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Employer to Hold On-Campus Information Session

Highwood USA

Highwood USA LLC, hoping to interest Penn College students and alumni in a variety of available jobs, will hold an information session at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Room 107 of College Avenue Labs. For details, including open positions and the applicable academic majors, consult the Career Services’ flier: Highwood USA

Opportunities for Student Involvement, Inside and Out

Employing military ingenuity, members of the Veterans Club (including Jacob M. Heuman, a building automation technology student from Boiling Springs) bring their own shade.

A record-breaking number of students – 507, by official count – registered for Tuesday’s conveniently combined Part-Time Job Fair and Fall Fusion. A variety of employers were stationed in the Field House, a busy venue made even more popular by its air conditioning, while outside, where a steamy Sept. 1 followed August’s lead, representatives of campus and community organizations engaged students looking to make a difference beyond the classroom.

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Cadets From Penn College Part of Color Guard for U.S. Title Game

Bison Battalion cadets, including Finkelstein-Diaz (front row, second from left), join the Marine Corps League to present the colors.

A detachment under the supervision of Csorba (at right) presents the colors during the National Anthem. Also pictured are Curtin, holding the American flag, and Robbins, holding the Pennsylvania flag.

Penn College cadets from Bison Battalion were among those serving as color guard during Saturday’s U.S. Championship game at the Little League Baseball World Series. Adam N. Finkelstein-Diaz, an applied health studies: emergency medical services concentration major from Stroudsburg (who also volunteered at the Series in a School of Health Sciences capacity) served along with the Williamsport Marine Corps League Detachment in presenting the American flag in center field. Three other students were on detail during the National Anthem: Daniel G. Curtin, a manufacturing engineering technology major from Berwick; Craig W. Robbins, an aviation maintenance technology student from Newton, New Jersey; and Kyle A. Csorba, of Hamilton, New Jersey, enrolled in residential construction technology and management. Csorba provided the photos to the college administration, with appreciation for its support of the ROTC program on campus.

An Artist’s Journey to Engineering

Hannah Michelle is at home in the welding lab …

… and in the painting studio. In both places, using her hands to create comes naturally.

From the Fall 2015 edition of One College Avenue, Penn College’s official magazine: Student Hannah Michelle Scheimreif links the seemingly opposite disciplines of studio art and welding and fabrication engineering technology. “In engineering, you’re solving problems and coming up with new ideas, and in art, you’re solving problems and coming up with new ideas,” she said. “It coalesces very nicely.” Read “Double Major

Phi Mu Delta Fraternity Helps Spearhead Riverwalk Cleanup

Anthony D. Gobbi, of Haymarket, Virginia, chapter president and a building automation technology: heating, ventilation and air conditioning concentration major, captures the cleanup effort in a selfie.

Phi Mu Delta Fraternity and Penn College’s Student Activities Office coordinated a Riverwalk cleanup on the Sunday of Welcome Weekend. Members of the fraternity and various students met in the Bush Campus Center loop at 2 p.m. that day, then walked over to the worksite. Afterwards, participants enjoyed an ice cream sundae bar.

Free Student Tickets Available for Several CAC Shows

Limited student tickets available

A limited number of free tickets are available to Pennsylvania College of Technology students for several of this season’s Community Arts Center shows. In order to give the most students the opportunity to attend a free performance, a student with a valid Penn College ID may pick up one ticket for one performance per semester, while supplies last. Students will have the opportunity to receive additional tickets if any remain unclaimed one week before the performance date.

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Nursing Students Gain Firsthand Sensitivity to Age-Related Impairment

Nursing students Katelyn I. Arthur, of Muncy, and Tayler D. Mathias, of Watsontown, attempt to read a health history form while wearing glasses that mimic glaucoma.

Karen L. Martin, associate professor of medical-surgical nursing, guides students in the Fundamentals of Nursing course through the exercise.

With taped and gloved fingers and a variety of visual impairments, students attempt to remove pills from bottles.

On Wednesday, Karen L. Martin, associate professor of medical-surgical nursing, engaged students in the Fundamentals of Nursing course in a hands-on activity intended to help them relate to patients and the changes that occur with the aging process. Students taped their fingers, placed cotton in their ears and wore glasses intended to mimic glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. The students were then asked to fill out health history forms, look up a phone number, retrieve pills from medicine bottles and count change. The activity is meant to help students gain competency in the areas of communication, critical thinking and cultural sensitivity. The students expressed appreciation for the activity.
Photos courtesy of the Nursing Program

Alumnus-Maintained Blimp Makes Big Splash During Little League

Students exit the gondola after their access to a high-profile aircraft.

Penn College alumnus brings DirecTV blimp to Energy Aviation, near the Lumley Aviation Center.

Wearing his pride

The crowd assembling around the airship lends a sense of proportion.

Penn College aviation students were invited by 1997 aviation technology alumnus James Weed to visit the DirecTV blimp, which he maintains. The students were able to board the gondola to get a close look at the instruments and controls. The blimp is equipped with two 180-horsepower Lycoming engines and a high-definition camera. Operated by the Van Wagner Airship Group, the blimp is in town to provide aerial television coverage of the Little League Baseball World Series.
Photos by Thomas D. Inman, associate professor of avionics

Penn College Student Helps Optimize Little League Website

Penn College student Tammy R. Smith, of South Williamsport, is helping to optimize the Little League Baseball website.

The talents of a Pennsylvania College of Technology Web and interactive media student have been called into play to enhance the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series website.

The website will see a lot of traffic during the 11-day championship, occurring through Aug. 30 and drawing 16 teams and thousands of fans to the Little League Baseball World Series complex, a few miles from Penn College’s main campus.

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Agreement Provides Transfer Path for Williamson Grads

Representatives of Williamson College of the Trades and Pennsylvania College of Technology: from left, Williamson President Michael J. Rounds; Carol A. Lugg, Penn College’s assistant dean of construction and design technology; and Thomas E. Wisneski, Williamson’s vice president of education, sign an articulation agreement that eases the transfer of Williamson graduates to Penn College’s residential construction technology and management bachelor-degree major.

Williamson College of the Trades and Pennsylvania College of Technology have forged an agreement that will ease the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree for Williamson graduates.

Students in Williamson’s construction technology programs will benefit from a transfer pathway into Penn College’s Bachelor of Science degree in residential construction technology and management without repeating coursework.

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Summer 2015 Dean’s List Compiled at Penn College

Pennsylvania College of Technology has released its Summer 2015 dean’s list.

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College Volunteers in Behind-the-Scenes Report on LLB Series

Trueman (left) and Finkelstein-Diaz in WNEP report

Newswatch 16’s Kristina Papa incorporated volunteers from Penn College’s School of Health Sciences in her Tuesday report on preparations for the Little League Baseball World Series. The WNEP multimedia journalist recently interviewed Mark A. Trueman, director of paramedic technology programs; and emergency medical services and paramedic technician students Louis J. Mazzante IV, of Montoursville, and Adam N. Finkelstein-Diaz, of Stroudsburg. Series play begins in South Williamsport on Thursday, the day after the college hosts a cookout for the 16 bracketed teams before the Grand Slam Parade down West Fourth Street.

Commuter, Community Assistants Launch Academic Year

Penn College’s Off-Campus Living and Commuter Services Office welcomes four student leaders as community and commuter assistants. From left, are: Josiah D. Stoltzfus, Morgantown; Ashley N. Irish, Stroudsburg; Morgan N. Keyser, Dillsburg, and Max C. Bower, Lewisberry.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Off-Campus Living and Commuter Services Office welcomes four student leaders who will spend the year guiding their peers renting from landlords off-campus and commuting from home.

Two commuter assistants and two community assistants provide a strong link between college administration and their fellow students, and they inform their peers about campus resources by offering social and educational programs throughout the year.

The 2015-16 commuter assistants are Max C. Bower, of Lewisberry, heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis, and Morgan N. Keyser, of Dillsburg, graphic design. This is Keyser’s second year serving as a commuter assistant.

The community assistants are Josiah D. Stoltzfus, of Morgantown, construction management, and Ashley N. Irish, of Stroudsburg, applied human services and a 2015 human services graduate.

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‘Welcome Weekend’ Provides Sunny Start to Students’ Bright Future

Making clear her destination is Olivia J. Hawbecker, a Web and interactive media major from Chambersburg, as she heads into her York Hall apartment.

New and returning students greeted the start of a new semester during Penn College’s traditional Welcome Weekend festivities. After checking in on Saturday – and checking out their accommodations – the fall class processed into the Rose Street Courtyard for an official welcome, fireworks display and a hypnotist. Sunday brought social activities, information sessions and a game show, and Monday included sustenance for that all-important first day of classes.

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Abundant Smiles Offer Happy ‘Hello’ to Campus Newcomers, Returnees

RAs – reliable and amiable – welcome the new academic year.

As the Penn College community opens its arms this Welcome Weekend to greet new and returning students, the Residence Life Office will be front-and-center among the helping hands and broad smiles. From check-in to move-in, from breaking the ice to starting classes, the friendly faces of students, faculty/staff and alumni volunteers will breezily ease any anxiety as the 2015-16 year begins. Resident Assistants and Residence Life staff – including three new coordinators – took a breather from their start-up duties for a group photo near the main campus entrance Thursday morning.