Author Lawrence Knorr discusses new book on Eddie Plank

Author Lawrence Knorr recently wrote “Gettysburg Eddie — The Story of Eddie Plank,” providing narrative on the life of this baseball hall of fame inductee. Plank was a pitcher on the Philadelphia Athletics for most of his career — and played briefly for Gettysburg College (GC). Most GC students should recognize the name because of … More Author Lawrence Knorr discusses new book on Eddie Plank

Sophomore Nick Lord creates new social media app for musicians ‘to connect on one platform’

Sophomore Nick Lord recently created a new social media app, MusiConnect, which allows musicians to interact — “a Tinder for musicians,” he described it.  It has now been available for free download in app stores for around six months and has grown to include over 1000 users from 20 plus countries — attracting listeners, fans … More Sophomore Nick Lord creates new social media app for musicians ‘to connect on one platform’

13 things (and numbers) to know about Gettysburg College’s budget growth, enrollment, tuition and financial aid

John Cadigan and Daniel Konstalid, as representatives of the Faculty Finance Committee and Office of Finance & Administration, respectively, prepared a presentation on the school’s budget for a March 1 faculty meeting, addressing the concerns of a reported lack of growth. President Janet Riggs had some opening remarks before the in-depth presentation on the budget. … More 13 things (and numbers) to know about Gettysburg College’s budget growth, enrollment, tuition and financial aid

In Retirement, Owen Roizman Discovers Digital Photos, Oscar (US News & World Report)

Learn about the life of Gettysburg College alumnus, Owen Roizman, who is a retired American cinematographer. Here is the opening excerpt: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards and digital cameras eluded cinematographer Owen Roizman during his Hollywood career. But in retirement, he’s found both. Roizman is among four recipients of honorary Oscar statuettes being celebrated … More In Retirement, Owen Roizman Discovers Digital Photos, Oscar (US News & World Report)

MLK was a democratic socialist? Rev. Sekou argues the civil rights movement is a myth consisting of lies

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, a Martin Luther King scholar, had a voice which cracked the atmosphere of Joseph Theater and revealed what he called the “fundamental assumption of lies told to young people surrounding the mythology of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK), Ferguson and Black Lives Matter”  this past Tuesday, Feb. 27. The Black Lives … More MLK was a democratic socialist? Rev. Sekou argues the civil rights movement is a myth consisting of lies

Why [Gettysburg alumnus and] children’s author Jerry Spinelli won’t shy away from tough topics (PBS)

Watch a recent PBS interview of Gettysburg alumnus, Jerry Spinelli, who is an American writer of children’s novels and former editor of The Mercury, the college’s literary magazine. Opening Excerpt: Though Newberry Award-winning author Jerry Spinelli has always written for kids, he’s never shied away from tough topics. In his writing, Spinelli — best known for his … More Why [Gettysburg alumnus and] children’s author Jerry Spinelli won’t shy away from tough topics (PBS)

Women’s basketball ends season with 45-70 loss to Montclair State in second round of national tournament – quick report

Final Score: Gettysburg Loses 45-70 vs. Montclair State University Most Points: Emma Dorshimer (21) Most 3 Pointers: Emma Dorshimer (3) Most Assists: Ashley Gehrin (3) Most Rebounds: Emily Gibbons (6) Most Blocks: Emily Gibbons (1) 16 wins in a row before this loss Overall Record: 26-3 6th National Tournament appearance (last in 2013) Click HERE for … More Women’s basketball ends season with 45-70 loss to Montclair State in second round of national tournament – quick report

Women’s basketball takes down Albright 74-65 in first round of national tournament, wins program leading 26th victory – quick report

Final Score: Gettysburg WINS 74-65 vs. Albright Most Points: Emily Gibbons (21) Most 3 Pointers: Emma Dorshimer (3) Most Assists: Kendra Meredith (5) Most Rebounds: Ashley Gehrin (7) Most Blocks: Ashley Gehrin (1) Will play MONTCLAIR STATE (only 3 losses overall) or OLD WESTBURY (have won 7 in a row and have only 3 losses overall) … More Women’s basketball takes down Albright 74-65 in first round of national tournament, wins program leading 26th victory – quick report

Summer course list to be released on March 14 – full report

Update (3/18/18): The list is tentatively set to be posted by the end of this upcoming week, according to Brian Reese, Registrar, pending the finalization of a few dates. The Office of the Registrar will release a list of summer, distance-learning (blended/hybrid) courses on March 14 to the student body — including Education 199 (Social Foundations … More Summer course list to be released on March 14 – full report

Women’s basketball wins conference championship 44-35 over Haverford – quick report

Final Score:  Gettysburg WINS vs. Haverford Most Points: Ashley Gehrin (12) Most 3 Pointers: Tied between three players (1) Most Assists: Kendra Meredith (3) Most Rebounds: Emily Gibbons (12) Emily Gibbons named Tournament MVP Will qualify for NCAA National Tournament 15 wins in a row Overall Record: 25-2 Click HERE for full box score Click HERE … More Women’s basketball wins conference championship 44-35 over Haverford – quick report

36 hour Gettysburgives Challenge set to begin Tuesday morning, $1 million of match money at stake

The Gettysburgives Challenge will return for its fourth year — beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday Feb. 27 and ending at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28 — as a way to raise money online for the Gettysburg Fund. This fund is set aside for when the school evaluates areas of greatest need, like keeping technology … More 36 hour Gettysburgives Challenge set to begin Tuesday morning, $1 million of match money at stake

Women’s basketball wins 63-55 vs. Johns Hopkins in semi-finals of conference tournament, 14th in a row

Final Score: 63-55 Gettysburg WINS vs. Johns Hopkins Most Points: Kendra Meredith (17) Most 3 Pointers: Kendra Meredith (5) Most Assists: Emily Gibbons (8) Most Rebounds: Emily Gibbons (9) Will play Haverford for conference championship tomorrow at 5 p.m. in Bream Gym (in Gettysburg) 14 wins in a row Overall Record: 24-2 Emily Gibbons – 9th … More Women’s basketball wins 63-55 vs. Johns Hopkins in semi-finals of conference tournament, 14th in a row

All-American status: Santini ’18 discusses his role during his senior soccer season and how the team qualified for postseason play

The Gettysburg men’s soccer team made the playoffs for the first time in the career of Patrick Santini ’18 and first time since 2010. Santini led the conference with 20 goals — including two hat-tricks during the season. Santini was named a First Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches and a Second Team All-American by … More All-American status: Santini ’18 discusses his role during his senior soccer season and how the team qualified for postseason play

Three more days left to reach $10,000 for Raise the Dough

Celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary, Campus Kitchens at Gettysburg College is striving to be number one in the nation as it competes against other Campus Kitchens across the U.S. to raise the most money in the Raise the Dough fundraiser — after tying for first in last year’s competition. Last year’s effort raised $8,000 and beat … More Three more days left to reach $10,000 for Raise the Dough

All-American status: Hilfrank ’18 took on each cross country race ‘with an open mind’

Elizabeth Hilfrank ’18 claimed All-American status this past cross country (XC) season — the third to do so in school history. She snagged XC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, claimed all-region honors and locked up a first-team all-conference spot. At one point during the season, she won three straight races. I had the chance to speak … More All-American status: Hilfrank ’18 took on each cross country race ‘with an open mind’

PHOTOS: Highlights Of Week 1 At The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (NPR)

AS college students invested in our academics, social life, organizations, future, etc. etc. Sometimes, we forget that the biggest athletic competition in the world has been happening for the last week. “By the time the first week wrapped up at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the powerful, icy winds that earlier disrupted or delayed competition had … More PHOTOS: Highlights Of Week 1 At The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (NPR)

All-American status: Gibbons ’18 breaks down her junior basketball campaign and the keys to success as the team enters the playoffs

As a junior, Emily Gibbons ’18 claimed D3hoops.com All-America Honorable Mention, All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team, Centennial Conference Player of the Year, and All-Centennial Conference First Team — and became the top rebounder in Gettysburg College women’s basketball history earlier this February. She is now apart of a team during her senior season, which has won … More All-American status: Gibbons ’18 breaks down her junior basketball campaign and the keys to success as the team enters the playoffs

Student Senate: Lindsay discusses CUB tables. McKenna ’20 discusses future of FOE philosophy draft.

There were two main portions of this Monday’s Student Senate meeting: Caitlin Lindsay, Assistant Director of the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life, speaking about the current status of CUB tables — while Pat McKenna, Parliamentarian, spoke about the future of the Freedom of Expression (FOE) philosophy draft. Caitlin Lindsay – Promoting/Soliciting around campus There was … More Student Senate: Lindsay discusses CUB tables. McKenna ’20 discusses future of FOE philosophy draft.

Center for Religious & Spiritual Life finds new home on West Stevens Street, embodies a ‘welcoming spirit’

The Gettysburg College community celebrated and unveiled the new Center for Religious & Spiritual Life — a newly renovated white building in between the Office of Financial Aid and the Center for Career Development — this past Monday, Feb. 12. Chaplain Kristin Largen was present to give tours of the new two floor space. Her vision … More Center for Religious & Spiritual Life finds new home on West Stevens Street, embodies a ‘welcoming spirit’

Opening of the new Center for Religious & Spiritual Life at 75 West Stevens St

The insides of the new Center for Religious & Spiritual Life — in between the Office of Financial Aid and Center for Career Development — were unveiled and celebrated today. Look for a full report later tonight on the usage, mission and history of this new building at 75 West Stevens St. (Andy Milone/GNN) 5/5 … More Opening of the new Center for Religious & Spiritual Life at 75 West Stevens St

Scenes of the TV show “Friends” and how they relate to your college life

I watch the NY Mets when it is baseball season, and when it is not baseball season, I watch only one show — Friends. Here are eight scenes from Friends that represent different aspects  of college life (at least I think so). You watch these eight scenes and think of moments in college, when these six … More Scenes of the TV show “Friends” and how they relate to your college life

Vagina Monologues returns for its annual performance and possibly final time

The annual performance of the award-winning play, Vagina Monologues, is set to take stage at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 in the CUB Ballroom. The play is based on over 200 interviews conducted with women about their experiences and memories about their sexuality — and is possibly in its final run … More Vagina Monologues returns for its annual performance and possibly final time

‘Change it back’: Snapchat users not happy about latest update (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Do you like the new Snapchat update? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution pumped out a piece with all the negative reaction on Twitter. Excerpt: “Snapchat rolled out a new update full of new designs and features this week, but users didn’t seem to be too thrilled about the changes.” Check out the full piece: ‘Change it back’: Snapchat … More ‘Change it back’: Snapchat users not happy about latest update (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Nine points you need to know about the Freedom of Expression philosophy and town hall meeting

The Freedom of Expression philosophy was drafted over the semester break by a Freedom of Expression Workgroup, appointed by President Janet Morgan Riggs ’77. A town hall took place this past Thursday, Feb. 1 as an open forum for questions about the process, the philosophy and the next steps. The workgroup was present as a panel … More Nine points you need to know about the Freedom of Expression philosophy and town hall meeting

Downie ’18 discusses rugby culture and how she is an ‘anomaly’ in the sport

I had the chance to sit down with Laurel Downie ’18 and learn about her lifetime of rugby experience, the players who typically come out to play in college and the ‘bond’ that all rugby players share. She has been on the Gettysburg College Women’s Club Rugby team for four years.   Andy Milone: Tell … More Downie ’18 discusses rugby culture and how she is an ‘anomaly’ in the sport