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Campus neighborhoods were alive with the shrieking, giggling sounds of Halloween again this season, as a crowded slate of activities helped Penn College students, employees and friends toll the witching hour. Among the boo-tiful bounty were The Village’s annual family night; welding’s “Arc Asylum 5.0,” which has grown more elaborately eerie each year; a “Trunk or Treat” automotive showcase; a “Karaoke Costume Party,” sponsored by the Student Engagement Office; Dining Services’ colorful Halloween Boofet; creative co-workers and students in “Guess who?” garb; and horticulture students’ whimsical scarecrows in nearby Way’s Garden.

– Photos by Juvy A. Orillaza and Tim Wegman, student photographers;
Timothy J. Mallery, assistant director of residence life-housing operations;
Carl J. Bower Jr., assistant professor of horticulture;
Naim N. Jabbour, assistant professor of architectural technology;
and Dining Services’ Mark J. Leo, director; Noelle B. Bloom, assistant director; and Danna M. Brooks, manager
(unless otherwise noted)

Friendly tenants beckon youngsters to their Village doorstep, so pay no attention to that "Keep Out" sign!
Friendly tenants beckon youngsters to their Village doorstep, so pay no attention to that “Keep Out” sign!

Friends hold onto each other in the "haunted" welding lab, banking on safety in numbers.
Friends hold onto each other in the “haunted” welding lab, banking on safety in numbers.

A treat-seeking trio takes a break.
A treat-seeking trio takes a break.

Architecture students, inspired by "Up," prepare for a cinematic takeoff.
Architecture students, inspired by “Up,” prepare for a cinematic takeoff.

Ghost cookies deliciously gallop off the plate.
Ghost cookies deliciously gallop off the plate.

Madigan Library rounded up the usual suspects on Thursday, inviting students to take part in a homicidal whodunit modeled on the "Clue" board game. Dressed to kill are (from left) Col. Mustard (Elizabeth P. Waugh, librarian for virtual and distance learning initiatives); Miss Scarlet (Georgia R. Laudenslager, librarian); Mrs. Peacock (Nicole S. Warner, librarian for archives and special collections); Mrs. White (Helen L. Yoas, librarian for metadata and discovery initiatives); Mr. Green (Judy J. Zebrowski, librarian); and Professor Plum (Jessica U. Oberlin, librarian for information technology initiatives). (Photo by Phillip C. Warner, web developer/multimedia specialist)
Madigan Library rounded up the usual suspects on Thursday, inviting students to take part in a homicidal whodunit modeled on the “Clue” board game. Dressed to kill are (from left) Col. Mustard (Elizabeth P. Waugh, librarian for virtual and distance learning initiatives); Miss Scarlet (Georgia R. Laudenslager, librarian); Mrs. Peacock (Nicole S. Warner, librarian for archives and special collections); Mrs. White (Helen L. Yoas, librarian for metadata and discovery initiatives); Mr. Green (Judy J. Zebrowski, librarian); and Professor Plum (Jessica U. Oberlin, librarian for information technology initiatives). (Photo by Phillip C. Warner, web developer/multimedia specialist)

The SAE Baja team, costumed for Trunk or Treat
The SAE Baja team, costumed for Trunk or Treat

Straw man's best friend proves a faithful fall companion at West Fourth and Maynard streets.
Straw man’s best friend proves a faithful fall companion at West Fourth and Maynard streets.

And you thought midterms were frightening!
And you thought midterms were frightening!

In culinary circles, proper presentation is a "bone-a-fied" craft.
In culinary circles, proper presentation is a “bone-a-fied” craft.

To infinity and beyond!
To infinity and beyond!

Friends hold onto each other in the "haunted" welding lab, banking on safety in numbers.
The Penn College Motorsports Association sponsored the Trunk or Treat event and accompanying car show.

An empty chair invites the daring to a Capitol Eatery photo op.
An empty chair invites the daring to a Capitol Eatery photo op.

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, whiling away an autumn afternoon on a Way's Garden bench
Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, whiling away an autumn afternoon on a Way’s Garden bench

Double coverage is provided by "Jake from State Farm" (Joel J. Brooks, learning laboratory coordinator) and Progressive's "Flo" (Valerie J. Kovalick, simulation laboratory coordinator), reporting for duty in the college's nursing department. (Photo by Tushanna M. Habalar, instructor of nursing)
Double coverage is provided by “Jake from State Farm” (Joel J. Brooks, learning laboratory coordinator) and Progressive’s “Flo” (Valerie J. Kovalick, simulation laboratory coordinator), reporting for duty in the college’s nursing department. (Photo by Tushanna M. Habalar, instructor of nursing)

Karaoke performances electrify CC Commons.
Karaoke performances electrify CC Commons.

Taking the vintage VW for a family spin
Taking the vintage VW for a family spin

Step right up to the playfully unique fruit bar!
Step right up to the playfully unique fruit bar!

The mascot joins in the fun ... but why no costume, Wildcat?
The mascot joins in the fun … but why no costume, Wildcat?

Laboratory shocks are greeted with nervous laughter.
Laboratory shocks are greeted with nervous laughter.

Magical makeup from a friendly witch
Magical makeup from a friendly witch

Temporarily relocated from Sesame Street, Oscar the Grouch peers out of his trademark trash can to survey a city landmark.
Temporarily relocated from Sesame Street, Oscar the Grouch peers out of his trademark trash can to survey a city landmark.

Dining Services delivers on its promise of "hauntingly delicious desserts" ...
Dining Services delivers on its promise of “hauntingly delicious desserts” …

... with an inventive offering of vivid creations.
… with an inventive offering of vivid creations.

A behind-the-scenes look at transforming a welding lab ...
A behind-the-scenes look at transforming a welding lab …

... into a wall-to-wall fearfest.
… into a wall-to-wall fearfest.

Costumed students assemble for a parade through the Hager Lifelong Education Center's architecture wing.
Costumed students assemble for a parade through the Hager Lifelong Education Center’s architecture wing.

Trust us, it's more appetizing than it looks.
Trust us, it’s more appetizing than it looks.

Stuffing hay while the sun shines are (from left) landscape/horticulture technology students Taylor L. Keiper, of Archbald; Robert J. Williamson, of Fort Washington; and Valarity C. Oxford, of Muncy. Oxford is enrolled in the major's plant production emphasis; Keiper and Williamson are in the landscape emphasis.
Stuffing hay while the sun shines are (from left) landscape/horticulture technology students Taylor L. Keiper, of Archbald; Robert J. Williamson, of Fort Washington; and Valarity C. Oxford, of Muncy. Oxford is enrolled in the major’s plant production emphasis; Keiper and Williamson are in the landscape emphasis.

Collaborating on "Love Is an Open Door" from "Frozen"
Collaborating on “Love Is an Open Door” from “Frozen”

A campus tradition offers a safe environment for family fun.
A campus tradition offers a safe environment for family fun.

"Asylum" patrons never know who might pop up.
“Asylum” patrons never know who might pop up.

Pillars of the campus community?
Pillars of the campus community?

Pumpkins light the way.
Pumpkins light the way.

Please don't rattle his cage. (He's quite capable of doing it himself, thank you very much.)
Please don’t rattle his cage. (He’s quite capable of doing it himself, thank you very much.)

The Disney theme continues with a costumed Quasimodo singing "Out There" from the animated "Hunchback of Notre Dame."
The Disney theme continues with a costumed Quasimodo singing “Out There” from the animated “Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

A Village resident adds a touch of hazmat to the candy-laden welcome mat outside his apartment.
A Village resident adds a touch of hazmat to the candy-laden welcome mat outside his apartment.

A "zombie hunter" stakes out the BTC parking lot.
A “zombie hunter” stakes out the BTC parking lot.

The many faces of Penn College's student body!
The many faces of Penn College’s student body!

A mermaid ventures aboveground from her normal "under the sea" realm.
A mermaid ventures aboveground from her normal “under the sea” realm.

Welding students and faculty turn out for "lights out."
Welding students and faculty turn out for “lights out.”

Cutely collecting candy on a carpet of color
Cutely collecting candy on a carpet of color

Sounding an angelic tone
Sounding an angelic tone

Decorated interiors add to the ambience.
Decorated interiors add to the ambience.

Prepping "PCT Dude" for his park installation are students Jessica M. Duke, of Allentown, majoring in the plant production emphasis, and Williamson.
Prepping “PCT Dude” for his park installation are students Jessica M. Duke, of Allentown, majoring in the plant production emphasis, and Williamson.

Granny Gardener gives her green thumbs a rest.
Granny Gardener gives her green thumbs a rest.

Effective makeup adds to the chills ...
Effective makeup adds to the chills …

... as welding students go all out for a screaming good time.
… as welding students go all out for a screaming good time.

Horizon Federal Credit Union was the candy sponsor for Trick or Treat Night.
Horizon Federal Credit Union was the candy sponsor for Trick or Treat Night.

Creativity on display
Creativity on display

Marilyn T. Hiller, a landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis major from South Williamsport, puts the final touches on her pet project.

"The Gloved One" strikes a Michael Jackson pose.
“The Gloved One” strikes a Michael Jackson pose.

Remember when "clowning around" wasn't scary?
Remember when “clowning around” wasn’t scary?

A group tentatively makes its way along a creepy corridor.
A group tentatively makes its way along a creepy corridor.

Singers channel their inner Eminem in a rendition of "Lose Yourself."
Singers channel their inner Eminem in a rendition of “Lose Yourself.”

Apprehension turns to fearless curiosity when sweet treats are involved.
Apprehension turns to fearless curiosity when sweet treats are involved.

"Flo the Florist," stationed outside the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, directs visitors to a seasonal attraction.
“Flo the Florist,” stationed outside the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, directs visitors to a seasonal attraction.

The Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center takes on a ghastly cast.
The Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center takes on a ghastly cast.

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