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‘Women in Sports Day’ Canceled Due to Forecast

February 28, 2014

The ‘Women in Sports Day” celebration, scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Sunday in Penn’s Inn, has been canceled due to the impending winter storm.

Virtual Reality Pioneer and Author Jaron Lanier to Speak at College

February 28, 2014

Pioneering computer scientist and best-selling author Jaron Lanier – the man who coined the phrase “virtual reality” – will speak at Pennsylvania College of Technology on March 17 as part of its Centennial Colloquia Series. more»

Colloquium Adds Topical Touch of ‘Green’ to Snow-Covered Landscape

February 28, 2014

As nose-numbing, furnace-fanning winds rustled the trees around Klump Academic Center Auditorium on Thursday night, those gathered inside warmed to the notion of a toasty home that balances energy usage with money-saving efficiency. more»

‘Soul Food Dinner’ Savory Blend of Song, Story

February 28, 2014

The perennially popular Soul Food Dinner capped Penn College’s Black History Month observance Thursday, treating the Penn’s Inn audience to an entertaining side dish of music and storytelling. The Philadelphia-based Keepers of the Culture Inc. more»

‘Mocktail’ Competition Among Highlights of Spring Break Send-Off

March 5, 2014

“The 14th Annual Happy Hours, Mardi Gras-Style!” held Tuesday in Penn’s Inn got students in the mood for a stress-free (and problem-free) Spring Break. more»

CAC to Observe ‘Get Fit Friday’ With Half-Price Tickets for Jillian Michaels

February 27, 2014

During “Get Fit Friday,” Community Arts Center patrons can get 50-percent off balcony tickets to see Jillian Michaels live at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23. Log into the online box office between 6 a.m.-midnight Friday, Feb. 28, and enter the promotional code – JMGETFIT – to obtain the discount. more»

Hands-On Activities Engage Hundreds at On-Campus Science Festival

February 26, 2014

More than 400 people participated in Tuesday night’s Science Festival in Penn College’s Field House – including homeschooled pupils and attendees from all Lycoming County school districts. more»

Students Learn Alongside Visiting Chefs in Scholarship Benefit

February 24, 2014

Chefs Shanna and Brian O’Hea, chefs/owners of Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern, visited campus as part of the School of Business and Hospitality’s Visiting Chef Series. more»

Switchfoot Headlines Centennial Concert in Bardo Gym

February 21, 2014

Switchfoot, a 2011 Grammy Award winner for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album, continued its month-old winter tour with a Thursday gig at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Marking the college’s yearlong centennial – and the recent release of its “Fading West” album – the quintet was joined by the Kopecky Family Band for a performance […]

Children, Families Invited to Feb. 25 Science Festival

February 17, 2014

Pennsylvania College of Technology will host a Science Festival on Tuesday, Feb. 25, sponsored by the college and Technology Futures of North Central PA. The event, scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Penn College Field House, provides a variety of fun, hands-on math and science demonstrations geared toward elementary and middle school students, […]

‘Book Bingo,’ Parfaits Sweeten Family Valentine’s Day at CLC

February 17, 2014

On Friday, the children and families of the Dunham Children’s Learning Center celebrated Valentine’s Day with “Book Bingo.” Each child won a picture book, and families were given information about how to promote literacy at home. more»

‘Fantastic’ Orchestra Performance Adds to College’s Centennial Luster

February 12, 2014

Penn College sponsored Tuesday’s Williamsport Symphony Orchestra concert, “Fantastic Tales,” the latest event in the college’s yearlong Centennial celebration. Welcoming the audience to the Community Arts Center was Dorothy J. more»

‘Dallas Buyers Club’ to Be Shown at CAC This Weekend

February 12, 2014

“Dallas Buyers Club,” co-starring Oscar hopefuls (and Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe award-winners) Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, will be screened at the Community Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. more»

Outdoor Expo to Be Held Feb. 15 in Penn College Field House

February 12, 2014

An Outdoor Expo – featuring a number of vendors, live animals, chain-saw demonstrations and a jerky competition – will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Field House. Sponsored by the college’s Student Activities Office, the family-friendly event is free and open to the public. “We […]

Grammy-Winning Switchfoot to Perform in Centennial Concert

February 10, 2014

The Grammy Award-winning band Switchfoot will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Bardo Gymnasium. Touring in support of its recent release, “Fading West,” the million-selling quintet will appear as part of the college’s yearlong Centennial celebration. more»

Sealant Saturday Scheduled March 1 at Penn College

February 7, 2014

On March 1, Pennsylvania College of Technology will serve as a host site for the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association’s annual Sealant Saturday initiative. The event is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more»

Movies Are Back at the Community Arts Center, Dude

February 6, 2014

A Feb. 7 showing of “The Big Lebowski,” preceded by an optional Quizzo competition featuring questions from the cult classic, marks the return of movies to the Community Arts Center. more»

Maine Restaurateurs to Headline Penn College Visiting Chef Dinner

February 6, 2014

The next installment of the Visiting Chef Series at Pennsylvania College of Technology will bring a taste of Maine, as chefs Brian O’Hea and Shanna Katherine Horner O’Hea mentor students to prepare an elegant benefit dinner. more»

‘American Classics’ Bake Sale to Be Held Wednesday

February 25, 2014

Students in the Advanced Patisserie Operations class will present an “American Bakery Classics” bake sale from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Le Jeune Patissier (in the Third Street hallway of the Carl Building Technologies Center). Student managers are baking and pastry arts majors Lauren H. Case, of Painted Post, N.Y.; Megan R. Chapman, of Sayre; and […]

Entries Due Friday for Gallery’s ‘100 Works’ Exhibition

June 19, 2014

The Gallery at Penn College has announced a call for entries for its “100 Works!” exhibition opening in October. more»

Charitable Musicians Help Ease Chill of Homelessness

February 3, 2014

Thursday’s WinterFest in the Field House served up an evening of entertainment in exchange for the donation of clothing and blankets to benefit the Saving Grace Shelter. more»

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

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