It seems almost stereotypical: a college senior studying in a coffee shop, except there was not much studying going on.
Lycoming College student Mike Kane, of Montoursville, was late on a final paper for one class and should have been studying for a final for another class the next day, yet near the end of the fall semester, what was on his mind was "trying feverishly not to study."
To accomplish that, he spent his afternoon talking to the people in Alabaster Coffee Roaster and Tea Co.
Lycoming College student Mike Kane, of Montoursville.
He explained he typically has been a better student.
Kane is majoring in economics and minoring in environmental science, but his future plans are to work in campus ministry.
He has been involved with Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) at Lycoming College. In February, he will be attending the Jubilee conference in Pittsburgh.
When he started at the college, he considered taking religion as a major, but he could not tell where he was being called, so he pursued economics.
"I have a passion telling people about the gift I've been given - the good news of the Gospel," Kane said.
After graduation, he does not know where he wants to go, but he does want to stay involved with campus ministry, although not as a pastor.
"I want to work with college students on how to share the news with other college students," he said.
Many students entering college have a perception about student life they received from Animal House or MTV, he said.
"For me, college isn't that," Kane said. "I've grown a lot. If you're not doing what's on MTV, you're not doing it wrong."