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09.26.2022

New vice president/provost finds a home at Penn College

09.12.2022

Penn College shines in latest U.S. News ‘Best Colleges’ rankings

09.07.2022

Penn College concludes record-breaking fundraising campaign

09.06.2022

Coventry Foundation provides financial aid, student projects

08.31.2022

Penn College featured in season five of ‘The College Tour’

09.16.2022

Artist’s perspective beneficially expands beyond gallery walls

The Gallery at Penn College kicked off its new season this past week with the art, inspiration and activism of metal sculptor Lynden Cline. “We are so fortunate that our visiting artist could share new perspectives on art and the creative process through interactive experiences with students, faculty, staff and the community,” said Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director. In addition to delivering an artist’s talk in the gallery Thursday evening, the Washington, D.C.-based visual artist visited a graphic design class earlier in the day to discuss “Artists as Activists” and conducted a public workshop, titled “Creativity Grows on Trees,” in The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College on Wednesday afternoon. Cline’s “Unavoidable Intimacy,” an exhibit of steel sculptures, continues through Oct. 12 in the gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library. On display in the gallery lobby is “The Carnival,” featuring photographs by Elle Cee. Admission is free and open to the public. Hours are: 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. (The gallery is closed on Mondays and Saturdays.)

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Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Events Faculty & Staff Gallery Library Students
09.15.2022

Penn College celebrates National Surgical Technologists Week

Students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s surgical technology major are joining hospitals and colleges throughout the country in observing National Surgical Technologists Week, Sept. 18-24.

National Surgical Technologists Week is a promotional event of the Association of Surgical Technologists to celebrate those who work in the field.

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Nursing & Health Sciences Students Surgical Technology
09.14.2022

Penn College on Military Times ‘Best for Vets: Colleges’ list

Pennsylvania College of Technology is among more than 300 higher-education institutions recognized in the 2022 Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges list.

This year’s Best for Vets: Colleges survey featured schools that answered more than 70 questions on their services and programs for military students, whether active-duty, veteran, or families and dependents of service members.

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Students
09.14.2022

‘Tunes on Tap’ to feature Penn College brewing grad

A Pennsylvania College of Technology alumna will serve Axemann Brewery’s Hazy Daisy IPA at this Friday’s “Tunes on Tap” in the Community Arts Center’s Capitol Lounge from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5.

Rachel Jean Gobin, a May 2022 graduate of brewing & fermentation science – who also earned degrees in baking & pastry arts and applied management – is assistant brewer at Axemann Brewery, Bellefonte. She is originally from Carlisle.

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Alumni Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts Brewing & Fermentation Science Business & Hospitality Management Business, Arts & Sciences Events
09.14.2022

Corporate partner reaffirms electrical safety in return visit

Haupt appropriately holds forth in a parking area near the Electrical Technologies Center.
Haupt appropriately holds forth in a parking area near the Electrical Technologies Center.
Students, faculty/staff and visitors from the Dunham Children's Learning Center get closer to the truth of electricity's might ... from a safe vantage, of course.
Students, faculty/staff and visitors from the Dunham Children’s Learning Center get closer to the truth of electricity’s might … from a safe vantage, of course.
A glove quickly bursts into flames after coming in contact with an electrical line.
A glove quickly bursts into flames after coming in contact with an electrical line.
It's no party, either, when mylar balloons cause countless power outages each year.
It’s no party, either, when mylar balloons cause countless power outages each year.
The risks are serious, indeed, in this scenario.
The risks are serious, indeed, in this scenario.

A safety demonstration, as shockingly eye-opening as it is thoroughly crowd-pleasing, returned to a Penn College parking lot on Wednesday. Three employees of PPL Electric Utilities (Jared Dyer, Doug Haupt and Chad Waltman) enlightened a main campus audience through the Live Line Electrical Safety Exhibit: a 7,200-volt distribution grid that uses live wires, utility poles and transformers to make abundantly clear the dangers associated with electricity. The utility’s well-trained and protectively attired staff employs ladders, gloves, shovels and other tools in a controlled outdoor environment to recreate the sparks, flames, smoke and crackling that occur when items come in contact with live electrical lines. It was the third college appearance for the attraction – first invited last fall by faculty in the School of Engineering Technologies – that makes frequent free appearances across a 29-county service area, sharing vital information with first responders and other interested audiences. PPL Electrical Utilities is among Penn College’s Corporate Tomorrow Makers, collaborating in a mutually beneficial partnership for student success and innovation.

College Relations General Information Students
09.14.2022

Art of the State displays professor’s ink drawing

An ink drawing by David M. Moyer, assistant professor of graphic design at Pennsylvania College of Technology, is among artwork selected for the 55th annual Art of the State exhibition at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

The exhibit opened Sept. 11 and will be on view through Jan. 15 at the museum, 300 North St., Harrisburg. An online gallery, catalog and artists’ statements can be viewed at the museum website.

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Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff
09.13.2022

Penn College launches bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences

Pennsylvania College of Technology is accepting students for admission into its new Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences, set to launch in Fall 2023.

The new major is designed to provide a pathway for entry into careers in biomedical and laboratory science or for entry into graduate studies in various health care professions.

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Biomedical Sciences Nursing & Health Sciences Students
09.13.2022

An eye for involvement

Penn College’s recent Fall Fusion and the Part-Time Job Fair, moved into the Bush Campus Center by inhospitable weather, provided students with ample occasion to get connected or get a job! Participants could learn more about student organizations, campus resources and recreation, and employment prospects. All were entered for chances to win prizes, and there were giveaways to reinforce the day’s message of engagement.

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Career Services Events Students
09.12.2022

D.C. bus trip among Constitution Week activities

A red, white and blue display reflects the primacy, flexibility and resiliency of the U.S. Constitution (along with a QR code for further exploration).
A red, white and blue display reflects the primacy, flexibility and resiliency of the U.S. Constitution (along with a QR code for further exploration).
Sound advice, especially on days when neighbors agree to disagree.
Sound advice, especially on days when neighbors agree to disagree.
Pocket-sized copies are among giveaways at the display table, where content will be rotated several times throughout the week.
Pocket-sized copies are among giveaways at the display table, where content will be rotated several times throughout the week.
Voter registration material and stickers encourage involvement in the electoral process. Deadline alert: Oct. 24 is the last day to register before the Nov. 8 midterm election in Pennsylvania.
Voter registration material and stickers encourage involvement in the electoral process. Deadline alert: Oct. 24 is the last day to register before the Nov. 8 midterm election in Pennsylvania.

The annual observance of Constitution Week at Penn College, marking the Sept. 17, 1787, adoption of the foundational American document by the Congress of the Confederation, began with an information table in the Bush Campus Center. The celebration culminates in American History Trivia, from 6-8 p.m. Friday in Penn’s Inn, and a Sunday bus trip to Washington, D.C. Signups begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the CC Information Desk; tickets are $10 each (students can purchase two and bring a guest).
Photos by Meghan R. Delsite Coleman, assistant director of student engagement

Events Students
09.12.2022

Penn College shines in latest U.S. News ‘Best Colleges’ rankings

Pennsylvania College of Technology earned the No. 4 berth among Top Public Schools-Regional Colleges North in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, published today. The college ranked No. 6 in Best Regional Colleges North when private colleges were included.

Additionally, Penn College earned a pair of No. 2 rankings in Best Colleges: for Best Colleges for Veterans-Regional Colleges North, and for Best Undergraduate Teaching-Regional Colleges North (tied).

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Alumni Faculty & Staff General Information Students
09.11.2022

Penn College golfers ready

The last of the Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports teams is scheduled to get underway this week when the men’s golf team swings into action Wednesday in the Elizabethtown College Fall Invitational at Hershey Country Club East.

Also this week, the men’s and women’s soccer teams open United East Conference play Saturday on the road.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
09.10.2022

Taking in the whole college experience

"The Rock" displays a message that echoed across the college's campuses, for this passing family and for everyone who visited on a splendidly sunny Saturday.
“The Rock” displays a message that echoed across the college’s campuses, for this passing family and for everyone who visited on a splendidly sunny Saturday.
After an informative Klump Academic Center presentation by admissions counselor Lisa L. Golfieri, faculty escorted guests from the auditorium to their specific areas of interest. Leading a group from the ACC is Jeffrey M. Januchowski, assistant professor of automotive.
After an informative Klump Academic Center presentation by admissions counselor Lisa L. Golfieri, faculty escorted guests from the auditorium to their specific areas of interest. Leading a group from the ACC is Jeffrey M. Januchowski, assistant professor of automotive.
Faculty member Howard W. Troup talks about students' role in designing and machining the components for the college's history-making Baja SAE vehicle. Troup, an assistant professor of automated manufacturing/machine tool technology, was joined by Daniel Ravizza (left), CNC machining and automation.
Faculty member Howard W. Troup talks about students’ role in designing and machining the components for the college’s history-making Baja SAE vehicle. Troup, an assistant professor of automated manufacturing/machine tool technology, was joined by Daniel Ravizza (left), CNC machining and automation.
Tara C. Koser, instructor of specialty nursing programs, provides an engaging peek at an ultra-realistic lab – the closest thing to a hospital room, this side of being admitted.
Tara C. Koser, instructor of specialty nursing programs, provides an engaging peek at an ultra-realistic lab – the closest thing to a hospital room, this side of being admitted.

Saturday’s first Open House of the fall semester brought more than 160 prospective Wildcats to Penn College, where knowledgeable and friendly students, employees and alumni eagerly helped potential tomorrow makers and their families make the most of their visit. It was a day of pure opportunity, from an admissions presentation and academic tours to a free-range exploration of facilities and resources that comprise a peerless environment for hands-on learning. Missed your chance? Register for one of the remaining Open Houses scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23; Sunday, Oct. 9; Friday, Oct. 28; Saturday, Nov. 5; and Friday, Nov. 18.

Alumni Events Faculty & Staff Students
09.09.2022

Penn College Army ROTC cadets receive commissions

Four years of arduous training and rigorous study culminated in a recent commissioning ceremony for two Army ROTC cadets at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Kurt M. Maly, of Effort, and Megan Nosker, of DuBois, were commissioned as second lieutenants during an on-campus ceremony. The cadets committed to four years of active duty or eight years in the Army Reserve or National Guard.

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Alumni Civil Engineering & Surveying Electrical Engineering Technologies Students
09.09.2022

Recruitment Day pairs employers with tomorrow’s workforce

More than 20 employers – looking to connect with manufacturing/machining, plastics, and welding & metal fabrication students and alumni –were on the campus mall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday for Career Services’ first On-Campus Recruitment Day of Fall 2022. Enjoy this photo gallery of purposeful conversation, and watch PCToday for more employer visits throughout the semester and beyond!

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Alumni Career Services Students
09.09.2022

Hi-ho, the ‘dairy’-o: Cowabunga’s back!

A calf makes a grand, if initially reluctant, entrance.
A calf makes a grand, if initially reluctant, entrance.
Stauffer, a student ambassador and social animal in her own right, defines "happiness."
Stauffer, a student ambassador and social animal in her own right, defines “happiness.”
An info table encourages WEB signups and dispenses cow-themed swag.
An info table encourages WEB signups and dispenses cow-themed swag.
A two-way street of curiosity
A two-way street of curiosity

Reprising a popular event that she first brought to campus in October, the Wildcat Events Board’s Lauryn A. Stauffer worked with a Mifflinburg dairy farm to transport calves –adorable and student-friendly – to Penn College. Representatives of Mapes Farm Fresh LLC facilitated the return of WEB’s Cowabunga program, held this year outside the Field House, working with Stauffer in her capacity as WEB team leader for Wildcat Wednesdays. (Stauffer, an automation engineering technology: robotics and automation major from Bath, also provided the photos.)

Events Students