Lycoming College News


Explore “The Human Abstract” at the Lycoming College Art Gallery

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport and surrounding communities to the latest exhibition in its downtown Williamsport art gallery, “The Human Abstract,” presenting works by Berta Golahny (1925-2005). The exhibition opens on Feb. 2, 4-8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m., at the Lycoming College Art Gallery, 25 W. Fourth St. in Williamsport.

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Lycoming College Himes/Sweeney Visiting Scholar series to feature poet

The English Department of Lycoming College is sponsoring a reading by American poet Christopher Bakken as part of its Himes/Sweeney Visiting Scholar in Creative Writing series this spring of 2018. The event takes place on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall of Lycoming College, located on the corner of Fourth and Basin streets, in Williamsport.

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PA Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, Deputy Noe Ortega to visit Lycoming College

Lycoming College will host Pedro A. Rivera, Pennsylvania education secretary, and Noe Ortega, deputy secretary for the Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, for a community discussion, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin streets. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College students awarded scholarships for study abroad during spring semester 2018

Five Lycoming College students are preparing for new adventures to study abroad with opportunities secured through the College’s Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE). The students will all participate in semester-long programs that will enable them to take classes abroad and receive credits that will count toward their degrees, while fully immersing themselves in a new culture, both academically and professionally.

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A Message from the President: College receives $4 million in government grants in 2017

On Dec. 23, 2017, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania announced a $2 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to support construction of the proposed Lycoming College Gateway Building. This award provides the Gateway Project with real momentum and represents a major step toward securing the needed funding. We are grateful to Lycoming graduate State Sen. Gene Yaw '70 for his strong advocacy that made this grant a reality.

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Lycoming welcomes new members to the Board of Trustees

Lycoming College is pleased to welcome four new members to the board of trustees who will help ensure the College continues to provide a distinguished liberal arts education that prepares students for careers of significance and lives of meaning.

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Lycoming’s hellbender research advances Senate bill for first ever Pennsylvania state amphibian

The eastern hellbender is one step closer to becoming Pennsylvania’s first ever official state amphibian with the passing of Senate Bill 658, a collaborated effort of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council and Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI). The bill advocates for the hellbender to be appointed the state amphibian due to its natural ability to indicate water quality — a characteristic that they believe would make the hellbender a mascot for clean water and an ideal representation of the state. Though many Pennsylvania natives might be learning about the animal for the first time as a result of the bill, members of the Lycoming College community are no strangers to the hellbender, since the College’s biology department and CWI have been studying the creature for years.

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Lycoming College library director elected to library consortium board of directors

Starting in January, Alison S. Gregory, associate professor and associate dean and director of library services at Lycoming College, will serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI).

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Wall Street Journal: Students Asked Lawmakers to Honor a Salamander. Then Things Got Weird

The Wall Street Journal weighed in Lycoming’s campaign to make the Eastern Hellbender the Pennsylvania State Amphibian. The story featured a photo of Research Associate Peter Petokas and students. Read about it here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/students-asked-lawmakers-to-honor-a-salamander-then-things-got-weird-1512148133

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Lycoming College’s Jason Graff honored by Best Shorts Competition for his film, “Ramona”

Lycoming College senior, Jason Graff, was recently honored by the Best Shorts Competition with an Award of Recognition: Documentary Short (Student) for his film “Ramona.” As a digital media communications and filmmaking major, with a minor in photography, Graff is making waves in the film community, with recognition in festivals all over the world, including the Clifton Film Festival and the Red Corner Festival.

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