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Forbes: Mica Kurtz on ranking schools based on test scores

"After scanning the list for his state, [Mica Kurtz] told me, “It still basically looks like schools with lots of economically disadvantaged students are at the bottom of the list and those with lots of affluent students are at the top. Well, you just made a map of the wealth in the country.” "

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Inside Higher Ed: Michael Kurtz on weekend feeding programs

Michael Kurtz, associate professor of economics at Lycoming College, examines one way to help disadvantaged children avoid hunger, which can derail them educationally.

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Glenn Klages of The Honest Company to address Lycoming campus

Lycoming College alumnus Glenn Klages ’79, will return to his alma mater on Thursday, Oct. 7, where he will speak about his position and experiences at The Honest Company as the next Harding Executive Speaker. The talk begins at 7 p.m. in Lycoming College’s Academic Center, room D-001, and is free and open to the public.

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MoneyGeek: Expert insurance advice from Georg Grassmueck

Georg Grassmueck, Ph.D., associate professor of business administration and department chair, recently lent his expertise to MoneyGeek.com, a personal finance resource. Read his articles here:

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Abigail Traxler: ‘Invest’ing in a career through internship opportunity

While writing a paper for class about diversity in business, Abigail Traxler ’23 happened upon a program that promotes just that— women in finance.

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Lycoming College graduate creates part-time job, internship for student

Things look differently today than they did one year ago. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the world halted, and with it, opportunities such as internships fell through for many college students, one of them being Alexander Laubscher ’22. A helping hand from Anne Landon, career advisor with the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE), as well as a local alumnus, enabled the corporate communication major and graphic design minor to secure the experience he needed to build his resume.

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Lycoming College alumni network supports student employment

In a season when so many future plans have been put on hold, young graduates from Lycoming College continued moving forward, thanks to the connections made possible through the College’s Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE). Although the COVID-19 pandemic delayed fulltime job offers for many young grads, in the summer of 2020, now-alumna Mackaella Goodwin began a fulltime position at New York Life Insurance Company following a successful corporate internship with the same company.

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Lycoming freshmen learn how to apply economics to their own self growth

During the Fall semester of 2020, the first-year seminar, “Freakonomics,” was offered to incoming freshmen. Created and taught by Elizabeth Moorhouse, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Lycoming College and chair of the department, the course provides students with an introduction to economics theories, and is meant to enhance the transition to and learning experience in college.

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Student outcomes improve with weekend feeding programs

New research from Lycoming College’s Mica Kurtz, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, provides strong evidence that weekend feeding programs produce increased reading and math scores in young students. An article on the topic, “Weekend Feeding (“BackPack”) programs and student outcomes,” written by Kurtz and co-authors Karen Smith Conway, Ph.D., and Robert D. Mohr, Ph.D., of the University of New Hampshire, was published in the December issue of Economics of Education Review.

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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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