Friday, October 16
This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Check back often as the schedule will be updated frequently.
*As of September 1, 2015
9:00 a.m.—4:30 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. - 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.
Women’s Field Hockey vs. Bryn Mawr
Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium
3:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m.
Annual Psychology Homecoming Colloquium
Speaker: Abigail (Reaser) Levrini, Ph.D. ’02
Bowen Auditorium, McCreary Hall
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Biology, Chemistry, and BMB Open House
Science Center Lobby
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
John Commito Retirement Party
Ground Floor, Science Center
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Networking Social & Career Connector Challenge Celebration
Lobby, Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation and Fitness
Please bring your business cards. Host provider.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hall of Athletic Honor Reception
Ballroom, College Union Building
Hall of Athletic Honor Banquet and Inductions
Ballroom, College Union Building
7:00 p.m.--10:00 p.m.
Class of 2015 and Class of 2016 Get Together
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