Lycoming College to host Medieval Lyco

Lycoming College's English Society will host "Medieval Lyco" on Saturday, March 3, from 12-4 p.m. in Pennington Lounge.

Medieval Lyco will feature themed events such as tricycle jousting, tarot card reading, life-sized chess, fencing demonstrations, photo portraits, medieval re-enactments and live period music.

Artwork and sculptures created by Lycoming students exclusively for the event will be on display. Several Lycoming clubs and organizations will be taking part in the event. Some will be selling food items, while others will be hosting games or fundraising activities.

Dr. Todd Preston, English Society advisor and assistant professor of English, and Dr. Cullen Chandler, assistant professor of history, will be engaging in a jousting competition, followed by short discussions on medieval literature and history.

Medieval Lyco was last held in 2010. This is first year it will be hosted by the English Society.

"The English Society was disappointed last year when Medieval Lyco did not happen; despite our small size, we were obliged to see an event similar to the one held two years ago," said Brandon Sellers, junior and English Society treasurer.

For more information, contact Sellers at

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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