Lycoming College News

Art students earn accolades for their logos

A knack for capturing the essence of a program in a visually appealing graphic earned two Lycoming College students the honor of having their logos selected for use in upcoming promotions. Jessica Tayson, a senior commercial design major and corporate communication minor from Delta, Pa., won a contest for creating a logo for one of the College’s new programs. Lin Nazzaro, a senior commercial design and painting major from Dover, N.J., created a logo to be used for the Lycoming County SPCA's 125th anniversary.

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Lycoming College earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

Innovative and high impact educational practices earned Lycoming College placement among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.

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Local vocalists to sing "Little Match Girl Passion" to raise awareness of homelessness

Local vocalists will sing the haunting "Little Match Girl Passion" to raise awareness of homelessness in the Williamsport area during two concerts in January. The concerts feature David Lang’s Pulitzer-Prize winning musical work based on the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

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Lycoming College chemistry student-faculty research benefits areas of health, manufacturing

Three Lycoming College students worked with chemistry professors at Lycoming College to perform fundamental research in multiple areas of chemistry.

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A Message from the President: Coach Girardi's Induction Into the National College Football Hall of Fame

Last month I had the honor of attending Coach Frank Girardi’s induction into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame. The event was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City — the same space where all Democratic and Republican candidates for President of the United States have come together for the Al Smith Dinner since 1945.

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Interview captures musical theater vocalist's transition to powerful jazz singer

The influence of people who helped shape Lisa Thorson’s transition from a musical theater vocalist to a powerful jazz singer is a notable theme of her interview in “Brilliant Corners.” Thorson also discusses her most recent project titled “Without Words: Discovery, Inspiration, and Practice,” which explores the art of communicating without language. The interview is the anchor story to the journal’s unique compendium of literature about jazz compiled by Sascha Feinstein, Ph.D., professor of English and creative writing at Lycoming College.

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Gender roles, literature and politics discussed by Lycoming College students at Medieval conference

Seven Lycoming College students expand current understanding of personal and political dynamics in medieval and early modern times by presenting research at the Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The 11th annual conference was hosted at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., on Dec. 3.

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For third year in a row, Lycoming College students earn award from state-wide association

Two Lycoming College students garnered the attention of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers for their work capturing the heart of Williamsport. The pair earned the “JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award” in the liberal arts category from the association in December for community stories they obtained during a summer internship with the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership.

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Regional conference hosted by Montoursville High School and Lycoming College biology teachers

More than 110 teachers from six states attended the annual Biology Teachers’ Workshop hosted by the Lycoming College and the Montoursville High School Biology Departments at the Heim Biology and Chemistry building last month. The day-long educational and networking event helps regional public school teachers meet professional development teaching requirements.

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The health of the Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers discussed at conference

Lycoming College students and staff shared their summer research at the 11th annual Susquehanna River Symposium last month. The event was attended by about 250 students and faculty from area colleges and universities and by professionals working in a variety of government agencies and environmental businesses.

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Lycoming College awards its first-year writing and research prize

Jacob Maneval ’19, a history major from Jersey Shore, Pa., earned the 2016 Ed Gabriel First-Year Writing and Research prize for research completed during his freshman seminar last spring. The award is given to students in any major who complete research in any field and who document their findings in a paper during their freshman year.

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Celebrate the holidays at Lycoming College's Candlelight Service

Lycoming College is pleased to present its annual Candlelight Service at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 in Clarke Chapel on the Lycoming College campus. We invite the public to join us for this free event.

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Ancient Maya site investigated for future archaeological project and fieldwork opportunities for Lycoming College students

The expansive fields near the confluence of the Pasión and Salinas Rivers in Guatemala blanket a number of ancient Mayan structures, creating small hills that punctuate the landscape in the area. With the nearest paved road more than 25 miles away, the quiet rural area belies the clatter of hundreds of people going about their day in what was once a major urban center more than two centuries ago.

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Forging a 21st-century liberal arts education

At a time when many colleges have abandoned the liberal arts, I am proud that Lycoming College remains strongly rooted in this venerable educational tradition. We continue to expect our students to complete requirements that expose them to the breadth of human knowledge, and we still seek to instill a love of learning and develop a capacity for critical inquiry. At the same time the faculty have recognized that we must build upon these core principles and craft an exemplary liberal arts education for the 21st century.

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Enjoy the night skies in the warmth of the Detwiler planetarium at Lycoming College

Learn more about planets, stars and other objects in the universe during two shows in the Detwiler Planetarium at Lycoming College on Dec. 2 as part of Williamsport First Friday events.

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