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Events Faculty & Staff Students

Campus volunteers blanket community with hope, heart

Sisters of Theta Phi Alpha sorority with signed cards
Sisters of Theta Phi Alpha sorority with signed cards
Handwritten holiday cards await delivery to servicemen and women.
Handwritten holiday cards await delivery to servicemen and women.
Bernice C. Weaver (left), of Newville, enrolled in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration, and Skylar J. Merrick, a pre-radiography major from Mansfield, sort donated clothing for Dwell Orphan Care.
Bernice C. Weaver (left), of Newville, enrolled in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration, and Skylar J. Merrick, a pre-radiography major from Mansfield, sort donated clothing for Dwell Orphan Care.
Dwell's Hope Chest, "a closet for children who need things of their own"
Dwell’s Hope Chest, “a closet for children who need things of their own”
Jordan C. Palmer (left), a pre-radiography major from Honesdale, and Daija S. Mehaffie, of York, in pre-dental hygiene, work on the agency's year-end mailing.
Jordan C. Palmer (left), a pre-radiography major from Honesdale, and Daija S. Mehaffie, of York, in pre-dental hygiene, work on the agency’s year-end mailing.

Students who enjoy giving back to their community participated in two (community) Service Saturday opportunities on Nov. 14. The first was a holiday card-signing for military personnel, held in the CC Commons dining unit in the Bush Campus Center. Fifteen students and Allison Bressler Grove, director of the Office of Student Engagement, volunteered their time to write approximately 350 heartfelt holiday messages to those in the armed services. The signed cards then went to Sarah R. Yoder, coordinator of admissions operations, who sees that they are distributed every year (her brother is on active duty). The second volunteer opportunity was held at Dwell Orphan Care in Williamsport. Five students and Shannon L. Skaluba, student organization and information center specialist, assisted with sorting clothing and other items for The Hope Chest, which provides new and gently used clothing, shoes and necessities for foster and adoptive children of all ages. In addition, prep work was done for Dwell’s year-end (community) Service Saturdayappeal mailing. Interested in volunteering? Email the Office of Student Engagement to be added to the (community) Service Saturday interest list.
Photos provided by Shannon L. Skaluba

November 17, 2020
Events Faculty & Staff Scholarships Students

SGA fall fundraiser to benefit Student Leader Legacy Scholarship

Items include gift baskets assembled and donated by the Wildcat Events Board ...
Items include gift baskets assembled and donated by the Wildcat Events Board …
... Dining Services ...
… Dining Services …
... The College Store ...
… The College Store …
... and esports.
… and esports.

Join the Student Government Association from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday (Nov. 17-19) for its fall fundraiser in the Bush Campus Center lobby. All proceeds from the event benefit the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship, which is awarded annually to students that display exemplary leadership in the Penn College community. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Student Government Association was not able to host its annual silent auction fundraiser in Spring 2020. After various discussions, SGA decided that hosting this fall fundraiser would be a great additional way to raise funds for the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship,” said David Eaton, SGA’s vice president of finance and a web and interactive media student from Harrisburg. “I would like to thank the SGA finance committee in advance for helping with the creation, execution and turnout of the event.” Bidders on the various items, donated by the Penn College and Williamsport communities, can register on-site with an SGA representative and need not be present when the winners are announced.
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November 17, 2020
Events Faculty & Staff Gallery Students

Campus community invited to gallery exhibit

QR codes offering audio files by the artist are a new feature in the exhibition space.
QR codes offering audio files by the artist are a new feature in the exhibition space.
Haviland's prints mimic waves on the gallery floor.
Haviland’s prints mimic waves on the gallery floor.

Students and employees of Pennsylvania College of Technology are invited to visit The Gallery at Penn College to view the current exhibit: Melissa Haviland’s “You can’t take it with you …

The free exhibit can be viewed through Dec. 3 on Mondays, from 2 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery, on the third floor of Madigan Library. As with all other campus locations, masks and social distancing are required.

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November 4, 2020
Alumni Career Services College Relations Events Students

Career Fair’s virtual transition no hindrance to student-employer connection

Pennsylvania College of Technology students embarked on a new approach to career exploration through the first-ever Virtual Career Fair. This Career Services-hosted event was held Oct. 20-21.

“Over the two days (for a period of 12 hours), 154 companies and 468 students connected through nearly 1,000 video chats – an impressive number of professional conversations in the pursuit of internship and career placement,” said Shelley Moore, director of career services.

Penn College’s career fairs have shown continued growth since 2009. The Spring 2020 Career Fair – slated to have more than 450 employers in attendance – had to be canceled due to the complexities of the coronavirus pandemic. Such complexities remained an obstacle as the plans commenced for Fall 2020.

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November 3, 2020
Events Gallery

Virtual exhibit offers audio explorations by artist

The Gallery at Penn College is offering Melissa Haviland’s “You can’t take it with you …” as a virtual exhibit online. The gallery is temporarily closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although The Gallery at Penn College is temporarily closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has adapted by offering virtual exhibits to enjoy online.

Artist Melissa Haviland’s “You can’t take it with you …” exhibit can be viewed on the gallery’s website and includes audio clips by the artist.

“In addition to creating new work for this show, Melissa Haviland recorded audio descriptions for her five installations, so all visitors could have a fuller experience and understanding of the artwork,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. “While our artist-in-residence program has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a place to view, listen and learn in the virtual sphere that we hope our audience will enjoy.”

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October 23, 2020
Alumni Aviation Engineering Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Students

College provides invaluable assist during airport ’emergency’

Jets of water shoot from airport-owned apparatus.

Penn College students, faculty and equipment were integral to Saturday’s simulated emergency at the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville. A triennial requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration, this year’s drill featured a smoky runway collision that allowed crews the opportunity to test the strengths and weaknesses of their response systems. Matthew D. Krepps, an instructor of aviation maintenance technology, coordinated the college’s involvement in the Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority exercise, which included student “victims” and two planes from the Lumley Aviation Center’s instructional fleet: a recently donated CL-600 Challenger corporate jet and an older Sabreliner aircraft. A fog machine was used in the latter plane to obscure the vision of rescue workers without using actual smoke that would choke the student volunteers acting as injured passengers.

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Events Students

Coming ‘home’ to hands-on happiness

Serena V. Bergeron, an automotive technology management: collision repair concentration student from Lansdale, stuffs a plush leopard takeaway near a canopy of fall foliage.

The Homecoming and Parent & Family Celebration, while not unaffected by lingering COVID-19 accommodations, still managed to further the unique sense of belonging among Penn College students and graduates. Alumni could connect virtually to their alma mater through several events, and a variety of on-campus activities for current enrollees – both over the weekend and during the days immediately before – brought a pervasive collegiality to the autumn air.

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Alumni Events Students

In-house artist designs Homecoming T-shirt

Ebersole models one of her commemorative creations, with a little help from some appropriately attired 'Student Bodies."
Ebersole models one of her commemorative creations, with a little help from some appropriately attired ‘Student Bodies.”

Homecoming and Parent & Family Celebration logoWhen Office of Student Engagement staff talked about having a student work on a giveaway for this year’s Homecoming and Parent & Family Celebration, they soon realized that help was but a few feet away: Morgan K. Ebersole, a graphic design major who has worked as a Bush Campus Center Information Desk assistant since Fall 2016.

T-shirts bearing Ebersole’s design will be distributed free to students throughout this week – pop-up locations will be listed on Student Life social media and the Stall Wall Weekly – and available for sale ($10.95) at The College Store for alumni, families and employees.

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October 5, 2020
Alumni Career Services Events Students

Penn College to conduct virtual career fair

Pennsylvania College of Technology is connecting its real-world-ready students with eager prospective employers despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The college will conduct its annual Fall Career Fair virtually, Oct. 20-21, providing ample opportunity for students and employers to discuss internship and full-time job opportunities. Employers may register for the Career Fair through Oct. 16.

“Our office has been improvising since the early days of the pandemic, when we shifted many of our services online,” said Shelley L. Moore, director of career services. “Using a virtual platform for the Career Fair is the latest example of adapting to social-distancing and travel restrictions for the benefit of both students and employers.”

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September 29, 2020
Events Faculty & Staff Students

Canine caucus endorses friendliness platform

San (left), a purebred Pembroke Welsh corgi, gets a closer look at Buxton, a Chihuahua/Pomeranian belonging to Dining Services' Susan M. Phillips ...
San (left), a purebred Pembroke Welsh corgi, gets a closer look at Buxton, a Chihuahua/Pomeranian belonging to Dining Services’ Susan M. Phillips …
... and looks skyward to her owner, Ethan L. Arnett, a construction management major from Hanover, Md., and president of the Phi Mu Delta fraternity.
… and looks skyward to her owner, Ethan L. Arnett, a construction management major from Hanover, Md., and president of the Phi Mu Delta fraternity.
An information table feeds voter awareness and encourages signup by Pennsylvania's Oct. 19 deadline.
An information table feeds voter awareness and encourages signup by Pennsylvania’s Oct. 19 deadline.
Socially distanced dogs keep vigil for the next human to please.
Socially distanced dogs keep vigil for the next human to please.
Ever popular with students is this mixed-breed resident companion of Cathy E. Gamez, hall coordinator for Rose Street Commons. Enjoying Dexter's company is Abby L. Kimble, of South Williamsport, enrolled in electronics and computer engineering technology: robotics and automation emphasis.
Ever popular with students is this mixed-breed resident companion of Cathy E. Gamez, hall coordinator for Rose Street Commons. Enjoying Dexter’s company is Abby L. Kimble, of South Williamsport, enrolled in electronics and computer engineering technology: robotics and automation emphasis.

“Hot Dog, You’re Voting!” held from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday on the Thompson Professional Development Center lawn, provided students the opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, campus support services and, of course, dogs! An election-year spinoff of a winning campus tradition, the event – held on National Voter Registration Day – included information about voting, friendly (masked) faces and treats for all.
Photos by Tim Wegman, student photographer

September 23, 2020
Events

Celebrating ‘We the People’

Constitution Week, National Voter Registration Day observedThe observance of Constitution Week (Sept. 17-23), as well as Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day, offers the Penn College community a reminder of an informed citizenry’s role in protecting and defending America’s foundational framework. An information table has been set up through Wednesday evening in the Bush Campus Center lobby, stocked with pocket editions of the U.S. Constitution, voter swag and registration applications. Similar tables have been provided throughout the past week in various campus locations, with the cooperation of the League of Women Voters, to mark the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of America’s fundamental document.

September 22, 2020
Events General Information Students

Thinking about community service? Here’s something to chew on!

Student Engagement provided all the materials with which to make a dog's day.
Student Engagement provided all the materials with which to make a dog’s day.
The second floor of the Bush Campus Center, equipped with the necessary technology for group instruction, also provides ample room to responsibly spread out.
The second floor of the Bush Campus Center, equipped with the necessary technology for group instruction, also provides ample room to responsibly spread out.
Handcrafted with love, and destined for a doggie donation
Handcrafted with love, and destined for a doggie donation

Seventeen service-driven Penn College students, many of them representing campus organizations, took part in the Office of Student Engagement’s recent “(community) Service Saturday” in Penn’s Inn. “We made dog toys from T-shirts and dog-friendly tennis balls using a ‘recipe’ packet I compiled and watching YouTube video tutorials,” said Shannon L. Skaluba, student organization and information center specialist, who facilitated the Sept. 12 activity (and provided the accompanying photos). “Many learned how to tie square knots during the event, an essential skill in making homemade dog toys. We had a great time!” The box of toys fashioned by the properly masked and socially distanced group will be donated to the Lycoming County SPCA. “(community) Service Saturday” events, held the second Saturday of the month, provide Penn College students with opportunities to volunteer within the Greater Williamsport area. The next will be held from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 10, when participants will clean up off-campus neighborhoods and Ways Garden. All (community) Service Saturdayappropriate supplies will be provided; the group will meet in front of the ACC for 9 a.m. Those interested should sign up in advance by submitting the “(community) Service Saturday” registration form on the Student Engagement portal page. Questions? Email the office for answers!

September 18, 2020
Events Students

Community-building event lets students know #YouAreWelcomeHere

Welcoming Week 2020

Penn College is participating in Welcoming Week (Sept. 12-20), a nationally recognized movement that promotes environments that are inclusive and welcoming to all – no matter where they’re from. This year’s theme is “Creating Home Together,” embodied in a Wednesday afternoon cupcake-decorating event on the Bush Campus Center patio. Students also had the opportunity to post their responses to the question, “What makes Penn College home?” While the pandemic prevented some from joining the celebration of their campus home, the college is proud to have 11 students from six countries (Grenada, India, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Vietnam).

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Engineering Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Students Welding

EDA recognized for $2 million role in welding expansion

Economic Development AdministratonA special virtual event Thursday afternoon honored the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s support of expanded welding facilities at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

A $2 million public works grant from the EDA was the acknowledged catalyst for the additional instructional space in the Lycoming Metal Trades Center – “an incredible facility that will truly transform tomorrow,” as characterized by Bradley M. Webb, dean of engineering technologies – that was dedicated in February.

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September 10, 2020
Events Faculty & Staff Students

Events bring students together, even when apart

Matheu A. Davenport, an engineering design technology student from Lewisburg, chose cherry blossoms for his fan’s décor, a nod to celebrating Asian culture, he said.

An inspirational duo of outdoor Student Engagement events this week reinforced a message to even the most pandemic-weary Wildcats: “Explore your campus, interact with your community and embrace one another.” Tuesday afternoon’s annual Fall Fusion, held near the Field House, provided a one-stop introduction to manifold involvement opportunities, while Wednesday’s Multicultural Lawn Party (rescheduled from Sept. 3 due to weather) celebrated Penn College’s diversity.

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