Lycoming College News


Lycoming College students lend a helping hand

Nearly 210 Lycoming College volunteers participated in National Volunteer Week by helping homeowners in Williamsport and surrounding areas tackle year work. The students also assisted the City of Williamsport in cleaning up public spaces, such as Brandon Park, The Riverwalk, and Downtown Williamsport. The College visited 38 locations in total.

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Clean Water Institute aids hellbender in achieving celebrity status

Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI) scored a victory this week with its beloved Eastern hellbender, voted Pennsylvania’s official amphibian by the state’s House. Championed by Sen. Gene Yaw ’70 (R-23), the bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday. The news has sparked broad media coverage in outlets including ABC News and The Washington Post, among others.

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Lycoming College students see snapshots of their future at SPE Conference

From March 6-10, Lycoming College students attended the SPE Conference (Society for Photographic Education) in Cleveland, Ohio. They were able to attend many lectures by leading educators in the field of photography, as well as to network with graduate chairs and other photographic professors from universities from across the United States.

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Lycoming College students present their findings on psychology at a professional conference

A group of Lycoming College students took part in the 90th meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in New York City, February 28-March 2. They gathered their findings and prepared posters to present to their peers around the theme of the conference: Psychology and Constructive Change. 

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Experience local jazz artists at the Community Arts Center

The Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra will once again share the stage with the Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble for an evening of music at the Community Arts Center on Friday, April 26, 7 p.m. 

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A Message from the President

As a college president, I am deeply concerned when I read that the level of public trust in higher education has declined. An October 2018 Gallup poll, for example, found that public confidence in higher education had fallen from 57 percent in 2015 to 48 percent in 2018, with the largest decline occurring among Republicans (56 percent to 39 percent). I am also worried that the recent college admissions scandal will erode further public confidence in higher education. In this month’s letter, I begin by sharing some thoughts about this troubling episode and what we can learn from it.

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Frontiers for Young Minds brings local students to Lycoming College

Pi Day - March 14, Curtin Intermediate and Lycoming Valley Intermediate students celebrated in the best possible way: with science.  The local students, in grades 4 through 6, partnered with science professors at Lycoming College for a day of science exploration and review.

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Lycoming College partners with local high school to prepare students for the future

College can be a daunting prospect to most high school students. There are so many unknowns, from where their classes will be, to what their new professors are going to expect of them.

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Students engage in The Startup Experience with Henrik Scheel

While most students spent their weekends catching up on homework and relaxing, Lycoming College students enrolled in entrepreneurship courses immersed themselves in a unique, hands-on business workshop last month. The Startup Experience, a two-day program developed by CEO Henrik Scheel, implements experiential learning into entrepreneurship by simulating a startup business. The event, which was free and open to all students, took place Feb. 9-10 on the Lycoming College campus.

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Film and Video Arts Senior Films Hit the Big Screen

Lycoming College is pleased to present the Film and Video Arts Senior Film Screening at the AMC Classic Williamsport 11, 300 W. Fourth St., on April 18, beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

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Come Feel the Blues as the Larry Fuller Trio Perform at Lycoming College!

"He sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder."

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Lycoming College to recognize distinguished students at Honors Convocation

Lycoming College will recognize students, faculty, and staff for their outstanding academic and service achievements at Lycoming College Honors Convocation, April 14, 2 p.m., at the Community Arts Center (220 West Fourth Street) in downtown Williamsport. Family and friends are invited to attend and tickets are not required.

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Lycoming College offers classic comedy with “The School for Wives”

Lycoming College Theatre Department will close out its 50th anniversary season with one of Jean-Baptiste Molière’s greatest comedies: “The School for Wives” translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur. Directed by Theatre Department Chair and Associate Professor Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian, the play will be performed in room D-001 of Wendle Hall, adjacent to the lobby of the Mary L. Welch Theatre, 8 p.m., April 10-13.

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