Lycoming students present at conference

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Eight Lycoming College students presented research papers at Moravian College’s eighth annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, which was held Dec. 7 in Bethlehem, Pa.

The students were accompanied by Cullen Chandler, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of history, and Todd Preston, Ph.D., associate professor of English.

Participating Lycoming students included seniors Hailey Greiner, of Altoona, Pa.; Cory Keena, of Lee Center, N.Y.; Julie Polcrack, of Shunk, Pa.; Chelsea Watts, of Manchester, Maine; and Victoria Yuskaitis, of Sparta, N.J.; and juniors Josh Chamberlain, of Kittanning, Pa.; Amanda Copher, of Columbus, Ohio; and Benjamin Toth, of North Granby, Conn.

The conference provides students with the opportunity to present their research in a professional setting to peers and faculty from across the region and the country.

The day-long event is one of the nation’s few undergraduate conferences that is focused on the humanities and was the first to feature medieval and early modern studies. This year, it drew more than 60 students from New York to Florida.