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Lycoming College students, faculty and administrators gathered for the Institute for Management Studies' annual cruise and picnic onboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat on Sept. 8. This popular tradition, which started in 1996, is held every September to welcome freshmen and provide an opportunity for students to meet and socialize with faculty and administrators outside the classroom. Students were transported to Susquehanna State Park by the historic Herdic Trolley. Ninety-five guests, including President James and Emily Douthat, and Arthur Haberberger, chairman of Lycoming's board of trustees, attended this year's event.
Lycoming's Institute for Management Studies seeks to enhance the educational opportunities of students majoring or minoring in accounting, business administration or economics by offering an expanded internship program, special seminars on important management topics, student involvement in faculty research and professional projects, executive development seminars, and a Management Scholars program for academically talented students. In addition, the IMS hosts guest speakers and conferences on current management issues, and an exchange program for business, accounting and economics students with the Westminster Business School (WBS), which is part of the University of Westminster system located in London.