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Meet Benny!

Benny the Hawk took to Amos Alonzo Stagg Field Saturday, Oct. 29, as part of Family Weekend festivities.

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.

Alum ’68 Shares Election Insights After Career in DC

William A. (Bill) Lewis ’68, SU’s first African-American graduate, spent a week on campus sharing his experiences as a student during the civil rights movement and his distinguished federal career working to improve the nation’s civil rights climate.

Service Efforts Recognized by President's Honor Roll

Susquehanna University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs.

Dodd Named Principal of the Year

Alumnus Thomas Dodd '92 has been named the 2017 National Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Encouraging Women to Enter Careers in STEM

Four female members of the facuty participated in a panel discussion in front of a room full of Susquehanna University students ready to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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.

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.

Remembering Corey Losch

Corey Losch, a Susquehanna University junior, died in an automobile accident Friday evening, Sept. 23.

We're Nationally Ranked for Best Value

Susquehanna University has been recognized by another college guide for its educational value. The 2017 Educate To Career College Rankings Index places Susquehanna No. 59 in its list of Top 100 Best Value Colleges.

Grant Funds River Conservation Work

A National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant will support a new position that will work to engage partners, including university faculty and students, in a major restoration and conservation initiative.

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.

Five Juniors Named Gilman Scholars

Five students have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, enabling them to study abroad throughout the world.

Susquehanna Internships Span the Globe

It’s not unusual for some students to take their Global Opportunities (GO) requirement a step further by spending their summer interning at organizations around the world—from South Africa to Spain.

PoliSci Major Follows Girl Scouts to Washington

Katherine Allebach believes strongly in the mission of Girl Scouts, where she worked as a public policy intern at Girl Scouts of the USA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Office in Washington, D.C.