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Walt Disney Company veteran to address campus on her 24-year career

Accomplished leader and 24-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company in Burbank, Calif., Nancy Kachline ’81 will speak at Lycoming College on Wednesday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m., in Krapf Gateway Center’s Trogner Presentation Room. Part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series, Kachline’s lecture, “Navigating the Pixie Dust – 24 Years at Disney,” will focus on her time working for The Walt Disney Company.

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First Year Seminar students learn invaluable financial lessons for the real world

For Lycoming College’s 2019 Fall Semester, the first-year seminar, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” was offered to incoming freshmen. Created and taught by Georg Grassmueck, Ph.D, associate professor and department chair of business administration, the course provides students with important financial information for their life after Lycoming.

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Twelve students inducted into the economics honors society

At a recent dinner meeting of the Lycoming College economics honors society, Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), twelve students were inducted into the society following a presentation by guest speaker Stephen J. Olsen ’02.

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Lycoming College to host America250PA Direct Effect Innovation Challenge; Students to compete for spot at state final

Lycoming College will play host to six other Pennsylvania colleges and universities for the regional round of the America250PA Direct Effect Innovation Challenge, a collaborative competition initiated by Gov. Tom Wolf to help kickoff a six-year, statewide celebration of America’s 250th birthday in 2020. The final presentations of the day-long competition will take place in the Trogner Presentation Room in the Krapf Gateway Center on the Lycoming College campus, Thursday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m., and are open to the general public for observation.

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Research team finds wealth tax can reduce number of poor

An interdisciplinary team of students and faculty from Lycoming College have come together to co-author an article which has been published in the journal Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. Both students and faculty from the departments of economics and physics at the small liberal arts and sciences institution collaborated for the study, which examined how the distribution of wealth is affected by tax and redistribution strategies.

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Documentary film “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” at Williamsport CAC

The Lycoming College Scholars Program proudly presents a screening of the documentary, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” a film about the impending global impact of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency. The film begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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Russ Lucas of BMW to address Lycoming College community

Russ Lucas, BMW of North America, will speak at Lycoming College as part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m., in the Shangraw Performance Hall, Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. His presentation, “The Fast Lane to Success: From Lycoming College to BMW,” will address his career and what it’s like to work in the BMW culture. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College championed as a College of Distinction with new recognition for career development

Lycoming College has received national recognition for the quality and uniqueness of its individualized and engaging academic program by being named a College of Distinction for three years running. Additionally, the College was honored for its student success and satisfaction with specific programs, including Business Administration, Education, and the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE).

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Economics students augment education at Global Landscapes Conference

Lycoming College economics students recently presented research at King's College Global Landscapes Conference (GLC), which helps to promote the interdisciplinary discussion of research topics across academic curricula, business practice and policy perspective. This year’s conference carried the theme, “Development, Growth, Success, and Wellness in a Turbulent Global Environment.”

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Student research earns award at economics conference

A Lycoming College economics student won second place at the recent Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) annual conference at Kutztown University in the Undergraduate Best Student Paper Contest. Elena Pikounis ’20 of Catonsville, Md., an economics and actuarial science major, and accounting minor, was recognized for her work, entitled, “The Multiplier Effect of Military Spending on Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis of the United States.”

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Lycoming College students awarded PICPA scholarships

Two Lycoming College accounting students were recently awarded scholarships from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). The scholarship funds will help support the students as they forge ahead toward completion of their bachelors’ degrees and certification as a Certified Public Accountant.

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Students engage in The Startup Experience with Henrik Scheel

While most students spent their weekends catching up on homework and relaxing, Lycoming College students enrolled in entrepreneurship courses immersed themselves in a unique, hands-on business workshop last month. The Startup Experience, a two-day program developed by CEO Henrik Scheel, implements experiential learning into entrepreneurship by simulating a startup business. The event, which was free and open to all students, took place Feb. 9-10 on the Lycoming College campus.

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Yuengling family to lead panel discussion at Lycoming College

Lycoming College’s Institute for Management Studies is pleased to welcome 2016 Dr. James E. Douthat Outstanding Achievement Award recipient Dick Yuengling ’66 and his daughters for a presentation and panel discussion in Clarke Chapel on Wednesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. The panel will focus on the brewer’s history, and growth of this once small business into a leader in the beer industry.

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Lycoming College accounting student headed to Washington, D.C., for summer internship

Lycoming College accounting major and German minor, Ashley Heisler ’20 (Valley View, Pa.), was one of just 12 students selected to participate in a competitive internship this summer with the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, D.C. As a financial auditor intern, Heisler will work alongside GAO staff in executing financial analyses, learning financial management methodology, and assessing internal controls.

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Lycoming College students visit financial district in NYC

A small group of Lycoming College economics students, faculty and staff kicked off their long weekend in October in New York City’s financial district. Face-to-face meetings and networking opportunities with Lycoming alumni enabled students to consider different career and internship options and their educations progress toward graduation.

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