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February 22, 2008
Vol. 49 No. 16

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Invisible Children

Invisible Children raises funds for refugee children in Uganda. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. in Bogar Hall Room 102. For more information, contact junior Sarah Fiorini.


The ShUmanitarians and Susquehanna's Student Athletic Committee will host a volleyball tournament starting at noon on April 6 in the field house.

Ninety percent of proceeds raised will be donated to the Nothing But Nets cause, and the other 10 percent will be awarded to the winning team as a prize.

The entry fee is $40 per team.
Nothing But Nets is a grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa.

Sign up by e-mailing a team name and individuals on your team to senior Joseph Shannon as soon as possible.

Dance Corps

The Susquehanna University Dance Corps will hold a Basket Bingo at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 in the Meeting Rooms in?Degenstein Campus Center.

The event is open to faculty, staff, students and the community. All participants will be entered into prize drawings, and winners will receive a themed basket.

The cost to play bingo is $5, and all proceeds go to additional funding for the club's supplies.

Kappa Delta

Kappa Delta will host their Annual Shamrock Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament for the prevention of child abuse from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 in the field house of the Garrett Sports Complex.

There will also be food and raffles. A new addition to the event is a Kid's Corner, with games, prizes and face painting for the young ones.

Eighty percent of the funds collected will benefit our local child abuse prevention program, Snyder County Children and Youth Services. The remaining 20 percent will go to the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse for nationwide public awareness programs.

For more information or to sign up a team, contact junior Lindsay Simoncavage.

Alpha Phi Omega

In honor of International Polar Bear Day, Alpha Phi Omega will adopt a real polar bear from the World Wildlife Fund.

Alpha Phi Omega will collect donations and offer prizes at a table in the lower level of the Degenstein Campus Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Feb. 27.

There will be raffle chances for sale to win gift cards to local businesses, as well.

Additionally, Alpha Phi Omega will sponsor a Silpada Jewelry Sale fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 at its house at 402 University Ave.

The jewelry comes in both women's and men's styles. All are welcome to attend.
Styles may be previewed at

For more information or to place an order if unable to attend, contact junior Ashley Pendleton.

Phi Mu Delta

On Feb. 13, Phi Mu Delta helped Alpha Phi Omega with its Valentine's Day Dance at Grayson View Retirement Home.

On Saturday, Feb. 16, 17 members of Phi Mu Delta were available to help clean up an old canal lock outside Northumberland.?It was an effort to preserve local history and expose young people to the "super highway"?before the modern roadway system took over. The lock was just one part of the North Branch Canal system.


Charlie's Coffeehouse will host two showings of "P.S. I Love You" on Friday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Popcorn will be provided to viewers. The movie will be shown again on Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Sigma Phi Epsilon would like to congratulate its new members, freshmen Michael Nguyen, Andrew Schultz, Charlie Siegler and sophomore Chase Perkins.

These members make up the Gamma Theta class of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Sigma Kappa

Sigma Kappa would like to congratulate sophomore Elizabeth Lawrence for being named Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week for women's track and field during the week of Feb. 11.

Sigma Kappa would also like to congratulate senior Julie Yingling and her relay team for placing fourth in the 400 freestyle relay at Landmark Conference Swim Championships.

Congratulations also to senior Abby Letterese for placing second and junior Amy Thiele for placing sixth in the 400 IM at Landmark Conference Swim Championships.

SU Paper Crafts

Are you looking for an outlet for your creativity?

Do you like scrapbooking or making homemade greeting cards?

Do you need to create a scrapbook for a club or organization?

Join SU Paper Crafts for our first meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 in Meeting Room 3 in Degenstein Campus Center.

For more information, contact junior Kalyn Kepner.


The Admissions Office is looking for Susquehanna students to serve as hosts for high school students who wish to spend the night here.

For more information or to sign up, contact Assistant Director of Admissions Jenny Ruth Hawbaker.

Activities Fair

The Admissions Office is hosting an Activities Fair at the Accepted Students Open House on April 5.

To sign up for a table to distribute information, contact senior Kelly Leighton.


The Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness will hold meetings every Monday at 9 p.m. in Shearer Dining Room 1 in Degenstein Campus Center. New members are welcome, and all meetings are conducted in English.

For more information, contact senior Joseph Shannon.


All student organization leaders and treasurers should note that budget hearings for the 2008-09 school year will be held Wednesday, March 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Thursday, March 13 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, March 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Thursday, March 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The sign-up sheet for these hearings is posted outside the SGA office. Please contact senior James Baublitz with questions or concerns.

SGA is also seeking a current sophomore to become the new junior student representative to the Susquehanna University Board of Trustees in order to represent the student body.

SGA will be holding elections at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 10 for this position. The student representative must currently be a full-time sophomore with a minimum GPA of 2.50.

The student will be required to give a two-minute speech at the SGA meeting detailing why he or she should be considered for the position. For more information, please contact senior Amanda Nagy or junior Jamie Malachowski.



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