Susquehanna University is a four-year, co-educational, private liberal arts university in Selinsgrove, in central Pennsylvania, United States. The university is situated in the Susquehanna Valley approximately 50 mi north of Pennsylvanias state capital, the academic programs fall into either the School of Arts and Sciences or the AACSB International-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business. Susquehanna University enrolls more than 2,200 undergraduate students from 33 states and 23 countries, most students are required to live on campus all four years and as of 2012, all students participate in a cross-cultural study away or service learning experience known as the GO Program. Noteworthy alumni include several Pennsylvania political representatives and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, the university was founded in 1858 by Benjamin Kurtz as the Lutheran-based Missionary Institute paired with a sister college, the Susquehanna Female College. When the sister college closed in 1873, the institute became co-educational.
The schools 325 acres sit in rural Pennsylvania and house 39 residential buildings, six buildings, a library, athletic facilities, a health center. Susquehanna University is a small, liberal arts based in rural central Pennsylvania and is devoted solely to undergraduate education. The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Susquehanna maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 12,1 with 90% of full-time faculty holding a doctorate or highest equivalent degree. The university offers more than 100 majors and programs, in 2016, an average of 96% of graduates were enrolled in graduate school or employed within six months of graduation. Susquehanna University is split into two academic departments, the School of Arts and Sciences and the Sigmund Weis School of Business. The School of Arts and Sciences offers the majority of majors, putting an emphasis on a traditional liberal arts education including science. The Sigmund Weis School of Business is geared towards a technical degree.
Susquehanna University is governed by the president, a body of 56 members. The GO Program, as part of a policy adopted in 2009. Students have a choice between GO Short programs of 2–3 weeks or semester-long GO Long programs, in 2013, the GO Program was awarded the Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education The total cost of attendance for the 2016-17 year is $57,650. More than 99% of students receive some form of financial aid, the total amount awarded for the 2016-17 year numbered more than $83 million, and was handed out in the form of scholarships, grants and Federal Work-Study Program. Susquehanna University was founded in 1858 as The Missionary Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Benjamin Kurtz. ”The American Lutherans of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania pledged $22,000,50 students and the provisional use of its church facilities. However, they stipulated that the Missionary Institute be expanded to a junior college, kurtz’s own personal mission was the foundation of the institute’s theology department, which he led as the first professor of theology
Middle Atlantic Conferences
The Middle Atlantic Conferences is an umbrella organization of three athletic conferences that competes in the NCAAs Division III. The 18 member teams are in the Mid-Atlantic United States, the organization is divided into two main conferences, the MAC Commonwealth and the MAC Freedom. In 1912, the Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletics Association was founded primarily as an association and had its first event. In 1922, it was reorganized as the Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference, throughout its history, the organization has had at least 50 different members associated with it. The conference had as many as 37 members at one time in the late 1950s, a major reduction in the league occurred in 1974 after the NCAA created Divisions I, II, and III. At that time,11 members left to form the Division I East Coast Conference and by 1976, an additional 11 members left in 1992 to form the Centennial Conference, the football programs for eight of those schools had already left in 1981.
In 1999, the current corporation formed with its three conferences, MAC Commonwealth, MAC Freedom, and Middle Atlantic, in May 2006, the organization offered membership to Arcadia University and Manhattanville College as part of the MAC Freedom. They replaced Juniata College, Drew University, Moravian College, Susquehanna University, and the University of Scranton, to offset the change in numbers, it was decided to switch Lycoming College from the MAC Freedom to the MAC Commonwealth. Starting in the 2009–10 school year, Alvernia switched from the MAC Freedom to the MAC Commonwealth to balance both conferences with eight teams each, stevenson University and Hood College accepted invitations to join the MAC and MAC Commonwealth starting in July 2012 expanding the conference to 18 members. Upon completion of the 2013–14 academic year, Elizabethtown College moved to the Landmark Conference, the switch was effective July 1,2014. In 1958, the MAC began sponsoring football, the football conference essentially operated as two separate conferences with the larger schools playing a round robin schedule, and the smaller schools playing a separate round robin schedule.
Although the upper division of the conference competed at the Division I level in other sports, following the 1969 season, the upper level of MAC football was disbanded as Temple dropped out to upgrade their football schedule. Rutgers had previously dropped out of the MAC for all sports, the lower division continued as MAC football, but Delaware, Lehigh and Bucknell operated as football independents for the rest of their tenure with the league. Numerous other MAC schools competed in football leagues throughout most of the leagues history. In 1983, the Centennial Football League was formed between 8 MAC members, those 8 schools and two others broke apart from the MAC for all sports, founding the Centennial Conference. Since the Centennial Conference break in 1991, all members that sponsor football have competed in the MAC Football Conference. ‡ — Conference records prior to 1946 are incomplete so years given are the earliest known that were officially recorded, ‡ — Conference records prior to 1946 are incomplete so years given are the earliest known that were officially recorded.
Member teams currently compete in 24 sports,12 mens and 12 womens, with the addition of mens and womens ice hockey and mens volleyball in 2017–18, the only NCAA Division III sport not sponsored by the MAC will be womens rowing
Dickinson College is a private, residential liberal arts college in Carlisle, United States. They donated much of their personal libraries to the new college. With over 250 full-time faculty members and an enrollment of nearly 2,400 students, Dickinson has been recognized for its innovative curriculum and its approach to global education has received national recognition from the American Council on Education and NAFSA, Association of International Educators. The college was among six institutions profiled in depth in 2003 by NAFSA for Outstanding Campus Internationalization, in 2010, Dickinson received The Climate Leadership Award from the organization Second Nature for innovative and advanced leadership in education for sustainability…. Typically, Dickinson receives approximately 6,000 applications for its 615 spaces, upon successful completion of both portions of the program, students receive the B. S. degree from Dickinson in their chosen field and the B. S. in engineering from the engineering school.
The Dickinson School of Law is located adjacent to the campus and was founded as its law department. It received an independent charter in 1890 and ended all affiliation with the college in 1917, in 2000 the Law School merged with the Pennsylvania State University. The Carlisle Grammar School was founded in 1773 as a frontier Latin school for males in western Pennsylvania. Within years Carlisles elite, especially James Wilson and John Montgomery, were pushing for development of the school as a college, as their conversation about founding a frontier college in Carlisle took place on his porch, Binghams Porch was long a rallying cry at Dickinson. Rush intended to name the college after the President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson and his wife Mary Norris Dickinson, proposing John, the Dickinsons had given the new college an extensive library which they jointly owned, one of the largest libraries in the colonies. The name Dickinson College was chosen instead, when founded, its location west of the Susquehanna River made it the westernmost college in the United States.
For the first meeting of the trustees, held in April 1784, the trustees selected Dr. Charles Nisbet D. D. A Scottish minister and scholar, to serve as the Colleges first president and he arrived and began to serve on July 4,1785, serving until his unexpected death in 1804. A combination of financial troubles and faculty led to a college closing from 1816 to 1821. In 1832, when the trustees were unable to resolve a faculty curriculum dispute, the law school dates to 1833. It became a separate school 1890, although the law school, the law school is now affiliated with the Pennsylvania State University. Among the 18th-century graduates of Dickinson were Robert Cooper Grier and Roger Brooke Taney, who became U. S. Supreme Court justices, during the 19th century, two noted Dickinson College alumni had prominent roles in the years leading up to the Civil War. They were James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States, Taney led the Supreme Court in its ruling on the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision, which held that Congress could not prohibit slavery in federal territories, overturning the Missouri Compromise
Gettysburg College is a private, four-year liberal arts college founded in 1832, in Gettysburg, United States, adjacent to the famous battlefield. The 225-acre campus is located at 300 North Washington Street in the Northwest corner of the town, known as the Bullets, the school hosts 24 NCAA Division III mens and womens teams, with a large number of club and recreational programs. Gettysburg College has about 2,700 students, with equal numbers of men and women. Gettysburg students come from 43 states and 35 countries, in 2012, U. S. News & World Report ranked it 46th among Best Liberal Arts Colleges. In 2015, the Princeton Review ranked Gettysburg College as the 11th in its list of the Best Schools for Internships and its consistently rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States, due to its close proximity to the Gettysburg Battlefield National Park. The college is the home of The Gettysburg Review, a literary magazine, Gettysburg College was founded in 1832, as a sister institution for the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Both owe their inception to Thaddeus Stevens, a Radical Republican, the colleges original name was Pennsylvania College, it was founded by Samuel Simon Schmucker. The school had money troubles within four years, forcing all founding members to leave their posts, after a failed agreement to combine with the Philadelphia College of Medicine in 1858, the college was forced to close the medical school in 1861. Students from the southern states had withdrawn to return home. In June 1863, southern Pennsylvania was invaded by Confederate forces during the Gettysburg Campaign, many local militia forces were formed around the area between Chambersburg and Philadelphia to face the oncoming foe. Among these units was Gettysburgs 26th Pennsylvania Emergency Militia Regiment, composed mostly of students from the College and Seminary, the 26th PEMR was mustered into service on June 22,1863. Four days later, the students saw combat just north of town, casualties were light on both sides, but about 100 of the militiamen were captured and paroled.
During the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Hall, or Old Dorm, was used as both a signal station and field hospital. Due to the position it held, it was used by both Confederate and Union troops during the battle for signal work and surgery. On November 19,1863, College President Henry Louis Baugher gave the benediction at the opening the National Soldiers’ Cemetery at Gettysburg. Classes were canceled at the college as students and faculty to hear the now famous Address, Henry Baugher was the president of Gettysburg College from 1850 until his death in 1868. Early in his career, Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie. Both were fond of the town, so decided to retire to a working farm adjacent to the battlefield after he left the army
Temple Owls football
The Temple Owls football team represents Temple University in the sport of college football. The Temple Owls compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision as a member of the American Athletic Conference and they play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Owls were a member of the Big East Conference from 1991 until 2004. Temple was expelled from the due to a lack of commitment to the football program from university officials. Temple played the 2005 and 2006 seasons as an independent before playing in the Mid-American Conference from 2007 to 2011, in March 2012, the Owls rejoined the Big East Conference, with football membership beginning in the 2012 season and all other sports beginning conference play in 2013. That same year, the conference was renamed the American Athletic Conference after several basketball-only schools split off to form a new conference that kept the Big East name, Temple is the last original Big East football member still in the The American.
Five of the eight members play in the ACC, while the other two teams play in the Big 12 and the Big Ten. Temple began playing organized football in 1894, a decade after the school was founded, physical education instructor and basketball coach Charles M. Williams organized an 11-man squad that won their first game against Philadelphia Dental College. For its first few years, the team played small schools. The Owls modern era began in 1925 and that was the year that Henry J. Heinie Miller was hired as head coach, and for a time, the Owls were a regional power. In the 1927 season, after wildly mismatched victories over Blue Ridge College, Juniata and Washington College and their only loss that season came from Dartmouth, and a 44-year long rivalry with Bucknell College began with Temple posting a 19–13 victory. To start the 1928 season, the Owls moved to Temple Stadium, Miller coached eight seasons and compiled a 50–15–8 record, with two notable victories over growing regional football power Penn State.
Following Millers departure in 1933, the Owls made a splash with the hiring of their next coach. Warner had spent the previous 19 years at Pittsburgh and Stanford and he ended his career at Temple, going 31–18–2 in six seasons. In 1934, the Owls went 7–0–2 in the season and were invited to play in the inaugural Sugar Bowl on New Years Day,1935. In 1936, the Owls were ranked in the AP Poll in its first year for two weeks, in Warners last game, Temple upset Florida 20–12, who were coached by future Temple coach Josh Cody. From the time Warner retired at the end of the 1938 season until 1963, Warners top assistant, Fred H. Swan, took over as head coach in 1939. He lasted one season before Temple hired SMU coach Ray Morrison, during this time, Temple had several successful seasons and had All-American and All-Star players
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays football
The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays football team represents Johns Hopkins University in the sport of American football. The Blue Jays compete in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as members of the Centennial Conference, Johns Hopkins has fielded a team since 1882. Hopkins first team was assembled in 1881, and spent a year training and learning a version of the game. Their sport, which was closer to rugby, was played in Druid Hill Park, after the training, the team planned a two-game 1882 season. The squad had to play the season under the title of the Clifton Athletic Club, the first was a practice game with the Baltimore Athletic Club, played on October 7. The Hopkins team lost the contest 4–0, the following game was their first true game, to be played against the Naval Academy. Bill Stromberg earned a B. A. from Hopkins in 1982 and became one of the most decorated athletes in the history of Johns Hopkins, making him arguably the best football player in Johns Hopkins history.
He is considered as one of the best wide receivers in NCAA Division III history as the holder of six national and 13 school records. Stromberg was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Hall of Fame and elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004, and was, as of 2017, Hopkins constructed a new baseball field and athletic facilities which was named Stromberg Stadium in 2014 in his honor. After graduation, Stromberg signed as an agent with the Philadelphia Eagles, played a few preseason games before pulling a hamstring. He became the CEO of Baltimore-based asset management firm T. Rowe Price in 2016
University of Scranton
The University of Scranton is a private, non-profit, co-educational Catholic and Jesuit research university, located in the historic Hill Section of Scranton, United States. It was founded in 1888 by Most Rev. William OHara, in 1938, the College was elevated to university status and took the name The University of Scranton. The institution was operated by the Diocese of Scranton from its founding until 1897, while the Diocese of Scranton retained ownership of the University, it was administered by the Lasallian Christian Brothers from 1888 to 1942. In 1942, the Society of Jesus took ownership and control of the University, during the 1960s, the University became an independent institution under a lay Board of Trustees. The University of Scranton is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and is served by the Scranton Jesuit Community. Previously, the University had a College of Graduate and Continuing Education, the University enrolls approximately 6,000 graduate and undergraduate students.
Most of its students came from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, about 58% of its undergraduate students are women and 42% are men. In its graduate programs, about 62% are women students and 38% are men students, the University has about 300 full-time faculty members, approximately 200 of which are tenured. In 1888, the University of Scranton was founded as the College of St. Thomas of Aquin in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas by the first bishop of Scranton, shortly after, the College was renamed as St. Thomas College. After four years of fundraising, the construction of the College’s first building. In September 1892, the College admitted its first students,62 young men for a tuition cost of $40. For four years, the college was staffed by Scranton’s diocesan priests, from 1896 until 1897, the College was run by the three Xaverian Brothers, who left St. Thomas to work at a new Catholic school that had just opened in West Virginia. The Christian Brothers ran the College for forty-five years, until they transferred governorship of the College to the Society of Jesuits in 1942, once the Christian Brothers arrived, they reorganized St.
Thomas College into three separate divisions. They created a college, a commercial department which offered two-year degree programs. In 1899, St. Thomas College held its first Commencement, in 1901, the first four graduates of St. Thomas College’s college department were awarded Bachelor of Science degrees at the commencement ceremony. Because the College had not received a charter, it could not grant official degrees under its own name. Instead, the Christian Brothers began an affiliation with Rock Hill College in Maryland. Until 1925, when the College was given a charter, all St. Thomas College degrees were awarded either by Rock Hill, LaSalle College in Philadelphia, or St. John’s College in Washington
Rutgers was chartered as Queens College on November 10,1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution, for most of its existence, Rutgers was a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church. The college expanded its role in research and instruction in agriculture, engineering and it gained university status in 1924 with the introduction of graduate education and further expansion. However, Rutgers evolved into a public research university after being designated The State University of New Jersey by the New Jersey Legislature in laws enacted in 1945 and 1956. It is one of two colonial colleges that became public universities. Rutgers has three campuses located throughout New Jersey, the New Brunswick campus in New Brunswick and adjacent Piscataway, the Newark campus, the university has additional facilities elsewhere in New Jersey. Instruction is offered by 9,000 faculty members in 175 academic departments to over 45,000 undergraduate students and more than 20,000 graduate, through several years of effort by the Rev.
Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen and Rev. The Grammar School, today the private Rutgers Preparatory School, was a part of the community until 1959. New Brunswick was chosen as the location over Hackensack because the New Brunswick Dutch had the support of the Anglican population, despite the religious nature of the early college, the first classes were held at a tavern called the Sign of the Red Lion. When the Revolutionary War broke out and taverns were suspected by the British as being hotbeds of rebel activity, in its early years, due to a lack of funds, Queens College was closed for two extended periods. Early trustees considered merging the college with the College of New Jersey, in Princeton, in 1808, after raising $12,000, the college was temporarily reopened and broke ground on a building of its own, called Old Queens, designed by architect John McComb, Jr. The colleges third president, the Rev. Ira Condict, laid the cornerstone on April 27,1809, shortly after, the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, founded in 1784, relocated from Brooklyn, New York, to New Brunswick, and shared facilities with Queens College.
During those formative years, all three institutions fit into Old Queens, in 1830, the Queens College Grammar School moved across the street, and in 1856, the Seminary relocated to a seven-acre tract less than one-half miles away. According to the Board of Trustees, Colonel Rutgers was honored because he epitomized Christian values, the Rutgers Scientific School would expand over the years to grow into the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and divide into the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture. Rutgers created the New Jersey College for Women in 1918, with the development of graduate education, and the continued expansion of the institution, the collection of schools became Rutgers University in 1924. Rutgers College continued as an arts college within the university. Rutgers was designated the State University of New Jersey by acts of the New Jersey Legislature in 1945 and 1956, shortly after, the University of Newark was merged with Rutgers in 1946, as were the College of South Jersey and South Jersey Law School, in 1950.
These two institutions became Rutgers University–Newark and Rutgers University–Camden, respectively, on September 10,1970, after much debate, the Board of Governors voted to admit women into Rutgers College