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Susquehanna University -
1895 to 1939

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    • Alpha Sigma Omega Fraternity

    • Fraternities & sororities; Alpha Sigma Omega; Phi Mu Delta; Students; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University
    • 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" shortly before America entered World War I. In...
    • Alumni Gymnasium

    • Buildings; Gymnasiums; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University
    • 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 and showers. In 1934 the building burned down.
    • Alumni Gymnasium Bathroom

    • Universities & colleges; Bathtubs & showers; Buildings; Susquehanna University
    • The Alumni Gymnasium was built in 1903. The basement held lockers and showers. Having showers that would not freeze you with ice cold water was a very pleasant and luxurious experience compared to the old ways of bathing as discussed in the 1905...
    • Amos Alonzo Stagg Jr.

    • Stagg, Amos Alonzo Jr.; Coaches (Athletics); Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University; Tennis; Tennis players; Sports
    • In 1935, Susquehanna University hired Amos Alonzo Stagg Jr. to be the new athletic coach. He was the son of the "Grand Old Man" of football, Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr. Although tennis was Stagg Jr.'s sport, there was a lot of excitement because he was...
    • Annual Expenses

    • Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University
    • 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.
    • Arbor Day

    • Tree planting ceremonies; Manners & customs; Students; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University
    • Faculty and students would plant trees on campus in celebration of Arbor Day. Later it became the responsibility of the senior graduating class to plant a tree on Arbor Day, so they would have a place marked on the campus to gather for their alumni...
    • Art Students

    • Art education; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University
    • The Art Department was created in 1902. Pencil drawing, water colors, china and oil painting were some of the classes taught in the Art Department.
    • Baseball Team

    • Baseball players; Sports; Student organizations; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University
    • The first recorded baseball game at the Missionary Institute was in 1881. The first interscholastic game was in 1887. The first baseball field on campus was constructed in the mid-1890s.The first University baseball team was formed in 1901.
    • Baseball team

    • Baseball; Baseball players; Sports; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University
    • 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 team was formed in 1898.
    • Charles Steele Science Hall

    • Buildings; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University; Charles Steele Science Hall; Steele, Charles; Steele Hall
    • With the expansion of the science curriculum, the Charles Steele Science Hall was built, replacing the old science building, Sell Memorial Laboratory.
    • Cheerleaders

    • Cheerleading; Student organizations; Students; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University; Ramer, Lynne; Derr, John
    • Cheerleading started with only male cheerleaders. In the early 1920s, women became active in cheerleading at some schools. Susquehanna University did not have females involved in cheerleading until the late 1940s. However, by the late 1950s, all...
    • Cheerleaders

    • Cheerleading; Students; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University
    • Cheerleading started with only male cheerleaders. In the early 1920s, women became active in cheerleading at some schools. Susquehanna University did not have females involved in cheerleading until the late 1940s. However, by the late 1950s, all...
    • Class Banquet

    • Banquets; Banquet camera photographs; Students; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University
    • Every graduating class would hold a class banquet at an off-campus location ranging from Middleburg to Milton. The graduating class and their chaperones would make many toasts as they enjoyed a full course meal. The banquets provided lasting...
    • Conservatory of Music

    • Buildings; Universities & colleges; Music education; Susquehanna University
    • The Conservatory of Music building was the former home of 5th President Jonathan Dimm. After Dimm's death in 1920, Susquehanna University purchased the building which remained the Conservatory Building until 1958. It was demolished in 1959.
    • Dance Card

    • Dance cards; Dance parties; Students; Universities & colleges; Susquehanna University
    • 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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