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Folk-Art Exercise Honors Departed, Celebrates Life’s Sweetness

October 30, 2013

The first-ever Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Decorating short course, a captivating and colorful introduction to Mexico’s annual remembrance of departed loved ones, was held Tuesday in the Bush Campus Center. Organized by Malinda C. more»

Commuter Assistants Facilitate Search for ‘Great Pumpkin’

October 30, 2013

Commuter Assistants Cheston T. McAninch and Lauren J. Crouse hosted a pumpkin-carving and -painting program at the campus rock Tuesday. more»

Whose Water Glass Is It, Anyway?

October 30, 2013

Career Services recently hosted two Etiquette Dinners for Caterpillar scholarship recipients and their donors, as well as for students in the Physical Fitness Specialist program. Amelia A. more»

College’s IT Curriculum Celebrates Golden Milestone

October 28, 2013

About 35 alumni and friends, along with students, employees and retirees, spent at least part of their day Friday celebrating the golden anniversary of computing at Penn College in the at-times packed Thompson Professional Development Center. more»

Penn College Dons Fall Finery for Impressive Open House

October 27, 2013

The Penn College community welcomed more than 1,100 prospective students and their families to Open House from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Helpful and knowledgeable faculty and staff, alumni and current enrollees in all six academic schools were on hand for information sessions, campus tours and laboratory interaction – all designed to showcase the college’s “degrees [...]

Welcome, Open House Guests!

October 27, 2013

PCToday joins the entire Penn College community in welcoming prospective students and their families to Open House. Helpful and knowledgeable faculty and staff, alumni and current enrollees in all six academic schools are on hand for information sessions, campus tours and laboratory interaction – all designed to showcase the college’s “degrees that work,” as well [...]

Instructor’s ‘Last Words’ Provide First Steps Toward Realizing Success

October 22, 2013

A Pennsylvania College of Technology welding instructor passionately inspired his Tuesday audience to visualize success, work incrementally to reach even the loftiest goals, communicate effectively and embrace the setbacks that arise along the jagged path to accomplishment. more»

Library Forum Focuses on Service Dog’s Calming Companionship

October 22, 2013

Soothing camaraderie formed the gentle heart of Tuesday’s Fall Forum in Madigan Library, where a 17-year Penn College faculty member shared the spotlight with the border collie that keeps his postwar anxiety in check. “Not All Disabilities Are Visible” featured Alfred M. more»

Students’ Halloween Bake Sale to Feature Macabre Menu of Terrifying Treats

October 29, 2013

Students from the Advanced Patisserie Operations Class will hold a “Happy Halloween” bake sale from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday in Le Jeune Patissier. Student managers are baking and pastry arts majors Shannon L. Barr, of Williamsport, and Corinna R. Cortright, of Cogan Station. Patrons in costume will receive a complimentary Halloween treat! A list of upcoming [...]

Library Forum to Explore Service Dogs’ Unconditional Benefit

October 17, 2013

A personal demonstration of service dogs’ invaluable and unselfish companionship will be provided during the next Madigan Library Forum at Pennsylvania College of Technology. “Not All Disabilities Are Visible: A Professor and His Service Dog” will be presented from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. more»

Career Fair Opens Worlds of Possibility for Students, Alumni

October 16, 2013

Two-hundred employers – including a number of Fortune 500 companies – were at Penn College for this week’s Career Fair, looking across the expanse of  “degrees that work” to fill more than 2,475 jobs and internships. Hundreds of alumni returned with their employers, offering faculty a great opportunity to visit with past students and learn what they [...]

Latest Gallery Show Shines Light Into Fairy Tales’ Shadowy World

October 16, 2013

“A Darkness,” a dreamlike display of woodcarving and printmaking, opened Tuesday with a reception and artists’ talk in The Gallery at Penn College. The free, public exhibit – which features the intricate and imaginative work of Lauren Kinney and Patrick Vincent – continues through Nov. more»

Beverly Hills Chef/Williamsport Native to Headline Visiting Chef Event

October 16, 2013

An alumna, touted by a Los Angeles publication as one of that city’s top chefs, will be the next Visiting Chef at Pennsylvania College of Technology. more»

Penn College Hosts State Sociology Conference

October 15, 2013

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently hosted the 63rd annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society. The theme for the conference, held Oct. 11-13, was “On Getting by with Change,” focusing on trends in modern society. more»

Hooked Rugs Display Featured at Quilt Show

October 14, 2013

A special display of hooked rugs has been arranged by The Gallery at Penn College during the Tiadaghton Quilt Guild’s biennial quilt show, taking place Oct. 18-20 in the Field House at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The rugs were created by the late Ruth Ann Van Horn, wife of Chalmer C. more»

Homecoming Continues College Mission, Countdown to ’14 Centennial

October 13, 2013

Homecoming 2013, a celebration that carried the pre-centennial theme of “Operation HC2013: The Mission Continues.” brought a memory-making assortment of alumni, activity and all-around fun to Penn College. more»

Students Apprised of Listening Ears, Coping Strategies at Mental-Health Fairs

October 11, 2013

Counseling Services and Healthy Wildcats teamed up this week to raise mental-health awareness through a variety of mealtime activities near campus dining halls. Interactive games, prizes, helpful information and giveaways were offered from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. more»

Students Hone Networking Skills in Advance of Career Fair

October 10, 2013

Responding to employer feedback that some students struggle with networking at career fairs, a Wednesday event gave job-seekers an opportunity to practice interpersonal skills (and learn from their mistakes) in the nonthreatening atmosphere of Penn’s Inn. more»

‘Wildcat Pride Week’ Delivers Blueprint for Homecoming Celebration

October 10, 2013

Penn College is bathed in Wildcat Blue, as faculty/staff and students continue preparations for Homecoming Weekend. more»

Woodcarving/Printmaking Exhibit Explores Myth, Fantasy

October 9, 2013

The darkness dwelling in folk and fairy tales will be illuminated in the next exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College, located on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library. more»

Welding Instructor to Offer His ‘Last Words’

October 9, 2013

A Pennsylvania College of Technology welding instructor hopes to spark conversation and reflection when he takes the stage as the featured presenter for a popular campus lecture series. Ryan P. Good will be the speaker for the annual David London My Last Words Lecture Series. more»

‘Tunnel of Oppression’ Coming to Penn College on Oct. 28

October 9, 2013

An interactive event designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege and power will be held from 8-10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in the lobby of the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center. more»

Latest College Book Relives 100 Years of ‘Marketing With a Mission’

October 8, 2013

The third volume in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Countdown to the Centennial series, an abundantly illustrated book that employs a variety of promotional images to chronicle the transformation from Williamsport Technical Institute into Pennsylvania’s premier technical college, ha more»

Comic Con ‘Invasion’ Captured for Penn College YouTube Channel

October 4, 2013

The latest addition to Penn College’s YouTube channel spotlights the 2013 Wildcat Comic Com,  a celebration of comic books, graphic novels, manga, animation and video games held Sept. 28 on main campus. The festive event connected a wide range of talented artists and creators with adoring fans, and promoted pop culture as a potential learning [...]

Penn College Open House on Oct. 27 to Showcase Hands-On Careers

October 1, 2013

An Open House on Sunday, Oct. 27, will enable prospective students and families to explore the diverse “degrees that work” that are the hallmark of a Pennsylvania College of Technology education. A wide range of activities and tours will be offered at Open House, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. more»

Transcendent Attendance Helps ‘Wildcat Comic Con’ Avoid Sophomore Jinx

September 29, 2013

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s second Wildcat Comic Con, one day shorter and nearly twice as popular as its 2012 predecessor, brought close to 1,000 people to main campus Saturday for its trademark blend of fun and education – all centered around graphic novels, comic books, animation and gaming. The daylong event (named for the college [...]

Campus Activities Safely Impart Message of Alcohol’s Dangers

September 25, 2013

Students who believe alcohol consumption has no effect on their judgment and motor skills had an eye-opening experience this week, donning “drunk goggles” to drive a golf cart and navigate field-sobriety tests with Penn College Police. more»

Returning Co-Sponsors Raise Bar in Support of Wildcat Comic Con

September 24, 2013

Two of the major sponsors for the second Wildcat Comic Con, to be held Sept. 28 at Pennsylvania College of Technology, markedly increased their support this year due to the uniqueness of the event and the institution’s solid standing as a community leader. more»

Counseling Services to Sponsor Free Showing of Mental-Health Film

September 23, 2013

A free, public showing of a film about mental illness, hosted by Pennsylvania College of Technology Counseling Services, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, on the college’s main campus in Williamsport. The 90-minute presentation, titled “Call Me Crazy,” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. in Penn’s Inn, on the second floor of the Bush Campus [...]

‘Pink Out’ Volleyball Match Supports Breast-Cancer Awareness

October 1, 2013

The Penn College community dressed accordingly and supported the Wildcat women’s volleyball team in its “Pink Out” match against Elmira College on Tuesday night. more»

Parents, Families Enjoy Weekend Reunion With Students

September 23, 2013

The Penn College community welcomed students’ loved ones to Parent & Family Weekend (Sept. 20-22), which offered a variety of opportunities for moms, dads and siblings to be reintroduced to their students after the first month of classes. Nearly 100 families registered on-site and 290 families that preregistered checked in at the Bush Campus Center [...]

Video-Game Tournament Draws Crowd to Residence-Hall Lounge

September 20, 2013

A Halo 4 tournament, organized by Penn College’s Residence Hall Association, brought the competitive and the curious to the Dauphin Hall lounge area Wednesday night. Christopher G. more»

Presidential Committee Appointed to Oversee ‘Centennial Colloquia’

September 19, 2013

Faculty and staff have until Oct. 21 to submit proposed presentations for “Technology and Society: The Centennial Colloquia Series,” a component of Penn College’s 100-year anniversary celebration in 2014. At the invitation of President Davie Jane Gilmour, the Centennial Colloquia Committee – comprising a student, alumni, retirees, faculty and staff – accepted responsibility for designing [...]

‘Pirate Day’ Offers Harmless (Though Arrrr!-Rated) Fun

September 17, 2013

Getting a jump on Thursday’s annual international event, Dining Services hosted “Talk Like a Pirate … Eat Like a Pirate” in the Capitol Eatery from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. more»

Library Flag Display Commemorates ‘International Day of Peace’

September 17, 2013

Nearly 50 flags from around the world – including 18 countries from which Penn College students, faculty and staff originate – are hanging in the Madigan Library in observance of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. Flags from the U.N. more»

Campus Taking Part in Virtual Presentation by IT Security Specialist

September 13, 2013

Campus “hackers and crackers” are encouraged to attend a virtual conference with Kevin Jones, who leads the engineering team at Thycotic Software Ltd., a Washington, D.C.-based company that provides password and Active Directory group management solutions to information technology administrators worldwide. The presentation will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Room E140 of [...]

‘International Delights’ to Tempt Patrons at Oct. 16 Bake Sale

October 15, 2013

Students from the Advanced Patisserie Operations Class will hold an International Delights bake sale from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday in Le Jeune Patissier. Student managers, both of them baking and pastry arts majors, are Ashley E. Gentzyel, of Lock Haven, and Jessica M. Keyser, of Macungie. The sale continues the move to Wednesdays this year; Bakeshop [...]

Campus Observes Greek Week – With Flying Colors

September 11, 2013

Penn College’s three fraternities (Phi Mu Delta, Sigma Nu and Sigma Pi) squared off in the fourth annual Color Wars on Monday night, just one of the celebratory events during Greek Week. more»

Native American Artist’s Work Melds Ancient Culture, Modern World

September 11, 2013

A Tuesday reception and artist’s remarks opened “No Place for the Weak,” an exhibit by Christopher Olszewski that runs through Oct. 6 in The Gallery at Penn College. more»

Tie-Dyeing Event Kicks Off College’s ‘Pink Out’ Observance

September 17, 2013

In the first of this year’s “Pink Out” events reflecting October’s designation as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and employees brought T-shirts to an area behind the Field House to be appropriately tie-dyed Tuesday evening. more»

Pre-Fall Festival Held on Madigan Library Lawn

September 9, 2013

The Community Assistants of off-campus housing held Lawn Fest 2013 outside Madigan Library over the weekend, serving up free food, games and fun. Attendees enjoyed burgers, hot dogs, lawn games, music and more at the festival, held at the conclusion of Saturday’s men’s soccer game. more»

Campus Community Invited to Join SMAC in Suicide-Prevention Walk

September 9, 2013

The fifth annual Greater Lycoming Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in Montoursville’s Indian Park. The walk will be a 5K (3.1 miles) and the proceeds raised by walkers will go toward American Foundation for Suicide Prevention research and education programs. Students Making a [...]

‘Penn College Star’ Competition to Unearth Campus Talent

September 9, 2013

Student acts are invited to take part in “Penn College Star,” billed as the biggest talent show to ever hit campus, when it begins later this month. The competition – sponsored by Student Activities, the Residence Life Office and the Off-Campus Housing Organization – is a series of three shows, culminating in a Klump Academic [...]

Thousands of Motorcyclists to Pass Campus During Sept. 11 Tribute

September 3, 2013

The campus community is invited to show its Penn College Pride and support for the 12th annual 911 Memorial Coalition motorcycle ride as it travels eastward along West Third Street on Wednesday. more»

‘Boot Camp’ Tackles Topic With Candor, Common Sense

August 29, 2013

“Sex Ed Boot Camp,” an educational and entertaining program that has become a fixture with each new Penn College academic year, returned to campus Wednesday night. more»

‘Pack the Park’ Game Goes Long, but Crosscutters Come Up Short

August 28, 2013

Penn College students, employees and alumni were among the 1,919 fans in the stands for Tuesday’s 14th annual Penn College “Pack the Park Night” at historic Bowman Field. more»

Fall Tradition Remains Festive Despite Change in Locale

August 28, 2013

Moved indoors when clouds threatened, Tuesday’s eighth annual Fall Fiesta – sponsored by Student Activities and ordinarily held on the ATHS mall – introduced students to the countless ways they can get involved on campus and in their community. more»

‘Earn and Learn’ Opportunities Explored at Part-Time Job Fair

August 28, 2013

Penn College students flocked to the Bush Campus Center on Tuesday afternoon for the annual Part-Time Job Fair, getting an opportunity for face-to-face interaction with potential employers in a variety of businesses and specialties. more»

A ‘Frenzy’ of Food, Fun and Root Beer Pong

August 27, 2013

More than 150 students attended Monday night’s annual Field House Frenzy, enjoying free food, games and an exciting Root Beer Pong Tournament. Thirty-nine students showed off their skills, but Lee D. Bouton came out on top after a lengthy and exciting competition. more»

Comforting Canines Help New Students Settle In

August 22, 2013

Wherever we’re from or whatever we’re feeling, there’s nothing like a pooch to bring us closer to home or make an anxious day better. That’s the notion behind Counseling Services’ annual “Hot Dog, You’re Here!” initiative, held for the fourth year this week at Rose Street Commons. more»

Multicultural Mixer Moves Outdoors to Breezily Ease Transition Into College

August 21, 2013

Tuesday evening’s Multicultural Lawn Party, sponsored by the Student Activities Office and held on the Victorian House grounds (a change over past years’ indoor event), afforded students a stress-free opportunity to meet one another and get to know their new surroundings. more»

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