Rules of Engagement

The Field House was at the center of several recent events that featured the very heart of Penn College: its students. This past week’s Fall Fusion and Part-Time Job Fair catered to those looking for occasional employment and/or ways to get involved with campus and community organizations, and a dodgeball tournament among First Year Experience classes provided stress relief after the opening weeks of the fall semester. (Finishing in first- to fifth-place, respectively, were I Love Kitties, Paul’s Disciples, The Winning Team, Lightning McLean and Team HA.)

– Photos by Tia G. La and James J. “J.J.” Boettcher, student photographers;
and Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of intramural sports and campus recreation

The Wildcat Events Board makes it clear how much fun involvement can be.

The Wildcat Events Board makes it clear how much fun involvement can be.

Opportunities to take part are everywhere under the sun!

Opportunities to take part are everywhere under the sun!

It's hardly surprising that the Penn College Construction Association would include a hands-on activity at its tent.

It’s hardly surprising that the Penn College Construction Association would include a hands-on activity at its tent.

Melissa M. Stocum (left), academic skills specialist-academic mentoring program, and Joette M. Siertle, academic services specialist: early alert, exhibit trademark friendliness and accessibility.

Melissa M. Stocum (left), academic skills specialist-academic mentoring program, and Joette M. Siertle, academic services specialist: early alert, exhibit trademark friendliness and accessibility.

Rebecca L. Pawlik, a registered dietitian with Dining Services, hands out healthy snacks and validates a student's proof of visit.

Rebecca L. Pawlik, a registered dietitian with Dining Services, hands out healthy snacks and validates a student’s proof of visit.

Mohammed B. Rahman, a physician assistant major from Bronx, N.Y., visits one of the day's many informational tables.

Mohammed B. Rahman, a physician assistant major from Bronx, N.Y., visits one of the day’s many informational tables.

Shelley L. Moore, director of career services, and Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities, staff the check-in table outside the Field House.

Shelley L. Moore, director of career services, and Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities, staff the check-in table outside the Field House.

Among the smiling, campus-minded faces at Penn College is that of graphic design major Alexandra D. Petrizzi, Student Government Association vice president of public relations.

Among the smiling, campus-minded faces at Penn College is that of graphic design major Alexandra D. Petrizzi, Student Government Association vice president of public relations.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Club finds a strikingly visual way to increase awareness of its campus presence.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Club finds a strikingly visual way to increase awareness of its campus presence.

The Cru crew, having fun and making friends

The Cru crew, having fun and making friends

A member of the Old Lycoming Volunteer Fire Co. talks with prospective recruits about a vital community service.

A member of the Old Lycoming Volunteer Fire Co. talks with prospective recruits about a vital community service.

It's "game on" for this bean-bag band of Phi Mu Delta brothers, part of a national fraternity soon to observe its centennial.

It’s “game on” for this bean-bag band of Phi Mu Delta brothers, part of a national fraternity soon to observe its centennial.

The League of Legends Club combines gaming and teamwork in its attempt to build a campus community.

The League of Legends Club combines gaming and teamwork in its attempt to build a campus community.

Student nurses – the heartbeat of Penn College – show that happiness and health can be contagious, too!

Student nurses – the heartbeat of Penn College – show that happiness and health can be contagious, too!

Among the campus groups that successfully blend academic achievement and flat-out fun is the Baja SAE team.

Among the campus groups that successfully blend academic achievement and flat-out fun is the Baja SAE team.

Girls on the Run of Greater Susquehanna Valley, inspiring young women to be "joyful, healthy and confident," draws interest from student volunteers.

Girls on the Run of Greater Susquehanna Valley, inspiring young women to be “joyful, healthy and confident,” draws interest from student volunteers.

Sapphire E. Naugle, a plastics and polymer engineering technology student, shows off a keychain made of her favorite material.

Sapphire E. Naugle, a plastics and polymer engineering technology student, shows off a keychain made of her favorite material.

The Penn College Music Club fills the air with smiles and sweet sounds.

The Penn College Music Club fills the air with smiles and sweet sounds.

Community Peer Educators pass along a message of responsibility and respect.

Community Peer Educators pass along a message of responsibility and respect.

Signing up with PC Alliance, one of the college's organizational outlets for education and socializing.

Signing up with PC Alliance, one of the college’s organizational outlets for education and socializing.

Dodgeball: An underappreciated exercise in disarming one's opponent ...

Dodgeball: An underappreciated exercise in disarming one’s opponent …

... anticipation in the heat of battle ...

… anticipation in the heat of battle …

... exhibiting killer confidence ...

… exhibiting killer confidence …

... a laser-sharp focus across enemy lines ...

… a laser-sharp focus across enemy lines …

... and the cathartic benefits of aggressive accuracy!

… and the cathartic benefits of aggressive accuracy!

"I Love Kittens," the night's ultimate winner, poses before the match ...

“I Love Kittens,” the night’s ultimate winner, poses before the match …

... and, again, with its victory Wildcat swag. Team members came back through the losers' bracket and beat Paul’s Disciples twice after the latter beat them in the quarterfinals.

… and, again, with its victory Wildcat swag. Team members came back through the losers’ bracket and beat Paul’s Disciples twice after the latter beat them in the quarterfinals.