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Four Straight! Men's Swimming Breezes to Centennial Conference Title

The men’s swimming team cruised to the Centennial Conference title for the fourth year in a row, winning by 204 points at the conclusion of the three-day championship event this past Sunday evening at the Kunkel... Learn More


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Cory Weissman '12 continues his journey

When you ask Cory Weissman ’12, how the stroke he suffered during his freshman year affected who he is today, his answer may surprise you.

“It was the greatest gift I was ever given,” he says. “Truly a blessing.”

Weissman was recruited to play basketball...

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Seven Gettysburg College faculty earn tenure

Seven Gettysburg College professors—with expertise on topics ranging from gender and work-life balance, to World War II-era music history, to teacher training and pedagogy—have recently been granted tenure. These promotions follow a thorough review of their individual scholarship, teaching...

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Alums search for student-entrepreneur

Bob Allen ’89 has been busy since he graduated from Gettysburg.

He helped to grow a three-guys-in-a-garage operation to a publicly traded, 1,500-people-strong company with offices around the world.

Then in 2009, in the midst of an economic downturn, he started an offshore technology...

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15 things to LOVE about Gettysburg College

This Valentine's Day, let's take a moment to reflect on all that we love about Gettysburg College!

Be sure to add your own items to our list by writing in the comment section below or sharing on Facebook.

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2014 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Recognizes Guelzo, Johnson and Spielberg

The 2014 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, which includes an award of $50,000, will go to co-winners Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College, for "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion," (Alfred A. Knopf) and Martin P. Johnson of Miami University Hamilton, for "Writing the Gettysburg Address" (University Press ...

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GLC moves into new home, adds associate director

Gettysburg College’s Garthwait Leadership Center (GLC) is growing. This winter, the GLC moved into its new home on the ground floor of Plank and added an associate director to its leadership team, Katherine McDonagh.
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Fulbrighter Emily Ruhl ’13 found her passions at Gettysburg

During the spring of her senior year, Emily Ruhl ’13 landed a job that merges all of her passions. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA), she’s able to merge her interests in teaching, environmental research and conservation, and world travel.

Ruhl’s path started...

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Soccer scholars of a similar sort

Similarities abound between Andrew Bellis ’14 and Devin Geiman ’14. They chose to come to Gettysburg because of its academic prowess and because they both wanted to play soccer at the collegiate level. Both...

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Students research origins of autism with Dr. Carolyn Salafia P'16

Through the Center for Career and Development (CCD), four students -- Elizabeth Andresen ’14, Carly Strelez ’14, Krupa Patel ’15, and Hannah Collins ’16 -- interned with Dr. Carolyn Salafia P’16, a licensed physician and...

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Students pursue career interests over winter break

For many Gettysburg College students, kicking back and relaxing during winter break was only part of their plan. The other part was preparing for their careers by taking advantage of over 250 career-related opportunities offered by the Center for Career ...

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Something to prove

“Mathematics is definitive,” said Ryan Matzke, a junior mathematics major and physics minor at Gettysburg College. “If you prove something, you don’t need to worry...

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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...

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EI Fellows shoot for the stars, immerse themselves in U.S. space policy

This year, the Eisenhower Institute’s 2013-2014 Undergraduate Fellows and the Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies, Shirley Anne Warshaw, ...

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East Meets West

The Sunderman Conservatory of Music’s Wind Symphony has embarked on its first international tour, traveling to four cities in China—Beijing, Xi'an, Suzhou, and Shanghai—as well as Singapore over 14 days, from early to...

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Prof. Jonathan David, Greg Williams ’10 unearth 2nd Century Roman military camp

When alumnus Greg Williams ’10 wanted to garner additional archaeological experience and further develop his skill set, he turned to a friend he discovered on the Gettysburg College campus, Prof. Jonathan David.

This past summer, Williams and David worked outside of Tel Megiddo, Israel...

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Shaped by studying abroad; watch video

Rebecca Croog ’14, an environmental studies and Latin American studies major, was looking for an experiential education when she applied to colleges.

“I chose Gettysburg ...

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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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Seasons Greetings from Gettysburg College

As 2013 comes to a close, we ask you to take a minute to watch our Holiday video and reflect on a great year at Gettysburg College. The entire Gettysburg College community wishes joy and peace to everyone this holiday season.

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December graduates charged to impact their professions, communities

On December 12, Gettysburg College’s newest class of graduates were recognized during a ceremony held in the College Union Building Ballroom. The Gettysburgians and their families received encouraging words from faculty speaker Rebecca Fincher-Kiefer, associate professor of Learn More


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Pete Barrett '15 sheds light on new career development tool

A review by Pete Barrett '15, Gettysburg College

When I first saw Career Beam, it was a subject line in an email. And I ignored it. In the middle of a week of essays, I could...

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1000 To 1: The Cory Weissman Story to debut in March; Watch trailer

1000 To 1: The Cory Weissman Story will debut on DVD and digital on March 4.

Delivering a message of unflinching courage, 1000 To 1: The Cory Weissman Story follows Gettysburg College student-athlete Cory Weissman, an eighteen-year-old basketball star, on his journey ...

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English Prof. Chris Fee authors HuffPo piece on homelessness

Chris Fee, English prof. and department chair at Gettysburg College, authored a piece on homelessness that appeared on the Huffington Post Dec. 6. Fee regularly works with his students at homeless...

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Letting go, propelling forward: Jozwik '14 grows from experiential education

What does saving the life of a fallen climber, helping with tornado relief efforts, and experiencing a 60-foot freefall on an outdoor challenge course have to do with leadership and making one marketable in the workforce?

In environments such as these, it's about pushing one's perceived physical...

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Alum shells out hands-on experiences: Students work with Turtle Rescue Team founder Greg Lewbart '81

Greg Lewbart ’81 always knew that he wanted to be a veterinarian. It wasn’t until he took a Gettysburg College course on marine biology and learned about invertebrates, though, that his path really became clear for him.

“Dr. Robert Barnes was my faculty advisor, and he really...

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