Friday, January 10, 2014

Lycoming College student teachers participate in mock interviews

Eight Lycoming College student teachers recently participated in mock interviews with teachers and administrators from local school districts. The student teachers are, from left, back row, seniors Andrea Fitzsimmons, Jason Breau, Caleb Huff, Lyndsey Peterson and front row, Danielle Frontz, Briana Wingrove, Jenna Morgan and Melanie Shepheard.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Eight Lycoming College student teachers recently participated in mock interviews with 17 teachers and administrators from six local school districts. The interviews were organized by Marlene Cauley, elementary student teachers supervisor; Melvin Wentzel, secondary student teachers supervisor; and Kristine Datres, placement coordinator, to hone the professional skills of the student teachers and to give them feedback about their performance.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lycoming College to hold open house for the arts

Howard Tran, left, Lycoming College associate professor
and chair of the art department, helps a student work on a sculpture.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College will hold an ARTS@Lycoming open house on Sunday, Jan. 26, for prospective students and their families. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. and the program starts at 12:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Baseball: Prada Returns to Lead Cutters in 2014

Nelson Prada
"The Cutters 2014 season opens on Friday, June 13 as Williamsport hosts the State College Spikes"
The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that Nelson Prada will return to manage the Williamsport Crosscutters, the Phillies short-season class A affiliate, in 2014.

Prada led Williamsport to a record of 37-38 in 2013. Prior to joining the Phillies in 2013, he managed in the Minnesota Twins organization for 8 seasons.  He has compiled an overall record of 473-456.

Joining Prada in the dugout will be pitching coach Aaron Fultz and hitting coach Shawn Williams who have both coached previously in Williamsport.


Major (left) and Jimmy Gehron,
during the first Little League season in 1939.
"Little League Big Legacy Project Aims to Create Massive Mosaic with Images Spanning 75 Years of Little League Memories While Supporting Local Leagues."
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA - Little League Baseball®, the world’s largest youth sports organization, has officially launched its Diamond Anniversary year, announcing an exciting slate of programming that celebrates the fundamental values of the program – community, family, friendly competition and relationships that last a lifetime. Little League® was founded in 1939, when the first Little League game was played in Williamsport, Pa., on June 6 of that year.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Free yoga and live music once a month at Weis Center

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will host yoga sessions accompanied by live music five times during the spring 2014 semester.

Christian Humcke, a junior majoring in music composition at Bucknell, will provide piano music.

All yoga sessions are free and will take place in the Weis Center Lobby from noon to 1 p.m.

The sessions will be held on the third Thursday of the month from January through May: Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15.

Pre-registration is not required; however, participants are asked to come early and bring their own mat.

Yoga instruction will be led by Johanna Kodlick, RYT-200.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

King’s upends Warriors in final seconds

Jr RB Craig Needhammer goes over the top for the score
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Junior Craig Needhammer (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) leapt over the pile to put the Lycoming College football team ahead with 46 seconds left, but just 39 seconds later, King’s College answered to help it to a 28-24 Middle Atlantic Conference win at McCarthy Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 2.

The Seven Pines

The Seven Pines
1117 First Ave
The Seven Pines
This red-brick, center hall colonial was built in 1938 by Frederick and Edith Heim in what became one of the finest neighborhoods in Williamsport.  As president of the Williamsport Savings Institution, Mr. Heim insisted the home was built with the finest materials which included solid oak and pegged hardwood floors, a grand center hall staircase, crown molding in every room, and a large fireplace in the 35-foot long living room.

A Flying Car For Everyone

We are going to have personal air vehicles that are both cars and planes, at least that’s Missy Cummings’s vision of the future. It’s basically the intersection of a drone with a robotic car, so that your plane is also your car, but the big leap in technology is that you are actually driving neither, says the Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Drones have a negative bias in the media, says Cummings, because they are essentially seen as spy cameras. But most people don’t realise that when they are on a plane they are effectively travelling on a drone. The fly-by-wire technology that exists on all Airbus and many Boeing craft is the exact same technology that exists on drones.

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The Smarter You Are, The Stupider You Are

Education is necessary if democracy is to flourish. What good is the free flow of information if people can't make sense of it? How can you vote your own interests if you don't understand the consequences of policy choices? How can you know what's best for you or your community?

A recent study by Yale's Dan M. Kahan and colleagues might be thought to call these truisms of democratic political culture into question. According to the finding, the better you are at reasoning numerically, the more likely you are to let your political bias skew your quantitative reasoning.

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NSA File Decoded - What the revelations mean for you

When Edward Snowden met journalists in his cramped room in Hong Kong's Mira hotel in June, his mission was ambitious. Amid the clutter of laundry, meal trays and his four laptops, he wanted to start a debate about mass surveillance.

He succeeded beyond anything the journalists or Snowden himself ever imagined. His disclosures about the NSA resonated with Americans from day one. But they also exploded round the world.

For some, like Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, it is a vitally important issue, one of the biggest of our time: nothing less than the defence of democracy in the digital age.

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