Lycoming College News


Examine the night skies from a different point of view at Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on March 1. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Biology faculty member chosen to participate in teaching mentoring network, chair of organization

Bob Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at Lycoming College and Clean Water Institute research associate, was recently selected to participate in the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) for “Reducing Barriers to Teaching with R in Undergraduate Biology” and to serve as Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Freshwater Science.

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Lycoming College commemorates Dr. King’s legacy with dream week activities

Lycoming College students honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to social change during Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Week. Commencing with activities on Saturday, Jan. 19, students from Lycoming College, students from Pennsylvania College of Technology, and Williamsport community members commemorated King through service, celebration, and academic discourse throughout the week.

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Explore “Vincent Cianni: A Survey” at Lycoming College Art Gallery

The Lycoming Art Gallery invites Williamsport and the surrounding communities to explore a powerful and moving collection of photography by internationally recognized documentary photographer Vincent Cianni. The exhibit, titled “Vincent Cianni: A Survey,” will be open to Lycoming students, faculty, and the general public beginning Friday, March 1, with a reception beginning at 5 p.m., and a gallery talk slated for 5:30 p.m., with gallery hours extended until 9 p.m. for that evening.

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Lycoming College theatre students earn recognition and a national award at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Fourteen students from the Lycoming College Theatre program participated in this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), Region II at Montclair State University. 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.

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Journalist and adventure seeker to visit Lycoming College

Ken Ilgunas will ask the Lycoming College community to consider, “What is our personal responsibility as steward of the land?” as he discusses his 1,700-mile journey along the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf Coast of Texas. Author of “Trespassing across America,” Ilgunas will share anecdotes from his travels while drawing attention to climate change and the natural beauty that stands in the way of the pipeline. The talk, sponsored by the College’s Sustainability Committee, is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m., in the Jane Schultz Room of Wertz Student Center.

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Robert Altenburg discusses sustainable energy policy in Pennsylvania

Lycoming College’s Center for Energy and the Future (CEF) is excited to welcome environmental advocate and professional Robert Altenburg to campus on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Jane Schultz Room, located in Wertz Student Center. His lecture, entitled “Achieving a Clean and Sustainable Energy Economy in Pennsylvania,” will encompass the actions that need to be taken to reach climate goals. He will also discuss proposals that have recently been implemented or are being considered in the state capitol.

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Immerse yourself in a tale of sinister secrets and lies with “The Drowning Girls” at Lycoming College

Lycoming College theatre department will kick-off the spring semester with “The Drowning Girls,” by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic. The play, directed by C. Austin Hill, visiting assistant professor of theatre at Lycoming College, will be presented in room D001 of Wendle Hall (Academic Center), adjacent to the lobby of the Mary L Welch Theatre, 8 p.m., Feb. 20-23.

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Lycoming College accounting student headed to Washington, D.C., for summer internship

Lycoming College accounting major and German minor, Ashley Heisler ’20 (Valley View, Pa.), was one of just 12 students selected to participate in a competitive internship this summer with the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, D.C. As a financial auditor intern, Heisler will work alongside GAO staff in executing financial analyses, learning financial management methodology, and assessing internal controls.

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Lycoming College student, faculty member collaborate on curriculum guide for Waterdale Environmental Center

Lycoming College senior biology major, Brandan Gracia (Houston, Texas) recently completed work on a curriculum guide for the Waterdale Environmental Education Center, which was a collaboration with Amy Rogers ‘92, Ph.D., associate professor of education at Lycoming College. Gracia and Rogers presented the curriculum guide on Thursday, Jan. 24, to the IU17 Curriculum Council from schools in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga counties.

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Explore New Horizons findings at Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Feb. 1. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a magical evening of harp music

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to a magical evening of romantic tunes this Valentine’s Day. Harpist Anne Sullivan, in collaboration with local guest artists, will perform a medley of love songs on Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:30p.m., at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport.

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