Lycoming College News


Lycoming students to intern at Cannes Film Festival 2020

After the close of the Spring semester, three Lycoming College students will travel to the French Riviera to work as interns at the Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France. All three have been accepted into The American Pavilion’s Cannes Film Festival Student Program and will gain hands-on experience at one of the most renowned film festivals in the world as Film & Business Program interns from May 10-24.

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Lycoming College Art Gallery to unveil new exhibit by Van Tran Nguyen

The Lycoming College Art Gallery will open a new exhibit, “Paris, Orange County: The Diasporic Imaginations of Vietnam,” featuring the works of Van Tran Nguyen. The show will open on Jan. 31 and run until Feb. 28. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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Clear skies inside for scouts visiting Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College’s Detwiler Planetarium recently welcomed Cub Scout Pack 88 from Montoursville, and Girl Scout Service Unit 624 from the greater Williamsport area for a series of educational and entertaining events. These events were organized by the new Detwiler Planetarium director, Lauren Balliet.

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Bourgeoning medievalists share research at annual conference

Near the close of the fall semester, seven Lycoming College students presented papers at the Fourteenth Undergraduate Conference in Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. The conference provides students with the opportunity to share their research in a professional setting with peers and faculty from across the country. This year, the conference drew more than seventy students from Virginia to New York.

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A Message from the President: Lycoming as an economic driver and community anchor

Lycoming College and the other ninety independent non-profit colleges and universities in this state are an incredible asset for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The positive impact of Lycoming and the other independent institutions of higher education takes many forms. The fact that we are centers of learning and inquiry and provide educations that benefit both individuals and contribute to the public good is often stated and well known. Less familiar are the ways that independent non-profit colleges function as drivers of the state and local economies and anchors of communities spread throughout the state. The breadth and depth of the economic benefit of Pennsylvania’s independent non-profit college sector differentiates it from most other states.

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Thanks to Snowden Library, Lycoming College students call “fake news” as they see it

According to Statista, an unbiased website with a trove of statistics, a March 2019 survey about whether U.S. adults have ever knowingly or unknowingly shared fake news or information online found that ten percent of respondents admitted to sharing a news story online which they knew was made up, and 49 percent of surveyed adults had shared news which they later found out to be false.

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Ricky Riccardi talks Louis Armstrong in next issue of Brilliant Corners

In regard to his book, “What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years,” Ricky Riccardi, director of research collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum, said, “I wanted anybody to be able to pick it up and be engaged… You don’t need to be a musicologist; Armstrong’s life alone was dramatic enough: race, failing health, all the accomplishments, the humorous anecdotes — that was enough.”

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First Year Seminar students learn invaluable financial lessons for the real world

For Lycoming College’s 2019 Fall Semester, the first-year seminar, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” was offered to incoming freshmen. Created and taught by Georg Grassmueck, Ph.D, associate professor and department chair of business administration, the course provides students with important financial information for their life after Lycoming.

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Plagiarism Game preserved by 2019 WISE Intern

“It is a quiet day at Lycoming… when suddenly the campus is taken over by Plagiarism goblins who want to destroy its academic integrity! You are the only person left who can destroy the goblins and restore order to the College!”

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Lycoming College and St. John School continue holiday tradition of The Nutcracker

The Lycoming College music department and the St. John School of the Arts, in collaboration with the Community Arts Center (CAC), will reunite once more to celebrate the holidays with a presentation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker,” Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at the CAC in downtown Williamsport.

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Student-directed play “Reality” continues 2019-2020 theatre season at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will carry on its 2019-2020 theatre season with the student-directed play, “Reality.” Directed by A’Feyah Smith '20, the play will take place in the Mary L. Welch Theatre, Nov. 20-23, with all shows beginning at 8pm.

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