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Political Science News


Lycoming College graduate, OLE coordinator accepted into teaching program in France

At Lycoming College, studying a different language can expand your horizons. Evan Armstrong ’21, coordinator for the outdoor leadership and education program at Lycoming, recently was accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), a competitive opportunity to teach English to students of all ages. The program is designed to provide experience to undergraduates with an interest in global careers, including education, international business, international policy and development, and more.

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WNEP: Political science professor discusses Roe v. Wade

Susan Achury Plaza, assistant professor of political science, provides insight on leaked Supreme Court document.

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Lycoming Faculty receive teaching awards at Honors Convocation

Lycoming College presented two faculty members with teaching awards during its annual Honors Convocation ceremony on April 24 at Williamsport’s Community Arts Center.

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WNEP: Watching court history from Lycoming College

Members of the Political Science department at Lycoming College react to the confirmation process of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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Caroline Payne in University Business

Caroline Payne created the Warrior Coffee Project to provide hands-on experience in sustainable development and international trade. Read about how the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced what higher education professionals have known for a long time—that a global education is essential because it prepares students for the interdependent world in which we now live.

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Caroline Payne article in Times Higher Education

Institutions should use the pause enforced by the pandemic to rethink their priorities in sending students abroad, says Caroline L. Payne.

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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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Robert Altenburg discusses sustainable energy policy in Pennsylvania

Lycoming College’s Center for Energy and the Future (CEF) is excited to welcome environmental advocate and professional Robert Altenburg to campus on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Jane Schultz Room, located in Wertz Student Center. His lecture, entitled “Achieving a Clean and Sustainable Energy Economy in Pennsylvania,” will encompass the actions that need to be taken to reach climate goals. He will also discuss proposals that have recently been implemented or are being considered in the state capitol.

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Lycoming College’s Warrior Coffee Project celebrates harvest with progressive dinner, auction

Three distinct events on Nov. 16 will enable the Lycoming College and Williamsport communities to discover all there is to know about the brew that is making waves locally. Participants in a progressive dinner event in Williamsport — “Coffee for a Cause” — will have the opportunity to look at the College’s Warrior Coffee from different perspectives, and gain a deeper understanding for and appreciation of all that the Warrior Coffee Project does for farmers and their families in the Dominican Republic, and for Lycoming College students and the surrounding communities.

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Lycoming’s Center for Energy and the Future to host presentation on Pennsylvania’s energy transition

Lycoming College is pleased to welcome attorney Bob Bucknam ’81 and Pennsylvania State Senator Dave Argall ’80 for a lecture titled, “Pennsylvania’s Energy Transition: Regulating the Commonwealth’s Future Energy Portfolio,” on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the Lycoming College Campus. The lecture is part of the Center for Energy and the Future (CEF) Speaker Series, and is free and open to the public.

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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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Lycoming College brings Energy Access Foundation to campus

The final talk of Lycoming College’s Center for Energy and the Future (CEF) 2017-18 lecture series will bring two experts from the Energy Access Foundation (EAF) to campus to present “Solar Technology In Developing Countries: Sustainable Energy for All.” The talk, slated for Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m., will be held in the Jane Schultz room of the Wertz Student Center, and is free and open to the public.

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Center for Energy and the Future receives $10,000 grant to support speaker series; Daniel Raimi to present on fracking debate

Lycoming College received $10,000 from the Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant program in support of the College’s Center for Energy and the Future (CEF) Speaker Series. As part of the series, Daniel Raimi will address the Lycoming College campus with a talk on Feb. 27, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the Jane Schultz room of the Wertz Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College partners with Gustonian Gifts to unveil Dominican Saddle Blankets during First Friday activities

Lycoming College is proud to announce a partnership with local business owners to facilitate the sales of Dominican-made saddle blankets to help improve the quality of life for families who live in the village of El Naranjito in the Dominican Republic. Barbara and Denyse Miele of Gustonian Gifts, 357 Pine St., in downtown Williamsport, are offering for sale a limited number of one-of-a-kind saddle blankets during First Friday events on Dec. 1, with 100 percent of the proceeds going back to the women of El Naranjito who created them.

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