October on campus: Where Wildcats and scaredy cats meet
– Photos by Frank T. Kocsis III, student photographer; and Dining Services (unless otherwise noted)
A saucy spider beckons diners to dare a dip.
On second thought, we won't have what he's having.
A "Char-Cut-Eerie Board" provides a unique tabletop tableau. (Your appetite may vary.)
Dining Services workers Marcie J. Goodbrod (left) and Danielle L. Parker are ready to serve up some scares.
Skeletons, spiders and bats set a shivery mood in Dauphin Hall.
These hauntingly delicious brownies are hard to resist!
Also on the dessert menu: "Rice Creepy Treats"
Dressed as characters from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" are Dining Services workers Kyle A. Durrwachter (Jack Skellington) and Melinda S. "Mindy" Bubb (Sally).
Barreling along, under tractor power
This Volvo has some features not included on most models.
Always be careful when checking under the hood! A public-service reminder from the Penn College Motorsports Association, which coordinated Trunk or Treat on the Carl Building Technologies Center parking lot.
... or for carving and decorating.
Pumpkins were in ample supply, whether for smashing ...
The United Campus Ministry table exhibits a natural flair for exterior design.
Student Wildcats of Robotic Design add some Halloween dress-up to their customary robot battles. The organization was among the campus groups taking part in the Wildcat Events Board's fall festival on the Thompson Professional Development Center lawn.
With a typically precision-based activity, the college's IEEE Student Branch challenges dart-throwers to hit balloon targets.
Direct from The Emerald City, co-workers representing the LEAP Center, K-12 Outreach, and Veteran & Military Services click their heels in agreement: "There's no place like Penn College. There's no place like Penn College. There's no place like Penn College." (Photo provided)
Calli R. Ackels (right), wellness education coordinator, demonstrates a "standard pour" for responsible alcohol consumption.
If ever there's a time to heed that "CAUTION" tape!
Springtrap takes a "lurk" around, searching for his next jump-scare victim.
This funny business is serious, indeed.
Call it a hunch, but we're guessing that baseball bat carries more sinister intent than merely rooting for her favorite World Series team.
Remember when "smiling from ear to ear" was a happy, friendly thing?
A group of students gets its money's worth, as a popper-upper draws the desired reaction.
Friends interlock arms, girding themselves for the terror that awaits.
Gasps and grins intermix in the darkly transformed welding lab ...
These friendly faces seem anything but ...
... and ultimate relief that the macabre is all make-believe.
One of Penn College's active and involved student organizations – the Service & Operation of Heavy Equipment Association – provided family-friendly hayrides outside the Arc Asylum and again at the Fall Fest.
... where emotions run the gamut from thrills to trepidation ...
... although these genial hosts are legit good-natured: Patrick C. Evanko (left), of Columbus, N.J., and Nikolas J. Harnish, of Newmanstown, both enrolled in welding & fabrication engineering technology and representing the student chapter of the American Welding Society.
Extended forecast: The Financial Aid Office staff is ready to help, rain or shine. (Photo provided)