Lycoming College News


Grant dollars support student travel, presentation at Society for Freshwater Science

Two representatives of Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI) recently traveled to the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, to present research and hear about the state of the science in freshwater ecology. The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) is an international scientific organization that promotes further understanding of freshwater ecosystems and ecosystems at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial habitats. This year’s conference carried the theme of translation ecology in freshwater science.

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Lycoming College championed as a College of Distinction with new recognition for career development

Lycoming College has received national recognition for the quality and uniqueness of its individualized and engaging academic program by being named a College of Distinction for three years running. Additionally, the College was honored for its student success and satisfaction with specific programs, including Business Administration, Education, and the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE).

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Lycoming College students dig through the Archaeological Field School

This summer, Lycoming College archaeology students found more than just a relaxing vacation. Ten students participated in archaeological fieldwork at the Keebler site, a 19th century historic farmstead on the property of the Lycoming Biology Field Station*. The farmstead was occupied from at least 1832 to the early 2000’s.

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Lycoming College sees jump in academic profile of incoming class

As Lycoming College continues its rise toward becoming one of the best liberal arts and sciences colleges in the nation, it announced that its Class of 2023 has the strongest academic credentials of any incoming class in more than a decade. Twenty-five percent of students rank in the top decile of their high school class — six percentage points above average for freshmen classes of the past decade. In addition, the College has increased selectivity, accepting just 61 percent of applicants for admissions compared with 72 percent five years ago.

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PPL Foundation films at Waterdale Environmental Education Center

PPL Foundation recently filmed fourth-graders experiencing the Waterdale Environmental Education Center.

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Economics students augment education at Global Landscapes Conference

Lycoming College economics students recently presented research at King's College Global Landscapes Conference (GLC), which helps to promote the interdisciplinary discussion of research topics across academic curricula, business practice and policy perspective. This year’s conference carried the theme, “Development, Growth, Success, and Wellness in a Turbulent Global Environment.”

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A Message from the President

The Campaign for a Greater Lycoming officially ended on June 30. While we will not announce the final amount raised until the Campaign Celebration on October 5, I thought I would offer some reflections on its significance and what we have accomplished together.

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Lycoming College for Kids and Teens Offers Exceptional Educational Summer Workshops

Lycoming College for Kids and Teens will offer its exceptional one-week educational workshops this year from July 22 – 26, 2019 on the Lycoming College campus. Available to students entering grades 2-12, the courses consist of hands-on activities in a variety of subjects including art, photography, storytelling, science and more. 

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Lycoming College students get behind the lens in Iceland

Ten Lycoming College students spent their first weeks out of school exploring all that Iceland has to offer. The trip was part of a May Term class for students enrolled in either Environmental Anthropology, or Philosophy and the Environment.

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Student research earns award at economics conference

A Lycoming College economics student won second place at the recent Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) annual conference at Kutztown University in the Undergraduate Best Student Paper Contest. Elena Pikounis ’20 of Catonsville, Md., an economics and actuarial science major, and accounting minor, was recognized for her work, entitled, “The Multiplier Effect of Military Spending on Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis of the United States.”

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Nautical elements and water imagery adorn Lycoming College Art Gallery with John McKaig exhibit

Lycoming College invites Williamsport and its surrounding communities to experience John McKaig’s nautical imagery at the Lycoming College Art Gallery beginning Friday, July 5. A celebratory reception will take place on Friday, August 30, 5 p.m., with a gallery talk scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Gallery hours will be extended until 9 p.m. for the reception, and the exhibit will be available until Friday, August 30.

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Gettysburg Leadership Capstone offers students valuable insight

A hand-selected group of Lycoming College students recently set out on to complete the Lycoming College Leadership Experience at Gettysburg. During this two-day experiential learning opportunity, students study leadership on the battlefield as well as in their everyday lives.

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Lycoming College 2019 Commencement translated into four languages

As the Lycoming College Class of 2019 walked across the dais to collect their diplomas, much occurred behind the scenes to make the experience a truly celebratory occasion for the dozens of graduates’ family members who do not speak English as a first language. Lycoming College students translated the written 2019 Commencement program, as well as the keynote address and other remarks made during the ceremony into multiple languages.

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Lycoming College honors outstanding individuals with 2019 Alumni Awards

The Lycoming College Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB) honored four outstanding individuals during the College’s Alumni & Reunion Weekend festivities on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Award recipients were selected by the board through nominations received from alumni and other members of the College community. AAEB president Bob Martin ’95, along with vice president Brad Webb ’05, presented this year’s awards.

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