Skip to main content
Main Penn College Website
Penn College Calendar
For a list of all events on campus, go to the Calendar.
Events Faculty & Staff Students

Employers heavily recruit Penn College students

The Spring 2019 Career Fair attracted more than 450 employers – including 29 Fortune 500 companies – to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Field House (shown here) and Bardo Gymnasium. Employers were offering 5,000-plus jobs and internships.

Employers plan to hire 16.6 percent more graduates from the class of 2019 than they did from the previous year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The recent Pennsylvania College of Technology Career Fair reflected that trend.

The college expanded its Career Fair to a two-day, two-location event in order to accommodate the surge of employers recruiting “tomorrow makers” from the school’s 100-plus diverse majors. More than 450 employers – including 29 Fortune 500 companies – networked with students in the college’s Field House and Bardo Gymnasium, offering 5,000-plus jobs and internships.

“Expanding the Career Fair was essential to meet the needs of employers,” said Erin S. Shultz, coordinator of career development. “Every year it seems the demand for our students increases because of the tremendous value of their applied technology education. Our graduates are real-world ready.”

Read more

Events Faculty & Staff Students

Turning imagination into impactful reality

Conversing with students and faculty in the Makerspace
Conversing with students and faculty in the Makerspace
During the Makerspace visit, Brueckner explains her “Embodisuit” that allows its wearer to map signals onto different places on the body to experience meaningful connections.
During the Makerspace visit, Brueckner explains her “Embodisuit” that allows its wearer to map signals onto different places on the body to experience meaningful connections.
Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs/provost, introduces the speaker ...
Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs/provost, introduces the speaker …
... who closed out a busy Thursday visit as a colloquium keynoter in the ACC Auditorium.
… who closed out a busy Thursday visit as a colloquium keynoter in the ACC Auditorium.
Brueckner describes her prototype for an “Empathy Amulet,” a networked wearable device connecting anonymous people through shared warmth.
Brueckner describes her prototype for an “Empathy Amulet,” a networked wearable device connecting anonymous people through shared warmth.

“I’m so impressed with what good makers you are!” Sophia Brueckner said at the start of her Technology & Society Colloquia Series talk in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.

The futurist artist/designer/engineer toured the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus Thursday, addressed a small afternoon gathering of mostly industrial design and graphic design students and faculty in The Dr. Welch Workshop – A Makerspace at Penn College, and delivered her keynote address, “Prototyping Alternative Futures,” to a crowd of college and community attendees in the evening.

Read more

Alumni Events Students

Spring Career Fair

Plastics and polymer engineering technology students Cassie N. Shook, of Wesport, and Evan M. Prough, of Lock Haven, visit with a graduate of their major: B. Braun Medical Inc.'s Daniel M. Dietrich.

Business and industry from across the country attended Penn College’s on-campus Career Fair this week to offer thousands of opportunities to tomorrow makers. Students and alumni attending the fair – chronicled in this PCToday photo gallery – purposefully strolled the Field House and Bardo Gymnasium in search of recruiters with whom to network and learn what internship and job opportunities are available. Tuesday’s opening of Penn College’s two-day Career Fair attracted broadcast interest from the area’s NBC and ABC affiliates. WBRE’s Morgan Parrish and WNEP’s Kristina Papa both visited campus Tuesday, talking with Career Services staff, students and employers involved in the premier networking event.

Read more

Events

Sci-fi-inspired prototypes focus of futurist designer’s talk

Sophia Brueckner

A futurist designer will share her insights into science fiction-inspired prototyping at the next Technology & Society Colloquia Series talk at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Sophia Brueckner, assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art & Design, will deliver “Prototyping Alternative Futures” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.

Read more

Events Gallery

Colorful, eclectic installations on display at Penn College gallery

Eclectic AND electric, "Light Switch" adds an interactive level to the exhibit on campus.

Delivering a dose of color and curiosity to The Gallery at Penn College are artist Abraham Ferraro’s mailable sculptures and interactive installations.

The exhibition, titled “Every Which Way,” will run March 19 through April 18 in the gallery, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library.

A closing reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, featuring a gallery talk by the artist at 5:30 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Read more

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

Match your interests to your future at Spring Open House

The Madigan Library (left) and Bush Campus Center will be hubs of activity during Penn College’s Spring 2019 Open House, an April 6 event highlighting the college’s unique educational mission and hands-on approach to learning.

College-minded students, overwhelmed by piles of possibilities as they consider which career path to follow, can sort through the clutter of options during a revealing visit to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Spring Open House.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, members of the Penn College community will welcome potential students and their families, sharing their unique experiences from an institution that has helped tomorrow makers find their niche for more than a century.

Read more

Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts Business & Hospitality Business & Hospitality Management Events Scholarships

Visiting Chef Dinner to feature Mediterranean-inspired menu

Chef Manuel Uribe, sous chef for Terzo Piano restaurant in the Art Institute of Chicago, will work alongside students during the Visiting Chef Series dinner and related activities at Pennsylvania College of Technology in April.

A member of the Barilla Pasta World Championship team will headline Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Visiting Chef Series in April.

Chef Manuel Uribe, sous chef for Terzo Piano, a restaurant inside the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, will spend three days on campus with the restaurant’s lead pastry chef, Rachel Erceg, mentoring students and working alongside them to produce the elegant Visiting Chef Dinner that will culminate their visit.

Read more

Dental Hygiene Events Nursing & Health Sciences Students

‘Sealant Saturday’ volunteers strengthen children’s smiles

Dental hygiene students provide fun learning stations for families visiting the event. Standing, from left, are Lori M. Weaver, of Newmanstown; Hailey A. Gearhart, of Philipsburg; Dana L. Kraft, of Royersford; Samantha K. Steiger, of Howard; and Michayla J. Roberts, of Newville. Kneeling are Sydney E. Brewer, of Gettysburg, and Staci M. Senior, of State College.
Dental hygiene students provide fun learning stations for families visiting the event. Standing, from left, are Lori M. Weaver, of Newmanstown; Hailey A. Gearhart, of Philipsburg; Dana L. Kraft, of Royersford; Samantha K. Steiger, of Howard; and Michayla J. Roberts, of Newville. Kneeling are Sydney E. Brewer, of Gettysburg, and Staci M. Senior, of State College.
Weaver shows youngsters the best way to brush teeth.
Weaver shows youngsters the best way to brush teeth.
Student Kelsey L. McKenrick, of Gilbertsville, provides services to a youngster.
Student Kelsey L. McKenrick, of Gilbertsville, provides services to a youngster.
From left, students Madison P. Weaver, of Belleville; Shelby L. Schreiber, of Saint Marys; and McKaila F. Daniels, of Roulette, practice their skill in the college’s well-equipped dental hygiene clinic to serve the community.
From left, students Madison P. Weaver, of Belleville; Shelby L. Schreiber, of Saint Marys; and McKaila F. Daniels, of Roulette, practice their skill in the college’s well-equipped dental hygiene clinic to serve the community.

The college’s dental hygiene program partnered with the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association and local dentists and hygienists, who volunteered their efforts, to provide free dental services to 32 children during “Sealant Saturday” on March 2. Their work included placing 184 dental sealants, equaling about $6,000 worth of free services, during this community outreach event.

Dining Services Events Students

Coming soon to a dining unit near you!

KDR caters to the curious!
KDR caters to the curious!
Sampling the fare
Sampling the fare
Sriracha turkey naanwiches add some bite to the buffet.
Sriracha turkey naanwiches add some bite to the buffet.
Dining Services manager Danna M. Brooks serves up a preview of dishes on the horizon.
Dining Services manager Danna M. Brooks serves up a preview of dishes on the horizon.

Dining Services held a “Recipe Showcase” Thursday afternoon, distributing free samples of new dishes coming to campus dining units in the Fall 2019 semester. Among the items taste-tested by students in the Keystone Dining Room were carved pork prime rib with “secret weapon sauce,” horseradish-crusted salmon, dill pickle fried chicken sandwiches, Cajun chicken cheesesteak pizza, Maui chicken naanwiches, Sriracha turkey naanwiches, pasta e fajioli, chicken waffle sliders, cauliflower-crust cheese pizza, pancake roll-ups, ancient grains, honey citrus carrots, Waldorf farro grain salad and edible chocolate chip cookie dough.
Photos by J.J. Boettcher, student photographer

 

 

Events Faculty & Staff

College hosts hundreds of SkillsUSA competitors

Secondary students go through their paces with poise, professionalism and pride in representing their school.
Secondary students go through their paces with poise, professionalism and pride in representing their school.
Competition areas dovetaul perfectly with the instructional labs at Penn College, from collision repair ...
Competition areas dovetaul perfectly with the instructional labs at Penn College, from collision repair …
...  to construction carpentry.
… to construction carpentry.

Penn College once again hosted the annual SkillsUSA District 6 competition in February, involving approximately 285 students from 12 area vocational and high schools. “The students were spread out across the campus competing in various skilled and leadership events,” said James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding and the college’s SkillsUSA adviser. “The event was another success and can be credited to all the Penn College employees who helped to run the events and shuttle students to competition areas.” Winners at the regional competition, which was delayed by a Jan. 25 snowstorm, will go on to the state conference at Hershey in mid-April.
Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

College Transitions Events Faculty & Staff Students

Young audience absorbed by STEM-onstrations

A pupil from the Sullivan County School District learns the principles of pneumatics, courtesy of West Pharmaceutical Services.

Organizations from across the region came together on Thursday on the Penn College campus to provide fun and educational activities in science, technology, engineering and math for elementary- and middle-school students. Families were invited to an evening event in the Field House, and during the day, fifth-graders from many area schools attended a sneak preview that also included a live science show by The Franklin Institute and the School of Business & Hospitality’s popular “Taste of Technology” presentation – complete with fun and delicious demonstrations of physical and chemical phase changes in food – by Chef Frank M. Suchwala, associate professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, and baking and culinary arts students. Students and employees from several other Penn College academic programs also participated. The event is coordinated on campus by the Office of College Transitions and First Year Initiatives and sponsored by Penn College, Lycoming College and the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.

Read more

Events Students

Music to one’s ears (and taste buds)

Myal Soul fills CC Commons with uncommon musical talent.
Myal Soul fills CC Commons with uncommon musical talent.
The Jamaican flag adorns a bowl of fried plantains, adding Caribbean flair to the bill of fare.
The Jamaican flag adorns a bowl of fried plantains, adding Caribbean flair to the bill of fare.
Posters, including one honoring authors Alice Walker and Langston Hughes, celebrate contributions of African-Americans.
Posters, including one honoring authors Alice Walker and Langston Hughes, celebrate contributions of African-Americans.
Buttons reflect an array of cultural and historic experience.
Buttons reflect an array of cultural and historic experience.
Students applaud the entertainment.
Students applaud the entertainment.

Students enjoyed live reggae and a savory meal at Wednesday’s Soul Food Buffet, held (in the aftermath of a snowstorm, no less) in the Bush Campus Center as part of Penn College’s Black History Month observance. The dinner is among a series of commemorative activities organized by Diversity & Community Engagement; upcoming events include a Diversi-tea Dialogue, focusing on black poets and their works, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 105C of the Campus Center, and a free showing of “42,” a film about baseball’s Jackie Robinson, at 7 that night in the Student & Administrative Services Center presentation room.
Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

Events Faculty & Staff Students

Tickets ‘totally’ available for 80s Murder Mystery Dinner

Becker (left) and Meszaros, students in Chef Michael J. Ditchfield's catering class, were instrumental in the dinner planning. (Photo by Trisha M. Temple, coordinator of student activities-programming)
Becker (left) and Meszaros, students in Chef Michael J. Ditchfield’s catering class, were instrumental in the dinner planning. (Photo by Trisha M. Temple, coordinator of student activities-programming)

Join Student Activities for “an evening of lace, ruffles and neon” in a retro Murder Mystery Dinner themed around “My Killer 80s Prom.” Janelle R. Becker, a culinary arts and systems student from Fort Loudon, and Lauren N. Meszaros, a culinary arts technology major from Starruca, created the playful menu for the dinner, which will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Thompson Professional Development Center. Tickets are $16.95 for Penn College students (flex, declining balance and credit cards accepted) and $19.95 for college faculty and staff; patrons – who are encouraged to don their finest period-appropriate attire – can register online or at the Bush Campus Center information desk. For more, consult the event poster: Murder Mystery Dinner