Reunion Weekend Schedule

May 30 - June 2, 2019

Thursday, May 30

Friday, May 31

Saturday, June 1

Sunday, June 2


Registration is OPEN.

Schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

*Events with asterisks require registration.

THURSDAY • MAY 30

8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Musselman Library Exhibits Open
Musselman Library
Visit www.gettysburg.edu/library/news/exhibits for information on exhibits.

10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Adams County Arts Council 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Schmucker Art Gallery
Schmucker Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the Adams County Arts Council for its 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Juried by Lindsey Landfried, artist, curator and director of the HUB-Robeson Galleries at Penn State University, this highly competitive exhibition features outstanding paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, sculpture, and mixed-media works from artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

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
Visit the new Bullet Hole in the College Union Building

1:00—4:30 p.m.
Special Collections & Archives Open

Special Collections, 4th Floor Musselman Library
Main Exhibit: Teaching with Asian Art: Illustrating Professor Kramer’s Textbook This full room exhibit will draw from the College’s Asian Art collection of over 2,000 pieces that began with Professor Frank Kramer using his own collection to teach the appreciation of Asian Art during the 1940s-1960s. Like the textbook that Professor Kramer wrote for his students, the exhibit is divided into the formats and media that distinguish the collection. Our Special Collections Reading Room will be filled with artworks crafted from ivory, jade, metal, porcelain, horn, and more. Visit www.gettysburg.edu/special_collections for information on exhibits.

1:00—2:30 p.m.
* AC 101: Gettysburg Revisited: Reclaiming Civility in American Public Life
Disagreement currently permeates our political system. This session blends inspiring stories of conflict and conciliation from Gettysburg with concrete suggestions for improving civility in American public life. Gettysburg Revisited  is part of a national civility tour that has traveled to twelve states, Washington, D.C., and Poland
Matthew Moen, Ph.D., President, Gettysburg Foundation

1:00—2:30 p.m.
* AC 102: 1968-1969 in Review
This session is designed to recall and review the world and domestic events during the very chaotic and polarizing 18 month period from January 1968 through June 1969. The emphasis will be on the events concerning the war in Vietnam, and how they affected virtually every aspect of American life. It is intended to provoke some insight on the current world and domestic situation, which like 1968-1969 seems so intractable.
Tom Dombrowsky, Adjunct Instructor of History

3:00—4:30 p.m.
* AC 103: Director’s Tour: Schmucker Art Gallery

Tour the Adams County Arts Council 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. This highly competitive exhibition features outstanding paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, and sculpture from artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Egan will talk about abstraction, representation, and new directions in contemporary art. Additionally, she will discuss highlights from Gettysburg College’s Fine Arts Collection and offer a preview of upcoming exhibitions in Schmucker Art Gallery.
Shannon Egan, Director, Schmucker Art Gallery

3:00—4:30 p.m.
* AC 104: My, That's Clever: The Philosophy of Humor
What is a joke? How do we judge the quality of a joke? Are there some jokes that are morally wrong to tell? Should you be embarrassed to find certain jokes funny? We take a lighthearted, yet serious look at the nature of joking.
Steve Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy

5:00—6:30 p.m.
* AC 105: Alumni Paint Night
Relax and enjoy a paint night taught by one of our very own Gettysburg students. After an explanation of basic terminology and techniques, you will be able to get hands-on experience in one of Gettysburg’s art studios. While completing your masterpiece, Eli will delve into the theory and practice behind the techniques that you will be using.
Elijah Cormier ’20, Health Sciences & Studio Art double major

5:00—6:30 p.m.
* AC 106: Structures of Memories: Why We Build and Topple Monuments
The national debate over the removal of Confederate monuments raises important philosophical questions about how communities—whether local, national, or global—remember their past. This class draws on these debates to examine how we form memories that bind us together as communities and what it means for these memories to be represented and affirmed through the monuments, memorials, and other structures of memory that we display in our public spaces.
Jennifer Gaffney, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

5:00—6:30 p.m.
* Class of 1969 Lutheran Seminary Museum Tour

111 Seminary Ridge

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1974 at Mason Dixon Distillery

331 E. Water Street
Casually meet up with classmates to kick off the weekend.

6:00—8:00 p.m.
Golf Classic Reception

For registered golfers and select sponsors of the Gettysburg College Golf Classic.

6:00—10:00 p.m.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Welcome Reception

Chapter House, 41 W. Lincoln Ave.

6:45 p.m.
* Class of 1969 Dinner

Refectory, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 148 Seminary Ridge

9:00—10:00 p.m.
* AC 107: 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 tuition or open to all for a small fee.)

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FRIDAY • MAY 31

6:30 a.m.
* Orange and Blue Golf Tournament

Hanover Country Club
Shotgun starts are at 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please visit www.gettysburgsports.com (Orange & Blue) for more information or contact OandB@gettysburg.edu or 717-337-6398.

8:00 a.m.—10:00 p.m.
Registration & Welcome Center

Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)

8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Musselman Library Exhibits Open

Musselman Library
Visit www.gettysburg.edu/library/news/exhibits for information on exhibits.

9:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Special Collections & Archives Open

Special Collections, 4th Floor Musselman Library
Main Exhibit: Teaching with Asian Art: Illustrating Professor Kramer’s Textbook This full room exhibit will draw from the College’s Asian Art collection of over 2,000 pieces that began with Professor Frank Kramer using his own collection to teach the appreciation of Asian Art during the 1940s-1960s. Like the textbook that Professor Kramer wrote for his students, the exhibit is divided into the formats and media that distinguish the collection. Our Special Collections Reading Room will be filled with artworks crafted from ivory, jade, metal, porcelain, horn, and more. Visit www. gettysburg.edu/special_collections for information on exhibits.

9:00—10:30 a.m.
* AC 208: Public Keys, Food Coloring, and Discrete Logs

How can two people that are thousands of miles apart and can only communicate in public agree on a shared secret? This sounds like an impossible problem, but it is something that you do every time you send your credit card number to Amazon. We will discuss how relatively simple mathematics can be used in order to make this a reality, as well as other topics about the past, present, and future of cryptography.
Darren Glass, Professor of Mathematics

9:00—10:30 a.m.
* AC 209: 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.
Emily Besecker, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, and Josef Brandauer, Associate Professor of Health Sciences

10:00 a.m.
Campus Walking Tour

Depart from the Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)

10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Adams County Arts Council 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Schmucker Art Gallery
Schmucker Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the Adams County Arts Council for its 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Juried by Lindsey Landfried, artist, curator and director of the HUB-Robeson Galleries at Penn State University, this highly competitive exhibition features outstanding paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, sculpture, and mixed-media works from artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
* AC 210: The History and Symbolism of Flags
This course will provide an overview of the history and design of flags through the ages and across the world, with particular emphasis on how European history and style have shaped world flag design. The compelling story of flags reflects the histories, cultures and aspirations of peoples throughout the world. Symbols are powerful and sometimes sacred things. Prominent among these symbols is the national flag, which inspires and elicits profound emotions. So, let's have fun with flags.
Jim Zarrella ’79

11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
* AC 211: Why Jazz Matters: The Legacy Of Satchmo, Duke & Miles
Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), Duke Ellington (1899-1974), and Miles Davis (19261991) are arguably three of the most important figures in 20th century American music. During our time together, we will learn about each musician’s early years, their development as creative leaders in the field of jazz, and their immense societal influence by listening to recordings, viewing vintage video clips, and class discussion.
John (Buzz) Jones, Professor of Music Emeritus

11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
* AC 212: The Science of Food and Drink

Why should you chill your cocktail glass? Does the type of ice you use affect the quality of your drink? How does sous vide work? These and more questions will be answered as you learn the science behind food, drink, and cooking. Physics Professor Kurt Andresen will introduce you to some basic physics and chemistry through some of his favorite hobbies: cooking and cocktails. Live demonstrations and only a little math will lead to greater understanding of food preparation and maybe even better cooking!
Kurt Andresen, Associate Professor of Physics

Noon—1:45 p.m.
Alumni Lunch

Atrium Dining
All alumni are welcome, especially those who are participating in Alumni College.

2:00—3:30 p.m.
* AC 213: The Class of 2020: Race, Social Class, and Political Climate
The changing demographic characteristics of college students in the U.S., with an increasing range of racial and socioeconomic backgrounds on college campuses of all types, present selective liberal arts colleges with a difficult challenge. These institutions must not only recruit students from a wider range of backgrounds, but must also increase financial aid awards to allow students from these backgrounds to enroll and, perhaps most importantly, take steps to ensure that these students feel like part of the campus community once they have arrived. Drawing on semi-structured interviews with members of the class of 2020, this class focuses on the on-campus experiences of students from a wide variety of backgrounds upon arriving on campus at a predominantly white, selective liberal arts college. 
Brent Harger, Assistant Professor of Sociology

2:00—3:30 p.m.
* AC 214: 50 Years of Collecting: From the Mundane to the Exotic

What motivates a collector? Is it the hunt? The discovery? The actual purchase? Or the end-product of a well-curated collection that spans many years? Mike Hobor and Gary Thompson, both Class of 1969 (also college roommates and history majors), will share their different approaches to collecting. Whether it is Chinese paintings, Indian miniatures, trade cards, puppets or 20th century globe banks, this session is sure to inspire the collector and the curious. The audience will be invited to examine items from their collections and handle some of the marvelous artifacts they have donated to Gettysburg College’s Special Collections.
Gary Thompson ’69 and Michael Hobor ’69

4:00 p.m.
Campus Walking Tour

Depart from the Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)

4:00—5:30 p.m.
* AC 215: Big Hill Ciderworks Tasting

Learn about the cidermaking process and try some delicious local cider. Big Hill Ciderworks was founded in 2013 by Troy Lehman and Ben Kishbaugh—two former auto technicians who quit their jobs to pursue farming and cidermaking. All of the cider from Big Hill is gluten free and never has any added flavors, sweeteners or sugars. All blending is done by using different apple varieties and fruits grown right in their orchards. Aspects of cidermaking including apple growing, pressing, fermentation, packaging and sales/distribution are all based out of their orchards in Northern Adams County.
Ben Kishbaugh and Troy Lehman, Co-Owners, Big Hill Ciderworks

4:00—5:30 p.m.
* AC 216: Music of the 60s. How Rock, Jazz, and Classical Music Defined a Decade

From The Grateful Dead to Shostakovich, the 60s was shaped by the music we heard on a daily basis. This course will explore rock, jazz, and classical music, and the influence each had on our everyday lives, and music going forward.
Mark Stickney ’95, Artistic Director, Seacoast Wind Ensemble

5:00—7:00 p.m.
Adams County Arts Council 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Schmucker Art Gallery
Awards presentation at 6:00 p.m., wine and light hors d’oeuvres provided. Admission is free and open to the public.

6:00—7:30 p.m.
Cupola Society Reception
(by invitation)

6:00—11:00 p.m.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Reception

Chapter House, 41 W. Lincoln Ave.

*Class Socials

1959
7:00–9:00 p.m.

Lyceum, Pennsylvania Hall

1964
7:00–9:00 p.m.

Chamberlin Room, Eisenhower Admissions House

1969
7:00–9:00 p.m.

Patio and Lobby, Science Center

1974
6:30–9:30 p.m.

The Attic, West Building 1979

1979
7:00–11:00 p.m.

Glatfelter Lodge

1984
7:30–10:00 p.m.

Bullet Hole Patio

1989
7:30–10:00 p.m.

Norris-Wachob Alumni House

1994
7:30–10:30 p.m.

Mamma Ventura’s Restaurant, 13 Chambersburg Street

1999
7:30–10:30 p.m

Second Floor, Majestic Theater

2004
8:00–11:00 p.m.

Garryowen Irish Pub, 126 Chambersburg Street

2009
8:00–10:00 p.m.

Glatfelter Back Patio

8:00–11:00 p.m.
Phi Delta Theta Open House
Chapter House, 109 West Lincoln Ave.

9:00–11:00 p.m.
Phi Gamma Delta DJ Party
Chapter House, 106 West Water Street
Hosted by Kevin Smith '89 and FIJI. All alumni are welcome!

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SATURDAY • June 1

8:00 a.m.—7:30 p.m.
Registration & Welcome Center

Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)

8:00 a.m.
5K Reunion Fun Run

Meet in the Jaeger Center Lobby
Enjoy a casual run or walk with fellow alumni on the Gettysburg battlefield. Maps will be provided.

8:00 a.m.
Jammin Joe’s Cycle Class

Fitness Room, Jaeger Center
Join Alumni Director Joe Lynch ’85 for an energizing spin class with fellow alumni and friends.

8:00 a.m. Pick-up
Basketball Game

Plank Gym
All classes are invited to play! Hosted by the Class of 1974.

8:00—10:30 a.m. 
Pool Open

Pool, Jaeger Center 

9:15 a.m. 
*Class of 1969 50th Reunion Breakfast
Grille Area, Dining Hall

9:30—10:30 a.m.
All Class Continental Breakfast

Ballroom, College Union Building (SUB)
Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast before the President’s Address and Alumni Awards Ceremony.

10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Special Collections Open House

Special Collections, 4th Floor Musselman Library
Main Exhibit: Teaching with Asian Art: Illustrating Professor Kramer’s Textbook
This full room exhibit will draw from the College’s Asian Art collection of over 2,000 pieces that began with Professor Frank Kramer using his own collection to teach the appreciation of Asian Art during the 1940s-1960s. Like the textbook that Professor Kramer wrote for his students, the exhibit is divided into the formats and media that distinguish the collection. Our Special Collections Reading Room will be filled with artworks crafted from ivory, jade, metal, porcelain, horn, and more. Visit www. gettysburg.edu/special_collections for information on exhibits.

10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Musselman Library Exhibits Open

Musselman Library
Visit www.gettysburg.edu/library/news/exhibits for information on exhibits.

10:00 am.—4:00 p.m.
Adams County Arts Council 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Schmucker Art Gallery
Schmucker Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the Adams County Arts Council for its 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Juried by Lindsey Landfried, artist, curator and director of the HUB-Robeson Galleries at Penn State University, this highly competitive exhibition features outstanding paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, sculpture, and mixed-media works from artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

10:30–11:30 a.m.
President’s Address and Alumni Awards Ceremony

Ballroom, College Union Building (SUB)
Join all alumni and guests for remarks from President Riggs ’77, an update from the Alumni Association, alumni awards, class reunion gift presentations, and awards for classes with best attendance, gift percentage, and gift totals.

11:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Alpha Chi Rho Open House

227 Carlisle Street

11:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Phi Kappa Psi Open House

102 W. Water Street (aka Weiser Hall)

11:45 a.m.—2:00 p.m. 
Class Reunion Photos Steps of Pennsylvania Hall
 
RAIN: Bream Gym
These are approximate times. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

11:45 a.m. Class of ’69
12:00 p.m. Class of ’04
12:15 p.m. Class of ’09
12:45 p.m. Class of ’94
1:00 p.m. Class of ’79
1:15 p.m. Class of ’84
1:30 p.m. Class of ’74
1:45 p.m. Class of ’89
2:00 p.m. Class of ’99
*Classes of ’49, ’54, ’59, and ’64 taken at Heritage Society Luncheon

Noon—1:30 p.m. 
Chi Omega Sorority Room Open
30 North Washington Street, 3rd floor, #301
Please note that the building does not have an elevator and the room is not handicap accessible. Directions: From Pennsylvania Hall go right onto North Washington Street. Cross over the railroad tracks and the building is on the right hand side of the street, across from the 7-Eleven store. Walk into the courtyard and the building is on the left. Use the main entrance door.

Noon
*Theta Chi Picnic
339 Carlisle Street

Noon
*Heritage Society Luncheon (Classes prior to 1969)

Atrium Dining
Join fellow alumni for the Heritage Society Luncheon, which will include photos for this year’s reunion classes!

Noon—2:30 p.m.
*Alumni Picnic

New Bullet Hole and Patio, College Union Building
Have lunch in the College’s beautiful new space and catch up with classmates.

Noon—4:30 p.m.
Phi Sigma Kappa Pig Roast

343 Carlisle Street
All alumni, friends, and family welcome!

12:15—2:30 p.m. 
*Class of 2004 Picnic Lunch
Penn Hall North Lawn

12:15—2:30 p.m.
*Class of 2009 Picnic Lunch

Penn Hall North Lawn
Immediately following class picture.

1:00—4:00 p.m.
Sigma Chi Alumni Cookout

Chapter House, 240 Carlisle Street

1:00—5:00 p.m.
Phi Delta Theta BBQ

Chapter House, 240 Carlisle Street

1:30 p.m. 
Class of 1984 Campus Tour 
Meet at Penn Hall Steps 
Immediately following the class photo.

1:30—2:30 p.m.
Remembrance Ceremony to Honor Vietnam Veterans

Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall
A reception will follow.

2:00—3:30 p.m.
The History of Stand-up Comedy: America’s Reflection in the Fun House Mirror

Location to be announced
A funny and insightful multi-media presentation about the roots and flowering of an original American art form. The stories of lost legends, martyred iconoclasts and familiar stars show how the simple act of one joker taking on a crowd became a cultural phenomenon, and big box office draw. Presented by Ritchie Shydner ’74, writer and comedian.

2:00—4:00 p.m.
Lambda Chi Alpha Open House
Chapter House, 113 W. Broadway

3:00—5:00 p.m.
Gettysburg College Alumni Unplugged and Open-mic

Lawn of the Norris-Wachob Alumni House
Special performance by Ray Owen ’74.

3:00—4:00 p.m.
Phi Kappa Psi Alumni Corporation Meeting

Miller Hall
Jacket and tie not required.

3:00—4:00 p.m.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Meeting

Chapter House, 41 W. Lincoln Ave.

3:00—5:00 p.m.
Alpha Tau Omega Reception

Chapter House, 104 West Water Street
Please feel free to contact George Marguglio at georgemarguglio@comcast.net if you have any questions.

3:00—5:00 p.m.
Phi Gamma Delta Alumni Open House

Chapter House, 106 W. Water Street

3:30—4:30 p.m.
Gettysburg College Civil War Tour

Meet in front of Eisenhower House, Admissions
Join John Rudy ’07 on a walking tour of the campus that reveals the College’s Civil War history. This tour was developed by John, a history major and Civil War Era Studies minor, as an independent project when he was a Gettysburg College student.

3:30—4:30 p.m.
Stephen Warner ’68 as a Typical/Atypical Representative of the Draftees During the Vietnam War
Room 18, Musselman Library
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. Presented by Arthur Amchan, Attorney and Administrative Law Judge. Arthur is also the author of Killed in Action: The Life and Times of SP4 Stephen H. Warner, Draftee, Journalist and Anti-War Activist.

4:00—6:00 p.m.
Class of 2004 Reception

Chamberlin Room, Eisenhower Admissions House

4:00—8:00 p.m.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Cookout

Chapter House, 41 W. Lincoln Ave.

5:00—7:00 p.m.
* Alumni All-Class Reception

Ballroom, College Union Building (SUB)
Catch up with classmates over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres! Ticket required. Included with class dinner packages.

* Class Reunion Dinners (1954–1999)
(registration required)
Specific times and locations to be announced.

8:00—11:00 p.m. S
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Reception

Chapter House, 41 W. Lincoln Ave.

9:30 p.m.
Fireworks Celebration

Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

9:45—11:45 p.m.
All-Class Party

The Junction, College Union Building (SUB)
Rocking DJ party for all classes!

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SUNDAY • June 2

8:00—11:00 a.m.
Dorm Check-Out

Lobby, College Union Building (SUB)

9:00—10:00 a.m.
Reunion Committee Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Lobby and Patio, Science Center
(by invitation)

10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Adams County Arts Council 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Schmucker Art Gallery
Schmucker Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the Adams County Arts Council for its 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Juried by Lindsey Landfried, artist, curator and director of the HUB-Robeson Galleries at Penn State University, this highly competitive exhibition features outstanding paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, sculpture, and mixed-media works from artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Musselman Library Exhibits Open

Musselman Library
Visit www.gettysburg.edu/library/news/exhibits for information on exhibits.

10:15 a.m.
Chapel Service

Christ Chapel
Mark Oldenburg ’74, Professor of Worship Emeritus, United Lutheran Seminary and Kristin Largen, Chaplain and Associate Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, Gettysburg College, will preside.

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