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Susquehanna University -
1950 to 1959

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    • Victory Dance

    • Dance parties; Students; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University;
    • In order to commemorate an undefeated season, Tau Kappa, the Women's Athletic Society, renamed its Sadie Hawkins Day Dance., and instead, the team's success was celebrated with a Victory Dance.
    • Underclassmen

    • Advice; Humor; Students; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University;
    • Before graduating, the class of 1951 gave the underclassmen some enlightening and rather tongue-in-cheek advice for their future success.
    • Theta Chi

    • Fraternities & sororities; Theta Chi; Dance parties; Susquehanna University
    • In the 1950s, Theta Chi was the largest fraternity on campus. Its motto was " Alma Mater first and Theta Chi for alma mater." The brothers scheduled social events throughout the year. Among the most popular activities sponsored by the fraternity...
    • The Story of Susquehanna University Book

    • Books; History; Susquehanna University; Clark, William S.; Wilson, Arthur H.;
    • The Susquehanna University Centennial Year was celebrated in 1958. At that time the only published history of the Institute was The Story of The Story of Susquehanna University was written by William S. Clark, class of 1948, and Dr. Arthur Herman...
    • Tennis

    • Tennis; Sports; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University;
    • In 1950, the first woman to ever compete on Susquehanna University's Men's Tennis team was Barbara Stagg. The team was coached by her father, Amos Stagg Jr.
    • Susquehanna University Centennial

    • Centennial celebrations; Clark, William S.; Wilson, Arthur H.; Susquehanna University; Universities & colleges; History;
    • In honor of Susquehanna University's One-Hundredth Anniversary, a book on its history was written by William S. Clark, class of 1948 and Dr. Arthur H. Wilson, Professor of English since 1931. An article from The Susquehanna Alumnus announces that...
    • Susquehanna Belles

    • May Day; Homecomings; May queens; Susquehanna University
    • Post-war, May Day and Homecoming were again celebrated. This 1950 Lanthorn photo shows May Queen Joan Apple and Homecoming Sweetheart Jane Southwick. Both were selected by the student body. Joan Apple would later help to establish the Jane Conrad...
    • SU Wives' Club

    • Organizations; Wives' Club; Susquehanna University;
    • The Susquehanna University Wives' Club was established by the wives of day students as a way for their families to get together and socialize. The new organization was announced in May 1957.
    • Student Life

    • Students; Fraternities & sororities; Alpha Delta Pi; Susquehanna University; Card games; Social life
    • The social life of students at Susquehanna in the 1950s was marked by a sense of community. Students spent much of their free time talking with friends, playing games and dating. Shown here are members of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority enjoying a...
    • Student Life

    • Dating (Social custom); Women; Students; Seibert Hall; Susquehanna University
    • Dating at Susquehanna in the 1950s reflected the conservative tone of the times. In the 1950s, Seibert Hall was a women's dormitory. Gentlemen callers had to leave the building by 11:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. ...
    • Student Life

    • Photographs; Susquehanna University; Students; Universities & colleges;
    • College years are seen as a time for growing and making long lasting friendships. The photos shown are examples of how college life was for students in 1953.
    • Student Life

    • Students; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University;
    • College life was full for students in the 1950s. Shown here are snapshots of student life on campus in 1955. Note the dinks worn by freshmen in the upper left hand corner.
    • Student Life

    • Universities & colleges; Recreation; Activities; Susquehanna University;
    • Recreational activities offered to students in their freshman year made adjusting to campus life a little easier. Many long lasting friendships were also made during this time. Photos shown are from the freshman class of 1951.
    • Student Life

    • Motion pictures; Advertisements; Susquehanna University;
    • This 1956 advertisement from The Susquehanna newspaper announced the showing of the film "Love Me Tender." The movie, playing at a Sunbury theater, starred a very young Elvis Presley.

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