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Campus Garden Feeds Local Community

Everything may not be coming up roses at Susquehanna University’s campus garden, but it is coming up lettuce, broccoli, watermelons and more!

Students Headed to Cuba

As diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba begin to thaw, Susquehanna University students will soon have the opportunity to study abroad in the country that has for many years been off-limits to U.S. citizens.

Campus Abuzz With Honey Bees

Nearly 20,000 honey bees were installed into their new hives at our Center for Environmental Education and Research. The installation is one of the first activities of the newly formed Susquehanna Beekeepers Club.

Student Volunteers Win National Award

We were one of 14 organizations to receive national recognition for its commitment to service at the Make a Difference Day Awards last month in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Army Field Band to Present Free Concert

The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus of Washington, D.C., will present a free concert at Susquehanna University’s Weber Chapel Auditorium on Saturday, June 25 at 3 p.m. The concert will also feature musicians from Susquehanna’s High School Wind Ensemble Institute.

11 Times Seibert Hall Looked Flawless

With its iconic white columns, Seibert Hall is one of the most beautiful and instantly recognizable buildings on campus. So we’ve assembled 11 of our favorite moments of Seibert just doing what it does best—looking flawless.

Physics Alumnus Takes Skills to Sea

Bob Pickart ’81 credits the passion and excitement of one professor in particular with inspiring him to major in physics and pursue a career in oceanography. Plus a little luck.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Writer Urges Grads to Take Risks

Journalist Kim Barker stood before Susquehanna University’s Class of 2016 and offered the kind of advice that could only come from a formerly scaredy-cat war correspondent: “Life is short, and you don’t want to get to the middle or end of it by playing it safe.”

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.

First STEM Cohort Graduates

The first cohort of students from the university’s Broadening Intensive Opportunities for Scholarship (BIOS) program will be among the nearly 500 students to graduate this weekend.

Political Science Grad Sworn in as Judge

Abigail Myers LeGrow ’01, recently sworn in as a Delaware Superior Court judge, credits the close attention she received at Susquehanna for her early success in her judicial career.

Registration Open for Summer Courses

More than 70 courses, most online, will be available during our summer session. Courses are open to Susquehanna students, students who attend a college elsewhere but are home for the summer, and high school students.

Professor’s Words Spur Wanderlust

Abby Johnson is in South Africa volunteering with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, teaching art and writing about the journey.

Former Student Fights Air Pollution

A recent chemistry graduate leaned on her university connections to secure a graduate school position where she is conducting research into air pollution caused by oil and gas production in North Dakota’s and Montana’s Bakken region.

Business School Reaccredited

Our Sigmund Weis School of Business has been reaccredited by the international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the hallmark of excellence in business education.

Student Choir and Orchestra Perform at Susquehanna

Student soloists in the Susquehanna University Choir and the University Orchestra will perform a concert of opera scenes under the guidance of American mezzo-soprano Delores Ziegler, as part of the Martha Barker Blessing Musicians-in-Residence Series.

Provost Joins AGB’s Shared Governance Council

Linda McMillin, provost and dean of faculty at Susquehanna University, has been invited to sit on the Shared Governance Advisory Council of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Susquehanna Theatre Department Presents "Memory of Water"

Susquehanna’s Department of Theatre will present "Memory of Water" at 7:30 p.m. April 28 through April 30 and 2:30 p.m. May 1 in Degenstein Center Theater. Written by Shalegh Stephenson, "Memory of Water" tells the story of three sisters who return to their childhood home for their mother’s funeral.

Susquehanna Theatre Department Presents "Orpheus Descending"

Susquehanna University’s theatre department will present Tennessee Williams’ "Orpheus Descending" at 7:30 p.m. April 21 through April 24. Set in the 1940s South, "Orpheus Descending" tells the tale of Lady Torrance, the wife of an ailing, small-town storeowner, who fights to find balance in her spiraling life.

$1.2 Million NSF Grant to Recruit STEM Teachers

A $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will support the recruitment and education of chemistry, physics and mathematics majors pursuing teaching careers in high-need school districts.

NCAA Design Partner to Develop New Identity for River Hawks

When finalists for the NCAA’s men’s basketball national championship take to the court on Monday, April 4, the work of Joe Bosack & Co., Susquehanna University’s new design partner, will be front and center. Susquehanna has enlisted the agency to create an identity for the new Susquehanna River Hawks.

Susquehanna River Hawks Announced

Susquehanna University has selected River Hawks as its new nickname and mascot. River Hawks was chosen from among three options, receiving 67.4 percent of the vote. The selection was made via a vote by 4,861 of the university’s alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.

Susquehanna Presents "For Colored Girls"

Susquehanna University’s Center for Intercultural and Community Engagement will present "For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf" at 7 p.m. April 8 and at 3 p.m. on April 10 in Degenstein Center Theater. This student theatrical adaptation, part of the 2015–16 Diversity Matters Series, is free and open to the public.

Acclaimed Journalist Presents "Balls, Brains and Brawn"

Award-winning journalist and active community leader Laura Pappano brings her talk "Balls, Brains and Brawn" to Susquehanna University on April 12. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms of Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center.

English/Creative Writing Grads Earn Accolades

For more than 20 years, Susquehanna University’s Writers Institute has given young authors a place to develop their craft. Today, alumni continue to see great success after graduation.

President Lemons in Washington as Leader for College Access

President L. Jay Lemons joined a select number of college and university presidents nationwide today to participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s “Championing Completion: Improving College Outcomes for Pell Students.”

Political Process Integral to Voter Knowledge

Soon-to-be published research by political science professor Nick Clark finds that blame for perceived ignorant voters, both here and abroad, likely lays with the politicians themselves.

Biology Students Honored for Research

Two Susquehanna University students have been honored for their undergraduate research into the growth of catfish and pharmaceutical efficacy.

Susquehanna Presents Reverend Sekou and The Holy Ghost

Enjoy a symphony of gospel, blues, soul, funk and freedom songs during a powerful performance by Reverend Sekou and The Holy Ghost, featuring Jay-Marie Hil, on March 23. The performance, which begins at 7 p.m. in Degenstein Center Theater, is free and open to the public. Laced with religious and racy lyrics, their music was born of struggle.

Vienna Piano Trio Performs at Susquehanna

The Vienna Piano Trio will perform at Susquehanna University on April 6 as part of the Martha Barker Blessing Musicians-in-Residence Series. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall, located in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. The event is free and open to the public.

Junior Gains Bracket Fame

A Susquehanna University economics major is gaining national attention for his skill as a bracketologist. (Yes, that’s a thing.)

Lansbury Offers Insights to Theatre Protégés

Stage and screen icon Angela Lansbury appeared at Susquehanna University Tuesday to give theatre students a “chance to listen to an ‘old bird’ who has a few true things to say.”

Harvard Professor Talks Health Reform

Harvard professor Theda Skocpol will present The Past and Future of U.S. Health Care Reform at Susquehanna University on March 22. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

Lecture to Weigh Value of Humanities

Rob Babcock, a history professor at Hastings College, will deliver the lecture that will focus on the value of the humanities throughout history. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. March 16 in Faylor Hall, located in Fisher Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Latino Symposium Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Susquehanna University’s 20th annual Latino Symposium is scheduled for March 16–19. The event brings together artists with academics and members of the regional Latino community.