Lycoming College News


“Haunt & Gather” by Anthony Cervino to visit Lycoming College Art Gallery

The Lycoming College Art Gallery will unveil a new exhibit this fall entitled “Haunt & Gather,” featuring new sculptures by Anthony Cervino. The show opens as part of First Friday in downtown Williamsport on Sept. 6, with an artist reception beginning at 5 p.m., followed by a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. The gallery will remain open until 9 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 11 and is free and open to the public.

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The Princeton Review selects Lycoming College for “Best 385 Colleges” guide for 2020

For the third consecutive year, Lycoming College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends Lycoming College in the 2020 edition of its annual guide, “The Best 385 Colleges.”

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Lycoming College student awarded $3,000 to attend archaeology field school

Lycoming College archaeology major, and anthropology and painting minor, Jazmin Jones ’20 (Gloversville, N.Y.), was named the recipient of a $3,000 Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS) from the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). The award supported Jones’ enrollment in Lycoming College’s Archaeological Field School at the Lycoming Biology Field Station*.

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Alumnus awarded $8,500 as he prepares to enter medical school

Lycoming College alumnus Zachary High ’18, a biology and Spanish major from Lock Haven, Pa., was named a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow, and awarded an $8,500 scholarship to help to defray tuition costs as he pursues a medical degree at Penn State College of Medicine in 2020.

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Lycoming College receives continued support totaling $165,000 from AT&T for college preparation summer program

“Opening eyes and minds to the possibilities” is the spirit of Lycoming College Prep, a pre-collegiate enrichment program that brings high-achieving, first-generation rising seniors from across the nation to Lycoming College for two weeks in the summer. Now in its sixth year, the program’s goal is to give students a hands-on introduction to a liberal arts and sciences education and the vibrancy of campus life. Twenty students recently completed the two-week residential enrichment program from July 13-27, 2019.

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Lycoming College marks 35 years of inspiring summer campers

This July, children from all over Lycoming County and beyond got a taste of college life at Lycoming College For Kids and Teens, a one-week educational summer day camp experience for students entering grades 2-12. The youngest campers dabbled in subjects ranging from fun science and art, and more experienced campers tackled topics including aeronautical engineering and photography.

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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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