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Delmonico Boarding Club, Student Clubs
In 1859, students formed Boarding/Eating Clubs. These clubs were an early form of fraternity. The clubs would rent a house or a room in a house, hire a cook, plan meals and conduct conversations among...
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The first recorded baseball game at the Missionary Institute was in 1881. The first interscholastic game was in 1887. The baseball field on campus was set up in the mid-1890s. The first official baseball...
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Ladies String Instrument Club
As the University developed, new student organizations were often formed. One such organization was the Ladies String Instrument Club as shown in the 1905 Lanthorn.
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Seibert Memorial Hall
The groundbreaking for Seibert Memorial Hall was held on September 25, 1901. The Hall was named for Samuel Seibert of Hagerstown, Maryland. The student newspaper reported that all of the school's coeds...
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The Alumni Gymnasium was built in 1903. The main floor held a large open space for exercise and practice. The 2nd floor had a track on which twenty-six laps equalled one mile. The basement had lockers...
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Charles Steele Science Hall
With the expansion of the science curriculum, the Charles Steele Science Hall was built, replacing the old science building, Sell Memorial Laboratory.
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Fresh-Soph Tie Up Ritual
The Fresh-Soph Tie Up was a competition between the male freshmen and sophomore students. It evolved in 1913 from the freshmen and sophomore " flag scrap". This event was held on the campus athletic field....
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Young Women's Christian Association
The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) was organized in 1903. Its first President was Caroline R. Enders. Like the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) before them, the YWCA sponsored theme...
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Alpha Sigma Omega Fraternity
Alpha Sigma Omega fraternity was formed before 1900, but disappeared by 1910 because President Aikens and the faculty had opposed fraternities. It was reconstituted with the motto "SU: First and Last"...
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Susquehanna University Faculty
This photo shows the SU Faculty in 1914. Front row: Jay Kelchner, Athletics; Miss Barry, Preceptress; Miss Guss, Art; Miss Brown, Voice: Prof. Thompson, German. Back row: Doc Dun, Physical Director; Prof....
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Scenes of the campus from the 1918 Summer School catalog. Selinsgrove Hall is in the bottom left hand corner, Gustavus Adolphus Hall is in the upper left hand corner, the Alumni Gymnasium is in the middle,...
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Susquehanna University Soldiers
In 1917, the United States declared war on Germany. This photo from the 1919 Lanthorn shows students doing military drills which became mandatory for all male students. Susquehanna Ambulance Unit 574 Captain...
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Susquehanna Unversity S.A.T.C. Band
After the United States entered World War I, Susquehanna University saw a resulting decline in its student population and in its income. In order to save the University financially, President Aikens negotiated...
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G. Morris Smith, Susquehanna University President
G. Morris Smith was the University President from 1928 to 1959.
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Homecoming started in 1922. At that time it was named Alumni Day. This photo collage appeared in the 1929 Lanthorn.
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Susquehanna University Bulletin is a listing of courses. Also, listed in the 1930 Bulletin are the expenses for male and female students residing on and off campus.
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This dance card lists the titles of songs played by the Blue Moon Orchestra at the 1939 Inter-Sorority Commencement Dance held in the Alumni Gymnasium.
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