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Special Events

Climate Change: What’s Faith Got to Do With It

Oct. 7, 2014 
8 p.m.
Charlie's

Religious institutions are at crossroads as they consider their futures in a world that seems to have less and less time or patience with culture wars or faith communities caught up their own survival.

Our planet has already changed, and we need to see how to develop faith communities that are relevant to our times and the people we serve, particularly the young generation.

At this event, performance activist Peterson Toscano, University Chaplain Scott Kershner, and Director of Jewish Life Rabbi Kate Palley will discuss the challenge of climate change and how we will face it together. The audience will be invited to share their thoughts, as well.

Does This Apocalypse Make Me Look Fat?

Oct. 15, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Stretansky Concert Hall

In this one-person, multi-character comedy, Peterson Toscano finds humor in the oddest places—cancer, climate change, and even childhood trauma. What is so funny about broken bodies? Perhaps it is how we respond to them whether it be through denial, the quest for miracle cures, or doing the impossible. This is a play about facing our fears big and small.

Hilarious, heartbreaking, revealing, and energetic, this play offers laughs and hope in the greatest times of need as we face the biggest challenges. With the help of his comic creations, Marvin Bloom and Dr. Meadows, Peterson takes his audience for a ride back into the past, forward to the future, and deep into resources we never know exist until we need them most.

Wanna know how to face an apocalypse with humor, hope, and humanity? Check out Peterson's newest, boldest comedy.

Peace Festival

Nov. 9, 2014

The Peace Festival offers adults with mental handicaps the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of recreation, crafts and fellowship with Susquehanna students, faculty and staff. Our guests for the day are residents of the nearby Selinsgrove Center, a state-run facility for individuals with mental disabilities.

Fair Trade Festival

Dec. 4-6, 2014

An opportunity to shop fo Fair Trade arts, crafts, chocolate, coffees and teas.

Christmas Candlelight Service

Dec. 2, 2014, and Dec. 8, 2015

The annual Christmas Candlelight Service is one of Susquehanna's most cherished traditions, as more than 1,600 members of the university and surrounding communities gather in Weber Chapel.

The service includes candle lighting and carols, as well as traditional readings, songs and prayers in celebration of the season. University Chaplain Scott Kershner presides and preaches, assisted by the Rev. Dan Powell, pastor of St. Pius X Church in Selinsgrove and spiritual advisor to Susquehanna's Catholic community.  

Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge

Feb. 28-March 7, 2015

Rise to this national "challenge" by working on the construction of a Habitat house in another (warmer!) state.

Lutheran Youth Day

April 18, 2015

As a university affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), SU annually welcomes more than 250 youth in Grades 6-12, pastors and advisors to its campus for a day of fun, music and exploration of the faith in large and small group settings. Worship and a concert concludes the day's festivities.




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