Welcome to the third edition of our “Great Work from Home” daily bulletin, a new initiative of The Gettysburgian during this season of social distancing. Each morning, we will present a curated playlist, a favorite Gettysburg campus photo, and something cool about someone’s hometown, each submitted by a different Gettysburgian. It is a way to start our days together. We’ll present them on Instagram, on our website, and, if you like, via email (see sign-up below). We’ll be reaching out to students, faculty members, and employees and asking them to share, and we invite you to do so too; find links to Google Forms for each of these recurring features at the bottom of the page.
As always, the most important part of this initiative is you. So tell us, what do you like? What don’t you like? What else would you like to see? Get in touch with the #GWFH team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much more to come, but, for now, enjoy today’s playlist, curated by Morgan Creek ’23, today’s campus photo, courtesy of Jamie Welch ’18, and today’s hometown profile, written by Audrey Chesney ’22, who hails from West Alexandria, Ohio.
Remember, you can take us out of Gettysburg, but you can’t take Gettysburg out of us!
Today’s Featured Playlist (#GWFHplaylists)
Curated by Morgan Creek ’23
Today’s Featured Photo (#GWFHgtag = Good Times at Gettysburg)
“Dog Days only came a few times a year, but it was a great way to destress and socialize with faculty and staff outside the classroom and office environment (and meet some new furry friends too!)”
-Jamie Welch ’18
Today’s Hometown Profile (#GWFHhometowns)
When someone asks me where I am from, I rarely say the name of my hometown. I normally generalize to Southwestern Ohio, and then from there, generalize to the nearest city: Dayton, Ohio. I shouldn’t be surprised I guess. This small town of 1,400 people is hidden among the rows of corn and soybeans that carpet the Midwest, and makes it easy to overlook. Thanks to my rural roots, the town of Gettysburg felt like home to me very quickly. I suppose if I tried hard enough, I could even envision the traffic circle in place of two stop lights that sway idly in the wind.
These uncanny similarities, along with the community of people, education, and experiences are what make Gettysburg so special to me. During these disorienting and disconnecting times, I am thankful to have something this hard to leave behind and eventually return to. I know this version of Gettysburg is unprecedented, so here’s to hoping that this unconventionality will enrich our experiences in unconventional ways. In the meantime, I will be continuing my journey as a Gettysburgian by spending time with family, taking care of new ducklings, and Zooming my way through classes.
-Audrey Chesney ’22 on her hometown of West Alexandria, Ohio