New recruitment week is unveiled

By Abbie Steinly, Staff Writer 

Exciting days are ahead for the Greek organizations on campus, with Panhellenic formal recruitment wrapping up this weekend and the Inter- Fraternity Council (IFC) holding their new formal recruitment next week.

Sororities on campus are in the middle of recruitment, with the process ending on Sunday, Feb. 4, with bid day. Participating sororities include, Alpha Delta Pi, Kappa Delta, Sigma Kappa and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Women will “run home” down University Avenue to the organizations they have chosen after a week of recruitment events.

All are welcome to attend the “run down the avenue” to cheer on the new members of the Panhellenic community at 12 p.m.

Recruitment started on Wednesday, Jan. 31, with open house nights at each of the four Panhellenic sorority houses, where women had the chance to get to know some of the women in each of the organizations.

On Friday, the sisters will talk about their philanthropies and the different service opportunities that their organization offers on and off campus.

Organizing a set of week long events for four different organizations to take part in takes a lot of planning and communication. Vice President of Recruitment for the Panhellenic Council, senior Meaghan Shoppe said, “The most important thing is to keep up communication. I am constantly in contact with each chapter, all of the potential new members and the recruitment counselors to make sure everything runs smoothly throughout the week.”

While sororities are familiar with the recruitment process, this will be a first-time experience for Susquehanna’s new Greek Life advisor, Bryan Rivas.

“I am looking forward to seeing the progress of the women finding their home on campus and watching them run down the Ave, which is a great tradition we have here on campus,” Rivas said.

While the Panhellenic recruitment process is very standardized and structured, it is a little different for fraternities.

The IFC is trying a new recruitment process this year, with changes implemented by Rivas.

In previous years, each fraternity held their recruitment events on separate weeks. This year however, all organizations will hold a minimum of three events all during the same week. Events such as video game nights and trivia nights will begin Monday, Feb. 5 and conclude Saturday, Feb. 11.

Rivas believes that these changes will make the process more organized and efficient for fraternities.

“Putting all of the organizations’ recruitment events in the same week will give men the ability to check out all of the Greek organizations and will be more fair and equal for the chapters,” Rivas said.

Taking part in fraternity recruitment can be challenging but rewarding for some men on campus. For the Vice President of Recruitment of the Inter-Fraternity Council, Duncan Horne, the most important aspect is showing men what they can gain from joining Greek life.

“It is important that we convince men to make a great decision on this campus,” Horne said. “In my position I am really the one who tries to open the doors and expose them to the great opportunity that is Greek life.”

Fraternities are able to hand out bids to potential new members after the organization has held the mandatory requirement of three recruitment events.

In addition to the 11 social fraternities and sororities on campus, Susquehanna also offers other Greek organizations including Alpha Phi Omega, Sigma Alpha Iota and Sigma Gamma Rho.

Alpha Phi Omega focuses on community service and giving back and Sigma Alpha Iota is a women’s music sorority. Both organizations will hold their formal recruitment starting on Monday, Feb. 12 and are open to all students, even those who are already members of social fraternities or sororities.

Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc. is a sorority not included in the Panhellenic Council and will be hosting their own informational session on how to become a sister, Tuesday, Feb. 6.

First Trax party attracts large crowd

By Hanifah Jones, Contributing Writer 

Trax brought back a popular DJ as they threw back to the 90s in the annual “90s House Party”. The event was hosted by the Susquehanna’s Black Student Union (BSU) on Saturday Jan. 27.

The event ran from late Saturday night into early hours Sunday as students danced to hits from the iconic era.

Students came together in their best nostalgic outfits to enjoy the party, with music provided by Brookyln-based DJ Jase.

“We’ve been having this party since Trax began twelve years ago, and [BSU] has been sponsoring it for the past two,” said junior Abby Dawes, the event manager for Trax.

The 90s party has become heavily associated with the BSU in recent years.

“I think [the 90s party] is a great way for BSU to attract new members and increase cohesion between the black community and the white community on campus,” BSU Vice-President Shanon Benjamin said. “[We] advocate for all minorities as well as the students of SU, to really show that we are here to support each other and to make our presence known here [on campus].”

The crowd in Trax on Saturday evening was very diverse, including students of different backgrounds, as well as a large group of visitors from out of state and Bucknell.

Trax staff had rave reviews for the event, including claiming it as one of their biggest hits.

“I love the 90s party,” said junior Alyssa Howson, the public relations and marketing manager of Trax, “Honestly it’s the first weekend back, everyone’s really excited for the semester and everybody’s ready to get back in the gist of things. It’s sponsored by BSU and they always have a great turnout. Everyone loves them and they come and have a great time.” The participants were surrounded by pictures of 90s themed shows and music artists. Snacks provided were childhood favorites including gushers, Dunk-a-roos and fruit rollups. Events are hosted every week- end at the on-campus nightclub; upcoming events include both Hip Hop Happening and the Super Bowl party happening Feb. 2 and Feb. 4, respectively.

For more information and up-to-date events,visit the Trax Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Beth Winger, director of Trax, can be found in the Office of Leadership and Engagement.

Economics with dystopian worlds

By Benjamin Roehlke, Staff Writer 

Titles like Divergent and The Hunger Games have become household names but for Brian O’Roark, they are much more than that.

On Monday, Jan. 29 Susquehanna hosted O’Roark, who holds his doctorate in economics and philosophy, to speak to students about economics, but more specifically how economics tie into dystopia through recent novels.

The lecture titled “Economics Lessons from The Hunger Games, Divergent, and other Dystopian Novels” took place at 7:30 p.m. in Issac’s Auditorium. O’Roark is a professor at Robert Morris University, and has past teaching experience at James Maddison where he was a lecturer for four years.

The lecture focused on the recent popularity of books such as The Hunger games, wherein society has collapsed and the make shift authority that remains rules over those in lower classes.

To begin his lecture, O’Roark described dystopian fiction as a category in which our world has been altered fundamentally and turned into the opposite of an ideal society. He said that some of the books that fall into this category are: Maze Runner, Brave New World, Divergent, The Walking dead, and the Hunger Games Series. After giving a brief definition of dystopian fiction, he mentioned various elements that almost all dystopian novels contain.

Specifically, O’Roark said that the way in which society deals with scarcity in their everyday lives is a key component. This ties along with the element of choice that people make within these novels, due to the fact that “choices are economic in nature”.

O’Roark said that choices tie in with the division of labor and specialization, sustainability, and the struggle between markets and government failure.

He related this to our lives today, in which EpiPen prices are rising, causing government to step in and therefore causing various effect to stem from the greed of some pharmaceutical officials.

O’Roark then spoke on the synopsis for various dystopian novels.

He spoke about his analysis of a few novels including Brave New World and Clockwork Orange, outlining that extreme mind control is used within the book to constrain behavior.

He continued that in the Brave New World, a new drug is then introduced to keep society from realizing the issues that they see every day. This lead to the argument: is evil better than forced good?

The third novel he spoke of the Hunger Games series. This well-known series highlights the struggle in dystopian fiction about making choices which in economics translates to opportunity cost.

The main character Katniss has to choose between her sister and the games, two different love interests, and her own survival vs the betterment of society. He discussed that only political leaders have a slight amount of power, and that even the rich are poor.

Throughout the games he related Katniss and her skills to economic principles such as her use of incentives and game theory. O’Roark highlighted that many aspects of successful economics and development are missing in the hunger games universe such as labor mobility, efficient use of resources, voluntary trade, growth promoting institutions, and corrupt justice with no property rights due to the dictatorship.

O’Roark described successful economic systems by having the answers to three questions: What do you need to produce? How can you produce it? And For whom are these things produced? O’Roark said that “these novels have command economies”, and sometimes that is directed by a clear cultural government, other times its societies choice.

O’Roark concluded by highlighting that many of these novels featured oppression or free speech and dissent, market failures, and government failures, and that we can often learn a lot from such dystopian novels. Attendee junior Luke Rivera said, “I thought it was an interesting way to apply economic principles to such a mainstream topic.”

Economics presentations happen frequently on campus and are offered for both the Spring and Fall semesters. For more information about the study of economics or if a student is interested in learning more about economics, please visit the Sigmund Weis Business School’s web page.

Faculty information is listed on the web page and can answer questions about the presentation and about economics.

Student organizations kick off year by engaging students

By Michael Bernaschina, Staff Writer 

The semi-annual activities fair took place from Tuesday, Jan. 30, through Thursday, Feb. 1, and filled Mellon Lounge with tables and students.

The fair, which began each day at 4:30 p.m. and ended at 7:00 p.m., gave students the opportunity to meet and interact with members of different clubs and organizations present on campus, and sign up if they were interested.

Groups present on the first day included the school’s radio station WQSU, Greek Life, Her Campus and the Italian Club, among others.

“For me, WQSU has changed my life and has given me a role where I’ve learned many leadership skills. It’s a place for freedom and encouragement, no matter what your major is,” said sophomore Raven Coleman, the news director at the radio station, who encouraged students to sign up.

On the fair’s second day, groups like the Regional Engagement Center, the Johnson Center for Civil Engagement, Enactus, the Campus Garden and the Western Riding Club were present.

“We really consider ourselves entrepreneurs,” said Nathaniel Leies, a senior and member of the

university’s Enactus team. “We use our business skills and innovation to help those in need. That includes women in abusive situations, and children with special needs, as well as veterans.”

Religious groups were also present at the fair, including the Lutheran Student Movement (LSM) and Hillel, both of which sought to promote inclusivity.

“The big thing that we’re trying to push forward is that even though our name has ‘Lutheran’ in it, everyone is welcome,” said Troy Spencer, a senior and member of the LSM’s executive board.

The students representing Hillel offered the same message, as well as advertised a program Hillel is involved with called Birthright.

Students who become part of the program are able to take a free trip to Israel, where they get the opportunity to learn Hebrew and visit tourist attractions like the Dead Sea.

On the final day, the fair featured groups such as the SLAC, PSECU, Better Together, Women Speak, and Psych Club, among many others. “The SLAC is the Student Library Advisory Committee,” said Syd Sirois, Engagement Officer of the SLAC. “We organize events like the Chill-Out and host book club, and just try to bring new things to the library that will get more people to come by.”

“We also want to let people know that the library isn’t a place to stress out,” said SLAC Vice President Jack McKivergan. “It’s a good place to do homework and unwind.”

Information about organizations can be found at the Leadership and Engagement office.

SU United Way campaign ongoing

By Michael Bernaschina, Staff Writer 

Susquehanna is currently working with the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way on their 2017 campaign to raise money for the various groups and organizations they work with.

The Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, located in Sunbury, is an organization dedicated to enacting positive change within local community by addressing various social issues. The campaign occurs yearly for the organization.

In September the organization focused their efforts on schools for recovery month. Recovery month refers to the designation of a month signifying an increase in awareness of mental and substance abuse.

“Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community in Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties by addressing the root cause of social problems,” is the mission of the group, according to their website.

“The proceeds will benefit local non-profit businesses like the YMCAs, there’s two in the area, Boy Scouts, and the Red Cross,” said Elizabeth Grove, Event Coordinator and Administrative Assistant at the Alumni House, who worked at the United Way before coming to Susquehanna.

Non-profit organizations who wish to take part in the campaign fill out applications detailing how much money they need and what they’ll be using that money for.

The committee in charge of running the campus campaign, which includes Grove, Chris Markle, Senior Advancement Officer, Leslie Imhoof, Assistant Director of the SU Annual Fund, Barbara Dennen, Director of Finance in the Finance Office, and Sarah Farbo, the Assistant Director of Service Leaders Program and Career Development in the Career Development Center, spread awareness via email, as well as by sending letters to faculty and staff with the United Way’s brochure.

According to Grove, faculty and staff make up almost all of the money raised, whether it’s through regular donations or yearly pledges.

“We have donors from campus that give every year that we can count on,” Grove said. “We just know that so-and-so will give their usual donation, so that’s nice too, you have your regulars who are very supportive of the United Way. I’d say we probably have like twenty to twenty-five faculty and staff we can count on every year to give to the organization.”

“We try to give incentives to our faculty and staff, that if you give, we’ll enter you in a drawing,” she added.

The prizes included a set of athletic gear, a $50 Amazon gift card, a $100 Amazon gift card, a meal ticket from the campus dining services that’s good for one free meal, and a final, grand prize of a $500 Amazon gift card.

The campaign started in October and is scheduled to end in the later part of January, though Susquehanna University will be ending its campaign at the end of December, says Grove.

In previous years, the campaign hasn’t met its goal, but it being as close as it is this year with a month still left, she’s optimistic. According to Grove, this year’s campaign goal is $1 million, and Susquehanna University’s goal is to raise $25,000 of that total amount.

“Our goal is $25,000, and we’re currently at $18,900, and I’m sure we’re past that now,” she said.

“The United Way, their campaign motto is ‘live unit- ed,’ and I think right now in this time, with everybody kind of on high alert, and with everything that’s been going on, I think ‘live united’ is perfect,” Grove continued. “And it’s time for Susquehanna University to show that we can live united as well, and we can contribute to the community and do great things.”

Cold War and Germany lecture by Trinity faculty

By Michelle Seitz, Staff Writer

On Monday Nov. 20, Jason Johnson, Assistant Professor of the department of history at Trinity University, gave a lecture in Isaac’s Auditorium. He spoke about the cold war conflict on Germany’s frontline.

Johnson is the author of an excerpt in this year’s Common Reading. The sole purpose of his lecture was to explain the impact the Iron Curtain has on the country, specifically a small village in Eastern Germany that gained popularity as the premise of a “Downton Abbey” spinoff series. Currently, the Curtain is represented by a tiny creek.

Many East Germans were restricted access to West German television stations, therefore the wall was the only means of communication the two have with one another. Germans on both sides of the wall communicated with one another and spread news by word of mouth, more specifically by yelling over the wall. Red cloths were used to signify bad news on either side of the wall.

However, in 1983 Vice President George H.W Bush famously gave a speech to tear down the wall. Afterwards, he addressed the London International Financial Center Astana to tell them the wall was a bigger obscenity than other issues they were dealing with.

Most of East Germany consisted of farmers. Its government was very selective in who they placed to live on the border and regularly checked in and removed residents from their homes to meet various security measures.

Williams asked the question “How does this matter”? He explained how in an increasingly militarized village, the villagers have a variety of stress relief methods.

Also, there are a variety of books that describe the Iron Curtain as “a wall between cities.” Local Germans helped to build up its borders through a top-down construction process. The borders look different depending on location.

There is evidence that “there is no such thing as the Iron Curtain,” rather there are many different Iron Curtains throughout Germany and a collection of systems as well. Its division looks different than borders in larger cities because the village is so tiny.

Afterwards, Williams’ final message to the audience was: “Be brave, stand up for people who need help, and be kind”.

President Green attended the lecture, and explained that “it was timely to speak about a topic that is extremely relevant to date” in reference to border control throughout the world.

SU Etiquette Dinner and the question of breaking the bread

By Alanna Dent, Staff Writer

According to Holly Johnson, an expert writer of, “A recent study conducted by Millennial Branding and American Express showed that 61 percent of managers surveyed felt that soft skills were more important in new hires than hard skills, or even technical skills.”

The book “The economics of inequality, poverty, and discrimination in the 21st century” by Robert Rycroft goes so far as to say “86 percent of employers listed some form of soft skills among the most important criteria [when select- ing employees.]”

Susquehanna University’s Center for Academic Achievement as well as it’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America contributed to the ongoing Let’s Talk Series by sponsoring a Let’s Talk Etiquette Dinner.

The goal of the dinner was to enhance preexisting soft skills in some guests and build a foundation for these skills for other guests.

The presenter for this dinner was Professor Linda Burkley, who is a former etiquette columnist. Burkley is a lecturer in communications here at Susquehanna with a bachelor’s Degree from La Roche College and a Master’s degree from Duquesne University. Burkley spoke to the students on a variety of subjects as a four course dinner was given to the attendees.

The attendees of the dinner, both students and faculty arrived in business casual clothing, and were taught how to make a proper and formal entrance to a dinner.

Burkley explained that it is the job of the attendees to make a proper entrance, from the way that they greet others to name tag etiquette.

Burkley told the crowd that it is important to place one’s name tag on the right side of their clothing, so that when you shake hands, people will naturally be looking at that side of you.

After this, Burkley began to breakdown the table setting. She told the audience where to find everything from the soup spoon to the dessert fork. After this, the dinner began. The attendees were taught how to properly pass the dinner rolls.

Burkley explained, “when people break bread, they are quite literally expected to do so.” We must not cut into the dinner roll with a knife, rather we are to rip it apart with our own fingers.

“It’s not a sandwich,” Burkley said.

Chicken noodle soup, the first course, was delivered to the tables shortly after. Burkley taught the attendees how to eat soup in a proper situation. Dinner guests are expected to draw the spoon from the front to the back and collect vegetables and other pieces as they go along the bowl.

Burkley also made it a point to make sure we never slurp, and that if a guest did not like the soup, they could simply place their spoon on the back of the plate so the server would know to take it away.

After the soup was finished, the salad was served and the discussion moved to wine consumption. Burkley suggested that potential employers use this dinner opportunity to test their potential employees, so she said it would be wise not to partake in wine consumption for this sort of situation.

However, if the occasion does arise that drinking wine would be welcome, Burkley said that professionals would often be offered a red or a white. If a guest is not sure which wine they would like, Burkley recommends asking the waiter to look at the bottle. Oftentimes, they are already holding it and if you ask to see it, they’ll show you, according to Burkley.

The main course was chick- en parmesan served over spaghetti with marinara sauce. There was a vegetarian option of sautéed vegetables served over the spaghetti.

Burkley explained that she chose this dish to challenge the guests, as it is a difficult food to eat with dignity. “The trick”, according to Burkley, “ is to try to get two noodles on your fork at one time and then twirl it. If a spoon is served on the spaghetti plate, you may use it to twirl.”

If not, it is customary to only use the fork. In addition, to maintain proper etiquette, one must pick up the chicken and the pasta together in one fall swoop. It is not permissible to have spaghetti on the fork and lift it to pick up the chicken from the plate.

When the chicken parmesan was completed, the guests were served chocolate cake for dessert. Burkley returned to discussion about table setting so that the guests would be able to locate their desert fork.

As the cake was being eaten, she opened the floor to questions, comments and concerns. After the question and answer session, Public Relations Student Society of America Executive Board Member Melissa Hulslander was impressed with the presentation.

Hulslander said, “I was surprised to hear about the napkin etiquette, but I am glad it was discussed so that in a real world setting I will know what I’m doing.” Hulslander was referring to a short demonstration Burkley offered the dinner guests.

She explained that if a napkin is in your lap and somebody comes to greet you, you are to stand up and leave the napkin on the back of the chair.

The Center for Academic Achievement offers Let’s Talk dinners throughout the semester, and the academic year and have events on their Facebook.

SU Giving tree hopes to bring cheer to local children in need

By Zachary Bonner, Asst. News Editor 

he Johnson Center for Civic Engagement, or J.C.C.E, is hosting a Holiday Giving Tree in the Degenstein Campus Center to start off the holiday season with a spirit of charity. The tree is located in the Student Life suite and will be available to get gifts for until Monday, Dec. 11.

On the tree, tags are hanging that list different kinds of gifts that are requested by different organizations for children in the local community.

The tags will specify what gift is wished for and the age of the recipient. The J.C.C.E encourages students, faculty, staff and campus organizations to participate in this event to help make this holiday season special for a local family.

Senior Emily Shellengerger said, “This is a tradition that I participate in at my parish at home, and I’m very glad to see it coming to campus.” Shellenberger said, “I think that helping a local family have a better holiday season is a priceless gift I can give.”

The gifts range from children as young as age 5 to young teens, and each tag de- scribes clothing and toys that the children are wishing for.

Senior Sarah Cloos said, “One of the most memorable gifts I remember receiving as a child was a telescope and space exploration kit.” She continued, “Seeing some of the children with these interests makes me excited to make one of these children’s holiday wishes come true.”

The gifts are to be brought to the Student Life Center and placed under the tree unwrapped, as they will be wrapped at a future date and delivered to the families.

Cloos said, “I’m going to get a gift for a younger boy at the same time as I go shopping for my younger brother.” Cloos remarked, “One of the brightest times of the year for my family is the holidays, and gift giving only makes it happier. Being able to share gifts with your family and with your children is something that every parent deserves to experience.”

Representatives from the J.C.C.E expect this tradition to be a successful addition to the charity events held on Susquehanna’s campus.

They hope that members of the campus community, faculty and students will contribute to an event that will brighten the lives of members of the local community in need.

If students plan on brining gifts back for the event, the office asks that the gifts remain unwrapped. Other clubs, organizations, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and give a child their holiday wish.

Another event that is happening in the Selinsgrove community is a holiday tradition, called the Downtown Stocking Stuffers. The event is on Dec. 2 and if any student is interested the J.C.C.E offers information on it.

The R.E.C, or The Regional Engagement Center, is another volunteer opportunity for students on campus. The R.E.C Center, as per the River Corps newsletter, is a multi-generational community center serving Snyder County with a focus on youth development.

The main function that students would perform would be to help out with the youth after school programs on weekdays and on Saturdays.

The J.C.C.E also offers a blood drive at least twice a semester to help save a life, and recently held a Hunger Banquet to help students under- stand the complexities of poverty and hunger in the United States and in the surrounding area of Snyder County.

If students would like help finding volunteer opportunities on campus and in the Selinsgrove community, the JCCE holds contact with multiple organizations throughout the area. The office can help facilitate future volunteer opportunities.

Students who have an interest in sustainability and improving the environment, there is a sustainability committee that is there to help improve Susquehanna’s environ- mentally friendly atmosphere.

When students complete volunteer hours, there is an extra step that the J.C.C.E can help out with. There is a volunteer hours log on the mysu J.C.C.E page, that help log students hours, as well as keep track of the volunteer hours completed by students on campus.

SU’s Sigma Alpha Iota organization hosts annual Rose Bowl

By Benjamin Roehlke, Staff Writer 

The annual “Rose Bowl” took place on the Amos Alonzo Stagg Field, held by the Sigma Omega chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota on Sunday, Nov. 19.

Sigma Alpha Iota is an International Music Fraternity. Founded on April 29, 1927, the vision of Sigma Alpha Iota is to be recognized throughout the world as the foremost fraternity that supports and encourages women musicians of all ages, races, and nationalities.

It supports and promotes successful and innovative ed- ucational programs in music for all stages of life, cultivates excellence in musical perfor- mance, promotes programs and activities that stress the love and importance of music in their lives.

At the same time Sigma Alpha Iota recognizes technological advances in the field of music, dedicates financial resources that ensure the continuation of programs necessary to support the objectives of the fraternity in perpetuity, and has as its members people who exemplify professional and ethical behavior in the spirit of the Sigma Alpha Iota founders.

The “Rose Bowl” event was a “powderpuff” football match between members of Susquehanna sororities, in an attempt to raise money for both the philanthropy of Sigma Alpha Iota, as well as the philanthropy of the winning sorority.

Each ticket was priced at three dollars before the event, or five dollars at the door. Besides the game, the event also offered food, music, crafts, and t-shirts for sale with all proceeds going to charity.

This year, Alpha Delta Pi took first place in the round- robin style tournament by de- feating Kappa Delta in the final match. All money raised in the event was divided between Alpha Delta Pi’s Ronald McDonald House, and the various music philanthropies of Sigma Alpha Iota.

Various fraternities were in attendance supporting the members of Sigma Alpha Iota, as well as the other contenders as the matches played out.

Junior Megan Annecchiarico, a sister of Sigma Kappa said, “it was a lot of fun to get out there on a chilly Sunday and just play some football

with fellow sorority women. It’s wonderful seeing everyone come together and have a ton of fun, all while raising money for a great cause”.

Senior Christina Martin, a sister of Alpha Delta Pi said: “I know I can speak on behalf of my sisters when I say how excited we were to participate in the Sigma Alpha Iota Rose Bowl. Although it was a bit chilly, I still had fun cheering on all of my Panhellenic sisters while supporting a great cause. I was Especially excited as a sister of Alpha Delta Pi because since we won, ten percent of the proceeds will go to our philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House charities. Although I will be graduated by the third annual Rose Bowl, I hope the attendance at this event can keep growing.”

The Rose Bowl event happens every year in the fall. Students were able to buy tickets to go and support Susquehanna sororities involved as well as the members of Sigma Alpha Iota.

Junior Thomas Moran, a member of Phi Mu Delta, was one of the brothers who had come out to support the event.

Moran said, “ It was nice to see the sororities support one another for a common cause. All the ladies played amazing.”

Enactus to hold basketball tournament

By Alanna Dent, Staff Writer 

Susquehanna Enactus will be holding a three on three basketball tournament on Dec. 3. The event is scheduled to be held in the Garret Sports Complex Field House. Participants are able to select their own teams of three or four to compete in the tournament. To register a group, or to sign up as an individual, students are encouraged to stop by the Enactus table which is located in the lower level of Degenstein Campus Center Monday through Friday for the weeks between Nov. 18 and Dec. 1.

All are welcome to play, including non-students. However, according to junior Amanda Grosz, the vice president of operations for Enactus, players must be 18 years or older.

Grosz explained that Enactus is currently working on offering players service hours that can be used for various Greek organizations or for fourth-year students to become Senior Champions.

The cost of participation is $5 per player, but participants have a chance to earn it back as part of the grand prize. Enactus is offering a $100 grand prize to be divided among the winning team.

Once a team is registered, they are all ready to participate in the tournament.

“All participating teams must report to the Field House by 10:30 a.m. and games will begin at 11 a.m.,” Grosz said.

It is currently unclear how long the event will take as it will depend on the number of teams that are registered and the duration of each game.

This is the second of Enactus’ events within the last month. This event will follow the organization’s “Supporting our Veterans” initiative, where the group set up a series of events for veterans to meet members of Susquehanna Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. These events included photo opportunities to allowing the veterans stand on the football field during the national anthem.

In her closing statement, Grosz said: “Enactus is an international organization that connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities. The money raised from this tournament will help fund our projects and allow us to travel to competitions to win additional project grants.”