Lycoming College News


Lycoming College Unveils "Havana Revisited" in Digital Media Gallery

Lycoming College’s Film and Video Arts Program in the Department of Communication is pleased to present “Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage,” a solo exhibition of photography and video by Cathryn Griffith. The exhibition opens Oct. 18, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the College’s Digital Media Gallery, and is free and open to the public. Any viewings after the opening will be available by appointment only.

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Smash Mouth to perform at Lycoming College’s fall concert

The Lycoming College Campus Activities Board (CAB) has announced that Smash Mouth will headline the fall concert scheduled for Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Keiper Recreation Center on the College’s campus. The opening act will feature Public, a three-man pop band based out of Cincinnati.

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Lycoming College Concert Band to perform with Repasz Band

The Lycoming College Concert Band (LCCB) will once again join forces with the Repasz Band on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30pm. The concert, held at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College art faculty to exhibit works at downtown art gallery

Lycoming College Art Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of recent work featuring the College’s studio art faculty, who are professional exhibiting artists, as well as exceptional educators. Coinciding with Williamsport’s First Friday events, the show opens Nov. 2 with an artist reception from 5-7 p.m., and a gallery talk beginning at 5:30 p.m. The gallery will remain open until 9 p.m. The exhibit runs through Jan. 5, 2019.

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Lycoming College Honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month with campus activities, including Purple Thursday

Throughout the month of October, Lycoming stands by survivors and victims of domestic abuse in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The College will host both educational and symbolic events to draw awareness toward the tragedies caused by domestic violence and the resources available to prevent it.

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Lycoming College sorority honors the memory of a sister with Brandy Lee Sudol Auction

The sisters of Gamma Delta Sigma (GDS) sorority at Lycoming College are gearing up for another Brandy Lee Sudol Auction on Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m., in Lycoming College’s East Hall Coffee House. Headlining the auction this year are two Philadelphia Eagles mini-helmets signed by current players. Additionally, auction participants will have the opportunity to bid on baskets containing spa items or lottery tickets, as well as collections of items focused on a theme, such as Oktoberfest Craft Beer, Margaritas, and Backyard Campfire, with some baskets exceeding values of $150. Attendees can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes such as a Dooney and Burke bag, giftcard for Lang’s Chocolate, clothing, and more. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College guest speaker to discuss use of fear in U.S. media and politics

Margee Kerr, Ph.D., medical sociologist at Ursinus College and the University of Pittsburgh, will deliver a lecture titled, “Hijacking fear: the use of fear in U.S. media and politics,” on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in Heim Room G-09. The lecture will explore how and why fear is used to motivate action, why we often fear the wrong things, and how we can understand our fears and make sure they are working for us. This presentation is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College theatre department presents “Songs for a New World”

Lycoming College’s theatre department kicks off its 50th season with a mainstage production of “Songs for a New World,” a contemporary abstract musical about decisions and self-discovery. Performances will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall.

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Lycoming College planetarium show to explore features and phenomena of the sun

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on October 5th. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Nobel Prize winner in chemistry to speak at Lycoming College

Lycoming College is pleased to welcome 1981 Nobel Prize winner Roald Hoffmann, Ph.D., the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Emeritus at Cornell University, to speak as part of the James and Emily Douthat Distinguished Lectureship in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Hoffmann’s lecture, titled “Chemistry’s Essential Tensions: Three Views of a Science in Culture,” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. His talk will focus specifically on chemistry’s psychological dimension and its tie to the arts. This event is free and open to the public.

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A Message from the President: Free College or Free Choice

The idea of “free college” has become prominent on the American political landscape in recent years. A central theme of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign proclaimed, “It’s Time to Make College Tuition Free and Debt Free.” In 2017, the New York State legislature approved a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to create an Excelsior Scholarship that promised tuition-free four-year college for middle class students. Other states and localities have also introduced proposals that promise free college. In 2018, Rep. James Roebuck introduced the “Pennsylvania Promise,” a proposal to provide free tuition and fees to Pennsylvania students attending a community college or one of the fourteen state system universities.

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Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Lycoming College

Lycoming College’s English department is pleased to welcome award-winning author Michael Cunningham for a reading in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall this coming fall. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming partners with American Rescue Workers for food recovery

The Lycoming College chapter of Food Recovery Network (FRN) has been fighting food waste and hunger daily since its inception in January 2014. The program’s main goals are to reduce the amount of waste that goes into our landfill, and to feed people in need within the Williamsport community. Last year alone, Lycoming’s FRN recovered 4,510.2 pounds of food.

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Chief Marketing Officer at SAP to speak at Lycoming College

Lycoming’s Institute for Management Studies (IMS) is pleased to welcome Global Chief Marketing Officer at SAP Alicia Tillman ’97 to present as a guest lecturer in the Harding Lecture Series. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Her lecture, titled “Building Customer Loyalty in the Digital Age to Drive Profitability and Growth,” will examine how to create valuable customer experiences that drive differentiation, profitability, and growth for companies in today’s modern world.

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Lycoming College to host 2018 Pennsylvania Film & Video Arts Festival at AMC cinema

The Film and Video Arts program in the Department of Communication at Lycoming College will host the 2018 Pennsylvania College Film & Video Festival on Thursday, Sept. 27 beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m. at the AMC Classic Williamsport 11 cinema. The event will showcase the creative story-telling talents of select up-and-coming artists currently enrolled in post-secondary school in Pennsylvania, including Lycoming College students. This screening is free and open to students, staff, and faculty, as well as the general public, but seating is limited. 

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