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Campus lawn turns landing zone for massive military transport

Against a fall-colored backdrop, the Chinook lands outside the library.

A CH-47F Chinook helicopter made two landings on the Madigan Library lawn Friday, picking up Penn College’s Army ROTC cadets – and other members of the Lock Haven University-based Bald Eagle Battalion – for a field training exercise in Tioga County. The twin-engine, tandem-rotor ‘copter attracted a curious multigenerational crowd, which was afforded the rare opportunity to talk with cadets and peek inside the cavernous transport craft. WNEP’s Kristina Papa prepared a segment that aired that evening, and the college’s Public Relations & Marketing office produced a video from the visit.

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Practical nursing information session to be held in Northern Tier

Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal-care facilities and human-service organizations.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Outreach Practical Nursing Program, based in the Wellsboro Area School District, will host an information session for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the former music room of the district’s administration building.

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Army ROTC training to feature Chinook landings on campus 

Penn College ROTC cadets rose before the sun for physical training on a foggy October morning.

As part of a field training exercise for Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Army ROTC cadets, a CH-47F Chinook twin-engine, tandem-rotor cargo helicopter will land on the Madigan Library lawn on Friday, Oct. 26.

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Penn College welding expansion project underway

Ground was broken recently for a welding expansion project at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Made possible in part by a $2 million grant provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, the project will increase the size of welding-related instructional space in the Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center by approximately 35,000 square feet.

Construction has commenced on a project that will expand and enhance the space available for welding instruction at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The expansion, made possible in part by a $2 million grant provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, will increase the size of welding-related instructional space in the Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center by approximately 35,000 square feet.

Expanding will allow the welding program to grow the curriculum and enroll up to 60 more students annually. Traditionally, the program has a waiting list for enrollees.

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Board re-elects officers, approves parameters for state budget request 

The Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors on Thursday re-elected its slate of officers and approved parameters for the college’s state budget request for 2019-20. 

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Lycoming Engines’ instructional support lauded at sign dedication

From left, Michael Kraft, senior vice president and general manager for Lycoming Engines; Pennsylvania College of Technology President Davie Jane Gilmour; and aviation technology student Warren K. Bitterman, of Zieglerville, Montgomery County, all spoke at a dedication ceremony honoring Lycoming Engines’ ongoing support for the college.

Lycoming Engines’ longtime support of Pennsylvania College of Technology and its academic programs was celebrated on campus recently with the unveiling of new signage at the college’s Metal Trades Center.

Members of the Penn College community and representatives of Lycoming Engines – including alumni of the college employed by the company – gathered on Oct. 2 to dedicate the Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center sign on the front lawn of the facility.

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EMT course scheduled for three sites in area

An Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Jan. 14, will be offered at three locations by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Look what the ‘cat drove in!

A Penn College-branded Susquehanna Trailways bus drops its passengers at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue in New York City on Saturday.

A Susquehanna Trailways motor coach, wrapped in Penn College Pride, made an appearance on the streets of Midtown Manhattan on Saturday, called into service for one of the carrier’s “do as you please” excursions to New York City. The bus is one of two that were unveiled last fall in conjunction with the college’s full membership in NCAA Division III.

Taking our show on the road

Rhonda S. Walker, alumni relations specialist, prepares to engage Thursday's visitors to the horticulture booth ...

... while Michael Damiani, instructor of aviation maintenance, does likewise as a knowledgeable ambassador for his academic school.

Representatives of Penn College’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies are welcoming guests to the 163rd annual Bloomsburg Fair, talking with alumni and prospective students at the ever-popular annual event. Carl J. Bower, associate professor of horticulture, and his classes showed off their major in an attractive booth that featured a student-designed fire pit and patio, along with a water feature on loan from Natural Waterscapes in South Williamsport. Other majors – including collision repair, aviation, Honda PACT and automotive restoration – were featured elsewhere in the sprawling venue, with a display that includes vehicles and a paint simulator.

Penn College Supports Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA STEM Mobile

Representing Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania are, from left, Valerie Whyman, fund development, and Casey Miller, Lewisburg-based program coordinator, who will use the STEM Mobile to deliver activities directly to girls. At right is Elizabeth A. Biddle, director of corporate relations for Penn College, sponsor of the STEM Mobile.

Supporting efforts to give thousands of girls the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math, Pennsylvania College of Technology has partnered with Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania and its Girls Go STEM initiative by sponsoring the organization’s new Lewisburg-based STEM Mobile.

The STEM Mobile, adorned with Penn College’s logo, will be utilized by GSHPA staff traveling to community events throughout central Pennsylvania to promote STEM education for girls and young women through hands-on and collaborative activities.

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Penn College Dental Hygiene Clinic Offers Care to Community

Pennsylvania College of Technology dental hygiene students, under the supervision of licensed dental professionals, provide affordable services to the public in the college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic.

The dental hygiene clinic at Pennsylvania College of Technology provides affordable preventive dental care to patrons from the surrounding community.

Services include cleanings ($5 to $15), exams, sealants ($10 first tooth, $5 each additional tooth) and X-rays ($2 to $15). To schedule an appointment, call 570-327-4500.

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‘Working Class’ Series Offers New Art Challenge, TV Marathon

Calling all budding artists and scientists! Pennsylvania College of Technology and WVIA Public Media, producers of the “Working Class” public television series, are seeking entries in its latest K-12 art challenge, “Why Science Matters.”

Deadline for entries is Dec. 1. The challenge invites student artists to depict the importance of science in everyday life and offers awards in two categories: kindergarten-sixth grade and grades seven-12. Students may use any medium and supplies they choose.

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Penn College Course to Help Prepare Students for SATs

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a course to help high school students prepare for the standardized test used as an admissions tool by many institutions of higher learning.

The course will help students better prepare for success on the exam through live instruction, self-paced learning and individual interaction with a professional instructor. The focus will be on math, English and reading, with an optional writing session available for those who wish to practice their college-ready skills and review with a Penn College faculty member.

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Royal Visitors Share Children’s Day

Youngsters assess a portable butterfly garden, complete with the monarch's habitat of choice: milkweed.

A child's-eye view of the circle of life

Fall colors distinguish this migratory miracle.

Taking flight on the CLC patio

Toddlers at the Dunham Children’s Learning Center got an up-close look at nature’s breathtaking beauty Tuesday, as assistant group leader Michelle M. Cowher brought in monarch butterflies.
Photos by Joyce B. Shrimp, group leader

… and Here’s a Wildcat With Today’s Weather

Hunter B. Budman makes his pointA Montgomery Area High School senior, a dual-enrollment student in the Penn College NOW program, was featured in Joe Snedeker’s morning forecast on Channel 16. Hunter B. Budman, son of Institutional Advancement’s Denise R. Miller, found his way into Wednesday’s on-air outlook. The weather personality, who balances a trademark quirkiness with a serious philanthropic streak, peoples his maps with daily photos of viewers pointing – and Budman (wearing a college T-shirt) was among those to submit an obliging image.

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