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Delicate and delightful, mixed-media exhibit beckons gallery patrons

A large gallery crowd gathers to listen to the artist’s talk.
A large gallery crowd gathers to listen to the artist’s talk.
Backdropped by one of her hand-cut creations, Nguyen shares her process.
Backdropped by one of her hand-cut creations, Nguyen shares her process.
Peeking from behind the main work, the shadow of a mythological, horned jackrabbit delights on teal-colored paper.
Peeking from behind the main work, the shadow of a mythological, horned jackrabbit delights on teal-colored paper.
Hand-cut “ginkgo leaves” spill out from the base of one of the artist’s lace-like works.
Hand-cut “ginkgo leaves” spill out from the base of one of the artist’s lace-like works.
The exhibit title on gallery glass invites artistic exploration.
The exhibit title on gallery glass invites artistic exploration.

Exquisite, intricate beauty greeted a large crowd of college and community members on Thursday evening at the reception for the first exhibit of 2020 in The Gallery at Penn College. “Gathering the Names,” showcasing work by Missouri artist Sarah Nguyen, offers a delicate dance of hand-cut compositions playing with light and shadow, memory and myth, fable and folklore. Nguyen delivered a talk, sharing her inspirations from Japanese scroll art to French cave paintings, detailing her techniques and answering questions from curious gallery guests. “Gathering the Names” is on display through Feb. 28. The gallery, on the third floor of Madigan Library, is open from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Photos by Tim Wegman, student photographer

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Events

Famous dancer-illusionist company performing in Williamsport

Moses Pendleton

The Community Arts Center is providing a unique, sweet treat for northcentral Pennsylvania on Valentine’s Day: a performance that promises to stir the heart, soul and imagination.

“VIVA MOMIX,” a two-act show from renowned dance-illusionist company MOMIX, will take the stage at the performing arts venue on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary season, the Washington, Connecticut-based MOMIX consists of contemporary athletic dancers who use music, props, lighting and inventive choreography to transport audiences to varying depths of emotions. “VIVA MOMIX” is a compilation of highlights from past MOMIX shows.

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January 17, 2020
Events

Tower of Power to perform March 18 at CAC

Tower of Power

Tower of Power, among music’s most dynamic and distinctive acts for more than 50 years, roars into a new decade with a March 18 performance at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. Since its formation in Oakland, California, in 1968, through two dozen albums, Tower of Power has forged a reputation as a crack band of high-achieving musicians fluent in all realms of soul, rock and pop music … with a sophistication and punch like that of Big Band jazz.

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January 15, 2020
Admissions Alumni Business & Hospitality Construction & Design Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies Nursing & Health Sciences Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications Students Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies

Farm Show activities illustrate Penn College’s hands-on magnetism

Sixth-graders from Fleetwood Area Middle School in Berks County proudly show off their keepsake aircraft, some of the 70 or so built at the college's booth that day.

Penn College’s inspiring majors made their customary splash throughout the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg (Jan. 4-11), as a rotating regiment of subject experts satisfied each day’s crowds – intellectually and nutritionally – at the nation’s largest indoor agricultural expo. In addition to the photo gallery below, the college’s involvement was covered by the Pennsylvania Cable Network and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, which featured the schools of Nursing & Health Sciences and Business & Hospitality in its editions.

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Events Gallery

‘Gathering the Names’ exhibit features intricate cut-fiber panels

“Ginkgo Message” is a hand-cut fiber panel measuring 144 inches by 33 inches.

Gathering the Names” is the first exhibit of 2020 at The Gallery at Penn College, located on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library.

Showcasing works by multimedia artist Sarah Nguyen, who uses folklore as a source of artistic inspiration, the exhibit runs Jan. 14 through Feb. 28. A reception is set for Thursday, Jan. 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

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January 13, 2020
Events Faculty & Staff Students

Maintain gift-giving spirit for January blood drive

American Red CrossPenn College Health Services and the American Red Cross will hold a two-day blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21-22, in Penn’s Inn (Bush Campus Center, second floor). Besides helping to keep blood supplies ample during winter weather, when donations can be impacted by inhospitable conditions, the January visit will benefit pediatric cancer patients.

THONFor each unit of blood collected, $4 will be donated to the Four Diamonds Fund on behalf of Penn College Benefiting THON. There will also be free T-shirts and Papa John’s pizza for donors. Schedule a visit online and use the convenient RapidPass to complete the pre-donation readings and health history questions on appointment day.

January 7, 2020
Events Faculty & Staff

Penn College hosting free FAFSA completion session

Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering assistance for current and future college students and their families to complete the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The college’s Financial Aid Office is hosting a FAFSA completion session to assist with the online application process. The FAFSA is required by colleges and universities to determine student eligibility for federal and state grants, loans and some scholarships.

The free session is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 1049 of the Student & Administrative Services Center on the main campus in Williamsport.

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January 6, 2020
Alumni Events Faculty & Staff Students

Decade’s final grads take a ‘bough’ amid holiday greenery

The satisfied smile speaks for itself.

Pennsylvania College of Technology held its Fall Commencement at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. Stephanie A. Petrison, of Landenberg, who received a Bachelor of Science in business administration: sport and event management concentration, was the student speaker. Also addressing December’s class was Ryan P. Good, assistant professor of welding, who was presented with the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award in May. Degrees were conferred by President Davie Jane Gilmour and state Sen. Gene Yaw, chair of the Penn College Board of Directors, and a Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to 2004 business administration graduate Clint Cullison, a senior associate with Greenlee Partners.

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Events

‘Daniel Tiger’ and friends are coming to Williamsport

Schyler Rice portrays Katerina Kittycat in “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: Neighbor Day,” coming to the Community Arts Center in Williamsport on Jan. 16.

Northcentral Pennsylvania will be home to countless smiles and warm hearts to begin the new year, thanks to some new “neighbors.”

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: Neighbor Day,” based on the Emmy Award-winning and top-rated “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” animated television series that airs daily on PBS Kids, will begin its national tour at Williamsport’s Community Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

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December 19, 2019
Events

Iconic former coach visited campus in ’18

Boone addresses an ACC audience early in the Fall 2018 semester.
Boone addresses an ACC audience early in the Fall 2018 semester.

This week’s death of Herman Boone, the high school football coach who inspired Disney’s “Remember the Titans” movie, brought to mind his January 2018 speech at Penn College as part of that year’s Martin Luther King observance. The visit was featured in a PCToday photo gallery, as well as WBRE/WYOU and Williamsport Sun-Gazette news coverage. Boone, who led his T.C. Williams High School team to a Virginia state championship in 1971, died Wednesday in Alexandria, Va., at age 84.

December 19, 2019
Events Faculty & Staff Students

Making spirits bright

Snowman luminaria fashioned from glass jars add a festive touch.
Snowman luminaria fashioned from glass jars add a festive touch.
President Davie Jane Gilmour (who was joined at the brief ATHS proceedings by Patrick C. Ferguson, president of the Student Government Association) announces the fans' favorite creations.
President Davie Jane Gilmour (who was joined at the brief ATHS proceedings by Patrick C. Ferguson, president of the Student Government Association) announces the fans’ favorite creations.
With piping bags full of icing, Wildcat Events Board students eagerly staff the cookie-decorating table. From left are David Eaton, of Harrisburg; Shaqira S. Drummond, of Williamsport; Madison N. Bower, of Muncy; and McKenna N. Myers, of Northumberland.
With piping bags full of icing, Wildcat Events Board students eagerly staff the cookie-decorating table. From left are David Eaton, of Harrisburg; Shaqira S. Drummond, of Williamsport; Madison N. Bower, of Muncy; and McKenna N. Myers, of Northumberland.
The campus family's inventiveness shines through the brisk pre-winter night.
The campus family’s inventiveness shines through the brisk pre-winter night.
With diets moot until the new year, cake pops and cookies tempt attendees.
With diets moot until the new year, cake pops and cookies tempt attendees.

The holiday cards displayed along the Penn College mall were lighted Wednesday evening in a seasonal ceremony that included the announcement of winning entries, as well as a cookies-and-crafts attraction inside the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center. Women in Construction finished first among student organizations in the card competition, enriching its club account by $200. The Occupational Therapy Assistant Club was second ($150) and Cru, third ($100). Among campus offices and departments, first prize went to the Veterans and Military Resource Center, participants from which will be treated to lunch at Le Jeune Chef. Madigan Library claimed second place and Dining Services finished third; representatives from each of those winning groups will enjoy breakfast at the restaurant. Winners were chosen through online voting by 612 employees and students.
Photos by Juvy A. Orillaza, student photographer

December 5, 2019
Events

Medal of Honor recipient to offer ‘Lessons in Leadership’

Edward C. Byers Jr.
Edward C. Byers Jr.

One of only 71 living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor will be among the featured speakers for a Lessons in Leadership event from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 19, in Penn College’s Klump Academic Center Auditorium.  Retired Master Chief Edward C. Byers Jr., U.S. Navy Seal, was honored for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty” as a Hostage Rescue Force Team member in Afghanistan in December 2012.

Greg Welteroth
Greg Welteroth
Karl Horst
Karl Horst

He will be joined on the program by retired Army Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation; and Greg Welteroth, founder of Welteroth Enterprises, whose civilian support of the foundation resulted in his induction into its Circle of Honor earlier this year. The nonprofit, in the midst of a $20 million capital campaign that coincides with its 20th anniversary, is partnering with Ameristrong in sponsoring the event.

While admission is free to the public, reservations are required by Dec. 16.

December 4, 2019
Events Students

Fun competition turns ‘ugly’ at holiday time

An appropriately outfitted Bottorf (far left) explains ground rules to (from left) Bret A. Yetter, a surveying technology student from Liverpool; Evan J. Spickard, of Danville, enrolled in information technology: network specialist concentration; and Daniel J. Kahle, a construction management major from Oil City.
An appropriately outfitted Bottorf (far left) explains ground rules to (from left) Bret A. Yetter, a surveying technology student from Liverpool; Evan J. Spickard, of Danville, enrolled in information technology: network specialist concentration; and Daniel J. Kahle, a construction management major from Oil City.
Human services major Sierra M. Kunig, of Pennsylvania Furnace, prepares for launch ...
Human services major Sierra M. Kunig, of Pennsylvania Furnace, prepares for launch …
... arcing her ball toward one of the trash-can "cups" in play.
… arcing her ball toward one of the trash-can “cups” in play.
With all eyes on the follow-through, Spickard sends a volleyball toward its 44-gallon target.
With all eyes on the follow-through, Spickard sends a volleyball toward its 44-gallon target.

Students enjoyed a life-size pong game in the Field House this past week, trading pingpong balls and plastic cups for volleyballs and lined trash cans. In the double-elimination tournament, according to Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of campus recreation, players had five minutes to clear all of the large “cups” (or the largest number of them) in the quest for prizes. Tie scores resulted in sudden death, with the player who eliminated the first “cup” moving on. In addition to intramural attire for the winners, everyone received a promotional basketball hoop and ball for participating. Competitors were invited to wear “ugly holiday sweaters,” Bottorf said, although the timing of this year’s event – falling before instead of after Thanksgiving – meant that students didn’t have the opportunity to grab their favorite yuletide eyesores from home. Bottorf proved a good sport, however, choosing an apt example from his own collection!
Photos by Tim Wegman, student photographer

December 3, 2019
Dining Services Events Faculty & Staff Students

Gratitude: It’s what’s for dinner

Web developer Michael Richards and son adorably see eye-to-eye over CLC cuisine.

A pair of traditional events helped kick off the holidays Thursday: a festival of Fall Family Fun at the Dunham Children’s Learning Center and Penn College’s annual free Thanksgiving dinner. Parents and grandparents attended the center’s celebration, held each fall in joyful appreciation as the semester draws to an close. A short distance away in the Keystone Dining Room, students enjoyed an employee-served menu that included turkey, filling, gravy, corn, mashed potatoes, beverages and dessert.

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