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Student Intern Organizes Self-Defense Workshop at Brown Library

Women from the campus community are welcome to attend a free self-defense workshop, part of a Penn College student’s internship at the James V. Brown Library, to be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 15-16 in the library’s Lowry Theatre. The event was organized by Bethany M. Reppert, an applied human services major from Pottsville, whose internship capstone involves presenting a program for adults. Reppert partnered with the Golden Dragon Training Center for the two-part presentation, which is divided into a Thursday class on safety tips and a Friday demonstration of self-defense techniques. Interested participants can register and learn more through the library website.

Human Services & Restorative Justice Nursing & Health Sciences Occupational Therapy Assistant Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications Students

Classmates Hone Collaboration, Communication in Purposeful Outdoor Exercise

Students literally learn the ropes under the ever-watchful eye of their faculty "spotter, an assistant professor of human services/social science who is retiring in August after more than 25 years of teaching.
Students literally learn the ropes under the ever-watchful eye of their faculty “spotter, an assistant professor of human services/social science who is retiring in August after more than 25 years of teaching.
Traversing the low ropes in a trust- and team-building challenge.
Traversing the low ropes in a trust- and team-building challenge.
Sure-footed sneakers
Sure-footed sneakers
A "family tree?" Mother Nature provides convenient support for twins Kelcie L. (left) and Kaitlyn A. Murray, applied human services majors from Scranton.
A “family tree?” Mother Nature provides convenient support for twins Kelcie L. (left) and Kaitlyn A. Murray, applied human services majors from Scranton.
A grateful grasp of a helping hand
A grateful grasp of a helping hand

In a summer class that began as many of their friends were leaving campus for a breather, 11 students in LaRue R. Reese’s Outdoor Recreation as a Therapeutic Tool class – a mix of applied human services and occupational therapy assistant majors – traveled to Montoursville’s Indian Park on Thursday. Reese, wrapping up more than a quarter-century as a faculty member, terms it a “toolbox course – they gain a whole bunch of tools they can employ in their career.” Among the activities was the Mohawk Walk, in which the students rely on one another to navigate taut ropes suspended just above the ground.

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Jamie Steer Earns Weekly USCAA, PSUAC Basketball Honors

Jamie Steer
Jamie Steer

Freshman Jamie Steer (South Williamsport) was named both the Penn State University Athletic Conference and United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 27. Steer led the Wildcats in a 2-1 week, averaging 21 points and 12.7 rebounds in the three games with two double-doubles. In addition, Steer scored a season and personal-high 33 points in the team’s win against Central Penn College. This is Steer’s first weekly honor of the year. So far this season, the human services major is leading the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 18.7 points per game. The average ranks her third among all players in the PSUAC.

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Human Services Students Raise Nearly $3,000 for Working Poor

Students in a human services class at Pennsylvania College of Technology hosted an event on campus in November that raised $2,968 for an international cause.

Fourteen students, all enrolled in the course Community and Organizational Change, hosted a Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale, offering fair-trade handcrafted goods from around the world.

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Global Artisans’ Work Available for Purchase at Popular Annual Sale

Woven baskets beautifully beckon shoppers.
Woven baskets beautifully beckon shoppers.
A delicate angel, standing watch
A delicate angel, standing watch
Human services students staff sale in CC lobby.
Human services students staff sale in CC lobby.
The Nativity, fashioned by hand
The Nativity, fashioned by hand
A little birdie, as intricate as it is vibrant
A little birdie, as intricate as it is vibrant

A fair-trade sale of colorfully handmade items, organized each year by students in a human services course at Penn College, is being held in the Bush Campus Center through Friday. The Ten Thousand Villages Festival sale features sustainable jewelry, holiday ornaments, baskets and many other items crafted by the world’s working poor. Sale hours are 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

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Human Services Students to Host Ten Thousand Villages Sale

Students in a human services class at Pennsylvania College of Technology will host a fair-trade sale Nov. 14-16 in the Bush Campus Center. The annual sale helps working poor in other countries.

Facilitated by students enrolled in the course Community and Organizational Change, the Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale will feature handcrafted goods. Items include sustainable jewelry, ornaments, baskets, candleholders, soaps, musical instruments, wood and stone statuary, and other home-décor items from around the world.

Ten Thousand Villages is one of the world’s oldest fair-trade organizations. The nonprofit group works with more than 100 artisan groups in more than 30 countries. Fair trade enables the artisans to earn a fair wage and provides the opportunity for a higher quality of life.

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Penn College Offers Minor in Criminal Justice

A new minor in criminal justice at Pennsylvania College of Technology will help to prepare students who may enter careers working in conjunction with the law-enforcement system.

The minor, available this fall, focuses primarily on students in the college’s applied human services major but is available to any student pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the college (except legal assistant/paralegal studies).

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Alumna Honored at Chamber ‘Education Celebration’

Alumni honoree Carol A. Savoy is joined by Barry R. Stiger, vice president for institutional advancement at Pennsylvania College of Technology, left, and Senior Vice President William J. Martin.A 1973 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College, whose business success became a selfless springboard to helping others achieve their goals, was among the honorees at Thursday’s 11th annual Education Celebration held at The Genetti Hotel by the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and its partners.

Carol A. Savoy, now president of John Savoy & Sons, was juggling single parenthood and a 40-hour-a-week job when she enrolled in Penn College’s predecessor institution. Two years later, she earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in social work.

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Human Services Students Organize Events That Raise Nearly $5,000

Students in human services classes at Pennsylvania College of Technology hosted two events on campus in November that together raised $4,600 for local and international causes.

For the first time, students in the course Service Learning in Sociology organized a Gifts That Give Hope Fair. The event provided opportunities for holiday shoppers to purchase alternative gifts by sponsoring an item needed by one of eight local nonprofit organizations.

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Community-Minded Students Hold Benefit Sales in Campus Center

Benefiting the community, locally and well beyond A colorful Nativity ornament adorns the tree Handcrafted snowman wears  and brings  a smile A beaded dragonfly, poised for takeoff Gift card shares 'Villages' story with recipient A fair-trade sale of internationally handcrafted home décor items, an annual event organized by students in human service classes at Penn College, is being held in the Bush Campus Center. The Ten Thousand Villages Festival sale features handmade jewelry, ornaments, soaps, musical instruments and other goods fashioned by the world’s working poor. The event coincides with a Gifts That Give Hope sale, through which patrons can donate personal-care suppliesfor use by clients of local nonprofit agencies. Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer

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Human Services Students Host Public Events to Help Community

A Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale and a Gifts That Give Hope Fair will be held Nov. 16-18 at Pennsylvania College of Technology%E2%80%99s Bush Campus Center.Students in human services classes at Pennsylvania College of Technology will combine forces to offer holiday-shopping opportunities that benefit others Nov. 16-18 in the Bush Campus Center.

The students will offer their annual fair-trade sale of handcrafted goods to help working poor in other countries, as well as an opportunity for shoppers to purchase gifts for local nonprofit agencies through a Gifts That Give Hope Fair.

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Penn College Human Services Majors Achieve Reaccreditation

Degree programs in human services at Pennsylvania College of Technology have earned reaccreditation from the Council for Standards in Human Service Education through May 2016.

The college’s bachelor-degree major in applied human services and its associate-degree major in human services were reaccredited by the council for the next five years. Accreditation included a self-study that was reviewed by CSHSE to ensure that all established national standards are being met at Penn College.

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Students Certified at New Jersey Peer Institute

Allyson B. Cox, left, and Maggie J. Bauman Kristi L. Hammaker, with students from Penn College and Rowan University, after their presentation to high school students about what to expect when they go to college New Jersey Peer Institute participantsKristi L. Hammaker, health and fitness specialist, and applied human services students Maggie J. Bauman and Allyson B. Cox joined 160 students from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania colleges May 24-26 at the 2011 New Jersey Peer Institute at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J. Sponsored by the TCNJ Alcohol Drug and Education Program and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, the Peer Institute featured two full days of leadership training for peer educators. Additionally, on the third day of the institute, peer educators presented to local high school students on topics including “What to expect when going to college;” “Surviving your first semester of college;” and tips for stress management, healthy coping skills and forming healthy relationships. College peer educators also had the opportunity to take the BACCHUS Certified Peer Educator exam. The BACCHUS Network is a nonprofit university- and community-based resource focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. Its mission is to actively promote student- and young adult-based campus and communitywide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices and other high-risk behaviors. Bauman, of Bloomsburg, and Cox, of York, passed the CPE exam and are now Penn College’s first BACCHUS Certified Peer Educators. As CPEs, they will present health- and wellness-related topics to students in classrooms and residence halls or at other scheduled programs in the 2011-12 academic year. They also will continue to represent and promote the college’s newly formed student wellness coalition, Healthy Wildcats. Photos provided by Kristi L. Hammaker

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Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Awarded for 2011-12

Ashley M. Stuck, of LewistownThe on-campus and off-campus activities of an applied human services student from Lewistown have resulted in her selection as the 2011-12 recipient of the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Ashley M. Stuck, who will be entering her junior year at Penn College this fall, was chosen from among numerous applicants for the $1,000 scholarship award.

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