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PCN Segment Set to Include Member of Plastics Faculty
Tim Weston, associate professor of plastics and polymer technology, is scheduled to be one of the guests on “PMA Perspective” at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on PCN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network. “PMA Perspective” is produced by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association and examines business, government and politics. Weston is slated to be interviewed regarding the plastics industry’s connection to hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale. Check local listings for PCN’s channel designation on your cable system.
Last updated November 25, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Plastics & Polymer | Leave a comment
A Grand Way to Say ‘Thanks’
Students in the Pastry Food Show and Buffet Presentations Concepts course – a capstone class in the baking and pastry arts major – presented a delectable fall-themed Grand Pastry Buffet on Nov. 20, just in time for the Thanksgiving feast. Seven students displayed their skill through chocolate and sugar centerpieces, taste-tempting cakes and bite-sized confections during an event that honored the college’s 1914 Society, who were guests of Institutional Advancement at the event, held in the Community Arts Center’s Capitol Lounge.
Last updated November 25, 2015 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Events, Institutional Advancement, Students | Leave a comment
Fictitious Patient Teaches Real-Life Lesson on Teamwork
The School of Health Sciences held the first of two Interdisciplinary Professional Experiences of the year for Penn College students on Nov. 20, involving more than 100 students from four academic programs in a case study that helped them think through a patient’s health care experience through the eyes of other professionals – as well as the patient. The students gathered in small groups – with at least one representative from each of the involved programs on every team – to discuss the fictional case of “Mrs. Smith,” a busy working mom whose vehicle crashes when she experiences an apparent stroke. Students talked through the role of each medical provider who will encounter the patient and what information each professional needs from the others. “The main focus is communication,” said Jessica L. Bower, simulation laboratory coordinator in nursing, who helped to facilitate the event. In the spring, the School of Health Sciences will hold a hands-on IPE event, using actors to simulate patients with emergency health concerns.
Last updated November 25, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Health Sciences, Students | Leave a comment
Career-Readiness Conference Asks – and Answers – ‘Have You Ever?’
More than 80 school counselors and other educators attended a College & Career Readiness Conference at Penn College on Nov. 20, where they learned about the emerging field of mechatronics, toured the college’s programs, participated in hands-on learning activities, and gained insight that they can use as they guide students in making career and college decisions. The event is coordinated once each semester by the College Transitions Office.
Last updated November 25, 2015 | Posted in Events, K-12 | Leave a comment
Four Martial Artists Reach New Belt Levels at College Event
Hard work and dedication paid dividends for several members of the Penn College Martial Arts Club as the college hosted a belt promotion on Saturday. Penn College students joined their counterparts from Lycoming College, Bucknell University, Nittany Shotokan and Bath, New York, in a training seminar and test. Eric M. Russell, of Mill Hall; Carlos A. Ramos-Sonera, of Highland Mills, New York; and Hunter D. Gibson, of Carlisle; all earned a full-step promotion and are purple belts. Alton “A.J.” Hinson, of Pottsville, also moved up a full step to earn his green belt. Next for the club is a training camp and tournament at Penn College in February.
Photos by Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographer
Last updated November 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Leave a comment
Employers Schedule Information Sessions
Hoping to interest Penn College students and alumni in a variety of job prospects, two employers will hold information sessions on campus at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday: Victaulic in Room B2057 of the Hager Lifelong Education Center and Corning Inc. in Room 104 of College Avenue Labs. (Corning will schedule follow-up interviews for Wednesday in Room 202 of the Bush Campus Center.) For details, including available positions and applicable majors, consult the Career Services flier: Employers on Campus
Last updated November 24, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Students | Leave a comment
Welders’ Quick Work Helps ‘Little Leaguer’ Find His Swing Again
Thanks to Penn College welding students and faculty, the downtown display commemorating Williamsport as the birthplace of Little League Baseball is whole once again. At the request of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, the Penn College contingent reattached a portion of a bat that was broken off one of the life-sized, bronze “Bases Loaded” statues last month. It took the college crew only 41 minutes to complete the task in Market Street Square.
The project is also featured on the college’s YouTube Channel:
Last updated November 24, 2015 | Posted in General Information | 4 Comments
Time-Honored Greetings Return to Campus Mall
In what has become a heartwarming and eagerly awaited tradition at Penn College, 29 student organizations and seven campus offices say “Happy Holidays” through large wooden cards installed on the mall outside the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center. The cards will be lighted at 5 p.m. Dec. 2, when President Davie Jane Gilmour announces which were the most popular in online voting. (There will be free cocoa and cookies, too!)
Last updated November 23, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Students | This gallery contains 36 photos. | Tagged as gallery | One Comment
Series Memento Touchingly Delivered in Honor of Former Little Leaguer
A Penn College employee and longtime Little League Baseball World Series team “uncle” made an emotional trip to New York City on Saturday, carrying a commemorative pin in tribute to a former Little Leaguer who was the youngest firefighter to die on Sept. 11, 2001. “As team hosts, we order pins to give to the players that participate in the Series,” said Marlin R. Cromley, a cashier/customer service associate in The College Store, who kept one of this year’s pins in reserve. “The one pin I saved was for this very moment, that of placing it on the name of Michael F. Cammarata. On behalf of the Little League World Series team uncles, I wanted to let Mr. Cammarata’s family know that their son and brother will always be in our thoughts. I placed my hand on his name 32 times – one time for each team host.” Coincidentally, Cammarata’s position number was 9 (right field) and his uniform number was 11 – 9/11. Little League retired that number, which he wore as a member of the South Shore Little League from Staten Island, New York, that finished third at the 1991 Series. It now adorns the right-field wall at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, never to be worn again by any Series player. Cromley and his wife, Brenda, were among those on board a Student Activities-organized bus trip to the city.
Last updated November 23, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff | One 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 November 22, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff | Leave a comment
Wildcat Athletic Teams See 0-4 Week
Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball teams went a combined 0-3 last week and the wrestling team lost its lone match.
Last updated November 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports, Wildcat Weekly | Leave a comment
Painting the Campus Red (and Other Holiday Hues)
Artistic and enthusiastic representatives of three-dozen campus organizations and offices converged at the General Services building along Reach Road on Tuesday, tasked in a decidedly party-like atmosphere with turning blank wooden canvases into holiday greeting cards. The cards will be lighted (and the winners announced) at 5 p.m. Dec. 2.
Photos by Dalaney A. Vartenisian, student photographer
Last updated November 20, 2015 | Posted in General Information | Leave a comment
Hughesville High Schoolers Visit College Plastics Labs
A group of 34 engineering-minded students from Hughesville High School visited the campus’ plastics laboratories Wednesday morning in a tour arranged by Anne K. Soucy, assistant professor of plastics technology and liaison to the Penn College NOW dual-enrollment program. Students representing grades nine through 12 were able to tour the college’s thermoforming, blow molding, extrusion, rotational molding and injection molding labs, where Penn College students provided demonstrations of the equipment.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer
Last updated November 20, 2015 | Posted in General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Plastics & Polymer | One Comment
Taking the High Road
Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Cory Beaver, accompanied by Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer Will Latchet, made their annual visit to Penn College’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center on Thursday afternoon. The visit provided an opportunity for diesel and heavy equipment technology students to witness an actual roadside commercial vehicle safety evaluation. The officers explained the extent of responsibility and liability of the driver, as well as the servicing technician, to ensure the commercial vehicles they operate, maintain and repair are within regulatory guidelines. Beaver discussed load securement, permits and driver violations, as well as the Compliance, Safety and Accountability point-assessment system associated with motor carrier vehicles and operators. “Whether heavy equipment technicians, operators hauling the equipment or diesel technicians inspecting the trucks and trailers, having the state police and motor carrier inspectors come in to speak is a great way for our students to become educated early on about the laws and regulations that are currently being enforced,” said Mark E. Sones, diesel equipment technology instructor.
Photos by Pamela A. Mix, secretary to the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies/library computer assistant
Last updated November 20, 2015 | Posted in Diesel & Power Generation, General Information, Heavy Equipment, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
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