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Conversations Beneath the Cupola is a podcast where we underscore the great work of Gettysburg College's students, faculty, and alumni today and since our founding in 1832, while bringing attention to the impact and value of a liberal arts education in the 21st century.

Conversations Beneath the Cupola is a podcast where we underscore the great work of Gettysburg College's students, faculty, and alumni today and since our founding in 1832, while bringing attention to the impact and value of a liberal arts education in the 21st century.

Location:

Gettysburg, PA

Description:

Conversations Beneath the Cupola is a podcast where we underscore the great work of Gettysburg College's students, faculty, and alumni today and since our founding in 1832, while bringing attention to the impact and value of a liberal arts education in the 21st century.

Twitter:

@gettysburg

Language:

English


Episodes

22. Engaging on environmental issues with Profs. Salma Monani and Sarah Principato

4/22/2021
In Episode 22, President Bob Iuliano is joined by Environmental Studies Profs. Salma Monani and Sarah Principato for an Earth Day exclusive discussion. They explore the progression of climate change, the ways in which the media shapes and is shaped by environmental issues, how we all can play a part in combating climate change, and more.

Duration:00:30:51

21. Empowering women on and off the field with Coach Carol Cantele ’83

3/8/2021
In Episode 21, President Bob Iuliano is joined by Women’s Lacrosse Coach Carol Canetele ’83, who was recently selected into the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame. They discuss the progress made in women’s athletics from the ’80s to today, what inspired Cantele to return to the Gettysburg field as a coach, her keys to coaching a nationally-acclaimed team, the legacy she hopes to leave behind, and more.

Duration:00:32:24

20. ‘Abraham Lincoln in his Times’ with Lincoln Prize recipient David S. Reynolds

2/26/2021
In Episode 20, President Bob Iuliano is joined by 2021 Lincoln Prize recipient David S. Reynolds. Through the prism of Reynolds’ award-winning book "Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times," they discuss the character of President Lincoln, the ways in which he was molded by society and his experiences, how some of the issues he faced in his time mirror those we are grappling with today, and what we can learn from the legacy that he has left behind.

Duration:00:32:03

19. The power of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words with Profs. Jennifer Bloomquist and McKinley Melton

1/18/2021
In Episode 19, President Bob Iuliano is joined by two members of the Gettysburg College community: Associate English Prof. McKinley Melton and Linguistics and Africana Studies Prof. Jennifer Bloomquist, who also serves as associate provost for faculty development and dean of social sciences and interdisciplinary programs. They discuss the lasting impact of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words, what made his use of language so powerful and effective, and how we can apply the lessons learned from...

Duration:00:40:04

18. Reflecting on 2020 with President Bob Iuliano and guest Interviewer Joe Lynch ’85

12/22/2020
In Episode 18, President Bob Iuliano is joined by Joe Lynch ’85, executive director of alumni relations at the College, who takes on the role of the interviewer and accompanies Iuliano on a 2020 year in review. Iuliano discusses some of the most pivotal moments of 2020, including the spread of COVID-19, the killing of George Floyd, a polarizing election year, and how these moments affected the world and the College. Pivoting from reflection to foresight, Iuliano shares his goals for the...

Duration:00:35:03

17. The spirit of gratitude and giving with Sahana Mukherjee and Gretchen Natter P’15

11/19/2020
In Episode 17, President Bob Iuliano is joined by two members of the Gettysburg College community: Psychology Prof. Sahana Mukherjee and Gretchen Natter P’15, assistant dean of College Life and executive director of the Center for Public Service. They discuss the impact of gratitude on our health, the variability in how people express gratitude, and how we at Gettysburg College foster a culture that recognizes the significance of giving back to the community and working toward the greater...

Duration:00:30:01

16. Preparing for the 2020 election with Johanna Persing ’11 and Kat Atwater ’07

10/30/2020
In Episode 16, President Bob Iuliano is joined by two Gettysburg College alumnae: Johanna Persing ’11, deputy communications director for the Republican National Committee, and Kat Atwater ’07, deputy chief technology officer for the Democratic National Committee. They discuss the nature of their work, the upcoming 2020 election, and how their Gettysburg education prepared them for their careers in politics.

Duration:00:31:12

15. The Confederate monument controversy with Chris Gwinn ’06 and Prof. Scott Hancock

9/30/2020
In Episode 15, President Iuliano is joined by two members of the Gettysburg College community: Chris Gwinn ’06, a supervisory park ranger for interpretation and education at Gettysburg National Military Park, and Professor of Africana studies and history Scott Hancock. Together, they unpack the Confederate monument controversy, particularly in the context of the Gettysburg battlefield.

Duration:00:33:14

14. Building a racially just society with Bruce Gordon '68

8/5/2020
In episode 14, President Bob Iuliano and Bruce Gordon ’68, former President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, discuss the work that remains before us, both within higher education and beyond, to build a racially just society.

Duration:00:30:52

13. What being a “Gettysburgian” means to members of the Class of 2020

5/15/2020
In episode 13, President Bob Iuliano and three members of the Class of 2020—Darby Nisbett, Jason Sinsheimer, and Jazmin Reynoso Ortiz—define what it means to be a “Gettysburgian” by reflecting on their time at Gettysburg College, sharing the lessons they learned, memories of the people and moments that shaped them, and more.

Duration:00:35:35

12. The biology and genetics of COVID-19 with Prof. Steve James ’80

5/11/2020
In episode 12, President Bob Iuliano and Biology Prof. Steve James ’80 discuss the biology and genetics of COVID-19, its origins, how properties of the virus are affecting the development of a vaccine, and other related topics.

Duration:00:25:44

11. Working on the frontlines of COVID-19 with Melissa Zook ’94

5/4/2020
In episode 11, President Bob Iuliano and family practice physician Melissa Zook ’94 discuss the strain that COVID-19 has put on essential workers and the healthcare system, particularly in rural Kentucky, where Zook works and lives.

Duration:00:23:57

10. The ethical dilemmas presented by COVID-19 with Prof. Steve Gimbel

4/24/2020
In episode 10, President Bob Iuliano and Philosophy Prof. Steve Gimbel discuss the many ethical dilemmas presented by COVID-19, particularly for physicians who are facing difficult decisions under conditions of great uncertainty.

Duration:00:29:34

9. The liberal arts: a foundation for purpose and success with Troy Datcher ’90

4/17/2020
In Episode 9, President Bob Iuliano and Troy Datcher ’90, senior vice president and chief customer officer at Clorox, discuss how the liberal arts prepares students to find purpose and success, while making a difference in the world. Datcher reflects on the key skills and lessons he learned at Gettysburg College and how what he learned has helped guide him on his personal and professional journey.

Duration:00:29:00

8. COVID-19’s effects on local and national elections with Bruce Larson

4/10/2020
In Episode 8, President Iuliano and Bruce Larson, chair and professor of political science at the College, make sense of how the COVID-19 outbreak has and will continue to impact ongoing primary elections across the country, how the current administration's response to the health crisis today may affect the presidential election in November, and more.

Duration:00:31:56

7. COVID-19’s effects on the economy with macroeconomist Char Weise

4/3/2020
In Episode 7, President Iuliano and Char Weise, a macroeconomist and Prof. of Economics, discuss the effect the COVID-19 outbreak has had on the economy, what the U.S. government could have done differently, and how long the reverberations may last.

Duration:00:22:29

6. COVID-19’s effects on vulnerable populations with social epidemiologist Amy Dailey

3/27/2020
In Episode 6, President Iuliano and Amy Dailey, a social epidemiologist and Health Sciences Prof., discuss the short-term and long-term effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on vulnerable populations.

Duration:00:22:03

5. Remote learning amid COVID-19 with Jocelyn Swigger, Ryan Kerney, and Rod Tosten

3/20/2020
In Episode 5, President Robert Iuliano explores how the College is making the transition to a remote learning platform for the remainder of the spring semester amid the global health crisis. He is joined by Sunderman Conservatory of Music Prof. and Chair of the Faculty Council Jocelyn Swigger, Prof. of Biology Ryan Kerney, and VP of Information Technology and Prof. of Computer Science Rod Tosten.

Duration:00:31:02

4. The lasting impact of First-Year Seminars with Professors Darren Glass and Kathy Cain

3/13/2020
In Episode 4 of Conversations Beneath the Cupola, podcast host, Gettysburg College President Robert W. Iuliano, is joined by four members of the Gettysburg College community—Director of First-Year Seminars and Alumni Prof. of Mathematics Darren Glass, Psychology Prof. Kathy Cain, and first-year students Katherine Schmitz ’23 and Demaro Ricketts ’23. Each guest highlights the innovative nature, purpose, and lasting impact of the College’s First-Year Seminar program through their unique lens.

Duration:00:24:31

3. The breadth and depth of student involvement with Ben Pontz ’20

1/13/2020
In this episode, President Bob Iuliano and guest Ben Pontz ’20 discuss the breadth and depth of opportunities and experiences that students can pursue at Gettysburg College. Specifically, they unpack Pontz’s immersive Gettysburg College experience as Pontz reflects on his most memorable moments thus far. Pontz is a political science and public policy double major, music minor, and a very involved student across campus. He serves as a drum major of the marching band, an Eisenhower Institute...

Duration:00:24:46