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Lycoming College News


Lycoming Biology Field Station awarded $325,089 for Loyalsock Creek restoration

November 23, 2021

The Lycoming Biology Field Station, Inc. (LBFS, Inc.), a non-profit corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Lycoming College, today announced it won a Commonwealth Financial Authority (CFA) grant totaling $325,089 for the restoration of the Loyalsock Creek area adjacent to the field station. Flooding issues at the LBFS have grown more severe in recent years, and the grant will enable Lycoming College biology students to proactively implement conservation and best management practices that reduce flooding issues on the property, as well as those properties of surrounding landowners.

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Renowned poet, critic, and fiction writer interviewed in new issue of Brilliant Corners

November 22, 2021

“It’s really a shame that more poets don’t see the connection between their art and music,” says Ira Sadoff in the featured interview for the Winter 2021 issue of Brilliant Corners. “As you know, I went to school as much through music as I did through literature.”

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Lycoming College Candlelight Service moved to larger venue for 2021

November 19, 2021

Lycoming College students, faculty, alumni, friends, and the greater Williamsport community are invited to celebrate the holidays at the College’s annual Christmas Candlelight Service on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., with the Rev. John Piper, Jr., professor emeritus of history and College historian, presiding over the service. This year’s celebration has been relocated to a larger venue at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St. in Williamsport, allowing for increased distancing between families in attendance.

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Lycoming College breaks ground on new music building

November 17, 2021

In October 2021, Lycoming College broke ground on the College’s new music building, located on the southeast corner of Basin and Fourth streets in Williamsport’s Old City neighborhood. The 14,000-square-foot facility will connect to the existing Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, providing easy access to the popular music venue, Shangraw Performance Hall.

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John Capo on Smerconish.com

November 12, 2021

The 2021 Election Was Bad for Democrats, But Don't Blame Joe Biden

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Lycoming College presents The Nutcracker

November 12, 2021

The Lycoming College music department and the St. John School of the Arts, in collaboration with the Community Arts Center (CAC), will unite to present Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. at the CAC in downtown Williamsport.

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Lycoming College Art Gallery to open exhibit that investigates environmental impacts, labor

November 4, 2021

The Lycoming College Art Gallery will welcome Kristen Tordella-Williams, an interdisciplinary artist and arts educator based in the American South. Her exhibit, titled Fallen Lines, will premiere on Friday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m., with a gallery talk, and will run into the new year until Jan. 22. The event is free and open to the public.

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An internship with an Honest mission

November 3, 2021

As students plan and register for spring classes, they are also beginning to think of what the summer will hold. Last year, rather than return home and work part-time until the start of the academic year, Milca Lopez Perez ’23, computational communication major and computer science minor from Los Angeles, decided to seek an internship through the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE).

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A Message from the President: Embarking on a new Strategic Plan

November 2, 2021

During its October 30 meeting, the Lycoming College board of trustees approved the 2021 Lycoming College Strategic Plan. In taking this step, the board signaled that it remains strongly committed to the bold aspiration that Lycoming College become recognized as one of the very best national liberal arts colleges. They enthusiastically embraced the Vision Statement that concludes: “Lycoming College will enhance its institutional reputation and strengthen its capacity to draw exceptional students from across the country and around the world.”

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Post-apocalyptic “Mr. Burns” launches Lycoming theatre season

October 28, 2021

Lycoming College will open the 2021-22 theatre season with “Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play,” a dark comedy written by Anne Washburn. The post-apocalyptic drama will be directed by C. Austin Hill, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of theatre, and will take place in the Mary L. Welch Theatre from Nov. 17-20 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased starting Nov. 3 by calling the box office at 570-321-4048, or online.

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Cannabis industry, legalization expert to lecture at Lycoming College

October 27, 2021

Lycoming College’s Scholars Program and Institute for Management Studies (IMS) will host a lecture on the cannabis industry and whether cannabis should be legalized. President of Schwazze Biosciences Jim Parco will speak on the topic Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in room D001 in the Academic Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Forbes: Mica Kurtz on ranking schools based on test scores

October 26, 2021

"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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Lycoming College announces early November musical performances

October 18, 2021

Lycoming College will continue its fall schedule with two performances at the Williamsport Community Arts Center (CAC) in early November. The Lycoming College Concert Band along with the Lycoming College Community Orchestra, and the Lycoming College Choirs, will perform Nov. 3-4. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College receives additional $20K from AT&T for college preparation program

October 11, 2021

Lycoming College received a contribution of $20,000 from AT&T to support the Lycoming Summer Academy (LSA), a scholarship-earning bridge program dedicated to helping first-year college students achieve success in higher education.

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