Lycoming College News

Forensic anthropologist to address Lycoming College community on human identification

Forensic anthropologist, Elizabeth DiGangi, Ph.D., will address the Lycoming College and Williamsport communities with her presentation, “Broken Bones & Buried Bodies: Forensic Anthropology and Human Identification.” The event, part of the archaeology colloquium at the College, will take place Monday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Heim G-9 on the Lycoming College campus. It is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College to host Colin Finlay, world-renowned photographer

One of the world’s foremost documentary photographers, Colin Finlay, will present “Our Environment, Our World,” a dynamic arrangement of photo essays that visually represent ten years of his work on the environment. The talk, part of the James and Emily Douthat Distinguished Lectureship Series, is slated for Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mary Lyndsay Welch Honors Hall on the Lycoming College campus, and is open to the public.

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Explore the history and future of the Universe at Lycoming College Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Oct. 6. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Lycoming College assistant professor earns CMA certification

Heather Demshock, assistant professor of accounting at Lycoming College, has earned the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification, joining an increasing number of accounting professionals who have committed themselves to gaining further expertise and career development in the field of management accounting. Demshock is the first accounting faculty member at Lycoming College to earn this certification.

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Lycoming College Names Chip Edmonds Executive Vice President

Lycoming College has announced that Chip Edmonds has been named executive vice president. He will serve as chief external affairs officer and will retain his leadership position in college advancement, where he previously served as vice president.

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Lycoming College Lyme Symposium helps Williamsport community stay safe as area experiences increase in ticks

As Lycoming College launches this fall’s Lyme Symposium to help residents stay healthy while the area continues to see a rise in the local tick population, it announces a talk by “The TickGuy,” Thomas Mather, Ph.D., who will present “Ten things everyone needs to know about ticks these days,” and “Five TickSmartTM actions.” The presentation, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Heim G-11 on the Lycoming College campus, is free and open to the public.

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Area high school students invited to College Night on the Lycoming College Campus

Lycoming College invites all Williamsport area high school students to “College Night” on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Keiper Recreation Center on the Lycoming campus. High school students interested in pursuing a college degree will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 60 institutions of higher education. The annual event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College continues its rise in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings

Lycoming College was once again recognized as a Tier One institution by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, climbing seven spots from last year to claim the No. 147 slot on the coveted 2018 National Liberal Arts Colleges list. The College joins other distinguished Pennsylvania schools on this year’s list, including Swarthmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Bucknell and Franklin & Marshall. Lycoming’s ascent in the U.S. News rankings, coupled with the recent announcement that it was named to the Princeton Review Best 382 Colleges for the first time, points to the College’s commitment to the liberal arts and its capacity to deliver an extraordinary education for students.

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Lycoming College Set to Launch Warrior Gold, Announce Partnerships with Alabaster Coffee, Wegmans

Lycoming College will launch its first 100 percent Dominican coffee from the El Naranjito region, Warrior Gold, at an open house event on Friday, Sept. 15, 5-7 p.m., at Alabaster Coffee Roaster & Tea Co., 400 Pine St. in Williamsport. The College is also announcing partnerships that localize this truly global effort: Alabaster will now roast Warrior Coffee — just a few blocks from the Lycoming campus — as well as package the coffee to sell at the Lycoming College bookstore, at the local Wegmans supermarket, and for Rusty Rail Brewing Company to use in its Wolf King Warrior Coffee Stout. In addition to local partners, runner-up on Season 11 of Food Network Star and entrepreneur Jay Ducote will sell the beans, roasted by Baton Rouge-based Cafeciteaux Coffee Roasters, under his “JayD’s” label.

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Lycoming College business and education programs cited by Colleges of Distinction

Already recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to higher education, Lycoming College was further honored this year for its expert integration of the liberal arts with a modern approach to scholarship that includes experiential learning opportunities for both business administration and education programs.

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Lycoming College Begins Year with New Student Convocation

Lycoming College welcomed the class of 2021 and transfer students to campus during its annual New Student Convocation on Friday, Aug. 25. The traditional ceremony, which marks the beginning of each academic year, was held on the College’s upper quad near Clarke Chapel.

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Ferguson, Mo. minister to discuss social justice and racial understanding

Lycoming College invites students and members of the Williamsport and surrounding communities to hear the Rev. F. Willis Johnson, senior minister of Wellspring Church, speak on social justice and racial understanding, on Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Clarke Chapel on the Lycoming College campus. Johnson garnered national attention for his leadership role in his community’s response to the murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo. in August 2014.

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Lycoming welcomes new faculty members to campus for 2017-18 academic year

Twelve new faculty members have joined the Lycoming College community, bringing with them a broad diversity of expertise from Mexican and Central American literature, to the setting of Emily Dickinson poetry to music.

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A Message from the President: Hurricane Harvey Support

During the past few days, many of us have watched the news coverage of the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has wreaked upon Houston and southeast Texas. Our thoughts have been with those impacted by the unprecedented rains and catastrophic flooding as well as the rescue workers who have saved so many lives.

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Photography exhibit explores the inequality faced by Indigenous people and the value of their customs

In his exhibit, “With Justice and Freedom For all, Wiconi Win Wakan (All Life is Sacred),” John Willis’s photography prompts viewers to look at the inequality faced by indigenous people within their own homeland, while also asking viewers to recognize what can be learned from indigenous values and customs. The exhibition will be featured in the Lycoming College Art Gallery from Sept. 15 through Oct. 14. A reception will be held Sept. 15 from 4-8 p.m. with a talk by the artist at 5:30 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

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