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Ballpoint Beauty Explores Artistry of Natural Mutations

Joo Lee Kang, “Still Life with Shells #4,” ballpoint pen on paper, 19 x 25 inches

The power of the pen will be on display in The Gallery at Penn College when Joo Lee Kang’s “Nature, Fathomable” is exhibited Aug. 18 through Sept. 20.

With a ballpoint pen, the Boston artist explores nature, its transformations and evolving definitions in intricate detail. Her work has been featured in various publications, including ARTnews, Hi-Fructose Magazine, New American Paintings, Artscope and The Boston Globe.

A Meet the Artist Reception is set for Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., offering a 5:30 p.m. gallery talk. The reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge.

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Brunches Return to Le Jeune Chef Restaurant

Sunday brunches return to Le Jeune Chef for the fall semester.

Sunday brunches are set to return this fall to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, the casual fine-dining facility that provides a live learning lab for students in the college’s hospitality-related majors.

In their fresh return to the restaurant’s lineup, the brunches are scheduled one Sunday a month: Sept. 13, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15.

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WBRE Broadcasts News Report About Unique Welding Project

Steven P. Johnson talks about the "talent, teamwork and family" that are hallmarks of Penn College, Little League and Susquehanna Health.

Eyewitness News’ Cody Butler interviewed Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour and Susquehanna Health President and CEO Steven P. Johnson on Friday about the welded baseball glove installed this week outside the Hospitality Inn at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. His piece debuted during WBRE’s 5:30 p.m. newscast that evening.

Where’s Marlin?

"Uncle" Marlin R. Cromley (third from right), with the team from Mexico that will play Saturday afternoon in the Series' international championship game against Japan

Cromley has a long-standing practice of taking starting pitchers to the stadium via golf cart rather than on foot, adding to their special feeling of going to the mound. He is pictured with Daniel Zaragoza, Mexico's pitcher from Thursday's win over Latin America.

Many students have asked staff at The College Store where “the man up front” is this semester. Marlin R. Cromley, the morning cashier/customer service associate in the store, is out for the start of classes working his “other” job. For well over a decade, Cromley has volunteered his time to be a Little League “uncle” – one of the local folks who spend the two weeks of the Little League Baseball World Series helping the teams get acclimated to being away from home. This year, he drew the team from Mexico. While he has thoroughly enjoyed this year’s Series, he is looking forward to coming back to work next week. “The College Store congratulates Marlin and all of the other hundreds of volunteers, including Penn College students and staff, who spend many hours helping to make the Little League World Series the most memorable event possible for the players, their families and visitors,” said Matt P. Branca, the store’s director.
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‘Pop-Up Cafe’ Brings Touch of Summer to Fall Semester

Dining Services' Cathy A. Oliver (left) and Crystal E. Way stand ready.

An enticing, yet informal bill of fare

Portability with a purpose

Stay tuned: Dining options can "pop up" anywhere!

Residence Life Office staffers Barbara A. Adzema (left) and Marion C. Mowery consider their lunchtime choices.

Dining Services’ “Pop-Up Café,” offering a grab-and-go menu from a convenient outdoor venue, opened for Wednesday business by “The Rock.” Students and faculty/staff could choose from a number of meals, snacks and beverages from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

College’s Restoration Major in Statewide Spotlight

Penn College’s unique automotive restoration technology major is featured in Keystone Edge, an online magazine of positive news about companies and communities designed to encourage young talented people that Pennsylvania is the best place to invent their future. The piece was written by Elise Vider, the publication’s innovation and jobs news editor, with input from Brett A. Reasner, the college’s dean of transportation and natural resources technologies.

Canine Companions Again Welcome New Students

"Hot Dog" crowd enjoys one of the college's start-up traditions.

A nose for campus news?

Emma J. Sutterlin, an applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration major from State College, gets acquainted with Finnigan, a border collie owned by Anthony J. Pace, assistant director of student activities for student organizations and orientation  ...

... and Dunkin, a Bernese mountain dog that belongs to alumna Whitnie-rae Haldeman.

Befitting the event's name, tantalizing summer fare fills the grill.

About a dozen faculty/staff pet owners brought their pooches to Rose Street Commons this past week to help first-year students transition to their new Penn College surroundings. Tuesday’s sixth annual “Hot Dog, You’re Here,” organized by Counseling Services as a unique ice-breaker, eases freshman anxiety through engaging interaction with new friends – two- and four-legged alike. At least 100 people participated in the event, which also attracted such campus offices as Academic Success and Residence Life.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

Laurel Health Foundation Supports Local Health Careers

WELLSBORO – Growing healthy communities means cultivating good health habits and excellent healthcare providers. Access to high quality education is key to a successful health career, and the Laurel Health Foundation is dedicated to helping local students reach their career goals.

Pennsylvania College of Technology has played a vital role in local health education in the Northern Tier since 1983 through program development and occupational training. Its medical assistant, phlebotomy and practical nursing programs meet rigorous national standards for accreditation and certification.

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ESL Program Offers Citizenship, Language Instruction

An English as a Second Language program, comprising four noncredit courses to prepare interested students for successful participation in their communities, will be offered during the fall semester by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The ESL instruction, designed to help students with little or no English proficiency to gain basic language skills, is geared toward those who will be entering the local workforce or who are spouses/family members of international students or people working in or relocating to the area. They will focus on communication in essential situations, such as looking for an apartment, shopping and obtaining medical care.

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Penn College’s Workforce Development Arm Extends Outreach

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is expanding its public workshops to the Community Education Center of Elk & Cameron Counties, beginning with a variety of business and management classes this fall.

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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.

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Read the Latest Edition of Penn College’s Magazine

Fall 2015 coverThe Fall 2015 issue of One College Avenue magazine includes stories about alumni using their education to ease the task of fetching water in rural India and to oversee a major highway construction project that will bypass the congested Shamokin Dam area, along with many other stories highlighting Penn College life and the accomplishments of students, alumni and employees. Look for it in building lobbies across campus, or read and share these stories now at the magazine’s website.

Pilot Fitness/Nutrition Program Names Young Award-Winners

From left: Adley Crystal; Kristi Hammaker, health educator for Clinical Outcomes Group; Morgan Hersh, Cai Cassel; Grant Burrill; Cade Cassel; Tyce Shaner; Jackie Rodabaugh, Summer Fitness & Nutrition Challenge coordinator; and Emily Miller, health education coordinator for Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Center.

Six youngsters from the Dunham Children’s Learning Center’s “Basset Hounds” group – the center’s summer program for school-aged children – received certificates for their efforts to eat healthily and be active throughout the eight-week Summer Fitness & Nutrition Challenge. The challenge was organized by the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition, with partnership from Clinical Outcomes Group and Pennsylvania Department of Health. Aimed at getting youth to exercise more and eat more nutritious foods, the Summer Fitness & Nutrition Challenge engaged children 6-11 years old through biweekly fitness and nutrition lessons and a competition that gave points for physical activities and eating fruits and vegetables, which they documented in a diary. Firetree Place in Williamsport also participated in the pilot summer program.

Le Jeune Chef Restaurant Again Receives Wine Spectator Award

Wine Spectator honors college again

Wine Spectator magazine recently released its annual Restaurant Guide, again naming Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant among the “Award of Excellence” recipients.

The world’s best wine lists are featured in this annual guide, which presents the winners in the magazine’s Restaurant Awards program. Hailing from all 50 states and more than 75 countries, the establishments that made the list stand at the forefront of wine-and-food culture, offering extraordinary experiences for oenophiles across the globe, according to the magazine.

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Writer’s Penn College Experience Prompts To-Do List for Campus Tours

Wendy David-Gaines

Wendy David-Gaines has distilled observations from a July campus visit into “7 Tips to Tour a Technology College, ” her second related article to be published at Among recommendations to prospective students and their parents, David-Gaines advises close consideration of laboratory equipment, industry accreditation, the perspective of current enrollees and faculty, the level of town-gown interaction, and career services to students and alumni.