Friday, December 15, 2017

Penn College to Again Make Impression on Farm Show Attendees

Students in Penn College’s hospitality majors join their instructor, Chef Michael J. Ditchfield, on the Culinary Connection stage at the Pennsylvania Farm Show last January.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Hundreds of thousands of visitors will soon flock to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center to celebrate the commonwealth’s leading industry, and Pennsylvania College of Technology students and employees will be on hand for an interactive peek into the real-world applications of “degrees that work.”

GAME PREVIEW: Huskies to Host Jefferson for Saturday Non-Conference Matinee

The Huskies welcome a tough non-conference opponent in the Jefferson University Rams on Saturday (Dec. 16). This will be the last game for the Huskies before the Christmas holiday. In lieu of admission, fans are encouraged to bring a new or gently-used toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

Textbook Chapters Authored by Pennsylvania College of Technology Associate Professor of Aviation

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – An associate professor of aviation at Pennsylvania College of Technology has contributed to an avionics textbook.

Thomas D. Inman wrote two of the seven chapters for the Avotek Information Resources-published “Avionics: Instruments and Auxiliary Systems”: Chapter 3, covering Air Traffic Surveillance and Warning, and Chapter 4, focused on Weather and Terrain Awareness Avoidance.

It is anticipated that the textbook will be adopted by several colleges and other schools teaching avionics. The work prepares students to earn upcoming National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies endorsements to the Aircraft Electronics Technician certification.

NCATT is part of ASTM International, known for setting a variety of industry standards, including those applicable to the aviation field. Penn College, one of 24 schools accredited by NCATT to provide avionics education, participated in the formation of NCATT and the AET under a grant from the National Science Foundation.

As part of the publishing contract, Inman received a number of copies of the textbooks. He donated 20 to the college’s Madigan Library and had them placed on the reserve list, relieving aviation students of the financial obligation of making purchases.

Pennsylvania College of Technology Faculty Member Compiles Directory of U.S.-Made Building Products

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – When Robert A. Wozniak Jr. couldn’t find a suitable book for a sustainable building materials course he was teaching at Pennsylvania College of Technology – “nothing that I saw was quite what I was looking for” – he set out on a two-year mission to fill that vacuum.

The result is Made in America: Sustainable Building Products, Materials & Methods, a convenient and comprehensive listing of building products manufactured in the United States.

The resource guide – nearly 300 pages in its expanded second edition and available from Amazon – is inspired, in part, by Montana builder/economist Anders Lewendal, who observed that, “if every builder bought just 5 percent more U.S.-made materials, they would create 220,000 American jobs right now.”

Wozniak’s guide is organized by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Division headings familiar to professionals in the architectural, engineering and construction fields. Published by William R. Parks in Hershey, the book is intended for a variety of related audiences – from architects and interior designers to developers and contractors, but also the building/homeowner and students, in the related AEC profession. The resource guide/directory provides substantial content for a variety of building types.

The associate professor has used the resource with his students, who represent the future of the industry as well as the homeowners of tomorrow, and said he received what may be its best review to date: “It’s you … in book form!”

WEEKEND PREVIEW: Huskies Set to Battle No. 22/17 Lock Haven, Virginia This Weekend

The Huskies look to battle two prominent national contenders on back-to-back days when they take on nationally-ranked rival Lock Haven at a neutral site on Saturday (Dec. 16) and host Virginia on Sunday (Dec. 17).

Thursday, December 14, 2017

UPMC Gift to Support Penn College Nursing Expansion in Wellsboro

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The gift of a UPMC Susquehanna-owned property to Pennsylvania College of Technology will enable the college to address workforce and educational needs in the Northern Tier by expanding the nursing program it offers in Wellsboro.

Men's Soccer Coach Payne Announces Retirement From Bloomsburg University

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – For the first time since 1998, the Bloomsburg University men's soccer program will have a new head coach as Paul Payne will retire from his position after 19 seasons with the Huskies. The move will be effective at the end of January.

The Lycoming College men’s basketball team hosts York (N.Y.) on Saturday, Dec. 16

Sophomore Damani Myers and the Warriors host York (N.Y.) on Saturday at 3 p.m.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Looking for its first 10-game win streak since 2012-13, the ninth-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team hosts York (N.Y.) on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Crosstown Challenge at Lamade Gym.

In their 74-63 win over Widener, the Warriors (9-0 overall) hit 26-of-30 free throws to pull away late. Senior Chris Wallace led four Warriors in double-figures with 13 points. Senior Alex Newbold and junior T.J. Duckett each added 12 points while junior Darius James scored 11.

Three Students Win Top Honors at River Symposium

SELINSGROVE—Three Susquehanna University students won awards for their poster presentations at the 12th annual River Symposium at Bucknell University.

Senior Lindsey Sipple, an earth and environmental sciences major from Ediboro, Pa., won in the Stream, Rivers, Lakes and Landscape Category for her presentation, “Sediment Grain Size Characteristics in Streams with Impaired Riparian Zones: Pre- and Post-Restoration.”
Sipple’s research, which is ongoing, monitors compromised riparian zones along agricultural landscapes before and after using the Chesapeake Conservancy’s stream restoration prioritization tool. The tool identifies properties based on lack of riparian forests, neighboring land use and hydrologic flow paths.

Four Susquehanna University Students Selected for Stanford Program

SELINSGROVE—Four Susquehanna University students have been named to the University Innovation Fellows program, administered by Stanford University.

Junior international studies major Alexandra Haller, of Chevy Chase, Md., senior art major Damian Munoz, of Tamaqua, Pa., sophomore business administration major Daniel Yim, of Warrington, Pa., and senior English major Tonia Hall, of Hempstead, N.J., have just completed training to join the University Innovation Fellows. The global program empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking.

Haller, Munoz, Yim and Hall are among 229 students from 62 institutions of higher education in 10 countries who were selected for the prestigious program.