PAST SEMESTERS

Lectures, trips and special events for the past 13 semesters (back to the Spring of 2014) are shown below by academic area and by date for two purposes:

1)  to provide an overview of the diversity of the academic subjects presented by the IRP,  and

2)  to provide specific program topics that have been discussed recently, which may create suggestions for new topics in future IRP semesters.

Some lecture topics may be listed more than once because they are a part of more than one academic area.

The date of the lecture, trip or special event follows the lecture title or description.

 

PAST  LECTURES  –  by Academic Area

 

ARCHAEOLOGY

An Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls (two sessions),  March 6, 2019,  Rev. Howard Burrell
Inside the Neolithic Mind,  October 13, 2016,  Tom Mulkey
Archaeology of the Holy Land Before It Was Holy,  September 27, 2016,  Bill Stead
Archaeology of the Athens, Greece Metro Project,  March 8, 2016,  Bill Stead
Archaeological Excavations: 270 Years of Occupation,  September 9, 2014,  Scott Parker

 

ARCHITECTURE

The Life and Work of Gaudi: Genius or Madman?,  September 12, 2018,  Susan Lyons
Frank Lloyd Wright, Edgar Kaufman and Fallingwater: America’s Greatest Work of Home Architecture,
    March 7, 2018,  Roger Tappen

 

ART

Matilda’s Jewelry Box,  March 12, 2020,  Snorky Wills Nye
The Expressive Art of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, October 29, 2019,  Roberta Mandrekas
Frank Feather: Itinerant Folk Artist, September 11, 2019,  The Honorable Shawn D. Meyers
Disney, Bambi, and an Austrian Jew: A Story of Art and Politics,  October 30, 2018,  Dr. Beverley Eddy
Theatre Performance and the Acting Process,  October 25, 2018,  Paris Peet
Rock, Water, Air,  September 25, 2018,  Bob Dickson
The Life and Work of Gaudi: Genius or Madman?,  September 12, 2018,  Susan Lyons
Monarch Butterflies,  April 4, 2018,  Laurie Collins
The Joys of Photography,  March 27, 2018,  Dr. Toe Thane
Art and the History of Beadwork,  March 15, 2018,  Dr. Kay Ackerman
Frank Lloyd Wright, Edgar Kaufman and Fallingwater:  America’s Greatest Work of Home Architecture,
    March 7, 2018,  Roger Tappen
Landscape and Scenery,  October 10, 2017,  Bob Dickson
Bead Science,  September 26, 2017,  Dr. Kay Ackerman
Historical Quilts from the Franklin County Historical Society Collection,  September 14, 2017,
    Ann Hull, Peg Armstrong & Dottie Moreland
Renaissance Florence,  October 27, 2016,  Philip Lindsay
Is Photography Art?,  Gary Johnson,  September 15, 2016
Art, Perception and the Brain,  March 24, 2016,  Wendy Pires
Woodcarvers at Work,  October 7, 2015,  Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers
The Language of Painting,  March 31, 2015  Philip Lindsay
Daniel R. Knight’s Painting: The Burning of Chambersburg,  April 10, 2014,  Rebecca Massey Lane

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Influential Women: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges,  March 12, 2020,  Helen Wojtech & Beth Halley
–   (Amelia Earhart, Elizabeth Blackwell, Nellie Bly, and Alice Paul)
The Expressive Art of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, October 29, 2019,  Roberta Mandrekas
Dennis Hart Mahan: Military Tactics Instructor at West Point During the 1800s, October 17, 2019, Bob O’Connor
Wee Willie Sherdel: The Cardinals’ Winningest Left-Hander, October 8, 2019,  John Coulson
Jean Craighead George: The First 100 Years, September 24, 2019,  Tom Benjey
The Normandy Diary of Marie-Louise Osmont, September 19, 2019,  Mikele Stillman
Frank Feather: Itinerant Folk Artist, September 11, 2019,  The Honorable Shawn D. Meyers
James Smith: Pennsylvania Frontier Leader  April 17, 2019,  Susan Crouse Smith
The Dying President: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944-1945,  April 16, 2019,  Dr. Fran Herrity
Eisenhower in Gettysburg,  April 11, 2019,  Jackie White
Ona Judge and the Lure of Freedom,  March 26, 2019,  Gary Johnson
Hannah Patterson and the 100th Anniversary of Woman Suffrage,  March 7, 2019,  Amy Ensley
Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin,  April 25, 2018,  Susan Lyons
Mira Lloyd Dock, April 24, 2018,  Dr. Susan Rimby
The Amazing Career of Brigadier General Anna Mae Hayes, April 5, 2018,  Major General (Retired) Deb Wheeling
A Visit from General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain,  March 14, 2018,  Rev. Bob Macfarlane
Martin Luther and the Reformation,  October 24, 2017,  Rev. Dana Blouch-Hanson
Harriet Lane Johnson, James Buchanan’s First Lady,  October 19, 2017,  Bob O’Connor
Elizabeth Keckley: Personal Modiste & Confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln,  September 19, 2017,  Susan Lyons
Hamilton: An American Musical,  April 6, 2017,  Gary Johnson
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: German Theologian and Martyr,  March 28, 2017,  Rev. Dr. David True
General John Pershing – In Person,  September 13, 2016,  played by David Shuey
Lewis The Robber,  April 7, 2015,  Gary Johnson
The Paxton Boys: Destroying Penn’s Peaceable Kingdom,  March 19, 2015,  Susan Lyons
John Brown: Emancipation Efforts and the African-American Response,  March 11, 2015,  Dr. Beverly Mitchell
James E. Hanger – Civil War Amputee,  October 16, 2014,  Bob O’Connor
Geneneral Hugh Mercer: Physician, Patriot and Forgotten Hero,  September 16, 2014,  Tim Rockwell
Frances Perkins: First Woman Cabinet Member,  September 11, 2014,  Susan Lyons
General John C. McCausland – In Person,  May 1, 2014,  played by David Shuey
The Life & Times of Alexander McClure,  May 1, 2014,  Carol Gallagher
Susana Miller Etter: Local Stories of the Civil War,  April 29, 2014,  Susan Etter
Caroline Houser and Friends Remember,  April 29, 2014,  Joan Bowen
A Look at the Life of Harriet Lane,  April 1, 2014,  Joan McCulloh
The Other Frank Leslie,  March 20, 2014,  Wendy Pires
James M. Rouzer: Soldier & Lawman,  March 18, 2014,  Roger Heller
Brigadier General Imboden and the Wagon Train of the Wounded,  March 11, 2014,  Steven French

 

BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION

Local Government, September 12, 2019,  Jim Zumwalt
Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) to Building Design,  October 9, 2018,  Len Lendenmeyer
Dairy: Past and Present,  October 2, 2018,  John Azzone
The Current State of Rooftop Solar,  October 2, 2018,  Mike McKechnie
Tourism in Franklin County,  September 25, 2018,  Janet Pollard
Money, Money, Money: From Seashells to Bitcoins, April 17, 2018,  Larry Malone
The Myth of the Robot Apocalypse,  November 2, 2017,  Dr. Barbara Mistick
Life in City Hall,  October 31, 2017,  Jim Zumwalt
Chambersburg Highline: The Road to Success,  October 25, 2017,  Mike Marotte
Getting the Most Bang for Your Charitable Buck,  October 25, 2017,  Michael Peterson
When Should You Contact an Attorney?,  October 17, 2017,  Elliott Sulcove
Overview of Habitat for Humanity in Franklin County,  October 17, 2017,  Tom Reardon
Claiming Ground in PA: Women Farmers, Feminism and Activism,  October 25, 2016,  Dianna Heim
Consumer Fraud for Seniors,  October 11, 2016,  Mary Bach
Redefining Diversity and Inclusion in the New Marketplace,  March 31, 2016,  Laurie Hoes
Microsavings: Building Wealth, Pennies at a Time, April 10, 2014,  Sonia Patterson
Investing for Retirement Income in Uncertain Economic Times,  March 25, 2014,  Michael Peterson

 

CURRENT EVENTS & ISSUES

Ethics, National Security, and Disruptive Technologies,  March 11, 2020,  Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff
Freedom, Justice and Equal Rights: the Keys to Peace in Palestine-Israel,  March 10, 2020,  Miko Peled
China: Cyber and Information Warfare,  March 5, 2020,  Dean Cheng
Women in American Politics: New Voices, New Choices,  October 29, 2019,  Dr. Sara Grove
Political Polarization: Separation Anxiety,  October 23, 2019,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
Conserving Endangered Rhinos in South Africa,  October 10, 2019,  Dr. Abigail Berkey
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Overview & Update, October 9, 2019,  John Ricca
Radical Jihad: Analysis & Current Status,  October 8, 2019,  John Ricca
Great Decisions: The Rise of Populism in Europe, October 1, 2019,  Tom Mulkey
Beekeeping and Some of the Challenges Bees Face Today, September 18, 2019,  Claire Jantz
Fake News? … Alternative Facts? … or American Mythology?,  September 17, 2019,  Susan Lyons
The Facts of Life (without sex): What College Students Need to Know to Navigate the Real World,
    April 17, 2019,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
The Evolving Role of Women in International Security,  March 28, 2019,  Laurie Hoes
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program,  March 14, 2019,  Chad Lower
Great Decisions: Refugees and Global Migration,  March 14, 2019,  Tom Mulkey
Foundations of Christianity: Religion and Violence, Part 1,  March 7, 2019,  Rev. Andrew Hart
Wedge: How Polarized Media Foster Our Political Disunion,  October 23, 2018  Dr. Alison Dagnes
Great Decisions,  Turkey: Partner in Crisis,  October 18, 2018,  Foreign Policy Discussion Group
Douglas HarmonThe Electoral College: Should it Be Abolished?,  October 16, 2018,  Dr. Fran Herrity
The Opioid Crisis and Law Enforcement’s Response in Ben’s County,  October 11, 2018,  Matt Fogal
The Bill of Rights and You,  October 10, 2018,  Stephanie Jirard, JD
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Cases and Controversies,  October 4, 2018,  Dr. Sarah Grove
Iran & North Korea: Current Status and Issues,  September 20,2018,  John Ricca
Al Qaeda & ISIL: Overview and Update,  September 20, 2018,  John Ricca
Community Placemaking Through Modern Libraries, April 25, 2018,  Mark Story
Surviving a Terrorist Suicide-Bomb Attack,  April 18, 2018,  Pastor Kristopher Sledge
Money, Money, Money: From Seashells to Bitcoins, April 17, 2018,  Larry Malone
Free Speech for You or Me?, April 12, 2018,  Dr. Sara Grove
U.S. Nuclear Weapons: Nuclear Testing, Budget and Employment Policy,  April 3, 2018,  John Ricca
Preventing a Terrorist Nuclear Attack,  April 3, 2018,  John Ricca
My Phone is Melting from All the Political Alerts,  March 27, 2018,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
Understanding Poverty in Franklin County,  March 20, 2018,  Megan Shreve
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Community Connection,  March 20, 2018,  Jonathan Raber
Great Decisions: The Waning of Pax Americana,  March 15, 2018,  Tom Mulkey
The Impact of U.S. Decisions on Christians in the Middle East,  March 13, 2018,  Michael Armanious
Education: Free-Market Commodity or Essential Societal Service?  March 8, 2018,  Tom Mulkey
Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania,  March 8, 2018,  Pete Lagiovane
Why Have the News Media Become So Inaccurate?,  March 6, 2018,  Dr. Mark Mandeles
You Can’t Hurry Love or Decisions: The U.S. Supreme Court Term,  October 5, 2017,  Dr. Sara Grove
Radical Jihad: World-Wide and in the U.S.,  October 3, 2017,  John Ricca
Al Qaeda and ISIL: Overview & Update,  October 3, 2017,  John Ricca
The Future of Europe,  September 21, 2017,  Tom Mulkey
One Hundred Days: Then and Now,  April 27, 2017,  Dr. Sara Grove
U.S. Military Operations in Africa,  April 25, 2017,  Colonel Donald Potoczny
A Market-Based Solution to Climate Change,  April 20, 2017,  Dr. Siegfried “Zig” Herzog
Update: the Effects of Three Major Nuclear Power Plant Accidents,  April 5, 2017,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Weapons of Mass Destruction Update: The Middle & Far East,  April 4, 2017,  John Ricca
Threats & Security Issues: Europe and the Pacific,  March 21, 2017,  Colonels M. True & A. Fletcher
Great Decisions: North & South Korea Choices,  October 4, 2016,  Tom Mulkey
This Election is Bananas – But It Certainly Has Appeal,  September 29, 2016,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.,  September 29, 2016,  Meintje Westerbeek
Biological Terrorism,  John Ricca,  September 15, 2016
Elder Abuse,  September 13, 2016,  Jerry Mitchell
The Roberts Court Decisions and the Future of the Supreme Court,  April 28, 2016,  Dr. Sara Grove
Women in Combat: Roles & Requirements,  April 26, 2016,
–    Lieutenant Colonels  Tammy Baugh,  Chris Briand  and  Kelly Jones
Preventing Radiological & Electromagnetic Terrorism,  April 20, 2016,  John Ricca
Islamic State: Update & Analysis of Domestic & Overseas Options,  April 19, 2016,  John Ricca 
Redefining Diversity and Inclusion in the New Marketplace,  March 31, 2016,  Laurie Hoes
Domestic Violence 101,  March 17, 2016,  Mary Virginia Daniels
Great Decisions: Human Migration,  March 10, 2016,  Tom Mulkey
Iran’s Nuclear Program & the U.S.- Iran Agreement, October 15, 2015,  John Ricca
Iran: People & Culture, October 15, 2015,  Tom Mulkey
Great Decisions: Sectarianism in the Middle East,  October 6, 2015,  Tom Mulkey
ISIS / ISIL: Overview and Update,  September 24, 2015,  John Ricca
Election 2016: A Preview,  September 24, 2015,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
Negotiation & Implementation of the New START Treaty,  September 15, 2015,  Kurt Siemon
Great Decisions: Privacy in the Digital Age,  April 16, 2015,  Tom Mulkey
China: What It Is and What It Is Not,  March 26, 2015,  Dean Cheng
Executive Action or Unconstitutional Grab of Power?,  March 11, 2015,  Stephanie Jirard, J.D.
Political Media & the 2014 Midterm Elections,  October 23, 2014,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
America’s Health & Healthcare Challenges,  October 14, 2014,  Paul Stockhausen (with R.Macus & T.Mulkey)
Hate Crimes & Groups in Pennsylvania,  October 9, 2014,  Stephen Hersh
The State of Immigration Today,  October 7, 2014,  Modesta Paris
Cambodia Through the Ages,  October 2, 2014,  Janet Powers
Great Decisions: Energy Conservation,  October 2, 2014,  Tom Mulkey
The U.S. Supreme Court and the First Amendment,  September 10, 2014,  Stephanie Jirard, J.D.

 

ECONOMICS

Medicare & Medicaid Planning,  March 13, 2019,  Elliott Sulcove
Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) to Building Design,  October 9, 2018,  Len Lendenmeyer
The Current State of Rooftop Solar,  October 2, 2018,  Mike McKechnie
Money, Money, Money: From Seashells to Bitcoins, April 17, 2018,  Larry Malone
The Myth of the Robot Apocalypse,  November 2, 2017,  Dr. Barbara Mistick
Chambersburg Highline: The Road to Success,  October 25, 2017,  Mike Marotte
Getting the Most Bang for Your Charitable Buck,  October 25, 2017,  Michael Peterson
A Market-Based Solution to Climate Change,  April 20, 2017,  Dr. Siegfried “Zig” Herzog
The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania,  April 19, 2017,  Jay Eury
Money and Power,  October 11, 2016,  Charlie Hart
How Economic Sanctions Helped to End the Civil War,  October 28, 2014,  Tim Rowland
Microsavings: Building Wealth, Pennies at a Time, April 10, 2014,  Sonia Patterson
Investing for Retirement Income in Uncertain Economic Times,  March 25, 2014,  Michael Peterson

 

EDUCATION

The Early Years of Wilson College: Equipping Young Ladies for Life,  March 5, 2020,  Amy Ensley
The Tuscarora Wildlife Education Project (TWEP) , October 22, 2019,  Brent Gift & Ray Larson
The Facts of Life (without sex): What College Students Need to Know to Navigate the Real World,
    April 17, 2019,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
First Start Partnerships for Children and Families: Growing Hearts and Minds,  March 19,  Dr. Annette Searfoss
Wilson College and the Rescue of Science and Learning,  September 18, 2018,  Amy Ensley
The Journey of English in America,  September 12, 2018,  Dr. Michael Cornelius
Education: Free-Market Commodity or Essential Societal Service?  March 8, 2018,  Tom Mulkey
Your Library, Right Where You Are,  October 5, 2017,  Karla Trout
Myanmar II: Teaching English, Learning Chin,  September 13, 2017,  Janet Powers
Look It Up – A Short History of Dictionaries,  April 20, 2017,  Pat Chickering
Playing with Dirt at the Dickinson College Farm,  April 5, 2017,  Lizzie Wilford
The Wild, Wacky, Weird Origins of the English Tongue,  April 14, 2016,  Dr. Michael Cornelius
Castles, Vines & Tragic Women: The Pre-Raphaelite Visions,  April 14, 2016,  Dr. Lisa Dorrill
The University of Virginia: America’s First Public University,  April 12, 2016,  Gary Johnson
Learning English to Become an American,  April 6, 2016,  Kathryn Quinn
Statistics: a Completely Normal Human Activity,  March 15, 2016,  Bill Quinn
Studying Crime in the Antietam Country,  October 22, 2015,  Todd Dorsett
Email Etiquette & Technology,  October 21, 2015,  Neil Brown
The “Devil” is in the Details: Analyzing & Interpreting Documents,  October 20, 2015  Jonathan Stayer
Exciting Things Happening at Wilson College!,  April 9, 2015,  Dr. Barbara Mistick
A 50-Year Perspective of Adult and Workforce Education in PA,  March 18, 2015,  Marie Steinbacher
Demystifying Calculus,  March 17, 2015,  Bill Quinn

 

ENGINEERING

Bicycle Physics – Made Simple,  March 4, 2020,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Mercy in Motion: The Gift of Mobility, African Initiative,  October 23, 2018  Elaine Livas
Frank Lloyd Wright, Edgar Kaufman and Fallingwater: America’s Greatest Work of Home Architecture,
    March 7, 2018,  Roger Tappen
Archaeology of the Athens, Greece Metro Project,  March 8, 2016,  Bill Stead

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Fun Facts and Figures about Nancy Drew,  March 13, 2019,  Dr. Michael Cornelius
The Joy of Writing Your Own Story,  October 24, 2018,  Deborah Sweaney
Fantasyland Storybook Park, Gettysburg, PA: 1959 to 1980, April 26, 2018,  Jackie White

 

ENVIRONMENT

The Tuscarora Wildlife Education Project (TWEP) , October 22, 2019,  Brent Gift & Ray Larson
Beekeeping and Some of the Challenges Bees Face Today, September 18, 2019,  Claire Jantz
Radiation: Facts and Fiction,  March 12, 2019,  John Ricca
The Current State of Rooftop Solar,  October 2, 2018,  Mike McKechnie
Vernal Ponds and Ephemeral Wetlands,  September 20, 2017,  Dr. Gene Wingert
A Market-Based Solution to Climate Change,  April 20, 2017,  Dr. Siegfried “Zig” Herzog
Update: the Effects of Three Major Nuclear Power Plant Accidents,  April 5, 2017,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Rachel Carson,  March 22, 2017,  Mary Furlong
A Forest Story,  November 3, 2016,  Dr. Gene Wingert
The Environment and the Human Footprint,  March 15, 2016,  Jan Chlapowski
Great Decisions: Energy Conservation,  October 2, 2014,  Tom Mulkey
Saving Green by Being Green,  September 10, 2014,  Dr. Hans Pfister
The New Green Movement and Nuclear Reactors,  April 17, 2014,  John Ricca
 

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Average People in South Central Pennsylvania: Estate Planning,  October 16, 2018,  Elliott Sulcove
Getting the Most Bang for Your Charitable Buck,  October 25, 2017,  Michael Peterson
When Should You Contact an Attorney?,  October 17, 2017,  Elliott Sulcove
PA: a Great Place to Retire; an Expensive Place to Expire,  October 13, 2015,  Elliott Sulcove
Investor Remedies for Improper Broker Management,  September 10, 2015,  John J. Fitzpatrick
Take Your Brain for a Jog: Think Outside the Box,  September 10, 2015,  Michael Peterson
Estate Planning: Put Your Life in Order and Avoid Leaving a Mess,  March 24, 2015,  Michael Peterson
Microsavings: Building Wealth, Pennies at a Time, April 10, 2014,  Sonia Patterson
Investing for Retirement Income in Uncertain Economic Times,  March 25, 2014,  Michael Peterson

 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Freedom, Justice and Equal Rights: the Keys to Peace in Palestine-Israel,  March 10, 2020,  Miko Peled
China: Cyber and Information Warfare,  March 5, 2020,  Dean Cheng
Great Decisions: The Rise of Populism in Europe, October 1, 2019,  Tom Mulkey
SisterCare in Vietnam,  April 23, 2019,  Rhoda Keener
The Evolving Role of Women in International Security,  March 28, 2019,  Laurie Hoes
Great Decisions: Refugees and Global Migration,  March 14, 2019,  Tom Mulkey
Great Decisions,  Turkey: Partner in Crisis,  October 18, 2018,  Foreign Policy Discussion Group
Partnership with Slovakia and Niger,  March 29, 2018,  Lieutenant Colonel Will Detlefsen
Great Decisions: The Waning of Pax Americana,  March 15, 2018,  Tom Mulkey
The Impact of U.S. Decisions on Christians in the Middle East,  March 13, 2018,  Michael Armanious
U.S. Military Operations in Africa,  April 25, 2017,  Colonel Donald Potoczny
Weapons of Mass Destruction Update: The Middle & Far East,  April 4, 2017,  John Ricca
Great Decisions: North & South Korea Choices,  October 4, 2016,  Tom Mulkey
Great Decisions: Human Migration,  March 10, 2016,  Tom Mulkey
Iran’s Nuclear Program & the U.S.- Iran Agreement, October 15, 2015,  John Ricca
Iran: People & Culture, October 15, 2015,  Tom Mulkey
Great Decisions: Sectarianism in the Middle East,  October 6, 2015,  Tom Mulkey
ISIS / ISIL: Overview and Update,  September 24, 2015,  John Ricca
China‘s Cyber Activities,  September 17, 2015,  Dean Cheng
Negotiation & Implementation of the New START Treaty,  September 15, 2015,  Kurt Siemon
China: What It Is and What It Is Not,  March 26, 2015,  Dean Cheng
China: Change & Continuity, 1970-2010,  April 9, 2014,  Vera Bej
Great Decisions: Political Islam, Post Arab Spring,  April 8, 2014,  Tom Mulkey
International Volunteering: Everyone Benefits,  April 3, 2014,  Dr. Jack Ebersole
Syria: an Update,  March 19, 2014,  Colonel Robert Dawson
The Sorrows of Sarajevo,  March 18, 2014,  Janet Powers
Afghanistan,  March 12, 2014,  Lieutenant Colonel Mark Quander

 

FOREIGN CULTURE

A Photographic Tour of South Africa and Namibia,  September 18, 2019,  Janet Powers
The Emirates: What They Are, Why I Went, and What I Found,  April 25, 2019,  Pat Chickering
Vietnam Culture and Birds,  April 23, 2019,  Rev. Bob Keener
SisterCare in Vietnam,  April 23, 2019,  Rhoda Keener
Beer, Bornholm and Baltic, April 24, 2018,  Pat Chickering
Myanmar II: Teaching English, Learning Chin,  September 13, 2017,  Janet Powers
Egyptian Culture & Cuisine,  March 21, 2017,  Michael Armanious
Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea Odyssey,  October 6, 2016,  Pat Chickering
Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.,  September 29, 2016,  Meintje Westerbeek
A Touch of Tuscany,  March 16, 2016,  George Siehl
Iran: People & Culture, October 15, 2015,  Tom Mulkey
Ghost Marriages and Other Unusual Matrimony,  October 13, 2015,  Dr. Fran Herrity
Great Decisions: Sectarianism in the Middle East,  October 6, 2015,  Tom Mulkey
China: What It Is and What It Is Not,  March 26, 2015,  Dean Cheng
China: Change & Continuity, 1970-2010,  April 9, 2014,  Vera Bej
The Sorrows of Sarajevo,  March 18, 2014,  Janet Powers

 

GEOGRAPHY

A Photographic Tour of South Africa and Namibia,  September 18, 2019,  Janet Powers
A Walk up the Continental Divide Trail,  March 21, 2019,  Jay Eury
The Great Chancery Suit 1735: The Mason-Dixon Lines,  October 24, 2017,  Robert Angle & Wayne Twigg
Renaissance Florence,  October 27, 2016,  Philip Lindsay
Hadrian’s Wall Path: A Walk Through History,  October 27, 2016,  Hugh Graham
Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea Odyssey,  October 6, 2016,  Pat Chickering
Inca & Modern: Machu Picchu and More,  April 5, 2016,  Janet Powers
A Touch of Tuscany,  March 16, 2016,  George Siehl
Cambodia Through the Ages,  October 2, 2014,  Janet Powers
Appalachian Trail: Ten Things You May Not Know,  April 15, 2014,  Tara Gettig
The Allure of the Arctic,  April 15, 2014,  Pat Chickering

 

HEALTH & MEDICINE

Lifestyle Decisions that Matter,  October 10, 2019,  Dr. Paul Klink
Meditation for the Busy Mind, October 9, 2019,  Dr. Julie Falk
Stress in Your Life The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, September 24, 2019,  Thomas Moriarty
Community Nursing: How Can It Impact Me?, September 17, 2019,  Julie Beck
Medication Management,  September 10, 2019,  Dr. Christa Zimmerman
SisterCare in Vietnam,  April 23, 2019,  Rhoda Keener
Vaccines and You: Do the Immunological Safety Dance, and LIVE!!,  April 4, 2019,  Dr. Brad Stiles
Palliative Care: What It Is and How It Differs from Hospice,  April 2, 2019,  Dr. Iwona Janicka  &  Dr. Anna Kent
First Start Partnerships for Children and Families: Growing Hearts and Minds,  March 19,  Dr. Annette Searfoss
Medicare & Medicaid Planning,  March 13, 2019,  Elliott Sulcove
Radiation: Facts and Fiction,  March 12, 2019,  John Ricca
PTSD: The Continual War Within,  October 25, 2018,  Rev. Andrew Hart
Mercy in Motion: The Gift of Mobility, African Initiative,  October 23, 2018  Elaine Livas
Lyme Disease: Treatment and Management,  October 10, 2018,  Dr. Timothy Stonesifer
Exercise for Seniors,  September 19, 2018,  Dr. Joe Jacobs
Physics of the Human Body,  September 13, 2018,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Microbes: Mini-Marvels that are In, On and Around You,  April 12, 2018,  Dr. Brad Stiles
Franklin County Department of Aging: Update, April 5, 2018,  Traci Kline
Healthy Aging: Pain Management,  April 4, 2018,  Dr. Greg Lyon-Loftus
Healthy Dental Aging: Diseases That Affect Your Mouth,  March 6, 2018,  Dr. John Palm
The Human Eye and Your Vision in a High Tech World,  October 12, 2017,  Dr. Glen Elliott
Aging at Home, Your Civil Rights: The Olmstead Decision,  September 12, 2017,  Dr. Sheri Morgan
The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania,  April 19, 2017,  Jay Eury
Transcendental Meditation,  April 11, 2017,  Robert Shimer
Healthy Aging: Diabetic Management,  March 8, 2017,  Dr. Greg Lyon-Loftus
Exercise for Seniors,  March 8, 2017,  Dr. Joe Jacobs
Healthy Dental Aging,  November 1, 2016,  Dr. John Palm
Nursing Homes & Continuing Care Retirement Communities,  October 18, 2016,  Elliott Sulcove
Patient Health Portal: Access & Benefits,  April 21, 2016,  Ruth Ludwig
Aging at Home (in place): Health Alert Technologies,  March 29, 2016,  Carranda Barkdoll
Art, Perception and the Brain,  March 24, 2016,  Wendy Pires
Healthy Aging: End of Life Decision Making,  March 22, 2016,  Dr. Greg Lyon-Luftus
Yoga for Health,  October 8, 2015,  Mary Jo Frey
Fluoridation: Information Update,  September 16, 2015,  John Ricca & Randy Van Scyoc
Skin Care to Last a Lifetime,  September 15, 2015,  Pamela Ross
Cancer Prevention,  September 8, 2015,  Dr. John F. Robinson
What is a Podiatrist?,  April 30, 2015,  Dr. Peter Holdaway
Healthy Aging: What We Know About Dementia,  April 28, 2015,  Dr. Greg Lyon-Loftus
Fluoridation: Truths & Myths,  April 9, 2015,  Dr. Michael Cerveris
50 Million Deaths in Two Months: The Story of the Spanish Flu,  March 12, 2015,  Jim Rada, Jr.
America’s Health & Healthcare Challenges,  October 14, 2014,  Paul Stockhausen (with R.Macus & T.Mulkey)
Lyme Disease: Cause, Treatment & Management,  October 8, 2014,  Dr. Timothy Stonesifer
Keeping Our Aging Brains Sharper, Smarter & Faster,  September 30, 2014,  Jonathan Altfeld
Healthy Aging: Living with Arthritis,  September 17, 2014,  Dr. Greg Lyon-Loftus
Genes, Health and Being Fully Human,  April 3, 2014,  Dr. Laurie Zoloth
Healthy Aging: Allergies,  March 12, 2014,  Dr. Greg Lyon-Loftus

 

HISTORY:  PRE-CIVIL WAR

The Development of the Bible, October 17, 2019,  Rev. Howard Burrell
James Smith: Pennsylvania Frontier Leader  April 17, 2019,  Susan Crouse Smith
Ona Judge and the Lure of Freedom,  March 26, 2019,  Gary Johnson
An Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls (two sessions),  March 6, 2019,  Rev. Howard Burrell
The Captivity Narrative in the 18th Century,  October 26, 2017,  Tad Miller
Martin Luther and the Reformation,  October 24, 2017,  Rev. Dana Blouch-Hanson
The Great Chancery Suit 1735: The Mason-Dixon Lines,  October 24, 2017,  Robert Angle & Wayne Twigg
Liquor: From Rattleskulls to Cosmos, 250 Years of American History,  April 6, 2017,  Lawrence Malone
Hamilton: An American Musical,  April 6, 2017,  Gary Johnson
1756: Peril and Perseverance in South-Central Pennsylvania,  March 22, 2017,  Linda Martin Gilmore
Hadrian’s Wall Path: A Walk Through History,  October 27, 2016,  Hugh Graham
Inside the Neolithic Mind,  October 13, 2016,  Tom Mulkey
Archaeology of the Holy Land Before It Was Holy,  September 27, 2016,  Bill Stead
Recognizing America’s Significant Historic Landmarks,  April 7, 2016,  Patty Henry
Strange Stories of the Revolutionary War,  October 22, 2015,  Tim Rowland
The “Devil” is in the Details: Analyzing & Interpreting Documents,  October 20, 2015  Jonathan Stayer
The Place, People & Plants of the Patrick Gass Garden,  September 29, 2015,  Bill Stead
Richard Bard’s Capture, Escape & Rescue of His Wife from Indians,  September 22,  Jim Rada, Jr.
Lewis The Robber,  April 7, 2015,  Gary Johnson
The Pride of Baltimore: Fort McHenry & the National Anthem,  April 2, 2015  Stephen Bockmiller
Blunston Licenses: Securing Lands West of the Susquehanna,  March 31, 2015  Aaron McWilliams
The Paxton Boys: Destroying Penn’s Peaceable Kingdom,  March 19, 2015,  Susan Lyons
Harvest of Sorrow: Frontiers of the Cumberland Valley, 1755-1765,  March 19, 2015,  Roger Swartz
The 1747 Diary of James McCullogh,  October 23, 2014,  Dr. John Stauffer
The Society of the Cincinnati Library: History & Holdings,  September 23, 2014,  Sandra Powers
General Hugh Mercer: Physician, Patriot and Forgotten Hero,  September 16, 2014,  Tim Rockwell
Archaeological Excavations: 270 Years of Occupation,  September 9, 2014,  Scott Parker
The Society of Cincinnati: a Brief History,  April 24, 2014,  Sandra Powers
A Look at the Life of Harriet Lane,  April 1, 2014,  Joan McCulloh
Liquor’s Role in the History of the Potomac Highlands,  March 27, 2014,  Tim Rowland
Camp Security: a Revolutionary War Prison Camp,  March 11, 2014,  Jonathan Stayer & Carol Tanzola

 

HISTORY:  CIVIL WAR ERA

Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard, October 22, 2019,  Britt Isenberg
Dennis Hart Mahan: Military Tactics Instructor at West Point During the 1800s, October 17, 2019, Bob O’Connor
Wounded Houses, Shattered Lives: What Was It Like For the Gettysburg Citizens of 1863?,
    October 15, 2019,  Linda Clark
Imprisonment, Trial & Execution of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, September 25, 2019,  Mark Grim
Soldiers, Sisters, Spies: Women of the Civil War, September 12, 2019,  Helen Wojtech & Beth Halley
Welcome to the Rock!  Alcatraz: The Attack & Defense of Northern California in the American
    Civil War,  April 18, 2019,  Colonel (Retired) John J. Fitzpatrick
Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination,  April 9, 2019,  Dennis Frye
Soldiering With a Vengeance: 21 Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry in the American Civil War,  April 9, 2019,  Britt Isenberg
Heroic Women of Gettysburg,  April 4, 2019,  Debra Novotny
Stories the Monuments Tell: A Photo Tour of Gettysburg,  April 2, 2019,  Leon Reed
Faces of Heroes, Warriors, Angels, and Survivors,  March 19,  Ann Hull
A Tour Through the Dobbin House, Gettysburg, PA,  November 1, 2018,  Jackie White
Southern Oasis at Gettysburg,  September 19, 2018,  Bob O’Connor
The Walk Unabowed Project: Slavery in Franklin County,  September 18, 2018,  Justin McHenry
McNeill’s Rangers in the Gettysburg Campaign,  September 11, 2018,  Steven French
Gettysburg Spangler Farm: Civil War Hospital and More, April 10, 2018,  Paul Semanek
The Spangler Farm & Union Field Hospital: In Their Own Words, April 10, 2018, Janice Semanek
A Visit from General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain,  March 14, 2018,  Rev. Bob Macfarlane
Harriet Lane Johnson, James Buchanan’s First Lady,  October 19, 2017,  Bob O’Connor
Elizabeth Keckley: Personal Modiste & Confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln,  September 19, 2017,  Susan Lyons
The Murphy Farm: Refuge from Racism,  April 21, 2016,  Bob O’Connor
Recognizing America’s Significant Historic Landmarks,  April 7, 2016,  Patty Henry
The Aftermath of Lincoln’s Death,  April 14, 2015,  Bob O’Connor
The Greatest Congress,  April 14, 2015,  Tim Rowland
Drawing the Mason-Dixon Line(s),  April 8, 2015,  Fred Firman
Celebrated Civil War Generals from South-Central Pennsylvania,  March 26, 2015,  Dr. Richard Sommers
Between Home and Battlefield: Women in the American Civil War,  March 17, 2015,  Dr. Kay Ackerman
John Brown: Emancipation Efforts and the African-American Response,  March 11, 2015,  Dr. Beverly Mitchell
How Economic Sanctions Helped to End the Civil War,  October 28, 2014,  Tim Rowland
Beneath Your Feet (battlefield artifacts),  October 28, 2014,  Justin Mayhue
James E. Hanger – Civil War Amputee,  October 16, 2014,  Bob O’Connor
Follow the Money: The 1864 Ransom of Hagerstown, MD,  September 30, 2014,  Stephen Bockmiller
Science & Technology of the Civil War,  September 25, 2014,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad During the Civil War,  September 17, 2014,  Dan Toomey
Chambersburg Avenged,  September 16, 2014,  Steven French
The Daughters of Charity: Service as Civil War Nurses,  September 11, 2014,  Jim Rada
General John C. McCausland “In Person”,  May 1, 2014,  played by David Shuey
The Life & Times of Alexander McClure,  May 1, 2014,  Carol Gallagher
Susana Miller Etter: Local Stories of the Civil War,  April 29, 2014,  Susan Etter
Caroline Houser and Friends Remember,  April 29, 2014,  Joan Bowen
Daniel R. Knight’s Painting: The Burning of Chambersburg,  April 10, 2014,  Rebecca Massey Lane
The Other Frank Leslie,  March 20, 2014,  Wendy Pires
James M. Rouzer: Soldier & Lawman,  March 18, 2014,  Roger Heller
Brigadier General Imboden and the Wagon Train of the Wounded,  March 11, 2014,  Steven French

 

HISTORY:  POST-CIVIL WAR

Influential Women: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges,  March 12, 2020,  Helen Wojtech & Beth Halley
   (Amelia Earhart, Elizabeth Blackwell, Nellie Bly, and Alice Paul)
Tales of Gettysburg’s Other History,  March 11, 2020,  Tara Wenzel
Spies on the Mountain: The OSS Training Camp on Catoctin Mountain,  March 4, 2020,  Jim Rada, Jr.
The Poison Pen of Smithsburg,  March 3, 2020,  Todd Dorsett
The Supreme Court Under the Leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts,  March 3, 2020,  Dr. Sara Grove
From Abandoned Boxcar to Heritage Site, October 31, 2019,  Tiffany Weaver
The VENONA Secrets, October 22, 2019,  Neil Brown
A Combat Engineer with Patton’s Army in World War II, October 23, 2019,  Leon Reed & Lois Lembo
America’s Number One Black History Site? ,  October 15, 2019,  Dr. Ed Maliskas
The Normandy Diary of Marie-Louise Osmont, September 19, 2019,  Mikele Stillman
The Dying President: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944-1945,  April 16, 2019,  Dr. Fran Herrity
Eisenhower in Gettysburg,  April 11, 2019,  Jackie White
The Lost Collection of the Pine Grove Furnace Prisoner of War Camp, April 2, 2019,  Vince Montano
Hannah Patterson and the 100th Anniversary of Woman Suffrage,  March 7, 2019,  Amy Ensley
Supreme Court Appointments: Fifty Years of Controversy,  Tuesday, March 5, 2019,  Dr. Sara Grove
A Veteran of Vietnam and the College Campus Looks Back at the 1960s,  Tuesday, March 5, 2019,  Colonel (Retired) Al Shine
Disney, Bambi, and an Austrian Jew: A Story of Art and Politics,  October 30, 2018,  Dr. Beverley Eddy
Tales From the Old Jail,  October 30, 2018,  Suellen Burkey
The Spanish Civil War: Prelude to World War II?,  September 27, 2018,  Dr. William Morgan
Wilson College and the Rescue of Science and Learning,  September 18, 2018,  Amy Ensley
Terrorism: Domestic & International Leading up to 9/11,  September 11, 2018,  Kirby Scott
Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin,  April 25, 2018,  Susan Lyons
From the Civil War to World War II and Back Again: One Marine’s Journey,  March 7, 2018, Jim Rada
A History of Race at Wilson College,  September 26, 2017,  Amy Ensley
The Lincoln Highway, Past and Present,  September 19, 2017,  Olga Herbert
Religion in the Gilded Age,  September 14, 2017,  Rev. Dr. Jon Terry
The 1922 Marine Corps March on Gettysburg,  September 13, 2017,  Jim Rada
Jason’s Helmet,  April 18, 2017,  Linda Heinrich
250 Years on Tom’s Run,  April 11, 2017,  David Smith
Liquor: From Rattleskulls to Cosmos, 250 Years of American History,  April 6, 2017,  Lawrence Malone
The Psycho Boys of Gettysburg’s Camp Sharpe,  March 30, 2017,  Dr. Beverley Eddy
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: German Theologian and Martyr,  March 28, 2017,  Rev. Dr. David True
Custer’s Last Stand,  March 23, 2017,  Steven French
What!?!? The 2016 Election in Review,  March 9, 2017,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
First-Hand Account of the D-Day Invasion,  October 25, 2016,  Arthur Staymates
The History of Fort Ritchey,  October 18, 2016,  Arnold Callham
A Brief History of Witches: The Burning Times to 1929,  October 6, 2016,  Judith Pellegrino
19th Century First Ladies,  September 21, 2016,  Mary Furlong
General John Pershing – In Person,  September 13, 2016,  David Shuey
Carlisle Indian School Football Immortals,  April 26, 2016,  Tom Benjey
The University of Virginia: America’s First Public University,  April 12, 2016,  Gary Johnson
Eisenhower’s Ghost Army: Deception in the Success of D-Day,  April 12, 2016,  Lawrence Malone
Congressional Staffers: Who They Are and What They Do,  March 24, 2016,  Dr. Fran Herrity
The Gilded Age,  March 9, 2016,  Pat Chickering
First Ladies: Making a Difference,  March 9, 2016,  Mary Furlong
The Craighead Naturalists,  September 22,  Tom Benjey
The White Rose & German Student Resistance to National Socialism,  April 23, 2015,  Dr. David Wildermuth
Nov 63 – Nov 64: The Most Dramatic Twelve Months in American History,  April 7, 2015,  Lawrence Malone
50 Million Deaths is Two Months: The Story of the Spanish Flu,  March 12, 2015,  Jim Rada, Jr.
A Tale of Two Firebacks: Detecting Local History in Artifacts,  March 10, 2015,  Heather Wade
Fleeing from the Soviets and the Nazis,  October 22, 2014,  Vera Bej
The 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain,  October 8, 2014,  Tom Mulkey
Cambodia Through the Ages,  October 2, 2014,  Janet Powers
Frances Perkins: First Woman Cabinet Member,  September 11, 2014,  Susan Lyons
The Pacification of Lida in the Holocaust’s First Hour,  April 24, 2014,  Dr. David Wildermuth

HOBBIES

Matilda’s Jewelry Box,  March 12, 2020,  Snorky Wills Nye
Bicycle Physics – Made Simple,  March 4, 2020,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Bicycle Adventures,  April 16, 2019,  Dan Grandel
A Walk up the Continental Divide Trail,  March 21, 2019,  Jay Eury
Fun Facts and Figures about Nancy Drew,  March 13, 2019,  Dr. Michael Cornelius
The Joy of Writing Your Own Story,  October 24, 2018,  Deborah Sweaney
Plants and Flowers that Attract Birds to Your Backyard,  October 9, 2018,  Rev. Bob Keener
Bicycling Across America,  September 27, 2018,  Dan Grandel & Pat Phenicie-Grandel
Rock, Water, Air,  September 25, 2018,  Bob Dickson
The Cannonball, April 17, 2018,  Gary Johnson
Monarch Butterflies,  April 4, 2018,  Laurie Collins
The Joys of Photography,  March 27, 2018,  Dr. Toe Thane
Bead Science,  September 26, 2017,  Dr. Kay Ackerman
Historical Quilts from the Franklin County Historical Society Collection,  September 14, 2017,
    Ann Hull, Peg Armstrong & Dottie Moreland
Getting Started with Your Genealogy,  April 25, 2017,  Carol Miller-Schultz
Researching Pennsylvania World War I Veterans,  March 30, 2017,  Kurt Siemon
Everyone Has a “Story”  September 22, 2016,  Fanny Crawford & Larry Hayes
Trout Fishing in Pennsylvania,  September 21, 2016,  Rod Cross
Is Photography Art?,  Gary Johnson,  September 15, 2016
A Walk in the Woods Without Robert Redford,  March 17, 2016,  Jim Zumwalt
Keep Calm . . . And Hike On,  April 2, 2015,  Edward Riggs
Attracting Butterflies to Your Backyard,  March 12, 2015,  Laurie Collins
Appalachian Trail: Ten Things You May Not Know,  April 15, 2014,  Tara Gettig
International Volunteering: Everyone Benefits,  April 3, 2014,  Dr. Jack Ebersole

 

HOMELAND & NATIONAL SECURITY

Ethics, National Security, and Disruptive Technologies,  March 11, 2020,  Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff
China: Cyber and Information Warfare,  March 5, 2020,  Dean Cheng
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Overview & Update, October 9, 2019,  John Ricca
Radical Jihad: Analysis & Current Status,  October 8, 2019,  John Ricca
Army National Guard,  April 11, 2019,  Lieutenant Colonel Wyatt Hansen
The U.S. Marine Corps: America’s Expeditionary Force in Readiness,  March 28, 2019,  Lieutenant Colonel Ashley Burch
Great Decisions: Refugees and Global Migration,  March 14, 2019,  Tom Mulkey
The Future of War,  March 12, 2019,  Dr. Mark Mandeles
Iran & North Korea: Current Status and Issues,  September 20,2018,  John Ricca
Al Qaeda & ISIL: Overview and Update,  September 20, 2018,  John Ricca
Terrorism: Domestic & International Leading up to 9/11,  September 11, 2018,  Kirby Scott
U.S. Nuclear Weapons: Nuclear Testing, Budget and Employment Policy,  April 3, 2018,  John Ricca
Preventing a Terrorist Nuclear Attack,  April 3, 2018,  John Ricca
Homeland Defense, Homeland Security, and Defense Support to Civil Authorities,  March 29, 2018,
    Lieutenant Colonel William (Craig) Hummer and Lieutenant Colonel Ken Shubert
 Partnership with Slovakia and Niger,  March 29, 2018,  Lieutenant Colonel Will Detlefsen
The U.S. Army Today and Into the Future,  March 13, 2018,  Lieutenant Colonel William C. Hannan
Radical Jihad: World-Wide and in the U.S.,  October 3, 2017,  John Ricca
Al Qaeda and ISIL: Overview & Update,  October 3, 2017,  John Ricca
U.S. Military Operations in Africa,  April 25, 2017,  Colonel Donald Potoczny
Weapons of Mass Destruction Update: The Middle & Far East,  April 4, 2017,  John Ricca
Threats & Security Issues: Europe and the Pacific,  March 21, 2017,  Colonels M. True & A. Fletcher
Cryptography,  October 20, 2016,  Dr. Richard Weller
Biological Terrorism,  John Ricca,  September 15, 2016
Women in Combat: Roles & Requirements,  April 26, 2016,
    Lieutenant Colonels  Tammy Baugh,  Chris Briand  and  Kelly Jones
Preventing Radiological & Electromagnetic Terrorism,  April 20, 2016,  John Ricca
Islamic State: Update & Analysis of Domestic & Overseas Options,  April 19, 2016,  John Ricca 
Great Decisions: Human Migration,  March 10, 2016,  Tom Mulkey
Iran’s Nuclear Program & the U.S.- Iran Agreement, October 15, 2015,  John Ricca
Great Decisions: Sectarianism in the Middle East,  October 6, 2015,  Tom Mulkey
ISIS / ISIL: Overview and Update,  September 24, 2015,  John Ricca
Negotiation & Implementation of the New START Treaty,  September 15, 2015,  Kurt Siemon
Great Decisions: Privacy in the Digital Age,  April 16, 2015,  Tom Mulkey
China: What It Is and What It Is Not,  March 26, 2015,  Dean Cheng
The State of Immigration Today,  October 7, 2014,  Modesta Paris

 

HUMAN INTEREST

The Poison Pen of Smithsburg,  March 3, 2020,  Todd Dorsett
A Combat Engineer with Patton’s Army in World War II, October 23, 2019,  Leon Reed & Lois Lembo
Member Speakers: Best Advice or Best Place Visited and Why,  October 1, 2019,  Paul Stockhausen
The Chambersburg Kiwanis Club: Helping the Children, September 25, 2019,  Deb Wheeling & Dr. Jim Wheeling
Be Your Own Hero: Violence Prevention Solutions, September 11, 2019,  Suzanne Gervase
SisterCare in Vietnam,  April 23, 2019,  Rhoda Keener
Bicycle Adventures,  April 16, 2019,  Dan Grandel
A Walk up the Continental Divide Trail,  March 21, 2019,  Jay Eury
Disney, Bambi, and an Austrian Jew: A Story of Art and Politics,  October 30, 2018,  Dr. Beverley Eddy
PTSD: The Continual War Within,  October 25, 2018,  Rev. Andrew Hart
Mercy in Motion: The Gift of Mobility, African Initiative,  October 23, 2018  Elaine Livas
Franklin County Certified Tourism Ambassador Program,  October 18, 2018,  Douglas Harmon
Wilson College and the Rescue of Science and Learning,  September 18, 2018,  Amy Ensley
Surviving a Terrorist Suicide-Bomb Attack,  April 18, 2018,  Pastor Kristopher Sledge
Community Uniting! Building Bridges in the Community, April 18, 2018,  Sandy Grotberg
The Amazing Career of Brigadier General Anna Mae Hayes, April 5, 2018,  Major General (Retired) Deb Wheeling
Understanding Poverty in Franklin County,  March 20, 2018,  Megan Shreve
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Community Connection,  March 20, 2018,  Jonathan Raber
The Franklin County Children’s Advocacy Center,  October 19, 2017,  Dianne Kelso
Overview of Habitat for Humanity in Franklin County,  October 17, 2017,  Tom Reardon
RabbitTransit: Franklin County Public Transportation,  October 12, 2017,  Richard Farr
A History of Race at Wilson College,  September 26, 2017,  Amy Ensley
The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania,  April 19, 2017,  Jay Eury
The Essential Ed Koterba: A Most Outstanding Newspaperman,  April 18, 2017,  Dr. Edward Koterba Morgret
Jason’s Helmet,  April 18, 2017,  Linda Heinrich
Trail of Terror,  April 13, 2017,  Ken Peiffer
The Voice in the Mountains,  April 13, 2017,  Peggy Ann Bradnick Jackson
Beyond the Grave: Write Your Obituary Before You’re Out of Time,  April 4, 2017,  Ronald Keener
Claiming Ground in PA: Women Farmers, Feminism and Activism,  October 25, 2016,  Dianna Heim
The Foreign Missionaries of Wilson College,  October 20, 2016,  Amy Ensley
A Brief History of Witches: The Burning Times to 1929,  October 6, 2016,  Judith Pellegrino
Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.,  September 29, 2016,  Meintje Westerbeek
Everyone Has a “Story”  September 22, 2016,  Fanny Crawford & Larry Hayes
Oral Traditions: Fact or Fiction?,  September 20, 2016,  Judith McClean
Dreams and Their Meaning,  April 20, 2016,  Judith Pellegrino
A Walk in the Woods Without Robert Redford,  March 17, 2016,  Jim Zumwalt
The Gilded Age,  March 9, 2016,  Pat Chickering
First Ladies: Making a Difference,  March 9, 2016,  Mary Furlong
Bringing Home Our Soldiers Killed In Action,  March 8, 2016,  Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Johnson
Houdini: the Man, the Myth, the Magic
Ghost Marriages and Other Unusual Matrimony,  October 13, 2015,  Dr. Fran Herrity
The History of Halloween,  October 8, 2015,  Judith Pellegrino
The One and Only P.T. Barnum,  September 9, 2015,  Susan Lyons
Keep Calm . . . And Hike On,  April 2, 2015,  Edward Riggs
Treasured Memories of Grandma,  October 30, 2014,  Anna Rotz
Fleeing from the Soviets and the Nazis,  October 22, 2014,  Vera Bej
James E. Hanger – Civil War Amputee,  October 16, 2014,  Bob O’Connor
Susana Miller Etter: Local Stories of the Civil War,  April 29, 2014,  Susan Etter
Caroline Houser and Friends Remember,  April 29, 2014,  Joan Bowen
 

JOURNALISM

The Essential Ed Koterba: A Most Outstanding Newspaperman,  April 18, 2017,  Dr. Edward Koterba Morgret
 

LANGUAGE

The Journey of English in America,  September 12, 2018,  Dr. Michael Cornelius
Look It Up – A Short History of Dictionaries,  April 20, 2017,  Pat Chickering
Communication Across Generations,  April 19, 2017,  Dr. Misty Knight
Language Acquisition Theory: How Did I Start Talking?,  March 7, 2017,  Dr. Michael Cornelius
Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.,  September 29, 2016,  Meintje Westerbeek
The Wild, Wacky, Weird Origins of the English Tongue,  April 14, 2016,  Dr. Michael Cornelius
Learning English to Become an American,  April 6, 2016,  Kathryn Quinn

 

LAW & LAW ENFORCEMENT

The Poison Pen of Smithsburg,  March 3, 2020,  Todd Dorsett
The Supreme Court Under the Leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts,  March 3, 2020,  Dr. Sara Grove
Radical Jihad: Analysis & Current Status,  October 8, 2019,  John Ricca
Franklin Together Reentry Coalition,  April 2, 2019,  Dr. Kimberly Eaton
Average People in South Central Pennsylvania: Estate Planning,  October 16, 2018,  Elliott Sulcove
The Opioid Crisis and Law Enforcement’s Response in Ben’s County,  October 11, 2018,  Matt Fogal
The Bill of Rights and You,  October 10, 2018,  Stephanie Jirard, JD
 Free Speech for You or Me?, April 12, 2018,  Dr. Sara Grove
Preventing a Terrorist Nuclear Attack,  April 3, 2018,  John Ricca
The Franklin County Children’s Advocacy Center,  October 19, 2017,  Dianne Kelso
When Should You Contact an Attorney?,  October 17, 2017,  Elliott Sulcove
No Free Lunch: Flimflams, Schemes and Scams,  October 10, 2017,  Mary Bach
You Can’t Hurry Love or Decisions: The U.S. Supreme Court Term,  October 5, 2017,  Dr. Sara Grove
Crime in Franklin County,  September 28, 2017,  Lauren Sulcove
Aging at Home, Your Civil Rights: The Olmstead Decision,  September 12, 2017,  Dr. Sheri Morgan
Trail of Terror,  April 13, 2017,  Ken Peiffer
The Voice in the Mountains,  April 13, 2017,  Peggy Ann Bradnick Jackson
Liquor: From Rattleskulls to Cosmos, 250 Years of American History,  April 6, 2017,  Lawrence Malone
What About the Supreme Court Now?,  October 26, 2016,  Dr. Sara Grove
Consumer Fraud for Seniors,  October 11, 2016,  Mary Bach
Personal Safety Tactics, Yellow Dot Program, & ID Theft Prevention,  September 22, 2016,
    Master Trooper Edward Asbury
Biological Terrorism,  John Ricca,  September 15, 2016
Elder Abuse,  September 13, 2016,  Jerry Mitchell
The Roberts Court Decisions and the Future of the Supreme Court,  April 28, 2016,  Dr. Sara Grove
Domestic Violence 101,  March 17, 2016,  Mary Virginia Daniels
Identity Theft and Me,  October 27, 2015,  Jerry Mitchell
Studying Crime in the Antietam Country,  October 22, 2015,  Todd Dorsett
PA: a Great Place to Retire; an Expensive Place to Expire,  October 13, 2015,  Elliott Sulcove
Investor Remedies for Improper Broker Management,  September 10, 2015,  John J. Fitzpatrick
Executive Action or Unconstitutional Grab of Power?,  March 11, 2015,  Stephanie Jirard, J.D.
Local Judiciary System,  October 16, 2014,  Judge Carol Van Horn

 

LITERATURE

Jean Craighead George: The First 100 Years, September 24, 2019,  Tom Benjey
Fun Facts and Figures about Nancy Drew,  March 13, 2019,  Dr. Michael Cornelius
History and Mystery in the Fiction of Attica Locke,  March 28, 2017,  Dr. Lisa Woolley
Castles, Vines & Tragic Women: The Pre-Raphaelite Visions,  April 14, 2016,  Dr. Lisa Dorrill
Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies, Oh My!,  March 31, 2016,  Rev. Dr. Jon Terry
Constance Fenimore Woolson: A House Divided,  September 29, 2015,  Dr. Lisa Woolley
An Unusual Ménage à Trois: Shakespeare and the Folgers,  April 23, 2015,  Sandra Powers
The Secret History of Fantasy Fiction and Film,  April 21, 2015,  Dr. Michael Cornelius
Allegory: Dorian Gray and a Much-Ignored Longevity Plot,  April 8, 2015,  Dr. Larry Shillock
Sentimental Toughness: The Fiction of Mary Wilkins Freeman,  October 21, 2014,  Dr. Lisa Woolley
The Types & Tropes of Science Fiction,  October 14, 2014,  Dr. Michael Cornelius
Seeking Hyde,  September 9, 2014,  Dr. Tom Reed

 

LOCAL INTEREST

Tales of Gettysburg’s Other History,  March 11, 2020,  Tara Wenzel
The Early Years of Wilson College: Equipping Young Ladies for Life,  March 5, 2020,  Amy Ensley
The Poison Pen of Smithsburg,  March 3, 2020,  Todd Dorsett
From Abandoned Boxcar to Heritage Site, October 31, 2019,  Tiffany Weaver
Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard, October 22, 2019,  Britt Isenberg
America’s Number One Black History Site? ,  October 15, 2019,  Dr. Ed Maliskas
Wounded Houses, Shattered Lives: What Was It Like For the Gettysburg Citizens of 1863?,
October 15, 2019,  Linda Clark
911: What Happens When You Call? , October 3, 2019,  Bryan Stevenson
The Chambersburg Kiwanis Club: Helping the Children, September 25, 2019,  Deb Wheeling & Dr. Jim Wheeling
Community Nursing: How Can It Impact Me?, September 17, 2019,  Julie Beck
Soldiers, Sisters, Spies: Women of the Civil War, September 12, 2019,  Helen Wojtech & Beth Halley
Local Government, September 12, 2019,  Jim Zumwalt
Franklin Together Reentry Coalition,  April 2, 2019,  Dr. Kimberly Eaton
The Lost Collection of the Pine Grove Furnace Prisoner of War Camp, April 2, 2019,  Vince Montano
Interactive Mapping and the Science of Location,  March 21, 2019,  Kara Shindle
A Tour Through the Dobbin House, Gettysburg, PA,  November 1, 2018,  Jackie White
Tales From the Old Jail,  October 30, 2018,  Suellen Burkey
Franklin County Certified Tourism Ambassador Program,  October 18, 2018,  Douglas Harmon
The Opioid Crisis and Law Enforcement’s Response in Ben’s County,  October 11, 2018,  Matt Fogal
An Introduction to the Anabaptists and Their Descendants in the Cumberland Valley,  October 4, 2018,  Linden Showalter
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Cases and Controversies,  October 4, 2018,  Dr. Sarah Grove
Dairy: Past and Present,  October 2, 2018,  John Azzone
The Current State of Rooftop Solar,  October 2, 2018,  Mike McKechnie
Tourism in Franklin County,  September 25, 2018,  Janet Pollard
The Walk Unabowed Project: Slavery in Franklin County,  September 18, 2018,  Justin McHenry
Fantasyland Storybook Park, Gettysburg, PA: 1959 to 1980, April 26, 2018,  Jackie White
Community Placemaking Through Modern Libraries, April 25, 2018,  Mark Story
Mira Lloyd Dock, April 24, 2018,  Dr. Susan Rimby
Community Uniting! Building Bridges in the Community, April 18, 2018,  Sandy Grotberg
Gettysburg Spangler Farm: Civil War Hospital and More, April 10, 2018,  Paul Semanek
The Spangler Farm & Union Field Hospital: In Their Own Words, April 10, 2018, Janice Semanek
Franklin County Department of Aging: Update, April 5, 2018,  Traci Kline
Understanding Poverty in Franklin County,  March 20, 2018,  Megan Shreve
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Community Connection,  March 20, 2018,  Jonathan Raber
Chambersburg Highline: The Road to Success,  October 25, 2017,  Mike Marotte
The Great Chancery Suit 1735: The Mason-Dixon Lines,  October 24, 2017,  Robert Angle & Wayne Twigg
The Franklin County Children’s Advocacy Center,  October 19, 2017,  Dianne Kelso
Overview of Habitat for Humanity in Franklin County,  October 17, 2017,  Tom Reardon
RabbitTransit: Franklin County Public Transportation,  October 12, 2017,  Richard Farr
Your Library, Right Where You Are,  October 5, 2017,  Karla Trout
Crime in Franklin County,  September 28, 2017,  Lauren Sulcove
A History of Race at Wilson College,  September 26, 2017,  Amy Ensley
Vernal Ponds and Ephemeral Wetlands,  September 20, 2017,  Dr. Gene Wingert
The Lincoln Highway, Past and Present,  September 19, 2017,  Olga Herbert
Historical Quilts from the Franklin County Historical Society Collection,  September 14, 2017,
    Ann Hull, Peg Armstrong & Dottie Moreland
Franklin County Coalition for Progress,  September 12, 2017,  Noel Purdy
The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania,  April 19, 2017,  Jay Eury
Trail of Terror,  April 13, 2017,  Ken Peiffer
The Voice in the Mountains,  April 13, 2017,  Peggy Ann Bradnick Jackson
250 Years on Tom’s Run,  April 11, 2017,  David Smith
Playing with Dirt at the Dickinson College Farm,  April 5, 2017,  Lizzie Wilford
Researching Pennsylvania World War I Veterans,  March 30, 2017,  Kurt Siemon
The Psycho Boys of Gettysburg’s Camp Sharpe,  March 30, 2017,  Dr. Beverley Eddy
Community Resources for Seniors,  March 23, 2017,  Angela Pickel & Joan Peiffer
1756: Peril and Perseverance in South-Central Pennsylvania,  March 22, 2017,  Linda Martin Gilmore
A Forest Story,  November 3, 2016,  Dr. Gene Wingert
Claiming Ground in PA: Women Farmers, Feminism and Activism,  October 25, 2016,  Dianna Heim
The Foreign Missionaries of Wilson College,  October 20, 2016,  Amy Ensley
Trout Fishing in Pennsylvania,  September 21, 2016,  Rod Cross
From Europe: The Anabaptist History of the Plain People,  Dr. Beverly Mitchell,  September 14, 2016
The Anabaptist Faiths & Practices of the Plain People, September 14, 2016
    Members of the Mennonite, River Brethren and Amish Faiths
Carlisle Indian School Football Immortals,  April 26, 2016,  Tom Benjey
Franklin County’s Boys of Summer,  April 6, 2016,  Jim Rada, Jr.
Studying Crime in the Antietam Country,  October 22, 2015,  Todd Dorsett
Woodcarvers at Work,  October 7, 2015,  Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers
The Place, People & Plants of the Patrick Gass Garden,  September 29, 2015,  Bill Stead
Fluoridation: Information Update,  September 16, 2015,  John Ricca & Randy Van Scyoc
Pen Mar: The Park and Nearby Resort Area,  September 8, 2015,  Pat Chickering
Fluoridation: Truths & Myths,  April 9, 2015,  Dr. Michael Cerveris
Exciting Things Happening at Wilson College!,  April 9, 2015,  Dr. Barbara Mistick
Drawing the Mason-Dixon Line(s),  April 8, 2015,  Fred Firman
Blunston Licenses: Securing Lands West of the Susquehanna,  March 31, 2015  Aaron McWilliams
A 50-Year Perspective of Adult and Workforce Education in PA,  March 18, 2015,  Marie Steinbacher
A Tale of Two Firebacks: Detecting Local History in Artifacts,  March 10, 2015,  Heather Wade
Beneath Your Feet (battlefield artifacts),  October 28, 2014,  Justin Mayhue
Current Topics in Sustainable Agriculture,  October 21, 2014,  Sarah Bay
Local Judiciary System,  October 16, 2014,  Judge Carol Van Horn
Snowy Owls in Pennsylvania,  October 9, 2014,  Dale Gearhart
Hate Crimes & Groups in Pennsylvania,  October 9, 2014,  Stephen Hersh
A Peek into the Pennsylvania State Archives,  October 7, 2014,  Jonathan Stayer
How Habitat Works,  September 23, 2014,  Mark Story
Chambersburg Avenged,  September 16, 2014,  Steven French
Archaeological Excavations: 270 Years of Occupation,  September 9, 2014,  Scott Parker

 

MATHEMATICS

Relationships Last Longer with Statistics,  September 27, 2016,  Bill Quinn
Statistics: a Completely Normal Human Activity,  March 15, 2016,  Bill Quinn
Demystifying Calculus,  March 17, 2015,  Bill Quinn

 

MILITARY

Ethics, National Security, and Disruptive Technologies,  March 11, 2020,  Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff
China: Cyber and Information Warfare,  March 5, 2020,  Dean Cheng
Spies on the Mountain: The OSS Training Camp on Catoctin Mountain,  March 4, 2020,  Jim Rada, Jr.
Army National Guard,  April 11, 2019,  Lieutenant Colonel Wyatt Hansen
The U.S. Marine Corps: America’s Expeditionary Force in Readiness,  March 28, 2019,  Lieutenant Colonel Ashley Burch
The Future of War,  March 12, 2019,  Dr. Mark Mandeles
A Veteran of Vietnam and the College Campus Looks Back at the 1960s,  Tuesday, March 5, 2019,  Colonel (Retired) Al Shine
PTSD: The Continual War Within,  October 25, 2018,  Rev. Andrew Hart
The Spanish Civil War: Prelude to World War II?,  September 27, 2018,  Dr. William Morgan
The Amazing Career of Brigadier General Anna Mae Hayes, April 5, 2018,  Major General (Retired) Deb Wheeling
U.S. Nuclear Weapons: Nuclear Testing, Budget and Employment Policy,  April 3, 2018,  John Ricca
Homeland Defense, Homeland Security, and Defense Support to Civil Authorities,  March 29, 2018,
    Lieutenant Colonel William (Craig) Hummer and Lieutenant Colonel Ken Shubert
 Partnership with Slovakia and Niger,  March 29, 2018,  Lieutenant Colonel Will Detlefsen
The U.S. Army Today and Into the Future,  March 13, 2018,  Lieutenant Colonel William C. Hannan
The 1922 Marine Corps March on Gettysburg,  September 13, 2017,  Jim Rada
U.S. Military Operations in Africa,  April 25, 2017,  Colonel Donald Potoczny
Researching Pennsylvania World War I Veterans,  March 30, 2017,  Kurt Siemon
The Psycho Boys of Gettysburg’s Camp Sharpe,  March 30, 2017,  Dr. Beverley Eddy
Threats & Security Issues: Europe and the Pacific,  March 21, 2017,  Colonels M. True & A. Fletcher
First-Hand Account of the D-Day Invasion,  October 25, 2016,  Arthur Staymates
Cryptography,  October 20, 2016,  Dr. Richard Weller
The History of Fort Ritchey,  October 18, 2016,  Arnold Callham
General John Pershing – In Person,  September 13, 2016,  David Shuey
Women in Combat: Roles & Requirements,  April 26, 2016,
    Lieutenant Colonels  Tammy Baugh,  Chris Briand  and  Kelly Jones
Islamic State: Update & Analysis of Domestic & Overseas Options,  April 19, 2016,  John Ricca
Eisenhower’s Ghost Army: Deception in the Success of D-Day,  April 12, 2016,  Lawrence Malone
Sexual Harassment / Assault Response & Prevention in the Army,  April 5, 2016,
       Carolyn Collins and Lieutenant Colonel Marie Anderson
Bringing Home Our Soldiers Killed In Action,  March 8, 2016,  Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Johnson
ISIS / ISIL: Overview and Update,  September 24, 2015,  John Ricca
Negotiation & Implementation of the New START Treaty,  September 15, 2015,  Kurt Siemon
Celebrated Civil War Generals from South-Central Pennsylvania,  March 26, 2015,  Dr. Richard Sommers
Science & Technology of the Civil War,  September 25, 2014,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Gen. Hugh Mercer: Physician, Patriot and Forgotten Hero,  September 16, 2014,  Tim Rockwell
Army Weapons Testing & Evaluation,  March 20, 2014,  Dr. Pete Laky
Army Policies & Programs to Halt Sexual Assault & Abuse,  March 13, 2014,
       Colonel Dan Shrimpton & Lieutenant Colonel Kerry Maloney
Camp Security: a Revolutionary War Prison Camp,  March 11, 2014,  Jonathan Stayer & Carol Tanzola

 

MUSIC

Musical Opportunities for Persons 50 and Older,  March 16, 2016,  New Horizons Band & String Orchestra
The Klezmer Music Tradition: a Lecture and Concert,  April 22, 2015,  Katy Clay
The Production of A Christmas Carol,  April 21, 2015,  Rowan Joseph

 

NATURE

Vietnam Culture and Birds,  April 23, 2019,  Rev. Bob Keener
Plants and Flowers that Attract Birds to Your Backyard,  October 9, 2018,  Rev. Bob Keener
Physics of the Human Body,  September 13, 2018,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Hunting Killer Asteroids,  September 13, 2018,  Dr. Larry Marschall
Monarch Butterflies,  April 4, 2018,  Laurie Collins
Vernal Ponds and Ephemeral Wetlands,  September 20, 2017,  Dr. Gene Wingert
A Forest Story,  November 3, 2016,  Dr. Gene Wingert
A Walk in the Woods Without Robert Redford,  March 17, 2016,  Jim Zumwalt
Attracting Butterflies to Your Backyard,  March 12, 2015,  Laurie Collins
Snowy Owls in Pennsylvania,  October 9, 2014,  Dale Gearhart

 

PERFORMING ARTS

Theatre Performance and the Acting Process,  October 25, 2018,  Paris Peet
The Best Political Films?,  October 26, 2017,  Dr. Alison Dagnes and Dr. Mark Sachleben
The Man Who Came to Dinner:  a Lecture and Performance,  October 11, 2017,  Paris Peet
Hamilton: An American Musical,  April 6, 2017,  Gary Johnson
Feisty Gerstenberg Women: A Dramatic Sampler,  November 1, 2016,  Conococheague Players
Our Town: Filmed Performance, Lecture & Discussion,  October 12, 2016,  Paris Peet
Musical Opportunities for Persons 50 and Older,  March 16, 2016,  New Horizons Band & String Orchestra
Houdini: the Man, the Myth, the Magic, October 29, 2015,  David Browers
Murder at the Banquet, a One-Act Play by R.W. LaVohn,  October 27, 2015,  Conococheague Players
The Klezmer Music Tradition: a Lecture and Concert,  April 22, 2015,  Katy Clay
The Production of A Christmas Carol,  April 21, 2015,  Rowan Joseph
Using Didactic Story Theater to Re-Tell Katrina,  April 23, 2014,  Professor Dick Shoap
Mary Waltz’s Reflections,  April 9, 2014,  Conococheague Players
The Role of the Totem Pole Playhouse in the Community,  April 1, 2014,  Rowan Joseph
The Conococheague Institute: History, Mission & Resources,  March 13, 2014,  Heather Wade

 

PHILOSOPHY

Ethics, National Security, and Disruptive Technologies,  March 11, 2020,  Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff
A Philosophical Sampler,  March 14 and October 24, 2018,  Dr. John O’Connor
    [ also four other lectures with the same title since Spring 2014 ]
From Living to Thriving: What Better Questions Could We Ask?,  April 22, 2014,  Jonathan Altfeld

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Bicycle Physics – Made Simple,  March 4, 2020,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
NASA’s Next Moon Missions: Artemis, September 19, 2019,  Chad Lower
Beekeeping and Some of the Challenges Bees Face Today, September 18, 2019,  Claire Jantz
On Beyond Pluto, September 10, 2019,  Dr. Larry Marschall
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program,  March 14, 2019,  Chad Lower
Radiation: Facts and Fiction,  March 12, 2019,  John Ricca
Lyme Disease: Treatment and Management,  October 10, 2018,  Dr. Timothy Stonesifer
The Current State of Rooftop Solar,  October 2, 2018,  Mike McKechnie
Physics of the Human Body,  September 13, 2018,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Hunting Killer Asteroids,  September 13, 2018,  Dr. Larry Marschall
Microbes: Mini-Marvels that are In, On and Around You,  April 12, 2018,  Dr. Brad Stiles
The Human Eye and Your Vision in a High Tech World,  October 12, 2017,  Dr. Glen Elliott
Comet Tales,  September 28, 2017,  Dr. Larry Marschall
Vernal Ponds and Ephemeral Wetlands,  September 20, 2017,  Dr. Gene Wingert
A Market-Based Solution to Climate Change,  April 20, 2017,  Dr. Siegfried “Zig” Herzog
Update: the Effects of Three Major Nuclear Power Plant Accidents,  April 5, 2017,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Playing with Dirt at the Dickinson College Farm,  April 5, 2017,  Lizzie Wilford
Rachel Carson,  March 22, 2017,  Mary Furlong
The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017,  March 7, 2017,  Dr. Larry Marschall
A Forest Story,  November 3, 2016,  Dr. Gene Wingert
Experiences in Physics & Nuclear Reactor Operations in Idaho,  October 26, 2016,  Dr. Vernon Hodge
Inside the Neolithic Mind,  October 13, 2016,  Tom Mulkey
Tiny Bit of Shakin’ Goin’ On: Gravitational Waves & the Universe,  September 20, 2016,  Dr. Larry Marschall
Physics Stories: Scientific Method in Mechanics,  March 29, 2016,  Dr. Vernon Hodge
Art, Perception and the Brain,  March 24, 2016,  Wendy Pires
The Environment and the Human Footprint,  March 15, 2016,  Jan Chlapowski
Pluto Confidential: Why Pluto is Now a Dwarf Planet,  October 1, 2015, Dr. Larry Marschall
Comet Tales,  March 10, 2015,  Dr. Larry Marschall
Current Topics in Sustainable Agriculture,  October 21, 2014,  Sarah Bay
Great Decisions: Energy Conservation,  October 2, 2014,  Tom Mulkey
Science & Technology of the Civil War,  September 25, 2014,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Saving Green by Being Green,  September 10, 2014,  Dr. Hans Pfister
The New Green Movement and Nuclear Reactors,  April 17, 2014,  John Ricca

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Freedom, Justice and Equal Rights: the Keys to Peace in Palestine-Israel,  March 10, 2020,  Miko Peled
China: Cyber and Information Warfare,  March 5, 2020,  Dean Cheng
The Supreme Court Under the Leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts,  March 3, 2020,  Dr. Sara Grove
Women in American Politics: New Voices, New Choices,  October 29, 2019,  Dr. Sara Grove
Political Polarization: Separation Anxiety,  October 23, 2019,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
Conserving Endangered Rhinos in South Africa,  October 10, 2019,  Dr. Abigail Berkey
Great Decisions: The Rise of Populism in Europe, October 1, 2019,  Tom Mulkey
Fake News? … Alternative Facts? … or American Mythology?,  September 17, 2019,  Susan Lyons
The Evolving Role of Women in International Security,  March 28, 2019,  Laurie Hoes
Great Decisions: Refugees and Global Migration,  March 14, 2019,  Tom Mulkey
Hannah Patterson and the 100th Anniversary of Woman Suffrage,  March 7, 2019,  Amy Ensley
Supreme Court Appointments: Fifty Years of Controversy,  Tuesday, March 5, 2019,  Dr. Sara Grove
Wedge: How Polarized Media Foster Our Political Disunion,  October 23, 2018  Dr. Alison Dagnes
Great Decisions,  Turkey: Partner in Crisis,  October 18, 2018,  Foreign Policy Discussion Group
The Electoral College: Should it Be Abolished?,  October 16, 2018,  Dr. Fran Herrity
Crafting the Perfect Representative: A Global Comparison of Constitutional Requirements for National Office,
–    October 11, 2018,  Dr. Cynthia Botteron
The Bill of Rights and You,  October 10, 2018,  Stephanie Jirard, JD
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Cases and Controversies,  October 4, 2018,  Dr. Sarah Grove
My Phone is Melting from All the Political Alerts,  March 27, 2018,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
Great Decisions: The Waning of Pax Americana,  March 15, 2018,  Tom Mulkey
The Impact of U.S. Decisions on Christians in the Middle East,  March 13, 2018,  Michael Armanious
Education: Free-Market Commodity or Essential Societal Service?  March 8, 2018,  Tom Mulkey
Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania,  March 8, 2018,  Pete Lagiovane
Life in City Hall,  October 31, 2017,  Jim Zumwalt
The Best Political Films?,  October 26, 2017,  Dr. Alison Dagnes and Dr. Mark Sachleben
You Can’t Hurry Love or Decisions: The U.S. Supreme Court Term,  October 5, 2017,  Dr. Sara Grove
The Future of Europe,  September 21, 2017,  Tom Mulkey
One Hundred Days: Then and Now,  April 27, 2017,  Dr. Sara Grove
What!?!? The 2016 Election in Review,  March 9, 2017,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
What About the Supreme Court Now?,  October 26, 2016,  Dr. Sara Grove
Money and Power,  October 11, 2016,  Charlie Hart
This Election is Bananas – But It Certainly Has Appeal,  September 29, 2016,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
The Roberts Court Decisions and the Future of the Supreme Court,  April 28, 2016,  Dr. Sara Grove
Congressional Staffers: Who They Are and What They Do,  March 24, 2016,  Dr. Fran Herrity
First Ladies: Making a Difference,  March 9, 2016,  Mary Furlong
The Voting Rights Act of 1965: 50 Years & the Struggle Continues,  October 1, 2015,  Dr. Sara Grove
Election 2016: A Preview,  September 24, 2015,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
China‘s Cyber Activities,  September 17, 2015,  Dean Cheng
Great Decisions: Privacy in the Digital Age,  April 16, 2015,  Tom Mulkey
Nov 63 to Nov 64: The Most Dramatic Twelve Months in American History,  April 7, 2015,  Lawrence Malone
China: What It Is and What It Is Not,  March 26, 2015,  Dean Cheng
Selfish & Unprincipled: Perceptions of Congress and the President,  March 18, 2015,  Dr. Sara Grove
Executive Action or Unconstitutional Grab of Power?,  March 11, 2015,  Stephanie Jirard, J.D.
Political Media & the 2014 Midterm Elections,  October 23, 2014,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
The State of Immigration Today,  October 7, 2014,  Modesta Paris
The U.S. Supreme Court and the First Amendment,  September 10, 2014,  Stephanie Jirard, J.D.
An Analysis of the 2014 Midterm Elections,  April 22, 2014,  Dr. Sara Grove
China: Change & Continuity, 1970-2010,  April 9, 2014,  Vera Bej
Great Decisions: Political Islam, Post Arab Spring,  April 8, 2014,  Tom Mulkey
The Invisible Primary,  March 27, 2014,  Dr. Alison Dagnes
Growing Up in Istanbul as an Armenian,  March 25, 2014,  Dr. Hratch Semerjian
Syria: an Update,  March 19, 2014,  Colonel Robert Dawson
The Sorrows of Sarajevo,  March 18, 2014,  Janet Powers
Afghanistan,  March 12, 2014,  Lieutenant Colonel Mark Quander

 

RELIGION & THEOLOGY

Islam, Religion and Violence, October 24, 2019,  Rev. Andrew Hart
The Development of the Bible, October 17, 2019,  Rev. Howard Burrell
Radical Jihad: Analysis & Current Status,  October 8, 2019,  John Ricca
Judaism, Religion and Violence, October 3, 2019,  Rev. Andrew Hart
Foundations of Christianity: Religion and Violence, Part 2,  March 26, 2019,  Rev. Andrew Hart
Foundations of Christianity: Religion and Violence, Part 1,  March 7, 2019,  Rev. Andrew Hart
An Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls (two sessions),  March 6, 2019,  Rev. Howard Burrell
An Introduction to the Anabaptists and Their Descendants in the Cumberland Valley,  October 4, 2018,  Linden Showalter
“Jesus” as Found in the Quran,  October 31, 2017,  Elizabeth Kirk
Martin Luther and the Reformation,  October 24, 2017,  Rev. Dana Blouch-Hanson
Religion in the Gilded Age,  September 14, 2017,  Rev. Dr. Jon Terry
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: German Theologian and Martyr,  March 28, 2017,  Rev. Dr. David True
From Europe: The Anabaptist History of the Plain People,  Dr. Beverly Mitchell,  September 14, 2016
The Anabaptist Faiths & Practices of the Plain People, September 14, 2016
    Members of the Mennonite, River Brethren and Amish Faiths
Quakers 101,  April 7, 2016,  Debra McCauslin
Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies, Oh My!,  March 31, 2016,  Rev. Dr. Jon Terry
March 31, 2016,  Laurie HoesWe’re All Fundamentalists Now,  October 20, 2015,  Dr. Rev. David True
Coptic Christianity: Origins, History, Doctrine & Liturgy,  September 9, 2015,  Rev. Dr. Father Youssef
People of the Book: Origin and Relationship Between the Faiths,  April 22, 2015,  Rev. Dr. Jon Terry
Liberation Theology,  April 23, 2014,  Rev. Dr. Jon Terry
Genes, Health and Being Fully Human,  April 3, 2014,  Dr. Laurie Zoloth

 

SELF IMPROVEMENT

Lifestyle Decisions that Matter,  October 10, 2019,  Dr. Paul Klink
Meditation for the Busy Mind, October 9, 2019,  Dr. Julie Falk
Stress in Your Life The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, September 24, 2019,  Thomas Moriarty
Community Nursing: How Can It Impact Me?, September 17, 2019,  Julie Beck
Be Your Own Hero: Violence Prevention Solutions, September 11, 2019,  Suzanne Gervase
Medication Management,  September 10, 2019,  Dr. Christa Zimmerman
The Joy of Writing Your Own Story,  October 24, 2018,  Deborah Sweaney
Exercise for Seniors,  September 19, 2018,  Dr. Joe Jacobs
RabbitTransit: Franklin County Public Transportation,  October 12, 2017,  Richard Farr
No Free Lunch: Flimflams, Schemes and Scams,  October 10, 2017,  Mary Bach
Your Library, Right Where You Are,  October 5, 2017,  Karla Trout
Getting Started with Your Genealogy,  April 25, 2017,  Carol Miller-Schultz
Look It Up – A Short History of Dictionaries,  April 20, 2017,  Pat Chickering
Communication Across Generations,  April 19, 2017,  Dr. Misty Knight
Transcendental Meditation,  April 11, 2017,  Robert Shimer
Beyond the Grave: Write Your Obituary Before You’re Out of Time,  April 4, 2017,  Ronald Keener
Community Resources for Seniors,  March 23, 2017,  Angela Pickel & Joan Peiffer
Healthy Aging: Diabetic Management,  March 8, 2017,  Dr. Greg Lyon-Loftus
Exercise for Seniors,  March 8, 2017,  Dr. Joe Jacobs
Nursing Homes & Continuing Care Retirement Communities,  October 18, 2016,  Elliott Sulcove
Consumer Fraud for Seniors,  October 11, 2016,  Mary Bach
Personal Safety Tactics, Yellow Dot Program, & ID Theft Prevention,  September 22, 2016,  Master Trooper Edward Asbury
Elder Abuse,  September 13, 2016,  Jerry Mitchell
Dreams and Their Meaning,  April 20, 2016,  Judith Pellegrino
Learning English to Become an American,  April 6, 2016,  Kathryn Quinn
Aging at Home (in place): Health Alert Technologies,  March 29, 2016,  Carranda Barkdoll
Healthy Aging: End of Life Decision Making,  March 22, 2016,  Dr. Greg Lyon-Luftus
Statistics: a Completely Normal Human Activity,  March 15, 2016,  Bill Quinn
Email Etiquette & Technology,  October 21, 2015,  Neil Brown
Yoga for Health,  October 8, 2015,  Mary Jo Frey
Skin Care to Last a Lifetime,  September 15, 2015,  Pamela Ross
Take Your Brain for a Jog: Think Outside the Box,  September 10, 2015,  Michael Peterson
Cancer Prevention,  September 8, 2015,  Dr. John F. Robinson
Keeping Our Aging Brains Sharper, Smarter & Faster,  September 30, 2014,  Jonathan Altfeld
The Magic of Listening,  September 18, 2014,  Nate & Kathy Lehman
From Living to Thriving: What Better Questions Could We Ask?,  April 22, 2014,  Jonathan Altfeld

 

SPORTS

Wee Willie Sherdel: The Cardinals’ Winningest Left-Hander, October 8, 2019,  John Coulson
The Cannonball, April 17, 2018,  Gary Johnson
Carlisle Indian School Football Immortals,  April 26, 2016,  Tom Benjey
Franklin County’s Boys of Summer,  April 6, 2016,  Jim Rada, Jr.

 

TAXES

No lectures on this subject area since October 29, 2013
 

TECHNOLOGY

Ethics, National Security, and Disruptive Technologies,  March 11, 2020,  Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff
Bicycle Physics – Made Simple,  March 4, 2020,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Interactive Mapping and the Science of Location,  March 21, 2019,  Kara Shindle
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program,  March 14, 2019,  Chad Lower
Mercy in Motion: The Gift of Mobility, African Initiative,  October 23, 2018  Elaine Livas
Dairy: Past and Present,  October 2, 2018,  John Azzone
The Current State of Rooftop Solar,  October 2, 2018,  Mike McKechnie
The Human Eye and Your Vision in a High Tech World,  October 12, 2017,  Dr. Glen Elliott
Aging at Home (in place): Health Alert Technologies,  March 29, 2016,  Carranda Barkdoll
Great Decisions: Privacy in the Digital Age,  April 16, 2015,  Tom Mulkey
Science & Technology of the Civil War,  September 25, 2014,  Dr. John Luetzelschwab
Saving Green by Being Green,  September 10, 2014,  Dr. Hans Pfister

 

TRAVEL

A Photographic Tour of South Africa and Namibia,  September 18, 2019,  Janet Powers
The Emirates: What They Are, Why I Went, and What I Found,  April 25, 2019,  Pat Chickering
Bicycling Across America,  September 27, 2018,  Dan Grandel & Pat Phenicie-Grandel
Beer, Bornholm and Baltic, April 24, 2018,  Pat Chickering
Myanmar II: Teaching English, Learning Chin,  September 13, 2017,  Janet Powers
Renaissance Florence,  October 27, 2016,  Philip Lindsay
Hadrian’s Wall Path: A Walk Through History,  October 27, 2016,  Hugh Graham
Inca & Modern: Machu Picchu and More,  April 5, 2016,  Janet Powers
Shooting Myanmar: Photo Safari in a Golden Land,  March 24, 2015,  Janet Powers
The Allure of the Arctic,  April 15, 2014,  Pat Chickering
China: Change & Continuity, 1970-2010,  April 9, 2014,  Vera Bej
International Volunteering: Everyone Benefits,  April 3, 2014,  Dr. Jack Ebersole

 

PAST  BUS TRIPS  &  SPECIAL EVENTS

Manassas National Battlefield &  Chatham Manor, Fredericksburg, Virginia,  October 30, 2019
Washington, DC: Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery,  October 16, 2019
Maryland & Pennsylvania: Bus Tour of the Trail of McCausland’s Raiders and Walking Tour of the
    Burning of Chambersburg Downtown Area,  
October 2, 2019
Jennerstown, PA:  Mountain Playhouse Theater,  Performance: 5/31/1889: The Flood,  September 26, 2019
Spirit of Philadelphia: River Cruise & choice between Elferth’s Alley Walking Tour or Visit the U.S. Mint,  April 23, 2019
Special Event:  IRP 35th Anniversary Dinner,  April 22, 2019
Gettysburg:  Seminary Ridge Museum,  Gettysburg Heritage Center and The Daniel Lady Farm Confederate Hospital,
    April 10, 2019
Washington, DC:  The Newseum,  March 27, 2019
Chadds Ford and West Chester, PA,  Brandywine River Museum of Art and QVC Tour & Shopping,
March 20, 2019
Philadelphia, PA:  Vikings Exhibit, Franklin Institute and the Museum of the American Revolution,
October 31, 2018
Historical and Industrial York, PA,  October 17, 2018
Southwestern Pennsylvania and Western Maryland, Penn Alps Craft Shop, Grantsville, MD,
    Mt. Davis (highest point in PA), Deer Valley YMCA Camp, Fort Hill, PA,  October 3, 2018
Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA, Performance of One Slight Hitch,  and
    The National Museum of the American Coverlet, Bedford, PA,  September 26, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA (2 days): Three Rivers Cruise,  Overnight at Sheraton Station Square, Chatham Village,
    Mt. Washington,  Strip District Walking Tour,  Phipps Conservatory,  April 19 & 20, 2018
Tour: Historic Lincoln Highway,  Chambersburg to Latrobe, PA,  Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Museum
–    and Westmoreland Museum of American Art,  April 11, 2018
Carlisle Indian Industrial School and U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, Carlisle, PA,  March 28, 2018
Special Event: Egyptian Dinner at Hoover’s Grill,  March 13, 2018
Philadelphia Museum of Art & Terracotta Warriors Exhibit, The Franklin Institute,  Philadelphia, PA,  November 1, 2017
The National War Memorials and the National Mall,  Washington, DC,  October 18, 2017
Mountain Playhouse Theater: At First Sight  and Flight 93 National Memorial, Somerset County,  October 4, 2017
National Museum of the Marine Corps & Mount Vernon, Northern Virginia,  September 27, 2017
Woodlawn Plantation, Pope-Leighy House, and Gunston Hall,  Northern Virginia,  April 26, 2017
National Museum of Civil War Medicine,  Frederick, MD,  and Rural Heritage Museum,  April 12, 2017
National Gallery of Art,  Washington, DC,  March 29, 2017
Special Event: Egyptian Dinner at Hoovers Grill,  March 21, 2017
The Stoogeum, Ambler, PA & American Treasure Tour,  November 2, 2016
National Aquarium,  Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD,  October 19, 2016
Mountain Playhouse Theater, Jennerstown, PA,  Cowgirls – The Musical,  October 5, 2016
Longwood Gardens,  Kennett Square, PA,  September 28, 2016
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD  and  Cruise on the Harbor Queen,  April 27, 2016
Sites of the French & Indian War, Pontiac’s War & the Black Boys Uprising, along the Conococheague,  April 13, 2016
Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania & Lititz Moravian Church & Museum, Lititz, PA,  March 30, 2016
St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church, Annville, PA  and  National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia, PA,  March 23, 2016
Washington, DC, National Geographic Museum & Folger Shakespeare Library,  October 28, 2015
Berks County Heritage Center  and  the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA,  October 14, 2015
Sites of the French & Indian Conflict along the Conococheague,  September 30, 2015
Annapolis, MD, Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Cruise,  September 23, 2015
Columbia, MD, Toby’s Dinner Theater, Performance: 1776 – The Musical,  April 29, 2015
Maryland & West Virginia, Tracking McCausland’s Raiders and Chambersburg’s Revenge,  April 15, 2015
Baltimore, MD, The Battle of Baltimore, the Star-Spangled Banner & the War of 1812,  April 1, 2015
Washington, DC, National Gallery of Art  &  the National Museum of the American Indian,  March 25, 2015
Philadelphia, PA, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House  &  Christ Church,  October 29, 2014
Washington, DC, Anderson House  &  Hillwood Estate,  October 15, 2014
Chambersburg, PA, The Burning of Chambersburg Historical Sites,  September 24, 2014  &  October 1, 2014
Special Event: IRP 30th Anniversary Dinner, Chestnut Landing Restaurant,  April 28,2014
Johnstown, PA – City of Tragedy and New Beginnings,  April 16, 2014
Baltimore, MD, B&O Railroad Museum & Ellicott City Train Station,  April 2, 2014
Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Museum of Art,  March 26, 2014

 

 

 

 





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