Friday, October 16
This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Check back often as the schedule will be updated frequently.
As of October 13, 2015
*Denotes pre-registration required.
12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.
Lobby, College Union Building
Please stop by to check in, enter prize drawings, and sign the message board! Tweet us your Homecoming experiences, pictures, and memories: #gettysburgreat
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Legacy Admissions Experience*
A program for alumni with high school juniors or seniors who are going through the college search process. Find out what you can do to enhance the college search experience. Interactive sessions include interviewing and essay tips, participating in a mock application review, and learning about our campus community from faculty, staff, and current students.
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Musselman Library Exhibits
Musselman Library invites you to enjoy several exhibits. In honor of the 125th anniversary of President Eisenhower’s birth, Special Collections is featuring “We All Liked Ike!” which examines his supporters and how they expressed their admiration. Also on exhibit is “Making Their Mark: Political and Military Engagement by African Americans in the 19th Century.” The main and ground floors house more historic treasures including a student-curated exhibit of Gettysburg’s Katalysine Springs where thousands once flocked to “take the waters.” And a playful exhibit of ceramic birds by Peter Morgan is also on display. [Note: Special Collections will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.]
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Schmucker Art Gallery Exhibits
(Un) Governed Spaces: A Panorama of Afghanistan by Gregory Thielker and Noah Coburn
Artist Gregory Thielker collaborated with anthropologist Noah Coburn to create a complex portrait of Afghanistan today. Featuring a thirty-five foot long panoramic painting of Shomali Plain north of Kabul as well as smaller paintings, photographs, text, and video, the exhibition takes stock of the present political and social upheaval in Afghanistan. Thielker and Coburn look back to the history of conflict and forward to the legacy of US intervention. (Un)governed Spaces focuses on the region surrounding the US military base at Bagram, where the collaborators conducted on-site research for the last three years and examined the rich history of military occupation from Alexander the Great to the Soviet Occupation, the Taliban, and finally, the current US military. In the panorama installation, dramatic mountains and lush fields contrast with barbed wire and concrete of the base, creating a representation of the fractured political and social lives of the people near Bagram.
“Pray for the People Who Feed You”: Voices of Pauper Children in the Early Industrial Age
Curated by Becca Duffy ‘16
Paintings, photographs and literary illustrations examine the intersections between depictions and realities of children in poverty from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the United States and Europe. Also on display are historical artifacts and books from the Gettysburg area that reveal Pennsylvania’s efforts towards reform during this age of industrialization.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Now Hear This! Alumni Panel Discussion
Schmucker Hall, Paul Recital Hall
A panel of alums gather to discuss their professional and musical journey since Gettysburg and how the training in the Conservatory and larger Gettysburg College helped prepare them for that journey. Following their brief presentations students will take time to ask more specific questions, followed by break-out groups by career area.
Alumni Panelists include:
Katie (MacKellar) Hart, '08, is the Senior Administrative Assistant at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University. Katie thrives in a wide variety of tasks, everything from managing budgets, calendars, and projects, to emergency planning, marketing, and development. Outside Yale, Katie sings professionally with Connecticut Choral Artists (CONCORA), and volunteers with the Greater Middletown Chorale and her church choir.
John Thomas Hart Jr., '06, is a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Student of Music Education at The University of Hartford's Hartt School. In addition to conducting and publishing empirical research and supervising pre-service music teachers, he studies wind ensemble and orchestral conducting with Glen Adsit and Edward Cumming. As a teacher, John has taught music at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels. He has guest conducted the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Hartt Wind Ensemble, and the Hartt Symphony Band. John holds a Master of Music Education degree from The Hartt School, and a B.A. in Music from Gettysburg College. John is a member of NAfME, SMTE, AERA, Conductors Guild, College Music Society, and the academic music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.
Gretchen (Michelson) Carlson, ’09 is a Ph.D. Candidate in Critical and Comparative Studies in Music at the University of Virginia. She is currently finishing her dissertation, which examines the work, experiences, and career negotiations of current jazz musicians involved in film and television soundtracks. She has presented her work at both national and international music conferences, including Rhythm Changes - a transnational jazz research conference - which was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands last fall. At the University of Virginia, Gretchen has taught undergraduate courses in Music Theory, Beginning Keyboarding, History of Jazz, and Exploring the Orchestra (a historical survey of Western orchestral music). In addition, she performed in UVA's Jazz Ensemble and small-group jazz combos, and teaches private piano and saxophone lessons. In the summers, she also works as a teacher supervisor for the Institute of Reading Development, where she trains and supervises teachers throughout the nation who teach reading enrichment programs to students from ages 4 - adulthood. Gretchen holds a B.A. in Music and Psychology from Gettysburg College, an M.A. in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University, and plans to graduate with her Ph.D. in May 2016.
Natasha Maskaly, '12 is a musician and emerging arts administrator pursuing her M.A. in arts management at American University. As American University’s choral management fellow, she was responsible for managing all choral activities in addition to coordinating the AU Chamber Singers tour of the Balkans in May 2015. As a graduate student, she had the opportunity to work with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), the national service, advocacy, and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts as their marketing intern in 2014. She is also a United Methodist graduate scholar. Natasha received her B.A. in French and Music from Gettysburg College in 2012 where she was active in the choral, jazz, and band programs and spent a semester abroad in Paris, France in 2011 where she received musical instruction at a reputed French conservatory.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friends of Mathematics Tea
Room 301, Glatfelter Hall
The Mathematics Department invites alumni and friends to this casual gathering to meet current students and connect with fellow graduates.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Bryn Mawr
Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
"How in the World Have You Been" Happy Hour
Room 209, College Union Building
Come celebrate with Center for Global Education staff (formally Off-Campus Studies) and tell us how you have continued to be a Global Gettysburgian. If you studied globally or are currently working in a globally focused career, we would love to see you! Nibbles and sips will have an international theme.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Annual Psychology Homecoming Colloquium
Speaker: Abigail Reaser Levrini, Ph.D. ’02
Bowen Auditorium, McCreary Hall
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
John Commito Retirement Party
Lobby, Science Center
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Networking Social & Career Connector Challenge Celebration
Lobby, The Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation and Fitness
We Did It! Come celebrate the successful conclusion of the Career Connector Challenge! We’ll do a big “reveal” of the final number of fantastic career opportunities that alumni and parents offered to current students during our 5-year challenge. You won’t want to miss this big milestone! Sponsored by the Center for Career Development and Development, Alumni, & Parent Relations. Please bring your business cards. Host provider.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Phi Delta Theta 1955-1965 Reunion Reception*
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Hall of Athletic Honor Reception*
Ballroom, College Union Building
Phi Delta Theta 1955-1965 Reunion Dinner*
Hall of Athletic Honor Banquet and Inductions*
Ballroom, College Union Building
Horace Besecker ’39 (wrestling)
David Boynton ’79 (golf)
Kathy Kroupa ’95 (soccer, softball)
Megan Lewis ’99 (swimming)
Craig Swanson ’80 (football, track and field)
Team of Distinction:
1980 Field Hockey
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Class of 2015 and Class of 2016 Get Together
The Attic, West Building
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunderman Conservatory of Music 10th Anniversary Alumni Concert
Paul Recital Hall, Schmucker Hall
8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Class of 2010 Social*
Atrium, Gettysburg Hotel
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Orange & Blue-Make & Take
The Commons, College Union Building
10:00 p.m. – Midnight
The Junction, College Union Building