Medieval Lyco to be held March 3
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.
Medieval Studies program sponsors trip
Lycoming College's Medieval Studies program sponsored a student trip to Washington, D.C.'s National Geographic Museum to view it's latest medieval exhibit. Dr. Todd Preston, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Cullen Chandler, assistant professor of history, led the trip.
Bob and Mike's Excellent Battlefield Adventures
Bob and Mike have been friends for nearly 20 years. Every spring, the duo of military history enthusiasts leads a regiment across the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg, Pa.
Bob, or Dr. Robert Larson, Lycoming professor of history, and retired Army colonel Dr. Mike Ellicott first met while Ellicott was heading the ROTC program in which the College participates. The two developed a friendship fostered by their mutual interest and, when Ellicott took a position at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., they remained in touch.
Library to sponsor Louisa May Alcott events
Snowden Library of Lycoming College was one of 30 libraries selected in the U.S. to receive a Louisa May Alcott grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
With the grant, Snowden Library will hold readings, presentations and a screening focused on Louisa May Alcott's extraordinary life and work. The programs have been developed in conjunction with "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Little Women,'"a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York's "American Masters," and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen.
English professor to participate in Yale seminar
Dr. Andrew Leiter, a Lycoming College assistant professor of English, has been selected as one of 25 scholars to participate in The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's seminar, "Slave Narratives," at Yale University June 12-15.
"This is a very prestigious conference," said Dr. Thomas Griffiths, provost and dean of the College. "Competition for one of the 25 slots was pretty intense, and it's wonderful that Dr. Leiter will be representing Lycoming this year."
Alumnus appears on MSNBC show
Lycoming College alumnus Bob Edgar '65, president and CEO of Common Cause, appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show and talked about his organization's concern that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appears to have had a conflict of interest in the Citizen United case because of his speaking engagements with a wealthy right-wing group.
History Department to hold annual Ewing Lecture
The Lycoming College History Department will host a lecture by Dr. David Witwer, associate professor of history and humanities at Penn State University, Harrisburg, as part of its annual Ewing Lecture Series. "The Acid Attack on Victor Riesel and the Racketeer Menace in Cold War America" will take place on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11. The event is free and open to the public.
Professor of history receives grant for research in Spain
Lycoming College assistant professor of history Dr. Cullen Chandler has been awarded a grant from the Program for Cultural Cooperation (PCC) to support a six-week sabbatical in Barcelona, Spain, during which he will be researching medieval Spanish history and culture.
Students present at medieval and early modern studies conference
Eight Lycoming College students presented papers at the 5th Annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, held Dec. 4 at Moravian College. The interdisciplinary program explored and celebrated the literature, history, art and philosophy of the periods ranging from 500 CE to 1800 CE.