What are you doing this summer?
Summer brings plenty of activity for the Gettysburg College community. Browse the pictures below and let us know about the great work you are doing this summer.
Faculty Seminar in India
In late May, a group of faculty members took part in a seminar in India as part of a grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation to help them incorporate an international component into their coursework. Pictured (front) Professors Divonna Stebick (Education), Amy Evrard (Anthropology), Ralph Sorensen (Biology), Buz Myers (Religious Studies), Amy Dailey (Health Sciences), Darren Glass (Mathematics), and Megan Sijapati (Religious Studies). Photo submitted by Megan Sijapati.
Energy Sustainability and Trekking in Ethiopia
Faculty, students, and alums traveled to Ethiopia as part of a GRAB expedition. They worked with Project Gaia to examine issues around the chemistry of fuel emissions, sustainable models of foreign aid, the impact of alternative fuel on deforestation and temperature change, and gender issues in rural Africa. Other GRAB Expeditions included kayaking the Allegheny River, backpacking in British Columbia and Lake Tahoe, and trekking in Tuscany, as well as mountaineering in Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Photo by Nate Atwater ’14.
A Field Trip to Trinidad
As part of Africana Studies 246 — Human Rights in the Caribbean, Professor Hakim Williams and his students traveled to Trinidad where they participated in cultural activities and academic meetings regarding human rights. Pictured are: Joshua Walker '16, William Thomas '16, Erin O'Connor '15, Professor Hakim Williams, Elizabeth Belair '16, Ben Zboray '17, Zachary Burgoyne '17, Mila Caplan '15, and Sarah Cooper Kearns '15. Photo submitted by Erin O'Connor '15.
Running the Bolder Boulder
On Memorial Day, Cam Nguyen '13, Helena Yang '14, and Courtney Wege '01 joined over 50,000 runners in the Bolder Boulder 10K in Colorado — one of the largest running races in America. Photo submitted by Courtney Wege '01
Working at the Painted Turtle Farm
Katie McCrea '14 and Sean Pethybridge '15 are working at the Painted Turtle Farm, a hub for campus-community collaboration for food justice. They are always looking for volunteers to help. Follow the PTF on Facebook and read their blog.
The Heston Summer Experience
In Kisumu, Kenya; León, Nicaragua; and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, students are participating in community development and sharpening their understanding of the complexities of social issues as part of the Heston Summer Experience. Read more about their experiences on their blog.
The Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program
From Seneca Falls, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts to Andersonville, Georgia, and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 19 students are working as interns at some of the nation's best-known Civil War sites through the Civil War Institute's Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program.
Interning at the Eisenhower Institute’s Washington, D.C. office
Andrea Buchanan ’15 is a political science and public policy major at Gettysburg College, currently interning at the Eisenhower Institute’s Washington, D.C. office.
Educating youth in Kapan, Armenia
As part of a Projects for Peace grant administered by the Center for Public Service, Mariam Aghayan '17 is spending the summer in Kapan, Armenia teaching lessons on English, healthy living, and computer literacy. She is sharing her experience on Instagram.
Interning in Arusha, Tanzania
Christiana Fattorini '15 is working at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Arusha, Tanzania for five weeks. Read about her experience on her blog.
Go to a Send-Off
Every summer, Gettysburg College hosts regional Send-Offs to welcome incoming students and to connect past, present, and future Gettysburgians. Find out more.
Do Great Work
Wherever you go this summer, wear your Orange & Blue and share your photos and stories with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Posted: Mon, 7 Jul 2014
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