Welcome to the fourteenth edition of our “Great Work from Home” daily bulletin, an initiative of The Gettysburgian during this season of social distancing. Each morning, we will present a curated playlist, a favorite Gettysburg campus photo, and hometown spotlight, each submitted by a different Gettysburgian.
We are also issuing a new challenge this week: make your best attempt at baking servo cookies from home, and share your results and your recipe here. Maybe one of you knows what the secret is!
In addition, you can look forward to a reading of Apotheosis, a play written by Madison Cramer ‘19 and directed by Katherine Scott ‘21, starring Hannah Kolarik ’20, Isaac Briggs ’20, and Gauri Mangala ’21, live on our Facebook page this Saturday, April 11 at 7 pm EST. Find our event on Facebook here.
This is a way to start our days together. We’ll present these features 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.
Also, please tell us how remote learning and working is affecting your day-to-day life. We would love to hear from new voices—students, staff, faculty, administrators, and friends of the college are welcome to fill out our form, and we’ll be in touch.
For now, we hope you enjoy today’s playlist, curated by Tatiana Woliung ’20, today’s campus photo, courtesy of Director of Foundation, Government and Faculty Grants Laura Runyan, and today’s hometown profile, by Jeremy Porter ’20, who comes from Montgomery Township, New Jersey.
Remember, you can take us out of Gettysburg, but you can’t take Gettysburg out of us!
Today’s Featured Playlist (#GWFHplaylists)
Curated by Tatiana Woliung ’20
Today’s Featured Photo (#GWFHgtag = Good Times at Gettysburg)
“I absolutely love this picture of my daughter, Maci, volunteering at Twlight Hour in 2019! My kids love to visit campus and we can’t wait to see all of you soon.”
Today’s Hometown Profile (#GWFHhometowns)
“This photo was taken at the Bridgepoint Historic District in my hometown of Montgomery Township, New Jersey. The district features a converted grist mill built in 1800, a miller’s cottage built in 1721, and the Mill Pond Bridge, which serves as the symbol of the entire township. The area is a popular spot for walking, biking, and fishing, and my family and I like to make trips here on nice afternoons, especially with my dog. Being at home has its positives and negatives. It has been great spending time with my family that I would not have had in a normal semester, and surprisingly Zoom has worked fairly well for my classes so far, which has made the transition to online learning easier. I’m also appreciative that the college was able to mail home my course materials, since I was unable to return to campus when students had to move out. However, it is still so sad to think about all the senior year milestones on which my classmates and I are missing out, and I miss my friends and my campus apartment every day.”
-Jeremy Porter ’20