Media coverage

WGAL covers the Gettysburg Fest

On June 11, WGAL-TV covered the Gettysburg Fest, which is held every year at the College.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit, Gettysburg Festival, Inc. is the parent organization of the annual Gettysburg Fest held every June. With a primary goal to provide accessibility of the arts – music, visual arts and culinary arts – to all, Gettysburg Festival, Inc. strives to present family appropriate and affordable entertainment and activities for every taste and budget. Gettysburg Fest, entering its seventh year in 2014, is an 18-time IFEA Pinnacle Award winner and a much-anticipated event that has grown to become a yearly tradition for the entire family with both area residents and tourists alike.  

Highlights from past Gettysburg Fests include James Earl Jones, Bob Newhart, Kevin Eubanks, former White House Chef Walter Scheib, Straight No Chaser and Hunter Hayes. In addition to the annual Gettysburg Fest, Gettysburg Festival, Inc. also produces the recently announced Gettysburg Brew Fest set for August 2014 and the fourth-annual Gingerbread Celebration and Holiday Mart (Dec. 6-7 at the Gettysburg HACC Campus), a holiday tradition highlighting the talents of home, amateur and professional culinary artists throughout the area.

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Birkner talks about Pres. Buchanan on WITF's Smart talk

History Prof. Michael Birkner was a guest on WITF's Smart Talk on May 19. He talked about Pres. James Buchanan's legacy and his book on Pennsylvania's only president.

From Smart Talk:

James Buchanan is considered amongst the nation's worst presidents by historians.

As a former Pennsylvania state representative, U.S. Congressman and Senator, U.S. Minister to both Great Britain and Russia, and the U.S. Secretary of State, Buchanan had one of the most extensive and impressive resumes of any president before or since he was elected in 1856.

So what went wrong?

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Pres. Riggs authors HuffPo piece on engaged citizenship as part of Aspen Institute Summit

Pres. Janet Morgan Riggs '77 authored a Huffington Post piece on engaged citizenship as part of the Aspen Institute Franklin Project's Summit at Gettysburg. The piece appeared on June 4.

From HuffPo:

This month, hundreds of government, military, private sector, education, faith, philanthropic and nonprofit leaders will gather on Gettysburg College's campus for the Aspen Institute Franklin Project's Summit at Gettysburg -- and we are eager to join them in discussing how we might revive a sense of engaged citizenship in the next generation of Americans.

That's because, as president of a residential college in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -- a town steeped in a history of famous leaders, politicians and generals -- the connection between education, citizenship and service seems natural to me.

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Gettysburg Fest previewed in Patriot-News

The Gettysburg Fest, held annually at gettysburg College, was featured in the June 2 Patriot-News.

From the Patriot-News:

And Gettysburg College will host the Gettysburg Festival from June 11-15, with a list of attractions and Fringe Festival events for live music and theatrical performances, visual arts, culinary arts and children's events. Admission for the individual events at the festival varies, but some of the attractions include performances with musicians Eric Paslay and The Lone Bellow, a Blues BBQ, and a performance of the one-man show "Beyond Glory" featuring "Avatar" film star Stephen Lang. Find details on the event website.

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Alumna's wedding featured in Brides magazine

Melissa Argenti ’04 and her recent wedding were featured in a June 10 photo essay in Brides Magazine.

From Brides:

Though Melissa Argenti, 31, and Daniel Smith, 29, now live in Denver, the couple knew they needed to return to the East Coast for their wedding celebration. "We met on the dance floor on the Jersey Shore," remembers Melissa, who followed Dan to Colorado a mere six months after the pair started dating. "It's been an adventure since the beginning!"

After a surprise proposal in San Francisco and a weekend in Sonoma, the couple got started on their rustic, summery wedding in the Hudson Valley. They paired gray and yellow for a fresh look, and kept the focus on great food and lots of fun. Hendrick Moy as there to capture the joy—and every last detail.

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Alum featured in NY Daily News for volunteerism

Barb Bittner-Jones ’81 was featured in the June 4 New York Daily News for her volunteerism.

From the NY Daily News:

When Hurricane Sandy hit the city in October 2012, Barb Bittner-Jones watched the disaster unfold from more than 200 miles away in Washington. A veteran relief volunteer, Bittner-Jones has 20 years’ experience helping cities rebuild, including New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She quickly made her way up the East Coast to see how she could help.

“I actually came up three times in November and December [2012] to throw my weight behind whomever I could work with,” she says. “The aftermath of a storm like Sandy and Katrina is decades not months in terms of getting people back into their homes that are healthy and safe and livable.”

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Alum featured in Burlington County Times

Gary Boguski ’74 P’15 may be a Father of the Year candidate after a story in him and fatherhood in the June 15 Burlington County Times.

From the Burlington County Times:

He always really wanted to be a father. So much so that when Gary Boguski hit 35 and wasn’t yet married, he made a pledge: if he wasn’t married at 40, he would start investigating single parent adoption.

Happily, Boguski was saved from bachelorhood when he met and married wife Pati by the time he was 40. He also became a stepdad to Pati’s daughter, Alle.

“I loved both of them so much, and having Alle as part of our lives was a blessing,” he said.

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