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campus each year. In this way, the College extends
the student's view beyond the confines of the College
community. In addition to the general lecture series,
the following special lectures are given regularly.

The Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lectures : An
endowment provided by Clyde E. (Class of 1913) and
Sara A. Gerberich supports a series of lectures and
other programs in the Department of History. Each
year an authority on the Civil War period has
lectured on a topic related to those years. These
public lectures are presented in November to
coincide with the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's
Gettysburg Address.

Musselman Visiting Scientist. A fund provided by the
Musselman Foundation in honor of Dr. John B.
Zinn, former chair of the chemistry department,
supports an annual three-day visit by a renowned
scientist to the chemistry department.

Stuckenberg Lecture: A bequest from Mary G.
Stuckenberg in memory of her husband, the Rev. J.
H. W. Stuckenberg, enables the College to sponsor a
lecture in the area of social ethics.

Bell Lecture: A fund from the estate of the Rev. Peter
G. Bell (Class of 1860) was given to the College to
establish a lectureship on the claims of the gospel
ministry on college men. The main object of this
fund is "to keep before the students of the College
the demand for men of the Christian ministry and
the condition of the age qualifying that demand."

Norman E. Richardson Memorial Lectureship Fund: A
fund established to commemorate the outstanding
contributions made to the College by Norman E.
Richardson, Professor of Philosophy, from 1945 to
1979, supports each year an event that stimulates
reflection on inter-disciplinaiy studies, world
civilization, the philosophy of religion, values, and

The Henr^ M. Scharf Lecture on Current Affairs: A fund
provided by Dr. F. William Sunderman (Class of
1919) in memory of Henry M. Scharf alumnus and
member of the College's Board of Trustees from
1969 to 1975, is used to bring a recognized authority
or scholar to the campus each year to speak on a
subject of timely interest.

The College encourages students to experience and
to participate in various performing arts and
provides an opportunity for those with special talent
to develop and share that talent.

Performing Arts Committee: Each year recognized
professional groups and individuals present to the
campus performances of dance and drama, as well as
vocal and instrumental music.

The Gettysburg College Choir: It appears at special
services and concerts on campus. Each year it makes
a concert tour, presenting concerts in churches and
schools. Choir members are selected on the basis of
ability, interest, and choral balance.

Chapel Choir: During the year it performs at chapel
services, special services, and concerts. Members are
selected on the basis of ability and willingness to
meet the rehearsal and service requirements.

Band: The "Bullet" Marching Band begins its season
with a band camp in preparation for performances
at football games, festivals, and parades. At the
conclusion of the marching band season, the
College Symphonic Band begins its rehearsals. In
addition to home concerts, there is an annual tour
through Pennsylvania and neighboring states.

The offering of small ensembles remains a vital
segment of the overall instrumental program.
Clarinet choir, brass ensemble, jazz ensemble and
others are open for membership to band members
and meet on a weekly basis.

Gettysburg College /Community Chamber Orchestra: The
orchestra performs concerts throughout the
academic year. Membership is open to all students
who have the necessary proficiency. Auditions are
held at the beginning of each school year.

The Sunderman Chamber Music Concerts: The
Sunderman Chamber Music Foundation, established
by Dr. F. William Sunderman (Class of 1919) to
"stimulate and further the interest of chamber music
at Gettysburg College," each year sponsors important
campus performances by distinguished and
internationally-recognized chamber music groups.

The Old and Nightingale Players: Each year this
distinguished group of performers stage three major
productions under the leadership of the College's
theatre faculty. The program is a varied one: each


four-year cycle usually includes plays by Shakespeare,
Shaw, Moliere, and O'Neill, as well as Broadway
musicals and works by contemporary dramatists. All
productions are offered in the handsome 245-seat
Kline Theatre which features a thrust stage and is
located in Brua Hall.

Laboratory Theatre: Lab Theatre produces a dozen
one-act plays each year, many of which are new and
some of which are the work of campus playwrights.
All works are given in the exciting Stevens
Laboratory Theatre in Brua Hall, where the seating
can be rearranged to provide staging in the roimd,
thrust, profile, and frontal. In addition, senior
theatre arts students utilize the theatre for staging
thesis productions for their major.

Otherstage: In addition to sharing the facilities of the
black box Stevens Theatre, this troupe performs its
short plays at other areas both on campus and in the
commimity. Their work encompasses lunchtime
theatre, street theatre, and children's theatre.

In each of the theatre groups, students are afforded
the opportimity of gaining experience in all areas of
theatre, from acting and directing to scene design,
lighting, and costuming.

Gettysburg Theatre Festival: Now in its twenty-second
season of offering cultural stimulation as well as
refreshing entertainment to both campus and
community, the Gettysburg Theatre, with its
company of professional performers, provides the
focus for the Theatre Practicum. These are college
credit courses: students herein enrolled serve in
supporting roles and assist in the technical aspects of
the Theatre's life. The company offers an interesting
balance of modern classics, Broadway and off-
Broadway hits, and avant garde works not generally
performed in summer theatre. All works are
performed in the air-conditioned Kline Theatre. In
addition, the company operates a Theatre for
Children, which offers a series of hovir-long plays for
young people on the lawn adjacent to Brua Hall.

Artist-in-Residence: During the year, the College invites
professional performing artists to the campus for
one-month residencies. Drawn from music, theatre,
dance, and fine arts, the artists-in-residence work
with interested and talented students in workshops as
well as in rehearsals and, ultimately, in performance.

Campus Communications

Every community needs to keep its members in
contact with each other and with the rest of the world.
On the Gettysburg campus, student commimication
media not only inform the members of the
community, but also afford students an opportimity to
express their ideas effectively and to leam the
practical necessities of producing newspapers, radio
broadcasts, magazines, and yearbooks.

The Gettysburgian: The College newspaper is staffed
completely by students who are responsible for
editing, feature writing, news writing, layout,
personnel management, subscription management,
and circulation. This weekly newspaper carries news,
feature articles, and editorials concerning activities
on and off campus.

The Mercury: The poems, short stories, and
illustrations published in The Mercury are contributed
by students. The student editorial staff encourages
creative writing within the campus community.

The Spectrum: A pictorial essay of life on campus is
featured in the College yearbook. Staffed by
students, the yearbook offers the opportunity for
creativity in design, layout, photography, and
writing. The Spectrum covers the full academic year,
including commencement weekend. It is mailed to
graduating seniors and offered to underclass
students early in the fall semester.

WZ^jT; The College radio station (91.1 megacycles)
has been the voice of the campus for many years.
WZBT operates as a noncommercial, educational
FM radio station over the public airwaves and under
FCC regulations. The station is student staffed and
broadcasts a variety of programs from its fully-
equipped studios. WZBT is organized like a
professional radio station and offers positions for
announcers, disc jockeys, newscasters, engineers,
and music librarians, as well as jobs in production,
continuity, and advertising. A student executive
committee supervises the daily operation of the
station, and a Board of Overseers composed of
students, faculty members, and administrators
establishes general policy for the station.


Other Activities

Debate Society: The Debate Society is committed to
developing reasoning and argumentative skills
through intercollegiate debate as well as through the
sponsoring of campus forums and discussions.
Student members offer workshops in reasoning and
argument, and volunteer their services as
moderators, devil's advocates, and discussion leaders
for various campus organizations.

Opportunities for students to pursue their special
interests also exist through the long list of campus
clubs and organizations. The list includes Amnesty, Art
Society, Bicycling, Black Student Union, GCTV, GECO
(Gettysburg Environmental Concerns Organization),
Rugby Club, and International Club. Various other
opportunities are available in departmental, service
and professional clubs, and honorary societies.

Career Services

The Career Services Office at Gettysburg College helps
Gettysburg students make informed career decisions,
and then act effectively with regard to those decisions.
Career Services also seeks to promote an acdve interest
in Gettysburg College students among organizations
and individuals beyond the campus commvmity.

The process of developing a career during the college
years is implemented through several acdvities, each
essential to the ultimate success of the individual.
These essential activities are self-assessment, career
exploration, experiencing career alternatives, and the
actual implementation of the job or graduate school
search. Ideally, initial discoveiy and expansion of
interests and skills occurs during the first year, when
exposure to the many facets of college life begins.
More focused self-assessment might begin as students
contemplate the career implications of their choice of
an academic major during the sophomore year.
During the junior year and the summers immediately
before and after, students may develop a more precise
knowledge of and interest in a particular career field,
perhaps through a summer job, internship, or
volunteer experience. Plans for the actual job or
graduate school search, which can take place through-
out senior year, may begin to be made at this time.

The Career Semces Office assists students with all of
these career development phases. We help students
assess their skills, interests, and values, match these
to the career fields most appropriate to them, and
then train students in how to conduct an effective

job or graduate school search. Since most individuals
will change jobs and even careers a number of times
during the course of their working lives, this kind of
background and training will be useful in the future.

Individual career counseling for students is always
available with our professionally-trained staff. A special
First Step Session workshop, an interactive computer
program (DISCOVER) , and information on the career
paths of various academic majors at Gettysburg are
available to students beginning to conduct career self-
assessment. Our Career Libraiy is stocked with books,
monographs, and directories which provide students
with up-to-date information on possibilities within the
world of work. A special resource at Gettysburg is the
Gettysburg Alumni Information Network (GAIN), a
group of alumni who have volunteered to provide our
students with career information, and who are readily
accessible to our students. Career Coffee Hours, which
bring alumni of various academic majors back to
campus to talk with students, are hosted throughout
the year. We also host a Graduate School Day during
which students meet with representatives from a
variety of professional and graduate programs, and a
Social Change & Commvmity Service Career Fair for
students interested in careers in those areas.

To help students conducting a serious graduate school
or job search, the Career Services Office offers work-
shops on "Resume Writing", "Effective Interviewing",
"Summer Jobs", "The Art and Science of Job
Hunting", and "Graduate School Search Techniques."
We also have an active on-campus recruidng program,
as well as three large off-campus job fairs.

Career Services also conducts a follow-up study of
each graduadng class to learn more about post-
graduate experiences. Over the past several years, our
career services students have pursued a wide range of
post-college occupations, including accountant,
teacher, management trainee, research technician,
marketing representative, account executive, budget
analyst, financial planner, congressional aide,
personnel assistant, social worker, and assistant
editor. Graduates also pursue advanced study in fields
such as physical therapy, athletic training, law,
medicine, religion, psychology, genetics, college
administration, international affairs, and politics.
Examples of organizations where graduates obtained
employment were Arthur Andersen 8c Co., Federal
Government, Deluxe Check Printers, March of
Dimes, Sports Medicine Associadon, U.S. House of
Representatives, Prudential, Merck & Co., TRW, and
AETNA Life 8c Casualty. Examples of educational


institutions attended include Boston College, Tufts
University, Georgetown University, Pennsylvania State
University, Dickinson School of Law, Johns Hopkins
University, and Rutgers University.

The process of getting a job, which is only one part
of the whole career development process, takes
intelligence and planning, and each individual
student at Gettysburg must learn it at his or her own
pace, and with individual questions in mind. We have
the resources and professional expertise to help
students, and encourage them to visit us at any point
in their college careers.

Health Center

The Gettysburg College Health Center is dedicated
to the delivery of personalized primary health care.
The health center contains both health and
counseling services in order to maintain both
physical and emotional well-being. Illness care and
health promotional activities are possible through
the inclusion of a wellness model for health care.

Wellness can be defined as an ongoing process of
personal involvement in life-style behavior that
promote physical, emotional, intellectual, and
spiritual well-being. Students are encouraged to take
an active role in their health care by making
appointments at the health center and becoming
more-informed health care consumers.

The health center maintains a strict policy of
confidentiality. Only with the patient's written
consent can any health record or health-related
information be shared outside of the health center.
The contents of the health record are not
incorporated into the official college record.

Gettysburg College has an HIV/ AIDS policy which
covers students, faculty, staff, and administration. The
purpose of this policy is to support the confidential
needs of the individuals with HFV/AIDS, as well as
maintain the safety of the campus community. Copies
of this policy, which is reviewed annually, are available
in the Student Handbook and the personnel office.

Student Health Services

The Student Health Services component of the
health center offers a variety of illness, wellness, and
health educational services for students. The
professional staff includes adult and family nurse
practitioners, family physicians, registered nurses.

medical assistants and an administrative assistant. All
of these individuals specialize in college health-
related issues. The nurse practitioners are registered
nurses with advanced education and certification in
the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of minor
acute and stable chronic illness. Together, the health
care providers offer the following health services:
-Assessment and treatment of minor acute illness
— Maintaining stable chronic illness (such as
diabetes and asthma)
— Immunizations (Tetanus, TB tests)
— Allergy injections
— Women's health care
— Men's health care
— Contraceptive services
— Health education
— Weight management
— Stress management
— Exercise recommendations
— ^Well care physicals
— Nutrition guidance

A limited number of in-house laboratory evaluations
can be performed (throat and urine cultures, mono
and pregnancy tests) during a health visit. The cost
of the visit to the health center for evaluation, some
lab work, and some medications, is covered by
tuition and fees. Any additional lab work,
immunizations, x-rays, medications, ER visits, or
physician referrals are the financial responsibility of
the student. All students are strongly encouraged to
have health insurance coverage. An accident
insurance policy covers all students after their private
insurance stops, but does not include x-rays or
hospitalizations for non-accident-related illnesses.

Health history and physical examination forms are
required for each new student prior to registration.
All students must have the following immunizations:
1) tetanus immvmization within 10 years; 2)
tuberculin skin test within one year; 3) measles,
mumps, and rubella (MMR) at 15 months and
second booster (since 1980) before entering college
and/or documented immune titre.

All patients are seen in the health center by
appointment only. Walk-in services are for minor
emergencies. For after-hours health care
emergencies, students are encouraged to go directly
to the Gettysburg Hospital Emergency Department,
located six blocks from campus.

The importance of the provision of health educadon
and wellness information to individual patients and


small groups cannot be overstated. Student groups are
actively involved in the policy-making and outreach
efforts of the health center to better integrate vital
health infonnation into the campus community.

Counseling Services

With the goal of promoting the emodonal well-being
of all members of the Gettysburg College Community,
the counseling services staff located in the health
center, offers a number of services and a wide variety of
programs. These activities are concerned with helping
students grow to become effective, self-directing adults.
This goal is achieved through teaching students the
skills necessary to deal with their personal problems
and feelings so that they can benefit as much as
possible from their educational experience.

Through individual counseling, the College's
professional counselors work with students in a
confidendal reladonship, teaching them how to
approach their problems and how to resolve them.
Some of the types of things students talk to counselors
about are their morals and values, academic pressure,
study habits, concerns about their sexuality, relation-
ship issues, drug-related issues, problems with friends
and roommates, their goals and plans, difficulties at
home, feelings of depression and lack of motivation,
and how to become the kind of person they want to
be. While much counseling involves solving problems
and changing, its focus is often simply helping a
student to better understand himself or herself.

The College, through the counseling services, provides
the campus community with a program of alcohol and
drug education which includes prevention program-
ming, help for problem users, group support for
recovering persons and for adult children of alcoholics,
and awareness presentations. Campus health education
is also provided by CHEERS (College Healthy
Environment Educadon for Responsible Students),
which is made up of student peer educators. The drug
education coordinator is available to the campus
community to develop and maintain appropriate
educational programs and to counsel with individuals.

Counseling services also offers a number of topic-
oriented group experiences which teach skills that
students can use to improve their experiences on
campus and to assist them when they leave
Gettysburg. Group experiences that are regularly
offered are designed to teach assertiveness and
communication skills, improve relaxation, enhance
study habits, deal with eating disorders, build self-

esteem and cope with separation. Other group
experiences are created based on campus need and
interest. For students interested in self-help, an audio
and video tape library is available in the counseling
office. A wellness resource room, located in the west
end of the health center, contains a wide variety of
health care and life-style pamphlets, brochures and
booklets which are available for student use.

When appropriate, the counseling services also
functions as an information and consulting service
working with students and others on a variety of
campus programs and projects to promote a healthy
environment. Members of the counseling staff teach,
conduct research, and work closely with the faculty,
administration, and parents on issues of student

All counseling semce activities are free, confidential,
and available to Gettysburg College students. It is the
desire of counseling staff members that their services
complement the College academic program. It is
also their hope that, for many students, the
counseling semce will be an integral part of their
educational experience.

Religious Life and Chapel

The Gettysburg College Chapel Program offers
students opportunities to grow in the understanding
and practice of their own religious traditions, to
appreciate the religious traditions of others, and to
better understand and integrate the relationship
between faith, reason, and daily life. With attendance
completely voluntary, the Chapel Program attracts
students and faculty members of various religious
backgrounds, provides spiritual nurturing, and assists
in the exploration of religious disciplines.

Corporate worship is an important part of Chapel
offerings. Students from a variety of traditions join
together in worship at Christ Chapel each Sunday.
Led by the College chaplain, the service often
features noted speakers. The Chapel choir offers
anthems and liturgical music, and students often
assist in the worship. In addition to the College
chaplains, a Roman Catholic priest and a Catholic
laywoman are Catholic campus ministers available
for students. Each Sunday evening mass is
celebrated. A Quaker service is held in Glatfelter
Lodge on Sunday mornings, and the Christian
Science community gathers on a regular basis.


Moreover students are also welcomed in the various
churches of the Gettysburg community, and local
ministers participate in chapel worship throughout
the year. Each week there is a Wednesday evening
candlelight communion service in Christ Chapel, a
Thursday evening candlelight mass, and a noontime
Eucharist. A Rabbi is regularly on campus to advise
Hillel, and serve as a counselor to students of the
Jewish faith; he also teaches a course on Judaism in
the religion department.

Student leadership and participation is a key focus of
Chapel ministries. The Chapel programs are
coordinated by the executive board of the Ministries
at Christ Chapel (MACC) , a voluntary group of
students. MACC Committees include: advice on
worship and music, which plans services; community
service, which coordinates volunteers and promotes
awareness of social justice concerns; fellowship, which
coordinates retreats and social events; and public
relations, which facilitates communication with the
larger campus and civic communities. Pre-seminary
students meet to support each other while exploring
Church professions. Hillel, a common interest group
for persons interested in Jewish culture, meets for
social activities and a deeper appreciation of Judaism.
The Catholic Campus Ministry meets weekly to plan
programs of interest to Catholic students. The Inter-
Varsity Christian Fellowship and Fellowship of
Christian Athletes meet for fellowship and renewal.
The Lutheran Student Movement is part of the
national organization of Lutheran college students.

Center for Public Service

The Gettysburg Center for Public Service sponsors
service-learning awareness trips involving students,
faculty, and staff. Recent trips have included visits to

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