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on Oct. 3 to celebrate the dedication of the new Lynn

Science Center. The stately, three-story structure, which

blends classic Georgian motifs with contemporary

glass sheathing, is the first major academic building

constructed on campus since the opening of the Heim Building in 1990. The center

will serve as a catalyst to Lycoming College’s reinvigorated programs in science and

technology.

In his opening remarks, President Kent C. Trachte offered the imagery of a balance

well-struck: “The Lynn Science Center both connects us to the history of the

College and points us toward the campus of the future,” and Provost Philip

Sprunger’s call to celebration echoed selected aphorisms by important scientific

figures such as Copernicus and Galileo, Curie and Einstein. The ceremony featured a

keynote address by Dr. Loretta Jackson-Hayes, associate professor of chemistry at

Rhodes College, who spoke of the value of a liberal arts education in the formation

of young minds eager to pursue careers in the sciences.

Additional campus speakers included Dr. Barbara Buedel, professor of modern

languages and chair of the faculty, and Dr. Christopher Kulp, chair of the

department of astronomy and physics, who addressed the design considerations

that went into creating a collaborative and forward-thinking space: “The flexibility

of our spaces will enable us to use new technology and pedagogical methods in the

classroom, and will allow our labs to support new subfields, some

of which may not even have been invented yet.”

“Here, the philosophy has always been about learning science by

doing science,” said senior physics and mathematics major Jeremy

Chobot ’16, in his remarks on behalf of Lycoming’s students. “I live

just around the corner, and my window faces the Lynn Science Center. Since the first

day that the building was open, I have never once looked out at the building and not

seen people inside studying … even long into the night and weekends.”

STUDENTS AND STARS SHINE BRIGHT

IN NEW LYNN SCIENCE CENTER

Here, the philosophy

has always been

about learning science

by doing science.

The Lycoming

community

gathered

ONLINE DONOR LIST

This year, the interactive

online list allows you to

search donors by name

and class year. While

you’re there, check

out our video feature,

student profiles and

financial information.

Thank you for

your support!

The secure site can be accessed at:

https://www.lycoming.edu/presidentsreport/search.aspx

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