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Noe Named Nonfiction Editor for Sport Literature Journal

Mark D. NoeAn English-composition professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology was recently named the nonfiction editor for Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature.

Mark D. Noe, a longtime Aethlon editorial board member, will begin his duties as editor with the journal’s 28th volume. Aethlon is designed to celebrate the intersection of literature with the world of play, games and sport.

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Faculty Member Named to ‘Who’s Who of American Women’

Joan E. SchellJoan E. Schell, assistant professor of English composition at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was selected for inclusion in the 2010-11 Edition of “Who’s Who of American Women.”

The 2010-11 Edition, which was released by Marquis Who’s Who in September, contains the biographies of approximately 40,000 notable American women, featuring personal and career histories, education, achievements and memberships.

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Penn College Faculty Member Offers Honors Lecture

Debra S. MorrisA communication and literature faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology was recently invited to deliver a presentation as part of the Honors Lecture Series presented by Harrisburg Area Community College.

Debra S. Morris, assistant professor of English-technical communication, presented a lecture titled “The Censoring of Mothering: Images of Women in “˜Fahrenheit 451.'”

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Penn College Courses to Be Offered at SUN Area Technical Institute

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently approved an agreement with SUN Area Technical Institute in New Berlin to provide selected developmental and first-year college courses at the SUN ATI campus.

The courses are available to high school students enrolled at SUN ATI or its sending districts, adult education students, and currently enrolled or prospective Penn College students. Instruction will be delivered by Penn College faculty during the early-evening hours following regular summer, fall and spring semester schedules at the college.

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Professor Publishes Essay, Named President of Literature Group

Mark D. NoeA Pennsylvania College of Technology professor recently published an essay and assumed the presidency of an international literature organization.

Mark D. Noe, professor of English-composition, published an essay in the Summer 2009 issue of ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews. His essay is titled “White Mulberry Economics in Willa Cather’s Nebraska.”

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‘My Last Words’ Presentation Honors Late Faculty Member

Sandra Lakey delivers 'last words' A touching photo tribute honors David A. London Maize presents a commemorative plaque Inspirational tribute and tearful remembrance filled Klump Academic Center on Tuesday, as the semester’s first program in the “My Last Words” lecture series renamed in honor of the late David A. London drew hundreds of people to the building’s auditorium. London, an associate professor of speech communication/composition, died May 3. Taking the stage, as London himself had several times as chair of College Council, was Sandra Lakey, associate professor of speech communication/composition and one of London’s closest friends and colleagues. In addition to Lakey’s lecture, attendees saw a montage of photos of London, accompanied by Simon and Garfunkel’s “Old Friends.” Also taking part in the evening’s event were Shadra D. Smith, assistant director of student activities for student services and involvement; Clifford P. Coppersmith, dean of integrated studies; John D. Maize, instructor of speech communication/composition; and Kimberly R. Cassel, director of student activities.
Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, photo editor, and Jessica L. Tobias, student photographer

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‘˜My Last Words’ Series to Continue in Tribute to Late Professor

Sandra LakeyIf given one last chance to speak to students, what would you say? What is something about which you are passionate, something that is dear to you, something so important that you just have to share it with your community?

For the fourth year, the Student Activities Office at Pennsylvania College of Technology will help answer those questions in its successful series, “My Last Words,” which has been renamed in honor of the late David A. London. An associate professor of speech communication/composition and a former chair of College Council, London died May 3.

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Faculty Member Quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeff Bridges (left) and Sam Elliott in 'The Big Lebowski'The quirky charm of “The Big Lebowski,”the cultish Coen Brothers film enjoying its 10th anniversary, has attracted published comment from an associate professor of English/mass communication at Penn College. Joseph Loehr, who teaches the college’s Introduction to Cinema art elective with Tom Zimmerman, associate professor of psychology, is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article by David Hiltbrand in Tuesday’s editions.

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Lecture Series, Scholarship to Memorialize Faculty Member, Former Council Chair

David A. LondonDavid A. London, 57, an associate professor of speech communication/composition in the Communication and Literature Department within the School of Integrated Studies at Pennsylvania College of Technology, died Saturday, May 3. London, who was also a former chair of College Council, began his employment with Penn College in January 1990.

Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour said the college’s “My Last Words” lecture series will be renamed the “David London My Last Words Lecture Series” in his honor.

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Library Reading Room Named in Memory of Late Professor

Madigan Library reading atrium named for respected Master Teacher Darla Logue and college President Davie Jane Gilmour unveil a memorial portrait Logue papers, memorabilia donated to library archives Portrait of a legend A section of Penn College’s Madigan Library has been named in memory of a veteran faculty member and 1988 recipient of the institution’s Master Teacher award. The James Everett Logue Popular Reading Atrium − born of 169 gifts from many of the associate English professor’s former college co-workers, retirees, past students, community members, and Bucknell University classmates and fraternity brothers − was dedicated Friday night. “I believe he would have been extremely proud to have his name on this very special part of the library, and would also have been excited to see how activities and usage of the library have increased since this facility was opened in August 2006,” college President Davie Jane Gilmour said. Sharing poignant memories of her late colleague, and thanking those who donated after his Sept. 1, 2004, death, the president reflected on Logue’s 39-year teaching career at Penn College and its predecessor, Williamsport Area Community College. “I also would like to thank his wife, Darla, for arranging the donation of Jim’s papers to the archives housed here at the Madigan Library.” The collection, displayed near the first-floor elevator, includes literature and music, as well as papers from his days as a student and instructor. Darla Logue, a former associate professor of dental hygiene, joined Gilmour at the podium to unveil a portrait that will hang in the reading room.

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College Presents Distinguished Teaching Awards

From left, Eugene M. McAvoy, Excellence in Teaching Award recipient%3B Robert G. Bowers, Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award winner%3B and David S. Richards, Excellence in Teaching Award recipient.Pennsylvania College of Technology presented Distinguished Teaching Awards to several faculty members during Saturday’s Spring Commencement ceremonies held at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport.

The college’s highest level of recognition for a faculty member − the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award, so named in 2006 for the college’s retiring vice president for academic affairs/provost − was bestowed upon Robert G. Bowers, professor of mathematics.

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Faculty Member’s Short Story Published in Anthology

Charles F. KemnitzA short story by an associate professor of technical communication and literature at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been selected for inclusion in an anthology of Southwestern stories.

“The Fifth Daughter,” written by Charles F. Kemnitz, is based on research funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction, which Kemnitz earned in 2004. Kemnitz researched the stories of residents of the Navajo and Ute Mountain American Indian reservations who are dealing with illnesses that stem from uranium mining in the region.

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