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Lycoming College News


Lycoming students co-author organic chemistry research publication with faculty

August 10, 2020

Chriss McDonald, Ph.D, Frank and Helen Lowry Professor of Chemistry, along with Associate Professor of Chemistry Holly Bendorf, Ph.D., six Lycoming students, and a Lycoming alumnus recently published research in the highly regarded journal Organic Letters.

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Lycoming faculty member earns second research fellowship for upcoming book

August 5, 2020

Christopher Pearl, Ph.D., associate professor of history and co-coordinator of American studies at Lycoming College, has earned a fellowship from the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, enabling him to conduct research for his upcoming book about the creation of executive power during the American Revolutionary War.

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Stories of abuse and addiction define a semester for Lycoming freshmen studying reentry of those previously incarcerated

July 22, 2020

In Lycoming College’s First Year Seminar course, “Returning Home: What Does it Mean to Desist from Crime?” freshmen get a first-hand look at the challenges faced by those previously incarcerated as they seek to create new lives, such as finding a job, reconnecting with their family, and staying sober. In a culminating project, students interviewed and wrote the stories of Lycoming County Reentry Services Center participants for publication, six of which were published over the course of a week in local news outlet, On the PULSE as part of a series entitled, “Stories of Reentry.”

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Return to Campus in the Fall

July 1, 2020

Announced to students and families last month, Lycoming College plans to resume residential education in the fall, but with significant adjustments in order to keep its campus community safe and healthy.

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Sarah Silkey on WVIA’s ArtScene

June 15, 2020

Sarah Silkey discusses her book, “Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching and Transatlantic Activism,” and the Ida B. Wells’ recent Pulitzer Prize, with Erika Funke on WVIA’s ArtScene.

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Planning for New Music Building Underway

June 10, 2020

During the winter board retreat in January of 2019, the trustees of Lycoming College toured campus to evaluate the institution’s facilities and identify priorities for capital improvements and renovations. The results of that evaluation have already resulted in significant renovations to two wings of the Academic Center and plans to renovate the Heim Science Building over the next several years. Also identified as an institutional priority was the need for better facilities for the College’s music program.

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Lycoming faculty member named inaugural fellow by the David Center for the American Revolution

June 9, 2020

The American Philosophical Society’s The David Center for the American Revolution has named Christopher Pearl, Ph.D., associate professor of history and co-coordinator of American studies at Lycoming College, its inaugural resident research fellow, enabling him to conduct research for his upcoming book about the creation of executive power during the American Revolutionary War.

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Haberberger Warrior Strong Match Program

June 1, 2020

In response to the Warrior Strong initiative and in recognition of the financial strain the COVID-19 global pandemic is having on many Lycoming students and the impact those financial challenges will have on the College's operations, Art '59 and Joanne Haberberger have generously committed up to $100,000 in matching funds to encourage gifts to Lycoming that will address the most critical needs created by this unprecedented moment.

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National Science Foundation grant helps to ensure diversity at international urban stream ecology symposium

May 26, 2020

Robert F. Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at Lycoming College and research associate with the College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI), was awarded a $25,550 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support of the 5th Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology (SUSE5), for which he is a co-organizer and a member of the advisory board.

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Class of 2020 celebrates with virtual Conferral of Degrees

May 21, 2020

In the first celebration of the Class of 2020, Lycoming College conferred the degrees of approximately 260 graduating seniors in a virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 16. The Conferral of Degrees, along with a list of graduates, and a senior photo album, can be viewed at: https://www.lycoming.edu/commencement/conferral-of-degrees.aspx.

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Graduating seniors commissioned as 2nd lieutenants in U.S. Army

May 19, 2020

Two Lycoming College graduating seniors were commissioned as 2nd lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 16. The students were part of the Bald Eagle Battalion ROTC program during their time at Lycoming College, keeping pace with their academic studies while participating in ROTC activities, including physical training, monthly leadership labs, and a semester-long field training exercise.

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