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NOTEWO

LATIN AMERICAN

CONCENTRATION IN

ARCHAEOLOGY

Lycoming recently

introduced a new Latin

America focus to its

archaeology program,

providing students breadth

of knowledge and experience

in the archaeology of pre-

Hispanic cultures and

societies. Jessica Munson,

Ph.D., recently joined the

faculty, bringing extensive

experience in a range of

archaeological research

areas, including the use of

geographic information

systems and analyses of social

networks, with a specialization

in prehistoric Mayan culture.

Modeled after other

successful archaeology

programs, the Latin American

concentration ensures high-

quality opportunities for

students to learn. The program

involves students in a wide

range of research topics,

including the production of

food in ancient times, the

use of satellite images to

learn about the expansion

and collapse of ancient

kingdoms, a ruler’s acquisition

and maintenance of power

and more. Last summer,

students had the opportunity

to participate in approved

archaeological projects in

Latin America and perform

research in Guatemala,

alongside professors.

OPENLYCOMING:

GREAT ARTISTS OF THE

WESTERN WORLD

Once again, Lycoming

opened its doors to the public

with a four-week course, “Great

Artists of the Western World.”

Forty one people from the

Williamsport community took

advantage of the four-week

course, which was hosted by

Amy Golahny, Ph.D., professor

of art history. The seminar

examined the continuity and

innovation of some of the most

compelling artists of Europe,

including Michelangelo,

Caravaggio, Rembrandt,

Vermeer, Bernini and Picasso,

among others. Attendees learned

how these artists exploited the

works of their predecessors for

their own original designs.

LYCOMING EXPANDS ITS

REACH DOWNTOWN

Following the establishment

of Lycoming’s downtown

art gallery, the College has

strengthened its downtown

presence with another

touchpoint, this time in the

Lycoming County Visitors

Bureau. The local Williamsport

community, as well as out-of-

towners visiting Williamsport

on business, pleasure, for the

Little League World Series and

for a host of other reasons, can

pick up printed materials on

Lycoming College, as well as

Warrior gear in the bureau’s

downtown location. T-shirts,

sweatshirts, water bottles,

bumper stickers and more are all

for sale at this convenient spot.

Jessica Munson, Ph.D.

Amy Golahny, Ph.D.

Lycoming College's space at the

Lycoming County Visitors Bureau

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LYCOMING COLLEGE 2017 SPRING MAGAZINE

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