Susquehanna University:
1960 to 1969

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    • May Day Dance

    • May Day Dance

    • May Day; Dance parties; Social life; Susquehanna University

    • May Day celebrations continued to be an important part of campus life. The student body chose a May Day Queen along with her court. The festivities culminated with a dance sponsored by the junior class. Shown here are couples enjoying the...
    • Fraternities and Sororities

    • Fraternities and Sororities

    • Fraternities & sororities; Students; Susquehanna University

    • Greek life was very active at Susquehanna during the 1960s. Fraternities and sororities helped students form close friendships while maintaining their group's long standing traditions. Initially founded as social organizations, fraternities and...
    • Freshmen Orientation

    • Freshmen Orientation

    • Freshman orientation; International students; Lewis, William; Susquehanna University

    • Sophomore (and Susquehanna University Board member) William Lewis, introduces students from Greece, South India, and France to Susquehanna University's traditions during freshman orientation. Notice the "dinks" (beanie caps) worn at the time.
    • Freshmen Tug of War

    • Freshmen Tug of War

    • Tug of war; Homecomings; Games; Susquehanna University

    • This 1968 photo shows freshmen students after the freshman/sophomore tug-of-war at Homecoming. The tug-of-war contest evolved from the earlier "tie-up" contest, an event in which, in a specified amout of time, freshmen and sophomores tied...
    • Student Life

    • Student Life

    • Fraternities & sororities; Lambda Chi Alpha; Bond and Key; Pupo, T.; Chrvala, F.; Rumble, R.; Patterson, D.; Yeingst, R.; Tobias, M.; Richie, R.; Barlow, J.; Stone, J.; Rovenolt, C.; Lehmer, D.; Herbster, G.; Heinze, L.; McTague, R.; Kenyon, B.;...

    • The original Lambda Chi Alpha, formerly Bond and Key, fraternity house was located at 309 University Avenue. In 1961, the fraternity sold the house and built a new residence next to rival fraternity Theta Chi. Shown from left at the 309...
    • Student Life

    • Student Life

    • Classrooms; Students; Susquehanna University

    • The 1960s were a period of rapid growth for the University. The student body at Susquehanna more than doubled in size and the academic standards were raised. This 1960 image shows students hard at work in a classroom setting.
    • Admission

    • Admission

    • Students; Susquehanna University;

    • In 1960, the Susquehanna University student body numbered 652 and by 1968 it had reached 1,186. Shown here is a 1960 admissions brochure highlighting the University's scenic campus as well as its many programs and activities.
    • Health Center

    • Health Center

    • Health care facilities; Benzenberg, Henry; Susquehanna University;

    • The colonial style house of Dr. Henry Benzenberg became home to the University's Student Health Center in 1960. Prior to that, the Center was located in Seibert Hall. Its location would change again in the 1980s when it was moved to a cottage on...
    • Heilman Hall

    • Heilman Hall

    • Heilman Hall; Studying; Susquehanna University; Spangler, Mary Heilman; Heilman, John; Heilman, Stephen;

    • Heilman Hall, the University's music building was constructed in 1958 and named in recognition of Mary Heilman Spangler, who had donated a large sum to the project to honor her father John and brother Stephen. This 1960 image shows students...
    • Botany

    • Botany

    • Botany; Steele Hall; Classrooms; Susquehanna University;

    • The first science building at Susquehanna was the Sell Memorial Laboratory. This laboratory was a converted student house of Henry Ziegler, Susquehanna's second president. Steele Hall, the University's next science building, was constructed in...
    • Fraternities

    • Fraternities

    • Fraternities & sororities; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Mu Delta; Theta Chi; Susquehanna University;

    • The spirit of brotherhood is reflected in these candid 1960 fraternity snapshots. At the time, the fraternities of Susquehanna University were Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Mu Delta and Theta Chi.
    • Auto-Typist

    • Auto-Typist

    • Typewriters; Typewriting; Typesetting machines; Admissions; Susquehanna University.

    • On the cutting edge of technology, the Director of Admissions purchased a "time saving device" called an auto-typist in 1960. This machine came equipped with an IBM electric typewriter, could type 150 words per minute and would automatically type...
    • Freshmen

    • Freshmen

    • Dance parties; Freshman Frolic; Susquehanna University.

    • The 1960 leap year Freshman Frolic was declared a success by The Crusader, the student newspaper. Hosted by the freshman class, the dance featured humorous entertainment with birch beer and pretzels for refreshments.

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