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Kopec Leads Groundbreaking Research Team in Arctic

Ben Kopec's research into the effects on melting Arctic sea ice on precipitation finds that as sea ice diminishes, more precipitation falls in the Arctic, which could have major implications for global climate. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Love of History Leads Hedges to TV Career

The seeds of Mellissa Betts Hedges’ career as a producer for the television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” were planted when she took an African History course as a first-year student.

French Film Festival Comes to Susquehanna

Susquehanna University’s Department of Modern Languages will present a French Film Festival from Jan. 27 through Feb. 23. All films are open to the public and presented free of charge, thanks to support from the FACE (French-American Cultural Exchange) Foundation.

MLK Commemoration to Feature Award-Winning Journalist

Each year, Susquehanna University celebrates the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with Winter Convocation, a program of music, performance and reflection. The 2016 program will feature a keynote address, titled From Jim Crow America to Apartheid South Africa and Beyond: An Activist Journalist’s Journey, by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an award-winning correspondent with more than 40 years in the industry.

Students Place Among Top in Investment Contest

Two seniors in the Sigmund Weis School of Business finished in the top 25 in a worldwide investment competition, placing Susquehanna University among the top 25 in the competition.

Fincke to Have Three Books Published

Creative writing professor Gary Fincke, founding director of the Writers Institute, will have three books of poetry and short stories published in the coming year.

Celebrating the French Language, Susquehanna Style

St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Kwanzaa—these cultural celebrations are found on most commonly used calendars. But Journée de la Francophonie, or “French-Speaking Day”? Not so much. Associate Professor of French Lynn Palermo and her French Conversation and Phonetics class set out to change that recently with Susquehanna’s third annual French-speaking festival.

Susquehanna Ranks #12 in Annual Study Abroad Survey

Susquehanna ranks among the best in the nation for undergraduate participation in study abroad, according to the Open Doors 2015 annual report on student mobility, released Nov. 16 by the Institute for International Education (IIE).

Economics Scholar Talks Free Market Environmentalism at SU

Carrie Kerekes will present the second installment of the Liberty and Economic Freedom Speakers Series at Susquehanna University this year. Her lecture, titled Free Market Environmentalism, begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Isaacs Auditorium of Seibert Hall.

Susquehanna Theatre Presents Her Naked Skin

Susquehanna University’s Department of Theatre will present Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s Her Naked Skin Nov. 19–21 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22, in Degenstein Center Theater.

Alumni Connection Leads to Deloitte Internship

In her role as a leadership development intern for Deloitte, psychology major Danielle Boutwell is experiencing firsthand the benefits of having a strong collegiate alumni network.

Recent Grad Melds Internship into Business Career

Patrick Brown ’15 spent 10 weeks interning at Bloomberg L.P. as a data analyst intern and just weeks after his graduation from Susquehanna University, he began a full-time job at Bloomberg L.P. in the same role, a direct benefit of his internship.

Alumnus Enjoys Sweet Career With Hershey

Three weeks after graduating from Susquehanna University in 1983, Mark Dieffenbach was working as a sales representative selling Hershey products. That was 31 years ago, and he’s never looked back.

University Breaks Ground for New Admissions House

Susquehanna University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Admissions House on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of University Avenue and the entrance to the university’s main parking lot. The $7 million project will be fully funded by contributions from Susquehanna’s Board of Trustees. Construction will begin in the spring and is scheduled to be completed by the last quarter of 2016.

Waterways and Trout Decline Are Topics for EcoChallenge

Avid fisherman and retired physician William Yingling, M.D., will speak at Susquehanna University Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. and introduce the screening of Waterways, a documentary about the importance of the human relationship with water.

Blast-Off for Science Education

A course called The Sciences gives future educators hands-on experience engaging young learners in the study of biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics.

Annual Visual Art Competition and Exhibition Set to Open

The annual, national, juried figurative drawing and painting competition and exhibition will open in Susquehanna University’s Lore Degenstein Gallery on Oct. 24 with an opening reception from 7–9 p.m. The exhibition will run through Dec. 11.

Lecture Explores Marriage Equality Movements

Political science scholar Helma de Vries-Jordan will present a lecture on the marriage equality movement in different countries on Oct. 29 at Susquehanna University.

Schmidt Lecture on Ethics to Explore Medical Marijuana Use

David Casarett will discuss the potential uses of medical marijuana in modern medicine during a talk titled Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. His presentation, which is free and open to the public, is the university’s 2015 Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lecture in Ethics.

Claritas Speaker to Discuss Biocompatible Electronics

John A. Rogers will present Susquehanna’s 2015 Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences. The free, public lecture, titled Electronics for the Human Body, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

Valerie Naranjo to Perform at Susquehanna

Percussionist, vocalist and composer Valerie Naranjo will perform at Susquehanna University as part of the Martha Barker Blessing Musicians-in-Residence Series, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Weis Partners Lecture Explores the Nature of Capitalism

David Kendall, professor of economics and finance and chair of the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, will address criticisms of capitalism and examine its benefits and drawbacks during Susquehanna University’s Annual Sigmund Weis Partners Lecture on Sept. 29.

Graduate Wins Second Emmy

Alumnus Craig Housenick won his second Emmy for his outstanding lighting work on NBC’s The Voice. He also won the award in 2013.

Susquehanna Theatre Presents A Catered Affair

The Department of Theatre at Susquehanna University will present "A Catered Affair" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1–3 and Oct. 4 at 2:30 p.m. The performance will be held in Degenstein Center Theater in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center.

Photos Sought for Exhibit of LGBTQ Families

Susquehanna University is soliciting local photo submissions for a month-long photo exhibition in October titled Love Makes a Family: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Their Families. Photo submissions are due Sept. 25.

30 Things to Do within 30 Minutes

Animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, shopaholics and more can always find something to do within a short drive of Susquehanna University.

Snyder County District Attorney Discusses Modern Crime Control

As district attorney for Snyder County, Mike Piecuch knows a thing or two about crime control. On Thursday, Sept. 24, he will present the lecture Law and Order in the 21st Century: New Approaches to Crime Control and Prevention, sponsored by Susquehanna University’s Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society.

First-Year Students GIVE Back

Plans are underway for first-year students to be introduced to the university’s service tradition through SU GIVE (Susquehanna University: Get Into Volunteer Experiences).

Exhibition Showcases the International Language of Stickers

The Lore Degenstein Gallery will present Rewriting the Streets: The International Language of Stickers from Sept. 5–Oct. 11. Incorporating the finest examples from two collectors this traveling exhibition includes more than 800 original, unused stickers grouped by artists, themes, dates and geographic locations.