Lycoming College News

Lycoming professor selected as visiting scholar for Ernest J. Gaines program

Maria Hebert-Leiter, Ph.D., will be a visiting scholar at the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, titled “Ernest J. Gaines and the Southern Experience.” The institute is sponsored by the Ernest J. Gaines Center on the campus of University of Louisiana at Lafayette from May 30-June 24.

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Chemistry research at Lycoming College benefits from grant for specialized equipment

Lycoming College’s Chemistry Department will benefit from a 2016 Memorial National College Grant of $10,000 from the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. The grant is sponsored by the conference, the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.

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Students benefit from additional Stabler Foundation grant

Lycoming College students with a demonstrated need for financial help will continue to benefit from the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship Fund. The Stabler Foundation has provided the college with $530,000 to augment their previous grants to their scholarship fund at the college.

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Lycoming College vocalists place in regional competition

Two Lycoming College vocalists placed in the top three and one placed in the top eight of their respective divisions during a singing contest sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing last fall at Susquehanna University.

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Lycoming theater students earn accolades at festival

Costumes, sound, set design — none of these backstage efforts by Lycoming College theater majors took the backstage at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Jan. 12-16. Thirteen students took home more than a dozen individual and group awards.

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Access to low-income housing improved, but more needs to be done according to study

The availability of rental units and other types of housing suitable for individuals and families with low to moderate incomes has increased since 2011, but more still needs to be done to ensure the availability of quality, affordable housing and to prevent homelessness, according to a recent study. The study was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and conducted by Jonathan Williamson, Ph.D. and Bonita Kolb, Ph.D. of Lycoming College’s Center for the Study of Community and the Economy (CSCE).

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Students, faculty and staff honor Martin Luther King with numerous activities

The Lycoming College community recognized Martin Luther King Day by participating in a number of activities throughout the week of Jan. 18.

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Lycoming College students volunteer to host Game Time at local library

Five Lycoming College students have organized and volunteered for weekly Game Time offerings at the James V. Brown Library in Williamsport, Pa. Game Time is a program that encourages preschool and elementary-aged children to interact and learn with Lycoming College students by playing various games in the children’s wing of the library.

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Lycoming College to host photography exhibit and lecture by Washington D.C. artist

Lycoming College will host a lecture by visiting Washington D.C.-based artist Amy Finkelstein and a reception for her film and photography exhibit, "Things rising and falling (from nothing, with glory)” on Feb. 18. The events are free and open to the public.

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Award-winning Mexican author to present at Lycoming College

Cristina Rivera Garza, an award-winning Mexican author, will discuss the social dynamics that have led to the emergence of a drug cartel in Mexico at 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 9 in the archives area of Snowden Library at Lycoming College.

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Biblical poem focus of lecture by scripture specialist

Christina Bucher, Ph.D., will discuss the ancient text of the Song of Songs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the Heim Science Building, Room G-9, on the campus of Lycoming College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Math club at Lycoming College invites middle school students for superheroes in space adventure

Members of Lycoming College’s math club invite 7th and 8th grade students interested in math to join them for a fun-filled day at Lycoming College on Feb. 18, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Registration for the free “Superheroes in Space” event ends Jan. 29 with a limited number of openings remaining.

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New Outdoor Education program to allow students to test fortitude, leadership skills

Winter camping, backpacking, and kayaking are some of the upcoming events that will test the mettle of the intrepid in the upcoming spring semester. Lycoming College will begin offering a variety of outdoor trips that build outdoor and leadership skills as part of its new Outdoor Education program, which will launch this semester.

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Students selected to perform in state-wide music festival

Five Lycoming College students have been selected to participate in the 2016 Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival, one of the state’s oldest music events. The festival will be held at Elizabethtown College on March 4-6.

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Students present research at history conference

Three senior Lycoming students presented research at the 10th Annual Moravian College Undergraduate Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies in December.

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