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Religion News

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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Biblical poem focus of lecture by scripture specialist

Christina Bucher, Ph.D., will discuss the ancient text of the Song of Songs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the Heim Science Building, Room G-9, on the campus of Lycoming College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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M.B. Rich professor of religion publishes book in Russian

Dr. Richard Hughes, M.B. Rich professor of religion, had his 10th book, “Genes, Destiny, and the Cain Complex,” published in Russia. Mikhail Melnikov, the translator, is a clinical psychologist who collected Hughes’ papers for this book to promote Szondi studies in the Russian Federation.

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