Gettysburg College families to gather for weekend celebration

Gettysburg College will welcome hundreds of parents, family members, and friends to campus Friday, Oct. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 28 for Family Weekend.

The celebratory weekend will feature a host of events available to both families and students, including the Jazz Ensemble and Dispatch Autumn Leaves concert, college courses for family members, and a performance by a professional a cappela group.

A sampling of events appears below. See the complete list, which includes event descriptions and athletic competitions, and the resource for additional information.

Art exhibition, “A Tale of Two Cities," Oct. 26 to 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Schmucker Art Gallery.

Special Collections exhibition, “Rediscovering the Legacy of Thaddeus Stevens,” Oct. 26, 1 to 5 p.m., 4th Floor of Musselman Library.

College courses for family members, “Looney Coons: Linguistic Minstrelsy in Children’s Animated Film,” by Prof. Jennifer Bloomquist, and “Work, Life and Family: Is Balance Possible?,” by Prof. Heather Odle-Dusseau. Sessions will be held Oct. 26, 3 to 3:50 p.m. and 5 to 5:50 p.m., Rooms 401 and 402 of Weidensall.

Fall Honors Day Ceremony, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., Christ Chapel.

Jazz Ensemble and Dispatch "Autumn Leaves" concert, Oct. 26, 8 p.m., Majestic Theater. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for Gettysburg College employees with College IDs, students, and children.

Family Weekend Welcome, Oct. 27, 10 a.m., College Union Building Ballroom. Join President Janet Morgan Riggs ’77 as she welcomes families to campus and provides a College update. Bruce Gordon will also share his experience as producer of 1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story, filmed on campus this month.

Career opportunities session, Oct. 27, 11 a.m., Room 200 of Science Center. Students will showcase their internship and externship experiences from summer 2012.

Squirm Burpee, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., Majestic Theater. Catch this one-of-a-kind theatrical extravaganza featuring various routines, from slapstick to chainsaw juggling. More information

Family Weekend Entertainment, “Overboard,” Oct. 27, 9 p.m., College Union Building Ballroom. The Campus Activities Board presents “Overboard,” a Boston-based professional male a cappella group for families and students. More information

Gettysburg College Civil War Tour, Oct. 28, 10 a.m., meet in front of Admissions. Join John Rudy ’07 on a walking tour of the campus that reveals the College’s Civil War history.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Mike Baker, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6521.

Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2012

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