From left are Sylvia Grove ?07; Amanda DuCharme ?17; Lynn Palermo, associate professor of French ...

French Studies Alumni Return to Campus With Their Own Students

November 16, 2022

Several of Susquehanna’s French studies alumni returned to campus with their own students for Journée de la Francophonie, a day of French activities and conversation.

Peggy Peeler, Charles B. Degenstein Professor of Biology

Biology Professors Pave Way for Women in STEM

November 16, 2022

In the first story in our series on women in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — we hear from two biology professors who are using their positions to lift up other women in the STEM fields.

From left are Megan Sypniewski, Jake Newell, Ashley Grudzien and Jessica Arias.

Accounting Seniors Have Their Future on Lock

November 7, 2022

As seniors enter their final semester of undergraduate study, most are anxiously looking to the future, hoping that by Commencement Day, they will have secured their first job. For several seniors in the accounting department, that day came in early fall in a “Big” way.

   Kenneth C. and Elizabeth L. Tietgen, parents of Jennifer Linscott Tietgen ?97.

Five Inducted Into Susquehanna Society in Recognition of Philanthropy

November 1, 2022

Three university supporters have been inducted into the Susquehanna Society for their extraordinary philanthropy. The university’s highest giving designation, the Susquehanna Society recognizes individuals and foundations who have contributed a total of $1 million or more to Susquehanna in their lifetime.

Louis Gossett Jr. To Discuss Career on Stage and Film

November 1, 2022

Actor Louis Gossett Jr., the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, will discuss his nearly 70-year career at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in Stretansky Concert Hall in Susquehanna University’s Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

Research Supports Geography Plays Role in Stolen Election Belief

November 1, 2022

Research from Susquehanna University’s Department of Political Science takes a closer look at opinions surrounding the veracity of the 2020 presidential election and whether a voter’s geographic location plays a role.

Susquehanna University Capital Campaign Exceeds $160M Goal a Year Early

October 31, 2022

Susquehanna has surpassed the goal of its capital campaign, Give Rise, months in advance of the fundraising effort’s conclusion. Announced during Homecoming–Reunion Weekend, $168 million has been raised to date through the Give Rise capital campaign — exceeding the campaign’s $160 million goal, the most ambitious in the university’s history.

The Margaret Pierce ?96 Frantz and Todd Frantz ?97 Recording Studio

Donor-Supported Spaces and Places Dedicated Around Campus

October 31, 2022

Homecoming–Reunion Weekend brought the dedication of seven spaces across campus — from a state-of-the-art recording studio and an extensive fossil collection to a student lounge. The donor-funded improvements represent a $3 million investment in Susquehanna’s current and future students.

In Case You Missed It: NASA Engineer Shares Insights on James Webb Telescope

October 20, 2022

NASA engineer Michael Davis presented The James Webb Space Telescope: It Works... Perfectly! as this year’s Claritas Distinguished Lecture.

Fulbright Foreign Language Fellows Visit Mennonite School

October 18, 2022

Susquehanna’s language fellows from Columbia, Germany and Spain experienced a unique segment of central Pennsylvania culture when they visited Palace Creek School, a Mennonite school about 10 miles west of campus.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

November Events at Susquehanna

October 17, 2022

November brings various musical and theater performances as well as a new gallery exhibition to Susquehanna University’s campus. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

   Carolyn Kuhr ?98 Kielma accepts her award for Connecticut?s Teacher of the Year. On her hair, ...

Biology Alumna Named Conn.’s Teacher of the Year

October 13, 2022

Carolyn Kuhr ’98 Kielma has been named Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year by Gov. Ned Lamont and the Connecticut State Department of Education. She is a science teacher at Bristol Eastern High School.

Forbes Ranks Susquehanna Among Best in Pennsylvania

October 12, 2022

Forbes business magazine places Susquehanna University at No. 27 among Pennsylvania colleges and universities included in its nationwide ranking of four-year schools.

New York Times Columnist David Brooks To Present Lecture

October 12, 2022

The New York Times columnist and bestselling author David Brooks will deliver the lecture Education and Civic Purpose in a Polarized Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in Weber Chapel Auditorium at Susquehanna University.

Leona Martin, emerita professor of Spanish studies, accepts her award from SU?s Association of La...

SU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October 11, 2022

Susquehanna University honored two faculty members — one current and one emeritus — with awards recognizing their support of the Latinx-Hispanic campus community at the first annual Hispanic Heritage Dinner.

New Research Seeks To Predict Impact of Fracking on Streams

October 10, 2022

New research published in the journal Microbiology Spectrum identifies the importance of microbes when investigating the impact of unconventional oil and gas extraction — hydraulic fracturing or fracking — on sensitive watersheds.

   Pictured left to right are Alley Miller ?17, Nicole Payne ?99, Catherine Pierce ?00, Lou Santa...

SU Honors Alumni of Distinction

October 5, 2022

The ceremony recognizes outstanding members of the alumni community who exemplify achievement, leadership and service. Service to Susquehanna and Outstanding Recent Alumnus awards are also announced each year.

Calli Lambard ?23 and Grant Rowe ?23

Students Awarded National Fellowship To Support Environmental Advocacy Work

September 27, 2022

Calli Lambard ’23 and Grant Rowe ’23 were awarded the highly competitive Rachel Carson Council Fellowship to support their work on environmental education and advocacy.

From left are Jennifer Thorsheim ?18, Ariana Stowe ?13, Amber Wagaman ?03, Bernadette McKenna ?95...

Alumnae Panel Offers Career Advice

September 22, 2022

A panel of alumnae returned to campus to share with students how they have navigated their careers and responded to change. Stories of Transformation and Renewal was the theme for the discussion, which was sponsored by Susquehanna University’s Women’s Leadership Initiative.

October Events at Susquehanna

September 19, 2022

October brings lectures on the James Webb Space Telescope, immigration and war, as well as a visiting writer, a theater performance and other academic lectures to Susquehanna University’s campus.

Susquehanna Ascends in U.S. News Ranking

September 12, 2022

Susquehanna University has moved up in the 2022–23 U.S. News and World Report National Liberal Arts Colleges ranking, ascending six places to No. 111.

Susquehanna Dedicates Robert I. Estill Field House

September 10, 2022

Susquehanna University dedicated the Robert I. Estill Field House in honor of Bob Estill ’65 and his significant philanthropy to the university. The gift will support capital improvements to athletic facilities and equipment and academic scholarships.

Michael Parra, Bri Watts

Mentorship Leads to Positive Chain Reaction

September 9, 2022

Students realize the benefit of having an exemplary mentor at Susquehanna — in both faculty and their peers — and are inspired to lead by their example.

Circuit boards and 3D printing

Catching Rays, Particle Physics Style

September 6, 2022

Inspired by the author of a master’s thesis presented to MIT, Assistant Professor of Physics Adam Hansell led a summer research project where students constructed a pocket-sized device to detect the presence of cosmic rays — complete with a customized 3D-printed case.

Taikoza

Japanese Ensemble Taikoza to Present Concert

September 5, 2022

Susquehanna will host Japanese musical ensemble Taikoza as part of the university’s Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Weber Chapel Auditorium.

Three Honored for Service to University

September 1, 2022

Three Susquehanna University staff members were recognized recently with the Signe S. Gates Appreciation Award — Allison Fordyce, head field hockey coach and student-athlete development coordinator; Matthew Slingerland, supervisor of ground services; and Phil Winger, senior director of training and development.

Susquehanna University Welcomes Class of 2026

August 25, 2022

Susquehanna University opened its 165th academic year with an Opening Convocation ceremony that welcomed 624 new students to campus.

Women?s Leadership Symposium

Academics, Alumni Network Place Susquehanna Among ‘Best 388’

August 24, 2022

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 strong alumni network, excellent academic programs in creative writing, music and science, and unique cross-cultural immersion requirement.

Katelyn Bucher ?24

Feeling Panicked? Student Researches Pandemic Stress

August 22, 2022

Psychology major Katelyn Bucher ’24 researched pandemic stress in relation to community bonds, finding that strong identification with local communities is an important factor in helping people cope with stressful events like the Covid-19 pandemic.

SU’s Slavishak Uncovers Actor Zachary Quinto’s Preordained Rise to Fame on NBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

August 18, 2022

Ed Slavishak, professor of history, appeared on the Emmy Award-winning NBC program Who Do You Think You Are? to provide actor Zachary Quinto, who portrayed Spock on Star Trek, with some insights into his family’s history — including a letter penned by Quinto’s great-grandfather that preordained Quinto’s intergalactic rise to fame.

Andrew Jacques ?23 presents his research at the Summer Research Reception hosted at Pine Lawn.

Psychology Majors Study Mental Health in College Students

August 17, 2022

National headlines reporting the declining mental health of college students highlight the struggles many students are currently facing. Emma Piel ’23 and Andrew Jacques ’23 spent their summer studying emotional socialization in college students

Japanese musical ensemble Taikoza will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Weber Chapel Aud...

September Events at Susquehanna

August 16, 2022

September brings an art exhibition, a theatre production, a visiting writer, a Japanese musical performance and academic lectures to Susquehanna University’s campus. 

During U.S. Political Strife, Student Studies Party Politics in Kenya

August 15, 2022

With the United States mired in the Jan. 6 hearings and Supreme Court rulings, Catherine Chodnicki ’25 turned her attention to party politics on the other side of the world — Kenya.

For Purseweb Spiders, Flinging Their Poo May Be Life or Death

August 12, 2022

Ecology major Aislinn Shilcusky ’24 is researching the purseweb spider trying to determine why the small tarantula launches its excretion over 40 times its body length.

Student Teaches Immigrants To Write Their Own Stories

August 11, 2022

Creative writing major Grace Shelton ’23 has taken her craft to the next level by teaching nonfiction writing to older adults in Barcelona, many who have immigrated to Spain from Latin America.

Adventurer Fights Fires in National Parks

August 11, 2022

A biology and economics double major, Jacob Tomasulo ’23 landed an incredible summer internship fueled by danger and rewarded with adventure — and in the most picturesque backdrops of the country.

John Yore ?23

Music Crosses Language Barrier in Spain

August 10, 2022

John Yore ’23 discovers music is “a universal language” during music therapy internship in Barcelona, Spain.

Sydney Salas ?23

Science Major Lands Competitive NSF Internship

August 10, 2022

Anthropology and biology double major Sydney Salas ’23 spent her summer in a molecular biology and genetics lab at Cornell University through the National Science Foundation’s Research Opportunities for Undergraduates program.

Owen Carey ?25

If the World is a Show, This Student Wants to Light It

August 10, 2022

Owen Carey ’25 spent his summer at the happiest place on earth — Disney World — and will stay through the fall for the Disney College Program — all with his eye on one day becoming a Disney Imagineer.

Atlantic City skyline

Internship ‘Rocks’ for Finance Major

August 10, 2022

Finance major Hunter McDonald ’24 got a close-up look at how a casino operates through his internship with Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Alayna Wenrich ?25 at the Lewisburg Children?s Museum

Service Program Leads to Internship — in Less Than a Year

August 10, 2022

During her first year at Susquehanna, Alayna Wenrich ’25 turned a service program opportunity into a summer internship at the Lewisburg Children’s Museum.

Katherine Fackler ?23

Pfizer Internship Combines Love of Science, People

August 10, 2022

Marketing major Katherine Fackler ’23 participated in a remote internship with Pfizer this summer, her fourth internship over the past four years. Fackler interned with Pfizer’s marketing and sales department, combining her love of science and people.

History Major Interns with U.S. Army Museums

August 10, 2022

A history major with military aspirations, Preston Isom ’23 spent his summer interning in Oklahoma with the Fort Sill National Landmark and Museum and the U.S. Army Artillery Museum. Both are operated by the U.S. Army Center of Military History

Literacy Fellow Finds Purpose in Teaching

August 10, 2022

Kathryn Olson ’23 interned with the Memphis Teacher Residency, where she took a holistic approach to her teaching, making her classroom a safe space for the children, offering a listening ear, extra help and emotional support.

Gwen Conley ?23, left, and Hannah Needham ?23, right

Physics, Psychology Cross Circuits in the Lab

August 9, 2022

Many experimental psychology studies involving animals make use of expensive equipment designed to produce small electrical stimuli to investigate various responses. In collaboration with the psychology department, two physics students have been building an alternative device using inexpensive open-source processing boards to accomplish the same effect.

Student Named to State Board of Education

August 8, 2022

Natalie Imhoof ’24 has been appointed to a two-year term to the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.

From left are Gabe Peachy ?23, Tessa Roan ?24 and Matt Wilson, director of the Freshwater Researc...

Students Fish for Data, Trout To Detect Stream Health

August 8, 2022

Students interning with Susquehanna’s Freshwater Research Institute spent a portion of their summer in the remote forests of northern Pennsylvania gathering data that will inform future conservation initiatives.

Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada - August 21, 2020 : 1927 Ford Model T Touring Car parked in front of...

Students Study How Cars and Booze Mixed in the Early 20th Century

July 29, 2022

Advances in technology open a variety of doors to innovation — some good, some bad. Summer research within the Department of History explores the larger story hidden beneath the seedy underbelly of motor vehicles and how they contributed to criminality.

August Clements ?25

Fluorescent Dyes Lighting Up the Chemistry Lab

July 26, 2022

Two chemistry majors are spending their summer in the lab trying to create new organic dyes that are easier to work with, leading to lower manufacturing costs.

Logan Gunoskey ?24

Research Seeks To Lower Cost of Industrial Process

July 22, 2022

Logan Gunoskey ’24 is using his time in the lab to create new organic molecules to determine how these molecules interact with certain metals, research that has implications across various industries.

Susquehanna Included in 2023 Fiske Guide to Colleges

July 21, 2022

Susquehanna has been recognized as an innovator and national leader for its business and study-abroad programs in the 39th edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges,

               Isle La Motte, Vermont

Using Modern Tools To Dig Millions of Years Into History

July 20, 2022

Two science students are spending their summer on Vermont’s Isle La Motte studying the ancient fossil reefs that lie off Lake Champlain.

SU Awarded $50,000 Grant To Expand Internship Placement

July 18, 2022

Susquehanna has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education to expand the number of summer internship placements with local employers and develop a weekly vocational exploration program for all summer research and internship students in the natural and social sciences.

Three Susquehanna Alumni Named TAPIF Fellows

June 9, 2022

Three members of Susquehanna’s Class of 2022 will begin their postgraduate journeys in Europe through the Teaching Assistant Program in France.

Susquehanna Names Jeff Listwak VP for Finance

June 8, 2022

Susquehanna University has named Jeff Listwak vice president for finance following a nationwide search. In his new role, Listwak will oversee all finance functions, Information Technology and Risk Management. He joins the university on July 11.

Lackawanna College Chief Operating Officer TJ Eltringham, left, and Susquehanna University Presid...

Susquehanna, Lackawanna College Enter New Dual Admission Transfer Agreement

June 3, 2022

Susquehanna University and Lackawanna 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.

Accounting Seniors Poised for Success with 100% Post-Graduate Placement

May 31, 2022

Prior to receiving their degrees, 100% of the May 2022 graduates from the Sigmund Weis School of Business’ accounting program have accepted job offers or decided to pursue graduate school opportunities.

Susquehanna Confers Degrees on 520 Graduates

May 28, 2022

Susquehanna University conferred degrees on 520 graduates in the Class of 2022 at its 164th Commencement.

Pictured from left are John Salerno, Micaela Pozo Castro, Samantha Balsamo and Devonne Tourre.

Class of 2022: Where are They Going?

May 28, 2022

As Susquehanna University closes its 164th academic year, seniors are preparing for the next chapter of their lives.

Pictured from left are Emma Fleck, chair and associate professor of marketing and management; Sha...

Faculty Awards, Valedictorian, Outstanding Seniors Announced

May 28, 2022

Susquehanna University announced awards for valedictorian and outstanding seniors in the Class of 2022, as well as faculty awards for teaching, research and advising.

Pictured from left are Madison Dennehey ?24, Noah Trala ?24, Alannah Morse ?24 and Malaika Olaoye...

Four Awarded Study-Abroad Scholarships

May 26, 2022

Four Susquehanna students were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, enabling them to study in England, Germany and Italy.

Celebrating Our First-Generation Graduates

May 24, 2022

Susquehanna held its inaugural First-Generation Pinning Ceremony, where students who are the first in their immediate family to earn a bachelor’s degree were recognized.

Ethan Fix ?22

Senior Scholars Day Research Tackles Environmental Problems, Asks Unique Questions

May 12, 2022

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, Students Remember Longtime Music Professor

May 12, 2022

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.

Katie Earle ?22, left, and Morgan Engler ?22

Urey Competition Continues with Case on Native Sovereignty

May 10, 2022

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.

Tammy Tobin, chair and professor of biology, on the ?graffiti highway? in Centralia, Pennsylvania.

Centralia a ‘Hot Bed’ for Microbial Discovery

May 5, 2022

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.

WQSU Wins Broadcasting Awards

April 28, 2022

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

President Green Named to Statewide Ranking of Higher Education Leaders

April 27, 2022

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.

Senior Wins Fulbright Award to Spain

April 26, 2022

Olivia McGaw ’22, a Spanish studies major seeking K-12 teaching certification, has received the prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award in Spain.

Students Volunteer to SERVE Community

April 25, 2022

Students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteered their time at nonprofit organizations throughout the region for Susquehanna Engaging in Regional Volunteer Experiences (SU SERVE). 

Susquehanna Awarded $625,000 from Richard King Mellon Foundation

April 22, 2022

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

English Professor Publishes Textbook on Environmental Humanities

April 20, 2022

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.

Study Highlights Live Stake Planting Success

April 19, 2022

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.

Research Looks Into Ways to Gauge, Curb Impact of Pharmaceuticals in Waterways

April 18, 2022

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.

Jordan Randall Smith, visiting assistant professor of music, conducts the Susquehanna University ...

Orchestra Concert Benefits Ukrainian Refugees

April 15, 2022

The Susquehanna University Symphony Orchestra is seeking local musicians to join them for a concert to benefit humanitarian efforts in war-torn Ukraine.

Cyril Stretansky directs the Susquehanna University choir and orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 2008.

Concert To Celebrate Life and Legacy of Cyril Stretansky

April 14, 2022

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.

Mark Rank, left, Herbert S. Hadley professor of social welfare at Washington University in St. Lo...

Debate on Poverty Poses Counter Conservative, Liberal Ideas

April 13, 2022

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

Essay Collection a Finalist for Lambda Literary Award

April 12, 2022

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.

Delaware County Community College, SU Enter Dual Admission Transfer Agreement

April 11, 2022

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.

Chef Grace Ramirez

Susquehanna Dining Debuts La Latina Cocina

April 8, 2022

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.

Katherine Straub, dean, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Katherine Straub Named Dean of Natural and Social Sciences

April 7, 2022

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.

Alumnae Gather to Support Students at Women’s Leadership Symposium

April 6, 2022

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

Esposito Reflects on Being a Student-Athlete at SU

April 4, 2022

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.

Lukas Yurasits ?22

Yurasits a Standout on and off the Court

April 4, 2022

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.

Brendan Alvino ?24 and John ?Jack? Imburgia ?23

Swimmers Leverage Sports Media Major to Promote Fellow Athletes

April 4, 2022

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.

Susquehanna Recognizes Student-Athletes During DIII Week

April 4, 2022

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.

   Laurie Carter, incoming dean, School of the Arts and School of Humanities.

Laurie Carter Named Dean of the Arts and Humanities

March 29, 2022

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.

Staff Sgt. Julia Amadee ?10

Alumni Serve Country in Military Music Ensembles

March 26, 2022

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.

Brianna Le, Daniel Boone Area High School

Susquehanna Hosts High School Sales Competition

March 25, 2022

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.

Wind Ensemble Selected To Perform at State Music Conference

March 25, 2022

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.

Upping Engagement Wins Innovation Challenge

March 24, 2022

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.

National Identity Predicts Support for Gov’t Covid Measures

March 23, 2022

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.

University Choir Hits the Road Again

March 18, 2022

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, assistant professor of economics

Ukrainian Professor Shares Perspective on War

March 15, 2022

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.

OneSU Donors Rally to Support SU Students and Programs

March 10, 2022

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 Seniors Named Fulbright Semifinalists

March 2, 2022

Two Susquehanna University seniors have been selected as semifinalists in the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition.

Ariana Stowe ?13, left, and Cade Vogelsong ?07

Alumni Advise Students on Freedoms of Entrepreneurship

March 1, 2022

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

Alumna Finds Self in Luxury Beauty Biz

March 1, 2022

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.

Craig Housenick ?98

Failing Forward – When Plan ‘A’ Doesn’t Work Out

February 28, 2022

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.

More than 60 students attended the Break Through panel Getting It ?Write?: Creative Writing, Engl...

Creative Writing Degrees Lead Grads to Vastly Different Careers

February 25, 2022

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.

Hannah Kelly-Quigley ?20

Grads Urge Persistence, Perseverance in Fellowship Process

February 25, 2022

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

Taiisha Swinton-Buck ’08 Announced as 2022 Commencement Speaker

February 18, 2022

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.

Georgetown Report: SU Ranks in Top 11% Nationally for Graduate Earnings

February 17, 2022

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.

Students Earn National Design Awards

February 10, 2022

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.

WQSU Earns Seven Award Nominations

February 2, 2022

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.

Emily Eck ?20

2020 Grad Teaching English in Japan

January 24, 2022

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

Theatre Professor Wins Awards for SU Production

January 12, 2022

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.

Ben Kopec ?10, left, and Robert Pickart ?81, right, aboard USCGC Healy.

An Arctic Encounter

January 12, 2022

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.

From left are Jurnee Coker ?23, Chelsey Forrester ?23, Gracie Orosco ?23, Michael Plawecki ?23 an...

Students to Study Abroad on Gilman Awards

January 10, 2022

Five Susquehanna students were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, enabling them to study in Cyprus, England, Ireland and Spain.

Donors Inducted Into Susquehanna Society

December 15, 2021

Susquehanna University inducted new members into the Susquehanna Society, the university’s highest giving designation. The Susquehanna Society recognizes individuals and foundations who have given a total of $1 million or more to Susquehanna in their lifetime.

Payton Head

Mizzou Activist Payton Head to Deliver Winter Convocation Keynote Address

December 13, 2021

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.

Year in Review: Our Favorite Things From 2021

December 9, 2021

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.

SU Honored as State Voting Challenge Winner

November 30, 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.

Book Explores Study Abroad vs. Tourism

November 29, 2021

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.

Community Invited to Annual Christmas Candlelight Service

November 22, 2021

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, assistant professor of theatre

New Book Explores Theater of Nuclear Science

November 19, 2021

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?s 14-acre solar array.

Susquehanna Included Among Nation’s Top Green Colleges

November 16, 2021

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, Lehigh Carbon Partner on Transfer Agreement

November 11, 2021

Susquehanna and Lehigh Carbon Community College have partnered to make it easier for Lehigh Valley students to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Graphic Design Community Lifts Up Alums, Students

November 9, 2021

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.

French Professor Gains National Recognition for Translation

November 8, 2021

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.

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Professor Leads Creative Writing Workshop in South Africa

November 5, 2021

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.

Jennifer Wiley, associate professor of music

Students to Participate in Concert Celebrating Native American Culture

November 4, 2021

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

Karla Kelsey to Present Lecture, ‘Poets of the Archive’

November 4, 2021

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.

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Publishing & Editing Ranked No. 1 Nationally

November 3, 2021

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.

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Discovery of CRISPR Highlights Importance of Curiosity

November 1, 2021

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.

Degenstein Center Theater

Theatre Adopts First-ever Theme: Climate Change

October 28, 2021

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.

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Awards Given to Alumni of Distinction

October 27, 2021

Distinguished alumni were honored with awards recognizing achievement, leadership, service and service to Susquehanna and outstanding recent alumnus during Homecoming-Reunion Weekend.

Pawpaw Trees To Restore Streambank, Honor Native Land

October 27, 2021

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.

University of Nicosia

Susquehanna Partners with University in Cyprus on New 4+1 MBA

October 26, 2021

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

Lecture To Explore Graphic Medicine Trend in Comics Publishing

October 25, 2021

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 Launches Capital Campaign

October 23, 2021

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.

PRSSA Takes Top Honors at National Conference

October 22, 2021

“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.

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Opening Reception Marks 12th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition

October 21, 2021

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., Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Lecture to Weigh Ethics of Covid-19 Lockdown, Contact Tracing and Vaccination

October 13, 2021

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.

Native Plants Aid Campus Wetland Restoration

October 11, 2021

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.

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Retreat Center Expands Campus Footprint

October 8, 2021

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.

Susquehanna Celebrates Renovation of Isaacs Auditorium

October 7, 2021

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

Physics Professor Publishes Second Textbook

October 6, 2021

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.: ‘Never Waste Your Pain’

October 4, 2021

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.

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Music Professor Awarded Modern Band Fellowship

October 4, 2021

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.

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Staff Honored with Leadership Awards

September 29, 2021

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.

Columbia University Biochemist to Deliver Lecture

September 27, 2021

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 Ranks Susquehanna Among State’s Best Universities

September 22, 2021

Forbes business magazine named Susquehanna one of the top universities in Pennsylvania in its latest college ranking.

SU Improves Standing in Sierra Club’s Cool Schools Ranking

September 22, 2021

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.

SU Rises in Wall Street Journal Ranking of Best in the U.S.

September 21, 2021

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 Memorializes Alumni Lost on 9-11

September 16, 2021

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 Recognized for Commitment to Student Wellness, Safety and Inclusion Efforts

September 14, 2021

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.

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Former Republican U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr. to Deliver Lecture

September 13, 2021

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.

U.S. News and World Report Recognizes SU for Social Mobility

September 13, 2021

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.

SU, Penn Highlands Create Pathway to Bachelor’s

September 8, 2021

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.

Emma Fleck, chair and associate professor of management and marketing and advisor to Sigma Nu Tau

Entrepreneurship Honor Society Earns National Award

September 3, 2021

Sigma Nu Tau, Susquehanna’s honor society dedicated to entrepreneurship, has been nationally recognized for its programming and academic success of its student members.

Princeton Review Names Susquehanna Among Nation’s Best

September 2, 2021

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.

Susquehanna Nationally Ranked for Social Mobility

August 31, 2021

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 Welcomes Class of 2025

August 26, 2021

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.

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Ozlanski Wins National Accounting Teaching Award

August 25, 2021

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.

Susquehanna Leads National Collegiate Rugby Scholastic All Americans

August 19, 2021

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 Restructures Academic Schools

August 18, 2021

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.

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Gallery Exhibition Features Painting, Photography, Video

August 16, 2021

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.

Ecology major Mason Grim ?22 interned with Trout Unlimited.

FRI Collaborations Lead to Internships for Students

August 16, 2021

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 Named Warehime Chair

August 13, 2021

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.

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Accounting Major ‘Picks’ the Right Internship

August 12, 2021

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

Senior Publishes Research with Internship Mentor

August 12, 2021

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.

Jocelyn McMahon

Internship Helps Senior Find Postgraduate Direction

August 12, 2021

Physics major Jocelyn McMahon spent her summer working as a research intern for the United States Department of Energy.

Senior Steps Up in Olympic-sized Internship with NBC Universal

August 11, 2021

How did you spend your summer vacation? Samantha Balsamo ’22 interned with NBC Universal.

Chemistry Research Builds Confidence, Leads to Self-Assurance

August 11, 2021

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 Welcomes New Board Members

August 2, 2021

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 Names Frances Magee Vice President for Student Life

August 2, 2021

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.

Grad Earns Second Critical Language Scholarship

July 27, 2021

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.

Emergency Funds Distributed to Students

July 20, 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.

Music Made It Happen

July 19, 2021

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.

University Choir Selected to Perform in Boston

July 9, 2021

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 Included in Fiske Guide

July 8, 2021

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.

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Student-Led Organ Donation Campaign Places First in State

July 7, 2021

Susquehanna’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America placed first in the state for its organ donation awareness campaign.

Sam Silknetter

Ecology Grad Reflects on Research, Conference Presentation Experience

July 6, 2021

Doing undergraduate research with faculty mentors led the way for Sam Silknetter ’14 to get experience presenting at academic conferences.

Economics Dept. Recognized by U.S. Federal Reserve

June 29, 2021

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.

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Susquehanna Announces Vaccine Requirement for Fall 2021

June 21, 2021

Susquehanna announced today that a Covid-19 vaccination will be required for all students to be enrolled for classes for the fall 2021 semester.

Local Church Helps Grad Pick Career Path

June 18, 2021

“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 Long Road to Commencement

June 17, 2021

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 Partners with Verto Education To Provide Accredited First-Year Abroad Program

June 11, 2021

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 Joins College Vaccine Challenge

June 11, 2021

Susquehanna University joined colleges and universities across the country in the College Vaccination Challenge.

Biomedical Sciences Major Earns Study-Abroad Scholarship

June 3, 2021

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.

First-Year Honor Society Earns Gold Award for Membership

June 2, 2021

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 Students Earn Gilman Awards to Study Abroad

June 1, 2021

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.

History Major Accepted into Summer Institute for Women in Politics

May 27, 2021

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 Are Here!

May 26, 2021

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.

SU Participates in PCADV Statewide Leadership Team

May 24, 2021

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.

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Class of 2020: What Have They Been Up To?

May 22, 2021

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 Welcomes Class of 2020 for Commencement

May 22, 2021

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.

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Alumni Association Names Class of 2021’s Outstanding Seniors

May 20, 2021

Susquehanna’s Alumni Association honored two graduates in the Class of 2021 with its Outstanding Seniors Award: Samuel Emmanuel and Tessa Rendina.

Sustainability Management Minor Coming Fall 2021

May 19, 2021

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.

New Agreement Smooths Transfer to SU for LCCC Grads

May 18, 2021

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.

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Faculty Earn Awards for Teaching, Research, Advising

May 15, 2021

Susquehanna announced faculty awards for teaching, research and advising at its 163rd Commencement.

Class of 2021 Overcomes Much for In-Person Commencement

May 15, 2021

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.

Class of 2021: Where are They Going?

May 13, 2021

As Susquehanna University prepares to close its 163rd academic year, seniors are preparing for the next chapter of their lives. Find out where are few of Susquehanna’s River Hawks are preparing to land

Grad to Return to France After Covid Cuts Study Abroad Short

May 11, 2021

Nicole Grace ’21 has been awarded a position with the Teaching Assistant Program in France to teach at the Académie de Rennes in Brittany.

SU Honors Students with Leadership Awards

May 5, 2021

Susquehanna recently honored students, student organizations and faculty with leadership awards.

Susquehanna to Establish Downtown Center on Market Street

April 30, 2021

Susquehanna will establish a Downtown Center on Market Street to further integrate the campus community with the borough of Selinsgrove.

Research Finds Teens Sensitive to Price of E-Cigarettes

April 28, 2021

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.

Student Film Appears at Annapolis Film Festival

April 26, 2021

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.

Third Time’s A Charm for Fulbright Winner

April 23, 2021

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.

Johnson ’23 Selected for Fulbright Summer Institute

April 20, 2021

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.

Math Major Accepted into Four NSF Research Programs

April 19, 2021

Elizabeth Balas ’23 has been accepted into four notoriously competitive Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs funded by the National Science Foundation.

Oelberg ’23 Wins Competitive FAIT Fellowship

April 13, 2021

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.

Harmonic Combustion Sings Into the Semifinals

April 13, 2021

Susquehanna’s a cappella ensemble, Harmonic Combustion, has advanced to the semifinal phase of the Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

SU, Reading Sign New Articulation Agreement

April 12, 2021

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.

Physics Major Honored as Newman Civic Fellow

April 9, 2021

Farrukh Nabiyev ’22, a physics major in the engineering program from Pikesville, Maryland, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow.

Senior Helps Clean Up Oceans in Africa — From the U.S.

April 9, 2021

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.

Blough-Weis Library Adapts Services During Pandemic

April 8, 2021

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.

Students Continue Volunteer Tax Work From Afar

April 5, 2021

Susquehanna’s accounting students continue to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Senior Finds Passion in Italy — All From SU’s Campus

April 2, 2021

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 Announces Return to In-Person Instruction in Fall 2021

April 1, 2021

Susquehanna University has announced its intention to return to fully in-person instruction for the fall 2021 semester.

Research Analyzes Brecht’s Anti-War Play Mother Courage

March 31, 2021

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.

WQSU Wins Award from State Broadcasting Association

March 30, 2021

Susquehanna’s radio station, WQSU The Pulse, has won a Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting award.

Students Win Cash Awards in Business Pitch Competition

March 29, 2021

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.

SU, Bucknell Partner on NSF Award to Support Regional Research

March 25, 2021

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.

SU Named Voter Friendly Campus

March 22, 2021

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.

Commencement Ceremonies Set for Class of 2020, 2021

March 19, 2021

Susquehanna has announced Commencement plans for both the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020.

Community Unites as OneSU

March 11, 2021

More than 1,750 alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Susquehanna made gifts during OneSU, the university’s annual Day of Giving.

SU Tutors Offer Virtual Academic Support to Local K-12 Students

March 9, 2021

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.

Remote GO Offers Cross Cultural Experience from Afar

March 8, 2021

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.

Saudi Student Pens Cultural Play

March 7, 2021

Theatre student Faisal Alyousif hopes his play Ducks in a Train will educate Americans about Saudi Arabian culture.

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River Hawk Lands on Street Signs

February 25, 2021

Downtown Selinsgrove has gotten an extra dose of SU pride with new streets signs emblazoned with our River Hawk logo.

Federal COVID Funding on the Way to Eligible Students

February 25, 2021

This week we begin distributing one-time, emergency student aid grants through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Break Through Teaches Networking 101

February 19, 2021

“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.

Facing Those Postgraduate Fears

February 18, 2021

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.

Pandemic Opens Doors in Publishing Industry

February 18, 2021

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.

Path to Luxury Sometimes Indirect, Always Worthwhile

February 17, 2021

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 Tune With Music Career Options

February 17, 2021

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.

Humanities Degree Proves Worldwide Relevance

February 17, 2021

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.

More Women Leading, Succeeding in STEM

February 17, 2021

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.

Imhoof Publishes Unique History Textbook

February 11, 2021

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.

Business School Earns Reaccreditation

February 2, 2021

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 Students Selected for Gilman Award

January 29, 2021

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.

WQSU Earns Eight Award Nominations

January 28, 2021

Susquehanna’s radio station WQSU The Pulse has been nominated for eight Golden Microphone Trophy Awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.

On-Campus Facility Speeds Up Testing Results

January 27, 2021

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.

Research Finds Payments Could Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

January 26, 2021

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.

MLK Teach-in Tackles Politics, Eco-racism, Vaccines and More

January 18, 2021

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.

Publishing and Editing Major Garners National Recognition

January 14, 2021

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.

LaTosha Brown, Co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, to Headline MLK Event

January 12, 2021

Susquehanna has a slate of events planned to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during the week of Jan. 25.

Gift of Property Establishes Retreat Center

January 11, 2021

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.

Plans Announced for Spring 2021 Semester

January 6, 2021

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.

Sydney, Australia

Report Ranks SU No. 1 in State, No. 12 Nationally for Study Abroad

December 18, 2020

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.

Students sitting on the lawn

Fall 2020 – A Semester to Remember

December 17, 2020

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.

Star wars action figures

With Star Wars, Learn Economics, You Can

December 12, 2020

The new website Economics of Star Wars uses more than 30 clips from the expansive franchise to illustrate economics principles.

English, Creative Writing Faculty Raise Awareness About Anti-racism

December 12, 2020

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.

Tax documents

Volunteer Tax Work Funded by IRS Grant

December 4, 2020

Susquehanna University’s work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has been funded again by a grant from the Internal Revenue Service.

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You’re Invited to a Virtual Candlelight Service

December 3, 2020

Susquehanna University invites the community to enjoy a virtual edition of our annual Christmas Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Scouts Illustration

Online Curriculum Teaches Brownies about State Civics

December 1, 2020

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.

President Jonathan Green with SU students

Susquehanna Joins Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance

November 12, 2020

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.

Reusable Straws

SU No. 7 in Worldwide EcoChallenge

November 11, 2020

Susquehanna’s team that participated in the worldwide People’s EcoChallenge finished seventh among 467 teams worldwide.

Susquehannock Tribute Circle

Land Dedicated to Susquehannock Tribe

November 10, 2020

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. 

Apfelbaum Hall

Punk Techie Harper Reed Chats with Students

November 9, 2020

Punk technologist and entrepreneur Harper Reed recently dropped into a Rhetoric, Democracy and Communications virtual class to discuss how data can drive decision-making.

The Economics of Candy Trading

October 29, 2020

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.

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Research Finds Older Spiders Less Likely to Eat Their Young

October 28, 2020

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.

Campus Garden Yields Record Half-ton

October 27, 2020

Susquehanna University harvested a record 1,128 pounds of produce from its Campus Garden this season, all of which was donated locally.

Princeton Review Names SU to its Guide to Green Colleges

October 22, 2020

Susquehanna University is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.

Thomas Kitt ?17 during his recent presentation to students.

Grad Stays Busy at Tesla Despite Economic Slowdown

October 20, 2020

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 Announces Spring 2021 Calendar

October 16, 2020

Susquehanna University has announced an adjusted spring 2021 calendar that offers 14 consecutive weeks of in-person instruction, plus finals week on campus. 

Communications Major Ranks No. 10 Nationally

October 14, 2020

Susquehanna University’s Department of Communications has been ranked No. 10 in the nation by Learn.org.

Victoria DiMartino ?21

Senior Helps to Found Group for Young Writers

October 12, 2020

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.

Freshwater Research Institute Awarded $32,000 DEP Grant

October 9, 2020

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 Recognized for Commitment to Student Safety Efforts

October 6, 2020

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.

STARS logo

Susquehanna Earns Silver for Sustainability Efforts

October 1, 2020

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.

Achieve, Lead and VOTE in November!

September 30, 2020

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.

Professor and chair, Department of Biology

Department of Biology Rated Among Nation’s Top 50

September 25, 2020

Susquehanna University’s biology major has been named among the Top 50 in the United States by Learn.org.

Three Employees Honored with Appreciation Award

September 24, 2020

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.

Susquehanna Ramps Up COVID-19 Testing Efforts

September 23, 2020

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.

Wall Street Journal Ranks Susquehanna in Top 25% in U.S.

September 22, 2020

Susquehanna University is listed again in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

$300,000 Grant to Support Violence Prevention

September 17, 2020

Susquehanna University has been awarded $299,328 from the U.S. Department of Justice to continue work to prevent sexual assault and relationship violence.

Campus in the Fall

Susquehanna Rises in U.S. News Best Colleges Ranking for a Second Consecutive Year

September 16, 2020

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 Rises in U.S. News Best Colleges Ranking for a Second Consecutive Year

September 16, 2020

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.

Money Magazine Names SU Among Nation’s Best Colleges

September 15, 2020

Susquehanna University has been ranked among more than 700 four-year colleges in Money magazine’s 2020 “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Washington Monthly Honors SU For Social Mobility, Value

September 14, 2020

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.”

On the left, a sampling device, and at right, a testing site.

Wastewater Testing – What Is It?

September 10, 2020

Susquehanna University has taken a progressive — and proactive — approach to keeping students, faculty and staff safe through the use of wastewater testing.

Nicholas Clark and Rolfe Peterson

Research Identifies Four Types of Nonvoters and How to Reach Them

September 9, 2020

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.

Students Bring New Life to French Schoolgirl’s WWII Letters

September 8, 2020

“I am certain that we can only appreciate happiness after having suffered, but does the suffering ever stop? I end up doubting so.”

Susquehanna Solar Energy Farm

Susquehanna Recognized as Top University for Renewable Energy

September 4, 2020

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, HACC Sign New Articulation Agreement

September 3, 2020

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.

Swarna Basu, professor of chemistry

Faculty See Hybrid Teaching as Opportunity for Innovation

September 2, 2020

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.

John Sabella, top row center, with his fellow scholars from the American Enterprise Institute?s S...

Lost Opportunity? Not for This Intern Turned Scholar

September 2, 2020

When his summer internship came to a grinding halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, John Sabella ’22 didn’t despair.

Stephanie Clouser ?21 with one of Hameau Farm?s cows.

And on That Farm There Was a … Susquehanna Student!

September 2, 2020

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.

Hong Kong

Remote International Internships ‘Experiment’ Yields Positive Impact

September 1, 2020

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.

Allie Grill, Career Development Center

Internship Course Levels Playing Field of International Work Amidst Pandemic

September 1, 2020

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.

Security Upgrades on Campus

Security Upgrades First Among CenSUs Work

September 1, 2020

Work of Susquehanna University’s CenSUs: Everyone Counts task force advanced this summer with notable security upgrades to campus.

Emily Graslie, chief curiosity correspondent, Field Museum

Field Museum’s Emily Graslie to Present Lecture on Curiosity

August 31, 2020

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.

Richard King Mellon Foundation Awards SU $210,000

August 26, 2020

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.

SU Named One of Nation’s Best by Princeton Review

August 25, 2020

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.”

Board of Trustees Affirms Support of Diversity, Inclusion Efforts

August 24, 2020

Susquehanna University’s Board of Trustees has adopted a statement reaffirming the university’s pledge to continue fostering initiatives pertaining to diversity, inclusion and equity.

Coronavirus Testing Required Pre-Arrival

Coronavirus Testing Program Underway

August 21, 2020

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.

The Class of 2024 Move-In

Susquehanna University Awarded a $1.3 million U.S. Department of Education Grant

August 21, 2020

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 Awarded $1.3 Million Grant from U.S. Dept. of Education

August 19, 2020

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.

Benny Does Some Heavy Lifting!

SU Outlines Safety Procedures for Fall 2020 Semester

August 13, 2020

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.

Global Opportunities Await!

Two Win Prestigious Gilman Awards

August 5, 2020

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.

Blough-Weis Library

Susquehanna Announces Phased Move-In Plan

July 30, 2020

Susquehanna University has announced revisions to its move-in schedule as part of its ongoing health and safety initiatives.

Jennifer Carter, assistant professor of physics

Grant Awarded to SU Physics Professor

July 29, 2020

Susquehanna University’s Jennifer Carter, assistant professor of physics, has been awarded a $21,699 grant from the American Association of University Women.

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Bio Major Researches Salamanders

July 23, 2020

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 Again Included in Fiske Guide

July 23, 2020

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.

The Hawk?s Nest

SU Named as Top 10 College in Pennsylvania

July 20, 2020

SU Specifically Recognized for Study-Away Program

Susquehanna University has been named among Pennsylvania’s Top 10 universities by College Magazine.

Rolfe Peterson, assistant professor of political science

Toxic Mask-ulinity? Research Ties Masculinity to Mask Resistance

July 16, 2020

New research from Susquehanna University’s Rolfe Peterson, assistant professor of political science, explores attitudes toward mask-wearing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Susquehanna Announces Plans for a Return to Campus

July 15, 2020

Susquehanna University has announced plans for students to return to on-campus instruction for the fall 2020 semester.

Anna Andes, associate professor of theatre

Faculty Awards, Valedictorian, Outstanding Seniors Announced

July 14, 2020

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.

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Faculty, Staff Share Expertise on Race Relations

July 13, 2020

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

Clark Named to National COVID Task Force

July 10, 2020

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.

Students Honored for Leadership, Service

July 7, 2020

Susquehanna University recently honored students, student organizations and faculty with leadership awards.

Melissa Barnes ?19

Alumnus Helps New Grad Land First Job

June 28, 2020

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.

Entry from Sarah Fannick ?21, a graphic design major from North Plainfield, New Jersey.

Students’ Photos Selected for International Exhibition

June 26, 2020

Nine Susquehanna University students have been accepted in the Praxis Photo Arts International Photo Exhibition: Quarantine.

Olu Onafowora, professor of economics

Susquehanna Launches Anti-racism Task Force

June 25, 2020

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.

Jessica Ranck ?13 Fellin, left, and Andrea Schriner ?07 Baney, right

Two SU Grads Finalists for State Teacher of the Year

June 24, 2020

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!

SU Rolling Out New Sushi Eatery

June 23, 2020

Susquehanna is excited to roll out a new eatery on campus – Bento Sushi!

International Internships Still a GO

June 22, 2020

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.

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Susquehanna Students Organize Peaceful Protest

June 11, 2020

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 Alters Academic Calendar for Fall 2020 Semester

May 21, 2020

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.

Susquehanna to Offer Sales Minor Beginning Fall 2020

May 18, 2020

Beginning in the fall 2020 semester, Susquehanna University will offer a minor in professional sales.

Garrett Sports Complex

Sharief Hashim Named Director of Athletics

May 15, 2020

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.

The Hawks Nest

Susquehanna to Begin Distributing Federal COVID-Relief Grants

May 12, 2020

Susquehanna University this week will begin distributing one-time, student aid grants through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

Riley Stone

Riley Stone Named Rugby All-American

May 11, 2020

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

Women’s Leadership Symposium Delivered Online

May 6, 2020

Susquehanna’s Women’s Leadership Symposium has continued providing networking and mentoring opportunities for female students despite the campus’ closure in March.

John Bodinger de Uriarte, associate professor and chair, Department of Anthropology

Anthropology Students Premiere Online Exhibition of COVID-19 Video Testimonials

April 29, 2020

Anthropology students at Susquehanna University have premiered an online exhibition Together Apart, a collection of personal accounts regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Carl Faust, assistant professor of physics

Using Minecraft Eases Physics Lab Work

April 28, 2020

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, Department of English and Creative Writing

Laurence Roth Named to Fellowship at UPenn

April 23, 2020

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.

Business School Offers Remote International Internships

April 22, 2020

Students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business can take advantage of the school’s international partners to complete remote international internships this summer.

Kaila Snyder at home in Northumberland, Pennsylvania.

WQSU Still Live Despite Pandemic

April 17, 2020

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.

Erin Wetmore, left, and Brian Herrmann, right, have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright U.S. E...

Two Seniors Earn Fulbright Awards to Germany

April 17, 2020

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.

Ennis sews masks at her grandmother?s vintage 1948 Singer Featherweight sewing machine.

Artist Trades Stage Costumes for Masks

April 16, 2020

With the cancellation of the Susquehanna’s Spring 2020 theater season, costumer Elizabeth Ennis is putting her sewing skills to utilitarian use.

SU Celebrates Our Student Employees

April 13, 2020

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, Department of Chemistry

Chemistry Professor Earns National Honor

April 9, 2020

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).

SU Community Rallies Around Students in Need

April 8, 2020

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.

Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa

Creative Writing Professor Earns Fulbright Award

April 8, 2020

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.

The webinar used the 1980s show Family Ties as an example.

SU Offers Free Webinars for K-12 Teachers

April 6, 2020

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.

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Rescheduled for Aug. 9

April 3, 2020

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.

Medical Donations for Local Care Facilities

SU Donates Medical Supplies to Valley Responders

March 24, 2020

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.

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Green Honored as Champion of Higher Education

March 18, 2020

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.

Katherine Moronta ?21

Junior Named Newman Civic Fellow

March 17, 2020

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.

DJ Menifee, vice president for enrollment

Menifee Joins Susquehanna as VP for Enrollment

March 12, 2020

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 Launches Special Education Degree Program

March 5, 2020

Susquehanna’s Department of Education will offer a new Bachelor of Science degree in special education beginning Fall 2020.

Tap Into Sweetness

March 4, 2020

It’s not just maple trees that can be tapped for syrup.

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Birdseed Houses Win Pitch Competition

March 3, 2020

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 Events at Susquehanna

February 19, 2020

March brings theater productions, lectures and a gallery opening to campus.

One Degree, Many Career Options

February 19, 2020

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.

Embracing the Entrepreneurial Mindset

February 19, 2020

Embrace change. Take risks, but be smart. Those were the central themes during Break Through’s panel, Start-Ups: The Culture of Entrepreneurship.

Follow Your Passion for Better Results

February 19, 2020

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.

Careers in Medicine: MD Not Required

February 19, 2020

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.

Beyond These Borders: Working Internationally

February 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.

Going Green and Making Green

February 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.

When Plan A Doesn’t Work Out

February 19, 2020

 

Alumni discussed how they found post-graduate opportunities after failing at their first attempts after college.

University Choir Ready for Spring Break Tour

February 13, 2020

WQSU Wins Another PAB Award

February 10, 2020

 

WQSU The Pulse, won yet another award from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

What Lies Beneath ... Bogar Lawn

February 6, 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?

Semester Abroad Alters Senior’s Career Plans

February 5, 2020

Hannah Houtz ’20 whole-heartedly embraced the Argentinian culture during her months studying there.

AmeriCorps Gives Grad Chance to Help Fourth Graders in Need

February 5, 2020

Susquehanna Celebrates Black History Month

February 4, 2020

Susquehanna offers a variety of events in celebration of Black History Month.

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland

Former President of Ireland to Deliver Lecture on Faith, Climate Change

January 27, 2020

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.

Bryan Terrell Clark

Using Your Passion to Find Your Purpose

January 23, 2020

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.

Susquehanna University Orchestra

February Events at Susquehanna

January 22, 2020

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.

Hamburg, Germany

Business School Guarantees International Internships

January 20, 2020

Susquehanna University’s Sigmund Weis School of Business now guarantees an international internship for its students.

Two Students Named Cultural Vistas Fellows

January 13, 2020

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.

Student On-Air at WQSU

WQSU Nominated for Eight Radio Awards

January 10, 2020

Susquehanna University’s radio station, WQSU The Pulse, has been nominated for eight awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.

Monica Prince, assistant professor of English and creative writing

MLK Teach-In Brings Lessons Across Humanities, Sciences

January 7, 2020

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.

Year in Review: Our Favorite Things From 2019

December 16, 2019

Here’s our favorite things from 2019!

Students, Volunteers Plant 2,000 Trees

December 13, 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.

Top 5 Instagram Photos of 2019

December 13, 2019

Our Favorite Insta Posts from 2019

‘Hamilton’ Actor Headlines Week Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

December 13, 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.

Admission House

Admission House Wins Design Award

December 12, 2019

Susquehanna University’s new Admission House received the Award for Excellence from the American Institute of Architect’s Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter.

Men?s Club Rugby 2019

Men’s Rugby Places Third at Nationals

December 11, 2019

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.

Students Head to Cuba with Scholarship

Five Juniors Win National Gilman Scholarships

December 10, 2019

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.

SU First in State, 11th Nationally for Study Abroad

December 9, 2019

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).

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Trump Presidency Fodder for Alum’s Latest Book

December 6, 2019

If Shakespeare were alive today, what would he write?

Sophomore Hopes for Green Future

December 4, 2019

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.

Community Invited to Annual Christmas Candlelight Service

December 4, 2019

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.

Chemistry Student

Chemistry Latest to Launch Dual-Degree Option

November 27, 2019

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 Named to Stanford’s Innovation Program

November 26, 2019

Four Susquehanna University students have been named Stanford University Innovation Fellows.

New Partnership with PSU Benefits Susquehanna STEM Grads

November 22, 2019

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.

GO Program Takes Communications Major to Ireland

November 20, 2019

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.

Men’s Rugby Headed to Sweet 16

November 20, 2019

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.

Student Shines During Address at NYC Gala

November 19, 2019

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.

Hands on Learning in the Lab

Georgetown Report: SU Ranks in Top 10% Nationally for Graduate Earnings

November 15, 2019

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.

Senior Promotes Sustainability on Campus

November 7, 2019

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

Connections Fuel Susquehanna Biochemistry Major in Mayo Clinic Internship

November 6, 2019

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.

Stephanie Clouser ?21

Junior Dedicates Days to Sheep as Student Shepherdess

November 5, 2019

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.

Our five hives, now safely tucked behind an electric fence.

Bees Buzz Back after Honey Heist

November 5, 2019

Susquehanna’s beehives have been buzzier than ever, producing more than 150 pounds of honey seven months after being ransacked by a hungry bear.

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‘Hitched and Ditched’: Student Researches Divorce 100 Years Ago

November 4, 2019

Divorces were no less unpleasant in the early 20th century than they are today.

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Man on a Mission

November 1, 2019

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.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Graduate Reflects on Susquehanna Experience

October 30, 2019

Jeremy Motsko ’17 praises the professors in the earth and environmental sciences department for going the extra mile to help every student succeed.

Rachel Snyder ?17

Ecology Major Provided Research Opportunities at Home and Abroad

October 30, 2019

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.

New inductees into Susquehanna?s Athletics Hall of Fame are, front row from left, Chris Price ?10...

Alumni Return for Homecoming Weekend

October 30, 2019

More than 700 alumni returned to Susquehanna University’s campus to celebrate Homecoming-Reunion Weekend.

Library

Ghostly Stories of Susquehanna

October 30, 2019

It’s not surprising that a university that dates back to the mid-19th century has a few ghost stories floating around.

Ennis oversaw costume design for Susquehanna?s 2018 production of Pippin.

Elizabeth Ennis Earns Barrymore Nomination for Costuming

October 28, 2019

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.

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Alumni Awards Presented at Homecoming 2019

October 28, 2019

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.

Bailey Coder ?20

Stream Research Project Experience Gives Ecology Major Valuable Skills

October 24, 2019

Helping save wild trout isn’t a bad way to spend a summer.

Nicholas Visser ?20

Institute Gives Earth & Environmental Sciences Major Hands-on Research Experience

October 24, 2019

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.

Fog Lifts the Curtain on Air Quality

October 16, 2019

Although it might be a nuisance to drive through, fog can be a helpful tool when determining what exactly is in the air we breathe. Derek Straub, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, studies the organic and inorganic compounds found in fog and what they say about air quality.

November Events at SU

November Events at Susquehanna

October 16, 2019

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.

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Future Teachers Mentor Elementary Students at Day Camp

October 15, 2019

Since 2007, education majors at Susquehanna have spent summers working with elementary students at Selinsgrove Area School District’s Summer Seals Day Camp.

Stories that Shape Susquehanna

October 14, 2019

Lectures and discussions related to the 2019-20 theme are at the forefront as another academic year is underway at Susquehanna.

SU Ranks in Top 5 Statewide for Jobs Placement

October 14, 2019

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.

SU Finds Niche with Columbia Publishing Course

October 11, 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.

Affinity Mentoring Program Supports First-Year Students

October 10, 2019

Susquehanna University has launched SUConnects, a mentoring program for first-year students from historically underrepresented groups.

Dave Ramsaran Named Provost

October 9, 2019

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.

Orchestra Director Earns National Recognition

October 8, 2019

Susquehanna University’s Jordan Randall Smith has received national recognition for his work as music director of Baltimore’s Symphony Number One.

American Creed

Community Invited to Screening of ‘American Creed’

October 7, 2019

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.

Jennifer Servedio, chief information officer, Susquehanna University

Jennifer Servedio Named Chief Information Officer

October 7, 2019

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.

Michael Dixon, chief inclusion and diversity officer, Susquehanna University

Michael Dixon Named Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

October 4, 2019

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.

Carly Rogers with Billy Ray Cyrus

Senior Acquires Multiple Big Name Jobs in Communications

October 1, 2019

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.

Rolfe Peterson, assistant professor of political science

Research Ties Dark Personality Traits to Political Campaigning

October 1, 2019

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

Williams Named Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center

September 30, 2019

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.

Dorothy Moyer, Class of 1938

Alumna Turns 105

September 26, 2019

Susquehanna University’s oldest living alumna celebrated her 105th birthday Sept. 25.

Ryan Seibert

Graduate Lands Baltimore Job with Big Four Accounting Firm

September 25, 2019

Ryan Seibert ’19 started working in the accounting field as a sophomore at SU and had two different positions before graduating.

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Niles Awarded Outstanding Coldwater Conservationist

September 23, 2019

Jonathan Niles, director of Susquehanna University’s Freshwater Research Institute, was awarded Outstanding Coldwater Conservationist by the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited.

Samya Zain, associate professor and chair, Department of Physics

Zain First Pakistani Woman to Author a Physics e-Textbook

September 20, 2019

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.

Stretansky Concert Hall

October Events at Susquehanna

September 19, 2019

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.

Students of The Freshwater Research Institute

FRI Wins Grant to Expand K-12 Education, Community Engagement

September 12, 2019

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.

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Students Intern at NY Fashion Week

September 11, 2019

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.

Katherine Moronta

Internships Abroad Turn SU Students into Civic Change Leaders

September 10, 2019

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.

Students pet a dog at September dog days

Making New Furry Friends at Dog Days

September 5, 2019

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

Internships Help Grad Land Accounting Job

September 4, 2019

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.

SU Again Ranked by Wall Street Journal

September 4, 2019

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 Welcomes the Class of 2023

August 29, 2019

Susquehanna University opened its 162nd academic year with 624 new students who comprise the most academically successful incoming class in the university’s history.

Concert Series to Debut in September

September Events at Susquehanna

August 28, 2019

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.

SU Now Offers BFA in Graphic Design

August 26, 2019

Susquehanna University’s Department of Art and Design now offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in graphic design.

SU Named Best-Value College by Money Magazine

August 15, 2019

Susquehanna University has been selected by Money magazine as one of its 2019 “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

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SU Named Among Nation’s Best by Princeton Review

August 6, 2019

Susquehanna University is named one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review.

17 Ways You Know You Go to Susquehanna

August 2, 2019

How do you know you go to SU?

Catherine Welch

Senior Observes Wonder of Childbirth

August 1, 2019

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.

   Ciara Middleton ?20 (left)

Stein Fellows Gain International Business Experience

August 1, 2019

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

Senior Conducts Research in Cancer Biology

August 1, 2019

Anna Mykytyn ’20 received a highly competitive fellowship to conduct research on cancer treatment at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Elizabeth Hebert

Communications Students Discover New Career Opportunities

August 1, 2019

Communications students are taking their education outside the classroom this summer to participate in career-building internships.

Marisa Battiloro

Senior Lives Her Dream at Coach

August 1, 2019

Fresh off her return from a semester studying in London, Marisa Battiloro ’20 immediately set about finding her summer internship.

Logan Sears

Business Students Break into the Job Market

August 1, 2019

Seniors in the Sigmund Weis School of Business are confirming their career choices by participating in intensive and immersive summer internships.

SU Recognized for Student Engagement, Innovative Teaching, Outcomes

July 30, 2019

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

Class of 1959 Grad Helped Launch Apollo 11

July 18, 2019

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.

Junior Wins Study Abroad Grant

July 17, 2019

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

Physics Major Studying in 3+2 Engineering Program at Columbia

July 10, 2019

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.

Spotts Joins University as Director of Strategic Communications

July 10, 2019

Susquehanna University has named Jennifer Spotts director of strategic communications. She joined the Office of University Marketing and Communications on July 8.

Melissa Barnes

Alumnus Helps New Grad Land First Job

June 28, 2019

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.

Members of PRSSA during their Move the Line awareness event.

Organ Donation Campaign Places First in State, Top Four Nationally

June 26, 2019

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 Win Gilman Scholarships

June 25, 2019

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.

Dual-Degree Programs with WashU, Case Western Join Columbia at SU

June 20, 2019

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.

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SU Ranked No. 2 in State for Job Placement

June 13, 2019

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.

Sophomore Maddi Laubscher works in Susquehanna?s Shakespeare garden.

Sustainability, Literature Intersect in Shakespeare Garden

June 7, 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.

Jahmir Wilson

Wilson Enjoys ‘Thought-Provoking’ Courses in Africana Studies Minor

May 31, 2019

An Africana Studies minor may not have much in common with his sports media major, but that’s fine with Jahmir Wilson ’20.

Cayla Spatz ?18, far right, second row, second from right, with her Emmy-winning team from Showtime.

Grad on Emmy-Winning Team at Showtime

May 23, 2019

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.

Men?s Club Rugby

River Hawks Head to Philly for Rugby National Championship

May 21, 2019

Susquehanna University’s men’s club rugby team heads to Philadelphia June 1-2 to play for the 7s National Championship.

Susquehanna Class of 2019

Author Challenges Graduates at 161st Commencement

May 15, 2019

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

Iudica Named to National Ecology Group

May 14, 2019

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.

Julia Hutsko

Two Accepted to Columbia Through Dual Degree Program

May 13, 2019

Two Susquehanna University students have been accepted into a selective dual-degree engineering program at Columbia University.

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Study Abroad Trip Changes Young Filipino Lives

May 13, 2019

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.

Jennie Lien

Grads Bound for the Peace Corps in Africa

May 10, 2019

Two graduates from Susquehanna’s Class of 2019 will head to Africa soon for positions with the Peace Corps.

Freshwater Research Institute

Susquehanna Awarded $950,000 Grant from Richard King Mellon Foundation

May 9, 2019

Susquehanna University has been awarded a $950,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation in support of the Freshwater Research Institute.

Ali Hordeski, Tara Montis, Hannah Witt, Courtney young

House of Hawks Flies Again

May 8, 2019

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.

Lavender Ceremony Honors LGBTQ Grads

May 7, 2019

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.

Triple Major Works with Freshwater Research Initiative

May 5, 2019

Kaitlyn Gardineer ’21, a triple major in earth and environmental sciences, studio art and German, enjoys the variety she has been able to pack into her time at Susquehanna.

Theatre Graduate Works with Cirque du Soleil

May 3, 2019

The connections she made through our theatre program opened doors for Ashley Harman ’10—doors that led her to working with Cirque du Soleil.

Joseph Morante

Morante to Help High School Students as Stanford Innovation Fellow

May 2, 2019

When finance major Joseph Morante ’21 received an application to become a Stanford University Innovation Fellow, he knew immediately that he wanted to apply.

Student-Edited Magazine Nominated for Prestigious Literary Prize

May 2, 2019

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 Named Cultural Vistas Fellows

May 1, 2019

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.

Barron’s in Education Program a New Resource for Business Students, Faculty

April 30, 2019

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.

Class of 2019: Where Are They Going?

April 29, 2019

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.

Oh, the Places They’ll Go: Class of 2019 Edition

April 26, 2019

Susquehanna University’s 2019 graduates are going places.

We?ve Got Sheep!

Have Ewe Heard? We’ve Got Sheep!

April 25, 2019

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.

Senior Scholars Day

Seniors Present Research, Art at Senior Scholars Day

April 24, 2019

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.

Genovee Dominguez

Senior Calls Africana Studies Minor ‘Best Decision’

April 17, 2019

“I wholeheartedly will say that the Africana studies program was one of the best decisions I made,” says Genovee Dominguez ’19.

Rachel Heide

Senior Gives Insight on Theatre Department and Being Stage Manager

April 16, 2019

Senior Rachel Heide ’19 has already managed more than eight theatre shows—and she hasn’t even graduated from college.

Heather Pearson

Independent Study Allowed Grad to Help with Sustainability Initiative

April 16, 2019

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

Alum Mentors Senior Intern at Penn Museum

April 16, 2019

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.

When Death was Women’s Work

April 15, 2019

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.

Faculty Awarded Grant to Fund Civil Discourse Project

April 12, 2019

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

2018 Grad Awarded Fulbright to Teach in Costa Rica

April 11, 2019

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.

Men?s Rugby Team

Men’s Rugby Qualifies for National 7s Championships

April 9, 2019

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.

Scene of the Crime

We’re on the Lookout for a Honey Thief!

April 5, 2019

Susquehanna University is on the lookout for a honey thief.

Courtney Young, Hannah Witt, Tara Montis, Ali Hordeski

Four Qualify for National Business Pitch Competition

April 3, 2019

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

History Major Awarded Prestigious Fulbright

April 2, 2019

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.

Alumni connections helped Kellie Nebiker Espina land her dream job in the magazine industry.

Alumni Connections Helped Land Dream Magazine Job

April 1, 2019

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.

Susquehanna University Graduates

Best-selling Author to Deliver Commencement Address

April 1, 2019

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.

Geisinger Medical Center

SU to Host Screening of HPV Documentary

March 25, 2019

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 Events at Susquehanna University

March 24, 2019

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.

Events Set to Celebrate Earth Month

March 21, 2019

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.

Justin Rummel

Rummel Named AVP for Student Financial Services

March 8, 2019

Susquehanna University has named Justin Rummel assistant vice president for student financial services. He joined the university staff on March 1.

Award Recipients

WQSU Wins Four National Broadcasting Awards

March 7, 2019

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.

Assist the Animals by Volunteering

30 Things to Do Within 30 Minutes

March 6, 2019

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.

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Bryant Find Academic Home in Africana Studies and Anthropology Programs

March 5, 2019

Adding an Africana studies minor to her anthropology major allowed Zaida Bryant ’19 find her niche.

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Triple Major Works with Freshwater Research Initiative

March 5, 2019

Kaitlyn Gardineer ’21, a triple major in earth and environmental sciences, studio art and German, enjoys the variety she has been able to pack into her time at Susquehanna.

Isaac Riston

Double Major Reflects on Life-Changing Fellowship

March 5, 2019

Isaac Riston ’19, a public policy and business administration major, says a fellowship at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives during his junior year was life changing.

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Branding Yourself Online: LinkedIn and Social Media

March 1, 2019

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.

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Maximize Your Summer

March 1, 2019

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.

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Alumni Share Their Unconventional Career Paths

March 1, 2019

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.

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Working for a Tech Giant

March 1, 2019

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.

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Susquehanna Joins American Talent Initiative

February 21, 2019

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.

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March Events at Susquehanna University

February 18, 2019

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.

How much is social media worth? Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it.

Rousu Research Earns Washington Post Albie Award

February 14, 2019

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

University Choir to Embark on Spring Break Tour

February 11, 2019

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.

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SU Awarded $30,000 It’s On Us Grant

February 11, 2019

Susquehanna University was awarded a $30,000 grant from Pennsylvania’s It’s On Us initiative to combat campus sexual assault.

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Junior Earns Prestigious Gilman Scholarship

February 6, 2019

Susquehanna University junior Gabriella Draganova, of Philadelphia, has been named a Gilman Scholar, enabling her to pursue academic studies abroad.

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Grad Serves Peace Corps in Sierra Leone

January 29, 2019

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.

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Joe Lieberman to Present Lecture on Politics, Religion

January 28, 2019

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.

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February Events at Susquehanna

January 25, 2019

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.

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Actress Kathleen Turner to Visit Susquehanna in March

January 18, 2019

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.

$3 Million Raised to Create Women’s Leadership Fund

January 16, 2019

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.

Accounting Graduate Segues into Successful Career at Deloitte

January 10, 2019

Like many of our accounting graduates, Cameron Dougherty ’14 knew a job was waiting for him as he donned his graduation cap and gown.

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Course Immerses First-Year Business Students in Research, Presentations

January 10, 2019

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.

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MLK Teach-In Spans Humanities and Sciences

January 9, 2019

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.

Break Through to Bring Students, Alumni Together for Professional Development

January 8, 2019

More than 100 alumni will return to campus the weekend of Feb. 15 for the annual Break Through student-alumni networking conference.

Religious Studies, Creative Writing Major Teaching with AmeriCorps

January 8, 2019

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.

President Jonathan D. Green conducts a choral ensemble at Susquehanna University.

President Green Releases Book of Musical Repertoire

January 2, 2019

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.

Earth & Environmental Science Grad Expands Horizons at Tesla

December 21, 2018

Working at Tesla, Thomas Kitt ’17 has relied on the comprehensive education he received at Susquehanna to move up the ladder.

SU in the News

December 20, 2018

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.

Study Places Dollar Value on Facebook Usage

December 19, 2018

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.

Year in Review: Our Favorite Things from 2018

December 18, 2018

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.

Teacher Intern Program Helps Graduate Forge New Path

December 17, 2018

Ryan McGuire graduated from Susquehanna in 2004 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in economics, but soon after felt drawn to being educator.

English Students Launch Podcast

December 14, 2018

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.

Creative Writing Major Ranked Among Best in the State

December 13, 2018

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.

Sophomore Pursues Varied Interests in Sociology, Africana Studies Programs

December 10, 2018

Taishiana Tsosie ’21 wanted a major that encompassed all her areas of interest—the environment, government, culture, and people’s behaviors and beliefs.

Music Alumna Pursues Career in Performing Arts Industry

December 10, 2018

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.

Grad Credits Susquehanna for Developing Unique Teaching Philosophy

December 10, 2018

Ryan Pelletier ’16 left Susquehanna ready to teach high school social studies in a new way.

From Publishing to Film Producing: A Graduate’s Journey

December 10, 2018

Nearly two and a half years ago, Christina Behnke ’08 decided to leave her job as a magazine editor to pursue full-time filmmaking.

Michael Sam Headlines Week Honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

December 5, 2018

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.

Internship Helps Anderson Decide on Occupational Therapy Career

December 5, 2018

A summer internship at a rehabilitation hospital set Elaine Anderson ’14 on her way to becoming an occupational therapist.

How to Succeed in Business ... While Female

December 3, 2018

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.

Music Grad Lands Band Directing Position at Oklahoma State University

November 28, 2018

As assistant director of bands at Oklahoma State University, Tyler Austin ’12 has achieved his longtime goal of working in higher education.

New Amy E. Winans Center for Wellness Opens

November 27, 2018

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.

Student Research Impacts State Policy

November 26, 2018

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.

We Rank No. 6 Nationwide for Baccalaureate Study Abroad

November 21, 2018

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.

Candlelight Service Set for Dec. 4

November 21, 2018

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.

Men’s Rugby Finishes Successful Season

November 20, 2018

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.

Fesinstine Gained Valuable Teaching Experience While Studying Abroad

November 20, 2018

French and secondary education major Jamie Fesinstine ’17 studied abroad in Rennes, France, for two reasons—language immersion and teaching experience.

New Book Examines How, When, If Violence Is Justified

November 19, 2018

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.

Theatre Minor Helps Double Major Find Her Passion

November 16, 2018

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.

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SU Awarded Chapter in Association for Women in Sports Media

November 15, 2018

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 Offered Immediate Opportunities for Research and Success

November 15, 2018

Small classes offer Abby Conway immediate opportunity for research and success.

Public Policy Major Pursues Career in Emergency Management

November 15, 2018

Public policy major Sage Weikel ’16 hopes to give back to those who are threatened by unpredictable natural disasters.

Scholarship Gives Biochemistry Major Experience with Cancer Research

November 15, 2018

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.

English Graduate Pursues Ph.D. in Literature

November 15, 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, associate professor of theatre

A Century Later, Suffrage Plays Still Relevant

November 13, 2018

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 Named Stanford University Innovation Fellows

November 13, 2018

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.

GO Program Inspires Grad to Move Abroad

November 13, 2018

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 Works with PennDOT for Summer Internship

November 13, 2018

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.

Student Health Center Reaccredited

November 12, 2018

Our Student Health Center has been re-accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Susquehanna Announces $10 Million Gift

November 10, 2018

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.

Senior Researches Pharmaceutical Ingredients as Summer Internship

November 8, 2018

Researching pharmaceutical ingredients and teaching chemistry lessons to engineers were just a part of Mia Havasi’s internship this summer.

English and GO Programs Lead Graduate to Master’s in International Affairs

November 7, 2018

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.

Grant Helps Graduate Land First Teaching Job

November 7, 2018

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.

Students, Alumni Network at Break Through NYC

November 5, 2018

More than 70 Susquehanna University students across majors were in New York City for Break Through NYC, a student-alumni networking event.

SU Ditching Plastic Straws by 2020

November 1, 2018

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.

‘Christmas at Susquehanna’ Wins Emmy for WVIA

October 29, 2018

The television special Christmas at Susquehanna: The 50th Anniversary Candlelight Service has won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for WVIA.

November Events at Susquehanna

October 25, 2018

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.

Serving as a Mentor and Translator for the U.S.

October 24, 2018

Baktash Ahadi attributes his time at Susquehanna as providing “the framework for understanding the world through a humanistic lens.”

SU Named in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges

October 23, 2018

We’re one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.

PPL Grant Funds Stream Research

October 22, 2018

A $10,000 grant from PPL Foundation is helping scientists and students from our Freshwater Research Initiative with a stream restoration project.

Study abroad opens new doors and hones interests

October 22, 2018

A study abroad trip to The Gambia allowed Emily Crawford ’15 the chance to get a once-in-lifetime look at another education system.

Triple Major Becomes Award-Winning Teacher

October 19, 2018

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.

New GO Program Takes Students to Morocco

October 18, 2018

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 Flipped the Switch on Our Solar Array

October 17, 2018

We officially “flipped the switch” on the largest university-sponsored solar array in Pennsylvania.

Zeeman to Deliver Lecture on Sustainability, Resilience

October 16, 2018

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.

French Student Translated WWI Soldier Journal Entries

October 16, 2018

Amanda DuCharme ’17 and Lynn Palermo, associate professor of French, translated a collection of letters and journal entries from French to English.

Honors Student Enjoyed Being One of First Neuroscience Majors

October 16, 2018

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.

Internship Offers Bio Major an International Perspective on the Medical Field

October 15, 2018

In addition to an overseas internship, Emily Leboffe has taken part in summer research at Susquehanna since her first year on campus.

Latest Book Examines Identity Within Natives of Guyana, Trinidad

October 10, 2018

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.

WQSU Honored on National College Radio Day

October 8, 2018

Oct. 5, 2018, was declared WQSU Day by the Snyder County Commissioners Office and the Borough of Selinsgrove.

Homecoming Festivities Set for This Weekend

October 3, 2018

Hundreds of alumni and their families will return to Susquehanna and the borough of Selinsgrove Oct. 5-7 for Homecoming-Reunion Weekend 2018.

Palermo Awarded NEA Grant for Translation

October 2, 2018

Lynn Palermo, associate professor of French, was awarded a $12,500 Literature Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

October Events at Susquehanna

October 1, 2018

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.

Graduate Paves Way for Neuroscience Major to Win Mini Case Competition

October 1, 2018

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.

Music Alumna Pursues Teaching Career

September 28, 2018

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.

Grad Finds Place in International Development

September 25, 2018

Caitlin Newman ’09 Thistle says Susquehanna gave her the skills to succeed in international development.

Creative Writing/English Graduate Lands AmeriCorps Job at Local Library

September 25, 2018

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.

Publishing Major Landed Spot at Prestigious Columbia Course

September 25, 2018

Megan Rudloff ’17 attended Columbia’s Summer Publishing Course—the most prestigious of its kind in the nation.

Ecology Grad Reflects on Research Opportunities

September 25, 2018

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.

2014 Alum Researches Sports-Related Brain Injuries

September 24, 2018

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.

Internship Opened Doors for Triple Major

September 24, 2018

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.

Show Us the Honey!

September 20, 2018

We harvested our first batch of honey this week—4 gallons of the sweet stuff.

Graduate Shares Passion with Future Generation of Writers

September 19, 2018

Nick Ripatrazone ’03 is the author of six books and a high school English teacher who teaches at Rutgers-Newark.

Wall Street Journal Places SU in Top 20 Percent

September 18, 2018

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.

Football Announces Ring of Honor Inductees

September 14, 2018

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.

Derrick R. Brooms, photo by Patrick Caven Brown

Being Black, Being Male on Campus: Lecture to Explore Resilience

September 13, 2018

Programming surrounding this year’s annual theme of resilience continues with Derrick R. Brooms, Ph.D.

Debut Book Offers Paradigm Shift in Platonic Studies

September 13, 2018

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.

Second Class of Service Leaders Gets to Work

September 12, 2018

Our second class of Susquehanna University Service Leaders (SUSL) are busy integrating themselves into the local community.

September Events at Susquehanna

September 12, 2018

September brings drama, music and a lecture on resilience to Susquehanna University. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Fall Theatre Season Opens with Doubt, A Parable

September 11, 2018

Our Department of Theatre opens its fall season with Doubt, A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley.

Innovative, Acclaimed Poet to Present Reading

September 10, 2018

Acclaimed poet Brenda Hillman will read from a selection of her works as part of the Seavey Reading Series.

Lecture to Focus on Sexual Abuse in Detention

September 10, 2018

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, associate professor of political science, Bucknell University

Professor to Lecture on Civil Liberties

September 10, 2018

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.

First-Year Students Serve Homeless in DC

September 6, 2018

The Class of 2022 marked its first days by volunteering throughout the central Susquehanna Valley and Washington, D.C., to help the homeless.

SU Named in Nation’s Top 40 by Washington Monthly

September 4, 2018

Government and politics publication Washington Monthly ranks us among the nation’s top 40 liberal arts colleges.

We’re Ranked Twelfth for Study Abroad

August 30, 2018

We’re ranked No. 12 among College Raptor’s Top 15 Best Colleges for Study Abroad

Umoja Ceremony Welcomes First-Year Students of Color

August 30, 2018

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 Sierra Club’s 2018 Cool Schools

August 30, 2018

We’re one of the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools, marking the university’s first appearance in the “green” ranking.

Three Honored with Gates Award for Leadership

August 29, 2018

Three university staff members were recognized recently with the Signe S. Gates Appreciation Award

We’re Named Among the Nation’s Best Colleges

August 28, 2018

We’ve been selected by Money magazine as one of its 2018 “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Lectures Reflect on Resilience

August 24, 2018

We will host four lectures during the fall semester that focus on our 2018-19 theme of resilience.

Junior Accounting Major Enjoys Flexibility of Honors Program

August 24, 2018

Taking part in the Honors program has had a lot of perks for Richard Farmer ’20.

Welcome to the Class of 2022!

August 23, 2018

We opened our 161st academic year with 675 new students, one of the largest classes in our history.

Two Spend Summer Abroad as Cultural Vistas Fellows

August 22, 2018

Two Susquehanna University students spent their summers as Cultural Vista Fellows, completing an eight-week, international internship.

Lore Degenstein Gallery Opens Season on Sept. 1

August 22, 2018

The art exhibition The Quickening Image will open with a reception in the Lore Degenstein Gallery from 7–9 p.m. on Sept. 1.

Students Present at Landmark Research Symposium

August 20, 2018

Twenty-three students and 12 faculty presented research at the 10th annual Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium.

Junior Thrives in Honors Program’s Open Learning Environment

August 20, 2018

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 Campus in PA Certified by Bee Campus USA

August 17, 2018

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.

Susquehanna Partners with Milton Hershey School

August 16, 2018

We have partnered with the Milton Hershey School to improve the national college graduation outcome for low-income students.

Internship Shows the Passion Required to Work in News

August 14, 2018

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.

Translating the Stories of Paris’ Jewish Quarter

August 13, 2018

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 Tries Out for Rugby All-American Team

August 13, 2018

Ryheem Powell was selected to try out for the USA Rugby Collegiate All-American team.

Stein Fellows Spend the Summer Abroad

August 10, 2018

The Eric Stein Fund for International Experience endowment enables students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business to intern with companies around the world.

Senior Gains Experience in JPM Chase Leadership Development Program

August 10, 2018

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 16th Nationally for Study Abroad

August 10, 2018

We’re ranked No. 16 among The Princeton Review’s Top 20 Most Popular Study Abroad Programs in the nation.

Melissa Hulslander

GO Experience Connects Student With Mother’s Homeland

August 8, 2018

A Global Opportunities trek to the Philippines gave Melissa Hulslander her first opportunity to set foot in her mother’s native country.

Sophomore Gets Inside Look at U.S. Senate

August 7, 2018

Austin Park is spending his summer in a unique internship—with the Office of the Sergeant at Arms in the U.S. Senate.

Lauren Burkhart

PoliSci Students Follow Political Beliefs Into Summer Internships

August 7, 2018

Several political science students are spending their summers interning in the offices of state and U.S. legislators.

Presidential Award Recipient Interns at Cancer Center

August 7, 2018

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.

Computer Science Major Interning in ‘Cyber Jungle’

August 6, 2018

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.

Senior Seizes Opportunity With Tesla

August 6, 2018

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.

Kristina Fenner

Research Internships Give Students a Look at Their Future

August 6, 2018

A summer at Johns Hopkins University and the National Center for Toxicological Research are giving two rising seniors a glimpse into life after Susquehanna.

Local Media Coverage of Economy Not Always Accurate

August 6, 2018

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.

Helping Students Find Their Place at SU

August 3, 2018

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.

Senior Demonstrates Commitment to Environment through Sustainability Work, Research

August 1, 2018

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, vice president for marketing and communications

Aaron Martin Named VP for Marketing and Communications

July 17, 2018

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.

Madyson Brown ?19, early childhood education major, of Winfield, Pa.

Student Speaks in Support of Teachers at State Capital

July 13, 2018

Aspiring teacher and early education major Madyson Brown spoke at the state capital recently in support of funding for public education.

Rousu Publishes Debut Book, Broadway and Economics

July 12, 2018

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.

Senior Maintains Commitment to Environmentally Friendly Lifestyle

July 12, 2018

Trying to follow a sustainable lifestyle in college was a no brainer for Kara Eckert ’20.

Three Win Gilman Scholarships

July 11, 2018

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.

Student Sustainability Coordinator Works to Inspire Others

July 11, 2018

Protecting the planet for current and future generations is a passion for Jennie Lien ’19, student sustainability coordinator.

Our Grads Among Top Earners Statewide

June 25, 2018

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 Named Gilman Scholars

June 15, 2018

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.

Economics Recognized by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

June 12, 2018

Our Department of Economics is ranked in the top 25 percent nationwide by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Rugby Finishes Season Ranked 5th in Nation

June 8, 2018

Men’s rugby finished fifth at the National Small College Rugby Organization’s (NSCRO) 7s National Championships in Philadelphia, Pa.

‘Surprise’ Italian Major Helps Inspire Career Choice

June 6, 2018

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.

Martell Lands Three-Book Deal

June 1, 2018

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.

Italian Studies Connect Double-Major to Maternal Roots

June 1, 2018

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 Seizing Sustainability Momentum

May 31, 2018

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.

Neuroscience Major Wins National Language Scholarship

May 23, 2018

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.

New GO Programs Take Students to South America

May 17, 2018

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 Inspires Class of 2018

May 16, 2018

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.

Umoja Ceremony Celebrates Seniors

May 15, 2018

Graduates from the Class of 2018 were honored recently at Susquehanna’s Umoja multicultural stoling ceremony.

Double Major Presents Research at International Conference

May 14, 2018

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.

Susquehanna Offers Master of Education Program

May 10, 2018

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.

Chinese Language Studies Take Junior in New Direction

May 10, 2018

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.

Trip Abroad Inspires New Research Focus

May 10, 2018

A semester spent in Italy inspired Tiffani Lopez ’18 to develop a new focus for her history studies back at Susquehanna.

Students Pinpoint New Business Strategy for Grounded Drone Company

May 9, 2018

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.

Studying Chinese Language Helps Connect Adoptee with Her Roots

May 7, 2018

Hannah Kelly-Quigley ’20 has always been fascinated with Chinese culture—an interest encouraged and cultivated by her adoptive parents.

Rousu Named Dean of Sigmund Weis School of Business

May 4, 2018

Matthew Rousu has been named dean of Susquehanna University’s Sigmund Weis School of Business following a nationwide search.

Panelists Urge Individual Responsibility

May 2, 2018

A panel of alumni working in sustainable careers said the world needs to adjust its values to achieve a more sustainable society.

GO Program Provides Creative Writing Major Invaluable Opportunities

May 2, 2018

A study-abroad experience in Dublin, Ireland, gave Nathan Hughart ’18 more than fond memories and an awesome Instagram story.

Concert Pianist Awadagin Pratt to Deliver Commencement Address

May 1, 2018

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.

Class of 2018: Where Are They Going?

May 1, 2018

This is a sampling of job and graduate school placements based on information provided by department chairs.

Men’s Rugby Qualifies for National 7s Championships

April 30, 2018

Men’s club rugby will advance to the 7s National Championship after winning the qualifier tournament in Lancaster earlier this month.

Class of 2018 is Going Places!

April 27, 2018

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 Accepted to Columbia Through Dual-Degree Program

April 24, 2018

Two Susquehanna University undergraduates have been accepted into a selective dual-degree engineering program at Columbia University.

Students ‘Check Out’ the Human Library

April 24, 2018

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.

Celebrating Our Freshwater Research Initiative

April 23, 2018

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.

Susquehanna to Hold Day of Service

April 20, 2018

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.

Students Present at Undergraduate Research Conference

April 20, 2018

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.

Events Set to Celebrate Earth Week

April 19, 2018

We’re celebrating Earth Week with a full schedule of events designed to bring awareness to sustainable living, pollinator population and ecojustice issues.

Business Students Named Finalists in National Entrepreneurship Competition

April 19, 2018

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 Open for Kids’ College

April 18, 2018

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.

Department of Music Presents Concerts

April 17, 2018

Our Department of Music will present several concerts of instrumental music throughout the month of April that are free and open to the public.

New Summer Programs Introduce Students to College, Professional Interests

April 16, 2018

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.

Students Serve as Real-Life Business Consultants

April 11, 2018

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.

Abstract Art Exhibition Opens April 21

April 6, 2018

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 Pianists to Perform

April 6, 2018

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 Hit Bronze for Sustainability Achievements

April 6, 2018

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).

Alumna Reading to Mark Annual Edition of RiverCraft

April 6, 2018

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.

National Science Foundation Awards Nearly $1 Million to Recruit STEM Students

April 5, 2018

Susquehanna has been awarded a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to recruit and graduate students in physics, chemistry and biology.

Research Identifies Threats to Brook Trout Populations

April 3, 2018

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.

Susquehanna Presents A Night on Broadway

March 28, 2018

We’re hosting A Night on Broadway at 7:30 p.m. March 31 in Isaacs Auditorium in Seibert Hall.

Former Gov. Rendell to Speak April 11

March 28, 2018

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.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play Comes to Susquehanna

March 14, 2018

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.

Susquehanna Hosts Lecture on Economics and Literature

March 12, 2018

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 to Perform in Upcoming Events

March 12, 2018

Student musicians will perform in various upcoming events presented by the Department of Music.

Students Pitch Business Ideas in First-Ever House of Hawks

March 12, 2018

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.

Israeli-Arab Author to Visit Susquehanna University

March 9, 2018

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.

Senior Art Show Opens March 24

March 9, 2018

Susquehanna University’s annual Senior Art Show will be presented in the Lore Degenstein Gallery from March 24 to April 8.

Italian Studies Lead Senior to Connect with Family Roots

March 9, 2018

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.

Research Opportunity Leads to Teaching Assistantship

March 9, 2018

As a first-year student, Sophia Francisco ’18 had the chance to help a senior biology student with their research in developmental biology.

Two Named to Prestigious Cultural Vistas Fellows Program

March 8, 2018

Two students have been chosen as Cultural Vistas Fellows, which allows them to complete an eight-week, international internship, all expenses paid, this summer.

SU Students Dominate ADDY Design Awards

March 7, 2018

Graphic design students walked away with the majority of awards during the recent American Advertising Federation’s Greater Frederick (Md.) ADDY Awards ceremony.

Grad Finds Professional Success in the Department of Defense

March 7, 2018

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.

Art History Major Uses Academic Opportunities to Travel

March 7, 2018

During his time studying abroad at Regent’s University in London, Damian Munoz ’18 explored London’s art and fashion culture.

University Choir to Embark on Spring Break Tour of Northeast

March 1, 2018

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.

Students Learn Democracy Is Hard Work

February 27, 2018

Some of Susquehanna’s political science students spent two weeks participating in a simulation that had them rebuilding the government of ancient Athens.

Grad’s Organic Career Journey Weaves in Personal Interests

February 27, 2018

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 STEM Fields Share Challenges and Rewards of Their Professions

February 26, 2018

Alumni in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math fields shared their experiences with Susquehanna students at Break Through 2018.

Darren Hamric snaps a selfie with a wallaby.

Study Abroad Tests Courage, Openness to New Experiences

February 26, 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.

GO Austria Increases Student’s Awareness of Global Politics

February 26, 2018

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 Wins Two Awards from State Broadcasting Association

February 23, 2018

WQSU The Pulse, has received two Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting awards.

Amy Bischof ?95, director, The Hershey Story

Faculty Mentor Inspires Museum Career

February 19, 2018

Amy Bischof still vividly remembers the first time she walked into a museum as a child.

Recent Grad Thrives in Marketing World

February 13, 2018

A marketing internship led right into a job for Courtney Radel ’17.

Lauren Flynn ?14

Internship Leads to Job at Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center

February 13, 2018

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.

WQSU Nominated for Five Golden Microphone Awards

February 1, 2018

Susquehanna University’s radio station, WQSU The Pulse, has been nominated for five Golden Microphone Trophy Awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.

Kayla Lynch ?20

Sophomore Interns with Wolf Conservation Center

January 31, 2018

A summer internship at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y., perfectly combined Kayla Lynch’s interests in writing and conservation.

Alan Codner ?18

Senior Creates Web Comic While Studying in Spain

January 31, 2018

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

Liberal Arts Education Prepares Grad for Graduate School Challenges

January 30, 2018

Dylan Furlano ’14 left Susquehanna feeling prepared for whatever graduate school could throw her way.

Jennifer Weis to Give Second Annual Publishing & Editing Lecture

January 22, 2018

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

Environmental Studies Major Snags Exclusive Internship

January 12, 2018

Luke Rivera ’19 spent the summer as the only environmental intern in the northeastern U.S. for Exelon Generation.

Neuroscience Major Pursues Master’s in Business

January 10, 2018

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.

Torin McFarland

Dual Major Aims for Career in Investment Management

January 10, 2018

Torin McFarland’s interest in economics was sparked in high school, so a dual major in economics and finance was a natural fit.

Jillian Mannarino ?18

Publishing Major Enjoys Blend of Arts and Business

January 8, 2018

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.