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Campus prepares for 500 guests
By Allison Martin Assistant Managing Editor of Design
Susquehanna will welcome visitors from across the country this weekend for the university's annual Family Weekend. Jodi Swarz, alumni relations secretary, said the office anticipates more than 500 visitors to campus over the course of the weekend. "People come from all over the place," Shari Mangels, director of alumni relations, said. "Families of freshmen come more than those from other classes, and those families from longer distances come because they don't see their children as much as families from Pennsylvania and even New Jersey do. We've had families from as far as Maine and Florida in years past." Family Weekend begins today, with parents and other relatives invited to attend classes. At 8 p.m., families are invited to attend the student musical production of "Hello Dolly!" in Weber Chapel Auditorium. There will be additional performances Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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The Student Activities Committee also has several events planned for Family Women's rugby wins Weekend. Friday at 8 p.m., a comedy improv group called The Late Night Players will Division III playoffs appear in Degenstein Theater, and SAC has scheduled a performance of "Hilby: The Skinny German Juggle Boy" for Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Degenstein Theater. WEEKLY FEATURES On Saturday at 9:30 a.m., Donald Housley, Degenstein professor emeritus of history, emeritus, will lead a historical tour of the Susquehanna campus. Stephanie Young, News assistant director of alumni relations, said the tour is a "phenomenal historical News in Brief program." Another popular family weekend event is the President's Forum, which will be held Living & Arts Inquiring Photographer from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in Degenstein Theater. President L. Jay Lemons and other members of the administrative staff will answer questions from parents, Young said. Also on Saturday, the Susquehanna football team will face off against Lycoming at Lopardo Stadium at 1 p.m. Sunday's events include a Worship Service at 11 a.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium. University Update Police Blotter Public Safety Blotter Campus Bulletins

This year's Family Weekend is later than previous years due to theater and football Forum schedules. Editorials Cartoon "We needed a weekend that gave the theater students enough time to rehearse and also was a home game for football," Young said. "With holidays and everything, that didn't The Chaplain's Corner leave a very large number of weekends." Letters to the Editor Young added that these same factors are what caused Homecoming Weekend to be earlier than usual this year. Sports Around the Horn Young added: "It lets families realize they're a part of the Susquehanna community. It Sports Shots gives parents a chance to come and see what a weekend is like for their kids." Freshman Amy Troxell, whose family will come to visit on Saturday and Sunday, said that she is excited to show her family her new home. "I am excited," she said. "I think Family Weekend is a good chance to let your family get a small glimpse at what your life has become." Top Stories | News | Living & Arts | Forum | Sports Archived on November 19, 2004. Graphic design by Carl Erdly and Brandon Pfefferkorn. Maureen Acquino, Online Editor, The Crusader ©2004 Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1164 Telephone: 570-372-4298. Fax: 570-372-2745. E-mail:


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