Lycoming College News

Lycoming College art graduate earns scholarship from honor society

Elizabeth Hughes, who graduated from Lycoming College in May with a degree in art, earned a $200 scholarship from the Kappi Pi art honor society.

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Lycoming College students inducted into religious studies honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the honor society for religion and theology students, recently inducted several students during a ceremony in March. Rev. John Charnock was the keynote speaker at the event.

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Reef sharks don't deter Lycoming College students from diving in Honduras

While on a trip to the reef off Honduras, Lycoming College students watched 15 large sharks with awe as their streamlined bodies, which can get up to 9 feet long, slid soundlessly through the water in search of prey. Watching sharks in their natural environment was one of the highlights of the students’ trip to Roatán Island off the eastern coast of the Central American country.

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Students inducted into political science honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for political science majors, inducted several students in April.

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Student hobnobs with history legends at national Civil War conference

Rebecca Reed, a senior American studies and history major at Lycoming College, learned details about the Civil War from nationally-known historians during a Civil War Trust conference held June 1 through 5. Reed earned one of six coveted scholarships to the annual conference held in Gettysburg, Pa.

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Lycoming College Tour Choir connects to Chinese audience through song

Each time the Tour Choir from Lycoming College approached the melody of a Chinese folk song called “Molihua” during their May tour in China, the audiences’ applause nearly drowned out their voices. The connection between the Chinese audience and the American performers rang clear throughout the two-week trip where the choir showcased its range of talents by singing the folk song in its native language along with songs of a more European and American tradition.

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Workshop for library professionals hosted

Nearly 40 library professionals attended a day-long workshop at Lycoming College’s Lynn Science Center in May to share ways to expand access to specialized materials via the internet. The professionals, which included representatives from both academic and public libraries from across the state, also participated in professional development and networking opportunities.

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Students inducted into sociology and anthropology honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honor society for sociology and anthropology students, recently inducted two students in April.

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Lycoming College students inducted into education honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the national honor society for students interested in the field of education, inducted 12 students. The guest speaker was Justin Ross, Principal, Williamsport Area School District for the ceremony held in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall in March 2016.

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Local educators continue to benefit from Impact Grant awarded to Lycoming College

In a continuation of efforts to help enhance the academic opportunities of local Lycoming County youth, Lycoming College conducted a training session in late May for K-12 science educators from Lycoming County’s school districts, including elementary, middle and high school teachers. By learning to use planetarium-integrated software, local educators can enrich their curriculum with interactive learning opportunities in the sciences, both in their classrooms and through visits to Detwiler Planetarium on the Lycoming College campus.

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Children and families invited to view the night sky during event planned by students

School’s out for summer, so bring the kids to the park after dark. They’ll look millions of years into the past as they use telescopes and binoculars to gaze at stars, planets, the Milky Way and more at Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail when Muncy Historical Society hosts its “Under the Night Sky” on June 14.

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A Message from the President: Lycoming College a leader in recruitment, education of first-generation college students

A recent Washington Post story reported that college enrollment of low-income students immediately following high school has fallen from 56 percent to 46 percent. Here at Lycoming College, one of our primary goals is to offer a distinctive liberal arts education to promising students, regardless of need.

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The Lycoming College community celebrates student successes at Commencement 2016

Lycoming College marked its 168th commencement ceremony, May 7, with hundreds of parents, family members and friends enjoying a sunny day on the Lycoming quad, while President Kent C. Trachte and Phillip W. Sprunger, provost and dean of the college, awarded more than 240 diplomas to new graduates.

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Lycoming College graduate commissioned in the Army

Nnamdi Okangba, a 2016 graduate of Lycoming College with a degree in corporate communications, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army in the transportation corps during a ceremony held at Bucknell University.

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Lycoming College student earns Fulbright Award to teach overseas

Samantha Raup, a recent Lycoming College graduate with a major in French from Williamsport, Pa., earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to teach in Senegal during the 2016-2017 academic year. The grant covers room and board, health insurance and most travel expenses to the west African democracy with an official language of French.

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