Lycoming College News


Lycoming students intern with the Smithsonian Institute through new institutional partnership

As part of a newly-developed institutional partnership, three Lycoming students began their summers with an internship at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Katie de Melo ’19 (Tiverton, R.I.), Jazmin Jones ’20 (Gloversville, N.Y.), and Xiyue Yang ’20 (Beijing) each lived in Washington, D.C., and interned in various Smithsonian offices and museums from May 14-June 8.

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Lycoming College faculty and students make an impact in the Dominican Republic

Travel to the Dominican Republic provided an interdisciplinary approach for Lycoming College faculty and students in the departments of political science, chemistry, and education, as well as the Center for Energy and the Future, in May 2018. Participants continued to advance the Warrior Coffee Project, studied reliable drinking water sources and the chemical composition of green coffee, helped bring impoverished populations more reliable access to energy, and developed improved pedagogical programming.

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Beyond the classroom: Lycoming College provides students with enriching travel experiences

This spring provided excitement and adventure for many Lycoming College students as they broadened their horizons and traveled to various parts of the world for a variety of learning opportunities. Four May Term courses provided 55 students travel experiences to England, France, Spain, the Dominican Republic, and the Adirondacks.

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A Message from the President: Enhancing and Expanding Global Experiences

The College’s 2014 Strategic Plan established the creation of “enhanced academic experiences” as a priority. One particular area of emphasis under this rubric has been enhancing and expanding our focus on global experiences for our students. We believe that Lycoming’s mission of graduating “ethical, informed, and engaged individuals” would be better served by providing a broader and more regular range of international study options.

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Lycoming College again honored as College of Distinction with special recognition of business and education programs

For the second consecutive year, Lycoming College has been recognized as a College of Distinction, with further honor given to both the education program and the business program. Lycoming was originally named a College of Distinction in January 2017 for its engaging student body, excellence in teaching, vibrant residential campus community, and success in post-graduate career placement.

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Students engage in summer research through Lycoming’s Clean Water Institute

Eleven students from Lycoming College are participating in a ten-week summer internship through the College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI). The student interns will complete a variety of projects focused on Susquehanna River and tributary water quality monitoring, PA Unassessed Waters Fish surveys, and work associated with the Waterdale Environmental Center and the new Lycoming College field station on the Loyalsock Creek.

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Lycoming College professor named mediaeval fellow at University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Cullen Chandler, Ph.D., associate professor of history and department chair, as well as director of the Scholars Program at Lycoming College, has been appointed the Donald Bullough Fellow in Mediaeval History by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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Lycoming College and Williamsport Area Middle School collaborate on Delaware Museum of Natural History exhibit

Lycoming College’s archaeology program took faculty-student collaboration to the next level to create tangible elements for a travel exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion exhibit includes multiple 3D hieroglyphic models created with the help of technology housed at Williamsport Area Middle School (WAMS) and data collected by the Maya Hieroglyphic Database Project.

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Lycoming hosts immersive business program for high school students

Lycoming College will welcome 1500+ high school students to campus for the 40th annual Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW). The College will host four sessions from July 1 through Aug. 4.

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Lycoming professor’s film nationally recognized at festivals

Leah Bedrosian Peterson, multi-media artist, associate professor of film and video arts, and chair of the communications department at Lycoming College, received recognition at multiple national film festivals for, “Under the Walnut Tree”, her first stop-motion animation. The animated film, which was made in part with funds gifted through a Lycoming College Professional Development Grant, was officially selected for screening at the Atlanta Shortfest, the Austin Spotlight Film Festival, and the the Florida Animation Festival where it won first place as the audience favorite. In addition, “Under the Walnut Tree” was chosen as a finalist with onscreen recognition in the DaVinci International Film Festival and as semi-finalist at both Animayo, an Oscar qualifying festival, and the Los Angeles CineFest.

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