Last updated July 23, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Individualized Programs of Study, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
News about Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications
Penn College Economics Professor Active at Conference
An economics professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology presented a paper and offered other expertise at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Economics Association, held recently at Penn State Berks in Reading.
Abdul B. Pathan presented a paper titled “Ready-Made Garments Trade of Bangladesh and USA” at the gathering. The paper focuses on the growth, problems and prospects of ready-made garment production and issues of trade between Bangladesh and the Western world, with special reference to the United States.
Faculty Member Presents at Engineering Education Conference
Thomas E. Ask, professor of industrial and human factors design at Pennsylvania College of Technology, participated in the American Society of Engineering Education’s conference, held recently at Villanova University.
Last updated July 23, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Industrial & Human Factors Design, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
College Receives Funding Aimed at School Readiness for Children
Pennsylvania College of Technology has received a $10,766 grant to align its early childhood education curriculum with recently revised Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies for early childhood and school-age professionals.
The college has entered a one-year contract with Berks County Intermediate Unit, the fiscal agent for the Pennsylvania Key, which provides statewide leadership in coordinating early childhood education, quality improvements to programs and professional-development support. The Pennsylvania Key operates in conjunction with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, which is jointly overseen by the state Department of Human Services and the state Department of Education.
Last updated July 9, 2015 | Posted in Early Childhood Education, General Information, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Biology Professor Publishes International Resources
David L. Evans, recently retired professor of biology (anatomy and physiology) at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has added publications to his long list of educational resources used by professors around the world.
Evans coauthored an instructors’ resource contained in “Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications and Issues” (Fifth Edition), a test bank for human biology published by Goodenough/McGuire. His coauthor for the resource was Mark A. Sarvary, director of Investigative Biology Laboratories at Cornell University.
Last updated July 1, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Natural Science, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | 2 Comments
Penn College Students Earn Industry Certifications
Pennsylvania College of Technology students representing seven different majors recently proved their mastery of computer aided drafting and design software programs by passing certification exams.
Fifty-two students successfully completed the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam and one student earned Autodesk Inventor Professional certification. SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor are industry-standard 3-D parametric software programs used primarily within the engineering drafting and design profession.
“Two years ago, we completely revised our curriculum to closely align with current industry standards and technology,” said J.D. Mather, assistant professor of engineering design technology. “Our enrollment in the engineering design program has substantially increased since these changes were made. This year, we more than doubled the number of students who successfully completed the exams. I am very pleased with the increase in certified users. The certification is an external validation that our curriculum is meeting industry standards.”
Last updated June 23, 2015 | Posted in Automated Manufacturing & Machining, Engineering Design Technology, Industrial & Human Factors Design, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, K-12, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students, Welding, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | One Comment
Imagination, Real-World Possibilities Merge at Digital Future Camp
Forty high school students from across Pennsylvania explored potential careers in Penn College’s fourth annual “Designing a Digital Future Camp” on Tuesday and Wednesday. The campers, entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade this fall, embraced the boundless employment possibilities of gaming, Web design, product design, mobile applications and graphic design during hands-on workshops in the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center and the Bush Campus Center. The popular camp, one of a number offered on campus this summer, is a collaboration of the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies and the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications.
Last updated June 18, 2015 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Events, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Emergency Management Majors Coordinate Response in Disaster Drill
In collaboration with the Lycoming County Emergency Management Agency, Penn College emergency management technology students recently participated in a disaster exercise at the city’s Emergency Operations Center in response to a tornado impacting the greater Williamsport area. Students role-played as EOC staff members in response to the “disaster” and simulated the coordination that would occur among emergency management; first responders; nongovernmental organizations; businesses; and local, county, and state government agencies.
Last updated June 8, 2015 | Posted in Emergency Management, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | Leave a comment
Penn College Student Receives Mapworks Scholarship
For her response to a national contest regarding how participation in a program offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology helped her, a Penn College student was recently selected to receive a Mapworks Scholarship.
The recipient, Dalaney T. Vartenisian, of Trout Run, is a Dean’s List student in the college’s Web and interactive media major and holds a part-time job on campus as a student photographer.
The Mapworks Scholarship is a national contest for first- and second-year college students who have participated in the Mapworks program. Mapworks is an online retention-management tool that helps facilitate student success. It identifies at-risk students early in the academic year and provides tools to coordinate and manage support and necessary interventions for these students. Penn College began using Mapworks in the fall of 2011 for all first-year students.
Last updated May 28, 2015 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | 7 Comments
Early Educator Association Honors Penn College Lab Assistant
Jodi L. Binkley, of South Williamsport, received the Outstanding Early Educator Award from the Central Susquehanna Association for the Education of Young Children at its 20th annual conference, held recently in Penn’s Inn in the Bush Campus Center on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Last updated May 13, 2015 | Posted in Early Childhood Education, Faculty & Staff, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | 4 Comments
Penn College Approves In-State Tuition Rates for Jamestown Grads
Pennsylvania College of Technology established an agreement that affords graduates of Jamestown Community College the opportunity to enroll at Penn College at the current Pennsylvania in-state rates.
Graduates must have earned an associate degree from Jamestown Community College to qualify.
“Jamestown Community College has grown to a multicampus institution, with graduates that often live and work in the counties that border Pennsylvania. The out-of-state tuition was creating a barrier between our institutions,” said Tom Gregory, associate vice president for instruction at Penn College. “We have an opportunity with Jamestown to collaboratively broaden access to baccalaureate-degree attainment in the Twin Tier region and strengthen the economic base.”
Last updated May 11, 2015 | Posted in Admissions, Emergency Management, General Information, Industrial & Human Factors Design, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Services Tuesday for Retired ‘Master Teacher’
Services will be Tuesday for Dr. William B. Urosevich, retired professor of biology (anatomy and physiology) and a 2008 Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award recipient, who died Wednesday, May 6, in Lewisburg. Dr. Urosevich, who began his full-time teaching career at Penn College in 1993, was also a recipient of the college’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1997. He was an adjunct instructor before joining the faculty full-time, and he also served as adviser to the Wildcat Power Team. He retired in August 2010. He received a doctor of optometry degree with clinical honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, and a Master of Science in system management from the University of Southern California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wilkes University, and was a graduate of the U.S. Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. A visitation/viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 12, at Rooke Chapel, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, followed by services and burial from noon to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be directed to the Dr. William B. Urosevich Memorial Scholarship Fund, Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701. A full obituary was published in Saturday’s edition of The (Sunbury) Daily Item.
Last updated May 8, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Natural Science, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | 3 Comments
Graphic Design Showcase Ends at Mid-Month
“Design: 2015,” the annual student portfolio exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College, continues through May 15. Featuring the faculty-chosen work of 14 graphic design students, the show opened with a public reception Friday evening. Summer hours are in effect at the gallery, on the third floor of Madigan Library: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday (closed Saturday and Monday).
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer
Last updated May 4, 2015 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Events, Gallery, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | Leave a comment
Graphic Design Portfolios to Be Showcased at Penn College Gallery
Fourteen graphic design students at Pennsylvania College of Technology will exhibit their work as part of “Design: 2015,” the annual student portfolio exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College.
A public reception for the exhibit’s opening will be held Friday, May 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery, located on the third floor of the Madigan Library. The design work will be on display through May 15.
Last updated April 29, 2015 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Events, Gallery, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | Leave a comment
Banquet Celebrates Imminent Grads’ Proven Career Readiness
Nearly 40 people attended the annual Spring Early Childhood Practicum Banquet, held recently in the Thompson Professional Development Center. The event honored Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 graduates of Penn College’s early childhood education associate-degree major and director’s competency credential, as well as the students’ practicum supervising teachers from child care centers and Head Start programs in Lycoming, Clinton, Centre and Union counties. Billie A. Coffman, associate professor of early childhood education and practicum adviser (first row, far right), offered greetings to the group and thanked the supervising teachers for the important role they play in the guidance and mentorship of each student in the practicum experience. In addition to Coffman, others on hand to honor the students’ success were (from far left) Jennifer I. Watson, adjunct early childhood education faculty, Karen Woland Payne, adjunct practicum adviser, and Nancy A. Grausam, assistant professor of early childhood education; Barbara J. Albert, director of the college’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center (center, in floral jacket), and Jodi L. Binkley, early childhood lab assistant (upper right).
Last updated April 22, 2015 | Posted in Early Childhood Education, Faculty & Staff, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Math Professor Co-Authors Paper Published in Journal
William Ma, professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania College of Technology, jointly authored a paper that was published recently in an international journal, Complex Analysis and Operator Theory.
The paper, titled “Two-Point Distortion for Nehari Functions,” was written with two other mathematicians, Diego Mejia, of Universidad Nacional, Colombia, and C. David Minda, of the University of Cincinnati. The work was initiated when the authors were participants in a research seminar at the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati.
Last updated April 22, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment