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Susquehanna University -
1980 to 1989

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    • 125th Anniversary

    • Alumni Day; Alumni & alumnae; Susquehanna University; Anniversaries;
    • Alumni Day 1983 saw over 1,000 students and alumni gather on the soccer field to mark the opening of the University's 125th anniversary celebration.
    • Adult Evening Program

    • Adult Eventing Program; Students; Susquehanna University;
    • Susquehanna University began offering Adult Continuing Education courses in 1970, but as far back as 1920 the University offered informal classes scheduled after regular classes. These gatherings were referred to as extension courses. Students...
    • Aerobics Instructors

    • Aerobics; Physical fitness; Susquehanna University;
    • The aerobics instructors are shown in this 1989 yearbook photo. These individuals made classes available to students who wished to improve their cardiovascular health and athletic abilities.
    • AIDS

    • Health; Health care; Health education; AIDS (Disease); Susquehanna University;
    • In an effort to help students be in the best possible physical and emotional health, educational programs were presented by the Health Center of Susquehanna University. CPR certification and healthy lifestyle advice as well as the timely subject...
    • Alpha Delta Pi

    • Alpha Delta Pi; Fraternities & sororities; Susquehanna University;
    • The Alpha Delta Pi sorority's motto of "We live for each other" has manifested itself in participation in such activities as the Heart Fund and United Way Fund drives as well as Halloween and Christmas parties held for children. Shown are the...
    • Alpha Lambda Delta

    • Alpha Lambda Delta; Fraternities & sororities; Susquehanna University;
    • Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society for freshmen with outstanding academic records. Shown are some of its members holding their annual plant sale in 1984.
    • Alpha Psi Omega

    • Alpha Psi Omega; Fraternities & sororities; Susquehanna University;
    • This 1984 yearbook photo shows the members of Alpha Psi Omega acting up for the cameras. An honor society for those working in the theatre, Alpha Psi Omega was chartered at Susquehanna University in 1941.
    • Alpha Xi Delta

    • Alpha Xi Delta; Fraternities & sororities; Susquehanna University;
    • The social sorority Alpha Xi Delta joined the University in 1957 when students complained of too few sororities on campus. This photo shows members of Alpha Xi Delta clowning around for the camera in 1982.
    • Amos Alonzo Stagg Field

    • Amos Alonzo Stagg Field; Football; Sports & recreation facilities; Messerli, Jonathan; Arthur, Douglas; Santangelo, Lou; Building dedications; Susquehanna University;
    • Homecoming Weekend in 1981 saw the dedication of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Field, named in honor of the father and son coaching team that led the Crusaders from 1947 to 1952. President Messerli and Douglas Arthur '49 spoke at the dedication and Lou...
    • Apple-Zimmerman Fund Lecture

    • Speakers; Shakespearean literature; Apple, Jane C.; Zimmerman, Joan Apple; Schoenbaum, Samuel; Apple-Zimmerman Lecture; Susquehanna University;
    • Sponsored by the Apple-Zimmerman Fund for Elizabethan Studies, a fund named in honor of Jane C. Apple and Joan Apple Zimmerman '48, Dr. Samuel Schoenbaum, a Shakespearean scholar from the University of Maryland, spoke at the University in 1981. ...
    • Bestsellers on Campus

    • Books; Advertisements; Susquehanna University;
    • Not all reading done by students was of the academic sort. This snippet from a 1980 edition of The Crusader lists the campus bestsellers of the day. Several of the books became popular motion pictures.
    • Big Sister/Little Sister

    • Big sister; Association for Women; Women; Clubs; Susquehanna University;
    • The Association for Women instituted a Big Sister/Little Sister program at Susquehanna University in 1984. The goal of the group was to help make the college transition as seamless as possible for incoming freshman women.
    • Billy Idol

    • Concerts; Idol, Billy; Rock groups; Performances; Susquehanna University;
    • The Susquehanna Universtiy Concert Committee secured popular English rocker Billy Idol to perform in Weber Chapel Auditorium. At the time, Idol had several hits including "White Wedding" and "Rebel Yell." Susquehanna was quite proud to present...
    • Blough Learning Center

    • Roger M. Blough Learning Center; Academic libraries; Databases; Research; Susquehanna University
    • In 1980, the Blough Learning Center began to offer database searching with the introduction of DIALOG and ORBIT. Because both databases were located in California, searching via phone connections resulted in large long-distance phone bills and so...
    • Blough-Weis Library

    • Blough-Weis Library; Roger M. Blough Learning Center; Academic libraries; Building dedications; Susquehanna University;
    • The renovation and technical enhancement of the Roger M. Blough Learning Center began in 1988 with the help of funding from Robert F. and Patricia Ross Weis. The library was renamed the Blough-Weis library and this drawing depicts the front of the...
    • Cable in Dormitories

    • Television antennas; Cable television; Students; Dormitories; Susquehanna University;
    • Students who brought their own TVs to campus often had trouble with reception. This led to the illegal wiring of their sets to the line in the dormitory lounge. Cable wires strung through windows presented a security risk and so the Univesity...

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