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Lycoming College students present research at medieval and early modern studies conference

Lycoming College students present research at medieval and early modern studies conference

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Eight Lycoming College students presented research papers at Moravian College’s eighth annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, which was held Dec. 7 in Bethlehem, Pa. The students were accompanied by Cullen Chandler, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of history, and Todd Preston, Ph.D., associate professor of English.

Participating Lycoming students included seniors Hailey Greiner, of Altoona, Pa.; Cory Keena, of Lee Center, N.Y.; Julie Polcrack, of Shunk, Pa.; Chelsea Watts, of Manchester, Maine; and Victoria Yuskaitis, of Sparta, N.J.; and juniors Josh Chamberlain, of Kittanning, Pa.; Amanda Copher, of Columbus, Ohio; and Benjamin Toth, of North Granby, Conn.

The conference provides students with the opportunity to present their research in a professional setting to peers and faculty from across the region and the country. The day-long event is one of the nation’s few undergraduate conferences focused on the humanities and was the first to feature medieval and early modern studies. This year, it drew more than 60 students from New York to Florida.

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