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Lycoming College News


Lycoming College receives $10,000 to support environmental education

January 30, 2023

Lycoming College received a generous contribution of $10,000 from PPL to support high school-level educational programming at the Waterdale Environmental Center (WEEC), a joint effort between Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI) and the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority (WMWA). The gift has been made through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC), of which the WEEC is a qualifying program. The EITC program offers businesses a credit to lower their tax liability through donations to educational enrichment initiatives such as the WEEC.

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Lycoming College theatre students honored at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

January 25, 2023

Fourteen Lycoming College theatre majors and minors participated in this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), Region 2 at West Chester University, Jan.17-21. The theatre department takes a group of students to the festival each year to provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talents, present their work, compete with students from over 50 other universities and colleges in the nine-state region, and attend workshops led by theatre professionals. This year’s student attendees included: Christian Becker, Sadie Bossons, McKayla Cobb, Douglas Dixey, Abigayle Greevy, Thatcher Gunnells, Shantel Hill, Kirsten Houseman, Hannah Bailey Martin, Julia Martin, Keigan Mulreaney, Zoe Pew, Laura Ulrich, and Rachel Wright-Miggett.

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Lycoming College awarded $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities

January 23, 2023

Lycoming College has been awarded $150,000 over two years from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of the College’s Center for Humanities Research, which opened in January 2022 to support undergraduate humanities research and experiential learning opportunities. The HRC identified expanded digital humanities capacity as an immediate priority to strengthen humanities education for enrolled students and to attract more humanities-oriented students to the College.

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Guest speaker to address community archaeology and Maya identity revitalization at Lycoming College

January 17, 2023

Lycoming College will welcome Adolfo Iván Batún-Alpuche, Ph.D., to discuss his work in the field of community archaeology with a talk, entitled, “Yucatec Maya Identity Revitalization Through Three-Tier Collaborative Research.” The talk is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 4:30 p.m., in the Trogner Presentation Room, in the Krapf Gateway Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Fashion show helps students exercise Spanish language skills, photography skills at Lycoming College

January 13, 2023

Students enrolled in Elementary Spanish II at Lycoming College had the opportunity recently to strengthen their vocabulary by holding a live fashion show. Serving as announcers and models, students utilized their Spanish language skills to describe clothing by style, color, fabric, and price, as others sashayed along the catwalk showing off themed outfits from nightwear to winter clothes, sports gear, formal wear, and more.

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WNEP: Professor explains ongoing speaker contest

January 6, 2023

Assistant Political Science Professor Ben Kantack provides expert commentary on the deadlock in voting for the next Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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First year seminar students investigate gender disparities in comedy

January 4, 2023

For Lycoming College’s 2022 fall semester, the first-year seminar, “Are Women Funny?,” was offered to incoming first-year students. Created and taught by Shanin Dougherty, associate director of career and professional development, the course provided students with an overview of comedy created and performed by women through text and visual media as well as why the idea of funny women continues to be a polarizing topic.

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Wertz Scholar finds “life skills” during study abroad in Barcelona

December 20, 2022

When deciding where to pursue a bachelor’s degree, Williamsport native John Confair ’23 didn’t have to travel far from home to find his best-fit at Lycoming College. But after winning a Wertz scholarship for high achieving students, he travelled across the ocean to spend a semester studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.

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WNEP: College wrestler overcomes health scare

December 19, 2022

WNEP: A wrestler at Lycoming College has found his way back to the mat after suffering from a stroke last year.

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Lycoming College dedicates Doug and Dawn Keiper Stadium and UPMC Field

December 13, 2022

Surrounded by students, alumni, faculty, and staff, Lycoming College dedicated the Doug and Dawn Keiper Stadium and UPMC Field on Saturday, Oct. 1, during Homecoming Weekend. Part of Lycoming’s Shangraw Athletic Complex, the recently completed stadium and field directly impact the College’s ability to nationally recruit and retain the highest caliber student-athletes.

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Debut novelist interviewed in new issue of Brilliant Corners

December 6, 2022

“I needed this to be compelling both for people who care about music and those who not only don’t care about music but really don’t care about jazz,” says Laura Warrell about her novel, Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm. “I needed to create that balance.”

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City colleges extend successful tuition-exchange program

December 2, 2022

Pennsylvania College of Technology and Lycoming College are extending a tuition-exchange pilot program that may benefit full-time employees at both city institutions – as well as their dependent children and spouses/partners.

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Virtual reality police training offers real-world experience at Lycoming College

November 30, 2022

The Mansfield University Public Safety Training Institute (MUPSTI) paid a recent visit to Lycoming College to give the campus community a taste of scenarios faced by the police every day. Students, faculty, and staff were provided the opportunity try out state-of-the-art virtual reality technology to simulate life-like policing scenarios.

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