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12.03.2021

Midnight Breakfast supplies sustenance for studying

Residence Life staff – including Kyle W. Kern (left), housing coordinator for Campus View and The Village apartments – joined Dining Services in making sure students were satisfactorily fed.
Residence Life staff – including Kyle W. Kern (left), housing coordinator for Campus View and The Village apartments – joined Dining Services in making sure students were satisfactorily fed.
Takeout container overflows with late-night study aids.
Takeout container overflows with late-night study aids.

One of Penn College’s tastiest traditions returned Thursday night, providing 430 students with a Midnight Breakfast to fuel their finals study sessions. In accordance with COVID-19 precautions, this year’s meal was served takeout only and included a breakfast sandwich, home fries, bacon, beverage and a snack. Dining Services also filled a large Keystone Dining Room table with giveaways, along with a drawing for a drone and other prizes.
Photos by Amy S. Lingg, Dining Services marketing assistant

Dining Services Events Faculty & Staff Students
11.19.2021

Dining Services delivers pre-Thanksgiving fun, feast

A two-handed delivery sends a frozen bird "flying" toward a bank of soda-bottle pins.
A two-handed delivery sends a frozen bird “flying” toward a bank of soda-bottle pins.
A plateful of "Yum"
A plateful of “Yum”
Friends enjoy each other's company, as well as home cooking at their "home away from home."
Friends enjoy each other’s company, as well as home cooking at their “home away from home.”
Decorations were hand-picked by John L. Carpenter Jr., of Carpenter’s Farm in Linden, a senior in the plastics and polymer engineering technology major.
Decorations were hand-picked by John L. Carpenter Jr., of Carpenter’s Farm in Linden, a senior in the plastics and polymer engineering technology major.
With a fresh-baked pumpkin pie on the line, a student bowler hopes his aim is true.
With a fresh-baked pumpkin pie on the line, a student bowler hopes his aim is true.

Dining Services kicked off the holiday season Thursday with “Turkey Bowling” and a turkey dinner. The Keystone Dining Room invited students to try their hand at “bowling” a 10-pound frozen turkey in exchange for a bag of candy corn and a chance to win one of five homemade pumpkin pies. Events of the day continued at Capitol Eatery with a full Thanksgiving meal that included herb roasted turkey with mulled apple cider glaze, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato bake, green bean casserole, baked corn, orange cranberry sauce, Cajun cornbread stuffing with chorizo, maple roasted vegetables, bourbon pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, apple cider and a harvest spinach salad.
Photos by Amy S. Lingg, Dining Services marketing assistant

Dining Services Events Students
10.30.2021

Enter if you dare!

Halloween Week saw a typical mix of fun and fright across the Penn College campus – whether dressing up for co-workers; serving up “eerie entrees, scary sides and hauntingly delicious desserts” at Dining Services’ annual “Boofet” in Capitol Eatery; or scaring up a giddily gory time at the American Welding Society chapter’s “Arc Asylum.” (The fun’s just beginning, too. Watch PCToday early in the week for more tricks and treats!)

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Dining Services Events Faculty & Staff Students
10.21.2021

Pierogy-licous!

Smokehouse Pierogies
Smokehouse Pierogies
Fall Harvest Pierogies
Fall Harvest Pierogies
Caprese Pierogies
Caprese Pierogies
Pumpkin Spice Pierogies
Pumpkin Spice Pierogies

Pierogies were on the menu at Penn College on Wednesday in celebration of National Pierogy Day. Featuring Mrs. T’s pierogies, several dining units made the potato- and cheese-filled dumplings the star of the show.

Capitol Eatery, CC Commons, Keystone Dining Room and Penn Central served many pierogy dishes including: Smokehouse Pierogies, Fall Harvest Pierogies, Pumpkin Spice Pierogies, Ham & Broccoli Pierogy Quiche, Pierogy Stuffed Ham Loaf with Sweet Maple Glaze, and Pierogy Pizza.

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Dining Services Faculty & Staff Students
10.07.2021

Helping students, spoonful by tasty spoonful

Ceramics classmates' uniquely crafted bowls add local color to the green of a Bush Campus Center pool table.
Ceramics classmates’ uniquely crafted bowls add local color to the green of a Bush Campus Center pool table.
Jennifer N. Severson (center), head cook at CC Commons, and Denise M. Gardner-Butler, dining services worker, serve a Soup for the Soul patron.
Jennifer N. Severson (center), head cook at CC Commons, and Denise M. Gardner-Butler, dining services worker, serve a Soup for the Soul patron.
Goodie bags bear a reminder of the day's ultimate beneficiaries: Penn College's on-campus food pantry and the students who appreciate its availability.
Goodie bags bear a reminder of the day’s ultimate beneficiaries: Penn College’s on-campus food pantry and the students who appreciate its availability.

Dining Services’ third annual Soup for the Soul event, held Thursday in CC Commons, sold over 100 bowls and raised close to $900 for The Cupboard, Penn College’s on-campus food pantry. For an $8 donation, participants enjoyed a meal that included chicken tortilla or cheddar broccoli soup, roll, beverage, dessert, goodie bag and a beautifully handcrafted bowl. As in past years, the bowls were made and donated by students in instructor David A. Stabley’s ceramics classes.
Photos by Amy S. Lingg, Dining Services marketing assistant

Dining Services Faculty & Staff Students
07.30.2021

Take a student-led tour of Penn College!

Presidential Student Ambassador Lauryn A. Stauffer is your effusive and illuminating guide to Pennsylvania College of Technology in a newly launched video produced by Public Relations & Marketing. Loaded with fresh footage of renovated labs and popular campus hang spots, the comprehensive tour takes you through main campus, down the road to the Lumley Aviation Center and over the mountain to the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

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07.29.2021

Lights … camera … pierogies!

We’ve got talent! Penn College students-turned-actors (from left): Highland, Schooley, Wiest and Flanagan.
We’ve got talent! Penn College students-turned-actors (from left): Highland, Schooley, Wiest and Flanagan.
Glowing goodness (expertly prepared and presented by a food stylist)
Glowing goodness (expertly prepared and presented by a food stylist)
Cameras roll …
Cameras roll …
... and truly roll on a dolly track as the cast and crew go "on location" in Capitol Eatery.
… and truly roll on a dolly track as the cast and crew go “on location” in Capitol Eatery.

Capitol Eatery transformed into a “movie set” of sorts this week when a production crew filmed a video for Mrs. T’s Pierogies in the Dauphin Hall dining unit. In addition to utilizing one of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s inspiring spaces, four students were cast as “actors” for the marketing piece.

“Penn College has always been a wonderful customer and partner with Mrs. T’s. We’re excited for this opportunity for the campus to host our college and university marketing video campaign,” said Victoria DeHart, Mrs. T’s regional sales manager for eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and the mid-Atlantic, and national college and university specialist. “The video will be shared with food service directors and executive chefs at colleges and universities throughout the country to showcase the benefits of Mrs. T’s pierogies.”

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Dining Services Faculty & Staff Students
06.04.2021

First Quality provides support for Penn College student-parents

The First Quality Group of companies, a leader in personal health care products and a longtime corporate partner of Pennsylvania College of Technology, has donated a number of sought-after items to the campus food pantry.

In coordination with the college’s Inclusion Task Force, First Quality contributed feminine hygiene products, diapers and wipes to The Cupboard’s inventory. Operated by Dining Services in the Bush Campus Center and supported solely by community donations, the pantry assists students who are struggling with food insecurities and hygiene needs.

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College Relations Dining Services Faculty & Staff Students
04.03.2021

Donations to The Cupboard appreciated

The Cupboard at Penn CollegeDonations are always welcomed at The Cupboard at Penn College, an on-campus food pantry, including items that aren’t food. In March, The Cupboard was grateful to receive a donation by the Student Nurses’ Association of over 75 health and beauty products.

The Cupboard provides aid to Penn College students who may be having a difficult time purchasing enough food to avoid hunger for themselves and their families.

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College Relations Dining Services Faculty & Staff Students
03.18.2021

COVID meals served to nearly 500 students in 2020-21 to date

A total of 3,546 meals were provided to 484 Penn College students in COVID-related isolation or quarantine so far this academic year, according to Dining Services statistics shared Thursday with the administration.

Figures through February break down into: dinner, 1,258; lunch, 877; breakfast, 817; and brunch, 243. In addition, 351 bagged items (muffins, noodle bowls, sandwiches, snacks, etc.) were given to students who began the testing/isolation process after Dining Services made its deliveries for the day.

The highest number of total meals was 915 in September; November was second with 800. Wildcat Athletics coaches helped make some of the meal dropoffs, it was noted, indicative of the institution’s collaborative approach to serving students affected by the pandemic.

Dining Services Faculty & Staff Sports Students
02.17.2021

Penn College cook takes first in Mrs. T’s Pierogies recipe contest

Mrs. T’s Pierogies recently named a recipe developed by a head cook at Pennsylvania College of Technology the winner of its Fall 2020 College & University Recipe Contest.

Jennifer N. Severson, head cook in the college’s CC Commons dining unit, received first place honors – including a $500 gift card – for her Fall Pierogi Hash.

Severson’s recipe calls for bacon, butternut squash, green apples, yellow onions and, of course, Mrs. T’s pierogies.

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Dining Services Faculty & Staff
12.01.2020

Students in COVID seclusion give positive feedback to Dining Services

Capitol Eatery employees decorated the tops of the to-go boxes as they prepared to deliver Thanksgiving meals.
Capitol Eatery employees decorated the tops of the to-go boxes as they prepared to deliver Thanksgiving meals.
KDR staff puts smiley-face stickers on meal orders to brighten students' day!
KDR staff puts smiley-face stickers on meal orders to brighten students’ day!

Penn College’s Dining Services staff has been collectively called an “essential hero” for preparing and providing nourishment to students cloistered by the coronavirus.

“We have delivered just over 2,500 meals since Aug. 5 – continuously – to 380 affected students in isolation and quarantine on campus,” director Mark J. Leo said Monday.

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Dining Services Faculty & Staff Students
11.12.2020

Campus comes together to ‘Give Thanks’ and ‘Paw It Forward’

Student college relations assistants collaborated with fellow student leaders to coordinate campuswide “Give Thanks” engagement efforts to show their gratitude to those who invest in the Penn College experience.

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College Relations Dining Services Scholarships Students
10.22.2020

Sale of soups, ceramics soulfully benefits food pantry

The table is set, making mealtime better for those in need.
The table is set, making mealtime better for those in need.
Campus artisans provided unique wares ...
Campus artisans provided unique wares …
... for a ceramic art sale that added to the fundraiser's success.
… for a ceramic art sale that added to the fundraiser’s success.

Dining Services held its third annual Soup for the Soul event on Thursday, raising more than $1,100 to benefit The Cupboard. For an $8 donation, participants chose a handcrafted bowl and enjoyed a meal of chicken tortilla or cheddar broccoli soup, roll, dessert and beverage. A ceramic art sale was held in conjunction with the benefit meal, featuring such items as mugs, pitchers, wall hangings and tiny statues. Bowls and art pieces were made and donated by instructor David A. Stabley and students in his ceramic and wood sculpture classes. For more information on the food pantry, housed on the first floor of the Bush Campus Center (Room 105H, at the rear of CC Commons), email The Cupboard or visit the Dining Services portal page.
Photos by Noelle B. Bloom, assistant director, Dining Services

Dining Services Faculty & Staff Students
10.14.2020

Dining Services’ COVID response noted in national trade publication

Penn College Dining Services’ efforts to maintain continuity during the coronavirus pandemic, both during a spring shutdown and after in-person instruction resumed with the fall semester, are featured in the Summer 2020 cover story of Campus Dining Today, published by The National Association of College & University Food Services: Campus Dining Today

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