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Lectureships

Baker Institute World Affairs Lectures (1975)

The World Affairs Lecture Series brings to campus internationally known policy makers, scholars, activists, soldiers, and diplomats to discuss current issues related to war and peace. The series is organized and funded by the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. It began as an in-house luncheon series with presentations prepared by Juniata faculty.

Beachley Distinguished Professor Awards

The Beachley awards were created to support two faculty awards: The Beachley Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Beachley Award for Distinguished Academic Service. The awards were established by the late Donovan R. Beachley, Sr., a 1921 graduate of Juniata and a member of the board of trustees; the late Mrs. Grace Rinehart Beachley; Donovan R. Beachley, Jr., a member of the class of 1947 and a member of the board of trustees; and Mrs. Mary Ellen Beachley, all of Hagerstown, Md. Additional support for the awards is provided by Donovan R. Beachley, Jr., and by David C. Beachley, a 1977 Juniata graduate and current president of the Beachley Furniture Co. of Hagerstown.

Bookend Seminar

Provost Robert Hatala '52 instituted the Bookend Seminar at Juniata in the fall of 1996. Its original purpose was to provide a forum for faculty members to report on their sabbatical research and projects. One lecture was held each semester. The Bookend Seminar continues to be sponsored by the Provost's office and has evolved into a monthly forum with topics ranging far beyond sabbatical projects.

The Henry H. '57 and Joan R. Gibbel Award for Teaching Excellence (formerly titled the Beachley Award for Distinguished Performance)

(by a faculty member with less than six years of service)

This award is presented to a tenure-track faculty member that has taught at Juniata for six years or fewer. The award is presented to an exemplary faculty member who excels in teaching and scholarship and who has made a notable contribution to the academic program.

The Gibbel family is well known to the Juniata community. Gibbel's grandfather, father, and son each graduated from Juniata. Henry, his father and grandfather served on the College's board of trustees, and all three were named chair of the board during their tenures. Gibbel has served as a trustee since 1973 and became board chair in 2001. He is president and chief executive officer of Lititz Mutual Insurance Company and is president, chief executive officer, and director of Penn Charter Mutual Insurance Co., Farmer's and Mechanics' Mutual Insurance Co., Livingston Mutual Insurance Co., and president of Excess Reinsurance Co. Henry and his wife Joan reside in Lititz, PA.

Edwin A. & Susan R. Malloy Lectureship Fund (1985)

This lectureship endowment was created by Edwin A. and Susan Rabinowitz Malloy to enhance the quality of life at the College and in the Huntingdon community. Annual income from the endowment shall bring to the campus persons, organizations and activities from outside the Juniata-Huntingdon sphere.

German Marshall Lectureship

The German Marshall Memorial Fund Fellows program honors the German Marshall plan for rebuilding Europe by bringing European politicians, journalists, and leaders of non-governmental organizations to liberal arts colleges in the United States. These week-long visits are intended to educate both college communities and the visiting fellow and bring about greater understanding and connections between the Americans and Europeans.

Edwin A. & Susan R. Malloy Lectureship Fund (1985)

This lectureship endowment was created by Edwin A. and Susan Rabinowitz Malloy to enhance the quality of life at the College and in the Huntingdon community. Annual income from the endowment shall bring to the campus persons, organizations, and activities from outside the Juniata-Huntingdon sphere. For example, selected programs might include (though are not limited to) nationally or internationally known speakers, artists, writers, musical groups, or sports events.

J. Omar Good Fund

Omar Good, a student at Juniata in the mid-1890s, was a Philadelphia printing executive. Upon his death he willed one million dollars to Juniata, the then-largest gift made to Juniata. Juniata's academic building is named Good Hall in his memory.

New York Times College Program

The New York Times College Program provides an annual speaker from among the Times' staff of journalists to participating colleges.

Will Judy Lectureship Fund (1958)

The Will Judy Lectureship provides for an annual series of lectures to supplement and enrich the academic program of the College. Established by Captain Will Judy '11 of Chicago, each year, the lectureship brings to campus leaders in government, education, the arts, natural science, business, or other areas of interest to the College community. The detection of fallacies in reasoning is a feature of at least one lecture. The lecturer remains on campus long enough to enter into the discussion generated by his or her remarks. This fund also helps with expenses associated with the Wilson Fund fellows.

William G. & Mary A. Nyce Lectureship (1983) Politics

The William G. and Mary A. Nyce Lectureship brings to the College community respected American and international scholars and public figures with a global perspective for the purpose of enlivening interest and broadening understanding of crucial world issues.

Woodrow Wilson Lectureship

Juniata provides monies to pay for continued participation in the Woodrow Wilson Fellows program. This program provides a visiting fellow for one week to lecture, engage in classes, and interact with students and faculty. The Will Judy Lectureship Fund helps pay for expenses associated with this fellows program.