Lycoming College News

Faculty members publish book for instructional librarians

Three Lycoming College faculty members recently published a book titled "Snapshots of Reality: A Practice Guide to Formative Assessment in Library Instruction." The book was written by Jessica Oberlin, assistant professor and instructional services librarian and coordinator of access services; Mary Broussard, associate professor and instructional services librarian and coordinator of reference and Web services; and Dr. Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, assistant professor of education. The Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) published the book and it is available for purchase from the American Library Association (ALA) store and on Amazon.

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Lycoming hosts SPCA’s Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant

Lycoming County SPCA Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Tracy Free will speak to Lycoming College’s First-Year Seminar, People and Pups – Animals and Society, on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The event will be held in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on campus at East Fourth and Basin streets in Williamsport. This event is free and open to the public.

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Former United States Ambassador to Korea to speak at Lycoming

Lycoming College will welcome Donald P. Gregg to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. His speech, entitled “The dangers of demonization in dealing with states we do not understand,” will be held in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the campus at Fourth and Basin streets in Williamsport. Prior to the event, from 7-7:30 p.m., he will be available for a book signing of his recent book, “Pot Shards: Fragments of a Life Lived in CIA, the White House, and the Two Koreas.” This event is free and open to the public.

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M.B. Rich professor of religion publishes book in Russian

Dr. Richard Hughes, M.B. Rich professor of religion, had his 10th book, “Genes, Destiny, and the Cain Complex,” published in Russia. Mikhail Melnikov, the translator, is a clinical psychologist who collected Hughes’ papers for this book to promote Szondi studies in the Russian Federation.

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McPherson to speak on prevention of sexual discrimination

Lycoming College will host Don McPherson, an activist, educator, feminist and entrepreneur, on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 8:00 p.m. in the Recreation Center to speak about the prevention of sexual discrimination, sexual violence and bystander intervention.

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Lycoming hosts "Windows from Prison" exhibit

Mark Strandquist will speak about his latest exhibit “Windows from Prison,” on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in Lycoming College’s Pennington Lounge. This lecture is hosted by the Lycoming College departments of art and criminal justice and criminology, and is free and open to the public. Strandquist’s exhibit will be displayed in Pennington Lounge from Tuesday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 14.

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Lycoming receives $100,000 grant from Mellon Foundation

Lycoming College has received a $100,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant is the first from the Mellon Foundation in the College’s history.

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Education department hosts Chloe's law contributor

The Lycoming College Department of Education will welcome Kurt Kondrich to present “How Down Syndrome Lifted Me Up: A Family Journey focused on Abilities.” His presentation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 7-8 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

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Director of choral activities to hold concert at Alabaster Coffee

Dr. Christopher Jackson, director of choral activities at Lycoming College, will perform with a group at Alabaster Coffee, 410 Pine Street in Williamsport, for First Friday on Oct. 3 from 6-7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming to host College Night Sept. 25

Lycoming College will host College Night, sponsored by the Lycoming County Counselors Association, on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the College's Recreation Center. Area high school students interested in continuing their education will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 65 institutions of higher education. The annual event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming partners with Say Yes to Education

Say Yes to Education announced that it will partner with Lycoming College in an effort to make higher education more accessible and affordable for public high school graduates.

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In memoriam: Dr. Marshall D. Welch, Jr. 1929-2014

Dr. Marshall D. Welch Jr., 85, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at his home. Dr. Welch is the father of Lycoming College trustee Marshall Welch III.

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Sterngold's Works Chosen for National Ceramic Art Exhibition

Two ceramic works by art instructor Kathy Sterngold were selected for the 2014 “Visions in Clay” exhibition, named as one of the top five ceramic art shows in the nation by Ceramics Monthly magazine. The event opened on August 21 at the LH Horton Jr. Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in California. This year’s show features sixty ceramic works chosen from 329 entries.

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Scotty McCreery to perform at Lycoming College

The Lycoming College Campus Activities Board (CAB) is proud to announce that it will be host Mercury Nashville/19/Interscope Records recording artist Scotty McCreery. The show will be held in the Recreation Center on the Lycoming campus on Friday, October 24 at 8:00 PM.

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