Lycoming College News


“Dancing at Lughnasa” opens 2019-20 theatre season at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will kick off its 2019-20 theatre season with “Dancing at Lughnasa,” a 1990 play by dramatist Brian Friel. The production will be directed by C. Austin Hill, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of theatre, and will take place in the Mary L. Welch Theatre, Oct. 2-5, at 8 p.m.

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From chemist to brewmaster; Lycoming alumnus to speak on his career path

Lycoming College welcomes Jeff Musselman ’03 as the next guest for The Barbara Haller Endowed Lectureship in Biology and Chemistry. The lecture, “Brewing Up a Career: My Path from Lycoming College to Brewmaster,” will take place on Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. on the Lycoming College campus in Heim G11. The event is free and open to the public.

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Russ Lucas of BMW to address Lycoming College community

Russ Lucas, BMW of North America, will speak at Lycoming College as part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m., in the Shangraw Performance Hall, Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. His presentation, “The Fast Lane to Success: From Lycoming College to BMW,” will address his career and what it’s like to work in the BMW culture. The event is free and open to the public.

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U.S. News names Lycoming College a top performer for social mobility

Lycoming College continued its climb up the U.S. News & World Report National Liberal Arts Colleges list this year, landing at No. 117 in the 2020 ranking — up 14 spots from the 2019 ranking. Lycoming College has consistently risen in the rankings, moving up 47 spots since 2016.

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High school students invited to College Night at Lycoming College

The Lycoming County Counselors Association and Lycoming College are extending an invitation to local high school students to attend “College Night” on Thursday, Sep. 19, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Keiper Recreation Center on the College’s campus. For more than a decade, the annual event, organized and hosted by the Lycoming County Counselors Association (LCCA), has given high school students the chance to interact and network with representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities at one time, in one place. The event is free and open to the public.

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New Student Convocation welcomes academically-strong Class of 2023

Lycoming College ushered in the class of 2023 and transfer students during its annual New Student Convocation on Friday, Aug. 23. The annual ceremony, which kicks off the beginning of each academic year, was held on the College’s Fultz Quadrangle. The Class of 2023 has the strongest academic credentials of any incoming class in more than a decade, with 25 percent of students ranking in the top decile of their high school class — six percentage points above average for freshmen classes of the past decade. 

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“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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