smART is a series of one-hour art lessons that are facilitated by the future art educators in the Art History 310 course. The program was offered to any local students grades K-12 that are in public, private, or homeschooled. This is the first semester that Lycoming has held such an event for the students to practice teaching art to other students and has been well received throughout the Lycoming community. Surprisingly, registration for this event filled up in less than a day of it being available! As we started planning for this event, we were shocked by the number of people who want this type of program!
On Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, author Sam Quinones will present an educational lecture based upon his award-winning nonfiction book, “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.” The program is sponsored the Clear Focus Affinity Community at Lycoming College, Penn College, UPMC Susquehanna, Project Bald Eagle and State Sen. Gene Yaw’s office.
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.
Last week, Lycoming College held two regional campaign events—one at the Hershey Hotel and the other at the Union League in Philadelphia-- that were attended by more than 150 alumni. Seeing so many alumni in the same place and conversing with them reinforced once again my conviction that there is something special about a Lycoming education. For several decades, the passionate commitment of the college’s faculty, the intimate size of the student body (1300 students), and thoughtfully constructed curriculum have converged to prepare graduates who become highly accomplished in their fields.
Once again, Lycoming College is participating in the Salvation Army’s Festival of Trees fundraiser. This year, Lycoming created a Warrior Coffee-themed tree, with ornaments fashioned by student organizations and clubs, as well as bags of coffee, gift cards to the campus store and more. The decorations spotlight how Warrior Coffee sales support opportunities for students across campus to study and conduct research in the developing world through community and economic development projects. Many different Lycoming College departments, including Chemistry, Education and Political Science, are now involved with the coffee project in the Dominican Republic.