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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gettysburg College News: NewsHour Journalist Gwen Ifill to speak about why politics matter April 8

kevindayhoff NewsHour Journalist Gwen Ifill to speak about why politics matter April 8 at Gettysburg College

Gwen Ifill will speak on "Breaking Through: Why Politics Matters" April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gettysburg College Union Building, Room 260.

Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," she also moderated the Vice Presidential debates during the Presidential elections in 2004 and 2008.

This event is the final in the Eisenhower Institute's Spring Speaker Series at Gettysburg College, which included USA Today Journalist Joan Biskupic and United States Naval Academy Professor Howard Ernst.

Posted: 4/5/10

Gettysburg College creates new major in Organization and Management Studies


Gettysburg College's Department of Management has overhauled its major, which is now called Organization and Management Studies (OMS).

In addition, the department has initiated changes to more closely align the management curriculum with the College's liberal arts focus while better preparing students for the contemporary workplace.

The new OMS major will explore "organizations, how they behave within the context of societal issues, how people in those organizations behave, and how those organizations are managed." Anchored firmly in the social sciences, OMS aims to "reaffirm the liberal arts foundation of the studies of organizations and management."

Prof. Bennett Bruce, department chair and chief architect of the changes, said that OMS was the department's answer to three questions: "How can we contribute to the mission of the College, how can we create something that's great for students, and how can the faculty do something that we're passionate about?"

The major in OMS is intended to give students a solid foundation in organization theory and behavior, statistics, research methods, and systems thinking, while choosing one of two tracks: Organizations and Society or Intra-Organizational Dynamics. Courses cover such topics as organizational culture, social responsibility, ethics, leadership, motivation, gender and diversity within organizations, and organizational change.

OMS replaces a more traditional management major that combined courses in management and business, according to Bruce. The new major, he said, will give students the "intellectual freedom" to dig deeply into some of the most important issues organizations grapple with today, such as sustainability, corporate ethics, and globalization.

Though business courses have been removed from the OMS major, they still have an important role in the Gettysburg curriculum. Students in any major will now be able to add a business-literacy minor to their field of study. The minor includes courses in finance, marketing, accounting, organizational behavior, and economics.

Distinguishing the OMS major from a traditional business major is one of the objectives of the new structure. Critical thinking, rigorous inquiry, and the acquisition of knowledge-instead of just skills-are central to the OMS curriculum, which stresses "intellectual boldness, creative problem solving, entrepreneurial thinking, and the practice of responsible management."

Bruce said the new major will give students "a larger perspective than just how to maximize profit," while also giving them a competitive advantage when they graduate. "Our students will get a good foundation for graduate work. They'll be prepared for cutting-edge work in organizations. And they're likely to be attracted to companies that are doing something innovative."

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: 4/6/10


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Sunday, November 8, 2009

“The Gingko leaves of Gettysburg College”

“The Gingko leaves of Gettysburg College”

Cute co-eds play in the leaves at Gettysburg College

Kevin Dayhoff November 7, 2009

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Grammy bicycling with roommate c 1946

The bicyclers. Evelyn Fluck and Nadine Eustis bicycle on the campus of Gettysburg College around 1946.

In May 2003, when this picture, from approximately 1946, of Grammy Evelyn Fluck Babylon on a bicycle with her roommate, Nadine (Deanie) Eustis at Gettysburg College became available; Grammy was asked to give us some additional information about the picture. Here, in part, is her response:

Grammy - how about keyboarding in a few words about this occasion for the family. When do you remember the picture being taken? What was the name of your roommate? Where was the picture taken? Did you bicycle a lot? Who took the picture? Did you have any goats at the time?

Grammy responded:

“No goats, but we had names for our bicycles. Mine was Pega'sus, and I'm sorry that I can't remember Deanie's bicycle's name. Nadine Eustis (Deanie) was my roommate for four years. She came from New Rochelle, NY… she was very down-to-earth, … very intelligent.

“She majored in French and was Phi Beta Kappa. Married a minister, Ted Lindquist, and made a very good minister's wife, I am led to believe.

“The picture was taken just outside our dorm on the G-burg campus, although I don't remember the occasion. We frequently bicycled around the battlefield. I as reminded, as I saw the picture, that Mamma had made the jacket that I am wearing. She'd probably made the plaid jumper I had on, also, but I don't remember that as well. She made most of my dresses and coats.

“I bought the bicycle with money that I had earned during the summer after my sophomore year as the nature counselor at a church girls' camp in the Poconos.

“We ‘parked’ the bikes just outside the door to the dorm. We lived in the tiny room that was straight across the hall from that door. My bike was stolen during my senior year. No, of course, I had not put the lock on it that night.

“But life got busy with dates with fellas who had cars - like Dave - and a bicycle was not as big a necessity as it once had been, so Pegasus was not replaced.

“Deanie died just before we came home from Florida this year, and Ted found that picture and sent it to me. I was really pleased to get it because it is very good of Deanie.

“Sorry, that's a few more than a ‘few words,’ but you shouldn't get these old folks started if you don't want to hear a good bit. Love, Grammy”

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A visit to Gettysburg College, June 30, 2009

A visit to Gettysburg College, June 30, 2009

A family will be beginning college this fall at Gettysburg College. She will be the fourth generation to attend. The family visited Gettysburg on June 30, 2009. Enjoy a few of the many pictures that I took that day.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Gettysburg College Band plans centennial celebration

Gettysburg College Band plans centennial celebration

Picture of an old mellophone player… (For a larger image go here:)

This page was called to my attention in an e-mail by a family member because the person on the left is the pastor at Taylorsville United Methodist Church, my sister-in-law, Rev. Sarah Babylon Dorrance.

The photograph is from the 1970s, when she attended Gettysburg College…

Centennial Celebration Home Sunderman Conservatory bands

In 2009 - 2010, bands at Gettysburg College will celebrate their Centennial Anniversary - 100 years of musical excellence!

One critical part of our celebration is the fund drive for new uniforms. To learn more about this important part of our centennial plans and to contribute, click … here:

100 for 100

Plans are underway for a spectacular celebration weekend during Homecoming 2009. We hope to have 100 alumni and friends of Gettysburg bands on the field for the event. Make your plans now to attend this coming October 16 - 17, 2009.

A committee of alumni, students and faculty are hard at work planning the events of the weekend - click the links to the left for more information!

Click here to download the Save the Date postcard as a .pdf file.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Today in history was the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg

Today in history was the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg

July 3, 1863

One of the best reads on the epic battle may be found here: The Gettysburg Campaign, on the web site

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought over of the first three days of July in 1863, was one of the climactic events in American history.

Confederate General Robert E. Lee's bold offensive into northern territory resulted in the epic clash of two great armies with perhaps 175,000 soldiers, tens of thousands of horses and mules, more than 600 cannons, and hundreds of supply wagons and ambulances, all of which had traveled from Virginia to south-central Pennsylvania. Here, the two armies suffered a combined total of more than 51,000 men killed, wounded, and missing. Lee's army then walked back to Virginia where it continued to fight for almost two more years.

Read much more here:

Overview: The Gettysburg Campaign

The Confederates Invade Pennsylvania

The Army of the Potomac Pursues Lee into Pennsylvania

Confederate High Tide: Operations on the West Shore of the Susquehanna

Convergence on Gettysburg

Overview: The Gettysburg Campaign-Story Details

Historical Markers In the Story

Original Documents

Publication Guide

Web Guide

Story Credits

Gettysburg National Military Park

Adams County Historical Society

Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center

The Battle Theatre

State Museum of Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama Center

Gettysburg College

National Civil War Museum

Cumberland County Historical Society

Eisenhower National Historic Site


Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

“Bush tours Gettysburg battleground site” by Christine Simmons

Bush tours Gettysburg battleground site” by Christine Simmons

Politics By CHRISTINE SIMMONS, The Associated Press 2008-09-06


President Bush brushed up on his Civil War history Friday, touring the battleground of Gettysburg, the site of one of the deadliest battles of the Civil War.

Normally for a $55 fee, visitors to the
Gettysburg National Military Park can tour the area along with a licensed guide. But Friday, Bush had with him Gabor Boritt, an Abraham Lincoln scholar and director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, who could explain chronological events of the war to match each site of the battleground.

The president began his mid-afternoon tour at the Virginia Memorial, one of 1,300 monuments on the park's grounds.

He also was treated to a sneak peek of the park's Museum and Visitor Center, which has its grand opening Sept. 26.


Robert Kinsley, chair of the Gettysburg Foundation, was in the museum for the president's visit…

The town in the
Pennsylvania countryside is near the site of a 3-day battle where Union troops successfully defeated Confederate troops' advances. More than 51,000 Confederate and Union soldiers were killed, wounded or captured.


Read the entire article here: Bush tours Gettysburg battleground site

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

20061122 Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney

Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney

November 22nd, 2006

Hat Tip: Soccer Dad and special thanks to Crablaw.

Some clean up from earlier in the week.

Wow, where did this week go?

Earlier in the week, Soccer Dad very kindly called to my attention this link to an article on Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney, on the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal.

Actually, the piece in the Wall Street Journal, called to my attention by Soccer Dad, is a review by Allen C. Guelzo, of a book by James F. Simon, titled “Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers.”

(I guess I should note that two generations of my wife’s family have earned degrees from Gettysburg College… For more information on Professor Allen C. Guelzo, go here and hereProfessor Guelzo is quite an asset and he works just up the road from all of us. Looking over the material on Professor Guelzo’s work and presentations, I think that I will look forward to traveling up the road a little more frequently in the future to absorb some of his expertise…)

As an historian, I am fascinated with conflicted historical characters and what made them do the things they did. Certainly one of the most complicated, among many complicated historical actors is Chief Justice Taney.

This was wonderfully nice of Soccer Dad to call this article to my attention and I really appreciate it. In a week like this one, I would have missed it.

For those who are also intrigued by Chief Justice Taney, you may wanna take a quick look at Crablaw’s reflection on Chief Justice Taney. And never mind that Taneytown history stuff…, we got that solved… here and here.

When the Court Lost Its Conscience

The man behind Dred Scott, and his clash with Lincoln.

By Allen C. Guelzo

Mr. Guelzo, the author of "Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation," is the director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. You can buy "Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney" from the
OpinionJournal bookstore.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST

Even the most reasonably literate American may find it difficult to name more than three of the past chief justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. But of those three, one of them will almost certainly be Roger Brooke Taney, the author, in 1857, of the court's most reviled decision, Dred Scott v. Sandford.

Born in 1777 into an Annapolis family that had held land and slaves in Maryland since the 1660s, Taney had what one fellow lawyer, William Pinckney, irritably called the "infernal apostolic manner" of a man born with a silver spoon in his mouth. But Taney was also a talented lawyer, rising in 1827 to become attorney general of Maryland; three years later, he was named U.S. attorney general by President Andrew Jackson.

It may seem odd to find Taney allied politically with Jackson, the paladin of the American common man. But the Jacksonian democracy was administered by the cream of America's planter aristocracy--and that included Taney. In 1833, Jackson declared political war on the Second Bank of the United States, a fight that was the keystone of Jackson's populist strategy to turn back the tide of the Industrial Revolution in America. And Taney was the only man in the president's cabinet who supported Jackson's move to defund the bank (by withdrawing federal tax-revenue deposits). The attorney general's reward was a Supreme Court nomination in 1834 and confirmation as chief justice in 1836.


Read the rest here.

Thanks Soccer Dad and Crablaw. Great conversation. Have a great Turkey Day.