Performances are Thursday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Aubrey Paris ’15 and Emily Black ’15, hosts of an award-winning podcast they say was largely inspired by their time at Ursinus, recently returned to campus to announce that they have inked a book deal for their passion project, which focuses on the National Treasure film franchise.
Did you know that for decades millions of the Halloween costumes sold in the United States were designed and manufactured just a few blocks away from Ursinus College? Read on for the devilish details!
As the Covid Task Force disbanded this summer, they needed to forge a path from campuswide mandatory testing to a process that tested symptomatic community members while keeping a handle on the overall health of the college.
This fall, Dean of the College Mark Schneider and Director of Facilities Steve Gehringer implemented a long-discussed project: testing wastewater from the residence halls for concentration of Covid spike proteins.
“We chose to do the PCR route and the antigen test first,” said Gehringer. “But this is one of the items that we originally discussed.” While the vast majority of campus was tested for Covid on a weekly basis, this process involving wastewater would not have yielded meaningful results, but now the testing provides a useful measurement of Covid on campus.
“We’re the only small college that I’ve actually heard of, anywhere, doing this,” said Schneider. There are no plans to cease the testing, which will continue while Covid is still a threat, or “as long as Steve continues to put up with me,” says Schneider.
Top Reasons to Vote in the Midterm Election
Miles Noecker | President of UC Democrats and Ursinus Votes Volunteer
Mark Hladkou | President of College Republicans
Get Your Voice Heard
We live in a representative democracy. It’s important to choose the best people to represent us based on our identities, beliefs, and needs.
Be Part of the Process
Voting is the most basic way to be politically engaged in our government.
Voting holds incumbents accountable for their decisions made in office.
- Voting Is Key in the Keystone State
Pennsylvania is a highly competitive state up and down the ballot, so every vote matters.
- Influence the Future
Voting is the best way to get candidates who show huge promise for the future of the nation into office.
- Protect Human Rights
Elected officials are the first line of defense for protecting human rights in government.
Whether it’s skating or biking, Tech Support Technician and part-time Campus Safety Officer Ray Stitt has had a lifelong passion for wheels—a hobby he’s been combining with his social media know-how to gain fame on Tik Tok as @BgDaddyRay.
Surrealist artist and Donald E. Camp Award winner Kelsey Gavin ’22 spun her collection of paintings into a significant scholarship at her dream graduate school. This fall, she is pursuing her master’s degree at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts (PAFA), the alma mater of her lifelong inspiration, David Lynch.
Hey. Acting sounds fun.
A Chester County farm founded by an Ursinus alum provides volunteer opportunities for the members of Tau Sigma Gamma sorority in a symbiotic partnership.
Faculty Research & Inquiry
When Ryan Walvoord first made a previously unknown molecule, he was an undergraduate researcher. “I was blown away that I’d somehow created matter that previously hadn’t been discovered,” said the assistant professor of chemistry, who now works with a team of students to continue making new discoveries.
From the Magazine
Ursinus is once again blazing a trail in women’s athletics, becoming the first Centennial Conference college to field a women’s wrestling team. Sydney Bowman ’22 and Laura Bradley ’25 helped lay the foundation for the program, which begins competition this year.
What’s Happening Now
Events on the Ursinus campus and beyond.See full calendar
International Film Festival: The Intouchables
Ursinus College Dance Company Fall Concert
Voices of Ursinus Choral Concert
Ursinus in the news
The Opposite of Schadenfreude Is Freudenfreude. Here’s How to Cultivate It.
Professor of Psychology Cathy Chambliss was featured in this New York Times article about the joy we derive from the success of others. Read it here.
The Eyes Are the Windows to the Soul
Talia Argondezzi, director of the writing and speaking program, penned this humor column in The New Yorker. Read it here.
How Doug Mastriano Deployed Facebook Live
Professors Tony Nadler and Doron Taussig participated in a multimedia piece in The Philadelphia Inquirer discussing the appeal of Doug Mastriano that analyzed Mastriano’s Facebook live videos. Watch it here.