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Lycoming College News

Lycoming art history professor awarded grant for student travel

April 14, 2021

Erin McCutcheon, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history at Lycoming College, recently won a $9,000 grant from the College Art Association of America (CAA). The grant is part of the CAA’s new Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions, and will allow McCutcheon to take her “Art & Politics in Latin America” students to San Francisco to see works of art in-person after studying them in her class this past fall.

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Lycoming announces the Student Film and Video Festival

April 7, 2021

The Film and Video Arts Program at Lycoming College is pleased to announce the call for submissions to the 14th year of the OnScreen Film and Video Festival (formerly called the Pennsylvania College Student Film and Video Festival).

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Caroline Payne article in Times Higher Education

April 3, 2021

Institutions should use the pause enforced by the pandemic to rethink their priorities in sending students abroad, says Caroline L. Payne.

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Senior art majors exhibit theses at Lycoming College Art Gallery

April 1, 2021

Lycoming College graduating seniors are slated to exhibit final thesis work in the College’s downtown art gallery. The exhibition runs from April 22 through May 15, and is open to the public Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 4-8 p.m.

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Lycoming College announces new academic program in 3D animation

March 25, 2021

Continuing its commitment to curricular innovation, Lycoming College announced an expansion of its studio art major to include 3D animation beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year. The decision to broaden its curriculum, faculty, and coursework in an increasingly popular discipline will not only help Lycoming attract and retain exceptional undergraduate students but will also help to solidify the College’s position among the best liberal arts and sciences colleges in the nation.

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Williamsport Community Concert Association will endure through merger with Lycoming College

March 23, 2021

Lycoming College is pleased to announce an exciting enhancement to its music program through a merger with the Williamsport Community Concert Association (WCCA). Through this new relationship with Lycoming College, the legacy of the WCCA will be sustained and the concerts and musical performances provided through the College’s department of music will be augmented and enriched. Lycoming College’s WCCA Endowed Program Fund will bring a diversity of musical performances to the Williamsport region, nurturing public interest in high quality music as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation for the performing arts.

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Lycoming researchers find trend of mixing alcohol and energy drinks leads to increased alcohol consumption

March 17, 2021

A team of faculty and student researchers at Lycoming College recently set out to address the growing trend of mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol and whether the practice leads to higher intake of alcohol. Their findings on this significant public health concern are detailed in a paper entitled, “Caffeine Increases Alcohol Self-Administration, an Effect that is Independent of Dopamine D2 Receptor Function,” which was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Alcohol.

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Lycoming freshmen learn how to apply economics to their own self growth

March 11, 2021

During the Fall semester of 2020, the first-year seminar, “Freakonomics,” was offered to incoming freshmen. Created and taught by Elizabeth Moorhouse, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Lycoming College and chair of the department, the course provides students with an introduction to economics theories, and is meant to enhance the transition to and learning experience in college.

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“Lyon’s Den” at Lycoming College wraps “dismantled” virtual series

March 9, 2021

Lycoming College’s theatre department concludes the “dismantled” series of play readings with a virtual performance of “Lyon’s Den” by TJ Young, Saturday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. The live performance is free and open to the public. Click here to access.

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Lycoming College physics students win national recognition

March 3, 2021

Student-led physical sciences organization is honored with award from the national office of the Society of Physics Students as an Outstanding Chapter

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Lycoming College freshmen study meditation in “Zen and Art” course

March 1, 2021

During the Fall semester of 2020, the first-year seminar, “Zen and Art,” was offered to incoming freshmen. Created and taught by Howard Tran, professor of art and chair of the department at Lycoming College, the course provides students with an introduction to Zen philosophy, and teaches them about meditation to better their psychological structure as they embark on a bachelor’s degree.

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Robb Dietrich earns Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation

February 26, 2021

Robb Dietrich, senior director of major and planned gifts at Lycoming College, has earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) professional designation from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of The American College of Financial Services. The CAP® program provides the knowledge and tools needed by professionals in the nonprofit and financial services fields in order to help clients reach their charitable giving objectives and also meet their estate planning and wealth management goals.

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“Spell Number 7” will enchant Lycoming College theatre-goers

February 24, 2021

The Lycoming College theatre department moves to the third play in the “dismantled” series with a virtual reading of “Spell Number 7” on Saturday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. The live performance is free and open to the public. Click here to access.

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Faculty-student biology research team publishes findings in Palaois

February 23, 2021

A team of paleontology researchers led by Lycoming College has discovered a well-exposed section of the Catskill Formation in North-Central Pennsylvania that contains abundant macrofossils and sedimentary features that make it well-suited for Upper Devonian fossil occurrences. Their research, entitled, “Vertebrate Taphonomy, Paleontology, Sedimentology, and Palynology of a Fossiliferous Late Devonian Fluvial Succession, Catskill Formation, North-Central Pennsylvania, USA” was published in the December issue of Palaios, an academic paleontology journal.

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