Lycoming College News


Lycoming graduate presented research poster at the Society for Neuroscience

Lycoming College alumna Gillian Barkell ’19 recently attended and presented research at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago. She was awarded the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience travel award to attend this year’s meeting, where she presented her poster, “Caffeine-Induced Increases in the Reinforcing Effects of Alcohol are Independent of Activity at the Dopamine D2 Receptor.”

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Sen. Gene Yaw honored for hellbender legislation

Lycoming College and the Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Student Leadership Council (SLC) formally recognized PA Sen. Gene Yaw ’70 for helping to name the Eastern Hellbender the official amphibian of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with a special event on Friday, Nov. 1, in the College’s Krapf Gateway Center, Trogner Presentation Room. Thanks to Yaw’s collaborated efforts with the SLC and Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI), the Eastern Hellbender now stands as a symbol of Pennsylvania’s commitment to clean water.

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Juried exhibition “Blurred Expectations” challenges stereotypes at Lycoming College

The Lycoming College Art Department is excited to announce another National Juried Exhibition, Nov. 22-Jan. 24 in the Lycoming College Art Gallery in downtown Williamsport. The show will begin with an artist reception on Nov. 22 from 5-9 p.m., and a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble present jazz standards, student conductor

The Lycoming College Concert Band and the Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble join together to present a concert at Clarke Chapel on the Lycoming College campus, Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Twelve students inducted into the economics honors society

At a recent dinner meeting of the Lycoming College economics honors society, Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), twelve students were inducted into the society following a presentation by guest speaker Stephen J. Olsen ’02.

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Professor’s film continues to garner accolades on international stage

A film by Leah Bedrosian Peterson, associate professor of film and video arts, and chair of the communications department at Lycoming College, has been selected to screen as part of the prestigious fifth annual Armenians in Film at Lincoln Center: 6 Short Films by Armenian Filmmakers, in New York City. A screening of the film, “Under the Walnut Tree,” and a panel discussion, sponsored and juried by the AGBU Performing Arts Committee, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Francesca Beale Theater at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.itsmyseat.com//events/121662.html.

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Lycoming College to host America250PA Direct Effect Innovation Challenge; Students to compete for spot at state final

Lycoming College will play host to six other Pennsylvania colleges and universities for the regional round of the America250PA Direct Effect Innovation Challenge, a collaborative competition initiated by Gov. Tom Wolf to help kickoff a six-year, statewide celebration of America’s 250th birthday in 2020. The final presentations of the day-long competition will take place in the Trogner Presentation Room in the Krapf Gateway Center on the Lycoming College campus, Thursday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m., and are open to the general public for observation.

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The Lycoming College Community Orchestra presents fall concert

The Lycoming College Community Orchestra (LCCO) will present their fall concert on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport, and is free and open to the public.

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Reentry simulation to take place at Lycoming College

*The United States makes up 5% of the world’s population, but has 25% of the world’s prison population.

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Research team finds wealth tax can reduce number of poor

An interdisciplinary team of students and faculty from Lycoming College have come together to co-author an article which has been published in the journal Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. Both students and faculty from the departments of economics and physics at the small liberal arts and sciences institution collaborated for the study, which examined how the distribution of wealth is affected by tax and redistribution strategies.

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Lycoming College welcomes 3OH!3 for the fall 2019 concert

The Lycoming College Campus Activities Board (CAB) has announced that 3OH!3 will headline the fall concert scheduled for Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Keiper Recreation Center on the Lycoming College campus.

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Award winning art writer and poet to lecture at Lycoming College

Lycoming College’s film and video arts program will sponsor guest speaker Anne Lesley Selcer with a talk on her award-winning book, “Sun Cycle,” and other recent works, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public. An art writer and poet, Selcer is currently on tour promoting her book of poetry, “Sun Cycle.” The book – released just last month – was recently named the winner of the First Poetry Book Award published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.

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Documentary film “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” at Williamsport CAC

The Lycoming College Scholars Program proudly presents a screening of the documentary, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” a film about the impending global impact of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency. The film begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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