In the Loop A newsletter for Gettysburg College families Spring 2010 Gettysburg College Spring Semester 2010 Additional Important Dates Stay Connected www.gettysburg.edu In the Loop March May August 30, 2010 Have you recently moved, changed jobs, Classes begin for the fall 2010 semester or updated your email address? Be sure 5 Spring recess begins at 5:00 p.m. (Dinner for all students 5:00–5:30 p.m.) 5 6–8 Reading Day Final examinations October 29 – 31, 2010 Family Weekend 2010 to let us know! Keeping us informed is simple—please send email with your Spring 2010 6 Residence halls close for Spring recess updated information to Director of Parent at 10:00 a.m. 8 Dinner for all students 5:00–5:30 p.m. May 21 – 22, 2011 Relations, Allison Singley, at asingley@ Baccalaureate and Commencement gettysburg.edu or give her a call at 717- 14 Residence halls open at noon 9 Residence halls close at 10:00 a.m. Weekend 337-6520. 15 Spring recess ends at 8:00 a.m. 9 Senior week housing begins at 10:00 a.m. April 10 Summer housing begins 18th Annual Sara Lee/Butter Krust Baking 1 Easter recess begins at 5:00 p.m. (Residence Halls remain open) 15 Spring Honors Day Gettysburg College If you are unable to participate, Parent’s 6 Easter recess ends at 8:00 a.m. 15–16 Baccalaureate and Commencement Weekend Golf Classic Pride tee-box sponsorship signs are the perfect way to support the Orange & Blue Club, while also honoring your son, daugh- A n e w sl e tt e r fo r G e tt y s b u rg C o l l e ge fa m i l i e s 17 Get Acquainted Day for Presented by The Cly-Del Manufacturing Co. ter, or a specific team. For just a $100 accepted students 17 Senior housing week ends Friday, June 4, 2010, Hanover Country Club sponsorship, show your Parent’s Pride on at 10:00 a.m. a 24” x 18” tee-box sign. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 30 Last day of classes All parents are invited to be a part of the June Gettysburg College Golf Classic, the larg- To officially register or for more infor- • The Importance of • Meet Bob Kallin P’12, Our New • Trek the Green Coast of Spain • Calendar May est one-day fundraising event in mation about the Golf Classic or Intercollegiate Athletics Vice President for Development, 3–6 Alumni College and Reunion Weekend • Link In to the Gettysburg • Important Dates support of Bullets athletics Parent’s Pride signs, please Alumni and Parent Relations 1 Reading Day The opening of the new Center for Professional Network through the Orange & Blue visit www.gettysburg.edu/ • Stay Connected Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness is an • Come to Campus Virtually Show your Gettysburg pride – Club. Registration for play- golfclassic, or contact the • LinkedIn Brings 2–4 Final examinations ideal moment to reflect on the impor- on your car, mug, or sweatshirt! ing spots is now open— O&B office at 717-337- • 18th Annual tance of competitive athletics at Get- • Introducing Amanda Adair ’08, Epic Results what a great Mother’s or 6398 or OandB@gettys- Sara Lee/Butter Krust Baking www.gettysburg.edu tysburg College. We offer a top-notch Assistant Director of Father’s Day gift. burg.edu. • Financial Aid Application Gettysburg College Golf Classic broad and comprehensive athletic ex- Parent Relations Procedures for 2010-11 perience for our student-athletes. • Cly-Del Challenge There is no better time to give to Gettysburg College. There is no better time to give to Gettysburg But hurry, the Cly-Del Challenge matches College. All contributions to the Gettysburg up to the first $150,000 in gifts received by Fund, Parents Fund, and Orange & Blue April 30. Club benefit students right now. And if you make your gift before April 30, 2010, your Take the challenge and Gettysburg College gift can have double the impact. students will be the clear winners. It’s easy. Make your gift and Cly-Del will Questions about the Cly-Del Challenge? match it, dollar-for-dollar. Your gift of $100 Visit www.gettysburg.edu/clydel or the Make is worth $200 to the College. Give $10,000 a Gift page. and Cly-Del will, too. The Importance of www.gettysburg.edu/clydel Intercollegiate Athletics www.gettysburg.edu The opening of the new Cen- Insights from College Leaders In addition to providing an excep- tional experience for our student- ter for Athlet- athletes, our intercollegiate athletics ics, Recreation, Dave Wright P’08, P’13, Director of Athletics program benefits the College in other and Fitness is an ways. We are able to recruit excellent ideal moment to toward individual and team goals. participants. The playing fields, pools, students, we profit from our distinct reflect on the im- Through a strong work ethic and pos- courts, and arenas can be some of institutional identity, and we are a portance of com- itive mental attitude, student-athletes the greatest laboratories for learning source of alumni and parent pride. petitive athletics at Gettysburg Col- are able to envision and practice the about life. Intercollegiate athletics is Our quality athletic programs lift the lege. We offer a top-notch broad and attributes that measure success. In- the last bastion of true amateurism in esteem of our institution. Gettysburg comprehensive athletic experience tercollegiate athletics programs must sport today. College supports all teams and in- for our student-athletes. Our intercol- provide equal opportunities for male dividual athletes by providing com- Gettysburg’s Scholar-Athletes our student-athletes. College. We offer a top-notch broad and comprehensive athletic experience for legiate athletics program, comprising and female students, and the athletic petent and caring coaches, safe and moment to reflect on the importance of competitive athletics at Gettysburg 24 teams, serves a very important environment should be sympathetic We are proud of our strong scholar- adequately maintained athletic facili- The opening of the new Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness is an ideal role in the life of our institution. The and accepting of all individuals, re- athlete model. In a typical year, the ties, and financial resources that have very essence of a liberal arts educa- gardless of cultural and societal dif- grade point average of Gettysburg enabled athletes to excel at the high- The Importance of Intercollegiate Athletics tion fosters the notion of training ferences. College student-athletes is higher est levels of competition. Of course, and expanding the physical, mental, than the overall GPA of the student the new Center for Athletics, Recre- Environment for Learning population as a whole. Seven Gettys- emotional, and spiritual capacities of ation, and Fitness has bolstered our In the Loop A newsletter for Gettysburg College families the individual. As an integral part of a The world of intercollegiate athlet- ics provides student-athletes with a burg College student-athletes have received the prestigious NCAA post- program immensely—if you haven’t student’s education and maturation, yet visited the Center, come on in and Spring 2010 intercollegiate athletics can be a cor- learning experience that is difficult graduate scholarship, with six of say hello! nerstone for growth and enrichment. to replicate in the classroom. Com- those awarded since 2003. We also mitment, determination, teamwork, boast 13 Academic All-Americans. NCAA Division III Ideals and problem solving are just a few Our student-athletes are highly suc- Athletics at the NCAA Division III of the positive outcomes that many cessful in the Centennial Conference. Questions? Permit No. 11 level is centered on opportunity, par- students experience daily when in- Gettysburg has the best overall re- Contact the Office of Athletics volved in athletics. The important cord in the conference over the 17 Gettysburg, PA PAID Parent Relations ticipation, and equity. The emphasis 717-337-6400 traits of honesty, sportsmanship, and years of its existence and has won Development, Alumni and U.S. Postage 17325-1400 rightfully is placed on the experience www.gettysburgsports.com First Class Gettysburg, Pennsylvania of individuals and their development fair play become the mantra for the the highest number of Centennial Presorted 300 North Washington St. Conference Championships. In t h e L o o p A n e w s le tte r f o r Ge tty sb u rg Co lle g e f a m ilies S pr ing 2010 w w w. g e t t y s b u r g . e d u Q: Would you Meet Bob Kallin P’12, Our New Vice President A: The Parents Fund is a critical compo- Q: What can you share about Off the usual beaten tourist paths and to the west of Basque country lies share with nent of the College’s fundraising program. fundraising in this economy? Gettysburg for Development, Alumni and Parent Relations Most parents view their child’s college ex- A: Last fiscal year (2008-09) was a very the Asturias coastline, Costa Verde, the Green Coast of northern Spain. families a few I am convinced that the liberal arts experience provides the best perience through the eyes of their children. difficult year for Gettysburg and most not- details about opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. While that optic may not always provide a for-profit organizations. I am pleased that your career? broad perspective, it certainly offers a “real- through January 2010 we are slightly ahead time” glimpse of what is happening. Given of last year, but we can’t be complacent. Q: What attracted you Q: What exactly is your role the fact that students are on campus for There are many compelling causes com- A: Sure! My career in development started to this position? at the College? only four years, there is a real sense of im- peting for fewer charitable dollars, which when I was a graduate assistant at Bucknell. mediacy and short-term impact with most makes it even more critical to get out and A: I started to miss the higher education A: As Vice President for Development, parent giving. Parent giving, above and be- Trek the Green Coast of Spain I ran the Senior Gift Drive program and the tell the Gettysburg story. environment, a feeling that was exacerbated Alumni and Parent Relations, my role is yond tuition, is also a vote of confidence in Student Phonathon in exchange for pizza by having both my kids in college. I found to lead my division in our efforts to create the College’s mission. In one sense, every Q: Please tell us about money! After a year I was offered a full- that I didn’t want to leave their campuses and strengthen the connections between student here is receiving a “silent scholar- time job and spent the next thirteen years your family! after visiting! When the Gettysburg posi- the College and our constituents, be they ship” which helps bridge the gap between working my way through most of the Uni- tion opened up, I got very excited about the alumni, parents current and past, friends, the sticker price and the real cost of educat- A: I met my wife, Tory, at Bucknell. We Off the usual beaten tourist paths and to What does GRAB look for in a destination? group. “We’re flexible and the group de- versity’s development programs. In 1992, I have two (almost) adult children: Peter, the west of Basque country lies the Asturias Assistant Dean John Regentin favors out- cides when we leave in the morning, where possibility of returning to education from townspeople, or others. Our constituents ing the student. My wife and I give because joined Bowdoin College as director of de- who is a junior at Susquehanna Univer- coastline, Costa Verde, the Green Coast of of the way destinations—the places tourists we stop along the way, and when we need healthcare. Our experience as Gettysburg will be more likely to invest in the present we believe in the College and want to sup- velopment and was responsible for building sity, and Abby, who is a sophomore here. northern Spain. Stunning white beaches might drive by without stopping. “Most of to catch up. Eating family style, walking parents and our involvement on the Parents and future of Gettysburg if they are engaged port Gettysburg’s mission. the non-Annual Giving components of the We are also keepers of a dog and four cats. dotted with intimate coves, sculpted lime- the places we choose are not on people’s with friends, connecting with people in the Advisory Board only heightened the excite- in the life of the College and understand program and running a $136 million cam- paign. I returned to Bucknell in 2001 as vice ment, and I was very impressed with the where we are headed as an institution. Q: Why the liberal arts? It’s fun to see my daughter on campus and stone cliffs, picturesque villages, distinctive ‘Top 50 Places to See’ lists, but that’s part communities we visit, and the experiences College staff I had met. Gettysburg College we’ve established the “rules of engagement” architecture, and sweeping views across lush of the experience,” Regentin said. “Show- we share make for an intimate trip.” president of the development and alumni/ is a gem and is destined for great things un- Q: What is the importance of A: I am convinced that the liberal arts so she has her own college experience and I green fields to snowy mountaintops, await ing up in a new place without preconceived parent relations programs. Five years later experience provides the best opportunity A description of Trekking the Green Coast, der the leadership of Janet Morgan Riggs. the Parents Fund and what can get my work done! adventurous trekkers on the GRAB (Get- notions, meeting the people, and exploring I went to work as chief development offi- to develop critical thinking skills. I believe including itinerary and costs, can be found motivates you to give? tysburg Recreational Adventure Board) the culture are part of the experience.” cer at Geisinger Health System in Danville, that at a college like Gettysburg there are on the College website under GRAB Ex- expedition from September 24 to October PA, and I was there until I began at many more avenues for students to Bob Kallin can be Regentin describes the trips as “For Gettys- peditions at www.gettysburg.edu/about/ 3, 2010. Parents and families are welcome Gettysburg. be actively engaged in the learn- contacted at burg, By Gettysburg,” meaning that these offices/college_life/grab/expedition_/ to join others from the Gettysburg com- ing process rather than passive experiences are customized by Regentin, spain2010/ or call 717-337-6319 for more 717-337-6501 munity as they explore the region’s natural recipients of information. It’s students, and alumni who have been part of information. email@example.com beauty, rich culture, and fascinating his- also harder to be invisible in GRAB, but many decisions are made by the tory, on foot. the classroom! Come to Campus Virtually College News Want to know what campus life was like at Gettysburg College in the late 1800s, You don’t have to be on campus to explore Musselman Library. With a click of the mouse, or what student publications were con- sidered controversial during the Roar- you can check out our exhibits and events, or travel back to the earliest years of the College ing ’20s? Go to the library’s GettDigital and read student and faculty publications. Perhaps you’d like to peruse our collection of Collections web page (www.gettysburg. edu/library/gettdigital/), select Historic more than 2000 Asian artifacts; study our antiquarian maps or Civil War Era materials; or Gettysburg College, then Publications read the personal correspondence of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Here’s what to do: to see: Gettysburgian, the student newspaper, To explore our holdings in Special If you want to see early images Map Collection, Gettysburg College editions from 1897 to 2004. Collections, go to the library’s web of Gettysburg, select Gettysburg Sheet Music, World War II Posters, The Blister, a student publication from site (www.gettysburg.edu/library/) Postcard Collection. Nearly 200 and more. the 1920s. This single page campus news and select GettDigital Collections. postcards, many from the early commentary was first posted anony- We’ve digitized a wide range of 1900s, include scenes of the town, For a more contemporary glimpse mously on the Glatfelter Hall bulletin items and more are being added all the College, the battlefield, and the of the library, select the Exhibits or board, but as it gained in popularity, stu- the time. Seminary. Events links on the library’s web site. dents acknowledged their work. If you would like to learn more about To learn more about the College, The GettDigital page also offers po- what’s happening at the library, you Cannon Bawl, a quarterly student humor and arts magazine that ran from 1924 to select Historic Gettysburg College. litical cartoons, personal papers, can view our colorful semi-annual 1928. It included short poems, cartoons Here you’ll find materials of intel- pamphlets, maps, paintings, and newsletters by selecting About the and observations that occasionally ran lectual and cultural significance photographs from the Civil War Library and Friends of Musselman students afoul of faculty and alumni. It such as historic photographs, man- Era; the Eisenhower Collection, in- Library. also has some fun local ads. uscripts, artifacts and memorabilia, cluding correspondence and mem- and College publications. orabilia of Mamie and Dwight D. Of course we also hope you’ll stop by Pennsylvania College Monthly, a news Eisenhower; and links to Asian Art, in person when you visit campus. magazine by faculty and students that ran from 1877 to 1893. At Q: What unique Link In to the Gettysburg Lo and behold, Sara phoned me two hours Financial Aid Application Helpful tips: the later, explaining that her supervisor would begin- perspective do Professional Network love to meet me and asking if I could Procedures for 2010 – 11 1. If the data reported on the ning of you bring as a come for an interview the next morning. FAFSA does not accurately the year, young alumna to Gettysburg hopes to I agreed and began to research the com- Complete and submit by April 15: reflect your current situation, Amanda Adair ’08, Introducing Amanda Adair ’08, this position? increase its member- pany straight away. The next day I met 1. Free Application for submit additional information ship in LinkedIn to at began as the Assistant Director of Parent Relations A: A Gettysburg graduate, I have experi- least 1832 - the year the with Sara and three others, and I left feel- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Income Reduction/ Assistant Director enced first-hand how students benefit from ing extremely good. I called my brother Unusual Circumstance(s) Form. of Parent Relations. She joins Director of College was founded - on the train ride home and said I thought • File the FAFSA on the web A Gettysburg graduate, I have experienced first-hand how students the generosity of those who give to the Get- Parent Relations Allison Singley and Ad- by Founders Day on I would have a job shortly. I was right. I at www.fafsa.ed.gov. 2. If you prefer to submit a paper benefit from the generosity of those who give to the Gettysburg Fund. tysburg Fund. As a student, I was provided ministrative Assistant Nancy Chambers to April 7. We invite you was offered the job only one week after I FAFSA, you can request up to with amazing opportunities for travel, re- • Obtain a new or duplicate complete a team of three in Parent Rela- to become a member of the Gettysburg had inquired about it online through the three copies by calling the Federal search, and leadership experiences—all of PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. tions. Amanda graduated cum laude from College Professional Network on LinkedIn Gettysburg College Professional Network. Student Aid Information Center Gettysburg College in 2008 with a Bachelor A: What excites me about this position Q: What are your early and which had a deep impact on me. I know through your current LinkedIn profile. Or The GCPN is the reason I had a chance in 2. Signed copy of parent(s)’ 2009 federal at 1-800-4-FEDAID. Forms will is the opportunity to meet and work with your long-term goals for that these experiences would not have been of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts create a new profile at linkedin.com, and the first place. I start tomorrow and can’t tax return and W-2 Forms. be sent in 3-7 business days. Gettysburg parents and grandparents. possible without gifts to the Gettysburg in Religion. Soon thereafter she joined the this position? then join the group. wait to begin working. As a student at Gettysburg, I worked as a Fund. I have a true passion for Gettysburg 3. Signed copy of student’s 2009 federal 3. A PDF version of the FAFSA Development, Alumni and Parent Rela- Residence Coordinator and always enjoyed A: My early goals for this position are to College and I am excited to work to expand Jack Kern ’09 tax return and W-2 Forms. will be available for download tions staff as Special Projects Coordinator, meet with as many parents as possible to the Parents Fund so that current and future LinkedIn Brings Epic Results meeting the parents of my residents. In my Junior Network Manager, on various Federal Student Aid a position she held until becoming the As- better understand parent perspectives and I joined LinkedIn about a month ago and 4. Verification Worksheet. role as Special Projects Coordinator, I loved students have access to the same opportuni- Epic Advertising websites, such as www.Federal sistant Director of Parent Relations. In her interests and to work closely with the Par- ties and experiences that I enjoyed. began to find dozens of Gettysburg College StudentAid.ed.gov. The mailing traveling to the Summer Send-Offs and NOTE: The Financial Aid PROFILE new position, Amanda’s primary role is to ents Fund Committee to achieve our goals graduates on the site, many of whom were Jack Kern ’09 contacted me about the Ju- address is listed on the form. hearing how excited the new parents were is not required for current students. enhance and make distinct each Gettysburg of $360,000 raised and 30 percent participa- members of the Gettysburg College Profes- nior Network Manager position (report- to be joining the Gettysburg community. College student’s experience by garnering tion from parents this year. Thinking long Amanda Adair can be sional Network. I followed suit and joined ing to me) and everyone here loved him. I’ve found that parents are some of our gifts for the Parents Fund, the parent por- term, I hope to increase the amount raised contacted at the group. Shortly after, I saw a job post- He is starting here tomorrow. The whole most active and enthusiastic supporters, printed on 50% recyled paper tion of the Gettysburg Fund. by the Parents Fund each year to better ing by Sara Fry ’07 for a position at Epic team is thrilled and I thought I’d let you Questions? and I love seeing the energy and dedication 717-337-6509 support the Gettysburg Fund and to work Advertising. I reached out to her by email know about the success of Gettysburg net- Contact the Office of Financial Aid they have for supporting their students’ col- firstname.lastname@example.org Q: What about this position with the Parents Advisory Board and my on a Friday and we planned to speak the working! lege experiences. This new position allows 717-337-6611 colleagues to ensure that we are engaging next Monday. When I called, it seemed as piqued your interest and me to work closely with parent volunteers Sara Fry ’07 email@example.com a wide range of parents as volunteers and if the position had been filled; I got off the inspired you to apply? on campus and to travel to meet with par- Network Manager, supporters of Gettysburg College. phone feeling dejection for the 183rd time ents all over the country. Epic Advertising this year.