Monthly Archives: October 2013

Shaashawn Dial Gives Us Another Reason to Celebrate LGBTQIA History Month

Shaashawn's Wedding Passport to Love: Perfect Pairing Ceremony 8.24.2013

Shaashawn’s Wedding Passport to Love: Perfect Pairing Ceremony 8.24.2013

From radio broadcasting to mentoring students, Mrs. Shaashawn Dial-Snowden has achieved many memorable life-changing moments. Her nickname “The Voyce” is a symbol of independency and expression that portrays how closed mouths won’t get fed. Mrs. Dial-Snowden is the goddess sent from above to teach others how to express themselves with confidence and knowledge. Her ambition and success is like no one else. Her achievements display her motto: “the sky is the limit.”  Many know Mrs. Dial-Snowden as the Lead College Advisor & First Year Experience Coordinator at Central Penn College, but that’s not all that she wrote! Continue reading

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Photography Submission: Shannon Zeller

At The Central Pen, we are committed to all types of art and artists, including the visual arts.  We believe that creative expression, no matter the medium, has an important place in our education and in our lives.   With that said, please enjoy the following submission by a member of our creative community.

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Shannon Zeller took the following photograph called “Reflections” at a car wash, proving that there is beauty in the everyday.

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Reflecting by Shannon Zeller

Reflecting by Shannon Zeller

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About the artist.

Shannon Zeller has worked at Central Penn College since April 2002. She has two degrees from Central Penn, an Associate Degree in Travel and Tourism Operations and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing an MS degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.

A little more about Shannon: I very earth-centered. I love trees and the ocean.  I am passionate about causes related to the environment and animal welfare.  Photography is one of my favorite pastimes and I have been taking photos since I was 15. I love to capture moments in time! My other interests include: interior decorating, traveling, and reading. I also enjoy outdoor concerts and festivals.

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These photographs have been submitted to The Central Pen for inclusion in their e-zine and print editions and have been reproduced here by permission.  To submit your own creative work, see our submissions guidelines on our “Submissions” page.

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How to Blog Effectively in Today’s Landscape

BlogThe following piece will help you understand how to write an effective blog piece as well as how to build a following, maintain an audience, and grasp writing in the digital age.

In today’s present job landscape, blogging is one of the greatest things you can do to leverage your position as a potential job candidate. 

There are several reasons why this is the case.  When you apply for a job, often times you are in a battle with tens to possibly thousands of other people vying for that same position.  Blogging is one way that you can take the upper-hand over many of your “opponents.”  It is a way for you to be seen as an expert in your field, but also allows possible employers to see that you are willing to go above and beyond.  Most people are not forced to blog; they do it because they like to write about certain topics.

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