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Briana Burley-Inners

My name is Briana, but I prefer Bree. South Williamsport is my home town, born and raised as the youngest and only girl out of three kids. In South Williamsport, just across the bridge from Lycoming College, is where I became a prominent member of the arts. I was an alto in chorus, various positions in the theater from lighting design and stage manager to performing in musicals, and an art student who helped paint two of the murals in the high school science wing. Continuing my love of the arts, I am a digital media communications (DCOM) major and theater minor in the class of 2019. One of the best moments I have ever experienced was at a concert as I find music to be more of a necessity to life than something you listen to for background noise. I am an avid tea and coffee drinker, fond of books and literature, officially sorted into Hufflepuff house, an adorer of Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe, and a proud owner of a Canon Rebel T5. Any questions, feel free to ask. Follow me on social media! Instagram: @bree_marie15, Snapchat: breemarie15, Pinterest: Bree Burley-Inners, Tumblr: societal-wanderer
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Columbinus Project

Posted by Briana Burley-Inners on May 22, 2017 9:08:22 AM
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Topics: Student Life, Campus Activities, Liberal Arts Education, Current Events

Picking the Professor

Posted by Briana Burley-Inners on May 10, 2017 10:27:00 AM

The art department here at Lycoming is currently interviewing for a new Photography professor to fill the full-time position. Lycoming values the opinions of the students and has allowed students majoring in art to join the interview process with the three candidates over breakfast or lunch to talk with them about the position and determine who will receive it

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Topics: Insider, Liberal Arts Education


Posted by Briana Burley-Inners on Mar 8, 2017 3:21:32 PM

            As a student with a concentration in commercial design, I am required to take certain art courses to complete my degree, including a photography course. Photography I is a black and white photography course where students learn to manually control and adjust their 35mm Single Lens Reflective (SLR) camera to take photos. Prior to this course, I only ever used my Canon, which is digital and did all the work for me even though I had a decent idea of what I was doing. However, photography is a complex art, and in Photo 1 I learned all of the following skills and plenty more!

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Topics: Student Life, Liberal Arts Education, Academics

Life Choices Aren’t Cheap

Posted by Briana Burley-Inners on Feb 13, 2017 3:55:39 PM

When I graduated high school, I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but I wasn’t convinced that it was for certain what I wanted. I came into Lycoming College as an implied theatre major, which means that I was understood as a theater major and had all the benefits and responsibilities of a major, but I was not declared as one. However, part of me knew that theatre was nowhere near what I wanted to major in. I had no idea what I wanted to major in, but I viewed the performing arts as an escape from the everyday life and something to do, not as a career. I had always imagined myself as a commercial design major or architectural design, something at least along those lines. So, if you are in the same boat as I was, you’re not alone! Here is my process of figuring out my life.

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Topics: Liberal Arts Education, Academics

Art is a Necessity; the Duty of an Art Major.

Posted by Briana Burley-Inners on Feb 1, 2017 3:26:22 PM

Art (1)

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Topics: Liberal Arts Education, Academics

College vs. High School

Posted by Briana Burley-Inners on Jan 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It is finally Christmas break. Off for an entire month before we are back at it again for Spring semester. In several cases, I have found college to be completely different from high school, yet in some cases, there seems to be no difference in my experience.

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Topics: Student Life, Residential Life

I am Working, I am Lycoming

Posted by Briana Burley-Inners on Dec 28, 2016 3:44:12 PM

Lycoming College is a private school, and as we all know, private schools aren't cheap. The stereotype for many students who attend private school is that "mommy and daddy are paying," or that they have a full ride on scholarships. At least where I am from, many think this way.

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Topics: Student Life

Keeping Stress Under Control During Finals

Posted by Briana Burley-Inners on Dec 5, 2016 12:45:00 PM

It is finally Thanksgiving break. You know what that means. Christmas break is coming soon. It also means that college students are preparing to be hurdled head first into finals week at full speed. That sounds terrifying and stressful, right? It doesn’t have to be. Here are some of my ways of attempted de-stressing as final exams quickly approach.

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Topics: Student Life, Academics

The Baltimore Waltz

Posted by Briana Burley-Inners on Dec 2, 2016 12:06:15 PM

Our most recent theatre performance that was performed November 16th-19th, 2016 is “The Baltimore Waltz” by Paula Vogel and is the second play of the fall season. The show is seemingly a tragicomedy (comedy and tragedy all in one) about a first grade school teacher from Baltimore, Maryland named Anna. Anna embodies Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ stages of grieving while she travels around Europe with her brother Carl with a hidden agenda in search of a cure for a deadly disease. Directed by Nigel Barnes, he asked his crew and cast to do some research on the show and related subjects, as well as find a personal connection with the show given that the show relates to death and dying. Thanks to this process, we had a deeper resonance with the meaning of the show and learned a lot about each other, including the strengths, weaknesses, and history of one another.

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Topics: Campus Activities, Liberal Arts Education, Academics

Traveling to the Shaw Festival

Posted by Briana Burley-Inners on Nov 14, 2016 11:18:20 AM

You see, I have never been abroad. Prior to college, I had only ever been to Disney in Orlando, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts. All of the history in that city left me at a loss for words. I adore architecture and history and so the historical district was like a gold mine to me. Then this summer, I got to travel west for the first time to Illinois with my family to see my brother during his internship with State Farm. Travelling to new places is becoming one of my favorite things, especially now that I have my Canon to capture photographs and videos. I’ve never been out of the country, that is until this fall.

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Topics: Study Abroad, Academics

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