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Students make connections with their local community

This story originally appeared in the Gettysburgian, Vol. CXV, No. 1, Jan. 26, 2012

by Erin Gallagher '15

Wondering what to get involved in outside of the College this semester? Students... Learn More


Winter Immersion Project trips give students a new understanding of the meaning of service

This story originally appeared in the Gettysburgian, Vol. CXV, No. 1, Jan. 26, 2012

by Katie Cheyne '15

This winter break, 38 students participated in four different Immersion Projects...

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CPS Immersion Projects take students' service around the world

Each year, the Center for Public Service offers students the opportunity to make a positive impact on a community different from their own through Immersion Projects.

"It is many times an experience...

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Beyond genocide -- a student encounters Rwanda

Childhood family experiences and inescapable reminders of a country's troubled past combined to create a life-changing experience for a Gettysburg College student during a semester in Rwanda.

"The...

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Alexandria Barkmeier '07 and Andrew Arenge '10 share insights into working for Teach for America

Most Wednesday evenings you will find Andrew Arenge '10 at a Wendy's fast-food restaurant near Clarksdale, Miss., with calculators, workbooks, and white boards scattered on the tables near him. And...

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Gettysburg grads ready to serve in Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and Teach for America

Several Gettysburg College graduates from the Class of 2010 are making their mark on the world by serving with the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and Teach for America.

Both Kurt Hagemann, from Baldwin...

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Hunger activist Robert Egger to speak May 16 at Commencement; live video feed

Hunger-combating activist Robert Egger, president and CEO of D.C. Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C., will speak and receive an honorary degree May 16, 2010 at Gettysburg College's 175th Commencement...

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Campus Kitchen celebrates 10 tons of food rescued, 10,000 meals served

The Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College (CKGC) will celebrate a significant milestone in the program's history this month as it has recovered...

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Faculty and student research the effect of 2009 Pennsylvania budget impasse on local agencies

Gettysburg College Sociology Professor Michael Gibbons and students blended research methods with public policy to help community service organizations in South Central Pennsylvania.

As many...

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Think critically. Act compassionately. Kate Sweetland-Lambird '10 student leadership video

Kate Sweetland-Lambird '10 came to Gettysburg knowing she would get involved with the College's Center for Public Service (CPS). What she didn't know was...

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First-year students reflect on the spirit of donating after time spent in local shelter

First-year students Melissa Dorrance and Christiana Martin learned a valuable lesson about the act of giving and donating after spending several hours each week throughout the semester at a local homeless...

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Gettysburg College helps out with after-school tutoring

English professor Chris Fee, who is also the Johnson Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities endowed by Ed '51 and Cindy ‘52 Johnson, had the opportunity to develop a course on rural...

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Seminar on homelessness incorporates service-learning trip to Washington, D.C.

Gettysburg College students are going beyond the classroom to learn about homelessness.

A five-day trip to Washington, D.C., from Oct. 9 to 13, is the keystone of English Prof. Chris Fee's first...

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Students serve and learn around the world

From working with migrant populations in Gettysburg to providing laptops to children in South Africa, Gettysburg College students have spent their summers serving communities locally and around ...

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Gettysburg College community gives back in honor of Pres. Riggs' Inauguration

In honor of President Janet Morgan Riggs' inauguration and the National Day of Service, Gettysburg College students, alumni, trustees, and staff volunteered in an array of service learning projects ...

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Give It Up for Good Sale planned Saturday to benefit United Way

The sixth annual Give it Up For Good is set for 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 23, at Gettysburg College's Hauser Field House.

All proceeds of the sale — which features furniture and...

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Prof. Paula Olinger receives Lifetime of Peacemaking Award

Gettysburg College Spanish Prof. Paula Olinger received a lifetime achievement award for her social justice work, including the founding of The Center/El Centro, a community center for underserved children...

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Gettysburg College magazine reaches from Nicaragua to Lincoln's bedroom

The new issue of Gettysburg College's magazine reaches from a Nicaraguan coffee farm to the house where Lincoln finished his Gettysburg Address.

Since the early 1980s, hundreds of Gettysburg...

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Gettysburg College students receive $10,000 to promote literacy in Nepal

Gettysburg College students Jacquelyn Powell and Sneha Shrestha received a $10,000 Davis Projects of Peace grant to establish a library at the Pancha Kanya School in Chauni, Kathmandu, Nepal.

The...

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Student photographer's exhibit to benefit children in Nepal

The sale of framed images by award-winning Gettysburg College student photographer Anukul Gurung will support underprivileged children in his native Nepal.

An opening reception is planned...

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Distinctive Programs

Gettysburg College offers distinctive programs that enhance the quality of the liberal arts experience for students:

Civil War Institute


Eisenhower Institute


Garthwait Leadership Center


Sunderman Conservatory of Music 


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