Local students featured
in literary magazine
Several local students were recently featured in Lycoming College's literary magazine, Tributary.
Tributary features student writing and photography and gives creative writing majors the experience of performing hands-on editorial work.
The following students were featured:
Kayla Sassaman of Selinsgrove, a senior creative writing and music major, with the poem "Sonnet Series."
Phoebe Wagner of Muncy, a sophomore creative writing major, with the poem "Grandparents' House," fiction piece "Trickster Shop" and photographs "Winter" and "Enjoy the Lights." Wagner's photograph "Enjoy the Lights" was featured on the cover and chosen by the Tributary Staff to receive the Art Prize.
Jonah Milliken of Williamsport, a sophomore general studies major, with the poems "Leaves" and "You Know."
Brooke Long of Lock Haven, a sophomore art major, with the mixed media piece "Untitled."
Local students inducted
into LHU honor society
LOCK HAVEN - The Lock Haven University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi welcomed new members at its 2012 dinner and induction ceremony. The class of initiates into Chapter 179 of Phi Kappa Phi consisted of 26 students and two faculty members.
The induction ceremony took place April 15 in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference center.
Local students include Stephanie Rathgeber, Megan Martin, Loretta Dickson and Adam Winfield Scott Frear, Lock Haven; Alexa Lleyellyn, Molly Mansuy Perchinski, Amy M. Pardee and Jody J. Schefsky, Williamsport; Jennifer Frantz and Cassandra Marzzacco, Hughesville; Cornell Lorson, Linden; Christine Remley, Lewisburg; Emily Miller, Loganton; Frances Yeager, Mill Hall; Jillian Best, Jersey Shore; and Kassy Shenberger, Cogan Station.
Lycoming College ranked among
top colleges in region for selectivity
Lycoming College has been ranked by Business First magazine as one of the 50 most selective institutions in their coverage area.
Business First, based in Buffalo, N.Y., analyzed the 2010 admissions figures for 98 four-year colleges within their Western and Upstate New York, Northern and Western Pennsylvania, and Northeastern Ohio coverage zone.
Colleges were evaluated based on the percentage of admitted applicants and scores on college-entrance examinations. Institutions were then compared to national averages. The study was limited to schools that processed at least 1,000 applications. Lycoming ranked 46th on the list.
Dana Diehl, of Williamsport, was awarded The Juliet Gibson Memorial Award recently for work published in RiverCraft, a literary magazine at Susquehanna University featuring fiction and poetry.
Each year, an alumni returns to read and judge for pieces written for RiverCraft. This year's alumnus was Jennifer Perrine, a 2000 graduate of Susquehanna, whose most recent work is "In the Human Zoo," a collection of poems.
The award, presented annually, was established in 1988 in honor of Juliet Gibson, a student editor who died in 1987.
Diehl, a senior majoring in creative writing at Susquehanna, is a 2008 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School and the daughter of Diane and Jim Diehl.
Jersey Shore artist
part of LHU exhibit
LOCK HAVEN - On April 25, the Lock Haven University Art Department hosted the opening reception for the art exhibition of works created by graduating Lock Haven University art majors.
One of the featured artists was Helen Rogers of Jersey Shore.
The exhibit included drawings, photographs, fashion design and graphic design.
Rogers majored in Graphic and Online Design at LHU and is showing design, digital art and photography.
Her digital art focuses on creating unique symbolic forms that represent specific individuals' creative unconscious. She believes every person is unique and her goal is to show this individuality through her mandala forms. Through photography, she captures images of simple, everyday objects aiming to show the mundane in a different light.
Jersey Shore graduate
named outstanding scholar
Robert Watson Jr., son of Robert Watson Sr. and Jill Watson of Jersey Shore, was recently named a 2011-12 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Robert is studying information technology in RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences and is a graduate of Jersey Shore Area High School.
Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Awards are presented to students who have achieved the distinction of maintaining a minimum university grade point average of 3.85 out of a possible 4.0 and completed at least 125 quarter credit hours of study, nearly two-thirds of the credit hours required for a baccalaureate degree.
Selection also is based on factors complementing academic achievement, such as creative work, service on student committees, civic activities, employment and independent research.