A series of panel discussions, exhibits, and open houses will highlight the scholarly, creative, and innovative works of our faculty and students.
|9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Inauguration Panels|
|10:00 a.m. – Noon||Exhibits in Musselman Library|
|10:00 a.m. – Noon||Exhibits in the Science Center|
|10:00 a.m. – Noon||Exhibits in Masters Hall|
|10:00 a.m. – Noon||Exhibits in Schmucker Hall|
|10:00 a.m. – Noon||Open Houses|
Three panel discussions will examine leadership, climate change, politics, and citizenship. These events will be livestreamed. Learn more about Inauguration Panels
Exhibits in Musselman Library
Musselman Library Exhibits At-A-Glance
Location: Apse/First Floor
The Importance of Interdisciplinary Research
This table will exhibit publications at the intersection of philosophy, religion, literature, and film. In addition, Mattelyn Wadley ’20 will discuss her participation in the David Foster Wallace Conference in June 2018. The exhibit will discuss the role of interdisciplinarity in this research, and in Wadley’s education at Gettysburg, while also addressing the larger point that interdisciplinary research is the heart of a liberal arts education; in attempting to address life’s truly daunting questions, one discipline is not enough.
• Faculty presenter: Vernon W. Cisney, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
• Student co-presenter: Mattelyn R. Wadley ’20
Engaged Learning Through Civil War History
This exhibit will showcase the public outreach of Pohanka Fellows at National Parks across the country, as well as highlight the work of Civil War Institute Fellows who have developed the digital project Killed at Gettysburg, which recounts the stories of individual soldiers who fell at Gettysburg.
• Faculty presenter: Peter Carmichael, Fluhrer Professor of Civil War History and Director of the Civil War Institute
• Student co-presenters: Cameron T. Sauers ’21, Erica Uszak ’22, Shannon R. Zeltmann ’21, Zachary A. Wesley ’20, Carson Butler ’22, Mary C. Frasier ’21, Simon M. Velez ’20
Financial Dependence Among Independent Contractors in the Gig Economy
The gig economy, where short-term contracting work is common, embodies many ongoing changes to the nature of work. For example, when you hail an Uber, is that driver “working”? Why are they driving, anyway? Prof. Alice Brawley Newlin will share a brief overview of two studies of financial dependence, or needing the money to make ends meet, as a key variable for fully understanding gig workers’ experiences, as well as highlights from her capstone course on the gig economy.
Faculty presenter: Alice Brawley Newlin, Professor of Management
Legal and Justice Policy: Seeking Social Justice through Community Based Research
Public policy students will share preliminary data and progress reports on their community-level and macro-level analysis of a variety of criminal justice and social justice issues, including results from a program evaluation of the Adams County Office of the Victim Witness (Owen Keenan ’21 and Jack Tubiello ’21); a program evaluation of an Impact of Crime Class in Camp Hill prison (Braden Megathlin ’21); a systematic review of all case law concerning Marsy’s law (Abigail Hauer ’21); a statewide assessment of victims’ rights in Veterans Courts (Haley Shultz ’21); and a national typology of treatment courts (Helen Winters ’20).
• Faculty presenter: Anne S. Douds, Professor of Public Policy
• Student co-presenters: Abigail R. Hauer ’21, Owen P. Keenan ’21, Braden S. Megathlin ’21, Haley Shultz ’21, Jack A. Tubiello ’21, Helen S. Winters ’20
East Asian Faculty Research Projects
Through their research, the faculty of the East Asian studies department has brought diversity and international knowledge to the classroom, the campus community, and beyond. This exhibit will be a platform to showcase their research and publications that focus on the literary and cultural communications between East Asia and the world.
• Eleanor J. Hogan, Literary Mentorship in Japan
• Jing Li (Chair), Retelling the Story of a Woman Warrior in the Chinese Film HUA MULAN (2009)
• Junjie Luo, The Everyday in Language Learning: Robert Morrison’s (1782-1834) Textbook for Spoken Chinese
• Yoko Nishimura, Japanese Archaeological Artifacts in the U.S. Museums: A Case Study through Funerary Lanterns of the Shogunate family in the Penn Museum
[CANCELLED] Real-Time Programming Using Model Railroads
This exhibit has been cancelled.
Real-time programming is different from the type of software that most people are familiar with in that it must respond to sensors and send data to interface with external controls within hard, defined time constraints to effect control of a physical process. Real-time programming can be seen in everything from common appliances such as washing machines to aircraft and rocket ships. This class uses a model railroad to allow students to work with the types of interfaces they would encounter in a real-time programming environment.
• Faculty presenter: Charles Kann, Professor of Computer Science
• Student co-presenters: Tyler L. Mitchell ’20, Craig Cissel ’20, Michael C. Welsh ’20
Undergraduate Digital Scholarship at Gettysburg College
Musselman Library’s Digital Scholarship Committee supports high-impact student projects that use digital tools and methods to interpret, analyze, and present humanistic research. In addition to facilitating an eight-week summer research fellowship, the committee partners with faculty members to design and oversee digital projects introduced as course assignments.
Adorno on Democratic Action: Education, Resistance and the German Student Movement
Prof. Gary Mullen and Prof. Henning Wrage will present an ongoing joint research project that explores previously untranslated material by Theodor W. Adorno addressing the question of democracy, education, and resistance. The resulting book will offer scholars access to Adorno’s thoughts on how critical theory can have a transformative influence on concrete institutions and practices. Using the crucial example of the West German student movement, the book will offer a critical assessment of the successes and failures of Adorno’s theory as a model for democratic political practice.
The Great War and the Digital Humanities
The First World War Letters of H.J.C. Peirs is the College’s oldest digital history project. For the past five years, the site has grown from an online archival collection to a vivid pedagogical tool for students to learn the history of the First World War. Now sponsored by the U.S. WWI Commission, this project will take students to France and Belgium this year to work on digital mapping and online battlefield tours, further pushing the envelope of digital pedagogy. This exhibit shows the evolution of the project and its plans for the future.
• Faculty presenters: Ian Isherwood ’00, Professor of War and Memory Studies, R.C. Miessler, Systems Librarian, and Amy Lucadamo ’00, College Archivist
• Student co-presenters: Elizabeth C. Hobbs ’21, Claire E. Bickers ’20
Science Center Exhibits At-A-Glance
Artificial Intelligence and the Birds of a Feather Solitaire Card Game
Birds of a Feather is an original solitaire card game of perfect information. In this interactive exhibit, people will learn how to play Birds of a Feather and learn how students have applied Artificial Intelligence techniques to both efficiently solve and generate challenging Birds of a Feather puzzles.
• Faculty presenter: Todd W. Neller P’23, Professor of Computer Science
• Student co-presenters: Connor J. Berson ’21, Jivan Kharel ’21, Ryan C. Smolik ’20
Measures of Fairness: Mathematics and Voting
Voting, elections, gerrymandering, and related topics frequently appear in news items and are often the subject of heated debate. How can mathematics help us identify, measure, and analyze various fairness criteria? Students in the First-Year Seminar “The Mathematics of Voting” explore these ideas; this exhibit presents some surprising outcomes, along with ways to address these issues.
• Faculty presenter: Beth Campbell Hetrick, Associate Professor of Mathematics
• Student co-presenters: Matthew Granito ’22, Jacobus B. Hoetmer ’22
Deciphering the Neurobiology of Play Through the Study of Gene X Environment Interactions
Funded largely by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, this lab has been engaged in a project entitled “Early experiences, oxytocin, and dysfunctional play of the F344 rat.” This poster will provide an overview of the findings from this research.
Faculty presenter: Stephen Siviy, John McCrea and Marion Ball Dickson Professor of Psychology
3D Virtual Reality Model of a 17th-Century Spanish Theater, Madrid’s El Corral del Príncipe
Debuted in 1583, El Corral del Príncipe was the cultural and artistic center for all social levels of Madrid’s burgeoning population during the early modern period. This courtyard theater no longer exists. The model represents the argument concerning the spatial design and function of the historic space. During this exhibit, the current 3D model of El Corral del Príncipe with a virtual tour of the playhouse will be demonstrated.
• Faculty presenter: Christopher C. Oechler, Professor of Spanish
• Student co-presenters: Minh D. Nguyen ’21, Thomas H. Mendola, Jr. ’20
The Psychology of Odor and Flavor
This interactive exhibit will demonstrate research being conducted with students in the psychology department’s Odor and Flavor Lab. Attendees will be able to participate in research simulations that examine psychological phenomena in taste and smell perception and will learn about recent studies of factors that influence children’s food preferences.
• Faculty presenters: Daniel McCall, Chair and Professor of Psychology, and Nathalie Goubet, Professor of Psychology
• Student co-presenters: Tyler F. Keohan ’20, Madeleine L. Quinn ’20, Janmarie Acosta ’21
Location: Science Center, Room 153
Enhanced Student Learning of the Human Body Through Digital Dissections
Thanks to generous donations by Gettysburg College alumni, Gail E. Seygal ’67, and Dr. Raymond C. ’63, P’94 and Elizabeth L. Truex P’94, this exhibit will showcase digital dissections of the human body. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the Anatomage Tables firsthand, learn the basic operating functions, and attempt their very own dissections. Guests will be invited to ask questions throughout the demonstration and interact with the digital cadavers as much as desired.
• Faculty presenters: Emily M. Besecker, Professor of Health Sciences, and Josef Brandauer, Professor of Health Sciences
• Student co-presenters: Elizabeth Walker ’20, Katharine B. Taylor ’20, and Kyra G. Buettner ’21
Location: Room 242
Molecular Architecture and Sustainable Catalysis: Chemical Synthesis at Gettysburg College
Synthetic chemistry allows us to manipulate matter and build new molecules for a wide variety of applications including pharmaceuticals, plastics, and battery components. This exhibit will show the creation of new molecular architectures and the development of sustainable tools for synthetic chemists. Tools such as flasks and pieces of equipment will be on display. Experiments will also be performed in real time.
• Faculty presenters: Timothy Funk ’00, Chair and Professor of Chemistry, and Donald Jameson P’12, P’15, P’17, G. Bowers and Louise Hook Mansdorfer Professor of Chemistry
• Student co-presenters: Melanie C. Hempel ’20
Location: Chemistry Labs (Rooms 172B, 354, 356, 359)
Fats and Particles and Proteins, Oh My!
Experience the equipment and instruments faculty and student researchers in the fields of biology and chemistry use to understand our systems, or even get your hands dirty by participating in an experiment with students.
• Faculty presenters: Shelli Frey, Professor of Chemistry and Chair Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kate Buettner, Professor of Chemistry, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Luke Thompson, Professor of Chemistry
• Student co-presenters: Paige E. Ashey ’21, Claire F. Benstead ’20, Shelby T. Nicolau ’20, Alexander Paredes ’20, Olivia M. Peduzzi ’20, Heyang (Peter) Zhang ’21
Location: Science Center Patio
Could Cooking Dinner Harm Your Health? A Global Perspective on Household Air Pollution
More than 3 billion people worldwide rely on solid biomass fuels for heating and cooking (wood, charcoal, dung). The resulting household air pollution is responsible for 1.6 million deaths annually. Cleaner burning cookstoves have the potential to burn cleaner and faster, while reducing the harmful health effects of biomass. This exhibit will explain household air pollution and health, display a cleaner burning cookstove and exposure monitoring equipment, and summarize research in Ethiopia and Honduras.
Faculty presenter: Megan Benka-Coker ’09, Professor of Health Sciences
Animals & Society (A&S) Studies at Gettysburg College: A Snapshot
This exhibit invites you to learn more about the study of Animals & Society (A&S) at Gettysburg College. This interactive poster exhibit will showcase research and teaching activities undertaken by members of the A&S Working Group, supported by the Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning, with a focus on the work this group is undertaking with students both in and out of the classroom setting. If we’re lucky, a special furry guest will join us to demonstrate the benefits of working with therapy dogs!
Environmental Studies: Birds, Films, Wildfires, Campus Sustainability, and More!
This exhibit showcases experiential learning opportunities in the environmental studies department. Learn how students monitor bird conservation with drones, analyze climate change communication films, map wildfires with remote sensing tools, study glaciers, interact with wolves, and design a sustainability plan.
• Faculty presenters: Andrew Wilson, Professor and Thompson Endowed Chair of Environmental Studies, Rud Platt, Professor of Environmental Studies, and Natasha Gownaris ’09, Professor of Environmental Studies
• Student co-presenters: Ilana B. Sobel ’20, Lauren B. Sherman ’21, Mackenzie E. Smith ’20, Precious S. Ozoh ’20, Marisa A. Immordino ’20, Kylie R. Mandeville ’21
Exhibits in Masters Hall
Location: Room 115 (Hatter Planetarium)
Gazing Up at Science
Witness the exciting research that is happening in the physics department while experiencing the College’s new digital planetarium. Multiple videos of the diverse research that happens in the physics department, from tracking fish schooling to particle physics, astronomy and many things in between, will be displayed inside the planetarium dome. Faculty and student researchers will be there to explain the research they do in faculty labs and how physics is trying to answer fundamental questions about life in our universe.
• Faculty presenters: Kurt Andresen, Professor of Physics, and Bret E. Crawford, Ronald J. Smith Professor of Applied Physics and Chair of Physics
• Student co-presenters: Diana S. Pacheco-Garcia ’22, Jose E. Negron ’20, Craig Cissel ’20
Exhibits in Schmucker Hall
Schmucker Hall Exhibits At-A-Glance
|Art Gallery|| • Students as Curators: Active Learning and Engaged Research Practices in Art History and the Schmucker Art Gallery (10:00–11:00 a.m.)
• Getting There: Activist Art and Issues of Immigration (11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
|Room 222 (Paul Recital Hall)||Art Songs by Women Composers from the Classic Era|
|Lobby||The Global Community – Visual Research|
Location: Art Gallery
Students as Curators: Active Learning and Engaged Research Practices in Art History and the Schmucker Art Gallery
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Hear how students become curators as part of the art history major. Student curators will lead visitors through the current exhibition “Artful Nature and the Legacy of Maria Sibylla Merian,” and faculty will share how students engage in active learning, rigorous research, and hands-on practices in the Schmucker Art Gallery.
Getting There: Activist Art and Issues of Immigration
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
A panel discussion will be held in conjunction with the exhibition in Schmucker Art Gallery, titled “Getting There,” which features work by two contemporary artists, Susanne Slavick and Andrew Ellis Johnson, who are deeply concerned about the status of migrants and asylum-seekers. Professors from various disciplines, along with Gallery Director Shannon Egan, will present their personal and academic perspectives on divisive policies and real tragedies, emotional responses directed toward immigrants and nations, and the efficacy of the arts in political activism and social justice.
• Veronica Calvillo, Professor of Spanish and Chair of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies
• Shannon Egan, Director, Schmucker Art Gallery
• Aisha Mershani, Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
• Kaoru Miyazawa, Professor of Education
• Marta Robertson, Professor of Music
• Hakim Williams, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies; and Director of Peace & Justice Studies
Location: Room 222, Paul Recital Hall
Art Songs by Women Composers from the Classic Era
Prof. Hochmiller and Prof. Swigger will perform a lecture recital of selections from their upcoming recording featuring art songs written by female composers of the late classical and early romantic time periods (1770-1820). The piano used will be Gettysburg College’s fortepiano, offering insight into the original sound of these works. This is a rare chance to explore these beautiful, rarely performed songs.
The Global Community – Visual Research
Over the summer, Prof. Stiegemeier traveled along the southern coast of Europe, along the Mediterranean, and into Greece. He took a great deal of photographs and made small paintings along the way. Stiegemeier looks at this research as an investigation of human behavior in relationship to the movement of bodies through imaginary “boundary” spaces. In addition, the work looks at both the activity of tourists and hints at the reality of the immigration crisis.
Faculty presenter: Austin Stiegemeier, Professor of Painting, Art and Art History
Open Houses At-A-Glance
Location: College Union Building (CUB)
Center for Career Engagement
Location: College Union Building, Room 204
The Center for Career Engagement (CCE) supports students and alumni as they engage in and reflect on their career and college experience while cultivating their connection to the global Gettysburg Network. The CCE fosters relationships with campus community partners and guides students to robust opportunities that help them capitalize on their liberal arts education. Staff will be available to discuss how they empower students with the crucial tools, resources, and experiences to succeed in developing and achieving their goals. Students also will be present to discuss how they benefited from working with the CCE and took part in experiential opportunities.
Garthwait Leadership Center
Location: College Union Building, Room 202
The Garthwait Leadership Center (GLC) and Experiential Education will host two exhibits for the Presidential Inauguration. One exhibit will be hosted in CUB 202 to showcase student and alumni stories of transformational leadership in action. Guests will have the opportunity to converse and engage with students and alumni about their leadership experiences at Gettysburg and beyond, while learning key insights about the GLC’s approach to leadership development. Another exhibit will be hosted at Gettysburg College’s Challenge Course (near the Painted Turtle Farm) during which guests will have the opportunity to observe student leaders facilitate a group development experience.
Office of Student Activities and Greek Life
Location: College Union Building, Room 210
Meet student leaders from Student Senate, Greek Life, Campus Activities Board, and representatives from some of the many student organizations on campus to learn more about student engagement opportunities, tradition events, and the many co-curricular offerings available to students at Gettysburg College.
Center for Global Education
Location: College Union Building, Room 240
Serbia? Tanzania? China? Meet Center for Global Education (CGE) staff and returned study abroad students from various locations to find out about CGE’s commitment to making a Gettysburg education a global education. Learn how more than 100 global study programs, pre-departure preparation, and returned student opportunities give Gettysburg students the access to study critical global issues, the intercultural communication tools to address them, and the skills that enable them to be successful in our increasingly interconnected world.
Location: West Campus
Innovation and Creativity Lab
Location: West Building Innovation Lab
Guests visiting the Innovation and Creativity Laboratory will experience how to use state-of-the-art technology to create what their minds imagine. They can witness a laser cut wood or a 3D object being created from a roll of plastic, and can step into virtual worlds using the College’s new HTC Virtual Reality Systems. There will also be examples of student work created in the lab.
Center for Public Service’s Painted Turtle Farm
Location: Painted Turtle Farm (near West Building and Observatory)
The Center for Public Service (CPS) will showcase its Integrative Model for Action to help guests better understand its programs and the ways CPS partners with the community to work for social change. The showcase will take place at the Painted Turtle Farm to allow guests to see some of this work firsthand. Four interactive displays will detail the ways CPS partners with the community in the work for food justice, poverty eradication, immigrant rights, and educational equity.
Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreations, and Fitness
Location: Jaeger Center
Student staff will provide tours of the Jaeger Center. Learn about Gettysburg College’s recreation, fitness, and wellness programming.
International Student Services
Location: 239 North Washington Street
Visit the International Student Services office to meet international students and get a sense of their experiences at Gettysburg College while enjoying snacks from around the world. Participants will learn about the support this office provides, including academic support, advising and mentoring, and campus programming.
Office of Multicultural Engagement
Location: 102 West Water Street
The Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) promotes an inclusive campus culture, one where students are encouraged to engage through participation in initiatives and programs that stress the value of diversity at Gettysburg College. Through campus programming, student engagement, and cultural immersion, OME seeks to create distinctive opportunities for healthy discourse, allowing students to feel empowered and share aspects of their own diversity, which benefits their cultural competency. Initiatives offered by OME include one-on-one mentorship for first-year students of color and first-generation students; co-curricular programming with faculty to enhance critical study, thought, and reflection around issues of race, ethnicity, socio-economics, and social justice; and supporting historically underrepresented student groups.
Special Collections at Musselman Library
Location: Musselman Library, Fourth Floor
Special Collections and College Archives connects students, faculty, alumni, and the public with primary sources. Our collections include rare books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, sound recording and other unique learning objects. In addition to our College History publications, visitors for the Inauguration will also have the opportunity to view two exhibits in our Special Collections Reading Room:
Teaching with Asian Art: Illustrating Professor Kramer’s Textbook
Professor Frank Kramer, Class of 1914, taught a popular Fine Arts elective designed to teach students how to examine jade, ivory, embroidered textiles, lacquer, and porcelain with the eye of a collector. Kramer allowed students to handle and analyze pieces from his extensive personal collection. In 1958 Kramer finished writing a textbook customized for the class. Many of the pieces displayed in this exhibit were discussed in the text and are remembered by students who took the class.
Point of Honor: West Point Class of June 1861
The exhibit features stories, photographs, and artifacts from the classmates who graduated from the United States Military Academy in June of 1861 and went on to fight on both sides of the Civil War. Curated by Julia Wall, Class of 2019, the cases highlights the experiences of these West Point cadets especially those who were reunited on the Gettysburg battlefield. Items from Special Collections are displayed as well as pieces from the private collections of Angelo Scarlato and Buck Zaidel.