University Update, Mar. 22

The Crusader

The Crusader would like to recognize Brian Vega as its staff member of the week for his comic in the March 15 edition.

Thanks for making our readers laugh, Brian.

The Crusader meets on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the Shearer Dining Rooms in Degenstein Campus Center. Anyone interested in participating can attend.

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Police Blotter

-Minors drive car under the influence

Police were called to Harvey’s Food Market in Snyder County on March 3 at approximately 1:30 a.m. for a report of erratic driving in the parking lot.

Police found the vehicle was being operated by a 17-year-old and 16-year-old. Both suspects were under the influence of alcohol.

The driver has been charged for driving under the influence, operating without a license and alcohol consumption by a minor. The passenger has been charged with alcohol consumption by a minor.


The first round of football cheerleading tryouts will take place March 22-24.

Tryouts will take place in Garrett Sports Complex. Participants should wear athletic shorts, a T-shirt and cheer shoes.

Tryouts will include stunting, tumbling, jumping, dancing and cheering.

Interested students can find more information on the Susquehanna Athletics page.

Literature Club

The Literature Club meets every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. in the 2nd floor English lounge in Fisher Hall. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie Brown.


The Community Passover Seder will take place on Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Evert Dining Hall.

Interested students can sign up in Mellon Lounge. All are welcome to attend the event.

There will be a second night seder for those who are interested. Those who wish to attend should email Rabbi Palley by today for more details.

Kosher for Passover lunches will be offered all week at the Hillel House. Students interested should email Rabbi Palley by today if interested in attending these meals.

SU College Democrats

SU College Democrats meet every Monday at 7 p.m. in Degenstein Conference Room 1. All students are invited to attend the meetings.

Tuesday Night Watch

Every Tuesday at 10 p.m., students are invited to join the Tuesday Night Watch in the Horn Mediatation Chapel located in Weber Chapel to watch modern films and discuss religious themes found in them.

Contact Kelsey Fitting for more information or questions.

Poetry Club

The Susquehanna Poetry Club meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Mellon Lounge.

Students interested in broadening their knowledge of modern poetry or opening up their work to a comfortable and constructive environment are welcome to attend.

All writers regardless of major are encouraged to come out to the meetings.

International Club

International Club meets every Wednesday at 9 p.m. in Seibert Hall Room 108.

Club members participate in activities including trying international foods, cooking lessons, Zumba, learning Japanese characters and various field trips.

Circle K

Circle K meets every Sunday at 8 p.m. in Conference Room 3 in the Lower Level of Degenstein Campus Center.

They are a club that strives to participate in community service projects. Every student is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Emily Crawford.


The Public Relations Student Society of America meets every Monday at 6 p.m. in Seibert Hall Room 108.

Students of all majors interested in public relations are encouraged to attend, especially those looking to fulfill practicum requirements or seeking professional public relations experience.

A variety of activities will take place every week including speakers, networking opportunities and more.

For more information, contact either Whitney Bibeau or Maura Olsewski.


Student Awareness for the Value of the Environment (SAVE) meets every Thursday at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in the environment is welcome to attend the open meetings located in Fisher Hall Room 337.

The club will be discussing awareness campaigns and service projects.

Press Release

-President to join water well building

Susquehanna’s president L. Jay Lemons and wife Marsha Lemons, have joined the presidents of the Lutheran colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to fund the construction of a water well in Ethiopia. The effort was led through the presidents’ association, Lutheran Educational Conference of North America (LECNA).

Students at four Lutheran colleges, Concordia University Texas, Texas Lutheran, Concordia University Irvine and Wartburg have already undertaken projects to construct wells in Ethiopia. The hope is that more student groups will follow their presidents’ lead.

A year ago, the presidents voted to promote water projects on as many campuses as possible through Water to Thrive (W2T), an organization that grew out of a Lutheran Sunday School class that focused on the critical need for and importance of clean water worldwide. LECNA is partnering with W2T to implement a water project for a community in Ethiopia, Wana, that has never had safe water. W2T is a relatively new faith-based non-profit dedicated to spreading awareness of the global water crisis while raising the funds needed to construct water wells for those who desperately need them in rural Africa. In just five years, W2T has funded 300 water projects, bringing clean water to more than 150,000 people.

SGA Update

— Budgeting sessions for clubs interested in additional money for next year are being held on Saturday, March 23 from noon to 6 p.m. Sign up is available outside the SGA office.

SAC Update

— Basket Bingo will take place in Charlie’s Coffeehouse on March 25 at 8 p.m. This event is free to all students.

GRΣΣK Life Update

— Alpha Delta Pi will be hosting a Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K run on Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. There is a $5 pre-registration fee. Any student interested in participating can visit for more information.




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