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Prudential Financial CEO to Give 2017 Commencement Address

John R. Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc., a Susquehanna University graduate and emeritus member of the university’s Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote address at Susquehanna’s 159th commencement on Wednesday, May 17, which begins at 1 p.m. in the Garrett Sports Complex Field House.

Students to Present Play on Race Relations

Students will present Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror at 7 and 9:30 p.m. April 18 in Weber Chapel Auditorium. The play chronicles the aftermath of the 1991 Crown Heights riots in New York City and is directed by Tony-nominated actor, director and educator Dale Ricardo Shields.

Co-founder of Ugly Duckling Presse to Help Launch "Rivercraft"

Matvei Yankelevich, co-founder and co-executive director of Ugly Duckling Presse, will help launch the 2017 edition of Rivercraft by presenting a reading of selected works on April 17. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Isaacs Auditorium, Seibert Hall.

Theatre Department Perform Friel’s "Translations"

The Department of Theatre at Susquehanna University will present Brian Friel’s "Translations" at 7:30 p.m. April 20–22 and at 2:30 p.m. April 23. All shows will be performed in Degenstein Center Theater in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center.

Gallery Exhibition Explores Contemporary Drawing

The Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University will launch its spring exhibition, Drawn to Creating: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing, with an opening reception on April 22 at 7 p.m. The exhibition runs through May 17. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

Lecturer to Explain Benefits of Plant-centric Diet

Brent Kim of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will present the benefits of a plant-centric diet on Wednesday, April 12. The lecture will take place at 4:15 p.m. in Faylor Lecture Hall in Fisher Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

New Teacher Education the Topic of Annual Horn Lecture

Valerie Allison, associate professor of education at Susquehanna University, will deliver the annual John C. Horn Lecture on March 23. The lecture is titled Self-Study and Storytelling: Tools for Personal Awareness, Disrupting Assumptions about the “Other” and Informing Teacher Education.

Adams Center Lecture Explores Capital Punishment and Race

Criminal justice scholar Paul Kaplan will present the lecture “‘He Never Had a Chance’: Capital Defendants in Contexts of Racist Fear” on March 30, sponsored by the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society at Susquehanna University. Kaplan will discuss the use of the death penalty in the southern United States. The presentation, which begins at 7 p.m. in Faylor Hall, in Fisher Hall, is free and open to the public.

Gallery Presents Annual Senior Art Showcase

Susquehanna’s Lore Degenstein Gallery will present the Annual Senior Art Show from March 25 through April 2. An opening reception will be held from 7–9 p.m. March 25 in the gallery.

Theatre Students Perform Cariani’s "Almost, Maine"

Susquehanna University’s Department of Theatre will present John Cariani’s Almost, Maine at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23–25 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26. All shows will be performed in Degenstein Center Theater.

Susquehanna Welcomes Amici Musicae of Leipzig

Join Susquehanna University in welcoming the musical ensemble Amici Musicae of Leipzig, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. The performance is free and open to the public.

Former NBC News Correspondent, CNN Political Analyst Talks Religion

CNN political analyst David Gregory will present the 2017 Alice Pope Shade Lecture on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Degenstein Center Theater. Based on his critically acclaimed memoir of the same name, How’s Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey will explore Gregory’s attempts to deepen his faith amid the rough-and-tumble world of broadcast news.

Award-Winning Poet and Activist Presents Reading

Natalie Diaz, an esteemed Mojave-American poet, language activist and educator, will present a reading of selected works at Susquehanna University on Feb. 7. The reading, which is part of the Raji-Syman Visiting Writers Series, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Isaacs Auditorium of Seibert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Lore Degenstein Gallery Presents Portrayals of Race in the United States

A national juried photography exhibition, titled Photography as Social Conscience: Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the United States, will open with a reception in Susquehanna University’s Lore Degenstein Gallery from 7–9 p.m. Jan. 28. The opening is part of an annual weeklong celebration honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The exhibition runs through March 5.

University Choir Embarks on Annual Tour

The Susquehanna University Choir, conducted by Director of Choral Activities Julia Brasher Thorn, will be on tour Jan. 10–22, 2017. The tour includes performances at churches and high schools in Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

2017 MLK Celebration Features Music, Art and Faith

Susquehanna University will commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a weeklong celebration when the spring semester commences on Jan. 23. The centerpiece of the celebration is the annual Winter Convocation, beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in Degenstein Center Theater. The event, featuring Rev. Sekou and The Holy Ghost, is free and open to the public.

Theatre Department Presents "Vinegar Tom"

The Department of Theatre will present "Vinegar Tom" by Caryl Churchill Dec. 8–10 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 11 at 2:30 p.m. in Degenstein Center Theater. Set in the Puritan era in rural England, but with a contemporary feel, Vinegar Tom challenges assumptions about sexuality and social problems through a tale of witch-hunt hysteria.

SU Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Candlelight Service

Join the Susquehanna University community as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our Christmas Candlelight Service on Dec. 6, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in Weber Chapel Auditorium. The service coincides with Selinsgrove’s Late Shoppers night, and is free and open to the public.

Latin American Speaker Brings the Topic of Agroecology to Blough-Weis Library

Marlen Sánchez, national coordinator of agroecology for the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC), will present the lecture Agro-Ecology, Food Sovereignty & Social Justice, starting at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 in Room 104 of Susquehanna University’s Blough-Weis Library. The lecture will be presented in Spanish with translation, and a Q&A session will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Accomplished Alumnus Presents Claritas Lecture in the Sciences

Robert Pickart, a 1981 graduate of Susquehanna University who went on to become a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, will present the 2016 Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. The event is free and open to the public.

Keynote to Address Sexual Violence Prevention

Keith Edwards, a scholar and educator on sexual violence, will present the keynote “A Social Approach to Preventing Sexual Violence” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in Degenstein Center Theater.

Ethics Lecturer Discusses White-Collar Crime

White-collar crime expert Walt Pavlo Jr., a former MCI WorldCom executive who spent two years in prison for wire fraud and money laundering, will present the lecture, Stolen Without a Gun: Insights Into White-Collar Crime on Oct. 24.

Famed Writer Presents Public Reading

Kazim Ali, famed poet, essayist, fiction writer, translator and editor, will present a reading of selected works at Susquehanna University on Oct. 11.

Learn About the Arts and Everyday Life in the Middle East

Explore the Middle East through the lenses of visual and performing artists during a series of events Sept. 27 at Susquehanna University, titled Passion for the Arts and Everyday Life in the Middle East. The public is invited to attend these free events.

National Players Presents Hamlet at SU

The National Players will kick off the university’s 2016–17 Artist Series with a performance of Shakespeare’s most seminal play, Hamlet. The production begins at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in Degenstein Center Theater.

Speaker Sees Redundancy in U.S. Air Force

Robert Farley will present the Public Policy Program lecture Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms 3–5, located in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center at Susquehanna University. The event is free and open to the public.

Renowned Israeli Writer Presents Reading at SU

Etgar Keret, the most widely read and celebrated Israeli writer of his generation, will read from his work Sept. 22 as part of the Raji-Syman Visiting Writers Series at Susquehanna University. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in Isaacs Auditorium of Seibert Hall. Co-sponsored by the Writers Institute and the Jewish and Israel Studies Program, the event is free and open to the public.

Susquehanna Hosts Stories on Tap Event

Susquehanna University will host a Stories on Tap event titled Skin I’m In: Stories About the Body on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in Isaacs Auditorium of Seibert Hall. Stories on Tap is a series of “community storytelling” events based in the Susquehanna Valley. Focused on a specific theme, each event includes a host and an accompanying musician. Audience members may sign up to share true stories related to the event’s theme, and prizes are awarded based on the quality of the five-minute stories.

A Heartfelt Homecoming on Tap for This Weekend

More than 400 alumni and their families will return to Susquehanna University and the borough of Selinsgrove Sept. 9–11 for Homecoming–Reunion Weekend 2016. While the weekend will include reunions and celebrations on and off campus, this year’s activities will also include heartfelt remembrances and reflections on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

Renowned Historian Delivers Common Reading Lecture

Natalie Zemon Davis, a groundbreaking historian and pioneer in feminist studies, will present Susquehanna University’s 2016–17 Common Reading Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in Weber Chapel Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Professor Presents Poems from Recently Published Collection

Gary Fincke, Charles Degenstein professor of English and creative writing, will read from his poetry collection Bringing Back the Bones: New and Selected Poems, published by Stephen F. Austin University, at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in Isaacs Auditorium of Seibert Hall. The event is free to the public, and copies of the book will be on sale after the reading.

Lore Degenstein Gallery Opens Season With WWII Comic Book Exhibition

The Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University will launch its 2016–17 season on Sept. 3 with VICTORY FOR A DIME: THE FIGHTING COMIC BOOKS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. A slideshow lecture by exhibition curator Mark Fertig, associate professor and chair of Susquehanna’s Department of Art, will be held in Degenstein Center Theater at 7 o’clock opening night. The exhibition runs through Oct. 2.

Theatre Department Begins New Season

Susquehanna University’s theatre department will offer a number of new features for its 2016–17 theatrical season, including a season package at a reduced cost, lower ticket prices and a number of second stage shows to complement its main stage season.