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Education News


Lycoming College faculty and students make an impact in the Dominican Republic

Travel to the Dominican Republic provided an interdisciplinary approach for Lycoming College faculty and students in the departments of political science, chemistry, and education, as well as the Center for Energy and the Future, in May 2018. Participants continued to advance the Warrior Coffee Project, studied reliable drinking water sources and the chemical composition of green coffee, helped bring impoverished populations more reliable access to energy, and developed improved pedagogical programming.

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Lycoming College again honored as College of Distinction with special recognition of business and education programs

For the second consecutive year, Lycoming College has been recognized as a College of Distinction, with further honor given to both the education program and the business program. Lycoming was originally named a College of Distinction in January 2017 for its engaging student body, excellence in teaching, vibrant residential campus community, and success in post-graduate career placement.

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Lycoming students gather for talk on diversity in education

Aspiring teachers and others from the Lycoming College campus community gathered in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall to receive a message from H. Richard Milner IV, Ph.D., one that will resonate with the campus for some time. Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh and recipient of the Carl A. Grant and John Dewey awards, Milner is a strong and knowledgeable voice in the area of diversity in education and culturally responsive teaching. His teaching style is focused on educating and being mindful of cultural appropriation, which is a critical component of effective education.

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Lycoming student partners with local author on teacher’s guide

Victoria White ’18, a psychology major pursuing certifications in elementary and special education at Lycoming College, has created a teacher’s guide for the children’s book, “Uncle Axie’s Ugly Tie,” by Judy Nordstrom. White and Nordstrom worked together on the guide for several months, and have collaborated to present it in local classrooms.

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PA Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, Deputy Noe Ortega to visit Lycoming College

Lycoming College will host Pedro A. Rivera, Pennsylvania education secretary, and Noe Ortega, deputy secretary for the Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, for a community discussion, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin streets. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College presents panel on career paths involving canines

Lycoming College will present a “Canine Connections” panel discussion on dogs used in professional fields and work situations on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Panelists include representatives from the court system, law enforcement, education, veterinarian services, the county coroner and more. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College business and education programs cited by Colleges of Distinction

Already recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to higher education, Lycoming College was further honored this year for its expert integration of the liberal arts with a modern approach to scholarship that includes experiential learning opportunities for both business administration and education programs.

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Lycoming College student teachers shine in local classrooms

Education students at Lycoming College discussed the joys and challenges of their spring teaching experiences at an open house held on campus last month.

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Lycoming College receives significant National Science Foundation grant for STEM teacher education

Lycoming College has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Lycoming’s project, Preparing Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education for High-Need Populations, will recruit undergraduate majors in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics and prepare them to become 7th-12th grade teachers in high-need school districts.

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School director discussed advantages and challenges of charter schools at Lycoming College presentation

Education students at Lycoming College learned about the mission and challenges of charter schools that cater to students in under-served school districts from Jolene Hall Sloter ’80 during a presentation held at the College.

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Lycoming College announces spring class of student teachers

The following Lycoming College students, listed with their placements, have begun their professional semester through the College’s education program.

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Lycoming College announces fall class of student teachers

The following Lycoming College students, listed with their placements, have begun their professional semester through the College's education program.

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Preschoolers try squash in healthy eating program developed by Lycoming College students

Peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, squash, and pumpkin were among the selections tested by both the brave and the wary during a new healthy eating program integrated at the STEP Head Start. The Harvest of the Month program introduces preschoolers from three to five years of age to the advantages of eating vegetables and fruits.

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Lycoming College students inducted into education honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the national honor society for students interested in the field of education, inducted 12 students. The guest speaker was Justin Ross, Principal, Williamsport Area School District for the ceremony held in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall in March 2016.

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Students at Lycoming College prepare for education careers

Several teacher candidates at Lycoming College have completed their student teaching experience to prepare them for careers in education. Most of the students obtained their first taste of teaching in local schools and represent a range of fields including mathematics, sciences, languages, early education and special education.

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