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08.18.2021

Employee couple establishes graphic design scholarship

A faculty member and an administrator at Pennsylvania College of Technology have created a scholarship for students majoring in graphic design.

Brian A. and Joanna K. Flynn have established the Brian and Joanna Flynn Scholarship, which gives preference to students who are enrolled full time in the graphic design bachelor’s degree major, have successfully completed two semesters of study and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. The scholarship is renewable for the third and fourth academic years if a 3.0 GPA is maintained.

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08.03.2021

Gallery launches 16th season of engaging exploration

The Gallery at Penn College has announced its 16th season of engaging art exhibits for the 2021-22 Academic Year at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Two displays of contemporary art begin the season: Michael Reedy’s “Into the Void,” exploring the timeless topic of the human body through mixed-media works, opens Aug. 13, and Jeanette May’s “Tech Vanitas,” featuring still life photographs highlighting the obsolescence of technology, begins Oct. 21.

Special exhibitions marking two 75th anniversaries are included in the lineup with “Golden Legacy: Original Art From 75 Years of Golden Books” and “A Diamond Anniversary: A Celebration of 75 Years of the Little League Baseball World Series.” Both will be displayed in the new year.

Exhibits showcasing the talents of faculty and students will also be featured in Spring 2022 with “Journey and Transformation: The Careers of David Stabley & Keith Vanderlin,” “Architecture & Sustainable Design: Senior Capstone Projects,” and “Graphic Design 2022: Senior Portfolio Exhibition.”

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07.27.2021

Intensive activities spotlight college’s career-building majors

Pre-College Programs“Because tomorrow begins today,” Penn College campuses welcomed scores of high school students for six more Pre-College Programs in recent days. (A variety of programs focused on more of the college’s academic majors were held in June.) The past week’s schedule included three new summer offerings – Diesel Truck & Heavy Equipment, Fundamentals of Emergency Response, and Thingamajig Fabricators – joining returning favorites Automotive Restoration; Design, Build & Grow Landscape & Horticulture; and Graphic Design Summer Studio. All told, the college hosted 211 high schoolers for two sessions of overnight camps this season and 40 middle schoolers during two weeks of My Tomorrow day camps.

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05.17.2021

Collaborative effort returns ‘Shad Run’ sculpture to public display

Restored by Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty and students in a cocurricular alliance, then relocated and rededicated Thursday evening, a piece of public art that enshrines a significant West Branch Susquehanna River phenomenon now graces Pine Square Alley.

The stainless steel “Shad Run” sculpture was created by Seattle artist Joseph McDonnell and unveiled by Public ARTWORKS in 2005, intended as a welcoming landmark at Third and Market streets. When the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau and Little League International decided in 2014 to commission “Bases Loaded,” a baseball diamond in Market Square, complete with bronze “players” frozen in midgame – including a stray fielder along the Penn College entranceway – the artwork was put into storage at the River Valley Transit bus garage.

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05.12.2021

Penn College graphic design students sweep awards

Graphic design students from Pennsylvania College of Technology captured all student awards in the latest American Advertising Awards presented by the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

“Our students did outstanding work, and these awards reinforce the quality of our program and our soon-to-be graduates,” said Nicholas L. Stephenson, instructor of graphic design. “Congratulations to all of this year’s American Advertising Awards winners. Amid COVID and social distancing, the AAF of Northeast PA was able to put on a great virtual awards show.”

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05.03.2021

Private gathering recognizes students’ publicly visible triumph

The Gallery at Penn College offers ample room for artistic exploration, a venue tailor-made for leisurely wandering by widespread groups.
The Gallery at Penn College offers ample room for artistic exploration, a venue tailor-made for leisurely wandering by widespread groups.
Students and faculty mingle and mark a milestone.
Students and faculty mingle and mark a milestone.
In addition to student’s individual portfolio pieces displayed on gallery walls …
In addition to student’s individual portfolio pieces displayed on gallery walls …
... the exhibition showcases package designs, like this ice cream concept by Devin A. Rumbarger …
… the exhibition showcases package designs, like this ice cream concept by Devin A. Rumbarger …
... and computer monitors offering another visually appealing viewing format, like this display by John J. Grochowski.
… and computer monitors offering another visually appealing viewing format, like this display by John J. Grochowski.

Twenty-one graphic design seniors and their faculty members celebrated “Graphic Design 2021” during a private reception held Friday in The Gallery at Penn College. The annual portfolio exhibition showcases the skills of soon-to-be graduates and can be viewed through Friday, May 7, during gallery hours: 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday. The gallery is on the third floor of Madigan Library and follows COVID-19 pandemic safety protocols, including requiring masks and adhering to capacity limits. The exhibit can also be viewed online.

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04.23.2021

‘Graphic Design 2021’ highlights talents of 21 seniors

The artistic talents of 21 graphic design seniors at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be showcased in “Graphic Design 2021,” the annual student portfolio exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College.

Running April 26 through May 7, the exhibit can be viewed in person at the gallery, which is open 2 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. (It is closed on the weekends.)

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04.14.2021

Gallery lobby hosts inspired menagerie of masks

Deven W. Carson chose to honor his favorite animal – the buffalo – and added a variety of accents including faux hair, copper and turquoise (and purposely chose to embellish only the right eye for added intrigue).
Deven W. Carson chose to honor his favorite animal – the buffalo – and added a variety of accents including faux hair, copper and turquoise (and purposely chose to embellish only the right eye for added intrigue).
A barn owl offered inspiration to Ryan D. Beck, a building automation engineering technology student from Port Matilda. Instead of cutting out a big knot in the wood block he was carving, he opted to add a unique "branch" element to his artwork.
A barn owl offered inspiration to Ryan D. Beck, a building automation engineering technology student from Port Matilda. Instead of cutting out a big knot in the wood block he was carving, he opted to add a unique “branch” element to his artwork.
Artistic expression comes in all shapes and styles.
Artistic expression comes in all shapes and styles.
An African goddess adorned with copper and a natural beauty mark was crafted by Skyla E. Feerrar, a graphic design student from Avis.
An African goddess adorned with copper and a natural beauty mark was crafted by Skyla E. Feerrar, a graphic design student from Avis.
Jutting from the wall at an eye-catching distance is a "primal multi-animal" creation (at top) by Scott R. Martin, of Blue Bell, enrolled in residential construction technology and management. Vincent A. Travascio's crescent moon offers another unique dimensional piece.
Jutting from the wall at an eye-catching distance is a “primal multi-animal” creation (at top) by Scott R. Martin, of Blue Bell, enrolled in residential construction technology and management. Vincent A. Travascio’s crescent moon offers another unique dimensional piece.

A variety of creative creatures has gathered in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College – and the campus community is invited to view the inventive offerings.

Crafted by students in two Spring 2021 classes of Wood Sculpture (ART142), 25 wood masks are on display. The masks are made from a block of pine wood and were carved by hand with gouges, mallets and rasps.

Students took inspiration from African masks and were required to utilize basic design principles such as repetition, variation and negative space. Instructor David A. Stabley encouraged them to enhance the uniqueness of their pieces by incorporating color, texture and mixed-media additions.

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04.06.2021

Students to benefit from co-author’s tribute to late mentor

When local sports legend Bill Byham passed away in late May 2017, his unpublished novel – offering relevant life lessons through the prism of junior-high football – could easily have died with him.

The manuscript of “Bucky Deacon’s Dilemma,” pecked out on a typewriter during summers by the pool, had languished for decades since Byham tried unsuccessfully to get it published through the comparably limited outlets of the 1980s and ’90s. The dream of sharing Bucky’s story with the world would have remained unrealized, but for a friend who fondly remembered his once-upon-a-time reading of it.

“A couple weeks before he died, Bill just wanted to write. He talked about it a lot,” said Tom Speicher, who met Byham as a Lycoming College freshman. “About two years afterward, I got the idea that publishing his book would be a great way to pay tribute to him. We need more stories like this, sharing the virtues of teamwork, conflict resolution and friendship.”

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03.25.2021

Gallery exhibit invites students’ personal reflection

“Second Nature,” the current exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College, is attracting educational interest from students and faculty, including psychology, sociology, English composition and art classes.

The most recent class to visit was Research Methods (SOC313), taught by Rob Cooley, associate professor of anthropology/environmental science, and Elizabeth E. Winder, assistant professor of human services.

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03.22.2021

College librarian writes chapter for technical services book

The librarian for information technology initiatives at Pennsylvania College of Technology has written one of 13 accepted chapters in the American Library Association’s “Technical Services in the 21st Century,” spotlighting the substantial behind-the-scenes work that allows students to seamlessly access scholarly digital material.

Jessica Urick Oberlin wrote “Data of e-Resources: Moving Forward with Assessment” for the 42nd volume of Emerald Publishing’s “Advances in Library Administration and Organization” series.

“In college and university libraries, students sit down to finally start their research paper. After a failed Google search, they reach the library’s website hoping to see results that match their expectations,” her 20-page chapter begins. “Will this be a pleasant experience for them? Or will they turn elsewhere for the answers they seek?”

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03.09.2021

Design students capture record awards in national competition

Capturing 18 honors in the Flux Student Design Competition, graphic design students from Pennsylvania College of Technology surpassed their previous record in the national event.

“I am blown away by the extraordinary work that our graphic design students produce every day in this program,” said Nicholas L. Stephenson, instructor of graphic design. “This competition is acknowledgement of our students’ success, problem-solving skills and career readiness.”

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02.23.2021

Graphic designer offers ‘how-to’ on finding one’s own voice

Journals, prompts, motivations, exercises and zines await visitors to the gallery …
Journals, prompts, motivations, exercises and zines await visitors to the gallery …
… where they can have a seat in the inspiring space …
… where they can have a seat in the inspiring space …
… or browse the array of artistic expression.
… or browse the array of artistic expression.

A space for inspiration and contemplation awaits students and employees at The Gallery at Penn College, located on the third floor of the Madigan Library.

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02.04.2021

‘Second Nature’ exhibit offers inspiration for journaling

An area graphic designer’s 100-day dedication to a drawing and writing practice has culminated in an exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College. “Second Nature,” featuring works by Sarah Patterson, also offers inspiration on establishing a journaling routine.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Gallery at Penn College is temporarily closed to the general public; however, highlights from the exhibit can be viewed on the gallery’s website. The virtual display shares supplemental resources including journaling exercises and prompts. Penn College students will also be invited to consider a journaling practice during the exhibit’s run through April 9.

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10.12.2020

Penn College Family: Playful diversion

Can you find the dog in this video call? Images courtesy of Eliza Whyman
Can you find the dog in this video call? Images courtesy of Eliza Whyman
Eliza R. Whyman
Eliza R. Whyman, ’17
Find the chopsticks
Find the chopsticks in this image, one of six “spot it” brain teasers by graphic design alumna Eliza Whyman.

From the Fall 2020 Penn College Magazine: Members of the Penn College Family across the globe used their skills in a variety of ways to help others during the pandemic’s shelter-in-place orders, including graphic design alumna Eliza R. Whyman, ’17, who resides and works in England. See more about her timely brain teasers.

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