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Class of 2017 is Ready to Launch

From working as a theatre stage manager to teaching English in Germany to attending graduate school in Austria, Susquehanna University’s 2017 graduates are going places.

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.

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.

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.

Saudi Student Pens Cultural Play

Theatre student Faisal Alyousif hopes his play Ducks in a Train will educate Americans about Saudi Arabian culture.

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.

Alum-Designed Patches Support State Parks

Caleb Heisey ’11 has parlayed his love of the outdoors and his graphic design degree into a project to raise money and awareness for parks like the one he enjoyed as a child.

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.

Styling the Heads of Broadway

How do you do your job so well, that no one notices? That’s what Ashley Leitzel-Reichenbach '02 does day in and day out as a Broadway hairdresser.

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.

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.

A Century Later, Suffrage Plays Still Relevant

Associate Professor Anna Andes has spent the past several years studying the little-known plays of the British suffrage movement. The issues they tackle, equal pay, sexual harassment and education, are surprisingly relevant today.

Grad Joins Al Roker’s Production Company

Luke Watson has taken a varied path to get to where he is, but you know what they say: It’s not the destination; it’s the journey. Today, Watson works for Roker Labs, a division of Al Roker Entertainment.

Theatre Grad Wins Third Emmy

Craig Housenick won his third Emmy for his outstanding lighting work on NBC's The Voice. He also won the award in 2015 and 2013.

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.

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.

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.

Students Add Mural to Belfast Peace Wall

A group of students recently returned from Northern Ireland, where they were invited to contribute to the urban landscape in Belfast with original graffiti.