1960 to 1969
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Frosh Stunt Night was held to help freshman students become better acquainted with one another. Freshman students would sing, dance and perform short skits. Here is a group performing a "stunt" based on...
Frosh Stunt Night; Performances; 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...
Students; Susquehanna University;
Students share the Christmas spirit while trimming the tree in the lobby of Heilman Hall in this 1960 photo.
Heilman Hall; Christmas trees; Christmas decorations; 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...
Typewriters; Typewriting; Typesetting machines; Admissions; 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...
Dance parties; Freshman Frolic; Susquehanna University.
James W. Garrett
James Garrett became athletic director and coach of the University's football team in 1960. Under his direction, the Crusaders enjoyed an undefeated season in 1962. Coach Garrett left the University in...
Garrett, James W.; Football; Susquehanna University.
Founded in 1858 as a Lutheran school, Susquehanna University worked to maintain its faith-based foundation. In 1962, chapel services, often featuring guest speakers, were a requirement of all students....
Religious services; Susquehanna University.
Fisher Science Hall
Groundbreaking for Fisher Science Hall named for George E. Fisher, a professor of natural science, took place in 1962. This photograph shows members of the Susquehanna University community laying the cornerstone...
Fisher Science Hall; Buildings; Susquehanna University; Fisher, George E., Weber, Gustave; Walz, Norman; Krapf, Bernard; DeMott, Howard.
The intramural sports program at Susquehanna University was a recreational league open to all students. Shown here are the members of the Lambda Chi Alpha intramural football team who brought home the...
Football; Sports; Lambda Chi Alpha; Susquehanna University; David, Joseph; Eberly, Charles; Bevilacqua, Dan; McCahan, Michael; Wendler, Paul; Mowrer, Eugene; Zerbe, Gary; Houser, Fred; Lips, William; Jones, George; Kachelriess, Larry; Pokornicky, Ed; Howe, Dick; Menapace, John; Galbraith, William.
The age old problem of campus parking! The 1960s saw a large increase in the student body and with it a boom in campus cars which put parking spaces at a premium. This photo shows a campus parking lot...
Orientation; Parking lots; Susquehanna University.
Susquehanna University was not exempt from the popularity of public protests sweeping the nation in the 1960s. In the spring of 1964, the behavior of students off campus was investigated by University...
Demonstrations; Students; Susquehanna University.
Men's Day Students
The Men's Day Student Organization was established in 1965. The group functioned as a way for commuters to get to know each other. Students arranged car pools and became more acquainted with the campus...
Men's Day Student Organization; Commuters; Students; Susquehanna University; Reichley, E.; Hafer, R.; Gresh, T.; Miles, G.; Henzel, B.; Lytle, R.; Owens, G.; Reed, R.; Virchick, G.; Dombroski, B.; Brommer, G.; Emerick, R.
Marching Brass and Percussion Band
The Marching Brass and Percussion Band also included color guards and drum majors. The band performed for the crowd at home football games. This 1965 photo shows drum major Richard Main working hard to...
Marching bands; Drum majors; Susquehanna University; Main, Richard.
Susquehanna University College Bowl
The Susquehanna University College Bowl team was formed in February 1965 under the guidance of Mr. Schlecht, Dr. Wiley, Mr. Bradford and Mr. English. After its victory over a faculty team, the group went...
Trivia; Susquehanna University College Bowl team; Susquehanna University; Contests; Schlecht, Lud; Wiley, David; Bradford, Robert; English, James; Polcrack, Doranne; Bacon, Ronald; Shatto, Marian; McCormick, Janie.
Student Dress Code
Proper attire was expected of all Susquehanna University students while both on and off campus. Times were changing in the 1960s and so was student attire. In 1965, the Susquehanna administration felt...
Dress code; Susquehanna University; Students.
Groundbreaking for New Men's Hall, later renamed West Hall, took place in 1963. This building was meant to replace the student housing in Gustavus Adolphus Hall, which ironically burned down in 1964, its...
Buildings; West Hall; Susquehanna University; Dormitories;
In order to keep the campus lawns green and beautiful, the Student Council requested that students use campus walkways and stop cutting across lawns. This article warned students that fines could result...
Walkways; Warnings; Susquehanna University.
Mm mm good! Students share a modest meal of Dinty Moore Beef Stew and Maxwell House coffee in this 1966 image.
Eating & drinking; Susquehanna University; Students;
James Hazlett, a member of the class of 1952 and a player on Susquehanna University's undefeated 1951 football team, became the University's head football coach and Athletic Director in January of 1966....
Football; Coaches (Athletics); Susquehanna University; Hazlett, James.
Ping Pong Anyone?
Tension had been building between students and administration during the early 1960s and by 1966 had turned into an outright rebellion. In February 1966, an anonymous brochure entitled "Ping-Pong…Anyone…?"...
Student movements; Susquehanna University; Ping-Pong document.
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