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The Plastics Innovation & Resource Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently hosted 21 industry professionals from seven states for its seventh annual national Hands-On Heavy-Gauge/Sheet-Fed Thermoforming Workshop.
The three-day course featured presentations from renowned industry experts and hands-on sessions focusing on materials, tooling, technique, diagnostics, machine maintenance and safety.
Last updated July 27, 2016 | Posted in Events, Faculty & Staff, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, PIRC, Plastics & Polymer, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
More than 230 students have petitioned to graduate in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Summer Commencement ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6.
The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.
The student speaker for the ceremony, Hashim Abbas Alfulful, of Saudi Arabia, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology.
Last updated July 26, 2016 | Posted in Events, Students | Leave a comment
Donors are crucial at the next Penn College visit of the American Red Cross blood program, set for noon-6 p.m. Sept. 7-8 in Penn’s Inn (Bush Campus Center, second floor). Members of the campus community are encouraged to join College Health Services and Red Cross in their lifesaving mission by making an online appointment and donating in honor of the 9/11 anniversary.The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.
Last updated July 22, 2016 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
A recent summer camp at Pennsylvania College of Technology saw high school girls dreaming up their own businesses while learning the science behind digital fabrication.
Thirty-five teens recently attended SMART Girls at Penn College. The camp – which stands for Science and Math in Real-world Technologies – was supported in part by a $12,650 grant from the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp.
During the five-day camp, the girls formed 10 teams, each of which was assigned a type of business to fulfill the needs of “Dreamville, USA,” residents. Businesses ranged from tech companies to a health care provider, and from an arts boutique to television and radio stations.
Last updated July 19, 2016 | Posted in College Transitions, Events, General Information | Leave a comment
The Gallery at Penn College hosted a homecoming for a Williamsport native-turned-San Francisco artist Thursday evening. Michelle Ramin and her artwork drew a large crowd of the artist’s family, friends and fans – as well as other gallery-goers – for the opening of “The Sky’s (Not) The Limit,” a collection of oil paintings, watercolors and colored-pencil pieces. During her gallery talk, Ramin led her guests on a literal and artistic tour of her works from early pencil pieces that could take up to six months to create to her more recent oil paintings, a medium she said affords more brisk movement across the canvas. The artist discussed how her creations often reveal hidden metaphors with masks, from literal balaclavas to cellphone screens that give users a barrier from reality and interactions with others. The show, the first exhibit of the 2016-17 academic year, runs through Aug. 14. The gallery’s summer hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is closed Saturdays and Mondays.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated July 15, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery | Leave a comment
A series of academic-based camps at Pennsylvania College of Technology included enough information to satisfy minds hungry for challenge, while not forgetting that it IS summer. A wrap-up photo gallery reflects the unique career opportunities represented at Architecture Odyssey Camp, Designing a Digital Future Camp, Future Restaurateurs Career Camp, Advanced Restaurateurs Career Camp, Graphic Design Summer Studio, Health Careers Camp, SMART Girls Summer Camp, Creative Art Camp and Youth Training for Athletic Development Camp.
Last updated July 6, 2016 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Construction & Design Technologies, Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic, Events, Exercise Science, Health Sciences, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Tagged as gallery | Leave a comment
More than two dozen professionals recently gathered at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Plastics Innovation & Resource Center to learn about rotational molding from some of the most knowledgeable practitioners in the business.
A total of 28 employees from 17 companies and nine states (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee) were represented at the eighth annual Hands-On Rotational Molding and Advanced Materials Workshop, joined by participants from Canada and India.
Last updated July 5, 2016 | Posted in Events, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, PIRC, Plastics & Polymer, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
A woman who grew up in Williamsport and credits early mentors with stirring her creativity and curiosity, is returning “home” to exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College.
Michelle Ramin, an artist who lives and teaches in San Francisco, will begin the gallery’s 2016-17 exhibit season with her show, “The Sky’s (Not) The Limit,” a collection of oil paintings, watercolors and colored-pencil pieces.
Ramin’s exhibit opens on Thursday, July 14, with a Meet the Artist Reception set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., featuring an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. The show runs through Aug. 14. The reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge.
Last updated July 4, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery | Leave a comment
And just like that, the first week of Connections – Penn College’s summer orientation program facilitated by helpful staff and student Links – is history. A comprehensive schedule of activities provides a healthy mix of fun and information, from buying books and selecting a meal plan to learning about academic expectations and social opportunities, that gird new students and their families for the choices and challenges ahead. The next session will begin shortly after the Fourth of July holiday, as enrollees and parents alike celebrate (and occasionally mourn) their impending independence from one another.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated July 1, 2016 | Posted in Events, Students | Leave a comment
The Dunham Children’s Learning Center – the on-campus facility for child care and early childhood education – held its annual bike parade, a pre-Independence Day celebration. Children decked their bikes, trikes and scooters in red, white and blue and rode in loops in front of Penn College’s Parkes Automotive Technology Center, delighting parents and other parade-goers.
Last updated June 30, 2016 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
As the sundial crept toward summer’s official arrival on Monday, a Williamsport Country Club crowd enjoyed a benefit visit from pro golfer Ryan Palmer. The winner of three PGA Tour events, Palmer conducted a morning clinic and participated in other activities during the 30th annual Penn College Foundation Golf Classic. The event has resulted in $625,000 in scholarship assistance since 1990, with another $55,000 in aid expected to be awarded this year. The first-place team was from Phillips Office Solutions (Trey Phillips, Mark Lauer, Davis Peck and Bill Knapsack); Allison Crane & Rigging (Larry Allison Jr., Tyler Richardson, Michael Richardson and Eric McNulty) finished second. Other prize-winners included Tyler Richardson, individual low net (59), and McNulty, individual low gross (71). Closest-to-the-pin honors went to McNulty, Hole No. 3; Bob Pursell, No. 10; Bill Manos, No. 15; and Maurice Bower, No. 17. An Eyewitness News segment about the tournament aired during WBRE/WYOU’s 11 p.m. newscast.
Last updated June 21, 2016 | Posted in Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Penn College held the first of three Senior Visit Days on Friday, welcoming students heading into their final year of high school. After a welcome session with President Davie Jane Gilmour, the visitors heard academic presentations and toured labs, got an overview of financial aid and college life, took a peek at on-campus housing, lunched in the Keystone Dining Room, and had access to Admissions Office representatives to resolve all of their last-minute questions. Additional Senior Visit Days are set for July 16 and 29; campus tours are also available at 2:30 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday.
Last updated June 17, 2016 | Posted in Admissions, Events, Faculty & Staff, Students | Leave a comment
Williamsport’s 33rd annual Flags Across America March traveled to the Penn College campus from the nearby Peter Herdic Transportation Museum on Tuesday evening, convening for a brief celebration under the 1,800-square-foot American flag that flies outside the Student & Administrative Services Center.
Last updated June 16, 2016 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
The Dunham Children’s Learning Center recently held an ice cream social to celebrate the end of another year, with treats for all … and special recognition for the boys and girls “moving on” to academic adventures.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated June 8, 2016 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
Fine art by Abigail DeBloois, a student at Williamsport Area High School, is on display in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College through June 30.
DeBloois received an Artistic Excellence Award from The Gallery at Penn College. The honor recognizes outstanding artistic talent and achievement in the visual arts and is given to a student who demonstrates skill in his or her selected medium and knowledge of the artistic process. The award includes a gift certificate to The College Store and an opportunity to exhibit artwork in the gallery lobby.
DeBloois’ featured artworks are portraits created in a variety of media. The student exhibit coincides with an exhibition of acrylic glass art by Margaret Smithers-Crump, a Houston artist.
Last updated June 7, 2016 | Posted in Events, Gallery, General Information | Leave a comment