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Political Science News


Guest speaker to address community archaeology and Maya identity revitalization at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will welcome Adolfo Iván Batún-Alpuche, Ph.D., to discuss his work in the field of community archaeology with a talk, entitled, “Yucatec Maya Identity Revitalization Through Three-Tier Collaborative Research.” The talk is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 4:30 p.m., in the Trogner Presentation Room, in the Krapf Gateway Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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WNEP: Professor explains ongoing speaker contest

Assistant Political Science Professor Ben Kantack provides expert commentary on the deadlock in voting for the next Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Lycoming College Recognized as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting

Lycoming College is one of 394 colleges recognized for its efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement in the 2022 election.

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WNEP: Students urging peers to register to vote

Students at Lycoming College in Williamsport are participating in a nationwide challenge to get other students registered to vote.

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Tensions rising between U.S. and China

Dr. Benjamin Kantack, assistant professor of political science, provided  expert commentary on rising tensions between the United States and China.

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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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