Reunion Weekend Schedule Thursday

Postponed until further notice

Reunion Weekend Schedule
Thursday, May 28

*Registration required

TimeEventLocation
8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Musselman Library Exhibits Open Musselman Library
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Adams County Arts Council 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
The Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the Adams County Arts Council for its 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Juried by Dr. William Crow, Director of the Lehigh University Art Galleries and Professor of Practice, Dept. of Art, Architecture, and Design, this highly competitive exhibition features outstanding paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, sculpture, and mixed-media works from artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Schmucker Art Gallery
11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Center Lobby, College Union Building/SUB
11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Lunch on your Own Bullet Hole in the Janet Morgan Riggs Student Center
1:00—4:30 p.m. Special Collections & Archives Open

Special Collections, 4th Floor Musselman Library
1:00—2:30 p.m. *AC: Adams County Arts Council Juried Exhibition Tour
Sydney will lead a tour through the Adams County Arts Council 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.  Juried by Dr. William Crow, Director and Professor of Practice, Lehigh University Art Galleries, this highly competitive exhibition features outstanding paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, sculpture, and mixed-media works from artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  Sydney talk about ways of looking at and understanding contemporary art, as well as various programming and opportunities for engaged student learning at Schmucker Art Gallery.
Sydney Gush ’17, Art Gallery Preparator
Schmucker Art Gallery
1:00—2:30 p.m. *AC: A tour of the Human Body: How Digital Dissections Have Enhanced our View
A common late-night activity among aspiring medical students in the 19th century was “grave robbing” or “body snatching”. This was the secret removal of corpses from burial sites for the purpose of learning human anatomy through dissection. While the human body still serves as a tremendous textbook, our means of accessing bodies have drastically evolved. In this class you’ll learn how to dissect a human body through using just the tips of your fingers. Hint: It involves the College’s new Anatomage Tables.
Josef Brandauer, Associate professor of Health Sciences
Emily Besecker, Assistant professor of Health Sciences
Room 153, Science Center
3:00—4:30 p.m. *AC: Stephen Warner ’68 as a Typical/Atypical Representative of the Draftees during the Vietnam War
The experiences of Stephen H. Warner, Gettysburg College Class of 1968, in the Vietnam War are in some ways representative of the quandary faced by many young men in the later years of the war. Those of us who shared those experiences were faced with difficult decisions as to what to do about the prospect of being drafted to serve in a war to which we were either opposed or were convinced was no longer winnable, or both. Steve was not representative, however, in the way he ultimately chose to resolve his dilemma. After vowing not to serve in Vietnam, he did so and voluntarily risked his life to make his time in there meaningful. As an Army Public Informational Specialist, Steve tried to emulate Ernie Pyle of World War II fame by writing profiles and stories about the common enlisted soldier. He was killed in Vietnam on February 14, 1971, while accompanying American combat engineers who were building a road to support the South Vietnamese invasion of Laos. We will revisit some of the lingering issues surrounding the war and the draft, as well as reviewing Steve's experience.
Arthur Amchan, Attorney and Administrative Law Judge. Arthur is the author of Killed in Action: The Life and Times of SP4 Stephen H. Warner, Draftee, Journalist and Anti-War Activist.
Room 200, Science Center
3:00—4:30 p.m. *AC: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Deconstruction of the Sexes
Join us for an exciting discussion of Mary Shelley's masterpiece, Frankenstein, through the lenses of the novel's commentary on the feminine. In particular, Shelley traces a motif, common to the thinking of the scientific revolution that associates the natural world with notions of femininity. Frankenstein, then, explores the implications of the effort to dominate nature (by forcibly creating life from death, thereby overcoming death itself), through its marginalization and exclusion of the feminine, (whereby Victor attempts to give 'birth' to life while bypassing biological human reproduction).
Vern Cisney, Assistant professor of Interdisciplinary studies
Room 300, Science Center
5:00—6:30 p.m. *AC: Puppies! A Study of Dogs in Literature and Film
This course examines the long tradition of dogs in literature and film from Greek antiquity through Wes Anderson. Using these works to guide our inquiry, we will explore the profound human connection to our canine companions. Class discussions will revolve around the following questions: Why are the stories of dogs and humans so intertwined? What can dogs teach us about ourselves? And what is it like to see the world through the eyes of a dog? Beyond the thematic focus of this course, we will also develop strategies for thinking, speaking and writing critically about diverse media, ranging from popular films to epic poetry.
Tres Lambert, Assistant Professor of German
Room 200, Science Center
5:00—6:30 p.m. * AC: Leadership Lessons from Women of the Eisenhower Era
Applying principles from modern scholarship on transformational leadership, this presentation invites re-examination of women’s roles across five domains in the 1950s. The case studies of women in politics, the workforce, social justice causes, the arts, and the sciences demonstrate how women from all walks of life were pioneering progress outside of conventional, temporal understandings of power in mid-20th century society. Lessons for modern movements will be explored.
Anne Douds, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Eisenhower Institute’s Women in Leadership Program Lead
Room 300, Science Center
5:30—6:30 p.m.

*Class of 1970 Tour of the Majestic Theater
Tour led by Jeffrey Gabel, Founding Executive Director

25 Carlisle St.
6:00—8:00 p.m. Golf Classic Reception
For registered golfers and select sponsors of the Gettysburg College Golf Classic.
Atrium Dining
6:00—10:00 p.m. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Welcome Reception Chapter House, 41 W. Lincoln Ave.
6:30—7:30 p.m. *Class of 1970 Reception 2nd Floor, Majestic Theater
7:00—8:30 p.m. *Class of 1965 Dinner Old Specialty, Dining Center
9:00—10:00 p.m. *AC: Gettysburg Campus Ghost Tour!
Presented by Ghosts of Gettysburg. Stroll over temporary grave sites, which seem to release their former contents at will. See where the lost soul “The Blue Boy” hovers outside a dormitory window three stories up! Walk to the building where two employees descended in an elevator into a Civil War Hospital 130 years after the war was over. (Tour is included in the cost of Alumni College or open to all for a small fee.)
Meet at Pennsylvania Hall