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Leadership and Service Awards

October 4, 2014

Lycoming College recognized co-curricular student achievement on campus during its eighth annual Leadership and Service Awards Banquet on April 9. more»

Lycoming hosts national genome consortium workshop

September 6, 2014

Lycoming College hosted 50 faculty and students for a National Science Foundation (NSF) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute-funded workshop for the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching-NextGen Sequencing group (GCAT-SEEK) June 2-6. more»

AT&T contributes to new college prep program

September 5, 2014

Lycoming College received a $35,000 contribution from AT&T to fund a new college preparation summer program. more»

U.S. Comptroller General to deliver commencement address

September 4, 2014

Gene L. Dodaro, a 1973 Lycoming College graduate and the eighth Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), will deliver the keynote address at Lycoming’s 166th commencement on Sunday, May 4 at 1 p.m. on The Quad. more»

Scotty McCreery to perform at Lycoming College

August 27, 2014

The Lycoming College Campus Activities Board (CAB) is proud to announce that it will be host Mercury Nashville/19/Interscope Records recording artist Scotty McCreery. The show will be held in the Recreation Center on the Lycoming campus on Friday, October 24 at 8:00 PM. more»

Orientation Event Connects First-Generation Students with Faculty, Staff

August 26, 2014

Bucknell's Class of 2018 Orientation schedule included a reception introducing incoming students to faculty and staff who share first-generation backgrounds.

Lancaster/York ‘Tinkerbells’ Win First-Ever ‘Wildcat Wars’

August 25, 2014

The Tinkerbells, representing Lancaster and York halls, topped two of the day’s four events (kickball and dodgeball) to amass 40 points and win Penn College’s inaugural “Wildcat Wars” competition Saturday. The team managed to hold off the “V Squad Mafia,” from The Village at Penn College, which placed second in three events to finish close behind with 37 points. Rounding […]

Slavic Soul Party's Free Outdoor Concert Kicks Off Weis Center Season

August 25, 2014

Slavic Soul Party will kick-off the Weis Center's 2014-15 Series with a free outdoor concert Sept. 5 at 6 p.m.

Attendance at National Aviation Event to Be Discussed by Faculty, Alumnus

August 25, 2014

The campus community is invited to a President’s Forum presentation at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday by William F. Stepp III, associate professor of aviation, who will highlight his Heli-Expo experience in Anaheim, Calif., and share information on the industry. Andrew L. more»

College Among Sponsors at Unveiling of LLB’s ‘Diamond’ Anniversary Gift

August 22, 2014

In celebration of Little League Baseball’s 75th anniversary and coinciding with championship weekend of this year’s Little League World Series just across the river, downtown Williamsport was the site of a very special dedication Friday afternoon. more»

Cool Class: Cognitive Control

August 22, 2014

This Bucknell class has binge-watching down to a science. Literally.

Counseling Services’ ‘Pet’ Project Relieves Student Jitters

August 22, 2014

This week’s fifth annual “Hot Dog, You’re Here!” event (that’s 35 years by canine count), again gave Penn College students the opportunity to connect with faculty/staff dog owners who offered welcoming smiles, listening ears and therapeutic access to their very special friends. more»

Preserving Summer Produce Workshop Aug. 28

August 21, 2014

Stacey Sommerfield will hold a free workshop on preserving summer produce Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Public Library for Union County.

Renowned Chef to Present Lecture at Penn College

August 21, 2014

Food Network host and James Beard Award nominee Chef Ben Vaughn will offer a free public lecture Sept. 4 at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Vaughn’s talk, part of the college’s William C. more»

College Prep: A Success Story

August 27, 2014

Twenty rising high school seniors from across the county recently completed a two-week residential program at Lycoming College. The program was made possible by a generous gift from AT&T. more»

M&T Gift Funds Research Lab

August 27, 2014

On Friday, August 8, M&T President Phil Johnson presented Lycoming College with a fifty-thousand dollar gift in support of the college’s first new academic building since 1989. Accepting the gift was Dr. Kent Trachte, president of the college. more»

Class of 2018 Orientation Begins Aug. 22

August 21, 2014

Bucknell University will welcome 941 members of the Class of 2018 to five days of Orientation that begin Aug. 22.

Jane Goodall to Speak at Bucknell Sept. 15

August 20, 2014

The world-renowned primatologist is the first speaker in the Bucknell Forum series, 'Revolution Redefined.'

Couture, Cosplay to Blend at Sept. 27 Wildcat Comic Con

August 20, 2014

A contestant on Lifetime TV’s “Project Runway” fashion-design series will be a presenter at this year’s Wildcat Comic Con at Pennsylvania College of Technology, as well as a judge for the event’s popular cosplay competition. more»

The Benefits of Fiber (Optics)

August 19, 2014

At Bucknell, the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research outlined the whys and hows of extending reach of their high-speed internet pipeline to surrounding community groups.

Bucknell Film Screenings for September and October

August 20, 2014

The Bucknell University Film/Media Screenings will host five film series every week this fall — four of them free of charge — as part of the Film/Media Screenings series shown at the Campus Theatre.

BILL Presents Lunch & Learn and Tea & Talk programs

August 19, 2014

The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL) will present several programs as part of the Institute's Lunch & Learn series and the Tea & Talk series this fall.

Gallery Reception Held as LLB-Themed Art Exhibit Heads for Home

August 19, 2014

A “meet the artist” reception was held Monday for a colorful campus exhibit that celebrates popular culture and this year’s 75th anniversary of Little League Baseball. “Collective Pop,” featuring the work of Charles Fazzino and Lycoming County school students, continues in The Gallery at Penn College through Sunday. Hours for the gallery, on the third […]

Meet the Class of 2018

August 18, 2014

Bucknell University's Class of 2018 includes a Gates Millennium Scholar and the co-creator of an educational computer game.

Brown Library Approved for Educational Tax Credit Program

1 week 1 day ago

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is an approved Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). more»

Buoyant Reception Greets Students, Start of New Semester

August 17, 2014

Penn College’s “Welcome Weekend,” held Saturday and Sunday on main campus, gently and helpfully guided new and returning students toward the start of classes. Student leaders, faculty/staff and alumni – all wearing T-shirts identifying them as the go-to gang to satisfy any last-minute questions – offered a collectively friendly face to the Fall 2014 members […]

Cool Class: Exploring Innovation Across Disciplines

August 15, 2014

In this cool class, Bucknell students learn that innovation is all around us.

Welcome to Penn College!

August 15, 2014

Blue skies and blue shirts will greet new students and their families as they arrive at Penn College for Welcome Weekend on Saturday, helping demystify the wheres, whys and hows of transitioning into campus life. more»

Local Cry of ‘Play Ball’ Echoes ’round the World

August 14, 2014

Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour, chair of the Little League International Board of Directors during the organization’s milestone 75th year, participated in inaugural ceremonies for the 68th annual Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport on Thursday morning. more»

Penn College, Little League Celebrate Anniversaries in ‘Grand Slam’ Fashion

August 14, 2014

Soggy turned to sunny just in time Wednesday for Pennsylvania College of Technology to once again welcome visitors to Williamsport for the Little League Baseball World Series. On the evening before play begins in South Williamsport, the college hosted its traditional cookout for the Series teams on the lawn outside the Bush Campus Center. Little […]

Rewards of Research

August 13, 2014

Bucknell students took home all three top prizes at the fourth annual Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Summer Research: Revealing a Riverbed

August 12, 2014

Tucker Cottrell '16, Erin Cox '15 and Professor Jessica Newlin, civil engineering, spent this summer doing river research.

Governor Joins College President, Others at Regional Site of Power Plant

August 12, 2014

Ceremonially breaking ground Tuesday morning for Panda Power Funds’ Patriot Energy Center in Clinton Township, Lycoming County, are (from left in left photo): State Rep. more»

Shields to Receive National Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution

August 11, 2014

The American Chemical Society recognizes George Shields, dean of Bucknell's College of Arts & Sciences, for his integration of teaching and research.

BILL Fall Session Begins Sept. 22; Registration Opens Aug. 11

August 11, 2014

The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning will begin its fall term 2014 session on Sept. 22, and run through Oct. 31. Registration begins Aug. 11 for a selection of 22 courses.

“Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad”

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September 1 – 30, 2014

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Penn College Holds Summer Commencement

August 9, 2014

Pennsylvania College of Technology held its Summer Commencement ceremony Saturday morning at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. Kaitlin M. Savidge, of Northumberland, who received an Associate of Applied Science degree in emergency medical services, was the student speaker for the 11 a.m. event. More than 200 degrees were conferred by college President Davie […]

Cool Class: MLK and the Beloved Community

August 8, 2014

Bucknell students reinvigorate Martin Luther King's "beloved community."

PFEW Guests Scour Campus in Race for Answers

August 7, 2014

Participants in Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, being held at Penn College through Saturday, mixed facts and fun Wednesday as they took a closer look at the innovative majors and impressive facilities of their host campus. more»

Muncy Historical Society’s “Under the Night Sky – Half the Park is After Dark” Event

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This reproduction canal cargo boat was removed from the PA Canal Society Easton, PA facility in January 2012 by Muncy Historical Society volunteers. It is being reconstructed near the historic canal at the Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail, 601 Pepper Street, Muncy Creek Township. Image Provided.

On Friday, August 15 at 7 p.m., the Muncy Historical Society will host its third “Under the Night Sky” event at the Society’s Heritage Park and Nature Trail, 601 Pepper Street, Muncy. In the event of inclement weather, the evening’s activities will be moved to Saturday, August 16, also beginning at 7 p.m. more»

College for Kids

August 7, 2014

While most Lycoming College students are enjoying their summer breaks, the campus continues to serve as an environment for learning. more»

Citizens & Northern Commits $25,000 to WASDEF Campaign

August 6, 2014

AUG. 7, 2014 — Citizens & Northern Bank announced its $25,000 commitment to the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation's Return to Glory Capital Campaign Thursday morning. The Wellsboro-based bank will make its contribution over a five-year period.

Citizens & Northern Commits $25,000 to WASDEF Campaign

August 6, 2014

AUG. 7, 2014 — Citizens & Northern Bank announced its $25,000 commitment to the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation's Return to Glory Capital Campaign Thursday morning. The Wellsboro-based bank will make its contribution over a five-year period.

Assistant Superintendent Hired at WASD

August 5, 2014

AUG. 5, 2014 — Peter D. Chapla was hired as assistant superintendent for the Williamsport Area School District during the Aug. 5, 2014, school board meeting. Chapla comes to the district from Valley View School District in Lackawanna County, where he most recently served as principal of that district's high school since 2011.

Assistant Superintendent Hired at WASD

August 5, 2014

AUG. 5, 2014 — Peter D. Chapla was hired as assistant superintendent for the Williamsport Area School District during the Aug. 5, 2014, school board meeting. Chapla comes to the district from Valley View School District in Lackawanna County, where he most recently served as principal of that district's high school since 2011.

Summer Research: Sight, Sound & Perception

August 5, 2014

How do sight and sound interact? Alexis Mook '15 and Ian Wellington '15 are finding out. 

Human Resources Director Appointed at WASD

August 5, 2014

AUG. 5, 2014 — Anne R. Logue was appointed as human resources director for Williamsport Area School District during the Aug. 5 school board meeting. Logue comes to the position from within the district, where she most recently served as the director of educational data analysis since 2011.

Human Resources Director Appointed at WASD

August 5, 2014

AUG. 5, 2014 — Anne R. Logue was appointed as human resources director for Williamsport Area School District during the Aug. 5 school board meeting. Logue comes to the position from within the district, where she most recently served as the director of educational data analysis since 2011.

Universal Breakfast Program Discontinued for 2014-15 School Year

August 5, 2014

AUG. 5, 2014 – In order to reduce future losses in the district’s food service program, the Williamsport Area School District is discontinuing the Universal Breakfast Program beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

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