Automobile industry author to speak

    The Lycoming College business department will host Thomas A. Crumm, author of the book "What is Good for General Motors? Solving America's Industrial Conundrum" on Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The free public event is part of the College's bicentennial celebration and symposium series.

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    Professors conduct first Marcellus Shale housing study

    Two Lycoming College professors have completed the first comprehensive study on the effects of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry boom on housing markets across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bonita Kolb, associate professor of business, and Dr. Jonathan Williamson, chair of the political science department, worked through the College's Center for the Study of Community and the Economy to co-author the study, which received funding from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Anne Landon, assistant director of Lycoming's Institute for Management Studies, assisted with the project.

    CSCE conducted interviews with more than 70 stakeholders across six counties: Bradford, Greene, Lycoming, Sullivan, Washington and Westmoreland. Participants included elected officials, planners, housing officials, social service agency representatives, landlords, developers, realtors, gas company representatives and new residents. They were questioned on four broad issues: rental housing, owner-occupied housing, housing affordability and availability, and the capacity of the development community to meet demand for housing.

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    Alumnus to present "Value Added Investing In Troubled Times"

    Lycoming College alumnus Donald W. Hughes will present "Value Added Investing In Troubled Times," as part of the College's Institute for Management Studies' James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series. The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11.

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    IMS hosts Hiawatha Riverboat outing

    Lycoming College students, faculty and administrators gathered for the Institute for Management Studies' annual cruise and picnic aboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat on Sept. 15. The popular tradition, which began in 1996, is held every fall 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. Seventy-six guests, including College president James Douthat and his wife, Emily, 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 students with the Westminster Business School, which is part of the University of Westminster system located in London.

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    Business interns partner with community organizations

    Eleven Lycoming College interns from Dr. Bonita Kolb's business practicum class used their laptops to assist the Salvation Army with its Résumé Outreach workshop on April 5. The community service event benefitted the organization's Project Break-Through, a mentoring program that helps struggling families reach goals such as continued education and career advancement.

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    Economics professor and student release study on areas economy

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    Vice president of Chesapeake Energy Corporation to speak

    Lycoming College's Institute for Management Studies will host Scott Rotruck, vice president of corporate development for Chesapeake Energy Corporation, as part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11. Rotruck will present "The Marcellus Shale, the Greatest Shale of All Time?" The event is free and open to the public.

    Rotruck serves on the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association Board and the Energize West Virginia Board. He also is a FastTrac facilitator for the Kauffman Foundation's Entrepreneurial Training Programs. Rotruck also spent 15 years in the coal industry with Maryland Coal, Inc., Anker and CONSOL, and 10 years in the railroad industry with CSX Corporation and Norfolk Southern Corporation. He is the past chairman, president and CEO of the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce.

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    Institute for Management Studies hosts Hiawatha Riverboat outing

    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.

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    President Obama nominates alumnus for key administrative post

    Lycoming College alumnus Gene Dodaro was nominated by President Barack Obama to be comptroller general of the United States, Government Accountability Office. His nomination, announced by the White House on Sept. 22, must be confirmed by the Senate.

    Dodaro, who earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Lycoming in 1973, has served as acting comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) since March 2008. Dodaro previously served as GAO's chief operating officer, and, before that, as assistant comptroller general for GAO's largest unit, the Accounting and Information Management Division. A 37-year veteran of GAO who rose through the agency ranks, Dodaro is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of the Association of Government Accountants, and has received recognition from numerous organizations including the National Public Service Award, the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership and the Arthur S. Fleming Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in the Federal Government.

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    Alumnus and Ford Motor Company financial executive to speak at Lycoming Oct. 18

    Lycoming College alumnus David Schoch, chief financial officer for Ford Motor Company operations throughout all the Americas, will present "Ford – Putting the World on Wheels," as part of the College's Institute for Management Studies' James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series. The presentation will be held Monday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11, Barclay Lecture Hall.

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