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Three Weeks Down? Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!

“PC3,” a three-week opportunity for student fun and games (while making friends AND adhering to the class schedule), draws to a close … but not before PCToday photographers document another round of campus activities to kick off a new academic year. Recent days have offered a full slate of events, including the pet-friendly Hot Dog, You’re Here! meet-and-greet, a Multicultural Lawn Party, a Second Saturday Jamboree and Sex Ed Boot Camp.

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor;
Tia G. La and J.J. Boettcher, student photographers;
and Mallory L. Weymer, coordinator of student health and wellness/suicide prevention specialist

Community Peer Educators Nina L. Walk (left) and Tasia A. Werkmeister enjoy puppy love with "Murphy," a corgi owned by General Services' Don J. Luke, director of facilities operations.
Community Peer Educators Nina L. Walk (left) and Tasia A. Werkmeister enjoy puppy love with “Murphy,” a corgi owned by General Services’ Don J. Luke, director of facilities operations.

Matthew D. Krepps, an aviation maintenance instructor, brightened the Field House event with "Zeke," his pit bull mix.
Matthew D. Krepps, an aviation maintenance instructor, brightened the Field House event with “Zeke,” his pit bull mix.

Students and employees find common ground at the eighth annual "Hot Dog, You're Here!" ice-breaker – the 56th annual in canine years.
Students and employees find common ground at the eighth annual “Hot Dog, You’re Here!” ice-breaker – the 56th annual in canine years.

Noelle B. Bloom (right), Dining Services' assistant director, poses with her family – including "Lily," a Yorkshire terrier.
Noelle B. Bloom (right), Dining Services’ assistant director, poses with her family – including “Lily,” a Yorkshire terrier.

Bryonna A. Aldubayan delights in yucca fries, a traditional dish served in Latin America. Aldubayan, of Old Forge, is enrolled in applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration.
Bryonna A. Aldubayan delights in yucca fries, a traditional dish served in Latin America. Aldubayan, of Old Forge, is enrolled in applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration.

Multilingual greetings on a poster beckon attendees to the new gathering space, where six groups (PC Alliance, Veterans Club, the fledgling Post-Tradition Student Organization, Minorities Lending Knowledge, College Women of Williamsport and the International Student Organization) celebrated a diverse campus community.
Multilingual greetings on a poster beckon attendees to the new gathering space, where six groups (PC Alliance, Veterans Club, the fledgling Post-Tradition Student Organization, Minorities Lending Knowledge, College Women of Williamsport and the International Student Organization) celebrated a diverse campus community.

New to the event this year was the Veterans Club, whose table was decorated by members Jennifer L. Nicholson (left), of Lock Haven, enrolled in applied health studies: radiography concentration, and Gina M. Peluzzo, a civil engineering student from Philadelphia. Nicholson is a Navy veteran; Peluzzo is in the Air National Guard.
New to the event this year was the Veterans Club, whose table was decorated by members Jennifer L. Nicholson (left), of Lock Haven, enrolled in applied health studies: radiography concentration, and Gina M. Peluzzo, a civil engineering student from Philadelphia. Nicholson is a Navy veteran; Peluzzo is in the Air National Guard.

Community Peer Educators Paul M. Lasell (left) and Samuel J. Pham hang out at the cotton candy machine with “customer” Audrey M. Bowser, a freshman in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, from Tyrone.
Community Peer Educators Paul M. Lasell (left) and Samuel J. Pham hang out at the cotton candy machine with “customer” Audrey M. Bowser, a freshman in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, from Tyrone.

Students delight in creating personal fabric pieces – patches that reflect a campus organization, department, culture, etc. – for a representative quilt that will be sewn and displayed at the college.
Students delight in creating personal fabric pieces – patches that reflect a campus organization, department, culture, etc. – for a representative quilt that will be sewn and displayed at the college.

With the lawn party moved from The Victorian House to Rose Street Commons for more visibility and heightened attendance, a sign outside Dauphin Hall lets students know they're in the right place.
With the lawn party moved from The Victorian House to Rose Street Commons for more visibility and heightened attendance, a sign outside Dauphin Hall lets students know they’re in the right place.

Picture-perfect weather for an August lawn party
Picture-perfect weather for an August lawn party

Zeel Patel, a physician assistant student from Bensalem, juggles cotton candy, cellphone and ladder golf.
Zeel Patel, a physician assistant student from Bensalem, juggles cotton candy, cellphone and ladder golf.

The Victorian House environs provide attractive greenery and scenery that can only be enhanced by the fun-loving students gathered for the Second Saturday Jamboree.
The Victorian House environs provide attractive greenery and scenery that can only be enhanced by the fun-loving students gathered for the Second Saturday Jamboree.

Trike it; you'll like it!
Trike it; you’ll like it!

A midway atmosphere provides a challenging blend of fun, skill and strength.
A midway atmosphere provides a challenging blend of fun, skill and strength.

Wildcat Cornhole on the lawn of the Thompson Professional Development Center
Wildcat Cornhole on the lawn of the Thompson Professional Development Center

Laid-back tunes on a pre-autumn afternoon
Laid-back tunes on a pre-autumn afternoon

The eye-popping spectacle(s) of camera-ready props
The eye-popping spectacle(s) of camera-ready props

Keeping the volley alive
Keeping the volley alive

Authors Joni Frater (left) and Esther Lastique return to Penn College for "Sex Ed Boot Camp," an informally informative fall tradition that imparts a message of responsibility over recklessness.
Authors Joni Frater (left) and Esther Lastique return to Penn College for “Sex Ed Boot Camp,” an informally informative fall tradition that imparts a message of responsibility over recklessness.