First-Year Experience Electives

Overview: 

The elective sessions will provide First-Years with the chance to connect with people throughout campus while also exploring topics that will help them make the most of their Gettysburg experience. To sign up for an elective, e-mail the listed RA/RC contact to reserve a space.  You must e-mail the contact, at least 72 hours before the scheduled event.

Elective Sessions are not required for FYE attendance.  One elective can be used to make up for one missed point.  You can attend as many electives as desired as long as you sign up ahead of time but only ONE will count towards makeup attendance. 

 

FYE Electives 2012

Important Reminder: Be sure to e-mail FYE@gettysburg.edu at least 72 hours before the event in order to sign-up for it.

Elective List 2011


Facilitator

Session

Dates & Time

Location

Maximum Seats


Center for Career Development

Resume Writing

Tuesday, September 11 @ 5pm

CUB 260

  n/a


Ann Sasala & Natalie Wismer

ALLies

Sporks, Forks and Spoons: Sexuality and Gender

Tuesday, September 11 @ 6pm

ALLies House

  30

 

Center for Career Development

Externship Wrap-Up Session

Thursday, September 13 @ 12pm

CUB Ballroom

  n/a


GRAB Facilitators

Kayaking

Friday, September 14 @ 4pm

GRAB OFFICE: Plank Basement

  8


Professor John Commito

Jumping into Research at Gettysburg College

Monday, September 17 @ 12pm

Science Center 158

  30


CHEERS

Condoms, Cucumbers and Conversations

Thursday, September 20 @ 7pm

Health Center

  20


Center for Career Development

Internship Showcase

Tuesday, September 25 @ 11:30am

CUB Ballroom

  n/a


CHEERS

Measure Your Pleasure

Wednesday, September 26 @ 7pm

Health Center

  10


Shannon Egan

Schmucker Art Gallery

Art Gallery Tour

Thursday, September 27 @ 12pm

Schmucker

  15


Sarah Principato

Environmental Studies

Stop Cramming and Sleep Before Exams

Wednesday, October 3

@ 12:20pm

Science  Center 161

  n/a


Center for Career Development

Choosing a Major

Wednesday, October 3

@ 6:30pm

  CUB 260

  n/a


Garthwait Leadership

Center

Leadership in your First Year

Thursday, October 4

@ 6pm

Breidenbaugh 311

  20

Sibel-Sayili-Hurley

German Studies

German Colloquium Wednesday, October 10 @ 4pm Weidensall 110   50

Ann Sasala & Natalie Wismer

ALLies

Sporks, Forks and Spoons: Sexuality and Gender

Wednesday, October 10 @ 8pm

ALLies House

  30


Kerri Odess-Harnish and Janelle Wertzberger

Unrequired Reading: The Lighter Side of Musselman Library

Thursday, October 11

@ 4pm

Musselman

Library

  20


GRAB Den Staff

Climbing

Thursday, October 11

@ 7pm

The Jaeger Center



Shirley Armstrong

Silence of our Friends

Monday, October 15

@ 12:15pm

Health Center


Career Development Staff

Writing a Cover Letter

Tuesday, October 16

@ 6:30pm

  CUB 260

  n/a


CHEERS

Measure Your Pleasure

Tuesday, October 16

@ 7pm

Health Center

  10


Kerri Odess-Harnish and Janelle Wertzberger

Unrequired Reading: The Lighter Side of Musselman Library

Wednesday, October 17

@ 4pm

Musselman Library

  20


Dr. Allen Guelzo

CWES

Coming of War

Wednesday, October 17

@ 7pm

 Kline Theater

  n/a


Joe Gurreri

Greek Organizations

Greek Life Info Session

Thursday, October 18

@ 8pm

Briedenbaugh 201, Joseph Theater

  n/a


CHEERS

From Distress to De-stress

Monday, October 22

@ 7pm

Health Center

  10


GRAB Den Staff

Climbing

Tuesday, October 23

@ 4pm

The Jaeger Center

  10


Hannah Frantz

Center for Public Service

A Social Justice Discussion

Tuesday, October 23

@ 7pm

Center for Public Service Office

  15


Lulu Morin and Timna Gonzalez

Healthy Relationships

Wednesday, October 24

@ 12:00pm

Women's Center

  20


CHEERS

From Distress to De-stress

Monday, October 29

@ 5pm

Health Center

  10


Laurel Cohen-Pfister

German Studies

German Colloquium

Wednesday, October 31

@ 4pm

Weidensall 110

  50


Ann Sasala & Natalie Wismer

ALLies

Sporks, Forks and Spoons: Sexuality and Gender

Monday,

November 5

@ 6pm

ALLies House

  30


GRAB Den Staff

Climbing

Monday,

November 5

@ 7pm

The Jaeger Center

  10


Shirley Armstrong

Silence of our Friends

Tuesday,

November 6

@ 12:15pm

Health Center

  12


Garthwait Leadership

Center

Leadership in your First Year

Tuesday,

November 6

@ 7pm

Breidenbaugh 311

  20


Eisenhower Institute

Public Policy, Leadership and Career Building

Wednesday,

November 7

@ 7pm

Eisenhower Institute

  20


Class of 2016 - Orientation

Abdur Rehman '13

"The professors administering the elective sessions are generally passionate about their subjects and encourage students to become "Gettysburg Great". Last year, I was in charge of the FYE Session about Public Policy, a new major offered at Gettysburg. Prof. Mott is a great story teller and gave an interesting perspective on how the major was designed and introduced in the curriculum."