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Gettysburg, PA 17325



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Senior Stars

In recognition of their work at the library, we asked each graduating library student assistant to choose a favorite book or film. The selection will be bookplated with the student's name and year and added to Musselman's collection.


Student assistants are an important part of our library. We are indebted to these seniors for their valuable contributions!


Chris Culig

Export, PA

Special Collections for a year and a half

Major: History, Political Science

10 Things I Hate About You (DVD)


I love when they so successfully transfer Shakespeare and other classical works into teenage life.



Ashley Domm

Ashley Domm

Ontario, NY

Special Collections for 4 years

Majors: German & History
Minor: Political Science

K├Ąthe Kollwitz by Elizabeth Prelinger


I have never taken an art history class at Gettysburg College but it has always been a passion of mine. Kollwitz, a beloved German artist, combines my two majors. Her art reflected her deep social consciousness and protest against human suffering. This is the one book I've checked out every year and have renewed numerous times as there is always something new to discover.


Vivian Ebhojiaye

New Carrollton, MD

Serials for 2 years

Major: Economics
Minor: Sociology

To Kill A Mockingbird (DVD)


I have loved this book since I first saw the movie in 9th grade. I thought the movie was interesting, and you know what they say: the book is always better than the movie, and it was!



Nicole Gogluizza

Hamburg, PA

Stacks for 3 years

Major: Biology

The Scientist as Rebel by Freeman Dyson

I chose this book because, after being intrigued by the title, I was captivated by the book description. With statements describing scientists as "free spirits who resist the restrictions their cultures impose on them," I realized my own rebellious nature intertwines with my scientific side.



Lisa Hinkel

Allentown, PA

Reserves and Collection Development for 4 years

Major: Biology
Minor: Spanish

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast by Lewis Wolpert


Our beliefs impact our lives in fundamental ways, but it is hard to pinpoint why they are so crucial to our existence. This book delves into the evolutionary basis for why we believe the things we do and how these beliefs make the world seem like a better place.



Kenneth Knickerbocker

Clinton Corners, NY

Circulation Desk for 3 years

Major: Studio Art

Eva Hesse Sculpture by Sussman Wasserman


Being a Studio Art major focusing on sculpture for my Senior Show, I thought this would be an appropriate book to pick.


Matea Migic

Zagreb, Croatia

Circulation Desk for 3 years

Major: Economics, Management
Minor: Computer Science

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner


This book redefines the way you view the world. It is ingenious, exciting, and different from anything else. It's quite unique (just like me!).



Maria Southerton

Mifflinburg, PA

Tech Services for 3 years

Major: English
Minor: Secondary Education

Landmarks of Britain by Clive Aslet


One of the greatest experiences Gettysburg has provided me was the opportunity to study abroad in London and Lancaster, England. Flipping through this book, I see places I've been and names that I have become familiar with because of my time spent abroad, and it brings back many wonderful memories.

Katie Stango

Westminster, MA

Circulation Desk for 3 years

Major: Political Science
Minor: History and French

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein


I loved the book as a child and I've never really grown out of it. Every time I read it in a different stage of my life it takes on a new meaning. That is clearly the statement of a great book.

Katie Stango


Kimberly Surber

Dix Hills, NY

Stacks for 4 years

Major: History
Minor: Civil War Era Studies

Yellow Submarine (DVD)


I'm a big Beatles fan, and this ground breaking animated movie is great if you love their music or just enjoy strange, trippy animation.



Joseph Valerio

Geneva, NY

Circulation Desk for 4 years

Major: History, Political Science

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom


Tuesdays with Morrie is a book about that person who helps you see the world as a more profound place. It is a wonderful chronicle of one man's lasting gift to the world and his student's final lessons: how to live. I hold this story close to my heart because it reminds us that the way to get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, and to devote yourself to something that gives you purpose and meaning. I think we can all learn from Morrie's lesson.




Jessica Vining

Milford, CT

Interlibrary Loan for 4 years

Major: Asian Studies
Minor: Education

Geisha in Rivalry by Kafu Nagai


I've spent the past four years studying Japanese history, culture, and literature. This book incorporates all of those aspects and is a great example of the things I've dedicated my studies to.

Tara Wink

Ephrata, PA

Special Collections for 4 years

Major: History, German
Minor: Philosophy

The Devil Wears Prada (DVD)


I read the book while I was abroad in Germany my Sophomore year and loved it. It gave me an opportunity to escape the country I was in when I was especially homesick. The movie brings back memories of being abroad and is lighthearted and hilarious; it's what everyone needs when school work gets to be overwhelming.



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