Lycoming College News

Former Poet Laureate highlights the beauty of devastation

In honor of National Poetry Month, poet Betsy Sholl will read recent work on April 20 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets.

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Learn about Earth's nearest planetary neighbors during a show at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will offer two shows in the Detwiler Planetarium on April 7 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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Research on race, law and criminal justice to be presented by Temple University author

Nicole Gonzales-Van Cleve, Ph.D., assistant professor at Temple University, will discuss her research on race, law and criminal justice during a presentation at 5:30 p.m. on April 7 at Lycoming College. The presentation, to be held in the Jane Schultz Room in the Wertz Student Center at Lycoming College, is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College professors discuss various approaches to the study of energy

Six Lycoming College professors discussed the future of energy during a panel discussion on Feb. 15 at Lycoming College.

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Founder and owner of live event production company shares tips for success

Getting to play with the latest technological gadgets is one of the best parts of Robert Sclafani’s job.

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Award-winning Hollywood special effects creator to speak at Lycoming College

Tom Woodruff Jr. ’80, an actor and special effects creator, will discuss his creative work and Hollywood career during a presentation at 5:30 p.m. on March 20 in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall on the Lycoming College campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Creative writer recounts physical and emotional wreckage left by artistic father

Sascha Feinstein, Ph.D., co-director of Lycoming College’s creative writing department, will be sharing passages from “Wreckage: My Father’s Legacy of Art & Junk” during a reading at 7:30 p.m. on March 22. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets.

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Historian to share research about mental health issues of post-Civil War veterans

Diane Sommerville, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Binghamton University, will discuss the after effects of war suffered by Civil War veterans during a presentation at 7: 15 p.m. on April 3 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, at the corner of Basin and Fourth Streets. The presentation, and a brief reception that follows, are free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College names students to dean's list

The Lycoming College Dean's List is issued at the close of each semester in recognition of superior scholarship. The following students were recognized for academic excellence for the Fall 2016 semester:

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U.S. Senator Bob Casey Roundtable Highlights Job Growth, Economic Development

Key members of the Williamsport and Lycoming communities met with U.S. Senator Bob Casey at Lycoming College today, to discuss how the federal government can support sustainable economic development locally. Lycoming College President Kent Trachte, Ph.D, moderated the roundtable, which included Williamsport and Lycoming County officials and business owners who discussed the challenges they face in job growth and expanding their businesses, as well as issues surrounding healthcare, workforce development, infrastructure, transportation, federal taxes and number of related topics.

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Explore the most bizarre objects in the universe during a planetarium show at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will offer two shows in the Detwiler Planetarium on March 3 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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High school isolation and social pressures explored in play at Lycoming College

The estrangement and social pressures of high school are explored in the play, “columbinus,” to be held at 7 p.m., March 2, 3 and 7 in the East Hall Coffeehouse on the Lycoming College campus. East Hall is located on the corner of Franklin St. and Washington Blvd. A talk back session with the actors and director will be held after each production. The play is free and open to the public.

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Expert to discuss terrorist risks to international oil companies

Terry Hallmark, Ph.D., will discuss how oil companies approach analyzing and managing risks posed by terrorists and dictators, among other threats, around the world during a presentation titled, “Guerillas, Terrorists and Dictators: Above Ground Risks and Threats to Oil Company Assets.” The presentation will be held at Lycoming College at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 in the Mary Welch Honors Hall on the corner of 4th and Basin Streets. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Award-winning author to share insights about the opioid epidemic in the Heartland of America

Sam Quinones, a former Los Angeles-based journalist, will share the insights he gained while writing his book “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” during a presentation on April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Climate change expert to provide balanced view of research during presentation at Lycoming College

Richard Alley, Ph.D., will provide a balanced view of current research on climate change during a presentation at 7 p.m. on March 22 in the Keiper Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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