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Love of Numbers Leads to Accounting Career

Jamie Malachowski ’09 grew up observing the workings of her family’s restaurant business, which included keeping a close eye on the books. The experience inspired her to pursue a career in accounting.

Alumni-Student Partnerships Key to Future Success

Students, especially graduating seniors, know the job market is competitive. That’s why they appreciate getting a helping hand from Susquehanna alumni who care about their success.

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.

$7.1 Million Gift Funds Service Program

Susquehanna University has received a $7.1 million gift to establish the Susquehanna Service Leaders Program, in which SU students will serve community organizations that support youth development in the Susquehanna Valley.

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.

Is Diet Soda Making Me Gain Weight?

For many trying to lose weight, one of the first steps in the process is eliminating sugar and replacing it with calorie-free alternatives. But new research from Tom Peeler, professor of biology at Susquehanna University, finds that consumption of certain types of artificial sweeteners may, over time, cause us to actually gain weight.

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.

Grad Answers the Call to Ministry

The daughter of a minister, Maureen Seifried '04 grew up in the church. But her own decision to enter the ministry did not come easily.

Book Traces Resistance Efforts of Indigenous Mexicans

In Stand Up and Fight: Participatory Indigenismo, Populism, and Mobilization in Mexico, 1970–1984, Maria L.O. Muñoz traces the actions of indigenous Mexicans to resist government authority in order to craft their own economic, political and cultural roles in the late-20th century.

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.

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.

SU Expanding Global Footprint

Winter break finds students in countries that are new to our nationally recognized Global Opportunities program, in which all students study away in a culture different from their own.

Senior Talks Hamilton on Economics Podcast

Economics major Courtney Conrad was the first undergraduate to be featured on Economic Rockstar. The podcast has previously featured Nobel Prize winner Alvin Roth, professor of economics at Stanford University.

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.

Junior Wins Award for Spider Research

A junior biology major was honored recently at the 11th annual River Symposium for her research presentation on mercury levels in spiders.

SU Degree Pays Off, Data Shows

SU graduates earn $16,600 more a year than the typical college graduate, within 10 years of starting at the university, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

Students Score in 99th Percentile on MCAT

Several Susquehanna University students scored in the 99th percentile on the Medical College Admission Test, positioning them excellently for admission to medical school.

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 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.

Fog Lifts the Curtain on Air Quality

Although it might be a nuisance to drive through, fog, as it turns out, can be a helpful tool when determining what exactly is in the air we breathe.

We Are #11 in the Nation for Study Abroad

We rank among the best in the nation for undergraduate participation in study abroad, according to the Open Doors 2016 annual report on student mobility, released by the Institute for International Education.

This Thanksgiving, Pass the Peace

Things might be awkward around many Thanksgiving tables this year as families struggle to recalibrate after a particularly divisive election. Students in the senior capstone course for French majors explored creatively the intersection of food and politics.

Political Science Grad Spent Summer in Court

Since the day she first entered Susquehanna University, Jacqueline Keenan aspired to become a lawyer. In the summer of 2015, she got an in-depth look at the legal system by interning for Judge Michael H. Sholley.

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.

Susquehanna Announces President-elect

Susquehanna University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Saturday, Nov. 12, to elect Jonathan D. Green, D.M.A., as Susquehanna’s 15th president, effective July 1, 2017.

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.

Grad: Entrepreneurial Spirit Not Limited to Business

Through her work with the University Innovation Fellows Program at Stanford University, Laurie Moore '16 has learned that the entrepreneurial spirit extends well beyond owning one’s own business.