August 8, 2016
Kathleen Iannello is associate professor of political science at Gettysburg College I have been teaching courses in American government for more than 25 years. I enjoy getting students interested in and excited about politics. I especially love engaging with them during a presidential election. Their interest is at a high point - most of them voting for the first time. My goal is to pull them into the process and get them hooked on real politics, making them eager to study political science.
May 2, 2016
Darren Glass is associate professor of mathematics at Gettysburg College I recently saw the film The Man Who Knew Infinity , which was released in many American cities this weekend, and was struck by the beautiful telling of an inspirational story. The film, which stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel, is a biography of the mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, who was born in India at the end of the 19th century. Though he flunked out of college twice, Ramanujan did mathematical research independently while working as a clerk in an accountant's office.
March 16, 2016 |
Joseph S. Georgiana, 82, of Cherry Hill, head of the board of trustees at the Center for Family Services in Camden from 2000 to 2002, died of cancer Saturday, Feb. 20 at Samaritan HealthCare & Hospice in Mount Holly. The center, among other things, helps in "preventing those at risk from becoming victims of child abuse or neglect," a message on its website states. In 2011, Mr. Georgiana was named an honorary board member of the organization. A lawyer, he joined the board of directors of the Family Counseling Service, a predecessor of the center, in 1983.
December 21, 2015
Robert R. Garnett is a professor of English at Gettysburg College Seventy-five years ago Monday, F. Scott Fitzgerald was sitting in his lover's apartment in Hollywood, nibbling a chocolate bar and studying the Princeton Alumni Weekly. Suddenly he stood, clutched at the mantel, and fell to the floor, dead. He was 44. "The promise of his brilliant career was never fulfilled," the New York Times' obituary chided - meaning, however, the brilliant start of his career. Alcoholic, often drunk, "a cracked plate," Fitzgerald finished only one novel during his last 15 years.
December 15, 2015 |
Susan Hunsberger Stevenson, 84, of Buckingham, a mother, teacher and field hockey official, died Saturday, Nov. 28, of renal failure at home. Born in Norristown, she grew up on Tooth Acres, the family's farm in Collegeville. Her father, Russell Baily Hunsberger, was a well-known area dentist. After his death, her mother, Jeannette Buckland Hunsberger, donated the farm property as a borough park, now called Hunsberger Woods. Ms. Stevenson graduated from Collegeville-Trappe High School in 1948.
June 30, 2015 |
The stories that Bruce A. Mahon told about combat, when he was an infantry officer during the Korean conflict, "were amazing," his daughter Katharine Krassan said. But one, without a moment of combat, was no less striking. "It was just before the war was about to end," she said, "and the soldiers knew that the war was about to end. " Still, they had to go out on their nightly patrols. One night, Mr. Mahon and his infantrymen "were going down this hill, and the North Koreans were going down the other hill," she said.
December 31, 2014 |
Henry S. Belber II, 88, of Malvern, a custom-home builder who developed several communities in Chester County and on the Main Line, died Thursday, Dec. 25, at Paoli Memorial Hospital from complications of pneumonia. Mr. Belber, known as "Hank," spent six decades in the building business, at first under the tutelage of his father, Edmond, and then as president of Trico Construction, where he was responsible for such communities as Rabbit Run Road and Kings Circle in Malvern, and Sugar Knoll in Devon.
July 26, 2014 |
Bryn Mawr College, the small private women's school on the Main Line, this week joined a growing number of schools around the country that no longer require the SAT or other standardized test scores for admission. The college instead will rely on high school grades, essays, and other factors - a move officials hope will attract a broader applicant pool. "We know there are students all around the country who, when they see 'test scores,' they see it as a barrier to applying," said Peaches Valdes, Bryn Mawr's director of admissions.
July 22, 2014
The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies has elected Jonathan Brassington , CEO of LiquidHub, its new chairman. The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce named Rose Siegel , vice president at National Penn Bank, Abington, and Carolyn Hirsh , director of operations at Lindy Communities, Jenkintown, to its board. Richard L. Scheff , partner and chairman of the Philadelphia law firm Montgomery McCracken, was elected to the board of trustees of Gettysburg College.
July 9, 2014 |
Albert D. Risley Jr., 86, of Souderton, a Philadelphia-area businessman and later a fund-raiser for a business lobbying organization, died Friday, July 4, at Grandview Hospital in Sellersville from complications of heart failure. Mr. Risley spent 25 years in the refractory and chrome-plating industries as a salesman working for E.J. Lavino & Co. in Philadelphia; a local salesman for the A.P. Green Co., based in the Midwest; and a plant manager for the Tibon Plating Co. in Norristown.