Physics and psychology departments enhanced through grant
Lycoming College students studying physics and psychology are getting a more in-depth learning experience thanks to new instruments and updated laboratories that have been made possible through a grant from the George I. Alden Trust in Worcester, Mass.
New Student Convocation to be held Aug. 24
Lycoming College will welcome the Class of 2016 to campus during its annual New Student Convocation on Friday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. The traditional ceremony marking the beginning of the academic year will be held on the College's Upper Quad near Clarke Chapel. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Recreation Center. The guest speaker will be Lycoming alumna Lauren Lawson-Zilai, director of public relations and national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International, a social enterprise that provides job training to more than 4 million people a year through the sale of donated clothes and household goods in stores and online.
From 9 a.m. to noon, Lycoming's Move-in Crew, comprised of students and staff, will be on hand to assist new students and their families. Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 27.
Forbes lists Lycoming among America's Best Colleges
Lycoming College ranks among "America's Best Colleges," according to Forbes.com. The ranking includes the top 20 percent of the nation's undergraduate colleges – 650 in all – prepared for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in Washington, D.C.
Rankings are developed by evaluating five general categories: post-graduate success, which evaluates alumni pay and prominence, student satisfaction, which includes professor evaluations and freshman to sophomore year retention rates, debt, which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates, four-year graduation rate and competitive awards, which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships.
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Lycoming recognized by The Princeton Review
Lycoming College has been recognized as one of the best institutions of higher learning in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company selected Lycoming as one of 220 institutions it profiles in the "Best in the Northeast" section of its 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region feature available at www.PrincetonReview.com.
The Princeton review applauds Lycoming College for being "surprisingly rich in opportunity" for a school of its size, acknowledging its great resources and quality facilities.
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week arrives
For the 22nd consecutive year, Lycoming College will welcome nearly 1,200 students, volunteers and guests to its campus as it hosts the 34th annual Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week.
Rising high school juniors and seniors from across Pennsylvania travel to the program, which educates students about the American free enterprise system by bringing them together with business executives from throughout the state. During the week-long event, student teams simulate the operation of their own company.
Join us for a Summer Preview Day
Lycoming College will host a Summer Preview open house for prospective students on Friday, June 29. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the program will commence at 10 a.m. from Pennington Lounge in the College's Academic Center.
Students and their families are invited to enjoy an informative day as they tour campus with Lycoming students, attend special interest sessions, meet faculty and enjoy lunch. They'll also benefit from the opportunity to meet other high school students and families as they engage in the college search process.
Lycoming wins two public relations awards
The Lycoming College Office of College Relations earned two awards during the 27th annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. This year, the total public relations campaign for Lycoming's new admissions pieces was honored with a gold award and the annual President's Report received a bronze award.
Lycoming ranked among top colleges in region for selectivity
Lycoming College has been ranked by Business First magazine as one of the 50 most selective institutions in their coverage area.
Business First, based in Buffalo, N.Y., analyzed the 2010 admissions figures for 98 four-year colleges within their Western and Upstate New York, Northern and Western Pennsylvania, and Northeastern Ohio coverage zone. Colleges were evaluated based on the percentage of admitted applicants and scores on college-entrance examinations. Institutions were then compared to national averages. The study was limited to schools that processed at least 1,000 applications. Lycoming ranked 46th on the list.
Baccalaureate and commencement May 5-6
Lycoming College will hold its Class of 2012 graduation exercises May 5-6. Approximately 290 students will receive their degrees during the 164th commencement ceremony scheduled for Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m. on the College's Quad. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Recreation Center. Baccalaureate service will be held Saturday, May 5, at 4 p.m. in the Recreation Center.