Wrestling Ends, Women’s Softball Team Opening in Myrtle Beach
The wrestling season has ended, women’s softball season is about to begin and baseball is underway at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Last updated February 26, 2017 | Posted in Sports, Wildcat Weekly | Leave a comment
Flavors to Savor at Sixth Annual ‘Soul Food Dinner’
Penn College’s sixth annual Soul Food Dinner, the concluding event of Black History Month on campus, was held this past week in Dauphin Hall’s Capitol Eatery. The centerpiece of the evening was a menu steeped in tasty tradition: ribs, yams, catfish, cornbread, rice and peach cobbler (among other regional treats), seasoned with side orders of music, poetry, trivia and nutritious goodwill.
Last updated February 24, 2017 | Posted in Dining Services, Events, Students | This gallery contains 10 photos. | Tagged as gallery | Leave a comment
Silence of the Jams
In a never-ending quest to bring Penn College students a variety of after-hours entertainment, the Wildcat Events Board recently welcomed Headphone Disco to the Madigan Library. Billed as “The Silent Party People,” the popular novelty act features a pair of side-by-side DJs playing two distinctly different styles of music over two separate wireless channels. Each guest chooses which track he or she wants to listen to using a switch on the headphones, resulting in a unique and unpredictable dance-floor experience. Stay tuned to PCToday and social media for more WEB programs.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated February 24, 2017 | Posted in Events, Students | Leave a comment
Phi Mu Delta Chapter Aids Volunteer Effort at Food Bank
Four brothers from the Phi Mu Delta fraternity’s Xi Mu chapter at Penn College this week joined the Fabulous Food Packers in helping families served by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
Ryan J. Bollinger, John E. Jones, Paul M. Lasell and Raymond L. Long worked with the award-winning group of college employees led by Marianne E. DePasqua, a client development specialist with Workforce Development & Continuing Education.
Last updated February 23, 2017 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Students | Leave a comment
Scouts’ ‘Merit Badge College’ Returns for Second Year in Apt Locale
Penn College hosted the second annual Merit Badge College on Saturday, drawing 170 Boy Scouts from several local councils (and a few from such farther reaches as Luzerne and Centre counties). Scouts could register for up to three badges from among the 22 offered, ranging from sustainability/architecture and fingerprinting to welding and automotive maintenance. Faculty in five of the college’s academic schools taught the labs, providing the young men a true picture of the college’s hands-on approach, and the Admissions Office gave a brief presentation and distributed backpacks full of information. Spyke M. Krepshaw, instructor of web and interactive media, developed and managed the online registration site for the event, and graphic design instructor Nicholas L. Stephenson worked with graphic design senior Ainsley R. Bennett, of Montoursville, on the commemorative patch.
Photos by Grace F. Clark, student photographer
Last updated February 23, 2017 | Posted in Admissions, Events, Faculty & Staff | Leave a comment
Penn College Welcomes New Employees
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 February 23, 2017 | Posted in Faculty & Staff | Leave a comment
Penn College Embraces the PlastiVan
The Society of Plastics Engineers’ PlastiVan program recently visited Penn College to educate area students about the wonders of plastics and the rich career opportunities in the field. Students enjoyed hands-on activities revealing the power of plastics and toured the college’s plastics labs. Sekisui SPI sponsored the PlastiVan’s visit at the college, which is featured in this YouTube video:
Watch PCToday for more on the PlastiVan’s visit.
Last updated February 22, 2017 | Posted in Events, Faculty & Staff, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, PIRC, Plastics & Polymer, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
President Gilmour Among Honorees at Chamber Event
Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour was presented with the President’s Award at Wednesday’s 131st Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. Other honors bestowed at the event, held at The Genetti Hotel in downtown Williamsport, were the Phillips/Plankenhorn Small Business Award to Anthony H. Visco Jr., Architects; the Large Business Award to Larson Design Group; and the Emerging Business Award to Farrington Place. (Larson Design employs more than 80 graduates of the college and its predecessors, including Williamsport Area Community College; Visco is a WACC alumnus and member of Penn College’s Architectural Technology Advisory Committee.)
Last updated February 22, 2017 | Posted in Alumni, Faculty & Staff, President | Leave a comment
Camp ESCAPE Registration Begins March 6
Members of the Penn College community are encouraged to register their children as soon as possible (starting Monday, March 6) for Camp ESCAPE (Enjoy Summer Camp at Penn College, Everyone), which offers seven weeks of fun for boys and girls aged 6-14. Campers don’t need to be sports enthusiasts, as the schedule includes a variety of weekly field trips, cooking projects, games, and activities such as kickball and dodgeball. Enrollment is limited to 30 children per day; the cost is $100 per week, regardless of drop-off/pickup times. Camp hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; drop-off begins at 7:30 a.m. and late pickup ends at 5 p.m. The schedule: Week 1 (June 5-8), trip to Knoebels Grove on June 7; Week 2 (June 12-15), trip to Delgrosso’s Amusement Park on June 14; Week 3 (June 19-22), trip to Lake Tobias on June 21; Week 4 (June 26-29) trip to Tilt Studio on June 28; Week 5 (July 10-13) trip to Lewisburg Park and Pool on July 12; Week 6 (July 17-20), trip to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders baseball game on July 19; Week 7 (July 24-27), trip to Sunbury Pool on July 26.
Last updated February 22, 2017 | Posted in Announcements, Events, Faculty & Staff | Leave a comment
Employers to Meet With Students, Alumni
In search of students and alumni in a variety of academic majors, two employers will visit campus next week. Recruiters from First Quality Enterprises Inc. will be in Room E140 of the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and representatives of Horst Construction will be in Room B2044 of the Hager Lifelong Education Center at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. For details, consult the Career Services flier: Employers on Campus
Last updated February 22, 2017 | Posted in Alumni, Students | Leave a comment
WDCE Courses Designed to Improve Supervisors’ Performance
Two components of Front-Line Supervisor leadership training will be offered this spring through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Each course runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two successive Wednesdays in Room 312 of the college’s Klump Academic Center.
Last updated February 21, 2017 | Posted in General Information, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
Penn College Shotokan Karate Club Hosts East Coast Camp
Multiple training sessions and a tournament were included as the Penn College Shotokan Karate Club hosted the East Coast Collegiate Karate Union camp this past weekend. The two-day camp featured Sensei Robin Reilly, an internationally known karateka and author of four books on karate training. He is a member of the Shihankai for the International Shotokan Karate Federation, the upper echelon of technical expertise. Representing Penn College at the camp were John B. Preine, Kody R. Dibble, Jason S. Murphy, Destiny R. Barto and Timothy L. Pegg. The kata (forms) team of Preine, Dibble and Barto placed third; Preine also placed second in purple belt kumite (sparring). Next up is the East Coast Championships in April, hosted by Salve Regina University in Rhode Island, and the club will host a belt-promotion event the third week in April.
Last updated February 20, 2017 | Posted in Sports | Leave a comment
Educator Opens Door to Genuine Dialogue Between Disparate Voices
Penn College’s observance of Black History Month continued this past week with a campus appearance by Valencia D. Clay, a middle school humanities teacher and author of “Soundless Cries Don’t Lead to Healing: A Critical Guide to Cultural Consciousness.” Her interactive presentation, held Thursday in the Thompson Professional Development Center and followed by a book-signing, challenged audience members to candidly assess how their unique experiences have shaped their perceptions of others. Other commemorative events included a showing of the Oscar-nominated documentary, “13th;” themed Quizzo competition and a Madigan Library table display. On tap for this week is the annual Soul Food Dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Capitol Eatery, which will include a cooking demonstration, slam poetry, a dance competition and trivia.
Photos by Grace F. Clark, student photographer
Last updated February 20, 2017 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
Movie-Themed ‘Murder Mystery Dinner’ Saturday in PDC
The Penn College community is invited to join the Student Activities Office for “Lights! Camera! Murder!” a Hollywood whodunit to be held Saturday night in the Thompson Professional Development Center’s Mountain Laurel Room. While socializing and schmoozing, careers will be made, secrets will be revealed, scandals will be broken … and a homicide will happen. With a V.I.P. victim and the attendees suspect, you will be called upon to find the criminal by cracking this red-carpet caper. Will it be an aspiring actress, tired of living in the shadows? Or possibly a livid lover who has been pushed too far? As the night unfolds, so will a web of lies and scandals intricately woven to point to a killer. It is up to you to uncover the clues or the culprit will remain concealed. Come walk the red carpet for a night of secrets, celebrities and scandal! Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the show begins at 6:30. Tickets are $15.75 for students (flex, declining balance or credit card accepted) and $20 for employees (credit card). Registration is required by noon Friday and is limited to 112 people. For more information, contact Student Activities by email or by calling 570-327-4763. The School of Business & Hospitality’s menu for the evening follows: “Murder Mystery Dinner” Menu
Last updated February 19, 2017 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Events, Faculty & Staff, Students | Leave a comment
Season of Change Arrives for Penn College Athletes
As the weather shows signs of change, so do the seasons at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The men’s and women’s basketball teams wrapped things up last week, wrestlers conclude their season this Saturday in a national tournament and, on the same day, the college’s baseball and archery teams are scheduled to step into action for the first time.
Last updated February 19, 2017 | Posted in Sports, Wildcat Weekly | Leave a comment