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Talk to Explore Intersection of Technology, Personal Relationships

The intersection of technology, interpersonal communication and human relationships will be explored in the third presentation of the Daniel J. Doyle Technology & Society Colloquia Series, set for Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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Ethan I. Burch Named ‘Student of the Month’ by SGA

Ethan I. BurchChosen by the Student Government Association as November’s honoree just before the semester break and announced at Wednesday’s SGA meeting, Ethan I. Burch is the latest “Student of the Month” at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Characterized as “outstanding, mature and hard-working,” the Williamsport resident is scheduled to graduate in May with an associate degree in mass media communication.

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Degree in Web and Interactive Media to Be Available in Fall 2011

Beginning this fall, a bachelor’s degree in web and interactive media an innovative melding of information technology and the visual arts will be available at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The new major, to be offered within the college’s School of Business and Computer Technologies, will integrate overlapping areas of the broad range of interactive media: animation, e-commerce, website development, audio and video production all with an artistic designer’s eye toward a variety of interactive platforms, from tablet PCs to cellphones, from multimedia kiosks to “enhanced TV” programming.

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City’s Mayor Interviewed for WPTC’s ‘Wilpo Weekly’

Williamsport mayor interviewed by students Students in Brad Nason’s Radio Programming and Management class interviewed Williamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana in the WPTC studios Thursday for a program they are producing (and which will air next week). From left are Natasha Gorham, Chelsi Welch, Mayor Campana, Elle Bateman and Brad Foster. The four students produceWPTC’s “Wilpo Weekly” show about college and community events and issues. Bateman and Foster interviewed the mayor about the Kohl’s project and downtown development for the show, which airs Thursdays at 5 p.m. Photo by Jordan Miller, mass media communication student

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Timothy R. Cotter Named ‘Student of the Month’ for March

Timothy R. CotterTimothy R. Cotter, of St. Marys, who next month will add a bachelor’s degree in technology management to his associate degree in mass communications, has been chosen as the March “Student of the Month” by the Student Government Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Operations manager at WPTC (88.1 FM), the college radio station, and host of its “Time Capsule Radio” program from 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Cotter is a student video production assistant with College Information & Community Relations, This semester, he is teaching the Radio Station Operation and Production labs and holds a part-time position with a communications company back home.

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Penn College Trio Serves on Judging Panel for Regional Emmys

Three employees of Pennsylvania College of Technology recently served as judges for the Pacific Southwest and San Francisco/Northern California chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Emmy Awards.

The Penn College judging panel consisted of Bruce E. Huffman, instructor of media arts/video production; Brad L. Nason, associate professor of broadcast communications; and Thomas F. Speicher, video production developer.

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Penn College Presents Honors to Two Alumni

From left, Robert O. Rolley Jr., recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award at Pennsylvania College of Technology%E2%80%99s May 15 commencement ceremony%3B Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour%3B and Robert V. Blauser, recipient of the Alumnus Achievement Award.Pennsylvania College of Technology presented a Distinguished Alumnus Award to Robert O. Rolley Jr. and an Alumnus Achievement Award to Robert V. Blauser during Spring 2009 Commencement ceremonies held May 15 at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport.

The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award is given annually in recognition of personal and professional accomplishments, contributions toward furthering the efforts of the college and the high regard in which the recipient is held in the community.

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Students Create Video Projects for Local Nonprofits

Students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s mass media communication major completed video projects for local nonprofit organizations during the Spring 2008 semester.

The students, enrolled in the Advanced Digital Media Production course, produced both “long-form” client advocacy pieces, which ranged in length between seven and 20 minutes, and multiple 30-second public-service announcements, all in about 14 weeks.

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Faculty Member Honored for Story Aired on WVYA-FM

A Pennsylvania College of Technology associate professor of mass communications recently earned honors for his work with an area National Public Radio affiliate.

WVIA-FM and WVYA-FM host more than 100 hours of locally produced content each week. Among those contributing to local content is Brad L. Nason, who teaches courses in radio broadcasting at Penn College.

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Students Premiere Video at ‘Mentoring Matters’ Event

A group of Pennsylvania College of Technology students premiered a video they created for local nonprofit clients at a “Mentoring Matters” event held on campus March 12.

The students, Jerry R. Caulkins, of Roulette; Timothy R. Cotter, of Saint Marys; Jonathan R. Hurr, of Franklin; and Jermaine L. Mitchell, of Williamsport, produced a seven-minute video for Mentoring Matters, which is a collaborative effort of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lycoming County, The Salvation Army Williamsport Corps and the West Branch Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission.

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Students Help With Production of Local Musician’s DVD

Penn College mass media communications students, from left, Jeremy L. Swiger, of Pine Grove%3B Seth H. Heasley, of Montgomery%3B and Jonathan R. Hurr, of Franklin, assist with video production of the 'Down by the Tool Shed' children%E2%80%99s music DVD.Local children’s musician Alice “Allie” Weiler recently recruited students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s mass media communication major to assist with producing a new DVD series.

Nine students offered a weekend in January to lend their hands to and learn from a film crew from Mind’s Eye Music Studios in Williamsport, which taped the children’s DVD, titled “Down at the Tool Shed,” in the college’s video production studio.

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WPTC Program Explores Religion, Spirituality

By John S. CendomaCollege Informationand Community Relations intern

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s radio station, WPTC-FM, is home to “The Way,” a weekly radio show that focuses on religion and spirituality and features interviews with individuals from both the college and the community.

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Mass Media Student Gaining Experience on National Productions

A mass media communication student at Pennsylvania College of Technology has taken full advantage of the unique opportunities northcentral Pennsylvania offers to work on a national “stage” and gain experience that relates to his studies.

Seth H. Heasley, of Montgomery, a sophomore in the mass media communication major, joined ESPN’s crew for the Little League Baseball World Series for the second year in August, and then headed to State College to join the crew for the Oct. 13 Penn State-Wisconsin football game, which was televised on ABC. He was also recently on the crew for ESPN and ABC’s coverage of the Penn State-Notre Dame and Penn State-Iowa football games in State College on Sept. 8 and Oct. 6.

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Select High School Students Participate in Media Arts Event

Media Arts Summer Exposure participants trim one of several printed projects they created.Fifteen high school students from Pennsylvania and Maryland, each nominated by his or her graphic arts instructor, attended Pennsylvania College of Technology’s first Media Arts Summer Exposure − an intense three days of workshops focused on video production, radio broadcasting, graphic design and graphic communications.

The college’s media arts department asked high school graphic arts faculty members to nominate one student who has shown promise and interest in the media arts. These students were then invited to attend the Media Arts Summer Exposure, held July 16-18, to delve deeper into the workings of the media arts field.

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Students Create Public-Service Announcements for Area Nonprofits

Mass media communication students at Pennsylvania College of Technology created public-service announcements for area nonprofit agencies that began airing locally on cable television in early April.

Comcast, the cable-service provider for the Williamsport area, has donated airtime to run the PSAs on its cable stations. The first PSA began airing this month; each will run for about three weeks.

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