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WNEP visits Penn College clinic for Tuesday newscasts

Newswatch 16’s Chris Keating visited Penn College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic on Tuesday for a story about the services the clinic provides to more than 2,000 members of the community each year while giving future registered dental hygienists critical hands-on education. He interviewed Shawn A. Kiser, director of dental hygiene, along with students Erin K. Gohn, of Spring Grove, and Lauren Groody, of Lititz. The segment premiered at 5 p.m. and aired during several of the ABC affiliate’s subsequent news broadcasts.

Student Erin K. Gohn talks with WNEP's Chris Keating in Penn College's Dental Hygiene Clinic.
Student Erin K. Gohn talks with WNEP’s Chris Keating in Penn College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic.
September 8, 2020
Dining Services Faculty & Staff Students

A timely reminder of a vital campus service

The Cupboard at Penn CollegeFriday’s designation as “National Food Bank Day” serves to remind the Penn College community that The Cupboard – a food pantry on the first floor of the Bush Campus Center (Room 105H, at the rear of CC Commons) – is in operation this fall. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Cupboard is closed Saturdays and open from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays (patrons must report to the CC Information Desk for assistance during those hours). Students struggling with food insecurity will need to complete a brief intake form; no financial information is requested or required. Among the items available for pickup are cereal, soup, pasta mixes, peanut butter, jelly, and canned fruits and vegetables. More information is available by email or by visiting the Dining Services portal page, where students and employees can also find information on donating to The Cupboard.

September 3, 2020
Events Faculty & Staff Students

‘Puppy Love’ and other songs of summer

Walter, a soft-coated wheaten terrier (and acknowledged bundle of hugs) greets guests with owner Katie L. Mackey, assistant director of disability services.

As the season slowly turns to autumn (with only occasional showers to alter the schedule), largely pleasant weather has allowed a variety of outdoor activities on Penn College’s main campus. Among recent happenings were the Office of Student Engagement’s “Peace, Love and Wildcats” music festival (Sunday in the Rose Street Commons Courtyard) and Counseling Services’ annual “Hot Dog, You’re Here!” ice-breaker on the PDC lawn on Monday.

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Events Faculty & Staff Gallery Students

Students, employees invited to view WWII comics in college gallery

Among the artwork on display through Oct. 2 at The Gallery at Penn College is this Captain Marvel Adventures comic book cover from 1942.

Pennsylvania College of Technology students and employees are invited to The Gallery at Penn College to view “Victory for a Dime: The Fighting Comic Books of the Second World War.”

The free exhibit can be viewed through Oct. 2 on Mondays 2 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery, located on the third floor of Madigan Library.

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September 2, 2020
Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students Welding

Video conveys Living Chapel’s spectacular nature

Stunning imagery and stirring music combine in a two-minute video posted to the Facebook page for the Living Chapel, an ode to sustainability and spirituality that gleams with the artistry of Penn College welding faculty and students. Soar via drone amid the beauty of the ages, then glide into the Botanical Garden of Rome for a closer look at this monumental achievement.

Living Chapel

September 2, 2020
Dental Hygiene Faculty & Staff Nursing & Health Sciences Students

Low-cost dental care available in college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Dental Hygiene Clinic provides low-cost dental services to the community and is scheduling appointments for the Fall 2020 semester.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Clinic is scheduling appointments for the fall semester.

The clinic provides low-cost preventive dental hygiene services to the community, including cleanings, exams, X-rays and sealants. The clinic collaborates with area dental offices and can share records to prevent duplication of services.

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September 1, 2020
Faculty & Staff Students

Committed students sought for eight-week leadership program

LEAD-PCTApplications will be accepted through Sept. 10 for Lead-PCT, an eight-week student leadership experience that provides participants the opportunity to learn different leadership skills and apply them by developing a social change project proposal that directly benefits the Penn College community. The program is based on a curriculum of seven C’s, one of which is addressed each week: Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy (With Civility) and Citizenship. This year’s Lead-PCT program will begin the week of Sept. 14 with two sessions during the Fall 2020 semester: 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 164 of the Bush Campus Center and 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays via Microsoft Teams. Any student with a minimum GPA of 2.0 who can demonstrate sincere commitment and interest in the program is eligible to apply through the Office of Student Engagement portal page. (Faculty and staff are encouraged to direct interested students there, or to email Student Engagement with any questions.)

August 31, 2020
Scholarships Students

Six students to receive YES Scholarships for 2020-21

The Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Council and Pennsylvania College of Technology announced the first recipients of the YES Certificate Program Scholarship. Students from six school districts have earned the renewable scholarship award and are enrolled at Penn College for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Council and Pennsylvania College of Technology announced the first recipients of the YES Certificate Program Scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year.

Six students from six school districts have earned the award. All have been certified through the YES Program and have chosen to further their education at Penn College. The students and their school districts are: Madeline M. Bordner, Williams Valley; Ryan D. Evert, North Schuylkill; Karson J. Felty, Pine Grove Area; Matt J. Siluk, Blue Mountain; Marcus A. Toot, Pittston Area; and Ethan R. Wagner, Minersville Area.

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August 27, 2020
Events Students

Beasts of unburdening

The expansive lawn allows for therapeutic sprawl.
The expansive lawn allows for therapeutic sprawl.
Keeping their focus through food, goats pile on at snack time.
Keeping their focus through food, goats pile on at snack time.
Sporting a stylish bandanna, a guest works the room.
Sporting a stylish bandanna, a guest works the room.
Making the leap ...
Making the leap …
... and sticking the landing!
… and sticking the landing!

Take a form of exercise known for offering relief from stress, add animals who love to interact with humans, and top it all off with the sighs and smiles that flow when tiny hooves maintain their balance through inadvertent massage. Yup, it’s the campus return of Goat Yoga! Participants in Wednesday’s three sessions kept their distance from one another, but still managed some close encounters of the “herd” kind in the Student Engagement-sponsored activity. For the second year, Buttinhead Farms brought its four-legged funfest from Hunlock Creek to the PDC lawn as part of Penn College’s traditional “PC3” start to the semester.
Photos by Juvy A. Orillaza, student photographer

August 27, 2020
Faculty & Staff Nursing Nursing & Health Sciences Students

Penn College adds master’s degree in nursing education

To meet the high demand for qualified nurse educators, Pennsylvania College of Technology is launching a Master of Science in Nursing, nursing education, in Fall 2021. (EDITOR'S NOTE: This file photo was taken in 2018, predating COVID-19 protocols for masking and social distancing.)

Pennsylvania College of Technology is set to begin accepting students into its newest master’s degree offering – a Master of Science in Nursing, nursing education. The application for admission will open in January, with classes set to begin in Fall 2021.

Created for the working nurse, the curriculum for the MSN in nursing education is designed to be completed on a part-time basis within two years. All classes are conducted in an asynchronous, online environment.

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August 27, 2020
Faculty & Staff Students

Enrollment Management extends office hours

In an effort to provide additional opportunities to serve students, Enrollment Management is extending office hours and opening on one Saturday per month during the Fall 2020 semester. The offices offering extended hours – until 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays (Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 31, Nov. 21 and Dec. 12) – are Admissions, College Transitions and First Year Initiatives, Financial Aid, and the SASC Information Desk (Saturdays only).

August 24, 2020
Engineering Technologies Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Students

Two HVAC students repeat as national scholarship recipients

Two of five $5,000 scholarships recently awarded by the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals and its co-sponsors have benefited the same pair of Pennsylvania College of Technology students as last year.

Scholarships have again gone to Peter W. Bennett, of Sea Cliff, New York, and Ian H. West, of Hummelstown. Bennett is enrolled in the two-year heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology major; West is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology.

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August 20, 2020