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Fincke to Have Three Books Published

Creative writing professor Gary Fincke, founding director of the Writers Institute, will have three books of poetry and short stories published in the coming year.

Celebrating the French Language, Susquehanna Style

St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Kwanzaa—these cultural celebrations are found on most commonly used calendars. But Journée de la Francophonie, or “French-Speaking Day”? Not so much. Associate Professor of French Lynn Palermo and her French Conversation and Phonetics class set out to change that recently with Susquehanna’s third annual French-speaking festival.

Susquehanna Ranks #12 in Annual Study Abroad Survey

Susquehanna ranks among the best in the nation for undergraduate participation in study abroad, according to the Open Doors 2015 annual report on student mobility, released Nov. 16 by the Institute for International Education (IIE).

Alumnus Enjoys Sweet Career With Hershey

Three weeks after graduating from Susquehanna University in 1983, Mark Dieffenbach was working as a sales representative selling Hershey products. That was 31 years ago, and he’s never looked back.

Alumni Connection Leads to Deloitte Internship

In her role as a leadership development intern for Deloitte, psychology major Danielle Boutwell is experiencing firsthand the benefits of having a strong collegiate alumni network.

Recent Grad Melds Internship into Business Career

Patrick Brown ’15 spent 10 weeks interning at Bloomberg L.P. as a data analyst intern and just weeks after his graduation from Susquehanna University, he began a full-time job at Bloomberg L.P. in the same role, a direct benefit of his internship.

University Breaks Ground for New Admissions House

Susquehanna University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Admissions House on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of University Avenue and the entrance to the university’s main parking lot. The $7 million project will be fully funded by contributions from Susquehanna’s Board of Trustees. Construction will begin in the spring and is scheduled to be completed by the last quarter of 2016.

Four Siblings Make the Same, Yet Different, Choices

The four Bolger siblings each chose Susquehanna for different reasons. It was just an added bonus that the four Bolger siblings from Hopatcong, N.J., would also spend their college years together.

Blast-Off for Science Education

A course called The Sciences gives future educators hands-on experience engaging young learners in the study of biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics.

We Top Best Bang for the Buck Rankings

Susquehanna University delivers a top educational value, according to Washington Monthly’s 2015 Best Bang for the Buck college rankings.

Exhibition Showcases the International Language of Stickers

The Lore Degenstein Gallery will present Rewriting the Streets: The International Language of Stickers from Sept. 5–Oct. 11. Incorporating the finest examples from two collectors this traveling exhibition includes more than 800 original, unused stickers grouped by artists, themes, dates and geographic locations.

Students Honored at Research Symposium

Ten science students won awards at the Landmark Conference’s seventh annual Summer Research Symposium at Goucher College, Baltimore, Md.

Out of the Lab but Still a Scientist at Heart

Leaving the lab behind, Leslie Irwin ’09 now dedicates herself to documenting and promoting research conducted under the auspices of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS).

Lemons Featured on Huffington Post

Susquehanna University President L. Jay Lemons has been featured twice in the past month on the online news website The Huffington Post.

Design Student Crafts Advertising for Gaming Company

This summer, rising senior Erin McGarrah is riding high—all the way to the 59th floor of One World Trade Center, where she is working as a graphic design intern for High 5 Games in New York City.

Student Research Honored at Alaska Conference

Two Susquehanna University students presented research at the 52nd Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society in Anchorage, Ala., with one walking away with an award.

Creative Writing Major Lands Dream Job at Marvel

Christina Harrington ’12 still remembers the first time she laid eyes on a comic book. From that moment on, she was hooked. Today, Harrington experiences that magic every day as an assistant editor at Marvel in the comic publisher’s X-Men office.

Students Wrap It Up in Package Design Class

Who designs coffee cups? Chip bags? How do they know what consumers will find appealing? Graphic design majors at Susquehanna learn just that when they take Package Design in the fall semester of their junior year.

Freshwater Research Laboratory Opens

Susquehanna University officially opened its Freshwater Research Laboratory on Tuesday, June 2. The lab, which houses the Freshwater Research Initiative, is funded through a $2.25 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

Faculty Honored at Commencement

Three faculty members were honored with awards during Susquehanna University’s 157th commencement ceremony held Sunday, May 10.

Alumna Raises Homelessness Awareness

Karen Coviello '10 realized she took for granted her upbringing surrounded by the warmth, safety and security of her family when she started volunteering for Covenant House, the largest privately funded agency in the Americas providing shelter to homeless and runaway youth.

Comedienne Brings Wit, Wisdom to Commencement

Comedienne Carol Leifer brought Susquehanna University’s Class of 2015 to its feet with a range of well-earned advice and wise-cracking anecdotes, but her theme remained the same—tenacity.

Who Says You Can’t Be in the WWE When You Grow Up?

What Steven Urena ’11 really wanted to be when he grew up was a professional wrestler. His parents had other ideas, but he didn’t give up on his dream—he just changed gears from wrestling to writing.

Grad Wins Second Emmy

Believe it or not, Emmy Award–winning producer Jason Mammen ’00 knew from the age of 8 that he wanted to “make TV.” At the time, an Emmy was probably the last thing on Mammen’s young mind. But by the timehe graduated from Susquehanna University, he knew it was an achievable goal.

Students Present at National Research Conference

More than 40 students recently returned from Spokane, Wash., from the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), where they presented research on topics ranging from biology to psychology.

Women Inspire at NYC Business Symposium

An alumni-funded trip to New York City connected female business students with alumnae who have traversed the business world and come out on top.

Senior Named Newman Civic Fellow

Gloria Darko, a senior international studies major from Bronx, N.Y., has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Connect.