1960 to 1969
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Degenstein Student Center
Ground was broken for the Univeristy's Student Center in 1965 and the building was dedicated in 1968. The Center's game room was a popular place to enjoy a game of pool, ping-pong, checkers or cards as...
Recreation rooms; Games; Billiards; Table tennis; Degenstein Campus Center; Card games; Susquehanna University.
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...
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.; 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.
Fraternities & sororities; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Mu Delta; Theta Chi; Susquehanna University;
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;
The Susquehanna Players
In 1947, the Theater Guild became the Susquehanna Players. Throughout the year, students presented plays in Bogar Hall's "Little Theater." This image shows scenes from the plays done in the 1960 academic...
Susquehanna Players; Bogar Hall; Campbell, Jim; Theatrical productions; 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...
Classrooms; 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;
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...
Health care facilities; Benzenberg, Henry; Susquehanna University;
This image shows the examination room of the University's Student Health Center as it appeared in 1960.
Health care facilities; Susquehanna University;
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...
Heilman Hall; Studying; Susquehanna University; Spangler, Mary Heilman; Heilman, John; Heilman, Stephen;
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;
This 1960 image offers a nice view of Hassinger Hall as well as a variety of now classic automobiles.
Hassinger Hall; Dormitories; 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...
Botany; Steele Hall; Classrooms; Susquehanna University;
Fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha, known as Bond and Key until 1956, holds a formal dinner in this 1960 image.
Fraternities & sororities; Dinner parties; Lambda Chi Alpha; Susquehanna University;
Susquehanna University 1966 Alumnus, Cheryl Dowling, graces a billboard advertisement for furs in Sunbury. Ms Dowling, a French major, was involved in activities such as the University Choir, Oratorio...
Dowling, Cheryl; Advertisements; Class of 1966; University Choir; Oratorio Choir; Kappa Delta; May Day Musical; Parent's Day Committee; SCA; Orientation; Students; Susquehanna University;
These students and instructor are using an eye perimeter to check the color sensitivity of the eye. The female student seated on the right is Dorothy Anderson, Class of 1962. Anderson returned to Susquehanna...
Eyes; Colors; Anderson, Dorothy; 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.
This 1960 Crusader article reminds students of the Susquehanna tradition of courtesy and respect towards faculty, staff and fellow students, particularly seniors.
Newspapers; Etiquette; Susquehanna University;
In 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon were locked in a race for the presidency. September of that year saw the creation of the Kennedy Club on campus. The club's purpose was to spark political interest...
Kennedy Club; Presidential elections; Kennedy, John F.; Nixon, Richard M.; Student organizations; Student movements; Susquehanna University.
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