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Lycoming College will hold its third annual Unity Day on Friday, Nov. 8. The event, which consists of a march and a rally to celebrate inclusivity and positive behavior, will begin at 3:30 p.m., when participants will gather at the David B. Sykes Gate on the college’s intramural fields, located between Market and Mulberry streets.
The march will lead through campus and will end at the Quad, where speeches will be given by Betty McClain, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology-sociology, and Taylor Kendra, junior archaeology and creative writing major. The event is free and open to the public.
According to McClain, Unity Day is a chance to remind the campus community and the Williamsport area about the college’s commitment to nurturing an all-embracing environment and not tolerating hateful behavior.
“It’s become a way to not only celebrate diversity, but also to recognize the importance of who we are as a college, historically and presently,” she said. “Individually, we are students, faculty and staff; social scientists, artists and natural scientists; athletes, commuters and volunteers; unique, distinctive and exceptional. Unified, we are Lycoming College. Celebrating Unity Day prompts us to remember that.”
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.