Lycoming County’s Own Explorer

The man whose footprints have left an unforgettable mark on Penn College history has, over the nearly 40 years since his retirement, unearthed thousands of years of local history.
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Gallery of James P. Bressler Heritage Trail

Vehicle for Learning

Watch videoRyan Black, '05, began tinkering with cars when he was 12, hanging out at his dad's truck-repair shop. Today, he develops the courses that train automotive technicians across the country.
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Toyota Training Developer video Ryan hikes the Appalachian Trail

Get Comfortable

A new Writing Center provides a haven dedicated solely to writing. With plants and comfortable furniture – along with knowledgeable, understanding tutors – it helps to ease the stress of writing assignments.
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Five writing tips

Setting the Course

The excitement of the first college year can yield doubts and confusion about how to navigate new waters. First Year Experience helps new students find their way.
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Where Inquiry Meets Industry

Industrial designer Glenwood Cheslock, '57, has made a 50-plus-year career solving problems when others said "You can't."
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Get Out!

Visiting for Homecoming or Parent and Family Weekend? Make time for one of dozens of scenic walking, biking and hiking trails, all less than an hour away.
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Slideshow of reader hiking images Interactive map of trails

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Fall 2012 One College Avenue

On the cover: Penn College students Shannon L. Abercrombie, left, and Lindsey N. Rosenberry stroll along the Susquehanna River Walk and Timber Trail, a biking and walking path that offers scenic views of the river and Bald Eagle Mountain as it runs along the levee system from Maynard Street to Loyalsock Township. Read more about outdoor adventures.

Fall 2012 issue

One College Avenue inside front cover: John T. Weaver II tests his bridge structure. Photo by [photgrapher].

Inside front cover: John T. Weaver II, a civil engineering technology student from Williamsport, tests his bridge structure in instructor Drew R. Potts' Strength of Materials class. Students turned manila folders and craft glue into 19-inch bridge spans that were tested to failure. "The students have to write a report demonstrating the use of statics and strengths of material," said Potts, a member of Penn College's civil engineering faculty. "The concepts in this course are challenging; this project gives the students an opportunity to be creative and have some fun."

One College Avenue back cover: Wildcat Comic Con. Photo by Anthony P. LeVan Jr.

Back cover: A "Star-struck" fan wonders if he can believe his eyes during the first Wildcat Comic Con, a two-day event that gave hundreds of people unprecedented access to comics-industry heavyweights and featured presentations on comics and video games, children's activities, a cosplay (costumed play) contest, book signings and more.
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