Volleyball breaks even with win over Eastern

By Mel Barracato, Staff Writer

Susquehanna women’s volleyball bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Johns Hopkins to claim a 3-1 victory against Eastern University this past Saturday after- noon this past weekend at home in Selinsgrove. The tri-match featured three very competitive teams and all-around well fought battles in every match.

The River Hawks dropped three consecutive sets to opponent Johns Hopkins (9-2) in their first game of the tournament, with set scores of 25-23, 25-20, and 25-18.

In that match senior Morgan Lowe led the team with 13 kills and 9 digs while sophomore Hannah Lyons had 11 kills. Freshman Sydney Portale had 10 kills and sophomore Caroline Beohm added 9 digs. Freshman Helen Forman gave out 34 assists and junior Tara Mahoney added 4 blocks.

The match against Eastern was a different story as the River Hawks, after having dropped the first set to the Eagles, rallied to win the next three sets and take home the win.

The first match had Eastern with a total of 16 kills to Susquehanna’s 12, but the River Hawks then outplayed them in the next three sets.

Once again, Lowe led the team this time with 16 kills and 14 digs for a grand total of 29 kills and also added 23 digs on the weekend.

Lyons was right behind with 12 kills and 7 blocks and Portale added 9 kills of her own as well as 5 blocks. Forman led with

37 assists and also had 7 digs. Sophomore Kasey Bost had 12 digs and freshman Lizzie Herestofa contributed 10 digs of her own in the match.

On Tuesday, the Volleyball team also played a conference match against conference power Muhlenberg where they dropped a 3-1 loss.

The Mules won the first two sets with the same score of 25- 17, but the River Hawks managed to recover and take the third set from the Mules 25-17.

The fourth set went back and forth between the two teams, but eventually Muhlenberg was able to close out the match thanks to two kills for a 25-22 set win to win the match 3-1.

Maggie Enestvedt led the Mules in kills with 24, while Lyons led the River Hawks with 13 of her own.

Beohm led the match with 23 digs while Tara Register led the Mules with 13.

The River Hawks begin conference play this weekend in a tri-match held at Scranton where they will face Catholic and Goucher.

The Cardinals currently sit at 10-8 overall but have yet to play a conference match. Their last match was a 3-0 loss to Centential Conference member McDaniel.

Goucher on the other hand have struggled this season as they sit at a 3-10 and have yet to play a conference match as well. The team comes into the tri-match on a two-game losing streak with losses to Shenandoah and Marymount.

Hawks survive Cards’ shootout in double OT

By Nick Forbes, Managing Editor of Design 

The Susquehanna University men’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie with the Catholic Cardinals on Saturday, Sept. 23 in a game that featured double overtime.

The teams squared off at a neutral location, SoccerPlex Facilities in Boyds, Md, due to the unplayable conditions that plagued Catholic Universities home pitch.

Despite the final score ending deadlocked at zero, the River Hawks narrowly escaped without the loss.

Catholic peppered sophomore goalkeeper Matt Ellingworth all game with a barrage of shots, racking up 22 total shots in the match.

The sophomore held his own, accounting for eight saves over the 110 minutes for his first shutout performance of the year.

Susquehanna’s attack didn’t have quite as much success against the Cardinals stingy defense.

The River Hawks managed only four shots, and Catholic goalkeeper Zachary Tashjy saved three of them.

Junior forward Max Reed had a chance to give Susquehanna the go-ahead goal with 10 seconds remaining in regulation, but his shot ricocheted off the post, sending the game to overtime.

The chippy game, which featured 33 total fouls as well as two yellow cards per team, was both teams first Landmark Conference match of the 2017 season.

On Wednesday, Sept. 27 the team was back in action on their home turf on Sassafras field, winning 3-2 in heroic fashion against Penn State Harrisburg.

With just under 20 minutes remaining in the second half, freshman forward Chris Naiman netted a penalty kick that gave the River Hawks a 3-1 lead.

Penn State Harrisburg threatened late in the half, scoring with six minutes left in the game, but Susquehanna’s defense held out just long enough to maintain the River Hawks win.

Susquehanna got the scoring started in the first half, when junior defender Thomas Burke lobbed a ball to senior forward Ryan Cronin who found the back of the net, just four minutes into the match.

After the Nittany Lions scored in the 60th minute, sophomore midfielder Aly Kenawy answered with his first career goal, giving the River Hawks a 2-1 lead.

Freshman midfielder Jack Levy was credited with the assist on the play.

Ellingworth faced three shots on goal, saving two of them in his second win of the season. Susquehanna outshot Penn State Harrisburg 15-9.

The win moves the River Hawks to 3-5-2 on the sea- son, and 0-0-1 in Landmark Conference play.

Up next for Susquehanna will be a home matchup against the Goucher Gophers on Sept. 30, the second conference foe the Hawks will face this season.

Field Hockey drops two games and fall to 4-5

By Alex Kurtz, Sports Editor

The Susquehanna field hockey team dropped both games with this week, the first at home versus conference-foe Catholic 4-1, and the second on the road against non-conference foe Albright 4-0.

The first game was on Saturday, Sept. 23 when the River Hawks traveled to Catholic to play their second conference game of the season.

Scoring started early in the game for the Cardinals, when Rachel Day scored just 24 seconds into the first period to give Catholic a 1-0 lead.

Freshman Maddie Taylor scored the first and only goal for the River Hawks in the 15th min- ute when she took a pass from junior Stephanie Sachs to tie the game 1-1.

Day added another goal for the Cardinals in the 33rd minute to give Catholic a 2-1 lead going into the half.

The Susquehanna defense was able to crackdown on the Cardinals or a short stretch but eventually broke to give up two goals in two minutes to make the final 4-1.

Taylor led the River Hawks in shots on the day with four.

Catholic dominated the game offensively with 20 total shots with 14 shots being on goal, while Susquehanna only managed to record 10 shots overall.

On Wednesday, Sept. 27 the team went on the road for their second game of the week at Albright for a non-conference game. The River Hawks were shutout 4-0.

Susquehanna once again let up an early goal, this time right before the two-minute mark off of a corner play.

Bailey Lehman scored her second goal of the season off of an assist from Tracy Snyder to give Albright a quick 1-0.

In the 23rd minute, Albright’s Cassidy Barrow punched in her first goal of the season off of a shot from the top circle to extend the lead to 2-0.

Scoring would remain quiet for the remaining part of the first half and the teams would end the half with a 2-0 Albright lead.

Albright’s Amanda Long and Snyder then responded by both scoring a goal just two minutes apart. Long would take a shot that would bounce off a River Hawk defender to push the score to 3-0 and Snyder would make the score 4-0 off of a goal from a penalty corner opportunity.

Senior mid-fielder Cayla Spatz led Susquehanna in shots on the day with five, and sophomore Emily DiGaetano had seven saves on the day.

This was the second straight game that Susquehanna’s opponent had more shots on goal than the River Hawks had in total.

Susquehanna will look to pick up their first conference win of the season when they take on Goucher at home on Saturday, Sept. 30. Game time for the River Hawks is 1 p.m.

Same faces, new places in the NBA

By Nick Forbes, Managing Editor of Design

Ladies and gentlemen, we are just two days away from the month of October, and we all know what that means: NBA basketball is back.

With the league set to tip off on Oct. 17, the wildest NBA offseason in history is still not showing any signs of slowing down as teams continue to wheel and deal, sending superstars to new homes and reconfiguring the landscape of the league as we know it.

Teams in Western Conference scrambled to build teams mighty enough to compete with the seemingly invincible Golden State Warriors.

The Clippers dealt All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets for a bevy of players and draft picks in one of the first major moves of the NBA offseason.

Paul teams up with 2017 MVP runner-up James Harden in what is sure to be one of the most electric offenses in the league, after Harden recorded one of the best offensive seasons last year, on an I-have-to- do-everything-myself Rockets team that lacked depth.

But the storyline in the talent-rich West is still the Thunder vs. the Warriors. Russ vs. KD. Loyalty vs. Champion- ships. Good vs. Evil.

Russell Westbrooks 42 triple-double 2016-17 season will go down as one of the greatest individual efforts ever, but with no help around him, the Thunder could never compete with the Warriors and Kevin Durant, who slithered away from Oklahoma City and his best friend Westbrook last offseason to finally get a taste of the championship that has eluded him for so long.

Boy did that change quick. Oklahoma City acquired superstar forward Paul George in a trade with the Pacers in late June, giving Thunder fans some semblance of hope.

And just when you thought it was all over, the Thunder shocked everyone this past week by dealing Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a draft pick to the Knicks for 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anothony.

With this new big three solidified in OKC, maybe the Thunder FINALLY have a chance to take down the big bad Warriors. Maybe.

Meanwhile in the much less talented Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics seemed to start from almost scratch in assembling a new roster to compete with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In a salary-dump move, the Celtics dealt defensive stud Avery Bradley to Phoenix in exchange for Marcus Morris. With the newly freed salary space, Boston was able to lure All-Star forward Gordon Hayward away from Utah to reunite with his college coach Brad Stevens.

If that wasn’t enough for a team that competed in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavs last year, the two teams made the biggest blockbuster trade that almost didn’t happen.

Kyrie Irving escaped from the shadow of his father LeBron James in Cleveland to prove he is his own franchise player in Boston.

In return, Cleveland gets their own All-Star point guard in Isaiah Thomas, as well as two other players and a draft pick. Then, just to one-up Boston, Cleveland signed old-man Dwayne Wade, who won two championships in Miami with LeBron James.

The C’s new roster featuring Kyrie, Hayward, Horford and rookie scoring sensation Jayson Tatum out of Duke is looking for revenge against the Cavaliers and the King of the East, LeBron.

Oh yeah, and the Wizards are still kind of relevant in the East too… but that’s about it. Who else is going to compete with those teams? The unproven young “superteam” 76ers? Please. Chicago? Not after losing Dwayne Wade and Jummiy Butler.

Will all of these moves be enough to prevent Warriors vs. Cavaliers: Part IV? Probably not, but a young Celtics fan can dream.

River Hawks continue win streak against CU

By Nick Forbes, Managing Editor of Design

The Susquehanna University women’s soccer team defeated Catholic University 2-1 on Saturday, Sept. 23, bringing their winning streak to six in a row.

The loss was only the second of the year for the Cardinals, and the eighth win of the year for Susquehanna.

The River Hawks fell behind early in the first half, as Catholic found the back of the net only 12 minutes in.

The lead was short lived for the Cardinals, as senior midfielder Grayclynn Juckes took the restart ball down the right side of the field and drilled the ball past Catholic goalkeeper Christina Peyroux to tie the game 1-1.

Senior forward Alyssa Bolger tacked on the eventual game-winning goal in the 24th minute with a left-footed shot after beating a Catholic defender with a lethal dribble move.

Susquehanna fell back on defense in the second half, locking down the Cardinals’ offensive machine.

The win comes despite being out shot by Catholic 19- 8, and having two less corner kicks than the Cardinals.

Senior goalkeeper Julia Tolin was credited with the win and four saves.

The River Hawks win streak came to an end on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in a 1-0 shutout loss to Lebanon Valley College.

The Dutchmen dashed Susquehanna’s undefeated season hopes in the 62nd minute, when Lebanon Valley forward Teanna Shutt rocketed a shot past senior goal- keeper Jennifer Thorsheim.

Thorsheim, who replaced starting goalkeeper Tolin at half, was credited with one save in the game.

Tolin recorded two saves before being replaced.

Susquehanna was managed seven shots in the game, while Lebanon Valley finished with 11. Lebanon Valley goalkeeper Emma Strickler recorded three saves in the shutout win.

After the loss, the River Hawks find themselves at 8-1-1 with an upcoming battle against conference opponent Goucher. Susquehanna is already 1-0-0 in Landmark Conference play.

Last season, Susqehanna handled the Gophers easily, defeating them 3-0 on their home turf.

This season, the Gophers boast a winning record of 4-3-2 and have managed to put points on the board. Most notably was a 5-1 thrashing of Neumann University.

The River Hawks will take on the Gophers on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m.

Football loses fourth-quarter thriller against Diplomats

By Rachael Cataldo, Staff Writer

The Susquehanna football team (2–2, 1–2) fell to the Franklin and Marshall Diplomats (4–0, 3–0) 27–24 on Saturday, Sept. 23 in Selinsgrove.

After trailing by ten points in the fourth quarter, the team was poised to have an exciting comeback after recovering an on-side kick, but the ball was quickly turned over, crushing the hopes to tie the game and as a result, handing the River Hawks their loss.

Late in the fourth quarter, senior wide receiver Diamente Holloway caught a 51-yard touch-down pass thrown by senior quarterback Nick Crusco to bring River Hawks within three points.

Crusco finished the game with a season-high 358 yards through the air.

On the ensuing kickoff, River Hawk sophomore wide receiver Mikah Christian received an on-side kick by freshman kicker Connor Lustenberger.

Following the play, Crusco was sacked and fumbled, which resulted in a tough loss at home for the River Hawks.

“The on-side kick from Connor was one of the best on-sides kicks I’ve ever seen, so all credit goes to him for that,” Christian said. “I was in the right place at the right time to catch the kick and give the team another chance to win.”

The River Hawks were the first to score just five minutes into the game with a 31-yard field goal by Lustenberger. The Diplomats scored late in the first quarter with a 32-yard pass to take a 7–3 lead.

Franklin and Marshall maintained the lead 10–3 early on in the second quarter as the Susquehanna defense came through in the red zone and forced a 25-yard field goal.

Sophomores stepped up as linebacker Cole Dixon and defensive lineman Caleb Cash led the defense with 11 and nine tackles respectively. Junior linebacker Connor Thompson added eight tackles, a sack, and a pass breakup.

“Overall, I would say our effort and pursuit to the ball was there; we just let up too many big plays, which hurt us in the end,” Dixon said. “One thing we’re looking to improve on is getting more turnovers and getting the ball back to the offense to let them score.”

The River Hawks tied it up at the half 10–10 when junior running back Luke Robertson rushed for a two-yard touch-down with 1:03 to go in the second quarter.

The Diplomats started the second half off with a big 57- yard pass on the second play of the third quarter pushing the lead to 17–10. They increased the lead to 20–10 with a field goal from the 31-yard line.

Crusco then ran for a two-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 20-17 with less than eight minutes left.

The Diplomats responded quickly with a 66-yard run by junior quarterback Tanner Erisman to advance their lead by 10 points with only around five minutes remaining.

The final effort by the River Hawks was the 51-yard touch-down pass to Holloway.

Three River Hawk football players were recognized as Players of the Week for their performances during Saturday’s game at the Quarterback Club Luncheon on Monday, Sept. 25.

Senior Tommy Bluj won the Offensive Player of the Week award. He had nine catches for 114 receiving yards against Franklin and Marshall.

Junior Noah Schairer was recognized as the Special Teams Player of the Week for his work on the kickoff coverage team.

The Defensive Player of the Week was senior Kyle Micik, who had eight tackles and three solo stops.

The River Hawks return to action on Saturday, Sept. 30 when they will host the Dickinson College Red Devils (1–3, 1–2) at 1 p.m.

Dickinson is currently coming off a 41-10 to nationally-ranked Johns Hopkins who the River Hawks nearly took down on the road.

The only win for the Red Devils this season against Gettysburg, where they came out on top 24-21.

Sophomore kicker Ethan Fusco knocked a 31-yard field goal through the uprights to give the Red Devils the win during homecoming.

Freshman quarterback Robert Geiss currently leads the team with 594 yards passing.

Susquehanna will look to get their second conference win of the young season and playing Dickinson will give the River Hawks a chance to rebound from their two close conference losses that could have swung either way.

SU boxing club returns to campus with a punch

By Darian Rahnis, Staff Writer

The founder of Susquehanna’s boxing club has returned to campus and is reviving the club with the help of a small group of students.

The boxing club was founded five years ago by visiting lecturer sociology Salvatore D’Angelo when he was a student at Susquehanna.

Post-graduation, D’Angelo now teaches the art of boxing to a new generation of students in his spare time.

D’Angelo has been boxing since 2011. He has trained in gyms across the Philadelphia area and prepared boxers for amateur competitions.

D’Angelo said he taught some of his students how to box last year, and one of those students, Angelique Poragratti, approached him about officially starting the club again.

“I personally only started boxing in March of this year, and I absolutely love it,” Poragratti said. “It’s a great way to relieve stress, and it’s a really good workout.”

Stress relief may not be the only benefit of boxing. According to Poragratti, boxing is a fun way to learn self-defense tactics.

While many students may be nervous about boxing for the first time, the club is open to beginners. D’Angelo and Poragratti are both extending invitations to learn how to box to any skill level.

“The club is very good at teaching the fundamentals of boxing,” D’Angelo said. “Beginners are welcome and I believe they are certainly interested in the club.”

Beginners do not need to worry about lacking skills. Poragratti believes that boxing has different levels and every day is an opportunity to learn and get better.

The club has picked up steam already: according to D’Angelo, the club is averaging six attendees per week in the short time the club has been reestablished.

“As people become more committed they normally begin bringing their friends and attendance tends to grow,” D’Angelo said based on past experiences.

The club actively practices and has a variety of gloves, mitts and bags. However, the boxing club has no current plans for competitions this year.

According to D’Angelo, the boxing club is “dedicated to teaching and practicing the sweet science of boxing.”

The boxing club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. in the James W. Garrett Sports Complex Field House.

Anyone interested in joining the boxing club can con- tact D’Angelo via email at dangelos@susqu.edu.

D’Angelo wants anyone who may be unsure of joining the club to come to a practice and try the sport.

“Learning to box is a wonderful opportunity,” D’Angelo said. “You’ll never really know if boxing is something you like unless you try.”

Music Review

By Liz Hammond, Digital Media Editor

The Killers have been a household name since the release of their first album “Hot Fuss” in 2004.

The main question that people always ask is: “Will they ever live up to that album?”

The answer to that will always be no.

They have tried many times to top it and sure, there have been some mild forms of success, but nothing compared to their debut.

The mild forms of success can be found in their second album, “Sam’s Town,” which comprehensively, is an amazing album that includes the classic songs “When You Were Young” and “Read My Mind.”

Another album that comes within reach is their third release, “Day & Age,” which has songs like “Human,” “This Is Your Life,” and “A Dustland Fairytale.”

The Killers, especially lead singer Brandon Flowers, try to prove again and again that they still have the same teen angst that they started with.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Flowers talked about how his lyrics have obviously evolved and expanded as his life did.

But the same vibe and sound that The Killers are known for is staying alive.

The lead single off their brand-new album, “Wonderful Wonderful,” is “The Man.”

Flowers is back on his grind and it speaks volumes for the whole album.

Flowers has his own particular stage presence and it really shows on this song and in the single’s artwork, where his son is wearing Flowers’ jacket that says “The Man” on the back.

Another song that shines is, “Rut.” I think most of us as struggling college students can appreciate this song. I know that the lyrics are for sure something that we all go through, especially this time a year with midterms coming up. Flowers sings, “Can’t keep my mind off every little wrong / I see the mouths are open but I can’t hear the song.”

Although this album seems shiny and bright on the outside, there are some moments that are sad.

The lyrics are a call to help saying, “‘Cause I can’t get you out of my mind/To get you out of my bed/To get you out of my heart/and my head.”

Throughout “Wonderful Wonderful,” there are hints of Flowers’ religion shining through: there is no denying that Brandon is very open about his religion and how much of a devout Mormon he is.

“The Calling” is one example. The lyrics really speak to how seriously that he takes his religion and that he places it before the rock star facade.

The album overall is dull and doesn’t resonate with anything The Killers are out- wardly known for.

I understand wanting to change your sound as you get older, but Flowers is the post- er child of the band and when he isn’t on his A-game, then everything else sounds off.

They have been criticized countless times for their flamboyant ways. Especially Flowers: when the Killers were just making a name for themselves, he had way too much ego and everyone knew it.

The only good thing to come from this album is it seems like they are in on the joke that is ego of The Killers. They are learning to laugh it off, instead of getting mad.

I don’t think that they will ever be able to outdo what outstanding success they had from early on and I don’t think that any band could. It’s hard to keep going above and beyond what most bands strive for their whole career.

I’ve been a fan since the very beginning, but it’s hard to see your favorite band go down in flames every time they release a new album.

There was never a doubt in anyone’s mind that they had talent, but there was a lot of doubt as to if they could put their differences aside.

The fact that they are still making music and touring is admirable, but its not quality.

I don’t think that their lack of success is any indicator of their talent, but I do think that you need to know when it’s time to just take your place as one of the greatest and just enjoy your life after success. End it on a good note.

Small press to highlight intersectional identities, oppression

By Megan Ruge, Co-Editor in Chief

A call for submissions has been released by the fall 2017 Small Press Editing and Publishing class for creative writing, poetry and/or prose to be published by Corona Press.

Corona Press is a student run publication, created by the class, that intends on publish- ing two chapbooks by the end of the semester, said senior Melissa Ballow.

The press is “dedicated to publishing prose and poetry that explores how different perspectives combine to create a unique vision and are excited about promoting intersectionality in contemporary writing and culture,” the class explained in a press release.

“It was really cool because we were able to say like ‘what’s important to us,’” Ballow said. “Is it important to talk about intersections within an individual? We were talking about different identities one person might have or when your own identity conflicts with the community around you and we sort of came to the conclusion that both are super important, especially in this current post-modern identity focused era. We’re accepting submissions from both sides of that.”

The press is looking for works by a single author. The selections should be between 18 and 44 pages of paginated content submitted in 12 point Times New Roman font and double spaced. A short author bio should be attached to the front of the document as a cover page so the author can remain anonymous during the selection process.

If multiple pieces are sent together, Corona asks that they are submitted in order of how the author would like to see them published. Pieces can be submitted at coronapress2017@ gmail.com until Oct. 8.

“We are going through a submission process where we take all of the submissions, we read them in their entirety,” Ballow said. “We have a prose reading board and a poetry reading board. At that point, we will determine what parts of each selection do we really enjoy, what parts we think that could need work and what simply doesn’t fit our criteria.”

From here, the class will decide what makes the cut.

“The top submissions that we receive will have the privilege of being printed, but we might be doing something with our other submissions that we haven’t determined yet,” Ballow said. “Most likely, we are going to be featuring at least some of this work on our website so well.”

When putting together the small press, the class had to first decide on a mission statement and then pick a name that would sum this up for their readers.

“When we were talking about visions, thinking about both past presses that had been running and what’s currently on our minds in the face of this year politically, we really wanted to focus on voices that had not been heard in public media, but we weren’t quite sure how to make that more of a positive focus rather than an angry one,” Ballow said. “We didn’t want our press to be fueled by a divisive nature, so instead we took the other biggest thing that was in the news at the time.”

“The eclipse had just happened, so we were really ex- cited about how when the sun and the moon, which are theoretically polar opposites, come together, you’re able to see all these really exciting things that you normally wouldn’t during the day,” Ballow continued. “Specifically the ‘corona,’ which is the halo of light that happens when the totality occurs. We thought that it was really beautiful and awe inspiring and it brought the entire country together…because it only happens like once every 18 months but it only goes over land every like couple of years or so. And this was the first time it had happened in the U.S. in the last 30-something years, so we believed that the best way to talk about what our communities were dealing with when it came to discourse in public was to talk about how when we come together we can make something that’s bigger than the sum of our parts.”

Their mission statement then came together.

“We’re dedicated to highlighting student poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction that explores intersectionality,” said visiting assistant professor of creative writing, Hasanthika Sirisena. “For example, work that explores how race and gender and queerness work together and in opposition to create a whole identity. We are also interested in work that explores injustice and oppression. That said, we’re open minded and want most to start a dialogue by giving platforms to talented writers.”

The class will work for the remainder of the semester in this format in a way that mirrors a real world small press.

“This is a student-run press, it will only last for the semester,” Sirisena said. “Other than that, it’s proved to be a fairly accurate representation of what it’s like to establish a small press. We created a masthead. We assigned tasks. We’ve created a schedule and a call for submissions. It’s real world experience.”

“It’s really all about making sure the students run the entire show and I think that experience is particularly indispensable just because once you go into the adult world, there won’t be a teacher there to guide you,” Ballow said.

The class will hold a launch party at the end of the semester for their finished chapbooks. All selected authors will be invited to the launch party and will receive a hard copy of the chapbook.

Composer to perform at SU, work with students

By Sarah McMillin, Staff Writer

American composer Samuel Adler will be the subject of a recital and work with students on Oct. 3.

Adler’s recital will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Hall and will feature faculty members and students.

Susquehanna faculty involved in the performance are associate professors of music Jennifer Sacher Wiley, Naomi Niskala and Marcos Krieger, lecturer in music Jaime Namminga and adjunct faculty in music Leslie Cullen.

Student performers are seniors Luke Duceman and Jessica Portzline and junior Emma Mooradian.

The performance will also include the SU Bridge Quartet, which includes Wiley, Johanna Hartman Levi, Ofir Tomer and Andrew Rammon.

The repertoire for the recital is all pieces that have been composed by Adler.

Specific pieces that will be performed are “Sonata for Violin and Piano #2,” “Pensive Soliloquy for Saxophone and Piano,” “Composer Portraits for Piano,” Bridges to Span Adversity,” “Canto XIII for Piccolo” and “String Quartet No. 3.”

The performance will also feature a discussion moderated by professor of music Patrick Long about Adler, his life and his work.

In total, the recital will be about an hour and a half long.

Adler is coming to Susquehanna as part of the Martha Barker Blessing Musicians-in- Residence Series.

“Each semester a musician or group is asked to spend time with the department, performing or working with our students, visiting classes, etc.,” Wiley said.

“[It] broadens their horizons,” Wiley continued.

In addition to the recital, Adler will be teaching in his time at Susquehanna.

“He will be visiting classes in music history, theory, conducting and composition,” Long said. “He will also meet individually with nine student composers.”

According to Adler’s website, he has composed over 400 published works, including five operas, six symphonies, twelve concerti, nine string quartets and five oratorios, among other pieces.

He has also written three books, some of which have been used as textbooks in the music department at Susquehanna.

According to Adler’s website, he is professor emeritus at the Eastman School of Music.

Adler was previously a professor of composition at the University of North Texas, music director at Temple Emanuel in Dallas, Texas, and instructor of fine arts at the Hockaday School, also in Dallas, Texas.

Adler has also been a member of the composition faculty at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City since 1997.

He was awarded the 2009-10 William Schuman Scholars Chair and has given master classes and workshops at over 300 universities worldwide and has taught at various international music festivals. Adler has also been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.