The Lyco Lowdown: An Insider's View of Life at Lycoming

Lycoming College: Leading the liberal arts into the future

Posted by Dr. Kent Trachte on Sep 6, 2017 9:34:59 AM

Lycoming College has made a bold decision. The College has chosen to deepen its identity as a liberal arts college by developing a high impact 21st-century liberal arts education. We are certain this is a strategically smart course of action. 

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Topics: Liberal Arts Education, Academics, Community

Andrew Squires, a current Lycoming student, writes about his summer internship experience

Posted by Andrew Squires on Aug 17, 2017 11:56:19 AM

The Williamsport Internship Summer Experience (WISE) program provides students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year at the College with a resume building opportunity, workforce experience in a field of interest, assistance in choosing/confirming a major and time management skills between their work and personal life. Lycoming College asked our WISE Interns to reflect on their experiences and what follows is a series of their responses.

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Topics: Summer Experience, Internships, WISE program

Daniel Tierney, a current Lyco student, tells us about his WISE internship experience…

Posted by Daniel Tierney on Aug 3, 2017 9:50:34 AM

The Williamsport Internship Summer Experience (WISE) program provides students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year at the College with a resume building opportunity, workforce experience in a field of interest, assistance in choosing/confirming a major and time management skills between their work and personal life. Lycoming College asked our WISE Interns to reflect on their experiences and what follows is a series of their responses.

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Topics: Summer Experience, Internships

Greater Gratitude...

Posted by Chip Edmonds on Jul 27, 2017 1:49:04 PM

The generosity and philanthropic spirit of all those who care deeply about Lycoming College was on full display this past fiscal year. Lycoming closed out the year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) receiving new gifts, pledges and commitments of over $11 million in support of the Campaign for a Greater Lycoming reaching a total of $51,290,000 toward our $65 million goal. As part of the above totals, $6,139,000 in outright gifts were received, including $1,488,000 to the Lycoming Fund, both representing all-time highs. These are gifts that are making an immediate impact on new programs, capital projects and the endowment.

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Topics: Philanthropy, Lycoming College Alumni

Getting on Track at AutoTrakk...

Posted by Brianna Fulp on Jul 20, 2017 3:30:00 PM

The Williamsport Internship Summer Experience (WISE) program provides students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year at the College with a resume building opportunity, workforce experience in a field of interest, assistance in choosing/confirming a major and time management skills between their work and personal life. Lycoming College asked our WISE Interns to reflect on their experiences and what follows is a series of their responses.

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Topics: Summer Experience, Internships

Melissa Bilza, current Lyco student tells us more about her internship...

Posted by Melissa Bilza on Jul 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Gone are the days of the intern who runs around the office taking coffee orders, being sure to meticulously remember how many espresso shots were requested, who likes what kind of milk in there latte, and who is weird and drinks decaf. At my internship with a medical device company in Center Valley, PA, I am in on the action -- and I love it. Although I am not as knowledgable as the full-time employees around me, I am still asked for my opinions, ideas, and thoughts. And when corporate offsite events happen, I am invited...and they are usually awesome outings.

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Topics: Academics, Internships

First week on the Job...

Posted by Melissa Bilza on Jul 19, 2017 2:27:01 PM

It’s my second summer returning to my internship and I love it. I am a Public Affairs Intern at a medical device company in Center Valley, PA. I work with the Corporate and Medical Communications Team in projects related to social media, public relations, government affairs, corporate communications, etc. This summer, I elected to work 40-hours a week, Monday through Friday with 9am to 5pm workdays. I love working full-time and enjoying this feeling of consistency and structure. I enjoy the 20-minute commute to work every morning as opposed to having a five minute walk to class to clear my head. I have my own laptop and desk phone in my cubicle, a place that is my own personal space to complete my work. I book all of my meetings on Lotus Notes (similar to Microsoft Outlook), and I regularly go out to lunch with coworkers.

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Reflections on Commencement 2017

Posted by Dr. Kent Trachte on Jun 3, 2017 9:45:34 AM

Commencement 2017 was a memorable one. Rainy weather forced us inside for only the second time in two decades. For the first time since being renamed, the Keiper Recreation Center served as the venue for the ceremony. Preserving a long-standing tradition, several trustees and I led the class through the Metzler Gate despite the inclement weather.

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Topics: Insider, Academics, Lycoming College Alumni, Community

Honors Societies at Lycoming College

Posted by Montana Crossman on May 30, 2017 11:08:40 AM

             You may remember an honor society from your high school, either local or national, or you may have even been in the honor society. Here at Lycoming, and at most colleges across the nation as well, there is not one singular honors society, but around twenty-two different societies, usually based on discipline. These honor societies are usually chapters (local divisions) of the larger honors society. So, for example, the Lycoming College chapter of the national Religious and Theology Studies Honors Society (Theta Alpha Kappa) is named Alpha Theta Gamma.

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Topics: Liberal Arts Education, Academics, Career Advice

Coming Together Through Separation

Posted by Dellon Jones on May 22, 2017 2:08:20 PM
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Topics: Social Issues