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Special Events

Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge

Feb. 28-March 7, 2015

Rise to this national "challenge" by working on the construction of a Habitat house in another (warmer!) state.


Eboo PatelEboo Patel

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Degenstein Campus Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Religious and Non-Religious Diversity in the 21st Century

Eboo Patel and his organization, Interfaith Youth Corps, are dedicated to building a campus culture, and a world in which religious, spiritual and worldview diversity can be assets to be embraced and celebrated. Patel will meet with students, faculty and staff during the day and present a speech at 7:30 p.m., followed by a book signing.

Eboo's core belief is that religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his faith as a Muslim, his Indian heritage and his American citizenship. He has spoken about this vision at places like the TED conference, the Clinton Global initiative, and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, as well as college and university campuses across the country. He has written two books about interfaith cooperation, Acts of Faith and Sacred Ground.

This event is sponsored by the President's Office, the Chaplain's Office and the Department of Religious Studies.


Lutheran Youth Day

April 18, 2015

As a university affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), SU annually welcomes more than 250 youth in grades 6-12 as well as pastors and advisors to campus for a day of fun, music and exploration of the faith in large and small group settings. Worship and a concert concludes the day's festivities.

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Peace Festival

Nov. 8, 2015

The Peace Festival offers adults with mental handicaps the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of recreation, crafts and fellowship with Susquehanna students, faculty and staff. Our guests for the day are residents of the nearby Selinsgrove Center, a state-run facility for individuals with mental disabilities.

Christmas Candlelight Service

Dec. 8, 2015

7:30 p.m.

The annual Christmas Candlelight Service is one of Susquehanna's most cherished traditions, as more than 1,600 members of the university and surrounding communities gather in Weber Chapel.

The service includes candle lighting and carols, as well as traditional readings, songs and prayers in celebration of the season. University Chaplain Scott Kershner presides and preaches, assisted by the Rev. Dan Powell, pastor of St. Pius X Church in Selinsgrove and spiritual advisor to Susquehanna's Catholic community.  

This year we would like to start a new tradition with everyone that attends the service bring a non-perishable food item and place it under the tree either in the main lobby or Horn lobby. The items will be collected and given to the Selinsgrove Kitchen Cupboard.

The Office of Event Management will operate a shuttle service during the evening of the Christmas Candlelight Service. Shuttles will transport guests between the campus's main parking lots and Weber Chapel, before and after the service to assist those not able to find parking in the Weber/Degenstein Campus Center lot.

Shuttles will run 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 - 10 p.m. Shuttles will not run during the service. Stops include Tudor lot, Sassafras lot (near Ross House), Smith/Garrett lot, and Admissions lot. Signage will be placed at each location to alert guests as to where to meet the shuttles. Shuttles will run approximately every 15 minutes.

Guest and the campus community are also advised that Weber Way will be one-way the night of the service. Drivers can enter Weber Way from University Avenue and must exit through the Weber/Degenstein lot, either onto 18th Street or into the back loop of campus. Public afety will be on-site to direct traffic.

Questions concerning the shuttle service can be directed to the Office of Event Management, 570-372-4354.

Fair Trade Festival

Dec. 10-12, 2015

An opportunity to shop fo Fair Trade arts, crafts, chocolate, coffees and teas.

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