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With Cash, Prizes as Parting Gifts, Game’s a Real ‘Deal’ for Students

February 3, 2014

The home version of NBC’s popular “Deal or No Deal” game show came to Penn College’s Klump Academic Center Auditorium on Friday night, as the Student Government Association staged  a winning event. Craig A. more»

Gallery’s Wright Exhibition Featured on College’s YouTube Channel

February 3, 2014

A new Penn College video shares a rare glimpse into “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home,” chronicling the famed architect’s give-and-take over the design of an Indiana family’s home. The exhibition, which opened in mid-January and runs through March 29 in The Gallery at Penn College, aptly ushers in a yearlong centennial celebration on […]

‘Super Bowl Bash’ Brings Hundreds to Field House

February 3, 2014

The wings and pizza were as hot as the Seahawks, the drinks were as cold as the Broncos offense, and more than 200 students enjoyed horseshoes, Ladder Golf, Water Pong and table tennis as they pre-gamed in the Field House on Sunday night. more»

12 Schools Converge in College Labs for Skills Competition

January 31, 2014

Penn College was the site for more than 30 skills competitions Friday as faculty joined representatives from business and industry to help facilitate and judge the SkillsUSA District 6 competitions. Competing were students from 12 high schools and career and technical schools. more»

‘Red Out’ Shows Enthusiastic Heart of Penn College

January 30, 2014

Wednesday’s Wildcat men’s basketball game was a “Red Out” to raise awareness and money in fighting heart disease, and the evocative color was very much on display in Bardo Gym. During its pregame warmups, the team wore “Heart of Steel” T-shirts donated by nursing student Miranda S. more»

Field House to Host ‘Super Bowl Bash’ Sunday

January 29, 2014

Students are invited to a Super Bowl Bash in the Field House at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, complete with a big-screen TV, fun competition and great food. Tailgate before kickoff – games will include Washers, Ladder Golf, horseshoes, table tennis, air hockey and a Root Beer Pong tournament – then watch the NFL championship on the jumbo screen. [...]

‘Red Out’ to Add Fun, Purpose to Home Basketball Game

January 27, 2014

On the heels of Monday’s gilded event in Bardo Gym, Wednesday’s Wildcat men’s basketball game will be a “Red Out” to raise awareness and money in fighting heart disease. February’s designation as American Heart Month will be reflected during the 7 p.m. home game against Alfred (N.Y.) State. There will be free candy apples, glow-in-the-dark [...]

‘Cheers’ Mail Carrier Delivers Fan Letter to Hands-On Learning

January 24, 2014

“What’s your favorite David Niven movie?” John Ratzenberger asked an audience of Penn College students Thursday, quickly proving that celebrity – even for an Oscar-winning box-office king of the 1940 and ’50s – lasts about a generation at best. “It’s not the actors, it’s not the sports stars,” he said. “They’re just a little piece of the [...]

Former Collegiate Wrestler Advocates All-Inclusive Athletic Arena

January 23, 2014

A former Division I All-American wrestler from the University of Maryland addressed Penn College students and student-athletes Wednesday night, speaking about allyship in athletics and creating a welcoming environment that accepts everyone. more»

Governor Unveils ‘Energy = Jobs’ Guidebook During Campus Visit

January 21, 2014

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett made a Tuesday visit to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood, where – surrounded by the workforce of tomorrow, embodied by diesel technology and on-site power generation majors – he presented a 73-page resource guide designed to attract business and industry investors to the energy-rich commonwealth. more»

Speaker: King’s True Legacy Often Lost in Public’s Memory

January 20, 2014

With heartfelt passion and pointed humor, Penn College’s Martin Luther King Day speaker sought to resurrect a reputation he believes has been diluted by out-of-context sound bites and obscured by rhetorical code words. more»

Wildcat Event Gets ‘Rave’ Reviews From Hundreds of Energetic Attendees

January 20, 2014

More than 300 people, outfitted in brightly colored giveaway T-shirts and various glowing accessories, turned out for the “Wildcat RAVE” from 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday in the Field House. Scratch and Bang provided music for the event, a student-generated idea brought to life by Student Activities and the Residence Hall Association. – Photos by Marc T. [...]

Multicultural Lounge Opens in Campus Center

January 20, 2014

Penn College’s Multicultural Lounge, main campus’s newest gathering space, was officially opened with a reception from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday. more»

Exhibition Follows Wright-Designed Home From Imagination to Reality

January 17, 2014

A creative collaboration between an Indiana family and a world-renowned architect, perhaps as unprecedented as it was unlikely, is beautifully reflected in the latest exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College. “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home” – an auspicious start to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s yearlong centennial celebration – will run through March 29. [...]

Yearlong Centennial Celebration Looks at Past, Present and Future

January 16, 2014

For the past century, Pennsylvania College of Technology and its predecessors filled a unique position in higher education, focused on applied technology and emerging workforce needs. Throughout 2014, the college invites alumni and the public to join the campus community in celebrating milestones of its first 100 years and exploring the future of technology and [...]

Dance Team Among Performers in ACC Fundraiser

January 27, 2014

The Wildcat Dance Team took the stage of Penn College’s Klump Academic Center Auditorium on Saturday afternoon for its winter production. more»

Students’ Centennial Kickoff to Include ‘Shot’ at $10,000

January 16, 2014

During Tuesday’s basketball doubleheader against Penn State DuBois, Penn College will officially kick off its Centennial Celebration for students.  Free refreshments from Dining Services – as well as performances from the dance team, centennial T-shirt giveaways and a chance to win $10,000 during the halftime more»

A Savory Start to a Centennial Celebration

January 9, 2014

A serve-yourself nacho bar brought some south-of-the-border spice to a still-frosty Penn College on Thursday, a piquant prelude to a yearlong observance of the institution’s centennial. more»

FBLA Students Convene on Campus for Right to Represent Region at State Level

January 9, 2014

More than 800 students, representing school districts from Lycoming, Columbia, Sullivan and Tioga counties, packed the Field House on Thursday afternoon following a day of competition testing their business savvy. more»

King Observance to Include Service Project, Anti-Racism Speaker

January 9, 2014

A prominent anti-racism writer and educator will deliver a keynote address at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Klump Academic Center Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 20, among the local events scheduled in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The 6 p.m. more»

Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition to Be Hosted by Penn College

March 10, 2014

What is it like to live in a work of art? more»

Grads’ Gleaming Accomplishments Make Season Bright

December 21, 2013

With abundant smiles easily cutting through the drizzle (and one of the most buoyantly boisterous crowds in memory), Pennsylvania College of Technology held its final commencement ceremony of 2013 Saturday for nearly 300 students who petitioned to graduate following the fall semester. The student speaker for the 11 a.m. proceedings in the Community Arts Center [...]

Penn College Announces Food Show Awards

December 17, 2013

A chocolate house made by Milton resident Ching Chan received the Chef Eugene Mattucci Best of Show Award in the annual Food Show at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Chan is a student in the college’s baking and pastry arts major. more»

Educators’ Look at College Labs Enhances Career Discussions

December 16, 2013

Educators from across the state visited Penn College’s campus Friday as part of the Outreach for K-12 Office’s College and Career Readiness Conference. more»

ShaleNET Partnership Holds Regional Meeting

December 11, 2013

Education and training partners within the ShaleNET Eastern Region recently met on Penn College’s main campus for an update on developments in the collaborative workforce- and community-development initiative centered around opportunities in the natural gas industry. more»

Finals Anxiety Melts Aboard the Midnight ‘De-Stress’

December 6, 2013

Students heading into Finals Week found respite at Thursday’s Midnight Breakfast in the Capitol Eatery, among Penn College’s longest (and certainly one of its yummiest) traditions. Attendees were treated to free pancakes, ice cream and a well-stocked toppings bar, along with music by J.D. more»

Hospitable Weather Adds to Warmth of Card-Lighting

December 5, 2013

Penn College’s holiday cards were lighted in a seasonal ceremony near the campus mall Wednesday – the first time in recent memory that the event wasn’t wet, frigid or both. more»

Commencement Set for Dec. 21 at Penn College

December 3, 2013

Pennsylvania College of Technology will hold a commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 21, for the nearly 300 students who have petitioned to graduate at the end of the Fall 2013 semester. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. The student speaker is Eric Jay Palanko, of [...]

THON Donations to Enhance Blood Drive’s Life-Saving Potential

November 27, 2013

For every donor at the next Penn College Bloodmobile, set for noon-6 p.m. Jan. 14-15 in Penn’s Inn, the American Red Cross will contribute $4 to the fight against pediatric cancer. Online appointments are being accepted for the two-day drive, to be held on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center. more»

Students’ Chocolate Houses to Be Auctioned for Habitat for Humanity

November 27, 2013

Pennsylvania College of Technology will host its annual chocolate house auction on Friday, Dec. 6, to benefit Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity. more»

THON’s ‘Jingle Jog’ Puts ‘Ka-Ching’ in Runners’ Steps

November 25, 2013

Sunday’s “Jingle Jog 5K,” sponsored by Penn College Benefiting THON, raised $750 for the fight against pediatric cancer. A total of 39 runners took part in the race, which stepped off at 2 p.m. near the college’s main campus entrance. Photos by Marc T. Kaylor, student photographer

Ukuleles, Guitars, Tap Shoes and the Wildcat! Oh, My!

November 22, 2013

Buoyed by a strong audience following  – and a final act that incorporated the college mascot – a welding and fabrication engineering technology major rose from a fourth-place finish in the first round of “Penn College Star” to win the $500 top prize among six talented competitors at this week’s finals. George W. Settle III, of [...]

Holiday Cheer? It’s ‘in the Cards’ at Annual Decorating Party

November 22, 2013

More than 200 people attended Thursday’s traditional holiday card-decorating bash in the General Services warehouse along Reach Road, an event marked by “lots of drilling, hammering and some glitter,” and punctuated by laughter, music and the occasional paint skirmish. more»

Poinsettias Half-Price ’til Sale Ends Tuesday

December 16, 2013

The poinsettia sale at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center greenhouse will end at 4 p.m. Tuesday; remaining plants are priced at 50-percent off. more»

Six Acts to Compete in Wednesday’s ‘Penn College Star’ Finale

November 20, 2013

The latest vehicle for promoting campus events got a glittery makeover in advance of Wednesday night’s finale of the “Penn College Star” competition. more»

Fitzgerald Art Opening Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

November 15, 2013

Fitzgerald fans and lovers of literature and history flocked to The Gallery at Penn College for the opening of “The Art and Illustrations of Zelda Fitzgerald” on Thursday, Nov. 14. more»

Semester’s Final Etiquette Dinner Serves Up Food for Thought

November 13, 2013

Just the words can stir up a touch of anxiety for all except the highly experienced gala-goers, but is “dining etiquette” important? more»

Alumni Chef Returns to Work Alongside Students, Boost Scholarship Fund

November 11, 2013

Visiting Chef Kristi Ritchey, a 2002 Pennsylvania College of Technology culinary arts technology graduate and executive chef of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop’s four Los Angeles-area restaurants, worked closely with students for three days to produce Friday’s Visiting Chef Dinner. The elegant dinner raises funds for scholarships and provides opportunities for students to work alongside top chefs. more»

Exclusive Exhibition of Zelda Fitzgerald’s Art Opens at Penn College

November 7, 2013

Artwork of an icon will be shown in an exclusive exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College. “The Art and Illustrations of Zelda Fitzgerald” runs Nov. 14 through Dec. 15 at the gallery located on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library. more»

‘Glow-Golfers’ Go Under Par (and Under the Lights)

November 4, 2013

Glow-in-the-dark miniature golf, sponsored by the Wildcat Events Board, transformed the Field House into a nocturnal playground Friday night. Glow Golf, free to all students, featured music, videos and a T-shirt giveaway. WEB’s next campus event is Casino Night, beginning at 7 p.m. more»

Semester’s Final Bake Sale Treat for ‘Chocolate Lovers’

November 12, 2013

Students in the Advanced Patisserie Operations class will present a Chocolate Lovers bake sale – the last of the fall semester – from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Le Jeune Patissier (in the BTC hallway, just past the Information Desk). Student managers are Amy E. Lynn and Dillon McManus, both baking and pastry arts majors. More information, including [...]

Successful Carny Proves It’s Always ‘Fair’ Weather

November 1, 2013

Persistent drizzle forced relocation of Residence Life’s first-ever Rose Street Carnival on Thursday, but failed to diminish the enthusiasm of participants. Crowds flocked to the Field House – with many of the students in Halloween get-up – for free food, a cornucopia of try-your-luck games, a pumpkin pie-eating contest, giveaways throughout the five-hour event … and a [...]

‘Run in the Dark’ Fundraiser Tops $500 Toward Breast Cancer Research

October 30, 2013

More than 60 runners registered for the Student Occupational Therapy Assistants Club’s first “Run in the Dark” to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Gearing up in T-shirts, paint and glow sticks, the early-evening 5K raised more than $500 for breast cancer research.

Folk-Art Exercise Honors Departed, Celebrates Life’s Sweetness

October 30, 2013

The first-ever Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Decorating short course, a captivating and colorful introduction to Mexico’s annual remembrance of departed loved ones, was held Tuesday in the Bush Campus Center. Organized by Malinda C. more»

Commuter Assistants Facilitate Search for ‘Great Pumpkin’

October 30, 2013

Commuter Assistants Cheston T. McAninch and Lauren J. Crouse hosted a pumpkin-carving and -painting program at the campus rock Tuesday. more»

Whose Water Glass Is It, Anyway?

October 30, 2013

Career Services recently hosted two Etiquette Dinners for Caterpillar scholarship recipients and their donors, as well as for students in the Physical Fitness Specialist program. Amelia A. more»

College’s IT Curriculum Celebrates Golden Milestone

October 28, 2013

About 35 alumni and friends, along with students, employees and retirees, spent at least part of their day Friday celebrating the golden anniversary of computing at Penn College in the at-times packed Thompson Professional Development Center. more»

Penn College Dons Fall Finery for Impressive Open House

October 27, 2013

The Penn College community welcomed more than 1,100 prospective students and their families to Open House from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Helpful and knowledgeable faculty and staff, alumni and current enrollees in all six academic schools were on hand for information sessions, campus tours and laboratory interaction – all designed to showcase the college’s “degrees [...]

Welcome, Open House Guests!

October 27, 2013

PCToday joins the entire Penn College community in welcoming prospective students and their families to Open House. Helpful and knowledgeable faculty and staff, alumni and current enrollees in all six academic schools are on hand for information sessions, campus tours and laboratory interaction – all designed to showcase the college’s “degrees that work,” as well [...]

Instructor’s ‘Last Words’ Provide First Steps Toward Realizing Success

October 22, 2013

A Pennsylvania College of Technology welding instructor passionately inspired his Tuesday audience to visualize success, work incrementally to reach even the loftiest goals, communicate effectively and embrace the setbacks that arise along the jagged path to accomplishment. more»

Library Forum Focuses on Service Dog’s Calming Companionship

October 22, 2013

Soothing camaraderie formed the gentle heart of Tuesday’s Fall Forum in Madigan Library, where a 17-year Penn College faculty member shared the spotlight with the border collie that keeps his postwar anxiety in check. “Not All Disabilities Are Visible” featured Alfred M. more»

Students’ Halloween Bake Sale to Feature Macabre Menu of Terrifying Treats

October 29, 2013

Students from the Advanced Patisserie Operations Class will hold a “Happy Halloween” bake sale from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday in Le Jeune Patissier. Student managers are baking and pastry arts majors Shannon L. Barr, of Williamsport, and Corinna R. Cortright, of Cogan Station. Patrons in costume will receive a complimentary Halloween treat! A list of upcoming [...]

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