Working at Tesla, Thomas Kitt ’17 has relied on the comprehensive education he received at Susquehanna to move up the ladder.
More than 150 seniors presented research, music and artwork at Susquehanna’s Senior Scholars Day, an event that gives students the opportunity to present the culmination of their years of study.
Alumni spanning nearly 50 years and 2,000 miles returned to campus to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Cyril “Cy” Stretansky, emeritus director of choral activities, with a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.
Susquehanna’s top political science and legal studies students faced off in the annual Gene Urey Scholarship Competition where they argued a real-life legal case currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Centralia’s underground mine fire already had been burning for 40 years when Tammy Tobin decided she wanted to become part of a ground-breaking study that has lasted more than two decades.
Susquehanna’s radio station WQSU recently won several awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
Susquehanna University President Jonathan Green has been named to City & State Pennsylvania’s 2022 Higher Education Power 100, a ranking that recognizes the most powerful educators in Pennsylvania.
Olivia McGaw ’22, a Spanish studies major seeking K-12 teaching certification, has received the prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award in Spain.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteered their time at nonprofit organizations throughout the region for Susquehanna Engaging in Regional Volunteer Experiences (SU SERVE).
Susquehanna has been awarded a $625,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to expand the impact Freshwater Research Institute and improve the health of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay.
Drew Hubbell, associate professor of English at Susquehanna, recently published the textbook Introduction to the Environmental Humanities, an emerging interdisciplinary field that uses the humanities to address the environmental problems our civilization faces.
Silky dogwood, buttonbush and elderberry were the most successful species in a recent live stake study conducted by Susquehanna University and the Chesapeake Conservancy. The trees were planted in 2019 to reduce erosion and stabilize the streambank.
Armed with 19 years of industry experience in pharmaceuticals, Lou Ann Tom, associate professor of chemistry, uses her research to reduce the impacts of pharmaceuticals on our state’s waterways.
The Susquehanna University Symphony Orchestra is seeking local musicians to join them for a concert to benefit humanitarian efforts in war-torn Ukraine.
Susquehanna University will celebrate the life and legacy of the late Cyril Stretansky, emeritus director of choral activities, with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in Weber Chapel Auditorium.
Susquehanna University recently hosted two nationally recognized scholars — one conservative, the other liberal — for a debate on the causes of poverty and wealth inequality and how to address them.
Hasanthika Sirisena, assistant professor of English and creative writing at Susquehanna, has been named a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for her collection of essays titled Dark Tourist: Essays.
Susquehanna and Delaware County Community College have signed a transfer agreement allowing qualified students to earn their bachelor’s degree at substantial tuition savings by transferring after earning their associate degree.
In response to a growing demand for more authentic, global cuisine, Susquehanna University’s dining service provider, Aramark has partnered with Chef Grace Ramirez to launch a new station, La Latina Cocina, offering authentic Latin dishes to campus diners.
Susquehanna has named Katherine Straub as dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences. A longtime professor of earth and environmental sciences, Straub has been serving as interim dean since August 2021.
More than 30 current students and alumnae gathered for Susquehanna’s annual Women’s Leadership Symposium, supported by the Signe S. Gates ’71 and Dawn G. Mueller ’68 Women’s Leadership Fund.
Rosina Esposito ’23 has taken advantage of the opportunities being a Division III athlete has given her by being a standout player on the volleyball court and a dedicated student.
Basketball guard Lukas Yurasits ’22 has developed from a player who came oﬀ the bench his ﬁrst year hitting 1,000 points in his final season. But even more impressive than his accomplishments in O.W. Houts Gymnasium is his commitment in the classroom.
Swimmers John “Jack” Imburgia ’23 and Brendan Alvino ’24 are putting what they have learned in their sports media major to good use as they promote Susquehanna’s student-athletes.
For students who want to continue playing the sport they love at the collegiate level and an academically challenging college experience – Division III athletics is the place to be.
Susquehanna University has named Laurie Carter as the dean of the School of the Arts and School of Humanities. Carter is a veteran, first-generation college graduate and nationally recognized educator and author.
Teacher, performer, accompanist. These are careers you would expect for a graduate with a music degree. But some Susquehanna alumni have chosen another path and joined the ranks of military musical ensembles.
Students from throughout central and southeastern Pennsylvania participated in Susquehanna University’s inaugural High School Sales Competition, a collaboration between Susquehanna’s Department of Communications and Sigmund Weis School of Business.
The Susquehanna University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Eric L. Hinton, director of bands and associate professor of music, will perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association annual conference – one of the highest honors for a Pennsylvania ensemble.
Susquehanna University’s first-ever Innovation Challenge saw teams of students identify a problem on campus that they wanted to fix and develop a solution. Our winners focused on student engagement.
Identification with one’s nation predicts greater engagement with public health behaviors, says Nick D. Ungson, assistant professor of psychology, who co-led data collection efforts for the research project that involved an international team of more than 200 researchers.
For the first time in two years, the Susquehanna University Choir, under the direction of Amy Voorhees, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, will embark on a spring break tour to the Philadelphia area. Performances are free and open to the public.
Lyudmyla Ardan has lived in the U.S. for more than 15 years, but much of her family still lives in her native Ukraine. Arden spoke recently with the campus community about her view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and her hopes for the future.
Susquehanna surpassed its donor goal during OneSU, the university’s annual Day of Giving, on March 3. In total, 1,681 donors raised more than $283,000 to support the student experience at Susquehanna.
Two Susquehanna University seniors have been selected as semifinalists in the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition.
Cade Vogelsong ’07 and Ariana Stowe ’13 are two SU alumni who leaned on their entrepreneurial mindsets to pursue fulfilling, self-designed careers. They shared their insights during the Break Through panel Start-Ups: The Culture of Entrepreneurship.
Ashley Spoto ’17 traveled a winding road marked by changes in major and varied internships before she found her dream job with her dream company.
This year’s Break Through included a panel to help students with a skill that is not in the Central Curriculum but is essential to their futures: how to persevere in the face of disappointment.
From criminal justice to publishing to human resources, these alumni demonstrate the many ways they have used their creative writing degrees to build careers they love.
Applying for fellowships and other post-graduate opportunities can be nerve-wracking and time-consuming work, but it’s worth it for the chance to have a life-changing experience.
Taiisha Swinton-Buck ’08, principal of Baltimore’s Digital Harbor High School and Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals’ 2021 Principal of the Year, will deliver the keynote address at Susquehanna University’s 164th Commencement on Saturday, May 28.
Susquehanna University ranks among the top universities in the U.S. for career-long earnings, according to a new report from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
Susquehanna graphic design students won 14 awards in two national design competitions. Students were honored by the Innovation Center for Design Excellence and the American Institute of Graphic Arts Blueridge Annual FLUX awards.
Susquehanna University’s radio station WQSU The Pulse has been nominated for seven Golden Microphone Trophy Awards. The station has won 14 such awards since 2018.
After a yearlong pandemic delay, Emily Eck ’20 is finally in Japan where she has embraced her role as an assistant language teacher with the JET (Japan Exchange Teaching) program.
Caleb Stroman, assistant professor of theatre and lighting and scenic designer at Susquehanna University, recently won two Peggy Ezekiel Awards for Outstanding Achievement for his scenic and lighting design of Trifles.
In Nuuk, Greenland, on the eastern side of Baffin Bay, 14 scientists boarded the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. While all had a common interest in climate change, it wasn’t long before two researchers discovered they had another special connection: they both graduated from Susquehanna University.
Five Susquehanna students were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, enabling them to study in Cyprus, England, Ireland and Spain.
Susquehanna has a slate of events planned to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Headlining the university’s annual Winter Convocation is Payton Head, activist and former president of the Missouri Students Association. Head will deliver his message, Intentionally Intersectional Leadership, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in Weber Chapel Auditorium.
Five commencement ceremonies, national college rankings, River Hawks championships and more. It’s been another successful year at Susquehanna. Here are some of our favorite stories from 2021.
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge awarded Susquehanna with the 2021 Most Improved Voter Turnout - Four-year Award as a part of the Pennsylvania Campus Voting Challenge. Additionally, Susquehanna earned a Gold Seal from ALL IN as a campus with 70%–79% voter participation or higher in the 2020 presidential election.
Drawing on experiences from the Arctic to Africa, Asia to the Americas, John Bodinger de Uriarte, professor of anthropology and chair of the Department of Anthropology & Sociology, has published Study Abroad and the Quest for an Anti-Tourism Experience, a collection of case studies that examines the culture and cultural implications of student travel.
Susquehanna University invites the community to enjoy its in-person Christmas Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Weber Chapel Auditorium. Tickets will be required. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Jeanne Tiehen’s The Theatre of Nuclear Science: Weapons, Power, and the Scientists Behind it All delves into the theater’s role in documenting the history of nuclear armament.
Susquehanna is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. One of 420 colleges in the Guide to Green Colleges, Susquehanna was selected based on a survey regarding institutions’ sustainability-related policies, practices and programs.
Susquehanna and Lehigh Carbon Community College have partnered to make it easier for Lehigh Valley students to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Susquehanna’s graphic design program has graduated many students since its inception in 2002, resulting in a network of alumni that have helped younger graduates get a foothold in the industry – and employers have reaped the benefits.
Lynn Palermo, associate professor of French studies, was shortlisted for the 2021 National Translation Award in prose for her translation of the novel Humus, a fictionalized account of the true story of 14 African women who in 1774 escaped the hold of a slave ship by leaping into shark-infested waters rather than face a lifetime of enslavement.
Glen Retief, associate professor of creative writing, is in South Africa on a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award where he recently participated in a U.S. Embassy workshop at the David Hellen Peta Secondary School in Pretoria.
The West Shore Symphony Orchestra will present the program From Where I Sit, From Where I Stand, an original concert drama by Susquehanna’s Jennifer Wiley, associate professor of music, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Carlisle Theatre, 40 W. High St., Carlisle.
Karla Kelsey, professor of English and creative writing at Susquehanna University, will present the John C. Horn Lecture, Poets of the Archive, at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Isaacs Auditorium, Seibert Hall.
Susquehanna’s No. 1 ranking on College Factual’s “Colleges Most Focused on Publishing in the U.S.” list recognizes the university as a destination school for prospective students who want to major in publishing and editing.
Genetic engineering can be ethically fraught, said Sam Sternberg, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, who delivered the 2021 Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences.
In selecting a theme for its Main Stage season, Susquehanna’s Department of Theatre made a bold decision: climate change. Cast with the hopes of inspiring students to make sustainable lifestyle changes, the theme is represented on and off stage.
Distinguished alumni were honored with awards recognizing achievement, leadership, service and service to Susquehanna and outstanding recent alumnus during Homecoming-Reunion Weekend.
Faculty and students planted a grove of pawpaw trees as part of the university’s continuing efforts in watershed restoration and in acknowledgement of the university’s location on indigenous land.
Susquehanna has established a partnership with the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, that offers Susquehanna graduates an accelerated path to earn their Master of Business Administration degree.
Kendra Boileau, assistant director and editor-in-chief of Penn State University Press, will present the lecture The Graphic Medicine Trend in Comics Publishingat 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Room 104 of the Blough-Weis Library.
Susquehanna University publicly launched its capital campaign Give Rise during Homecoming-Reunion Weekend with the announcement that more than $140 million has already been committed toward its $160 million goal – the most ambitious fundraising effort in the university’s history.
“Operation Organ Donor,” a week-long campaign by Susquehanna University’s Paul Dannelley Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, was awarded first place in PRSSA’s national campaign competition.
Susquehanna’s 12th annual Juried Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition will open with a reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Lore Degenstein Gallery in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center. The exhibition runs through Sunday, Dec. 12.
Anne Barnhill, Ph.D., core faculty member at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, will present The Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lectureship in Ethics at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in Susquehanna University’s Degenstein Center Theater.
Students and faculty, along with members of the Chesapeake Conservancy and Chesapeake Conservation Corps, gathered to restore a wetland meadow to improve water management and increase biodiversity on campus.
President Jonathan Green, the Martins, members of the board of trustees and other campus leaders gathered to officially introduce the Rev. Dr. Lois D. Martin ’90 and Dr. Thomas J. Martin, MD Retreat Center to the Susquehanna community.
Isaacs Auditorium has been given a facelift. Used for music and theater performances, chapel services, lectures and special events for more than 100 years, recent renovations include upgraded lighting and sound technology and a renovated stage, new flooring and new seating.
Samya Zain, professor of physics, has published her second physics textbook Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics An introduction for Physicists and Engineers.
J.C. Watts Jr., former Republican congressman, minister, retired professional football player and current chairman of the Black News Network, urged Susquehanna students to “never waste their pain,” as he presented the university’s annual Alice Pope Shade Lecture.
Adrienne Rodriguez, assistant professor of music and coordinator of music education, recently completed a fellowship in modern band instruction funded by the nonprofit Little Kids Rock.
Three Susquehanna University staff members were recognized recently with the Signe S. Gates Appreciation Award, which acknowledges dedication to advancing the university’s strategic objectives through extraordinary work performance that inspires others to reach for similar achievement.
Samuel H. Sternberg, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Columbia University, will deliver the 2021 Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the Degenstein Center Theater.
Forbes business magazine named Susquehanna one of the top universities in Pennsylvania in its latest college ranking.
Susquehanna has again been named in the Sierra Club’s annual ranking of Cool Schools, significantly improving its position from 260th to 195th on the list.
Susquehanna is listed again in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) 2022 ranking of the nation’s top colleges and universities, marking the university’s sixth consecutive appearance on the prestigious ranking.
Susquehanna recognized the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a service that remembered two university alumni who died that day.
Susquehanna has been named a recipient of the Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention, which is awarded to institutions of higher education that have demonstrated leadership in digital prevention programming focused on student safety, well-being and inclusion.
J.C. Watts Jr., former Republican congressman, minister, retired professional football player and current chairman of the Black News Network, will present Susquehanna University’s Alice Pope Shade Lecture Leading by Faith – From the Sidelines to the Aisles of Congress at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Degenstein Center Theater.
Susquehanna University ranks No. 117 out of the 223 universities included on U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 National Liberal Arts Colleges list. SU continues to excel in U.S. News’ social mobility category, ranking No. 80 out of 216 universities.
Susquehanna and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College have partnered to make it easier for western Pennsylvania students to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree.
Sigma Nu Tau, Susquehanna’s honor society dedicated to entrepreneurship, has been nationally recognized for its programming and academic success of its student members.
Susquehanna is recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates, with surveyed students offering specific praise for the university’s creative writing, music and science programs, and its unique cross-cultural immersion requirement.
Government and politics publication Washington Monthly ranks Susquehanna University among the top 30% of liberal arts universities nationwide for social mobility, or the ability to improve one’s socioeconomic status.
Susquehanna opened its 164th academic year with an in-person convocation that welcomed 580 new students to campus. The Class of 2025 represents just 10.3% of a very strong applicant pool, with a median grade point average of 3.66.
Michael Ozlanski ’05, chair and associate professor of accounting, was awarded the 2021 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
National Collegiate Rugby named 107 student athletes as 2020-21 Scholastic All Americans, including 14 Susquehanna students – the most of any university men’s program.
Susquehanna has restructured the School of Arts and Sciences into three schools — School of the Arts, School of Humanities and School of Natural and Social Sciences — and they are overseen by two deans.
The Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University will launch its first exhibition of the 2021-22 academic year, Commonplace Attachments: Artistic Practice During the Covid-19 Pandemic, with an opening reception on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. The exhibition runs through Oct. 24. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
Leveraging the relationships of Susquehanna’s Freshwater Research Institute and its collaborators, students majoring in the natural sciences have been placed in summer internships up and down the Susquehanna River.
Olu Onafowora, professor of economics, has been named the Warehime Chair in the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna. The Warehime Chair is awarded to a faculty member with excellent record or research productivity with prospects for continued scholarly excellence.
Grace Peters ’23 interned remotely for Northern Ireland’s Lowden Guitars, which produces handmade acoustic guitars, most notably for English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
Ethan Fix ’22 has returned to the lab of Wayne Carver, professor of cell biology and anatomy at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, for another summer internship.
Physics major Jocelyn McMahon spent her summer working as a research intern for the United States Department of Energy.
How did you spend your summer vacation? Samantha Balsamo ’22 interned with NBC Universal.
While many of her classmates returned home for the summer, Olivia Basile ’24 remained on campus to conduct research with the Department of Chemistry.
Susquehanna University has welcomed several new members to its Board of Trustees.
University President Jonathan Green has led efforts to diversify the board to include more women (44%) and individuals of color (18%).
Susquehanna has named Frances “Francy” Magee vice president for student life and dean of students following a nationwide search. She will join Susquehanna on Aug. 23.
Susquehanna’s Hannah Kelly-Quigley ’20 has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Chinese during the summer of 2021.
This week Susquehanna distributed one-time, emergency student aid grants through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Over the last year, the university also refunded approximately $8.5 million to its students for unused, prorated housing and meal plans.
Despite the challenges of masks, face shields, social distancing, and having students both on-campus and studying remotely, faculty and students at Susquehanna rallied, ultimately emerging closer, stronger and still making music.
Susquehanna’s University Choir has been selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Region Conference to be held in Boston in February 2022.
Susquehanna has been recognized as an innovator and national leader in promoting socioeconomic diversity in the Fiske Guide to Colleges, a longstanding guide to the top 300-plus universities throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Ireland.
Susquehanna’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America placed first in the state for its organ donation awareness campaign.
Doing undergraduate research with faculty mentors led the way for Sam Silknetter ’14 to get experience presenting at academic conferences.
Susquehanna’s Department of Economics has been ranked in the top 25% nationwide by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that make up the United States’ Federal Reserve System.
Susquehanna announced today that a Covid-19 vaccination will be required for all students to be enrolled for classes for the fall 2021 semester.
“As a senior, I attended All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Market Street. At the church, I regularly participated in worship leadership as a lector and a reader of the Prayers of the People. I also had two chances to deliver messages during services. This taste of preaching showed me an invigorating and meaningful way to apply the skills I was gaining in my religion classes. These experiences inspired me to reevaluate my plans to become a religion scholar and consider working within a church context. Without All Saints’, I may not have ended up serving with the Episcopal Service Corps after graduation or studying at Yale Divinity School.” - Megan McDermott ’14
The close of the 2020-21 academic year has finally given Susquehanna an opportunity to reflect on the more than a year of the university’s life that was engulfed by the Covid-19 pandemic. There were peaks and valleys – but one thing is clear – we made it to the finish line.
Susquehanna has launched an innovative partnership with Verto Education, a higher education organization that allows students to start college abroad before continuing their studies on campus.
Susquehanna University joined colleges and universities across the country in the College Vaccination Challenge.
Susquehanna’s Caitlin Weaver ’23 has been awarded the James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honor society for first-year students.
Susquehanna’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honor society for first-year students, was recognized with the Lambda Gold Award for membership increases over the 2019-20 academic year.
Nine Susquehanna students have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a U.S. Department of State grant program that enables U.S. students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.
Alexandra Angelopoulos ’22, a history major and political science minor, has been accepted into the 2021 NEW Leadership Summer Institute at Chatham University’s Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics.
Brood X cicadas have begun emerging from their 17-year slumber and Susquehanna’s Matt Wilson urges us to sit back and enjoy the ride.
Susquehanna participated in the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Statewide Leadership Team to develop a five-year plan for preventing domestic violence in the commonwealth.
After their time at Susquehanna was abruptly cut short by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, approximately 300 members of the Class of 2020 will return to campus May 22 to finally celebrate their long-awaited Commencement ceremony.
Susquehanna University welcomed the Class of 2020 in their triumphant return to campus for their long-awaited Commencement ceremony, following the abrupt termination of their senior year experience due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Susquehanna’s Alumni Association honored two graduates in the Class of 2021 with its Outstanding Seniors Award: Samuel Emmanuel and Tessa Rendina.
Beginning in the fall 2021 semester, Susquehanna will offer a minor in sustainability management that will require courses from the Sigmund Weis School of Business and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Susquehanna and Luzerne County Community College signed a dual admissions transfer agreement that will offer guaranteed admission to SU for LCCC graduates to pursue their bachelor’s degree.
Susquehanna announced faculty awards for teaching, research and advising at its 163rd Commencement.
Susquehanna conferred degrees on 510 graduates in the Class of 2021. President Jonathan Green congratulated the students for the lengths they went and the sacrifices they made to ensure a successful on-campus learning experience during a most unprecedented year.
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Nicole Grace ’21 has been awarded a position with the Teaching Assistant Program in France to teach at the Académie de Rennes in Brittany.
Susquehanna recently honored students, student organizations and faculty with leadership awards.
Susquehanna will establish a Downtown Center on Market Street to further integrate the campus community with the borough of Selinsgrove.
New research from Susquehanna’s Sigmund Weis School of Business finds that electronic cigarettes, which have grown in popularity among teenagers, could be priced or taxed to the point of dissuading use of the products.
Eric Braker ’21, along with his brother, produced a short film about the Chesapeake Bay that was named the official selection of the 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour and selected to appear at the Annapolis Film Festival.
Luke Duceman ’18 has received his second Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in Costa Rica after his first was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kailah Johnson ’23 has been selected to participate in the Fulbright Summer Institute, one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.
Elizabeth Balas ’23 has been accepted into four notoriously competitive Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs funded by the National Science Foundation.
Adriana Oelberg ’23, of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, has been awarded the prestigious Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship by the U.S. Department of State – one of only several awarded in the United States.
Susquehanna’s a cappella ensemble, Harmonic Combustion, has advanced to the semifinal phase of the Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.
Susquehanna University President Jonathan D. Green and Reading Area Community College President Susan D. Looney signed a transfer agreement that will offer guaranteed admission to Susquehanna for RACC graduates to pursue their bachelor’s degree.
Farrukh Nabiyev ’22, a physics major in the engineering program from Pikesville, Maryland, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow.
William Carey ’21 originally planned to travel to Hawaii for his Global Opportunities study-abroad program, but the Covid-19 pandemic canceled those plans. Instead, he completed a different program in another coastal location, he just did so virtually.
It’s National Library Week and what better time to recognize Susquehanna’s Blough-Weis Library and the exhaustive work its staff has done to adapt its resources and services to meet the needs of students and faculty during these challenging times.
Susquehanna’s accounting students continue to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced Susquehanna to find other ways for students to complete their study-abroad experiences through the Global Opportunities program. Nicole Principe ’21 was able to find her passion in Italy — all from SU’s campus.
Susquehanna University has announced its intention to return to fully in-person instruction for the fall 2021 semester.
One SU professor and her student are studying how theatre can act as a conduit for the teaching of ethics—even as theatres have been forced to stage performances virtually.
Susquehanna’s radio station, WQSU The Pulse, has won a Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting award.
Susquehanna’s annual House of Hawks competition brought entrepreneurial students before a panel of judges to pitch their business ideas for $2,250 in cash prizes.
Faculty from Susquehanna and Bucknell universities have partnered on a National Science Foundation award for the purchase of a new state-of-the-art mass spectrometer that will assist research at colleges and universities in the surrounding region.
We’ve been named a Voter Friendly Campus by the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
Susquehanna has announced Commencement plans for both the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020.
More than 1,750 alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Susquehanna made gifts during OneSU, the university’s annual Day of Giving.
Their in-person classroom experience curtailed by the pandemic, SU students have begun tutoring local K-12 students through the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way’s United We Learn program.
With her Global Opportunities program to London canceled by the pandemic, Liz Ludwig ’21 instead took advantage of a virtual experience in Italy that gave her an international internship perfectly tailored to her career goals.
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Theatre student Faisal Alyousif hopes his play Ducks in a Train will educate Americans about Saudi Arabian culture.
Downtown Selinsgrove has gotten an extra dose of SU pride with new streets signs emblazoned with our River Hawk logo.
This week we begin distributing one-time, emergency student aid grants through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
“The pandemic has changed the rules of the game.” That was what one alumna told students during Connection in the Age of Disconnection: Networking During a Pandemic at Susquehanna’s annual alumni-student career networking conference, Break Through.
Our alumni of color met with students to assuage some of their postgraduate fears in the Break Through panel Let’s Keep Talking … With Alumni of Color: Facing Fears in Careers.
Susquehanna’s annual Break Through event is all about networking.Several of our recent creative writing, English and publishing and editing graduates shared the varied paths they’ve taken as they have embarked on their careers.
The path to one’s “dream job” isn’t always straightforward, but as two luxury brand marketing and management graduates told a group of current students, if you pursue it with focus, you can realize your aspirations.
In the classroom, on the stage or behind the scenes, music degrees have opened doors to a range of possibilities for recent graduates. Each of the alumni who appeared as panelists for the Break Through panel, The Possibilities of a Music Degree, pursued their music careers in very different ways, from opera to Spotify.
Earning a humanities degree is like closing your eyes and pointing to a random place on a map — it can take you so many different places.That was the message delivered by three alumni during their Break Through panel, Rocking Your Humanities Degree.
It was fitting that three alumnae, each in different stages of their careers in science and medicine, spoke with a group of female students on International Women in STEM Day. The conversation was part of a Women in STEM Break Through panel, during Susquehanna’s annual student-alumni networking conference.
David Imhoof has published a different kind of history textbook, one that uses a funny and engaging style – and some salty language – to guide readers through the good, the bad and the indifferent of modern European history.
Susquehanna’s Sigmund Weis School of Business has been reaccredited by the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — a worldwide marker of quality in business education.
Four Susquehanna University students have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, giving them the opportunity to complete international study sometime this year.
Susquehanna’s radio station WQSU The Pulse has been nominated for eight Golden Microphone Trophy Awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.
As part of its ongoing efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 on campus, Susquehanna has established its own facility on campus to accurately and quickly process screening tests for students, faculty and staff.
New research suggests paying people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine may be the easiest and fastest way for the United States to achieve herd immunity.
Susquehanna will host the third annual Legacy of MLK – A Day of Teaching: Margins and Intersections virtually on Thursday, Jan. 28. The daylong event features lectures spanning the sciences and humanities.
Susquehanna’s publishing and editing major is recognized by College Factual as No. 3 among the online college search site’s 2021 Most Popular Publishing Schools.
Susquehanna has a slate of events planned to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during the week of Jan. 25.
Thanks to a donation of property from alumna and trustee the Rev. Dr. Lois D. ’90, and her husband, Dr. Thomas J. Martin, MD, Susquehanna announces it will create a retreat center named in their honor.
Susquehanna has announced plans for students to return to on-campus instruction for the spring 2021 semester, delaying students residing on campus for at least two weeks.
Susquehanna ranks among the best in the nation for undergraduate participation in study abroad, according to the Open Doors 2020 annual report on student mobility.
2020 brought many changes and challenges for Susquehanna’s students, faculty and staff – tireless and unified, we accomplished what seemed a herculean task. Students, faculty and staff completed 11 weeks and two days of on-campus instruction. (And yes, we were all counting.
The new website Economics of Star Wars uses more than 30 clips from the expansive franchise to illustrate economics principles.
A revolving display in Fisher Hall celebrates the ways in which English and creative writing faculty at Susquehanna are keeping issues of racial justice at the forefront.
Susquehanna University’s work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has been funded again by a grant from the Internal Revenue Service.
Susquehanna University invites the community to enjoy a virtual edition of our annual Christmas Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.
History Professor Karol Weaver, along with colleagues from the Pennsylvania Historical Association, created an online curriculum for Girls Scouts of Pennsylvania to teach them about civic involvement.
Susquehanna has become an inaugural member of the new Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance to address the unique racial challenges and circumstances colleges are facing.
Susquehanna’s team that participated in the worldwide People’s EcoChallenge finished seventh among 467 teams worldwide.
Susquehanna has established a physical location on campus that acknowledges the land on which the university is located as the original homeland of the Susquehannock Tribe.
Punk technologist and entrepreneur Harper Reed recently dropped into a Rhetoric, Democracy and Communications virtual class to discuss how data can drive decision-making.
This Halloween will be unlike any that today’s American children have experienced. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, door-to-door trick-or-treating will be severely limited or nonexistent. But if grocery stores are any indication, there will still be Halloween candy to be had.
Scientists have long observed that some animals eat their young, but research has struggled to explain exactly why. Now biology Professor Matthew Persons takes a step toward predicting such behavior — at least in the wolf spider.
Susquehanna University harvested a record 1,128 pounds of produce from its Campus Garden this season, all of which was donated locally.
Susquehanna University is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
When Thomas Kitt ’17 approached his senior year at Susquehanna University, he knew he wanted to begin his professional career with a company that was making a difference in the world.
Susquehanna University has announced an adjusted spring 2021 calendar that offers 14 consecutive weeks of in-person instruction, plus finals week on campus.
Susquehanna University’s Department of Communications has been ranked No. 10 in the nation by Learn.org.
This summer, Victoria DiMartino ’21 kept herself busy by serving as a mentor for the Vermont Young Writers Conference. Together with three other student mentors, DiMartino formed the VYWC Student Writers Group, an online group for conferees to connect and engage with one another.
Susquehanna University’s Freshwater Research Institute and the Snyder County Conservation District have been awarded a $32,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection to support the development of a watershed implementation plan for the Middle Creek-Penns Creek watershed and the creation of a quality assurance project plan to guide future monitoring.
Susquehanna University has been named a recipient of the Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention for demonstrating a commitment to digital prevention programs tied to student safety, well-being and inclusion.
Susquehanna University has earned a STARS silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Susquehanna University is taking steps to increase the numbers of SU students who are registered to vote and who show up to the polls every election.
Susquehanna University’s biology major has been named among the Top 50 in the United States by Learn.org.
Three Susquehanna University staff members were recognized recently with the Signe S. Gates Appreciation Award — Marie Hassinger, director of project management in information technology; Laura Long, housekeeper; and Rocco Porcellio, assistant director of admission.
Now that all Susquehanna University’s students who have opted to return to campus have done so, the university is ramping up its COVID-19 testing efforts by implementing a new random testing protocol.
Susquehanna University is listed again in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of the nation’s top colleges and universities.
Susquehanna University has been awarded $299,328 from the U.S. Department of Justice to continue work to prevent sexual assault and relationship violence.
Susquehanna University has risen for the second consecutive year in the U.S. News Best Colleges ranking released by U.S. News and World Report.
Susquehanna University has risen for the second consecutive year in the U.S. News Best Colleges ranking released by U.S. News and World Report, climbing four places to No. 113 out of the 223 universities included on the National Liberal Arts Colleges list.
Susquehanna University has been ranked among more than 700 four-year colleges in Money magazine’s 2020 “Best Colleges for Your Money.”
Government and politics publication Washington Monthly ranks Susquehanna University among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges for social mobility and value, in what the magazine calls “a different kind of college ranking.”
Susquehanna University has taken a progressive — and proactive — approach to keeping students, faculty and staff safe through the use of wastewater testing.
As the 2020 presidential election draws closer, Nicholas Clark and Rolfe Peterson, both associate professors of political science at Susquehanna University, have published research identifying an elusive subset of “voter” – the nonvoter.
“I am certain that we can only appreciate happiness after having suffered, but does the suffering ever stop? I end up doubting so.”
Susquehanna University has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s leading universities when it comes to renewable energy, according to a new report by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.
Susquehanna University President Jonathan D. Green and John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D., president and CEO of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, have signed an articulation agreement that will offer guaranteed admission to Susquehanna University for HACC associate-degree graduates to pursue their bachelor’s degree.
Over the summer, Susquehanna University’s Center for Teaching and Learning prepared faculty to teach for a semester unlike any that had come before it.
When his summer internship came to a grinding halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, John Sabella ’22 didn’t despair.
Back in 2019, Stephanie Clouser ’21 applied for an internship at a large dairy farm ... but was not the successful candidate. However, that same application landed her a position with her current internship.
This summer, 44 students from the Sigmund Weis School of Business participated in what Dean Matthew Rousu called “an awesome experiment.” They experienced internships with companies across the globe, all while working remotely.
Despite the shift to online learning and remote work resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Susquehanna University leveraged this circumstance to give students an equal opportunity to take part in international internships. Forty-four students from the Sigmund Weis School of Business interned across the globe this summer.
Work of Susquehanna University’s CenSUs: Everyone Counts task force advanced this summer with notable security upgrades to campus.
Emily Graslie, chief curiosity correspondent at Chicago’s Field Museum, will present Susquehanna University’s 2020-21 Common Reading Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. The event will be presented via Zoom and is free and open to the public.
Susquehanna University has been awarded $210,000 from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to support the university in its efforts to reopen safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Susquehanna University is recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates and one that “thrives on building strong leaders and independent thinkers” and “is invested … in the success of [its] students.”
As a result of pre-arrival testing and isolation procedures, Susquehanna University started the fall 2020 semester with 0 confirmed cases of coronavirus on campus.
Susquehanna University opened the 2020-21 academic year – arguably one of the most unique within the university’s 163-year history – with a virtual convocation that welcomed approximately 600 new students to campus.
Susquehanna University has been awarded a $1.3 million U.S. Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant that will provide students opportunities for academic development.
With two weeks remaining until the first day of classes, Susquehanna University has announced a growing list of measures staff put in place to protect students’ safety and assure their academic success.
Two Susquehanna University students were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, giving them the opportunity to study in France and Italy sometime during 2021.
Susquehanna University has announced revisions to its move-in schedule as part of its ongoing health and safety initiatives.
Susquehanna University’s Jennifer Carter, assistant professor of physics, has been awarded a $21,699 grant from the American Association of University Women.
Biology major Kody Streeter ’21 is spending her summer researching the red-backed salamander, a very small amphibian than evades predators by abandoning part or all of its tail.
Susquehanna University has been recognized as an “innovator” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges, a longstanding guide to the top 300-plus universities throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Ireland.
Susquehanna University has been named among Pennsylvania’s Top 10 universities by College Magazine.
Susquehanna University has announced plans for students to return to on-campus instruction for the fall 2020 semester.
Susquehanna University has announced awards for valedictorian and outstanding seniors in the Class of 2020, as well as faculty awards for teaching, research and advising.
Participants include Amy Davis, student diversity & inclusion program coordinator; Harvey Edwards, teacher-in-residence; Ed Slavishak, professor of history; and Stacey Pearson-Wharton, dean of health and wellness and director of the Counseling Center
Nicholas Clark, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Susquehanna University, was recently appointed to the Presidential Task Force on the COVID-19 Response of the American Political Science Association.
Susquehanna University recently honored students, student organizations and faculty with leadership awards.
When Melissa Barnes ’19 first won a $2,000 scholarship from T&M Associates, a New Jersey-based environmental consulting firm, she didn’t know that she would also win an alumni mentor.
Nine Susquehanna University students have been accepted in the Praxis Photo Arts International Photo Exhibition: Quarantine.
As Susquehanna University steps into its role as an actively antiracist community, President Jonathan D. Green has launched CenSUs: Everyone Counts, a task force dedicated to assuring the campus is a supportive community in which all members feel welcome and supported.
Two Susquehanna University graduates have been named finalists for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.
Susquehanna is excited to roll out a new eatery on campus – Bento Sushi!
As the world adapts to a “new normal” in response to COVID, these new global circumstances require new approaches and innovation. Susquehanna’s entrepreneurial faculty and staff at the Sigmund Weis School of Business devised a way to continue its longstanding commitment to hands-on global business placements — through remote international internships.
The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor sparked protests in all 50 states, and quickly spread to major cities on five other continents. Isabella Moles ’21 and Lauryn Longacre ’21, seniors at Susquehanna University, wanted the Selinsgrove community to significantly contribute to the global conversation about systemic racism.
Susquehanna University had adjusted its academic calendar for fall 2020 to prioritize the health and safety of the campus and surrounding communities and in response to evolving guidance from public health officials regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Beginning in the fall 2020 semester, Susquehanna University will offer a minor in professional sales.
Susquehanna University has named Sharief Hashim as director of athletics following a nationwide search. Currently director of athletics and physical education at the State University of New York at Potsdam, Hashim will join Susquehanna on July 1.
Susquehanna University this week will begin distributing one-time, student aid grants through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
Susquehanna University’s Riley Stone ’20 has been named a National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) 2019-2020 All-American. Stone was named one of the 25 All-Americans out of over 6,500 active collegiate players in NSCRO rugby.
Susquehanna’s Women’s Leadership Symposium has continued providing networking and mentoring opportunities for female students despite the campus’ closure in March.
Anthropology students at Susquehanna University have premiered an online exhibition Together Apart, a collection of personal accounts regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic.
When Carl Faust first introduced Minecraft to his physics class a few years ago, he had no way of knowing how well it would position him for the unexpected transition to online learning necessitated by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Laurence Roth, professor and co-chair of Susquehanna University’s Department of English and Creative Writing, has been named to the 2020-21 class of fellows in the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business can take advantage of the school’s international partners to complete remote international internships this summer.
Despite being away from campus, Susquehanna University students — from Philadelphia to New York to Baltimore — are still hitting the airwaves live on WQSU-FM The Pulse, they’re just broadcasting from their bedrooms instead of the studio.
Two Susquehanna University seniors have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright U.S. English Teaching Assistant award for the 2020-21 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
With the cancellation of the Susquehanna’s Spring 2020 theater season, costumer Elizabeth Ennis is putting her sewing skills to utilitarian use.
During the second full week of April, universities and colleges across the country, including Susquehanna, recognize the significant contributions of students who work on campus during National Student Employment Week.
Geneive Henry, professor and chair of Susquehanna University’s Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the Outstanding Mentorship Award from the Chemistry Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).
Susquehanna’s community has rallied to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic through its Students Care Fund, which supports students who experience significant or unexpected financial need.
Glen Retief, associate professor and co-chair of the Department of English & Creative Writing at Susquehanna University, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to help develop a college bridging program in Mamelodi, South Africa.
SU professors continue to find ways to assist K-12 teachers with their professional development even after they have all been forced from their traditional classrooms by the coronavirus global pandemic.
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Susquehanna University has rescheduled its 162nd Commencement to Sunday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. in the James W. Garrett Sports Complex Field House.
Susquehanna University has donated excess medical supplies to local care facilities and first responders who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Susquehanna University President Jonathan D. Green was honored with the Arthur V. Ciervo Award by College & University Public Relations and Associated Professionals (CUPRAP) for his exemplary efforts in advancing the understanding of higher education.
Susquehanna University’s Katherine Moronta ’21 has been named a Newman Civic Fellow, an honor given to students who have been recognized as a leader at their college and demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions to challenges facing communities locally, nationally and internationally.
Susquehanna University has named DJ Menifee vice president for enrollment following a nationwide search. Currently director of admission at Butler University, Menifee will join Susquehanna on May 4.
Susquehanna’s Department of Education will offer a new Bachelor of Science degree in special education beginning Fall 2020.
It’s not just maple trees that can be tapped for syrup.
Susquehanna’s third annual House of Hawks competition brought entrepreneurial students before a panel of alumni judges to pitch their business ideas for $2,000 in cash prizes.
March brings theater productions, lectures and a gallery opening to campus.
A degree in communications can point you toward countless careers. That was the message delivered by communications alumni at their Break Through panel, The Possibilities of a Communications Degree.
Embrace change. Take risks, but be smart. Those were the central themes during Break Through’s panel, Start-Ups: The Culture of Entrepreneurship.
Alumni working in the arts encouraged students to follow their passion to find their careers and to make nurturing their creativity a priority while they’re still in school.
Not all careers in medicine require an MD. That was the insight alumni gave current students during Break Through’s panel Careers in Medicine: MD Not Required.
Feb 19, 2020
Navigating professional life while living internationally is no easy feat. But with hard work and determination, Susquehanna students and alumni alike are finding success in their global endeavors.
Feb 19, 2020
Alumni Tyler Shields ’15 and Kevin Zuidervliet ’13 encouraged students to mind the “triple bottom line” when pursuing a career in sustainability during their panel, Making Green: Green Jobs and Careers in Sustainability at Break Through.
Feb 19, 2020
Alumni discussed how they found post-graduate opportunities after failing at their first attempts after college.
Feb 13, 2020
The University Choir and Chamber Singers will explore new territory in the Pittsburgh-Cleveland-Columbus metropolitan areas on their annual Spring Break tour.
Feb 10, 2020
WQSU The Pulse, won yet another award from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
Feb 06, 2020
Susquehanna has just launched efforts to breathe new life into “Bogar Lawn,” the grassy areas between Bogar, Seibert and Selinsgrove halls. But do you know what lies beneath the shady yard?
Feb 05, 2020
Hannah Houtz ’20 whole-heartedly embraced the Argentinian culture during her months studying there.
AmeriCorps has allowed Robbie Long ’19 to take his first steps into a career in education, tutoring fourth grade students while running an after-school program.
Feb 04, 2020
Susquehanna offers a variety of events in celebration of Black History Month.
Mary Robinson, one of the world’s most respected advocates for climate justice and Ireland’s first female president, will deliver the Alice Pope Shade Lecture, How Faith has Impacted My Life, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Degenstein Center Theater at Susquehanna University.
While on a full theater scholarship at the University of Maryland, actor and singer/songwriter Bryan Terrell Clark often skipped his classes to follow his passion and audition in New York.
The past 10 years have seen significant progress at Susquehanna University.
Here are some highlights.
February welcomes academic lectures, an array of concerts, theatrical productions and more to a new semester at Susquehanna University.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Susquehanna University’s Sigmund Weis School of Business now guarantees an international internship for its students.
Two Susquehanna University students have been chosen to receive a prestigious Cultural Vistas Fellowship, which allows them to complete an eight-week, international internship this summer, all expenses paid.
Susquehanna University’s radio station, WQSU The Pulse, has been nominated for eight awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.
Susquehanna University has a full slate of events planned to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events are scheduled for the week of Jan. 20 due to students returning that week for the spring semester.
Here’s our favorite things from 2019!
Students from Susquehanna were joined by volunteers from local conservation organizations to plant a “live-stake” garden at the Center for Environmental Education and Research.
Our Favorite Insta Posts from 2019
Susquehanna University has a slate of events planned to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the week of Jan. 20.
Susquehanna University’s new Admission House received the Award for Excellence from the American Institute of Architect’s Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter.
Susquehanna University’s men’s club rugby claimed third place in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) 15s Mid-Atlantic South Region Championship Dec. 8 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Five Susquehanna University students were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, enabling them to study in Cuba, New Zealand and Senegal during the Fall 2020 semester.
Susquehanna University ranks among the best in the nation for undergraduate participation in study abroad, according to the Open Doors 2019 annual report on student mobility, released recently by the Institute for International Education (IIE).
If Shakespeare were alive today, what would he write?
With aspirations of one day working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ashlynn Searer ’22 dreams of finding a solution to the problem of climate change.
Susquehanna University invites the community to enjoy our Emmy Award-winning Christmas Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Weber Chapel Auditorium.
Susquehanna University has launched new dual-degree programs in chemistry with Case Western Reserve and Columbia universities and Washington University in St. Louis – three of the top-50 universities in the U.S.
Four Susquehanna University students have been named Stanford University Innovation Fellows.
Students in Susquehanna University’s science programs can now be granted assured acceptance into the Penn State Smeal College of Business Master’s in Management and Organizational Leadership program through a newly formed relationship between the two universities.
When it came time for Elizabeth Hebert ’20 to decide where to study abroad, she was inspired by her family’s heritage to spend a semester in Dublin, Ireland.
Susquehanna University’s men’s rugby club cemented its spot in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) 15s National Championship Sweet 16 with an exciting win over Catholic University.
Susquehanna University’s Malia Simon delivered a memorable speech about the impact of her international experience at the Cultural Vistas Awards Gala in New York City.
Susquehanna University ranks among the Top 10% of universities in the U.S. for career-long earnings, according to a new report from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
For Shian Knouse ’20, sustainability is a passion. As news of the planet’s problems increased in recent years, Knouse heard her call to assist and dove in head first.
Patrick Erickson spent the summer after his junior year away from Susquehanna University on an internship with the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, a worldwide leader in medical care, research and education. He helped Dr. Xiu-Boa Chang research drug interaction with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer that targets white blood cells in bone marrow. It wasn’t just another internship to bolster his resume for the future. It had a personal connection for Erickson.
On a normal day, most college students go to classes, eat and maybe go to practice or club meetings before starting their homework and repeating the cycle all over again. But for Stephanie Clouser ’21, a biomedical sciences major from Madisonburg, Pennsylvania, her days include something else — time spent with woolly friends as our student shepherdess.
Susquehanna’s beehives have been buzzier than ever, producing more than 150 pounds of honey seven months after being ransacked by a hungry bear.
Divorces were no less unpleasant in the early 20th century than they are today.
Twenty-five years have passed since Jon Haussler ’59 retired from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, but time has not dulled his passion for space travel.
Jeremy Motsko ’17 praises the professors in the earth and environmental sciences department for going the extra mile to help every student succeed.
From studying red-eyed tree frogs in Panama to working with endangered species at the Memphis Zoo, our ecology program led Rachel Snyder ’17 to a variety of opportunities both in and out of the country.
More than 700 alumni returned to Susquehanna University’s campus to celebrate Homecoming-Reunion Weekend.
It’s not surprising that a university that dates back to the mid-19th century has a few ghost stories floating around.
Susquehanna University’s Elizabeth Ennis was recently nominated for a Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre. Her work on The Color Purple at Theatre Horizon was nominated for Outstanding Costume Design.
Every year at Homecoming, Susquehanna’s Alumni Association presents awards to outstanding members of its community in achievement, leadership, service, service to Susquehanna and to a recent alumnus.
Helping save wild trout isn’t a bad way to spend a summer.
Earth and environmental sciences major Nicholas Visser ’20 spent the summer sampling streams with our Freshwater Research Institute (FRI) to determine the health and presence of trout.
November welcomes a new series of literary, musical and theatrical events to Susquehanna.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Since 2007, education majors at Susquehanna have spent summers working with elementary students at Selinsgrove Area School District’s Summer Seals Day Camp.
Lectures and discussions related to the 2019-20 theme are at the forefront as another academic year is underway at Susquehanna.
Susquehanna University is ranked in the top five universities in Pennsylvania for post-graduate job placement, according to Zippia Inc.’s latest ranking, The 10 Best Colleges for Jobs in Pennsylvania for 2019.
Graduates from Susquehanna’s publishing & editing major have participated in significant numbers in the esteemed Columbia Publishing Course (CPC) in the School of Journalism at Columbia University.
Susquehanna University has launched SUConnects, a mentoring program for first-year students from historically underrepresented groups.
Susquehanna University has named Dave Ramsaran its next provost and dean of faculty after a national search. Ramsaran has served in an interim capacity since July.
Susquehanna University’s Jordan Randall Smith has received national recognition for his work as music director of Baltimore’s Symphony Number One.
Susquehanna University, in collaboration with the Borough of Selinsgrove and Snyder County Libraries, will host an American Creed Community Conversations film screening and scholar-facilitated discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Selinsgrove Borough Building.
This event is free and open to the public.
Susquehanna University has named Jennifer Servedio chief information officer following a nationwide search. Currently director of budget and strategic planning in Colgate University’s Office of Information Technology, Servedio will join Susquehanna on Nov. 4.
Susquehanna University has named Michael Dixon chief inclusion and diversity officer following a nationwide search. Currently chief diversity officer and director of intercultural services at Manchester University, Dixon will join Susquehanna on Nov. 1.
Susquehanna is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
Carly Rogers ’20 has been able to add NASH FM, Little League International, ESPN, Fox Sports Radio and Benztown Radio to her resume — all before her senior year.
New research from Susquehanna University political scientist Rolfe Peterson finds that personality traits known as the Dark Triad – Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy – show themselves at higher rates in individuals with increased political ambition – particularly when it comes to campaigning.
Apryl Williams, assistant professor of sociology at Susquehanna, has been honored with separate recognitions that move forward her research into gender- and race-based discrimination.
Susquehanna University’s oldest living alumna celebrated her 105th birthday Sept. 25.
Ryan Seibert ’19 started working in the accounting field as a sophomore at SU and had two different positions before graduating.
Jonathan Niles, director of Susquehanna University’s Freshwater Research Institute, was awarded Outstanding Coldwater Conservationist by the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited.
With the publication of “Techniques of Classical Mechanics: From Lagrangian to Newtonian mechanics,” Susquehanna University’s Samya Zain is the first Pakistani woman to publish an international physics e-textbook.
October ushers in a new art exhibition, academic lectures, a reading, an array of recitals, as well as the beginning of the theatre season at Susquehanna University.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Susquehanna University’s Freshwater Research Institute (FRI) was awarded a $5,000 grant from the American Geophysical Union to provide expanded environmental education programs for local students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
A mention of New York Fashion Week conjures up images of slender models strutting down the runway as crowds of fabulously dressed celebrities gaze on.
Picture this: a rising senior spends the summer in Argentina interning for a local nonprofit to help families that have children with autism lead a happier life; a graphic design major takes her skills across the Atlantic to spread the word about public projects in Germany; and an environmental studies major spends her summer in Hong Kong interning at an innovation lab that raises awareness about climate change.
Every Tuesday in September from 5-6 p.m., students gather near the Degenstein Campus Center for one of their favorite events — Dog Days!
Jared Kozich ’19 credits his two internships with helping him secure a job offer at an accounting firm outside Washington, D.C., before his graduation.
Susquehanna University is listed again in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) ranking of the nation’s top colleges and universities.
Susquehanna University opened its 162nd academic year with 624 new students who comprise the most academically successful incoming class in the university’s history.
September brings an art exhibition, lectures, readings and a unique series of concerts as a fresh academic year gets underway at Susquehanna University.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Susquehanna University’s Department of Art and Design now offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in graphic design.
Susquehanna University has been selected by Money magazine as one of its 2019 “Best Colleges for Your Money.”
Susquehanna University is named one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review.
How do you know you go to SU?
As a fellow with the Atlantis Clinical Fellowship in Portugal, Catherine Welch witnessed one of the most awe-inspiring moments in a woman’s life — becoming a mother.
Several students from the Sigmund Weis School of Business are living and working abroad this summer with the support of the Eric Stein Fund for International Experience.
Anna Mykytyn ’20 received a highly competitive fellowship to conduct research on cancer treatment at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Communications students are taking their education outside the classroom this summer to participate in career-building internships.
Fresh off her return from a semester studying in London, Marisa Battiloro ’20 immediately set about finding her summer internship.
Seniors in the Sigmund Weis School of Business are confirming their career choices by participating in intensive and immersive summer internships.
Susquehanna University has been named among the 2019-20 Colleges of Distinction, which recognizes schools that deliver on four overarching factors: student engagement, innovative teaching, community and outcomes.
Jon Haussler ’59 graduated from Susquehanna University with degrees in math, physics and chemistry, so it would surprise few that the idea of launching rockets and satellites into space intrigued him.
Susquehanna University junior Katherine Moronta was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Institute of International Education (IIE) to help fund her Fall 2019 study abroad experience in Cuba.
Hareem Zain ’19 is one of the first students to study engineering at Columbia University through our 3+2 cooperative agreement with the elite New York City school.
Susquehanna University has named Jennifer Spotts director of strategic communications. She joined the Office of University Marketing and Communications on July 8.
When Melissa Barnes ’19 first won a $2,000 scholarship from T&M Associates, a New Jersey-based environmental consulting firm, she didn’t know that she would also win an alumni mentor.
Susquehanna University’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America placed first in the state and in the top four campaigns nationally for its Move The Line organ donation awareness campaign.
Four Susquehanna University students were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, enabling them to study in Cuba, Cyprus and the Netherlands during the fall semester.
Students are now able to earn a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University and a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering from one of three top-50 universities in the U.S.
Susquehanna University is ranked as the No. 2 university in Pennsylvania for getting a job, according to Zippia Inc.’s latest ranking, The 10 Best Colleges for Jobs in Pennsylvania for 2019.
Our Blough-Weis Library, members of the Class of 2022 and the Office of Sustainability teamed up to plant an edible Shakespeare garden on campus.
A Susquehanna University graduate was an associate producer on a team that earned two Sports Emmys at the 40th Annual Sports Emmy Award ceremony in New York City on May 20.
Susquehanna University’s men’s club rugby team heads to Philadelphia June 1-2 to play for the 7s National Championship.
Author Azar Nafisi urged Susquehanna University’s Class of 2019 to pursue their passions, safe in the knowledge that their education awards them a “portable home” within their imaginations.
Carlos A. Iudica, associate professor of biology and ecology at Susquehanna University, has been named to the National Ecological Observatory Network’s Small Mammal Technical Working Group, a group of 10 science and education experts who provide input regarding small mammal abundance, diversity and pathogen sampling nationwide.
Two Susquehanna University students have been accepted into a selective dual-degree engineering program at Columbia University.
When a small group of Susquehanna University students left for what is now an annual Global Opportunities (GO) trip to the Philippines in 2010, they had no way of knowing they would change the trajectory of several young lives.
Two graduates from Susquehanna’s Class of 2019 will head to Africa soon for positions with the Peace Corps.
Susquehanna University has been awarded a $950,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation in support of the Freshwater Research Institute.
Susquehanna’s second annual House of Hawks competition brought entrepreneurial students before a panel of judges to pitch their business ideas for $2,300 in cash prizes.
Susquehanna University held its first-ever Lavender Graduation Ceremony, an event to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students by acknowledging their achievements and contributions to the university.
The connections she made through our theatre program opened doors for Ashley Harman ’10—doors that led her to working with Cirque du Soleil.
When finance major Joseph Morante ’21 received an application to become a Stanford University Innovation Fellow, he knew immediately that he wanted to apply.
Two works of literature from a Susquehanna University student-edited issue of Barrelhouse literary magazine have been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize, an American literary prize that honors the best poetry, short fiction and essays published by small presses.
Three Susquehanna University students have been chosen to receive a prestigious Cultural Vistas Fellowship, which allows them to complete an eight-week, international internship this summer, all expenses paid.
Students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business have yet another way to gain financial knowledge and career advice—through Barron’s, one of the nation’s premier financial resources.
This is a sampling of job and graduate school placements based on information provided by department chairs. This list will grow as we receive additional information regarding our 2019 graduates.
Susquehanna University’s 2019 graduates are going places.
Susquehanna University officially welcomed a flock of woolly lawnmowers to campus Thursday with the addition of about 20 sheep to the university’s 14-acre solar array.
The public is becoming increasingly aware of the toll microplastics—particles less than 5mm in size—are taking on our environment. But it’s not just oceans that are vulnerable.
“I wholeheartedly will say that the Africana studies program was one of the best decisions I made,” says Genovee Dominguez ’19.
Senior Rachel Heide ’19 has already managed more than eight theatre shows—and she hasn’t even graduated from college.
When Heather Pearson’s senior capstone course was canceled for the semester, one of her professors Kathy Straub, professor of earth & environmental sciences, suggested she take an independent study instead.
Julianna Whalen ’19 encourages fellow students to attend Break Through, our annual on-campus alumni networking event, because it’s where she got the chance to work in her dream field.
Karol Weaver, professor of history at Susquehanna, has always been interested in the ways in which individuals persevere in the face of challenges. For women in the late-18th and early-19th century, perseverance was a required skill.
Three Susquehanna University professors have been awarded an $83,820 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a joint project meant to encourage civil discourse.
Luke Duceman, a 2018 Susquehanna University graduate, has received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in Costa Rica for the 2019-20 academic year. The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board made the award.
Susquehanna University’s men’s club rugby team won the 7s National Championship Qualifier on April 6. The team now advances to the 7s National Championship June 1-2 in Philadelphia.
Susquehanna University is on the lookout for a honey thief.
A team of four students was named among the top 25 finalists to participate in the largest undergraduate business pitch competition in the U.S.
Larry Herrold of Sunbury, a senior history and religious studies major at Susquehanna University, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for the 2019-2020 academic year.
I didn’t always realize how important connections are. But a connection I made with a Susquehanna alumna while I was still a student actually jump-started my career.
Author Azar Nafisi will deliver the keynote address at Susquehanna University’s 161st commencement on Wednesday, May 15, which begins at 1 p.m. in the James W. Garrett Sports Complex Field House.
Susquehanna University will host a screening of the documentary Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Degenstein Center Theater.
April brings performance art, eco-friendly lectures, a visiting editor and more to Susquehanna University’s campus.
The following events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Susquehanna University will extend Earth Week into a celebration of Earth Month with a full schedule of events to bring awareness to sustainable living and ecojustice issues.
Susquehanna University has named Justin Rummel assistant vice president for student financial services. He joined the university staff on March 1.
Susquehanna University’s radio station, WQSU The Pulse, won four Golden Microphone Trophy Awards at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) annual conference in New York City.
Whether you’re an animal lover or a movie buff, a bibliophile or a shopaholic, you’ll find plenty to do in Selinsgrove and the surrounding communities.
Adding an Africana studies minor to her anthropology major allowed Zaida Bryant ’19 find her niche.
Logan Sweet ’15, a public relations and social media specialist at CreAgent in Corning, New York, and Pierce O’Hearn ’15, paid social media manager for Hint flavored water in San Francisco, hosted an online branding panel for students at Break Through.
Madison Summers ’16 and Caitlin Newman ’09 Thistle gave invaluable advice to students on securing summer internships, job shadowing and volunteer experiences during the Break Through networking conference.
Susquehanna University’s annual networking conference, Break Through, brought nearly 100 alumni of various majors and careers back to the university for a weekend in February. Students attended alumni-led panels and made connections through other events such as speed-networking sessions.
Hadley Elsenbaumer ’12, analytical lead-measurement specialist at Google, and Kegan Moesta ’16, cyber security portfolio strategic lead at IBM, hosted a Break Through panel about working for a large tech employer. Both alumni, who majored in business administration, shared how they transitioned into an industry they didn’t know much about.
Susquehanna University joined more than 100 colleges and universities in an alliance to substantially expand the number of talented, low- and moderate-income students at America’s undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates.
March brings theatre productions, a gallery opening, a visiting writer and more to Susquehanna University’s campus.
The following events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Matthew Rousu, dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business, recently received a Washington Post Albie Award for his co-authored research, How much is social media worth? Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it.
The Susquehanna University Choir, under the direction of Amy Voorhees, will perform at locations throughout Pennsylvania on its annual spring break tour March 8-12.
Concerts are free and open to the public.
Susquehanna University was awarded a $30,000 grant from Pennsylvania’s It’s On Us initiative to combat campus sexual assault.
Susquehanna University junior Gabriella Draganova, of Philadelphia, has been named a Gilman Scholar, enabling her to pursue academic studies abroad.
At a time when most seniors began new jobs or prepared for graduate school, B. James Foster packed his bags for a two-and-a-half-year commitment to the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone.
Joe Lieberman, retired Connecticut Senator and former vice presidential candidate, will deliver the Alice Pope Shade Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Degenstein Center Theater at Susquehanna University.
February brings theatre productions, a literature reading and a unique concert to the campus of Susquehanna University.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Fresh off her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, acclaimed actress Kathleen Turner will be at Susquehanna University Sunday, March 3, to discuss her remarkable screen and stage career with University President Jonathan Green. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Degenstein Center Theater.
A multi-million dollar fundraising challenge has been met three years ahead of schedule to establish the Signe Gates and Dawn Mueller Women’s Leadership Fund at Susquehanna University.
Like many of our accounting graduates, Cameron Dougherty ’14 knew a job was waiting for him as he donned his graduation cap and gown.
Global Business Perspectives (GBP), the class taken by first-year students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business, introduces them right away to team-based learning and case study research.
Susquehanna University has a full slate of events planned to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events are scheduled for the week of Jan. 21 due to students returning that week for the spring semester.
More than 100 alumni will return to campus the weekend of Feb. 15 for the annual Break Through student-alumni networking conference.
While taking a few years off before going to graduate school in Northern Ireland, Madison Clark ’15 is a Life Together Fellow and an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow at Esperanza Academy, a tuition-free, independent middle school for underserved girls in Lawrence, Mass.
Susquehanna University President Jonathan D. Green’s latest book, “Choral-Orchestral Repertoire: A Conductor’s Guide,” offers an expansive compilation of choral orchestral works from the year 1600 to the present.
Working at Tesla, Thomas Kitt ’17 has relied on the comprehensive education he received at Susquehanna to move up the ladder.
Working at Tesla, Thomas Kitt ’17 has relied on the comprehensive education he received at Susquehanna to move up the ladder.
We at Susquehanna know there are many interesting stories originating on our campus. In 2018, media from around the country and the world agreed. Here is a sampling of the year’s top reported stories.
According to new research co-authored by Matthew Rousu, dean of Susquehanna University’s Sigmund Weis School of Business, Facebook is a lot more valuable to its users than its owners may realize.
Our solar array, college rankings, sports championships and a newly named athletic stadium. It’s been quite a year at Susquehanna University. Here are 10 of our favorite stories from this past year.
Ryan McGuire graduated from Susquehanna in 2004 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in economics, but soon after felt drawn to being educator.
Students in the Department of English and Creative Writing have launched Me/Us/U, a podcast that explores topics including linguistics, sexuality and gender identity, and the college experience.
Our creative writing major is ranked as the No. 6 in Pennsylvania, according to Zippia Inc., which operates a website with career information for professionals across industries.
Taishiana Tsosie ’21 wanted a major that encompassed all her areas of interest—the environment, government, culture, and people’s behaviors and beliefs.
After graduating from Susquehanna, Carissa Sweet ’18 continued her journey into the performing arts industry by pursuing a master of arts degree in arts presenting and live entertainment management at the Frost School of Music at The University of Miami.
Ryan Pelletier ’16 left Susquehanna ready to teach high school social studies in a new way.
Nearly two and a half years ago, Christina Behnke ’08 decided to leave her job as a magazine editor to pursue full-time filmmaking.
Susquehanna University has a slate of events planned to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Jan. 21 holiday and later that week. Headlining the university’s annual Winter Convocation is Michael Sam, the University of Missouri football star who was primed for an early-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft when he came out as gay.
A summer internship at a rehabilitation hospital set Elaine Anderson ’14 on her way to becoming an occupational therapist.
Female alumni of the Sigmund Weis School of Business met recently with undergraduate young women to offer guidance and lessons learned from their own successful careers.
As assistant director of bands at Oklahoma State University, Tyler Austin ’12 has achieved his longtime goal of working in higher education.
Susquehanna opened the new Amy E. Winans Center for Wellness, a centralized location in Seibert Hall where students can access a range of wellness and personal growth initiatives.
Students sampled 88 stream sites during the spring and summer of 2018 in their ongoing work for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) Unassessed Waters Initiative.
Susquehanna ranks among the best in the nation for undergraduate participation in study abroad, according to the Open Doors 2018 annual report on student mobility by the Institute for International Education.
Join the Susquehanna University community for our Emmy Award-winning Christmas Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Weber Chapel Auditorium.
Our men’s rugby club team completed its fall season with a perfect 7-0 record and was crowned the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference champions.
French and secondary education major Jamie Fesinstine ’17 studied abroad in Rennes, France, for two reasons—language immersion and teaching experience.
When is violence justified? When should we fight? How should we fight? Jeffrey K. Mann attempts to answer these questions in his latest book, May I Kill.
Having the freedom to take several courses outside her field of study allowed Shayna Freed ’11 to build skills that have been crucial to her job at a Philadelphia theater.
We’ve been awarded a chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM), one of only 21 colleges nationwide to achieve the honor.
Small classes offer Abby Conway immediate opportunity for research and success.
Public policy major Sage Weikel ’16 hopes to give back to those who are threatened by unpredictable natural disasters.
The McGrath Scholarship allowed Anna Mykytyn to work on a collaborative project between the chemistry and biology departments at Susquehanna over the summer of 2018.
After working as an English teacher in France and then for the U.S Department of Education, Garth Libhart ’11 is now pursuing his Ph.D. in literature.
Anna Andes has spent the past several years studying the little-known plays of the British suffrage movement between 1903 and 1914 to learn how they were used in support of the fight for votes for women.
Four students have been named Stanford University Innovation Fellows, a program that empowers students to become agents of change at their schools by creating opportunities for students to engage with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity.
Melissa Lee ’14 studied for a few weeks in Japan through our GO program during her junior year—and the experience stuck with her.
Chemistry major Madeline Goodhart ’20 discovered her love for working in research labs during her summer internship with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation materials and testing lab.
Our Student Health Center has been re-accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Today we announced a $10 million gift commitment from Lucille Arthur, widow of Douglas Arthur, Class of 1949 and World War II veteran. In recognition of the gift, we named our athletic stadium the Doug Arthur Stadium.
Researching pharmaceutical ingredients and teaching chemistry lessons to engineers were just a part of Mia Havasi’s internship this summer.
Katrin Winkler ’17 has been working for the past two years toward a master’s degree in international affairs at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany.
A grant for those who plan to teach STEM in high-need school districts helped open doors for Jenna Yarger ’18 Mowery, now a chemistry teacher at Shikellamy High School in Sunbury, Pa.
More than 70 Susquehanna University students across majors were in New York City for Break Through NYC, a student-alumni networking event.
Susquehanna University plans to be plastic straw-free by 2020, the second step in an effort to reduce the waste created by single-use plastic straws.
The television special Christmas at Susquehanna: The 50th Anniversary Candlelight Service has won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for WVIA.
November brings a theatre production, lectures, readings and a unique concert marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Baktash Ahadi attributes his time at Susquehanna as providing “the framework for understanding the world through a humanistic lens.”
We’re one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
A $10,000 grant from PPL Foundation is helping scientists and students from our Freshwater Research Initiative with a stream restoration project.
A study abroad trip to The Gambia allowed Emily Crawford ’15 the chance to get a once-in-lifetime look at another education system.
When Allison Crowell arrived at Susquehanna in 2004, the middling Spanish student, who grew up on a rural orchard near Gettysburg, Pa., would have laughed at the notion of becoming an award-winning Spanish teacher in Washington, D.C.
Students have the option of embarking on a new Global Opportunities (GO) program that will take them to the northwest African country of Morocco.
We officially “flipped the switch” on the largest university-sponsored solar array in Pennsylvania.
Mary Lou Zeeman will deliver the lecture, Understanding Tipping Points and Resilience for Sustainability, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Stretansky Concert Hall in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.
Amanda DuCharme ’17 and Lynn Palermo, associate professor of French, translated a collection of letters and journal entries from French to English.
Lauren Beck ’16 entered Susquehanna as a biology and psychology double major, but quickly transferred into the neuroscience program when it was created in 2014.
In addition to an overseas internship, Emily Leboffe has taken part in summer research at Susquehanna since her first year on campus.
Dave Ramsaran recently released Caribbean Masala: Indian Identity in Guyana and Trinidad, a collaborative effort that examines ritual, gender, family and daily life within Indian populations in Guyana and Trinidad.
Oct. 5, 2018, was declared WQSU Day by the Snyder County Commissioners Office and the Borough of Selinsgrove.
Hundreds of alumni and their families will return to Susquehanna and the borough of Selinsgrove Oct. 5-7 for Homecoming-Reunion Weekend 2018.
Lynn Palermo, associate professor of French, was awarded a $12,500 Literature Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
October brings a musical performance, a theatre production, a visiting writer, a juried art exhibition and academic lectures to campus. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
A summer job-shadowing opportunity at the Cleveland Clinic in 2016 turned into more than what neuroscience major Danielle Ramsey ’18 had bargained for, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Annabelle Luebke ’14 loves her job teaching middle school chorus in Ashburn, Va., and soon plans to head back to school to get a master’s degree in music so she can bring even more expertise to the classroom.
Caitlin Newman ’09 Thistle says Susquehanna gave her the skills to succeed in international development.
Taking risks and trying out new ideas is a fundamental part of the creative writing program at Susquehanna—an experience that has helped Amanda Schader ’16 in her AmeriCorps position at the Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library in Selinsgrove.
Megan Rudloff ’17 attended Columbia’s Summer Publishing Course—the most prestigious of its kind in the nation.
For Savannah Rhoads ’18, transferring to Susquehanna in spring 2016 opened up a world of opportunities to be more engaged in her field—and a chance to get her hands dirty.
When Katelynn Ondek ’14 enrolled at Susquehanna, neuroscience was not yet offered as a major, so she designed her own. She wanted to study and work with the nervous system, and fulfill requirements for admission to veterinary school.
After studying public policy, political science and Spanish, Christina Martin ’18 hopes to land an international public policy job that works in Spanish-speaking countries.
We harvested our first batch of honey this week—4 gallons of the sweet stuff.
Nick Ripatrazone ’03 is the author of six books and a high school English teacher who teaches at Rutgers-Newark.
We’re ranked among the top 20 percent of colleges and universities in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)/Times Higher Education (THE) 2019 college rankings. The guide primarily measures student success and learning.
Susquehanna announced our first class of inductees into its Football Ring of Honor, which recognizes the accomplishments of players, coaches, administrators and staff involved with the football program over the years.
Programming surrounding this year’s annual theme of resilience continues with Derrick R. Brooms, Ph.D.
Scholars of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato have long argued that he believed the body was a hindrance to living a good life. But Coleen Zoller argues in her debut book, Plato and the Body: Reconsidering Socratic Asceticism, that those centuries of interpretation have been wrong.
Our second class of Susquehanna University Service Leaders (SUSL) are busy integrating themselves into the local community.
September brings drama, music and a lecture on resilience to Susquehanna University. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Our Department of Theatre opens its fall season with Doubt, A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley.
Acclaimed poet Brenda Hillman will read from a selection of her works as part of the Seavey Reading Series.
A lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, will explore questions regarding the efficacy of law and its promise to protect the rights of society’s most vulnerable.
Chris Ellis, a political science scholar, will mark Constitution Day with his lecture, Civil Liberties Under Attack? Free Speech and Due Process on College Campuses, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17.
The Class of 2022 marked its first days by volunteering throughout the central Susquehanna Valley and Washington, D.C., to help the homeless.
Government and politics publication Washington Monthly ranks us among the nation’s top 40 liberal arts colleges.
We’re ranked No. 12 among College Raptor’s Top 15 Best Colleges for Study Abroad
Our first-ever Umoja Welcome Ceremony greeted students of color within the Class of 2022 with a simple message—We got you.
We’re one of the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools, marking the university’s first appearance in the “green” ranking.
Three university staff members were recognized recently with the Signe S. Gates Appreciation Award
We’ve been selected by Money magazine as one of its 2018 “Best Colleges for Your Money.”
We will host four lectures during the fall semester that focus on our 2018-19 theme of resilience.
Taking part in the Honors program has had a lot of perks for Richard Farmer ’20.
We opened our 161st academic year with 675 new students, one of the largest classes in our history.
Two Susquehanna University students spent their summers as Cultural Vista Fellows, completing an eight-week, international internship.
The art exhibition The Quickening Image will open with a reception in the Lore Degenstein Gallery from 7–9 p.m. on Sept. 1.
Twenty-three students and 12 faculty presented research at the 10th annual Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium.
From her very first Honors class at Susquehanna, Sarah Franzone ’20 has enjoyed the open conversations that are a hallmark of our Honors program.
We’re the first university in Pennsylvania to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators.
We have partnered with the Milton Hershey School to improve the national college graduation outcome for low-income students.
Grace Tesoro, a junior from Berkeley Heights, N.J., spent her summer interning in two different departments of NBCUniversal—the booking department of MSNBC and Peacock Productions, a subsidiary of NBC News.
Two professors, one of French, the other of creative writing, have undertaken an innovative historical research project—translating short stories from French to English and mapping the neighborhood in which those stories took place
Ryheem Powell was selected to try out for the USA Rugby Collegiate All-American team.
The Eric Stein Fund for International Experience endowment enables students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business to intern with companies around the world.
Amanda Grosz ’19 is participating in a unique leadership development program with JPMorgan Chase & Co. that introduces potential Chase employees to the business, its products and customers.
We’re ranked No. 16 among The Princeton Review’s Top 20 Most Popular Study Abroad Programs in the nation.
A Global Opportunities trek to the Philippines gave Melissa Hulslander her first opportunity to set foot in her mother’s native country.
Austin Park is spending his summer in a unique internship—with the Office of the Sergeant at Arms in the U.S. Senate.
Several political science students are spending their summers interning in the offices of state and U.S. legislators.
Mike Alvaro ’19 wants to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from cancer—and he’s not waiting until he’s achieved his lifelong dream of earning a Ph.D. to become a cancer researcher.
For the second summer, Erik Rivas Contreras has found himself interning in quite a jungle—just not the kind you’re thinking of. Contreras is interning in a jungle of computer code at Gannett Fleming.
When it comes to innovation, no company is perhaps more top-of-mind than Tesla. So, when a recruiter approached senior Sara Costa about an opportunity with the company, she jumped.
A summer at Johns Hopkins University and the National Center for Toxicological Research are giving two rising seniors a glimpse into life after Susquehanna.
New research from Nicholas Clark finds that the tone of local media does not give people an accurate idea of current economic conditions, leading to a more positive view of their governor’s performance in office.
Nick Trotter has spent the past three years, including this summer, working for the Office of First-Year Experience, which exists to help students transition to college life with programs and activities that start in June and continue throughout their first year.
Tracking energy and water usage across campus has been a perfect blend of Ryan Carter’s commitment to the environment and interest in data crunching.
Aaron Martin has been named vice president for marketing and communications following a nationwide search. Currently chief communications officer at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, La., he will join Susquehanna on Sept. 3.
Aspiring teacher and early education major Madyson Brown spoke at the state capital recently in support of funding for public education.
Economics has often been described as “the dismal science,” but as Matthew Rousu, dean of our Sigmund Weis School of Business, proves in his debut book, Broadway and Economics, Broadway musicals are an excellent and fun tool to teach us about economic concepts.
Trying to follow a sustainable lifestyle in college was a no brainer for Kara Eckert ’20.
Three students were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, enabling them to study in Japan and the United Kingdom during the fall semester.
Protecting the planet for current and future generations is a passion for Jennie Lien ’19, student sustainability coordinator.
We were named among the top 35 colleges in the state whose graduates have the highest median annual earnings 10 years after enrollment.
Five students have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, enabling them to study in Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Scotland and New Zealand during the Spring 2018 semester.
Our Department of Economics is ranked in the top 25 percent nationwide by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Men’s rugby finished fifth at the National Small College Rugby Organization’s (NSCRO) 7s National Championships in Philadelphia, Pa.
Learning a second language didn’t always come easily to Mats Haaland ’13. After struggling to learn and speak Spanish in high school, Haaland decided to try a new language at Susquehanna—Italian.
Creative writing major Nick Martell ’16 has landed a multi-book publishing deal with foreign rights for his forthcoming epic fantasy series The Kingdom of Liars.
Majoring in Italian gave Alexander Beale ’15 a chance to connect with his mother’s culture and receive his first formal training in her native language.
Derek Martin joined Susquehanna in January as the university’s first sustainability coordinator. He hopes to increase student engagement in campus sustainability efforts by using the campus as a living, learning laboratory.
Hannah Kelly-Quigley ’20, a neuroscience major, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study for eight weeks this summer in Xi’an, China.
Students will embark on two new Global Opportunities (GO Short) programs that will take them to historic South American sites in Peru and Argentina.
Concert pianist Awadagin Pratt urged Susquehanna’s Class of 2018 to consider their degrees with the same flexibility they might give the first draft of their memoir. Pratt delivered the keynote address before 473 graduates at our 160th Commencement.
Graduates from the Class of 2018 were honored recently at Susquehanna’s Umoja multicultural stoling ceremony.
Melissa Ballow ’18 embarked on her study abroad program to Greece, excited to learn the literary history of the ancient country—but unaware that her interest would bring her in front of an international audience.
Our master’s program makes it convenient for working teachers to pursue their advanced degree through a hybrid teaching format that combines online coursework and some face-to-face class meetings.
As a broadcasting major, Caroline Woodward ’19 came into college expecting to learn camera angles, design work and reporting. But when it came time to fulfill her language requirement, she wanted a new experience.
A semester spent in Italy inspired Tiffani Lopez ’18 to develop a new focus for her history studies back at Susquehanna.
Students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business wrapped up a semester-long capstone project recently that helped an emerging business transform from concept to strategy.
Hannah Kelly-Quigley ’20 has always been fascinated with Chinese culture—an interest encouraged and cultivated by her adoptive parents.
Matthew Rousu has been named dean of Susquehanna University’s Sigmund Weis School of Business following a nationwide search.
A panel of alumni working in sustainable careers said the world needs to adjust its values to achieve a more sustainable society.
A study-abroad experience in Dublin, Ireland, gave Nathan Hughart ’18 more than fond memories and an awesome Instagram story.
Concert pianist Awadagin Pratt will deliver the keynote address at our 160th commencement on Wednesday, May 16, which begins at 1 p.m. in the James W. Garrett Sports Complex Field House.
This is a sampling of job and graduate school placements based on information provided by department chairs.
Men’s club rugby will advance to the 7s National Championship after winning the qualifier tournament in Lancaster earlier this month.
From New York City to Los Angeles, Susquehanna University’s 2018 graduates are going places. The 475 members of this year’s graduating class have pursued degrees across the School of Arts and Sciences and the Sigmund Weis School of Business. Now, they are ready to apply what they’ve learned to their career and life pursuits.
Two Susquehanna University undergraduates have been accepted into a selective dual-degree engineering program at Columbia University.
Human books like Born From the Great Migration, Black Girl Long Hair, An Extrovert With Anxiety and Finding My Song opened themselves to visitors at Susquehanna’s Human Library, organized by the Blough-Weis Library and the student group, Better Together.
We celebrated the accomplishments of our Freshwater Research Initiative (FRI) recently with research presentations and a panel discussion into the challenges facing the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Our annual day of service on Saturday, April 21, will have students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteering at organizations across the Central Susquehanna Valley, Harrisburg and New Jersey.
Forty-five Susquehanna University students recently returned from Oklahoma from the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), where they presented research on topics ranging from biology to psychology.
We’re celebrating Earth Week with a full schedule of events designed to bring awareness to sustainable living, pollinator population and ecojustice issues.
A three-person team of Susquehanna University business students was named among the top 25 finalists to participate in the largest undergraduate business pitch competition in the U.S.
Registration is now open for this summer’s Kids’ College, a series of day camps for children on the campus of Susquehanna University. Kids’ College challenges campers to think critically, work collaboratively and solve problems creatively through a variety of dynamic, hands-on activities in a nurturing educational environment.
Our Department of Music will present several concerts of instrumental music throughout the month of April that are free and open to the public.
Susquehanna University is offering a variety of residential summer educational programs for high school students that will challenge, inspire and help prepare them for college-level work.
Susquehanna University is offering a variety of residential summer educational programs for high school students that will challenge, inspire and help prepare them for college-level work.
Business students from Susquehanna and Bucknell universities met with several business owners recently to pitch ideas on how to take their small businesses to the next level.
The spring art exhibition Abstract and Nonrepresentational Painting will open with a reception in Susquehanna University’s Lore Degenstein Gallery from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.
Guest artists Christina Dahl and Oksana Ezkhokina will perform a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 23, in Stretansky Concert Hall in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.
We’ve earned a STARS Bronze rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Writer, educator and Susquehanna University alumna Melissa Goodrich will read from a selection of her work at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art’s Stretansky Concert Hall.
Susquehanna has been awarded a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to recruit and graduate students in physics, chemistry and biology.
New research from Susquehanna University’s Freshwater Research Initiative finds that brook trout populations suffered most as a result of natural gas development if their habitats were already made fragile by other land uses.
We’re hosting A Night on Broadway at 7:30 p.m. March 31 in Isaacs Auditorium in Seibert Hall.
Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell will speak at Susquehanna University at 7:30 p.m. April 11 in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. The purpose of this event is to further civil and intellectual discourse on campus, in keeping with the university theme for the year—conflict.
Susquehanna University’s Department of Theatre will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog at 7:30 p.m. March 24 and 25 in Isaacs Auditorium in Seibert Hall.
Michelle Vachris, professor of economics at Wesleyan University, will deliver a lecture, titled Pride and Profit: The Intersection of Adam Smith and Jane Austen, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28.
Student musicians will perform in various upcoming events presented by the Department of Music.
Susquehanna’s first ever House of Hawks competition brought students before a panel of judges to pitch their business ideas, win cash prizes and build networks with other business owners.
Sayed Kashua, a well-known Israeli-Arab author and journalist, will read from a selection of his works as part of Susquehanna University’s Seavey Reading Series.
Susquehanna University’s annual Senior Art Show will be presented in the Lore Degenstein Gallery from March 24 to April 8.
Lucia Garabo’s Italian major is more than a field of study—it’s a way to connect with her family and her Italian heritage.
As a first-year student, Sophia Francisco ’18 had the chance to help a senior biology student with their research in developmental biology.
Two students have been chosen as Cultural Vistas Fellows, which allows them to complete an eight-week, international internship, all expenses paid, this summer.
Graphic design students walked away with the majority of awards during the recent American Advertising Federation’s Greater Frederick (Md.) ADDY Awards ceremony.
As a first-semester senior, Joe Villari ’15 already had a job lined up with the Department of Defense—and he’s worked there ever since.
During his time studying abroad at Regent’s University in London, Damian Munoz ’18 explored London’s art and fashion culture.
The celebrated Susquehanna University Choir, under the direction of Christopher Hoster, will perform at locations throughout the Northeast on its annual spring break tour March 10-18.
Some of Susquehanna’s political science students spent two weeks participating in a simulation that had them rebuilding the government of ancient Athens.
Larell Scardelli ’15 has fit a lot into the few years since she graduated—student, fact checker, editorial assistant, freelance writer and even florist.
Alumni in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math fields shared their experiences with Susquehanna students at Break Through 2018.
Darren Hamric is admittedly terrified of many things. It is interesting, then, that he chose Focus Australia for his Global Opportunities experience. It may be that Hamric is braver than he thinks.
Among the many things senior Marielle Miller learned on her Global Opportunities experience in Austria, perhaps most striking was the country’s Nazi past. GO Austria: National History, Global Responsibilities is a three-week study abroad program that takes students to Salzburg and Vienna, as well as nearby Munich, Germany.
WQSU The Pulse, has received two Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting awards.
Amy Bischof still vividly remembers the first time she walked into a museum as a child.
A marketing internship led right into a job for Courtney Radel ’17.
Wanting to explore new areas of the country and careers “beyond the more obvious choices,” Lauren Flynn ’14 took an internship at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts outside Washington, D.C.
Susquehanna University’s radio station, WQSU The Pulse, has been nominated for five Golden Microphone Trophy Awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.
A summer internship at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y., perfectly combined Kayla Lynch’s interests in writing and conservation.
Spending a semester in Barcelona, Spain, pushed Alan Codner ’18 out of his comfort zone—and he recorded it all in a web comic.
Dylan Furlano ’14 left Susquehanna feeling prepared for whatever graduate school could throw her way.
Jennifer Weis, executive editor and manager of content development at St. Martin’s Press, will give the second annual Publishing and Editing Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in Isaacs Auditorium, Seibert Hall.
Luke Rivera ’19 spent the summer as the only environmental intern in the northeastern U.S. for Exelon Generation.
Jordan Zezza ’17 was set to pursue a doctorate in neuroscience—when he was sent down a different path by something a professor said in class.
Jillian Mannarino ’18 had never considered a career in publishing before coming to Susquehanna, but has found her niche in this blend of the arts and business.
Global Business Perspectives, the class taken by first-year students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business, has become a unique academic and alumni-mentoring exercise.
Susquehanna University has entered into an agreement with WGL Energy Systems to develop a 3.9 MW DC (3 MW AC) ground-mounted solar array that will supply 30 percent of the university’s electricity needs.
Susquehanna University will commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual Winter Convocation at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in Degenstein Center Theater.
Every step junior Aminata Diallo has taken is getting her closer to her goal of becoming an immigration attorney, including her latest, which landed her in the halls of the European Parliament.
Three students won awards for their poster presentations at the 12th annual River Symposium at Bucknell University, capturing two out of the four poster awards given for student research.
English, politics, publishing, Spanish … Maribeth Guarino ’17 was interested in all of those subjects and didn’t want to give up any.
Less than 10 percent of Portfolio Managers are women. Heidi Heikenfeld ’00 is one of them. Heikenfeld, an Emerging Markets portfolio manager for OppenheimerFunds, recently addressed the importance of female empowerment at the prestigious Forbes Women’s Summit.
Four students have been named to the University Innovation Fellows program, administered by Stanford University.
Join the Susquehanna University community for our annual Christmas Candlelight Service on Dec. 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in Weber Chapel Auditorium.
Imagine if your next game night were all about you—your life, your family, those inside jokes only the few of you know. Jacklyn ’08 and Cassie ’09 Collier combined their creative and entrepreneurial talents to invent Bundle, a board game to bring families and friends closer together.
WVIA Public Media along with Susquehanna University is airing Christmas at Susquehanna: The 50th Anniversary Candlelight Service. The program will also air on more than 100 public television stations nationwide throughout December.
Susquehanna University will fill the financial gap for Susquehanna students whose spring grant awards over $500 were reduced by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.
Actress Jaclyn Collier is hungry, in the way you have to be to achieve your dreams. It’s something she learned as a student at Susquehanna.
Several students have established a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for San Juan and the surrounding areas where they were stationed during their Global Opportunities (GO) program last summer. Find out how you can help!
Cat Tomkiel ’16 is getting a glimpse into the dawn of the universe.
A group of luxury brand marketing and management students from our Sigmund Weis School of Business got out of the classroom recently to see how luxury marketing works in the real world.
Our first cohort of Service Leaders met publicly with their partner organizations. Our Service Leaders program is a service learning opportunity for first-year students to engage in a four-year leadership and training opportunity to influence youth development in the region.
We’ve been named to the 2018 Colleges of Distinction Guidebook. The guide spotlights schools that use innovative teaching methods or writing-intensive courses centered on long-term student satisfaction and success.
Inspired by a financial challenge from members of the Board of Trustees, Susquehanna University has launched the Women’s Leadership Initiative to support professional opportunities for female students.
A summer program at Columbia University medical school gave Jalen Anderson ’19 a glimpse inside the health care profession—and motivation to keep working toward medical school.
Stephanie Schneider ’15 Howson has always had a love for mathematics.
A unique art installation recognized the effects of plastics pollution during Campus Sustainability Month. The project featured art installations constructed of discarded plastics that were collected from around campus.
See the musical She Loves Me Nov. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. in Degenstein Center Theater.
88.9 WQSU the Pulse celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gathering of alumni, current students, faculty and staff during Homecoming–Reunion Weekend.
Our marketing major has been ranked No. 9 in Pennsylvania, according to Zippia Inc., which operates a website with career information for professionals across industries.
Daniel Kuester will deliver the Sigmund Weis School of Business lecture Finding Economic Concepts in The Big Bang Theory, The Office and Other Television Shows at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in Degenstein Center Theater.
Nobuntu, a female a capella quintet from Zimbabwe, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Degenstein Center Theater.
For triple major Andrew Steely ’18, some of his best experiences at Susquehanna came in the lab.
Three female leaders in higher education gathered at Susquehanna University to discuss the value, misunderstandings and future of liberal arts education.
We marked our 160th academic year with the inauguration of our 15th president, Jonathan D. Green. Green’s inaugural address, The New American Scholar, examined the evolution and significance of liberal arts education in producing citizen leaders.
Susquehanna and WVIA Public Media will mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation with the concert This is My Song: 500 Years of the Reformation on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.
We will celebrate Homecoming-Reunion Weekend 2017 Oct. 20-22. This year’s theme, Get Your Groove on at “Greenstock,” is in honor of our new president, the musically talented Jonathan D. Green.
Donald M. Remy, executive vice president of law, policy and governance and chief legal officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), will deliver Susquehanna University’s 2017 Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lecture in Ethics on Oct. 30.
Susquehanna University will celebrate the inauguration of President Jonathan D. Green with a schedule of events Oct. 19 and 20 that will bring the campus community together with alumni and friends, delegates from higher education institutions, and business and civic leaders.
The ninth annual figurative drawing and painting exhibition will open with a reception on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
Richard Robinson, an award-winning professor of materials science at Cornell University, will deliver the 2017 Claritas Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall.
We’re listed among the top 16 percent of colleges and universities in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)/Times Higher Education (THE) 2018 college rankings. The guide primarily measures student success and learning.
Political scholar Brent Hierman will deliver a lecture discussing political and social conflicts in Central Asia on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.
The family of Timothy Piazza spoke openly about their loved one’s death during Hazing Prevention Week, Sept. 18–25, and warned students about the danger of hazing on college campuses.
We’ve been recently named a Preferred College Partner by The Pittsburgh Promise, a scholarship program for Pittsburgh public school students.
Medical information isn’t always easy to understand but Alysha Melnyk ’14 wants to help change that.
Shoba Wadhia, director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights at the Pennsylvania State University, will present the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society Lecture on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall.
Ken E. Nwadike Jr., more commonly known as the “Free Hugs Guy,” brought his brand of conflict resolution to campus in celebration of International Peace Day.
Despite being a musician himself, Christian Coleman is a marketing major, not a music major. That’s because—from art and entertainment to music and fashion—Coleman wants to be part of the machine that promotes it all.
Joyce MacDonald will present Susquehanna University’s annual Literature Program Lecture on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall.
Award-winning journalist Hanna Rosin will deliver the annual common reading lecture on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium.
Just one year out of college, Kerri Zelenak ’15 boarded a plane, bound for an isolated Alaskan village where she had been hired to teach fifth grade.
Our first play of the season, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, offers a refreshing critique of society’s growing obsession with cellular devices.
Susquehanna University’s Global Opportunities-London Program, offered through the Sigmund Weis School of Business (SWSB), became even more robust this fall with the addition of 10-week London internships for all students enrolled in the semester-long program.
Veteran journalist Michel Martin will launch Susquehanna University’s Public Culture in a Time of Hyperinformation lecture series on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Degenstein Center Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
New York City-based modern dance company Parsons Dance will kick off the new season of Susquehanna University’s Artist Series with a performance on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Degenstein Center Theater.
Nearly 100 streams are set to come before the commissioners of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) for designation as wild trout streams.
The Theatre Department’s Main Stage 2017-18 season will be an entertaining mix of classic historical dramas, contemporary plays and a popular musical production.
Educator and fiction writer Joseph Scapellato will read from a selection of his works as part of the Seavey Reading Series on Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Seibert Hall. The reading is free and open to the public.
Government and politics publication Washington Monthly ranks us among the nation’s top 30 liberal arts colleges.
A strong research background helped biochemistry major Joann Butkus ’18 secure an internship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
History and political science major Ethan Eastwood ’16 has enrolled at Boston College Law School, and his majors at Susquehanna gave him the tools to get there.08/
Beginning this fall, Susquehanna University’s newly established Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship Education will assist teachers in bringing economic and business education into K-12 classrooms in the region.
The art exhibition Closeup II: Nine Contemporary Cuban Artists will open in our Lore Degenstein Gallery on Sept. 2 and continue through Oct. 8.
As an intern at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Matthew Chrencik benefitted from some opportunities usually only afforded to medical residents.
What an extraordinary summer Noah Diaz-Portalatin ’17 had at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo, where he worked as an intern with wild animals.
Senior biology major Austin Grubb had an illuminating summer—literally. Grubb spent his summer at the Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography trying to determine how light affects diatoms.
Mallory Kimmel ’17 got a glimpse into a job she always wanted during an internship at the Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Gaithersburg, Md.
Two summers of research at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine have helped Heather Mentch, a rising senior biology major, decide that a career in research is for her.
We opened our 160th academic year with 669 new students, one of the largest and most academically successful incoming classes in our history.
Even though central Pennsylvanians won’t witness the full effect of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, you will be able to participate in the science of it as a citizen astronomer.
Our chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma received Highest Honors status among all chapters in the international business school honor society.
Our accounting majors are getting invaluable real-world experience this summer at the nation’s Big Four accounting firms—Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
If you see a trailer on your social media newsfeed of choice about PBS’s limited series Summer of Adventure, and find yourself thinking, “That looks interesting,” then you have senior Kes Baker to thank.
When senior Zachary Clinchy, of Macungie, Pa., arrived in Australia for his semester-long Global Opportunities experience, he and his classmates used iVenture cards to experience some of the tourist attractions around Sydney. Now, he’s interning there.
Senior Samantha D’Amico has some big dreams—namely, making it as a television writer. Her recent internship will go a long way toward helping her get there. D’Amico interned at the Cannes Film Festival, held May 17–28 in the luxurious city on the French Riviera.
The first class of luxury brand marketing and management majors are set to graduate in 2018, and they have had some amazing experiences. This summer alone found students interning all over the world.
Junior international studies major Shelby Karpa is getting an intensive introduction to D.C. speak and other matters of diplomacy as a public affairs intern with the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to the United States.
Ecology major Quintin Diou-Cass is studying phytoplankton as a research intern Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO), Savannah, Ga.
Sophomore Shaneeka Emile is contributing to research on diesel exhaust through her internship at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Steven McKnight’s internship at the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre has introduced him to the long days of working in professional theatre.
As a member of the women’s golf team and a double major in accounting and Spanish, there were a lot of demands on my time when I was a student. My coaches helped me and my teammates stay focused because they understood that we had academic commitments that couldn’t be taken lightly.
Alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends contributing more than $16.2 million to support a wide range of student-centered programs and activities.
Susquehanna University is ranked No. 9 among The Princeton Review’s Top 20 Most Popular Study Abroad Programs in the nation, up from its No. 11 ranking last year and No. 13 the year before that. The university is also ranked No. 20 for Best Science Facilities and is listed as one of the “Best Northeastern Schools” in the U.S.
Susquehanna University appears on Money magazine’s 2017 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. This year, the magazine measured how many low-income students schools propelled into the upper middle class over the past 20 years.
Senior Nirvana Thakur is spending her summer at Princeton University taking intensive coursework and learning from former high-level diplomats through the Junior Summer Institute of the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program.
Andrew Budsock, who majored in ecology and modern languages, is studying conservation biology at Columbia University.
Katrin Winkler ’17 spent her final semester as a Susquehanna University student in Washington, D.C., as part of the Lutheran College Washington Semester, which brings together students from a consortium of 13 Lutheran-affiliated colleges around the U.S. to intern in a cross-cultural setting in the city.
We’ve been recognized in the 2018 Fiske Guide to Colleges, which highlights the nation’s “best and most interesting” colleges and universities.
Two young attorneys have been named to the 2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list, an honor given to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state under the age of 40.
Susquehanna’s common reading program is recognized in a July 2 New York Times story about college summer reading programs for incoming students.
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.
New research from Erin Rhinehart, associate professor of biology at Susquehanna University, finds that male and female brains of mice react quite differently to the effects of alcohol.
Alex Smith, emeritus registrar at Susquehanna University, was recently awarded the Citizen Archivist Award from the National Archives for his work transcribing more than 15,000 historical documents.
Susquehanna University has been accepted into the University Recognition Program of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.
GO Chester: Education in England gives students a glimpse of what it’s like to teach and learn in a different country.
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.
John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc., and a 1975 Susquehanna graduate, delivered the keynote address at Susquehanna’s 159th Commencement
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 University dedicated its new Admission House on Wednesday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting in advance of the university’s 159th Commencement.
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.
Susan Little Lantz, Ed.D., will join the university on June 1 as vice president for student life.
Two students presented their research at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol poster conference, with one recognized among the best at the conference.
Shari Jacobson, associate professor of anthropology, contributed to a book that won the 2017 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship.
Students raised more than $30,000 to support the fight against cancer through the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
We’ve been named one of the top 10 Best Colleges with Publishing Degrees in the U.S. by Universities.com.
Rising seniors Alexa Iannitelli and Summer Hackenburg have been named scholars to the McGrath Scholars Program, which supports summer research opportunities.
A job with Susquehanna’s history department has given Christiana Gianetta ’18 the chance to delve into the rich history of central Pennsylvania and hone her research skills.
John Bodinger de Uriarte has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar award to study and teach at the University of Iceland and the National Museum of Iceland, both in Reykjavik.
Forbes business magazine named Susquehanna University one of America’s 300 Best Value Colleges, in a report released April 26.
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.
The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded Susquehanna University a nearly $500,000 grant for a suite of new science equipment.
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.
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.
Senior Justin Skavery secured a $10,000 grant to benefit the City of Shamokin, Northumberland County.
We rank No. 15 among the top 30 most affordable colleges with the best study abroad programs in the nation, according to Great Value Colleges.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
We’re ranked as the No. 9 college in America for getting a job, according to Zippia Inc., which operates a website with career information for professionals across industries.
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.
Research of 17th-century European travelogues reveals idealization of Chinese society, despite known human rights abuses.
Susquehanna’s Enactus team will once again advance to the national Enactus competition to be held in Kansas City, Mo., in May.
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.
Susquehanna University concludes its 2016–17 Artist Series with a performance by the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Chanticleer on April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Musil, president and chief executive office of the Rachel Carson Council, will present the lecture Rachel Carson: Is Her Environmental Legacy Still Relevant? on Wednesday, March 22.
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.
Acclaimed artist Florence Putterman recently donated 1,630 pieces of her artwork to be held in Susquehanna University’s Cunningham Center for Music and Art.
Reproduction in the animal kingdom can be a dangerous affair. In new research Professor of Biology Matt Persons details the rather unseemly method some male spiders have devised to mate and live to tell the tale.
Gregory chronicled his search for his Jewish identity and spiritual grounding for himself and his family during Susquehanna’s Alice Pope Shade Lecture.
An alumnus and member of Susquehanna’s Board of Trustees, Edward R. Schmidt is spending the week as an executive-in-residence in the Sigmund Weis School of Business.
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.
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.
Caroline Leaman ’17 enrolled at Susquehanna as a music major, but as she says, “I added my astrophysics major on a whim and haven’t regretted it since.”
Susquehanna students met with more than 100 alumni who returned to campus for the annual Break Through student-alumni networking conference.
Our Department of Music was recently reaccredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, an honor awarded the strongest music programs in the country.
Kaity Ronning ’15 is now studying the interplay of retinal function and neuroinflammation in health and disease in the neuroscience graduate program at the University of California, Davis.
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.
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.
President L. Jay Lemons has been selected to serve as chair of the National College Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division III President’s Council.
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.
Now attending a graduate program in the U.K., Madeline Distasio ’14 reflects on her experience as an English major at Susquehanna.
Jason Steigerwalt goes from Susquehanna to Carnegie Hall to the Berlin Opera Company.
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.
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.
College Factual has recognized several of our athletics teams as exceptional for students who want to play competitively while pursuing a first-rate education.
Susquehanna University senior Steven Weidlich has been selected as one of the five winners of the 2017 Allstate Good Works Team.
An extremely rare 20-volume version of Charles Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby is now on view for students and visitors to the university’s Jane Conrad Apple Rare Books Room Collection.
Susquehanna University is now home to the first university-based chapter of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matthew Rousu, professor and Warehime chair of the Department of Economics, will become interim dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business on May 1.
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.
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.
Senior Alyssa Koeck indulges her love of the Food Network by analyzing the negotiation tactics at play in the game show Cutthroat Kitchen.
We’ve been named to the 2016 College Honor Roll, a list of 301 institutions that offer supportive environments for students whose families earn less than $50,000 per year.
Psychology and religious studies major Brianna Soars ’13 is prepared to take a job in counterterrorism with the U.S. intelligence community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Susquehanna University men’s basketball standout Bryan Majors ’10 is continuing to make his mark in the world of basketball several years after he took the court for the last time.
Hands-on learning experiences have helped cement McKenzie Sweet’s passion for education.
Student teaching opportunities both in Pennsylvania and abroad helped Kristen Leary ’16 secure a teaching position immediately after graduation.
Local courthouse documents have provided a wealth of information on life in the early 1900s in central Pennsylvania—and have sparked an interest in historical research for Larry Herrold ’19.
The summer after his first year on campus, Theodore Slechta ’17 teamed up with his professor to work on computer vision research.
For Dina Palazzolo ’15, working with the environment was a dream that started at a young age.
Susquehanna University alumnus Craig Housenick won his third Emmy for his outstanding lighting work on NBC’s The Voice. It was the fourth nomination for Housenick’s work on The Voice. He also won the award in 2015 and 2013, and was nominated in 2014.
Much like the rest of us, Courtney Conrad has not been able to get tickets to see the smash Broadway hit Hamilton. But she is a fan nonetheless.
Even as an award-winning poet with a doctorate in literature and creative writing, Catherine Pierce ’00 still feels the influence of her Susquehanna professors.
James Baublitz ’08 came to Susquehanna unsure which academic path to pursue—and ended up picking three.
Erin Byrne ’17, who participated in Prudential Financial’s prestigious summer finance internship in Newark, N.J., praised the company for providing networking opportunities “since the first day of the internship.”
Upon declaring her art history major at Susquehanna University, Kathleen Farrell ’16 was initially unsure what her career options might be. After pairing her art history major with a second major in international studies and three internships, Farrell is now well on her way to a career in fine art.
Erin Byrne ’17, who participated in Prudential Financial’s prestigious summer finance internship in Newark, N.J., praised the company for providing networking opportunities “since the first day of the internship.”
Studying political science and philosophy is helping to pave the way to a career as a defense attorney for Tyler Burke ’19.
The ninth time was the charm for Joe Antonides ’15.
Pamela Keilig’s interest in international studies ignited when she was a high school exchange student in Germany. While majoring in international studies at Susquehanna , she chose a cultural immersion program in Freiburg, Germany, as her Global Opportunities (GO) experience.
Michelle Skroupa ’15 has three pieces of key advice for current education majors. Be prepared to keep learning, admit when you don’t know something and always remember those who helped you along your way.
Madison Clark ’15 first learned about Susquehanna when a postcard arrived in her mailbox in Blue Springs, Missouri—nearly 1,000 miles away from Selinsgrove.
Patrick Bolger ’17 was initially drawn to Susquehanna because he didn’t know what he wanted to study—and Susquehanna was the only school he applied to that addressed the undeclared student.
Rob Johnson ’18 grew up in the heart of fracking country, in Elmira, N.Y, a small city on the border with Pennsylvania.
“Susquehanna taught me how to learn,” says Jennifer Barth ’03.
Majoring in economics wasn’t initially in the plans for Colby Brindle ’14 when he came to Susquehanna. He started out as a finance major, but after discovering an interest in economics during his first year, he pursued a degree in the subject and graduated with both a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a finance focus and a
Bachelor of Arts in economics.
Soft-spoken and articulate, Susquehanna University graduate and author Marcus Burke shares insights that belie his 27 years.