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College couple creates fund for art and photography

As husband and wife, history professor Michael J. Birkner ’72 P’10 and library director Robin Wagner P’10 share much of their personal and professional lives. As employees of Gettysburg, they contribute a great deal to the College; as donors, they have created an endowment to share... Learn More


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The Lucky 13 of ’13: Top moments from the past year

2013 was yet another interesting, exciting, and successful year for Gettysburg College and our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.

A new annual event to add to the list of well-loved campus traditions. Recognition as a top college for service. A faculty research breakthrough. More...

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Music or biology? Gettysburg's Jimmy Nguyen '15 chose both; Watch video

Gettysburg College junior Jimmy Nguyen loved music, but didn't know if he could balance pursuing his passion while also working to earn a biology degree. After interacting with the Sunderman Conservatory of Music's Learn More


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Captivated by Curation

When Emily Francisco ’14 stepped onto Gettysburg College’s campus, she was immediately overcome by the energy and sense of community she experienced.  It was Get Acquainted Day in April 2010, and she got her “dot.”

Francisco...

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Majestic Theater tops digital cinema campaign goal

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater is proud to announce its “Save Our Downtown Movies” campaign has raised $161,703, exceeding its $150,000 goal to convert two cinemas to digital projection. The U.S. movie industry is abandoning 35-millimeter film production after more than 100...

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Sunderman Conservatory sees double with release of two CDs

Gettysburg College Prof. Russell McCutcheon has produced and directed a CD recording that introduces new musical works to the world’s recorded repertoire for chamber wind ensembles.

Cochran Chamber Winds Commissioning ...

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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 &ldquo...

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Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory offers students a medley of opportunities

Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory offers students a medley of opportunities to harmonize their musical studies with other aspects of the liberal arts curriculum.

“I thought I would only be a biology major, but I was drawn in by the amazing professors and many musical activities...

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Theatre department founder Prof. Emile Schmidt passes away at 85

Prof. Emeritus Emile O. Schmidt, founder of Gettysburg College’s Department of Theatre Arts, died surrounded by family Aug. 1, 2012, three days after celebrating his 85th birthday.

A memorial celebration is planned on campus Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Kline Theatre, Brua Hall.

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Art history alum advances career at renowned NYC museum

What’s it like to be surrounded by priceless pieces of modern and contemporary art on a daily basis?

Ask Claire Charlesworth ’07, who works at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in midtown Manhattan, New York City.

A Development Associate in the Membership Marketing Department...

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New endowment supports family programming at Majestic Theater

Trumpet practice sounded from offstage as Jean LeGros '73 and Jeffrey Gabel met at the Majestic Theater to talk about their joint gift in support of family programming.

“Never a dull moment here,” LeGros observed.

“That’s why we built it!” Gabel replied,...

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Majestic Theater highlighted in AP report on digital threat to historic movie houses

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater is the centerpiece of an Associated Press video report on how next year’s industry-wide switch from film to digital projection threatens historic movie houses across the nation.

Replacing traditional film projectors is “financially daunting...

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Celebrate art, culture, and cuisine at the Gettysburg Festival June 8-17

Immerse yourself in American arts, culture, and cuisine at the Gettysburg Festival June 8-17.

Now in its fifth year, the ten-day celebration features dozens of free and ticketed music, art, film, food, and theater events in a variety of locations around town.

A few examples of what's...

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Paradoxes, puzzles, and puns abound in Arcadia April 19-23

Under the direction of Prof. Susan Russell, Gettysburg College's Department of Theatre Arts presents The Owl and Nightingale Players in Sir Tom Stoppard’s "Arcadia” April 19-23.

“Arcadia” is set in an English country house in both 1809 and present day. The activities...

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Lionel Hong '12 gained a world of experience at Gettysburg College

From an oil-trading summer internship in Denmark to singing in West Side Story to running track, Lionel Hong ’12 has amassed a world of experience during his four years at Gettysburg College.

Hong, who is about to complete a rigorous degree in economics, humbly gives the credit...

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Conflict and resolution theme of new work by Gettysburg conservatory prof

The world premiere of Uzu and Muzu from Kakaruzu, a new piece by internationally-acclaimed composer Avner Dorman, was presented by the Stockton (CA) Symphony on March 8. Dorman is professor of theory and composition at Gettysburg College’s Sunderman...

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Romeo & Juliet coming to Gettysburg College March 1-5

Under the direction of Prof. Chris Kauffman ’92, Gettysburg College's Department of Theatre Arts will present a fresh and vibrant production of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy "Romeo and Juliet.”

“Creating a cold steel environment with harsh angles, and exposing...

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Blues 'genius' to perform at Gettysburg College March 1

Blues musician Corey Harris will perform at Gettysburg College March 1. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Junction, the concert is free and open to the public.

A powerful singer and an accomplished guitarist, Harris leads a contemporary revival of country blues with a fresh, modern hand. He performs...

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NPR’s Carl Kasell to narrate Wind Symphony concert at the Majestic Theater

A guest performance by National Public Radio's Carl Kasell will highlight March 2's concert by the Wind Symphony of Gettysburg College's Sunderman Conservatory of Music.

The 8 p.m. concert will feature Kassel in the premiere of a newly commissioned work, "There Was a Composer of Genius" by ...

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23rd Annual Winter Jazz Ensemble Concert to be held Feb. 18

The 23rd Annual Winter Jazz Concert will take place Feb. 18 at the Majestic Theater.

The Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Prof. John "Buzz" Jones, will perform a variety of big band jazz music beginning at 8 p.m.

Renowned jazz violinist and Philadelphia native John Blake...

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Alum collaborates with faculty to prepare retrospective at Schmucker Art Gallery

With nearly fifty years of experience as an artist, and thirty spent at Gettysburg College, Jim Agard, professor of art & art history is nearing retirement.

After being approached by Gettysburg College's Schmucker Art Gallery to produce a retrospective show of his work, he decided to go...

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Top Stories from 2011 -- VOTE for your favorite!

It has been a busy year for the Gettysburg College community, and we're pretty tired from hoisting the national championship trophy, traveling the world, schmoozing with the D.C. elite, and studying beauty with Chanel researchers, so we thought we'd take a few minutes to sit back, relax, and reflect...

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Gettysburg College prepares mother and son for music careers

Not only did a Gettysburg College education help Holly Krafka '78 establish Boston's well-known New World Chorale, it also provided her son Nick '11 with a solid foundation to successfully begin his music education career.

After singing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Festival...

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Schmucker Art Gallery presents fall exhibitions

From late October through early December, Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College will present three exhibitions, including one by renown artist Sam Van Aken.

More information on the exhibitions is below, and for additional information, contact Schmucker Art Gallery Director Shannon Egan...

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Gettysburg College to present “Blood Wedding” Oct. 20–24

The Gettysburg College Department of Theatre Arts will present Federico García Lorca's Blood Wedding at Kline Theatre Oct. 20 to 24.

Performances will take place Oct. 20, 21, 22 and 24 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Performances are free and open to the public, but reservations are ...

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