Keith A. Miller, of Bellefonte; John A. Wachob, of New Hope; Patrick C. Ferguson, of Williamsport; and Jacob T. Bower, of Shippensburg.
Catching the Herdic Trolley to First Friday are (from left) students Amber L. Way, of Port Matilda; Keith A. Miller, of Bellefonte; John A. Wachob, of New Hope; Patrick C. Ferguson, of Williamsport; and Jacob T. Bower, of Shippensburg.

Taylor D. Lang, a May graduate in early childhood education, proudly stands at the family-owned Lang's Chocolates – among the downtown businesses offering a student discount.
Taylor D. Lang, a May graduate in early childhood education, proudly stands at the family-owned Lang’s Chocolates – among the downtown businesses offering a student discount.

The beauty of Pine Square, after dark
The beauty of Pine Square, after dark

Members of the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club raffles a vehicle to support a Penn College scholarship fund.
Members of the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club raffles a vehicle to support a Penn College scholarship fund.

First Friday, a Williamsport tradition for nearly two decades, offers visitors an enticing blend of art, music, engagement and conviviality with new (and not-so-new) friends.
First Friday, a Williamsport tradition for nearly two decades, offers visitors an enticing blend of art, music, engagement and conviviality with new (and not-so-new) friends.

Worthing (left), of New Brighton, and Josh E. Rosenberger, of Chambersburg, show off their Outdoor Weekend accommodations.
Worthing (left), of New Brighton, and Josh E. Rosenberger, of Chambersburg, show off their Outdoor Weekend accommodations.

As dusk settles over the tent-dotted landscape at the ESC ...
As dusk settles over the tent-dotted landscape at the ESC …

... firelight adds its warmth against the encroaching rain clouds.
… firelight adds its warmth against the encroaching rain clouds.

 

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