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Amanda Goulden

Hi! My name is Amanda Goulden and I am from Wharton, New Jersey. I am a freshman here at Lycoming College. I went to Morris Hills High School where I was involved in Cross Country and Winter and Spring Track. I also participated in Theater and Chorus. I am on the Cross Country team at Lycoming. I haven’t decided on a major but am considering Digital Communications. I will be minoring in Theater and possibly Music. I have been playing the piano since I was five years old and am continuing my lessons at Lycoming. I am looking forward to participating in recitals and other events. When scheduling allows I plan on being involved in all Theater productions at Lycoming. In addition to running, theater and piano, I also love traveling, baking and spending time with my family.

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Posted by Amanda Goulden on Mar 7, 2017 3:00:00 PM

"When opportunity knocks, don't let fear hold you back. Open the door and embrace the opportunity that has come forth." - Anonymous  

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Topics: Student Life, Freshman Year, Campus Activities

My Freshman Music Seminar

Posted by Amanda Goulden on Dec 12, 2016 1:19:35 PM

As a freshman, one class that you are required to take is a First Year Seminar (FYS). There are many different seminars that all focus on different topics. The choices include history, math, the sciences, music (what I am in), and many more.

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Topics: Freshman Year, Liberal Arts Education, Academics, Community Based Learning

The Lycoming College Student Recital

Posted by Amanda Goulden on Dec 7, 2016 2:00:00 PM

I just had my first piano recital at Lycoming College! I was both excited and nervous. I played a piece called “Puck” by Edvard Grieg. Puck is very energetic and full of character and it was a lot of fun to perform. The recital was in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall which is just across the street from where most of the buildings on campus are. I have gone to a few noon recitals in this building. A noon recital is when faculty members, students or invited musicians perform for students to attend.  It is also open to the surrounding community. Going to these recitals adds something new and different to your day and the musicians are always incredibly talented. I like that Lycoming offers a platform for so many people to display their talents and for the campus and community to be able to watch and appreciate their work. 

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Topics: Student Life, Campus Activities

Top 5 Things I Learned From Being on the Lycoming Cross Country Team

Posted by Amanda Goulden on Nov 28, 2016 10:51:02 AM

I just completed my first season on the Lycoming College women's cross country team. I really loved this season and learned so much. Many of the lessons I learned could be applied in everyday life and in academics. Here are the top five that stuck with me:

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Topics: Athletics

The Best of Lyco's Campus Activities Board

Posted by Amanda Goulden on Nov 11, 2016 12:15:00 PM

The other morning I got up at 5:00am. I got ready for the day, threw on some warm clothes, and (quietly) met my friends in the hallway. We trudged over to the balcony of the Wertz Student Center and waited outside in the freezing cold for over an hour. There were a bunch of other people waiting out there with us. People were in line in their pajamas and had blankets wrapped around them.

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Topics: Campus Activities

The Dining Experience at Lycoming

Posted by Amanda Goulden on Oct 31, 2016 3:00:00 PM

I love food. Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I do is check the menu for the day (pathetic, I know). There are always so many things to choose from. Breakfast food is my all-time favorite. Imagine how ecstatic I was to learn that waffles are available 24/7! I can have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day if I want to. One day the daily dinner special was a pancake station. Breakfast for dinner - I was in heaven! Another day there were gluten-free pancakes for breakfast. I figured that a pancake made out of chick peas was better than no pancake at all, so I gave it a try. Not bad I must say!


Aside from breakfast food, there are so many other options to choose from. Most days there are grilled cheese sandwiches (one of my favs), grilled chicken, pizza and french fries. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options as well. There is a salad bar, a fruit bar, and a few pasta choices at each meal. There is also a sandwhich and wrap sation - the list goes on and on. And just when you think it can't get any better, ice cream is always available, as well as several other delicious dessert selections. The dining hall at Lyco really cares about the students. If you ever have a problem or concern at the dining hall, you can just fill out a comment card. The staff is very accommodating, and they try super hard to resolve any issue and to make everyone happy.

Café 1812 and Jack's Corner are great options as well. If you are in a hurry or just want something a little different, you can pop in and see what they offer. Flex dollars can be used at either location.


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Topics: Student Life

A Busy Start to Freshman Year

Posted by Amanda Goulden on Oct 17, 2016 12:27:12 PM

My name is Amanda Goulden and I am a Freshman at Lycoming.  I have only been at school for a short time and I have already done so many amazing things.

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Topics: Freshman Year, Athletics

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