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.

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