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College Well-Represented by Karate Club Members

Members of Penn College’s Shotokan Karate Club participated in a record-setting East Coast Collegiate Karate Union event at Lycoming College this past weekend. Eighty-five participants from 10 colleges and universities in five states came together for a spirited two-day training session and tournament, according to coach George T. Vance Jr., who said several Penn College students successfully represented their club and school. Jonathan P. Bailey, of Philadelphia, placed third in his division for kumite (sparring).  Kody R. Dibble, of Williamsport, and Jason S. Murphy, of West Grove, dominated their division, placing in both kata (form) and kumite. Dibble placed first in kumite and second in kata, while Murphy placed first in kata and third in kumite.

Near and Dear

And who wouldn't want a valentine from this hirsute suitor?

Cupid’s arrow whizzed through the heart of campus during Valentine’s Day week, bringing a warm supply of affection and attention to a variety of activities: a girls’ night out in the Thompson Professional Development Center, a holiday-themed buffet in Capitol Eatery and a women’s basketball game in Bardo Gym that spotlighted the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. The “Galentine’s Day” slumber party on Tuesday included delicious snacks from Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, crafts, games, prizes and priceless camaraderie. “It seemed like everyone had a lot of fun and enjoyed having a space just for women to hang out,” said Community Peer Educator Nina L. Walk, who co-organized the PDC event with Resident Assistant Bryonna A. Aldubayan. “It was so great seeing these two students work so hard to create a really fun event that focused on positive female friendship,” added Mallory L. Weymer, coordinator of student health and wellness education/suicide prevention specialist. From 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dining Services presented a Valentine’s Buffet that featured such mouth-watering treats as grilled steak, pasta with vodka sauce and salted caramel mousse. Valentine’s Day wrapped up with a “Pink Out” game for breast cancer awareness, with colorfully clad hoops fans sharing their admiration and advocacy.

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Wrestlers Set for Regionals, Baseball Beginning, Basketball Ends

For the first time in school history, Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers have a shot at a NCAA national championship and they begin that quest Friday and Saturday at the NCAA Division III Southeast Region Championships in Rocky Mount, Virginia.

The top three finishers in each weight class will advance to the NCAA Division III Championships from March 9-10 at Cleveland, Ohio.

While the college’s wrestlers prep for the next step, baseball season is about to begin and the seasons ended last week for the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

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Penn College Wrestlers End Regular Season

Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers wrapped up their regular season over the weekend while the men’s and women’s basketball teams, which close out their seasons with home games on Wednesday and Saturday, went a combined 0-6.

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Reunion Celebrates Five Decades of Wildcat Hoops

Traveling is NOT a violation when it comes to former Wildcat basketball players returning for a campus reunion.

Pennsylvania College of Technology hosted its second annual Alumni Basketball Reunion Weekend on Friday and Saturday, greeting members of past Wildcat teams – including William S. Collins, who played in the sport’s very earliest days on campus. Among activities organized by Alumni Relations and Athletics, alumni met this season’s basketball squads, attended an evening reception, heard an update on the college’s full NCAA Division III membership, took part in a coed matchup in Bardo Gymnasium and were given VIP treatment at a doubleheader against Bryn Athyn College.

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Penn College Mat, Men’s Hoops Teams Win

Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball and wrestling teams scored victories over the past week.

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Press Box Installed at Wildcat Athletic Field

Allison Crane and Rigging prepares to move the press box into place.

The made-in-the-USA unit is lowered onto the bleachers.

Newly nestled on the west side of the field, the press box awaits electrical and data hookups to make it fully serviceable once winter turns to soccer season.

A press box was lifted into place at Penn College’s Athletic Field on Wednesday morning, another tangible symbol of the Wildcats’ full membership in Division III of the NCAA. The unit, manufactured in Michigan, was installed by Recreation Resource USA, a Kennett Square-based provider of playground, park and recreation equipment.

‘Yell(ow) It Out’ Turns Hoops Doubleheader Into Life-Affirming Event

A midcourt gathering honors lost lives while espousing hope and well-being.

The past week’s “Yell(ow) It Out” basketball games against Wells College gave the Penn College community an opportunity to watch its NCAA Division III Wildcats in action while engaging in discussion of suicide prevention. Faculty/staff and students at Wednesday’s doubleheader sported yellow ribbons purchased in observance of hope and awareness, with proceeds benefiting the Lycoming County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call Counseling Services at 570-327-4765 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Living MLK’s Dream, Partners Find ‘Unity’ in ‘Community’

While the weather prompted a last-minute change in the route, marchers' enthusiasm was warmer than ever.

Dream Week, in which Penn College and its community collaborators practice the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., featured a number of events designed to effect positive change on campus and beyond. In a week that included some winter curveballs, the community spirit shone through in such activities as a Peace Walk, rally and service projects at local nonprofits; and an appearance by Herman Boone, the former Virginia football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in “Remember the Titans.”

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Penn College Teams Post Wins

Over the past week, two of three Pennsylvania College of Technology winter sports teams picked up victories.

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Penn College Winter Sports Teams All in Action

Over the past week, Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams saw their first action since December, but, along with the wrestling team, went a combined 1-11.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Penn College Wildcat?

A fast-paced, 30-second commercial answers that question, and invites prospective and current students to unleash the possibilities – as well as themselves – at Pennsylvania College of Technology. A national leader in applied technology education, Penn College offers more than 100 associate and bachelor’s degrees that work. With NCAA intercollegiate athletics, countless student clubs and organizations and on-campus housing, Penn College provides a full college experience along with its distinctive, hands-on degrees. Among the scheduled airdates are: this Saturday’s NFC divisional game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons on WBRE; Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff between the Jacksonsville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers on WYOU; the Jan. 21 AFC championship on WYOU; and between 5 and 6 p.m. Feb. 4 during the Super Bowl pregame on WBRE.

Penn College Basketball Teams Look to Second Half

After season starts that produced just one win each for the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams, both coaches are hopeful of better results this half. The women’s team returns to action on Monday at Misericordia University and the men’s squad plays on Tuesday at Penn State DuBois. North Eastern Athletic Conference action resumes Saturday.

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Wildcat Grapplers Set to Resume Season

After a short holiday break, Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers are set to embark on the second half of their season Saturday when they compete in the North-South Duals at Ursinus College.

“At the beginning (of the season), the guys were working hard but getting our tails kicked. Now, you’re starting to see guys be a lot more competitive,” first-year coach Jamie Miller assessed of his grapplers so far.

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Penn College Wrestlers Finish First Half

Closing out the first half of its season at the 85th annual Wilkes University Open Friday afternoon, Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers finished 33rd in a field of 51 schools represented.

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