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Religion News

Inside Higher Ed: A Small Pennsylvania College’s Big Investment in the Humanities

Kathryn Palmer writes:  Lycoming College is providing more research and experiential learning opportunities for students in hopes of setting itself apart in a tough enrollment environment.

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Lycoming College introduces Mid-Atlantic Humanities Review for undergraduate research

Lycoming College today unveiled the inaugural volume of the Mid-Atlantic Humanities Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Research (MHR), featuring twelve essays from undergraduate students from the mid-Atlantic region, including three from Lycoming College students. The annual publication is available in both print and digital formats

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Local digital history research enabled by $150,000 grant

A $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of Lycoming College’s Humanities Research Center (HRC) has enabled student interns to spend the summer months working collaboratively with faculty members to develop a digital history of the College.

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Lycoming College marks first Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference a success

Lycoming College concluded its inaugural Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference this weekend after presenting awards to six students for their dedication to excellence in research. More than 100 conference goers representing 24 institutions of higher education from across the region and beyond participated in the event, attended student presentations, a keynote address, and enjoyed lunch together, all while helping to bridge the gap between their status as students and their futures as professionals in their fields.

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American history expert to keynote at inaugural Lycoming College Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference

Lycoming College will welcome published author and expert on American history Robert Parkinson, Ph.D., as keynote speaker for its inaugural Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference, with a talk entitled “Making Thirteen Clocks Strike as One: Race, Fear, and the American Founding.” Parkinson’s lecture will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 5 p.m., in the Trogner Presentation Room of the Krapf Gateway Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming faculty recognized for excellence in teaching

Lycoming College’s President Kent Trachte presented two faculty members with teaching awards at a faculty meeting in October. The Junior Teaching Award and the Senior Teaching Award, the latter called the Constance Cupp Plankenhorn Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence, are bestowed upon faculty members who exhibit mastery of their field, highly effective organization and communication of material, a spirit of enthusiasm, and an ability to inspire students. The awards are typically presented during Honors Convocation every spring, but the presentation of both awards was delayed this year due to the pandemic.

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Professor’s interest in the demonic leads to published book, student research opportunity

Lycoming College faculty member, Michael E. Heyes, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion, published his monograph in December, “Margaret’s Monsters: Women, Identity, and the Life of St. Margaret in Medieval England (Routledge),” providing a look at St. Margaret of Antioch, the patron saint of childbirth and virgins.

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Lycoming College appoints six faculty members with endowed professorships

Lycoming College is pleased to announce the appointments of endowed professorships to six faculty members. Made possible by established gifts to the College, endowed professorships are one of the highest honors that Lycoming awards faculty members to recognize a career marked by exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service.

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Former Westboro Baptist Church member to speak at Community Arts Center

Hosted by Lycoming College, Pennsylvania College of Technology and AIDS Resource, Megan Phelps-Roper, a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church, will share her story of self-discovery along with her unique insights on the need for understanding and compassion toward others during her presentation, “Empathy for the Other Side: Dialogue that Overcomes Hate, Makes Connections, and Changes Minds.” The presentation will take place on March 29, at 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. This event is free and open to the public. 

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