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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Musselman Updates: Summer Reading & End of Semester
Apr25

Musselman Updates: Summer Reading & End of Semester

By Musselman Library Summer Reading Launch Party Musselman Library invites you to join us Thursday, May 2nd from 11-1 p.m. on the library patio (rain location: main floor) for the release of the 2019 installment of You’ve Gotta Read This! This summer reading booklet compiles books and films recommended by Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators. At the party, you can pick up your copy hot off the presses, scope out some...

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New Faculty Spotlight: Charlotte Werbe
Apr25

New Faculty Spotlight: Charlotte Werbe

By Phoebe Doscher, Assistant News Editor A new face on campus, but already a strong impact on student life, Professor Charlotte Werbe, Assistant Professor in the French Department and Affiliate Professor to Judaic Studies, came to Gettysburg at the start of the 2018-2019 term at the tail end of earning her doctorate degree from Princeton University. Werbe currently teaches French language courses, from elementary FREN 104 to...

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