Faculty Band Rocks Atlantic City, Raises Money For Student Research
Susquehanna’s faculty rock band, Faculty Lounge, was one of the headliners at Profapalooza, a concert hosted by the House of Blues in Atlantic City.
Faculty Lounge includes lead singer David Imhoof, associate professor and chair of the Department of History; bassist Terry Winegar, professor and dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences; guitarist Laurence Roth, associate professor of English and Jewish studies; and drummer Patrick Long, associate professor of music.
The foursome began Faculty Lounge in August 2002, and since then it has grown in popularity both on and off campus. The group has performed at numerous charitable events, including Rock 4 Relief, Rock for a Change (a Get Out the Vote event), SU Rocks for Hurricane Survivors and Relay for Life. Students have even created a Facebook fan club for the band.
The March 6 Profapalooza concert also featured faculty bands from Stockton College and Colgate University. The idea for Profapalooza took shape after an article was written in The Chronicle of Higher Education on faculty rock bands.
Faculty Lounge donated its portion of the Profapalooza proceeds to student research. “We all believe that research by faculty members and by students is one of the most important things that happen on this campus,” Imhoof says.
Contributing writers to the People & Places section are Sondra Zanetto ’09 and Julie Buckingham ’09.