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Culinary Grad Delivers Food for Thought, Scholarship Check
Culinary arts technology alumna Kate (Bishop) Hunter, ’00, returned to campus April 28 to offer career advice during a library presentation. While here, she presented the Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Scholarship to student Sarah B. Fiedler, a culinary arts and systems student from Lock Haven. It is the second year Fiedler has received the scholarship, which was established by Jones Dairy Farm last year. After several years in the restaurant at the Hershey Country Club, Hunter helped her family open a food brokerage firm, Peak Sales & Marketing, where she is office manager. Jones Dairy Farm began making breakfast sausage 127 years ago and has since expanded its all-natural product line.
Last updated May 3, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Students | Leave a comment
Welding Project Adds Artful Decor to Campus Dining
A group of welding students volunteered alongside welding lecturer Michael K. Patterson to fashion impressive new wall art for the Keystone Dining Room. The students met between classes two days a week for two semesters to complete the artwork that was arranged by Crissy L. McGinness, director of dining services, and designed by Patterson. The silverware handles in the hanging panels reflect the styling of new chairs in the facility. “When we looked at the space, we wanted colors that were a little more industrial,” McGinness said. “I love that it was made by students.” To create the artwork, the students removed mill scale from sheets of mild steel – supplied by McGinness – and allowed them to rust in rainwater. Cutlery shapes were cut by hand, and, after freehand texture grinding added dimension, the artwork was again allowed to rust, transforming the grind marks to a golden color. “Rainwater works so well because it has so much acid in it,” Patterson said. The final step was applying a spar urethane. Among the volunteers was Kyle X. Beam, a sophomore in welding and fabrication engineering technology and a New Freedom resident. “It was a chance to hang out and do something different; to do a group project,” he said. Patterson said the work provided the volunteers “a totally different way of looking at metal.” “None of the kids have done anything like this before,” he added. The artwork was installed by General Services on April 20.
First and third photos by Amy S. Lingg, Dining Services marketing assistant
Last updated May 3, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Students, Welding | Leave a comment
‘Paws for a Break’ Allows Students to Rest, Recharge
With students up to their overworked eyeballs in finals preparation, and morning downpours only adding to the dubious joy of a new week, who couldn’t use a little stress relief? Student Affairs delivered a well-timed outlet near the Keystone Dining Room … with therapy dogs, adult coloring books and bubble wrap just asking to be popped.
First two photos by Mallory L. Weymer, coordinator of student health and wellness education/suicide prevention specialist
Last updated May 2, 2016 | Posted in Events, Students | Leave a comment
Sociology Faculty Member Evaluates Manuscript
A member of the sociology faculty at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been invited to evaluate a manuscript for publication in the journal Contemporary South Asia.
Vinay Bahl, associate professor of sociology, was invited to evaluate “Saris and Contemporary Indian Womanhood” by the editor of Contemporary South Asia, a journal published in association with the British Association of South Asian Studies. The journal is based in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Last updated May 2, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Individualized Programs of Study, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Two-Day WDCE Course Focuses on Project Management
In today’s business world, project managers are called upon to lead and motivate stakeholders to meet the challenging objectives of assignments ranging from small tasks to multimillion-dollar projects. Well-led projects are completed on time and under budget, effectively and efficiently, and are recognized by all team members as a positive experience.
A June 15-16 Project Management Application course offered by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology can help managers significantly improve the likelihood of success at all levels. Among the topics to be discussed are stopping cost overruns, improving return on investment, enhancing teamwork and improving communication.
Last updated May 2, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
Students’ Graphic Design Artwork Honored in National Competition
Creative designs by two graphic design seniors at Pennsylvania College of Technology were honored by the annual Flux Student Design Competition sponsored by AIGA Blue Ridge, a chapter of the national AIGA organization.
Zachary G. Bird, of South Williamsport, and Nicholas J. Vetock, of Shippensburg, had their work selected from nearly 800 entries submitted in the competition. Bird had two designs selected; Vetock had one design chosen.
Last updated May 2, 2016 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | Leave a comment
Information Technology Student Honored in National Competition
A Pennsylvania College of Technology student earned first-runner-up honors in a national competition sponsored by COMMON, the world’s largest professional association of IBM technology users.
Sebastian J. Peipher, an information technology: network specialist concentration major from Middleburg, received the accolade for his submission in COMMON’s recent Student Innovation Award contest, geared to undergraduate and graduate students concentrating on information systems, enterprise computing, computing science or information technology.
Last updated May 2, 2016 | Posted in Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, Students | One Comment
Students Show Off Portfolio Work as Commencement Nears
“Design: 2016,” the traditional portfolio display by graphic design majors about to graduate, continues in The Gallery at Penn College through May 13. This year’s exhibition – showcasing the best graphic design, illustration and web work from 14 students’ final semester of study – opened Friday with a public reception. Summer hours are in effect at the gallery, on the third floor of Madigan Library: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is closed Saturdays and Mondays (and on Sunday, May 8).
Last updated May 2, 2016 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Events, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | Leave a comment
Play Team Quizzo … and Win Two Tickets to Five CAC Shows!
Join Quizzo master Jon Mackey at the Community Arts Center this Friday for a popular event that comprises four rounds of trivia, 10 questions per round. All who play will win a special ticket offer, and the grand-prize winner will take home two tickets to five CAC shows next season. Quizzo costs $5 per person to play and will start at 7 p.m. in the Capitol Lounge (take the elevator to 2R). A Quizzo Happy Hour, with $1-off drink specials and a free pizza bar while supplies last, will be held from 6-7 p.m. There is limited seating for Quizzo. Email Carla Fisher, the Arts Center’s director of marketing and creative design, for reservations. No more than four people on a team. Complete details on how the game is played are available from Mackey’s Quizzo website. The Community Arts Center (a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn College) is located at 220 W. Fourth St. in downtown Williamsport, just a few blocks from campus.
Last updated May 2, 2016 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
Students Extend ‘Tree Campus’ Mindset to Nearby Landmark
In observance of Arbor Day, five Penn College students and a faculty member braved the rain for a Friday afternoon’s work in Way’s Garden. The students planted a Cherokee Brave pink dogwood tree and several small shrubs, as well as providing some pruning in the beloved Williamsport park at West Fourth and Maynard streets. In addition to sharpening the students’ hands-on skills, the activity acknowledges the recent designation as a Tree Campus USA, which promotes trees at the college and in the community. Pictured from left are Tiffany E. Griffe, of Newville; Kyle M. Richardson, of Hopewell, New Jersey; Logan H. Booth, of New Kensington; horticulture instructor Carl J. Bower Jr.; Elliot C. Redding, of Gettysburg; and Noah L. English, of Bloomsburg. English is enrolled in landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis; the others are majoring in landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis.
Last updated May 2, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Landscape/Horticulture, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Students Ease Pre-Finals Jitters at ‘Midnight’ Oasis
More than 600 students – 601, to be exact – were served when Dining Services’ long-running Midnight Breakfast tradition was held this past week in the Keystone Dining Room. Timed each semester to help relieve the dread and panic of Finals Week, the free event serves up a yummy blend of food, music, massages and other giveaways.
Last updated May 2, 2016 | Posted in Dining Services, Events, Faculty & Staff, Students | Tagged as gallery | Leave a comment
‘Cross Training’ Classes to Return in Future Semesters
The Penn College Fitness Center this semester introduced Cross Training, the latest addition to its Fitness & Wellness Promotion Series. The one-hour group exercise class involves small circuit-based exercises that are targeted toward burning calories while staying strong and fit. Classes accommodate participants of all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced athletes, on various techniques. The focus is on a progressive format that involves components of cardio, powerlifting and functional calisthenics. The Cross Training classes were offered on Wednesdays in the mezzanine of the Field House, and will continue in future semesters. Participation is free to all members of the Penn College community with a valid ID card. “Look for advertised postings throughout campus and at the Fitness Center (Bush Campus Center, second floor) for details about future classes,” said Domenick S. Schiraldi-Irrera, fitness center assistant (who also provided photos). “Bring a friend and we’ll see you there for another great exercise class offered here at Penn College!”
Last updated May 2, 2016 | Posted in Exercise Science, Faculty & Staff, General Information, Health Sciences, Students | Leave a comment
Penn College Golf, Women’s Tennis Seasons End
As the season neared completion for the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball and softball teams, it came to an end last week for golfers and women’s tennis players.
Last updated May 1, 2016 | Posted in Sports, Wildcat Weekly | Leave a comment
Penn College Welcomes New Employee
PCToday continues its regular feature – welcoming new full-time and regular part-time Pennsylvania College of Technology employees, as reported by the Human Resources Office.
Last updated May 1, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff | Leave a comment
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