Lycoming College News

Imaginative summer workshops at Lycoming College for kids and teens

With an eye on the future, students at Lycoming College for Kids and Teens are learning the value of repurposing this summer, transforming ordinary items and cast-off objects into imaginative projects and products.

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Lycoming College honors Shaffer for contributions

John Shaffer, grounds and general labor supervisor at Lycoming College, received the Makisu Award during the College’s annual Honors Convocation ceremony in April for his exemplary work ethic.

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Examine the possibility of life outside the universe during a planetarium show at Lycoming College

Investigate the possibility of life beyond Earth during two shows in Lycoming College’s Detwiler Planetarium on June 2 as part of Williamsport First Friday. The free shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Lycoming College receives significant National Science Foundation grant for STEM teacher education

Lycoming College has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Lycoming’s project, Preparing Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education for High-Need Populations, will recruit undergraduate majors in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics and prepare them to become 7th-12th grade teachers in high-need school districts.

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British crime writer describes jazz influences in England in "Brilliant Corners"

The jazz circles in England are peppered by evenings where sax, drums and horns punctuate poetry read by author John Harvey, best known for his crime novels. In a recent interview for “Brilliant Corners,” Harvey discusses the influence of jazz on him as a writer and his most famous character, detective Charlie Resnik.

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Chief nuclear officer provides perspective on nuclear sustainability

Timothy S. Rausch, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer for Talen Energy, discussed the future of the nuclear industry during a presentation at Lycoming College in April.

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Student-faculty research earns award from psychology association

Research about the influence of maternal depression on a child’s self-esteem earned a psychology student and her faculty mentor an Eastern Regional Research Award for 2016-17, given by Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology.

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Submissions being accepted for the 2017 Lycoming College Film Festival

Students currently enrolled at a post-secondary school in Pennsylvania are invited to submit a film or animated work for Lycoming College’s 10th annual Student Film and Video Festival. Submissions are free and due by midnight on June 2.

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Major archaeology grant spurs Lycoming College's forays into Mesoamerica

The Archaeological Institute of America awarded Jessica Munson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Latin American archaeology, a $25,000 grant to conduct excavations at Altar de Sacrificios, a site located in the southern Maya lowlands of Guatemala. The AIA is the oldest and largest archaeology society in the United States and gives one Cotsen Excavation Grant every year to a first-time project director.

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School director discussed advantages and challenges of charter schools at Lycoming College presentation

Education students at Lycoming College learned about the mission and challenges of charter schools that cater to students in under-served school districts from Jolene Hall Sloter ’80 during a presentation held at the College.

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Lycoming College summer athletic camps develop skills, build confidence

Athletes of all ages can develop their technical skills by attending summer camps at Lycoming College for a variety of sports including basketball, football, soccer and wrestling. Campers are instructed by coaches and members of the College’s sports teams.

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Keys earns Chieftain Award, Lycoming College's highest honor

Donald (DC) Keys of Erie, Pa., was awarded Lycoming College’s Chieftain Award during a ceremony on April 23. First presented in 1952, the award is the highest honor given to a graduating senior and recognizes the student who has shown the utmost dedication and leadership qualities while at Lycoming, and whose academic rank is above the median of the preceding senior class.

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Learn how comet impacts affected life on Earth at planetarium show at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will offer two shows in the Detwiler Planetarium on May 5 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. as part of Williamsport First Friday. The events are open to the public. Free tickets are available that evening starting at 5 p.m. outside the planetarium. Seating is first come, first seated.

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President of innovative educational organization to speak at Lycoming College's commencement ceremony

Lycoming College is pleased to announce Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, the president of Say Yes to Education, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the College’s 169th commencement ceremony on May 13.

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