Holly, jolly holiday

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Happy holidays from the Nittany Lions.

With students wrapped up in finals, tours done for 2013, and Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, the holiday bug has bit us hard here in Undergraduate Admissions.

Each year we celebrate the season with office festivities which include a cookie cook-off, funny holiday pics of colleagues when they were kids and, my personal favorite, a door-decorating contest.

The door-decorating has been known to be taken to insane levels. Last year’s winners were the tech team with a full video rendition of the 12 days of Christmas in front of a mocked up green screen. They even made doors decorated to correspond to each of the 12 days. My suite shouldn’t have even bothered with our awesome “Baby It’s Cold Outside” snowman puppet show.

Despite having an impressive legacy to combat, this year didn’t disappoint either. Below are some examples of all the creative ways we express our holiday enthusiasm here in Penn State’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. I’m proud to say I helped put together this year’s winning door:

Santa heads back up the chimney and on to his next gig.

The winner! with Santa heading back up the chimney.

While ours was great, there was a lot of tough competition, as usual. All our tour guides as the Hoos in Hooville, aka Tourville, was a personal favorite.

Tourville and the Grinch

Tourville and the Grinch

Our Tourville Hoos!

Our Tourville Hoos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you enjoy the doors and, more importantly, your holidays.

Happy Holidays, from us to you!

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

Our very own Frosty.

Our very own Frosty the Snowman, who is a Penn State fan of course.

These reindeer are hard at work behind those doors, evaluating applications.

These reindeer are hard at work reading applications behind those doors.

 

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Reindeer Lee is one of many reindeer showing off his Penn State pride.

 

 

Gary is moving on to a new position and Christmas, as well as every other day, isn't going to be the same around here without him and the rest of the UAO LionPATH crew.

Gary is moving on to a new position and Christmas, as well as every other day, isn’t going to be the same around here without him and the rest of the UAO LionPATH crew.

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This door matches the weather in State College thus far this year. Brrr!

 

 

 

 

About Jennie Daley

Admissions counselor at Penn State University.
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