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Culture & Entertainment

Susquehanna's theater department's production of Into the WoodsSusquehanna offers more culture and entertainment than many people expect. Located in the historically and culturally rich Susquehanna Valley, the university encourages students to enjoy the events and opportunities in Selinsgrove and beyond.

Susquehanna also brings a variety of national and regional acts, exhibits and speakers to campus on a regular basis. From a Supreme Court Justice to an Oprah's Book Club winner and modern rock bands, Susquehanna guests have recently included the following:

  • Supreme Court Justice Samuel J. Alito, Jr.
  • Hal Prince, legendary Broadway producer
  • Jazz virtuosos Donny McCaslin, Victor Goines and Terri Lyne Carrington
  • Ishmael Beah, human rights activist and author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
  • Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and Election, both major motion pictures
  • Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union
  • Richard Caruso '65, Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award
  • Flo Rida, recording artist
  • Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America and winner of a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize
  • Edward G. Rendell, then-governor of Pennsylvania
  • Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog and Oprah's Book Club selected author
  • OneRepublic, pop/rock band
  • Martha Graham Dance Company
  • James McBride, author of The Color of Water
  • Gym Class Heroes, alternative rock band
  • Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation
  • Mary Karr, author of The Liar's Club
  • The Glenn Miller Orchestra


Jim Sodt

Jim Sodt, Ph.D.

Jim Sodt, Ph.D.


I worked for AT&T for 10 years in corporate strategy, product development and market management, so I bring to my teaching corporate experience.

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