Susquehanna University, 1858-2000: A Goodly Heritage

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Susquehanna University Press, 2007 - Education - 607 pages
Susquehanna University's history from 1858 to 2000 has occurred in three stages, each expressing a different mission. The school was founded in 1858 as the Missionary Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church to fulfill the vision of the Rev. Benjamin Kurtz, a Lutheran cleric and editor of the Lutheran Observer. He was a partisan of the American Lutheran viewpoint caught up in a fratricidal battle with Lutheran orthodoxy. The Missionary Institute sustained his viewpoint in the preparation, gratis, of men called to preach the gospel in foreign and home missions. A complementary purpose was to educate young people in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania at both the Institute and its sister school, the Susquehanna Female College. When the Female College folded in 1873, the Institute became coeducational.
 

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Contents

My Considered Belief
9
A Complete American and Lutheran College
17
Providence Had Prepared a Field 17421858
29
Our Most Cherished Missionary Institute 18581881
51
The Dignity of Regular Colleges 18811895
79
In the Very Heart of a Great Transitional Age 18951905
99
To Do a Large Business on a Small Capital 19061918
131
Our Brightest Prospects Are Enticing 19191927
156
A Higher Standard Academic Social and Athletic Life 19591968
345
To Question and to Revolt Social and Cultural Revolution 19591968
374
Hopes for an Even More Glorious Future Insurgency and Institutional Identity 19691977
396
Uncertain of the Firmness of the Ground A College of the Community 19691977
419
Only for the Individual The Curriculum and the ExtraCurriculum 19691977
438
The Student Is a Client Institutional Life 19771984
461
A Vision Should Emerge The Curriculum the Church and Institutional Identity 19771984
491
To Build Pride and Purpose Social and Athletic Life 19771984
513

In Cramped Financial Straits Institutional Life 19281941
194
A FullOrbed Education Academic and Social Life 19281941
220
Then Solemnity Fell Over Us World War II 19411945
242
The Right Perspective Institutional and Academic Life 19461959
262
To Develop on All Sides Social and Athletic Life 19461959
287
A Restive Spirit Institutional Growth 19591968
319
The Propriety and Duty of Continuing
533
Susquehanna University Is Recognized 19852000
540
Select Bibliography
570
Index
579
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