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Campus Garden Feeds Local Community

Everything may not be coming up roses at Susquehanna University’s campus garden, but it is coming up lettuce, broccoli, watermelons and more!

Students Headed to Cuba

As diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba begin to thaw, Susquehanna University students will soon have the opportunity to study abroad in the country that has for many years been off-limits to U.S. citizens.

Campus Abuzz With Honey Bees

Nearly 20,000 honey bees were installed into their new hives at our Center for Environmental Education and Research. The installation is one of the first activities of the newly formed Susquehanna Beekeepers Club.

Student Volunteers Win National Award

We were one of 14 organizations to receive national recognition for its commitment to service at the Make a Difference Day Awards last month in Washington, D.C.

11 Times Seibert Hall Looked Flawless

With its iconic white columns, Seibert Hall is one of the most beautiful and instantly recognizable buildings on campus. So we’ve assembled 11 of our favorite moments of Seibert just doing what it does best—looking flawless.

Physics Alumnus Takes Skills to Sea

Bob Pickart ’81 credits the passion and excitement of one professor in particular with inspiring him to major in physics and pursue a career in oceanography. Plus a little luck.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Writer Urges Grads to Take Risks

Journalist Kim Barker stood before Susquehanna University’s Class of 2016 and offered the kind of advice that could only come from a formerly scaredy-cat war correspondent: “Life is short, and you don’t want to get to the middle or end of it by playing it safe.”

30 Things to Do within 30 Minutes

Animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, shopaholics and more can always find something to do within a short drive of Susquehanna University.

First STEM Cohort Graduates

The first cohort of students from the university’s Broadening Intensive Opportunities for Scholarship (BIOS) program will be among the nearly 500 students to graduate this weekend.

Political Science Grad Sworn in as Judge

Abigail Myers LeGrow ’01, recently sworn in as a Delaware Superior Court judge, credits the close attention she received at Susquehanna for her early success in her judicial career.

Professor’s Words Spur Wanderlust

Abby Johnson is in South Africa volunteering with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, teaching art and writing about the journey.

Former Student Fights Air Pollution

A recent chemistry graduate leaned on her university connections to secure a graduate school position where she is conducting research into air pollution caused by oil and gas production in North Dakota’s and Montana’s Bakken region.

Business School Reaccredited

Our Sigmund Weis School of Business has been reaccredited by the international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the hallmark of excellence in business education.

Provost Joins AGB’s Shared Governance Council

Linda McMillin, provost and dean of faculty at Susquehanna University, has been invited to sit on the Shared Governance Advisory Council of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

$1.2 Million NSF Grant to Recruit STEM Teachers

A $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will support the recruitment and education of chemistry, physics and mathematics majors pursuing teaching careers in high-need school districts.

NCAA Design Partner to Develop New Identity for River Hawks

When finalists for the NCAA’s men’s basketball national championship take to the court on Monday, April 4, the work of Joe Bosack & Co., Susquehanna University’s new design partner, will be front and center. Susquehanna has enlisted the agency to create an identity for the new Susquehanna River Hawks.

Susquehanna River Hawks Announced

Susquehanna University has selected River Hawks as its new nickname and mascot. River Hawks was chosen from among three options, receiving 67.4 percent of the vote. The selection was made via a vote by 4,861 of the university’s alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.

English/Creative Writing Grads Earn Accolades

For more than 20 years, Susquehanna University’s Writers Institute has given young authors a place to develop their craft. Today, alumni continue to see great success after graduation.

Political Process Integral to Voter Knowledge

Soon-to-be published research by political science professor Nick Clark finds that blame for perceived ignorant voters, both here and abroad, likely lays with the politicians themselves.

Biology Students Honored for Research

Two Susquehanna University students have been honored for their undergraduate research into the growth of catfish and pharmaceutical efficacy.

Junior Gains Bracket Fame

A Susquehanna University economics major is gaining national attention for his skill as a bracketologist. (Yes, that’s a thing.)

Lansbury Offers Insights to Theatre Protégés

Stage and screen icon Angela Lansbury appeared at Susquehanna University Tuesday to give theatre students a “chance to listen to an ‘old bird’ who has a few true things to say.”

Harvard Professor Talks Health Reform

Harvard professor Theda Skocpol will present The Past and Future of U.S. Health Care Reform at Susquehanna University on March 22. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

Latino Symposium Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Susquehanna University’s 20th annual Latino Symposium is scheduled for March 16–19. The event brings together artists with academics and members of the regional Latino community.

Student Graphic Designers Succeed at ADDY Awards

Our graphic design students walked away with the majority of awards during the American Advertising Federation's Greater Frederick (Md.) ADDY Awards ceremony, including the coveted Judges' Choice and Best of Show awards.

Susquehanna's Newman Center Ranks in Top 50 Nationwide

Susquehanna University’s Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) has received national recognition thanks to its Newman Center, which Best College Reviews recently ranked as one of the top 50 Newman Centers in the U.S.

Finding Your Niche(s) on Campus

With more than 145 clubs and organizations, 23 varsity and multiple intramural sports, it’s easy to get involved, make friends and develop leadership skills along the way.

President Lemons to Conclude his Presidency in June 2017

Susquehanna University President L. Jay Lemons announced Monday, Feb. 29, that he plans to conclude his service as the institution’s 14th president on June 30, 2017, at the end of his current contract. At that time, he will become president of Academic Search, an executive search and higher education leadership development firm.

We're Ranked No. 8 for Study Abroad

Susquehanna University is among the top universities with the highest percentage of students who study abroad, according to a new ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

Students Find Nepal on the Mend Post-Earthquake

When biology professor David Richard and his students ventured on their second Global Opportunities (GO) trip to Nepal, they were relieved to find that the country they’ve come to love is making tentative steps on the road to recovery after an April 25, 2015, earthquake.

Austin Royer ’10: Making Waves on the Slopes

Austin Royer, a 2010 earth and environmental sciences grad, and his business partner, Nicholas Gilson, live and breathe snowboarding and the culture that’s emerged around it.

Kopec Leads Climate Change Research in Arctic

Ben Kopec's research into the effects on melting Arctic sea ice on precipitation finds that as sea ice diminishes, more precipitation falls in the Arctic, which could have major implications for global climate. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Love of History Leads Hedges to TV Career

The seeds of Mellissa Betts Hedges’ career as a producer for the television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” were planted when she took an African History course as a first-year student.