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Interwoven Events Open Doors to Student Involvement

Members of the Penn College Construction Association accept their favorite mascot into the club.

Students looking to get involved with campus organizations or community nonprofits, or perhaps pick up some pocket money to quell the piggy-bank blues, found ample outlets for their talents at two simultaneous Wednesday events. A number of employers were arrayed in the Field House for the traditional Part-Time Job Fair, while the intramural field near the tennis courts played host to organizations bonding with Fall Fusion attendees.

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Out-of-the-Classroom Curb Appeal

Stabley, at far right, and his band of new environmental artists encircle one of the creations.

A stone spiral crafted by Stabley and Dexter G. Smith, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology, is an eye-catching element.

When Clint J. Walker and Joshua K. Kryder found this nest that had fallen near their project site on the second day of work, they incorporated it into their design. Walker is an information technology sciences: gaming and simulation student; Kryder majors in plastics and polymer engineering technology.

“A waterfall effect” is the artistic attempt by James A. Jeffries (left) information technology sciences: gaming and simulation, and Daniel W. Deshong, a 2015 diesel technology grad now enrolled in the applied management major.

Luke D. McFalls, welding and fabrication engineering technology, and Patrick M. Murray, aviation maintenance technology, aimed for balance in these two small arches.

As an icebreaker exercise to launch the fall semester, David A. Stabley, instructor of ceramics/wood sculpture, led students in his ART 142 wood sculpture class through an exploration of the environmental art created by famed British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. The students then moved out of their Bush Campus Center lab and into nearby landscaping areas, and, in pairs, created their own environmental art pieces using stones and other found objects. “I wanted them to start thinking outside the box,” Stabley said. “The weather was nice, and so many people who were walking by commented on the project and asked questions like ‘What class is this?’ – it all became part of the process.” While ultimately temporary artwork, the small project continues the tradition of artistic exploration and artwork around campus.
Third and fifth photos by Grace F. Clark, student photographer

Limited Number of Discounted Student Tickets Available for ‘Cirque’ Show

Cirque Éloize Saloon

The Community Arts Center’s 2016-17 new season kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, with Cirque Éloize Saloon, inspired by the rich legacy of the Wild Wild West. The infectious energy of folk music and strains of the fiddle set the tone for an acrobatic comedy that sweeps spectators away in a mad flurry. The Bush Campus Center has a limited number of $15 orchestra tickets available for purchase by Penn College students, from now until the night of the show. Orders must be paid with cash, check or credit card. Students may get four per ID. By purchasing at the Campus Center, the 4-percent service fee that the Community Arts Center box office charges will be waived. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets, and all tickets must be for students. Adult tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 570-326-2424. Swing open the saloon doors and enter a mythical world where theater and circus collide for 85 minutes of nonstop (no intermission) live music and the exhilarating pace of spectacular performances. Never before has a piano tuner kicked up so much dust! Under the spell of the saloon’s beautiful Belle, he sets off in a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns. Cirque Éloize’s Saloon is authentic, festive, and, above all, a fun night out on the town for everyone with live music. Sponsored by Penn College. Complete show details and a video clip can be found at the CAC website. The Arts Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of the college, is located at 220 W. Fourth St. in downtown Williamsport (just a few blocks from campus).

Cheyenne Summer

“Here I am, somewhere on the reservation,” Katalynn M. Thomas says of this photo, taken during the first week of her internship with the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Rocky Mountain Region. The forest technology student helped to assess woodlands within a 445,000-acre reservation in Lame Deer, Montana. “The distance you can see from one area to the next is absolutely incredible!”

“This is just a portion of the herd,” Thomas says of the buffalo she encountered in the Crazy Head Springs area. “This herd was just massive. Not as big as (herds) have been, but for me seeing live, wild buffalo for the first time, it was a lot.”

“There were horses everywhere out there, and they could do pretty much whatever they wanted,” Thomas says. On this day, she was elated to get close enough to join them in a photo.

From the Fall 2016 Penn College Magazine: Bears, buffalo and Big Sky Country are the backdrop for a forest technology student’s unforgettable summer internship. Read “Cheyenne Summer.”

Faculty Member, Culinary Senior Appear on Live TV

"PA live!"

Chef Mary G. Trometter, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, showed viewers how to make compressed melon salad on Monday’s edition of “PA live!” on WBRE. She was joined in the demonstration by Christopher S. Kasler, a senior in the college’s culinary arts and systems major.

Plastics Student Honored With National Scholarship

Seth E. Cook

A Pennsylvania College of Technology plastics major is the sole nationwide recipient of a scholarship from the Blow Molding Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Seth E. Cook, of Mountville, a senior enrolled in the college’s plastics and polymer engineering technology bachelor-degree major, received the 2016 Carrie Fox Solin Memorial Scholarship. The $3,000 award is presented annually to a plastics student who has compiled a strong record of academic and extracurricular achievement and has demonstrated commitment to the plastics field.

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Gallery Receives Private Grant for 10th Anniversary Catalog

The “Take Ten” catalog documents the 10th anniversary exhibition at The Gallery at Penn College.

In support of a catalog documenting its 10th anniversary celebration, The Gallery at Penn College has received a $5,250 grant from a private foundation based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation awarded funding to support the gallery’s “Take Ten” catalog, created as part of the special anniversary exhibition running through Oct. 9.

The foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of contemporary visual art, primarily through the support of catalogs and other publications produced by organizations outside the nation’s cultural centers that document exhibitions of work by emerging or under-recognized artists.

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Dog Day (Late) Afternoon

Curiosity isn't just for cats, ya know!

Faculty and staff dog owners helped welcome first-year students during this past week’s “RUFF: Are You Feeling Friendly?” event in Rose Street Commons, an annual event organized by Counseling Services.

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A Midtown Monument to College’s Community Involvement

A grand opening ... and a grand celebration!

The Penn College family’s contributions to the new Trade & Transit Centre II (and its artistic sense of place) were unveiled at the facility’s ribbon-cutting in downtown Williamsport on Friday morning. Brett T. Mulroy, of Kresgeville, enrolled in residential construction technology and management: architectural technology concentration, was recognized for design elements that served as a template for the entry portal at the site. Among other honorees were Brian A. Flynn, assistant professor of graphic design, and David A. Stabley, instructor of ceramics/wood sculpture, who restored the statue of Chief Woapalane that once stood at the entrance to Brandon Park. And a certificate of appreciation was presented to Christopher E. Keiser, a 1995 landscape/nursery technology alumnus and member of the Penn College Foundation Board of Directors, employed by Larson Design Group.

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‘Lawn Party’ Breaks Ice, Builds Connections

A colorful lineup of international flags sets the stage for the multicultural celebration.

Greeting guests at the gate and handing out tickets for a prize giveaway is Abdulaziz S. Alomani, a senior in plastics and polymer engineering technology from Saudi Arabia.

With Glendalis Guadarrama on the microphone, guests listen to the gathering’s addresses. A board member with Minorities Lending Knowledge and junior in nursing, Guadarrama hails from Avondale and is proud of her Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage.

Marceline Y. Salomon-Debrosse (left) and Katie L. Mackey call out winning numbers for prize giveaways.

Police Officer Justin M. Hakes (center), enjoys asking students questions from a card set of "conversation starters" (placed at each table). Joining in the fun is fellow Officer Charles E. O’Brien.

Representatives of four campus organizations – Minorities Lending Knowledge, the Saudi Student Organization, College Women of Williamsport and Penn College Alliance – enlightened incoming and returning students during Thursday’s Multicultural Lawn Party outside The Victorian House. Organized by Marceline Y. Salomon-Debrosse, a residence life coordinator, and Katie L. Mackey, director of campus and community engagement, the event attracted a mix of faculty, staff and students bound by a desire to make a difference at Penn College. “Conversation starters” were placed at each of the organizations’ tables to assist in involving one another in discussion throughout the evening. Raffle tickets for a variety of prizes were distributed to students; if they connected with members of the student groups, they received more tickets and more chances to win!

Restoration Student Bridges Art, Automobiles in Dream Career

A mechanic, pinstriper and sign painter, Anthony D. DiLiberto is merging his twin passions of cars and art as a first-year student in Penn College’s automotive restoration technology major. The young man with old-school dedication to his craft is featured in a YouTube video filmed before he graduated from New Milford High School in New Jersey. “Going to school and learning different aspects of restoration, meeting people and making connections is something I’m really looking forward to,” he says in the video, part of eGarage’s “Stories in Motion” series. “There’s a lot that goes into it. There’s a science, there’s a right and a wrong. I’m a firm believer in ‘You’ve got to know the rules to break the rules.’ You really have to put in the time … evaluate yourself and be honest with yourself … and know that, what you’re doing, you’re proud of.”

WBRE Spotlights Health Sciences Students at LLWS

Eyewitness News on campus

WBRE’s Cody Butler made a visit to Penn College students who are lending their skills at the Little League Baseball World Series. Forty-four students from the college’s physician assistant, paramedic and emergency medical services majors are stationed at the South Williamsport complex throughout the Series, which ends Aug. 28. Paramedic students, enrolled in the Intermediate Clinical Practicum course, are stationed in the stadiums to help meet emergency needs of spectators at the games. Physician assistant students are helping to staff the infirmary inside International Grove, where the teams reside during the Series. Both are under the direction of staff from Susquehanna Health and Susquehanna Regional Emergency Medical Services. Butler’s report – which featured emergency medical services major Molly J. Durland, of Dushore, and physician assistant student Macie N. Lucas, of Reedsville – aired during Tuesday evening newscasts.

One Week Down: Let the Games Begin!

Will the right answer come out of this intense collaboration?

Students weathering the first week of fall classes got back-to-back reminders to infuse their studies with occasional playtime, courtesy of the Student Activities Office. A Wildcat House Party was held Friday night on the lawn of the Thompson Professional Development Center, while Saturday brought a spirited “Campus Feud” game show to the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. Both events are part of the jam-packed “PC3” schedule of activities that balances the academic side of the semester startup.

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Penn College’s Summer 2016 Graduates Listed

The roster of graduates for the Summer 2016 semester at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been issued.

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College Announces Summer ’16 Dean’s List

The Summer 2016 dean’s list at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been released.

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