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Jonathan D. Green Becomes Susquehanna’s 15th President

Incoming Susquehanna University President Jonathan D. Green will step into his new role tomorrow, Saturday, July 1. He will serve as Susquehanna’s 15th president, succeeding long-time President, L. Jay Lemons.

Alumnus Makes His Mark on Medical School

Most would agree that Dillon Warr ’16 left his mark on Susquehanna. He was valedictorian of his class and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Now, just a year after graduating, Warr is making his mark on medical school.

Strangfeld and Lemons End Tenures Together

It was fitting that for President L. Jay Lemons’ last Commencement as Susquehanna’s president, he invited John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc., to serve as speaker.

Susquehanna Dedicates New Admission House

Susquehanna University dedicated its new Admission House on Wednesday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting in advance of the university’s 159th Commencement.

Debut Book Explores Vintage Marketing

Marketing professor Robert Williams’ debut book Vintage Marketing Differentiation, examines the origins of marketing and branding strategies that have proven to be successful for more than a century.

Seniors Present Research at State Capitol

Two students presented their research at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol poster conference, with one recognized among the best at the conference.

Students Relay Against Cancer

Students raised more than $30,000 to support the fight against cancer through the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Freshman Earns Scholarship to Fulbright Summer Institute

Biology and Spanish double major Kara Eckert, of Boalsburg, Pa., has been selected to participate in the Fulbright Summer Institute, one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.

Rousu Assumes Role as Interim Business School Dean

Matthew Rousu, professor and Warehime chair of the Department of Economics, will officially assume responsibilities as interim dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business on Monday, May 1.

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.

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.

Campus Active in Sustainability Efforts

Recycling, the transition from coal to natural-gas powered heating—which reduced the university’s carbon footprint by 80 percent—the campus garden and LEED-certified buildings are the day-to-day reflection of Susquehanna’s engagement to sustainability.

Junior Named Newman Civic Fellow

Gabriela Marrero, a junior psychology major from Reading, Pa., has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Connect. The recognition honors student leaders who have demonstrated through service, research and advocacy.

Senior Earns Fulbright Scholarship to Germany

Senior history major Rachel Baer has received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for an English Teaching Assistantship in Germany for the 2017–18 academic year.

Physics Course Encourages Ingenuity, Creativity

Samya Zain teaches the freshman physics course Independent Thought and Explorations, in which students have to find their own solutions to the problems. Ingenuity and creativity are required.

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.

Enactus Team Headed to Nationals

Susquehanna's Enactus team will once again advance to the national Enactus competition to be held in Kansas City, Mo., in May.

Weidlich Honored at Final Four

Senior Steven Weidlich was at the NCAA Final Four tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., to be honored as a member of the NABC Allstate Good Works Team.

5 Reasons Why D3 Rocks

Student-athletes on courts, fields, in water and classrooms around the country are celebrating Division III week with their universities. Hear directly from the heart of Division III athletics – our student-athletes – what is so great about D3.

Teaching Investigative Skills to Combat Business Fraud

Every year, thousands of businesses and investors are the victims of fraud. Students in the course Fraud and Forensic Accounting are learning how to spot crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, money laundering and larceny.

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.

Grad’s Online Mag Says 'No' to Clickbait

Kathryn Watson ’08, a freelance writer, became so frustrated with her pitches being turned down for low click potential that she founded Upwrite Magazine, an online magazine that caters to the careful art of writing.

For Best Learning, Flip the Classroom

Finance Assistant Professor Peter DaDalt engages students using the “flipped classroom” technique, reversing the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content outside of the classroom and handling activities traditionally considered homework during classtime.

Saudi Student Pens Cultural Play

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