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Ancient Maya site investigated for future archaeological project and fieldwork opportunities for Lycoming College students
This past summer, Jessica Munson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Latin American Archaeology, and archaeology and anthropology major Jackie Croteau, spent several weeks in what is now the department of Peten, Guatemala, to review the plazas, palace complexes and stela that have already been excavated and evaluate the potential for additional discoveries at the pre-Columbian Maya center of Altar de Sacrificios, an area populated from about 900 B.C. to 950 A.D.
New U.S. markets for Lycoming College's Warrior Blue coffee prompted faculty and staff to purchase eight 100-pound bags of coffee from the coffee farms in the Dominican Republic during a trip in May. The new retail markets represent a significant growth since last year, when the group purchased only one bag for its newest line of coffees.
The beauty of the Vietnamese countryside, the breathtaking pace of bustling cities and the cultural differences drew the attention of art students from Lycoming College who traveled to the Asian country. Several professors accompanied the students to teach classes in photography, drawing and painting.
Several Lycoming College students traveled to Spain over spring break to learn more about its culture and improve Spanish language skills.
Samantha Raup earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to teach in Senegal during the 2016-2017 academic year.
As part of a tropical marine biology May Term course, several Lycoming College students traveled to the Roatan Institute of Marine Science in Honduras.
Eight Lycoming College students recently traveled to Ireland for the "Being Irish: an exploration of identity and cultural issues in Irish and Irish-American people" May term course. During their 10-day trip, they explored several towns in Ireland, including Bective Abbey, Trim, Rath Cairn, Loughcrew and Tara.
Ten Lycoming College students recently traveled to Europe for the Institute for Management Studies European Business Experience May term course. During their 10 day trip, the students explored London, England; Brussels, Belgium; Bruges, Belgium; and Reykjavik, Iceland, where they visited various business, government and cultural sights.
Area students participated in several unique study abroad programs during Lycoming College's month-long May Term. Students studying art and environmental psychology journeyed to Central America, while those taking the Medieval Germany course offered by the history and modern language studies departments found themselves travelling from Aachen to Bamberg. The following students participated in the program: