Lycoming Engines’ plan to develop a first-of-its-kind airplane engine soon

Lycoming County CommissionersWilliamsport – Lycoming Engines’ plan to develop a first-of-its-kind airplane engine soon will have the official support of the Lycoming County commissioners.

On Thursday, the commissioners are expected to support the acquisition of a $1.5 million state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project grant.

The grant will be used by the company to continue development of a fully integrated electronic airplane engine, Lycoming Engines controller David Dawes told the commissioners Tuesday.

The company has been working on the engine for about two years, Dawes said.

The new technology will allow adjustments to be made to the engine electronically, rather than manually, as they are now, he said.

That will make the engine safer by allowing the pilot to concentrate of flying the aircraft, he said.

It also will make the engine more fuel-efficient by automatically making adjustments as soon as they are needed, he said.


Lycoming lacrosse outlasts Etown 11-8, extend streak to eight

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — Dan Conkright sparked a six goal run for the Lycoming College men’s lacrosse team as it defeated Middle Atlantic Conference foe Elizabethtown 11-8 on Tuesday, April 14. Conkright stripped a Blue Jay midfielder on a clear and transition the ball back to the offensive end.The win improves Lycoming to 9-4 overall and 7-1 in the MAC, giving the 2009 team the longest win streak in the team’s history. Elizabethtown slips to 8-3 and 4-3 in the league.

It took some time for either team to get its offense rolling, but Lycoming was first on the board behind a goal by Ricky DeNenno at 8:44. The Jays found the net twice in a row before Ethan Payne struck two of his three goals back to back, giving Lycoming a 3-2 lead. Payne’s second goal was assisted by Steve Henz, Etown knotted the score at three all before DeNenno ended the first quarter with a goal at 2:44.

The second period started out with a tying goal at 14:38. Halfway through the period, Conkright snatched the momentum for the Warriors on his caused turnover. After passing it back to the offensive end, Nate Walter put his first goal of the day, assisted by Conway. DeNenno tallied the next two goals of the game at 7:01 and 5:51 to give the Lycoming squad a 7-4 lead. Both DeNenno goals were assisted, the first going to Ed Williams and the second helper from Payne. Walter and DeNenno wrapped up first half scoring for Lycoming at 1:38 on the Walter goal and DeNenno scored with just 41 ticks left on the clock. Payne had his second assist of the game on the Walter tally.

Both squads grinded through the third stanza before the Jays found the only goal of the quarter with 2:41 left, closing the gap to 10-5 Lycoming. Etown continued to close the gap to 10-8 before Ethan Payne scored his third and final goal of the game with 5:17 left in the game to seal the Lycoming victory 11-8.

In the cage, Kyle Gilfoy had a brilliant day, making big time saves in big time situations. He finished the day with 11 and held the Warrior transition game go 16-18. Lycoming tallied two man up goals. At the faceoff square, Mike Doherty went 14-18 and picked up eight groundballs.

Lycoming is back on the field on Saturday, April 18 when it hosts longtime rival Widener University on Senior Day. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m.

Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
2009 Lycoming Lacrosse
Lycoming College vs Elizabethtown Coll. (Apr 14, 2009 at
Elizabethtown, PA) Lycoming College (9-4, 7-1 MAC) vs. Elizabethtown Coll. (8-3, 4-3 MAC)
Date: Apr 14, 2009 Location: Elizabethtown, PA Stadium: Wolf Field

Attendance:125 Start time:4:00 pm End time:5:45 pm Total time:1:45
Lycoming College…. 4 6 0 1 – 11
Elizabethtown Coll.. 3 1 1 3 – 8

Lycoming College SCORING: GOALS: Rick DeNenno 5; Ethan Payne 3; Nathan
Walter 2; Shea Conway 1.
ASSISTS: Ethan Payne 2; Edward Williams 2; Shea Conway 1; Steven Henz
1; Nathan Walter 1.

Elizabethtown Coll. SCORING: GOALS: Aaron Weber 4; Ryan McCafferty 2;
Greg Kenneally 1; Ben Landis 1.
ASSISTS: Aaron Weber 2; Josh Dougherty 1; Keith Staulters 1.

Lycoming College GROUND BALLS: Michael Doherty 8; Chris Berube 4;
Daniel Conkright 3; Kevin Devenney 3; JP Earp 3; Jarrett Hesse 3;
Nathan Walter 3; Rick DeNenno 2; Edward Williams 2; Shea Conway 1;
Kyle Gilfoy 1; David Labagh 1; Kevin Pfister 1; Bradley Schaeffer 1.

Elizabethtown Coll. GROUND BALLS: Josh Dougherty 5; Brent Campbell 3;
Greg Kenneally 3; Mike Kenneally 3; Ryan McCafferty 3; Brian Wenger 3;
Chris Day 2; Aaron Weber 2; Shawn Corcoran 1; Jon Day 1; Derek Karsten
1; Hunter Malick 1; Phil Robinson 1; Shakir Saunders 1.

Lycoming College TURNOVERS CAUSED: JB Campanella 2; Daniel Conkright
2; JP Earp 2; Kevin Devenney 1; Edward Williams 1.
Elizabethtown Coll. TURNOVERS CAUSED: Josh DoughertSHOTS – Lycoming College 39; Elizabethtown Coll. 28.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Lycoming College 23; Elizabethtown Coll. 19.

PENALTIES – Lycoming College 7/5:00; Elizabethtown Coll. 5/5:00.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES – Lycoming College 2-5; Elizabethtown Coll. 3-7.

TURNOVERS – Lycoming College 27; Elizabethtown Coll. 19.

FACEOFFS – Lycoming College 15-20; Elizabethtown Coll. 5-20.

CLEARS – Lycoming College 16-18; Elizabethtown Coll. 13-20.

GOALIES – LYCOM: Kyle Gilfoy (60:00 minutes, 19 shots-11 saves, 8 GA);
ETOWN: Brendan Corcoran (31:56, 8-5, 3) , Hunter Malick (28:04, 15-7,

Mom Was Right! Facebook Users Have Lower Grades

Echoing warnings from worried parents, a new study says students who use Facebook spend less time studying and have lower grade-point averages (GPAs) than non-Facebook students.

But Aryn Karpinski, a doctoral student in education at Ohio State University and coauthor of the study, cautioned against finding a cause-and-effect connection between Facebook and lower grades. “We can’t say that use of Facebook leads to lower grades and less studying,” Karpinski said, “but we did find a relationship there.”

‘Other Factors Involved’

She added that “there may be other factors involved, such as personality traits, that link Facebook use and lower grades.”

At the same time, Karpinski did say the study showed a “disconnect” between students who “claim that Facebook use doesn’t impact their studies and our finding.” The study, coauthored by Adam Duberstein of Ohio Dominican University, will be presented later this week in San Diego at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association.

The difference was significant, showing that Facebook users had GPAs between 3.0 and 3.5, and nonusers had 3.5 to 4.0. Also, users averaged one to five hours of studying per week, compared to 11 to 15 hours for nonusers.

However, the sample size was relatively small, 219 students at Ohio State. Of those, 148 said they had a Facebook account. About 85 percent of 102 undergrads were Facebook users, as were 52 percent of the 117 graduate students.

The study also found several other differences between users and nonusers. The more hours a student worked at a paying job, the less likely he or she was to use Facebook, but it wasn’t only a factor of having more free time. The more students were involved in extracurricular activities, for example, the more likely they were to use Facebook.

‘A Huge Distraction’

And students whose majors were science, technology, engineering, math or business…

Source Article: News Factor Network

Susquehanna University to Present “The Man Who Came to Dinner”

Selinsgrove – The Susquehanna University Department of Theatre will present the classic American comedy “The Man Who Came to Dinner” April 23 – 26 at the Degenstein Center Theater. Nightly performances begin at 8 p.m.Tickets are free for Susquehanna students, $10 for adults and $8 for non-SU students. They can be purchased at the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center box office by calling 570-372-2787.

“The Man Who Came to Dinner” portrays the consequences when famous 1930s radio personality Sheridan Whiteside finds himself stuck in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stanley in the small town of Messalia, Ohio. Under Whiteside’s reign, the house is taken over by movie stars, serial killers and exotic wildlife, while Whiteside devises desperate schemes to keep his secretary from leaving him for a local reporter.

The show stars Susquehanna senior Matthew Prince as Sheridan Whiteside, with senior Julie Ek as secretary Maggie Cutler, along with a cast full of colorful characters. The 1942 film version of the play starred Monty Woolley, who played Whiteside on Broadway, and Bette Davis, with Ann Sheridan and Jimmy Durante as additional cast members. A 2000 remake placed Nathan Lane in the lead role.

Summing up this three-act favorite by playwrights George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, Director and Associate Professor W. Douglas Powers said, “It’s a loony bin.”

Lycoming College Choir Presenting Concert at Saint John’s-Newberry Church

Lycoming Choir Concert at Saint John's-Newberry Church, 2101 Newberry Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

Lycoming Choir Concert at Saint John's-Newberry Church, 2101 Newberry Street, Williamsport, PA 17701