Matz Continues Lifetime of Service as Secretary of American Battle Monuments Commission
May27

Matz Continues Lifetime of Service as Secretary of American Battle Monuments Commission

By Gauri Mangala, Senior Editor Years after his retirement from a decorated career in the U.S. Army, retired Major General William M. Matz, Jr. ‘61 was appointed by President Donald J. Trump as the Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission. He is currently on a tour of the 26 overseas military cemeteries along with 30 memorials, monuments, and markers that the commission administers. For someone who attended a college that...

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Build Your Resume and Leave an Impact: Publish in The Cupola
May26

Build Your Resume and Leave an Impact: Publish in The Cupola

By Hana Huskic, Student Assistant for Scholarly Communications Here is a scenario: You write a quality paper that your professor likes. They recommend it for publishing in The Cupola. Excited and proud, you update your resume with the publication. You run to tell your friends and they try to be happy for you, but they cannot hide their “The Cupola, what is that even?” face. So what is The Cupola and why publish there? I am a student...

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The Story of a Great Gettysburgian: Janet Morgan Riggs as President
May15

The Story of a Great Gettysburgian: Janet Morgan Riggs as President

By Lizzie Hobbs and Maddie Neiman In spring of 2008, Janet Morgan Riggs was serving as the provost of Gettysburg College when she was approached by the chair of the Board of Trustees and asked to serve as the interim college president after the abrupt departure of her predecessor, President Katherine Will. “I was not really enthusiastic about that, frankly,” said President Riggs, referring to the idea of serving as interim president....

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‘Heart of the Sunderman Conservatory’ Diane MacBeth Announces Retirement
May08

‘Heart of the Sunderman Conservatory’ Diane MacBeth Announces Retirement

By Phoebe Doscher, Assistant News Editor Diane MacBeth, Sunderman Conservatory of Music Administrative Assistant, has announced her plan to retire on July 5, 2019 after 36 years at Gettysburg College. Per an email announcement sent out by Dr. James Day, Director of the Sunderman Conservatory, on Apr. 22, MacBeth indicated her gratitude for the faculty, staff, and students across all departments at Gettysburg over the years. Included...

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Dodging the Bullet: Reflecting on Experiences as First Year Ends
May03

Dodging the Bullet: Reflecting on Experiences as First Year Ends

By Taylor-Jo Russo, Staff Writer As my first-year comes to a close and with my final Dodging the Bullet piece, I find myself reflecting on all the transformative moments I have had at Gettysburg thus far. I cannot narrow down my experience to one moment or even one event, so I will instead discuss the most meaningful experiences I have had in a broader format. I realized when I was looking back on all of my favorite experiences, they...

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The Story of a Great Gettysburgian: Riggs Reflects on Time as an Administrator
Apr26

The Story of a Great Gettysburgian: Riggs Reflects on Time as an Administrator

By Sam Shourds and Danielle Sicotte, Staff Writers After her time as a student and full-time psychology professor here at Gettysburg College, Janet Morgan Riggs ‘77 adopted a new title within the Gettysburg community: administrator. From 1991 to 2008, Riggs served our college through various administrative positions, from executive assistant to provost, before working her way up to president. Her first administrative role, executive...

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