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There’s Plenty to See During ‘PC3’

“PC3,” an event-studded kickoff to a new school year, has again provided students with a full schedule of activities by which to make friends and break from the rigor of academic assignments. Among the entertainment of recent days: a Paint Party on the PDC lawn, an outdoor movie on a cozy quad, an evening with the Williamsport Crosscutters in a historic off-campus venue, and a Field House dodgeball tournament among teams from Penn College’s First Year Experience classes.

– Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann and J.J. Boettcher, student photographers,
and Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of athletics for club sports, intramurals and camps

Paint Party participants, many wearing free T-shirts distributed outside dining halls earlier in the day, become human canvasses.
Paint Party participants, many wearing free T-shirts distributed outside dining halls earlier in the day, become human canvasses.

A picture paints a thousand words ... and a couple of campus friends.
A picture paints a thousand words … and a couple of campus friends.

Riding the friendly surf at a most colorful dance party
Riding the friendly surf at a most colorful dance party

The night's featured attraction? "Ocean's 8," fresh from the summer box office to Rose Street Commons.
The night’s featured attraction? “Ocean’s 8,” fresh from the summer box office to Rose Street Commons.

"Drive-in" food ... without the gas money
“Drive-in” food … without the gas money

With Outdoor Movie Night coincidental to National Dog Day, Student Activities Event Assistant Cas D. Henderson and Resident Assistant Kyle T. Hansen hang out with a friend.
With Outdoor Movie Night coincidental to National Dog Day, Student Activities Event Assistant Cas D. Henderson and Resident Assistant Kyle T. Hansen hang out with a friend.

Penn College tumblers were distributed to the first 100 attendees.
Penn College tumblers were distributed to the first 100 attendees.

Glow-in-the-dark accoutrement add to the communal experience.
Glow-in-the-dark accoutrement add to the communal experience.

Thomas S. Runner, a member of the Wildcat cross-country team and Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2018, prepares to throw out a ceremonial pitch ...
Thomas S. Runner, a member of the Wildcat cross-country team and Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2018, prepares to throw out a ceremonial pitch …

... followed by Taylor A. Krow, a softball player and 2018's Female Athlete of the Year, joined on-field by Gabe Sinicropi Jr., the team's vice president for marketing.
… followed by Taylor A. Krow, a softball player and 2018’s Female Athlete of the Year, joined on-field by Gabe Sinicropi Jr., the team’s vice president for marketing.

Athletics shares its Penn College Pride.
Athletics shares its Penn College Pride.

Boomer, the Crosscutters' No. 1 fan, gives the crowd a wheelie welcome.
Boomer, the Crosscutters’ No. 1 fan, gives the crowd a wheelie welcome.

Staffing a table are student workers Cas D. Henderson, of Hazel Hurst, and Jacob T. Bowers, of Shippensburg – photobombed with enthusiasm by Cathy E. Gamez, resident hall coordinator.
Staffing a table are student workers Cas D. Henderson, of Hazel Hurst, and Jacob T. Bowers, of Shippensburg – photobombed with enthusiasm by Cathy E. Gamez, resident hall coordinator.

Freezing the action ... on task for a late-season victory
Freezing the action … on task for a late-season victory

Hampered by distortion goggles, students race for a prize.
Hampered by distortion goggles, students race for a prize.

Brightening the third-base line are Katie L. Mackey, director of campus and community engagement, and sons.
Brightening the third-base line are Katie L. Mackey, director of campus and community engagement, and sons.

Donny J. Reisch, of Lititz, majoring in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, stops by the Community Theatre League table, part of the Crosscutters' "Charitable Tuesdays" outreach to nonprofits.
Donny J. Reisch, of Lititz, majoring in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, stops by the Community Theatre League table, part of the Crosscutters’ “Charitable Tuesdays” outreach to nonprofits.

Ride 'em, Wildcats!
Ride ’em, Wildcats!

Enjoying Penn College Night at BB&T Ballpark are (from left) Kelsey L. McKenrick, of Gilbertsville; Courtlyn A. and Madison P. Trautman, of Herndon; and Joseph S. Colangelo, of Coal Township. McKenrick and Courtlyn Trautman are dental hygiene majors, Madison Trautman is a nursing student, and Colangelo is enrolled in building automation technology: mechatronics engineering technology concentration.
Enjoying Penn College Night at BB&T Ballpark are (from left) Kelsey L. McKenrick, of Gilbertsville; Courtlyn A. and Madison P. Trautman, of Herndon; and Joseph S. Colangelo, of Coal Township. McKenrick and Courtlyn Trautman are dental hygiene majors, Madison Trautman is a nursing student, and Colangelo is enrolled in building automation technology: mechatronics engineering technology concentration.

Randomly selected students compete for an elusive $10,000 prize in the (not-so) Lucky Dice Roll.
Randomly selected students compete for an elusive $10,000 prize in the (not-so) Lucky Dice Roll.

Bottorf lays out the tourney's ground rules.
Bottorf lays out the tourney’s ground rules.

Prepare to launch
Prepare to launch

Fluently speaking body English, a competitor gives it his all.
Fluently speaking body English, a competitor gives it his all.

A photographer goes above (and beyond) to survey the action.
A photographer goes above (and beyond) to survey the action.

A solid show of sportsmanship
A solid show of sportsmanship

Congrats to the 2018 FYE Dodgeball champs!
Congrats to the 2018 FYE Dodgeball champs!