Spring 2018

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The Orange and Maroon Go Green

Every spring, a waving rainbow of cornflowers, cosmos, black-eyed Susans and shasta daisies greets drivers entering Selinsgrove from the south. The wildflower field has even become a sought-after backdrop for prom photos.

Lives Transformed One by One

Access to higher education provides individuals of most any age with the means and fundamental tools to pursue their dreams. Transforming young people of modest means and experience into citizen leaders of significance is in Susquehanna’s DNA.

Also in this issue

How you respond to frustration can determine a lot of things in life.

Sometimes institutions put on their “best” only when recruiting for personnel, but for Susquehanna, the commitment to excellence and support of all parts of the community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and even the town of Selinsgrove—is a regular part of each and every day.
Emma Fleck has taken her teaching of entrepreneurship to superior heights.
John Bodinger de Uriarte, associate professor of anthropology, spent the fall semester doing research in Iceland on a prestigious Fulbright fellowship. A Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Scholar, Bodinger de Uriarte worked in Reykjavík through the University of Iceland while on sabbatical from Susquehanna, teaching two classes at the university and conducting research at the nearby National Museum of Iceland.
The Open Doors 2017 annual report on student mobility, released by the Institute for International Education, ranks Susquehanna No. 2 in the state among baccalaureate universities and No. 13 nationwide for the number of students at baccalaureate schools studying abroad.
James W. Garrett, former head coach of the Susquehanna University football team and namesake of the James W. Garrett Sports Complex, was inducted posthumously into the Middle Atlantic Conference Sports Hall of Fame in May. He will be recognized for this honor at halftime of the football home opener Sept. 8 vs. Johns Hopkins University.
Head Athletic Trainer Michael Keeney has literally seen it all in the Susquehanna University athletic training room. Over more than 20 years, he has treated nearly every conceivable injury and at the same time has assisted every student-athlete who has worn the Orange and Maroon since his arrival in 1995.
Tyler Hoagland ’19 wanted to take the fundraising effort started by Steven Weidlich ’17 a step or two farther.
Haley Timko ’19 is a member of both the women’s soccer and basketball teams at Susquehanna, and at 6 feet tall, her presence is easily noticed whether on the field or on the court.
Every step junior Aminata Diallo has taken is getting her closer to her goal of becoming an immigration attorney, including her latest, which landed her in the halls of the European Parliament.

Leslie Hanson is in a good place right now. He’s the art director for Bombas, the social-impact sock company that gives a pair of socks to someone in need with every purchase.

Five Susquehanna University students were awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, enabling them to study in Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Scotland and New Zealand during the spring semester.
Susquehanna University hosted a series of events during the spring 2018 semester meant to further civil and intellectual discourse on campus. The events were in keeping with the university theme for the year-conflict.

Susquehanna’s Lore Degenstein Gallery marked its 25th anniversary in April with the exhibition Abstract and Nonrepresentational Painting.

From Our Own

First Word

During my first year at Susquehanna, I have used four themes to focus our work together: 1) Citizen Leadership, 2) Global Citizenship, 3) Engagement, and 4) Access. These four thematic foci are really facets of the common theme of stewardship.

End Notes

Through its approximately 1,000 student volunteers, the Johnson Center for Civic Engagement aims to make a difference in our community and around the world.