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Dance Team Performs Free for Students, Employees

Whether delivering Broadway dazzle ...

... or campus pride ...

... the Wildcat Dance Team fervently moves through a display of musical styles and costume changes.

Penn College’s Wildcat Dance Team held its spring “Take the Stage” fundraiser Thursday evening in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium, the second of two performances within the week. Team members showcased numerous styles of dance throughout the production, including jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, street funk, Broadway jazz, Irish, character, tap, commercial jazz, country line and contemporary. Musical selections accompanying the choreography represented a variety of traditional, urban and contemporary. All proceeds from the production support the Wildcat Dance Team in achieving its fundraising goals.
Photos by Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of athletics for club sports, intramurals and camps 

Penn College Baseball, Men’s Tennis Teams Have Perfect Week

Over the past week, the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team and men’s tennis teams were unbeaten.

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Penn College Golfers Have High Hopes

After a great fall season, the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s golf team was scheduled to resume play at noon Monday at the Dutchmen Spring Invitational at Lebanon Valley College. Last week, the baseball, softball and men’s tennis teams all tasted victory.

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Area Auto Dealer’s Generous Donation Boosts Wildcat Athletics

A $100,000 donation from the Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships will enhance Wildcat Athletics at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The donation will support athletic facilities, beginning with the purchase of two new scoreboards for use in Bardo Gymnasium. Built in 1939, Bardo Gym has a seating capacity of 1,500 and serves as the home of Wildcat basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams, as well as intramural and club sports at Penn College.

The Muncy-based Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships operates 18 automobile dealerships in central and northcentral Pennsylvania, employing numerous alumni of Penn College.

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Penn College Tennis Teams to Open

The start of the tennis season looms for the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s teams while the college’s baseball and softball squads have resumed their seasons.

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Coed Youth Basketball Camp Runs July 16-19

Girls and boys in grades three to eight are welcome to register for Penn College’s Coed Basketball Day Camp, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16-19 on the college’s main campus in Williamsport. The objective of the camp, under the direction of Wildcat head women’s basketball coach Lauren Healy, is to teach and develop basketball skills, sportsmanship and knowledge in all phases of the game. Each camper will enjoy four days of instruction and competition; youngsters will be grouped according to age and skill level for team play. The cost is $135 per camper. For more information, consult the event flyer: Basketball Camp

Penn College Set for Softball, Baseball Home Openers

Late-winter weather took its toll on the only games scheduled for Pennsylvania College of Technology teams last week but, weather permitting, both the baseball and softball teams have their home openers set over the next week.

Last Thursday’s scheduled softball doubleheader at Wilkes University was postponed until April 19. The 5-7 Wildcats now are scheduled to return to action on Wednesday at Susquehanna University and are slated to entertain Potsdam State at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elm Park.

Idle since playing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on March 8, the college’s 3-5 baseball team is set to return to action at noon Sunday at Bowman Field with a twin bill against Lebanon Valley College, and Wildcats coach Chris Howard is excited to return to the historic ballpark.

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Baseball, Softball Teams Coming Off Busy Week; Archers Looking Good

In what will be their busiest week of the season, Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball and softball teams went a combined 5-10. Meanwhile, the college’s archery team turned in a strong showing at the U.S. National Indoor Championships.

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Penn College Baseball, Softball Teams Open With Wins

Getting their seasons underway in sunny, but cool, South Carolina, Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball and softball teams went a combined 3-2 in games over the weekend.

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Softball Season Starting, Wrestlers Make History

As Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers were winding down their season over the weekend, the college’s softball team was gearing up to get underway.

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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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Pennsylvania College of Technology is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University