Lycoming College News

Journey to the nearest exoplanet

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Dec. 1. 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 students travel to Washington, D.C., on networking trip

Lycoming College’s Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE) this fall hosted a trip to the nation’s capital to expose selected students to networking events and the inner workings of government agencies as they consider internship opportunities and post-graduate pursuits. The trip included opportunities to engage with Lycoming alumni, as well as stops at a number of government agencies and landmarks.

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Lycoming College presents The Nutcracker

Lycoming College’s music department and the St. John School of the Arts, in collaboration with the Community Arts Center (CAC), will unite to present Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., and again on Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at the CAC in downtown Williamsport.

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Photography exhibit explores the connection of fate, geography and politics in the direction of justice

The Lycoming College Art Gallery invites the Williamsport and surrounding communities to visit and enjoy its latest exhibition, “Entangled with Justice,” featuring work by Andreas Rentsch, assistant professor of photography at Lycoming College. The exhibition will be featured in the College’s art gallery from Dec. 1 – Jan. 27. A reception will be held Dec. 1 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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Lycoming to host clean energy advocate lecture on shale gas development

Lycoming College will host clean energy advocate Mark Szybist’s presentation, “Pennsylvania at an Energy Crossroads: A Decade of Shale Gas, and Where We Go Now,” on Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., in the Jane Schultz Room on the Lycoming College campus. The lecture is the second in the Lycoming College 2017-18 Center for Energy and the Future (CEF) Speaker Series, which is focused on Marcellus Shale gas development — where we stand ten years into development, as well as what to expect during the next decade. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College to implement sexual assault education with $300,000 Department of Justice grant

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded Lycoming College a $300,000, three-year grant to implement a comprehensive, campus-wide sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking (SV/DV) prevention program. Lycoming was chosen as the grant recipient for its already well-established foundation of educating its college community on sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking. These existing programs will be further bolstered by expanded partnerships with outside agencies, which this grant will enable.

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Sen. Gene Yaw to speak at Lycoming College on Marcellus development

Pennsylvania State Sen. Gene Yaw ’70 will address the Lycoming College campus with a talk on “State policy related to Marcellus development,” as part of the College’s Center for Energy and the Future (CEF) Speaker Series. The talk is slated for Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Jane Schultz room of the Wertz Student Center. The event is free and open to the public. Yaw’s talk, the first in the 2017-18 CEF Speaker Series, will focus on Marcellus Shale gas development — where we stand ten years into development, as well as what to expect during the next decade.

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Young-adult novelist discusses jazz and education in Brilliant Corners

Thanks to author Mick Carlon, jazz is becoming more and more popular for teenagers around the country. In a recent interview for Brilliant Corners, Carlon discusses his three novels — “Riding on Duke’s Train,” “Travels with Louis,” and “Girl Singer” — and the importance of bringing music into the classroom.

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Lycoming College professor delivers presentation on fossil discovered in Lycoming County

Lycoming College’s David Broussard, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, this summer presented research at the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on a 365 million-year-old leg bone that he and his students discovered in Lycoming County. The fossil is that of a femur that once belonged to a species of early tetrapod — a four-limbed animal — and dates back to the Late Devonian Period, when vertebrates made the transition from fish-like to more land-living types of animals.

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Lycoming College moves up 80 spots on Washington Monthly liberal arts list

Lycoming College rose to the 101st spot in the Washington Monthly Liberal Arts 2017 rankings, representing an increase of 80 positions in two years. The College joins Berea College in Kentucky, who topped the rankings, as well as Haverford College, Franklin & Marshall, Dickinson College and other Pennsylvania colleges on this year’s list.

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Lycoming College takes on the Adirondack Canoe Classic

A team of Lycoming College students took part in the 35th annual Adirondack Canoe Classic last month as they competed against seasoned racers from around the world. Under the supervision of Jae Ellison, director of Outdoor Leadership and Education (OLE), the team paddled in the Voyageur Canoe division in a 28-foot boat specially designed for racing.

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Lycoming College presents panel on career paths involving canines

Lycoming College will present a “Canine Connections” panel discussion on dogs used in professional fields and work situations on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Panelists include representatives from the court system, law enforcement, education, veterinarian services, the county coroner and more. The event is free and open to the public.

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Learn how to find your way in the night sky at Lycoming College Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Nov. 3. 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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