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2015 LLWS Coverage

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High expectations: 2015 Lycoming College men’s soccer preview

The Warriors open the 2015 season on Tuesday against Eastern.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After two of the most successful campaigns in program history, the Lycoming College men’s soccer team is out to prove it is one of the best teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region in 2015. With games scheduled against three teams in the preseason national rankings, the Warriors will have the chance to prove just that.

Brunches Return to Le Jeune Chef Restaurant

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Williamsport, PA - Sunday brunches are set to return this fall to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, the casual fine-dining facility that provides a live learning lab for students in the college’s hospitality-related majors.

Cutters Seven Game Winning Streak Snapped by Batavia

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Williamsport, PA - The Williamsport Crosscutters had their seven game winning streak snapped on Thursday night against the Batavia Muckdogs. Batavia picked up the 3-2 win in the bottom of the 12th inning. The Cutters magic number for clinching the division stays at five with West Virginia winning. Williamsport holds a 7 game lead over second place West Virginia in the Pinckney Division.

The Crosscutters fell behind in the bottom of the third inning against the Muckdogs. Williamsport starter Franklyn Kilome allowed a pair of singles including a walk that would lead to Batavia going up 2-0. The Cutters defense came up big for Kilome turning a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning. Luis Espiritu looked to give the Cutters a chance to get onto the scoreboard as he lead off the third inning with a single. Espiritu would be stranded at second Williamsport had very few chances through the early portions of the game to try and tie things up.

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., joins libraries across the nation to make sure that every child has the most important school supply of all, a free library card.

It has been estimated that two-thirds of our most vulnerable citizens, children living in poverty, have no books at home and the number of families in poverty is on the rise. Children of all ages who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. The Brown Library realizes the impact of reading in the home and encourages community members to apply for a library card today. Peanuts cartoon favorite Snoopy is the 2015 Honorary Chair for Library Card Sign-up Month.

Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where customers can collaborate using new technologies, or just relax with peers. The Brown Library has numerous resources available to anyone who has a library card. Students and parents can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable staff.

Lycoming College to host College Night for area high school students

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College will host College Night, sponsored by the Lycoming County Counselors Association, on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Recreation Center. Area high school students interested in continuing their education will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 65 institutions of higher education. The annual event is free and open to the public.

"We’re excited partner with the Lycoming County Counselors Association for this event," said Jason Moran, director of admissions. "It’s a valuable opportunity for college-bound students to be able to connect with a variety of colleges, universities and technical schools, all in one evening."

Lycoming College holds new student convocation

New-student-convocation: The Lycoming College Class of 2019 processes from the David B. Sykes gates to the upper quad on campus, a tradition for all incoming classes at Lycoming College.

New-student-convocation-with-faculty: Faculty and staff welcome the Lycoming College Class of 2019 as they processes from the David B. Sykes gates to the upper quad on campus, a tradition for all incoming classes at Lycoming College.

President Kent Trachte gives a charge to the Lycoming College Class of 2019 at new student convocation on Aug. 21.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College welcomed the class of 2019 to campus during its annual New Student Convocation on Friday, Aug. 21. The traditional ceremony marked the beginning of the academic year and was held on the college’s upper quad near Clarke Chapel.

Library receives First Community Foundation Partnership grant for teen ‘life hacks’ program

Melissa Rowse, assistant director of the James V. Brown Library, is shown with Frank Pellegrino, chair of the First Community Foundation Partnership of PA during the recent grant reception at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The Brown Library was the recipient of FCFP Mini Grant funding for a new “Life Hacks – Life Skills for Teens” program.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., recently was the recipient of a nearly $6,000 grant to implement a new monthly “Life Hacks – Life Skills for Teens” program.

Penn College Chemistry Professor Presents at Teaching Conference

Kelly B. Butzler
Williamsport, PA - Kelly B. Butzler, associate professor of chemistry at Pennsylvania College of Technology, presented at the 12th annual Teaching Professor Technology Conference, held recently in Atlanta.

Her presentation topic was “Take Note! The Synergistic Effects of Metacognition and the Flipped Classroom.” Butzler is an avid educational advocate for “flipped classrooms” – a blended learning approach to standard classrooms.

Flipped classrooms move lectures online – outside of class – and move assignments into the classroom, where teachers can provide guidance and answer questions. Butzler introduced self-regulated learning tools into her flipped classrooms to help students learn to reflect on their thinking processes.

A resident of Jersey Shore and a native of Red Lion, Butzler has taught at Penn College for 16 years. She holds a Doctorate of Education, specializing in e-learning, from Northcentral University; a master’s degree in organic chemistry; a bachelor’s degree in science education from North Carolina State University; and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Gettysburg College.