Lectureships & Speaker Series

Susquehanna’s diverse selection of lectureships and speaker series brings together esteemed scholars, industry leaders and influential voices to share their expertise and perspectives with the campus community. These events serves as vibrant platforms for critical thinking, fostering a culture of intellectual exploration and innovation.

Alice Pope Shade Lecture

Each year, the Department of Religious Studies and the Office of the Chaplain sponsor a lecture by nationally and internationally renowned religious scholars and leaders.

Artist Series

The Artist Series seeks to encourage an aesthetic appreciation of diverse cultures as well as the artistic heritage of humankind. 

Dr. Bruce L. Nary Theatre Guest Artist Lecture

The Dr. Bruce L. Nary Theatre Guest Artist Fund, established in 2005 for the purpose of bringing to campus recognized professionals in the field of theatre.

Claritas Distinguished Lecture in Sciences

Endowed by George E. ’64 and Margaret Lauver ’66 Harris, this series brings an accomplished scholar in the sciences to our campus annually for a public address.

Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lectureship in Ethics

Made possible through the generous gifts of Edward R. Schmidt ’69, this lectureship seeks to bring to the university a distinguished scholar and/or leader to address a topic of current, vital interest and importance in the field of ethics.

Seavey Writers Series

Internationally recognized writers visit Susquehanna University for free public readings.

2023-24 Lectures & Discussions

A robust series of lectures is presented annually in locations across campus. Click each event to learn more. 

More Arts & Events


Arts & Events Guide

This guide features Susquehanna University’s Arts and Events for the 2023–24 Season, which begins in September 2023 and concludes in May 2024.

Copies of the guide are available at various downtown Selinsgrove businesses or by downloading using the button below.

2023-24 Arts & Events Guide

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Become a Friend of the Arts

Support the arts in the Susquehanna River Valley — become a Susquehanna University Friend of the Arts. Join us, and it will be our pleasure to recognize your generosity in our Artist Series event programs. Contributors of $250 or more also receive tickets to each Artist Series event as an acknowledgement of our appreciation.

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Campus Map

Use this map to easily locate Arts & Events building and venue locations.

All venues are wheelchair-accessible.

The map includes parking information.

Campus Map