Teagle Foundation Awards $65,000 Grant to Bolster Ursinus’s Core Curriculum
Grant funds will be used from July 2021 through June 2023 for the creation of additional classes and a conference on liberal education.
Eleven Artists Showcased in Annual Student Exhibition’s 3D Virtual Gallery
The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art is proud to present the work of 11 student artists in the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, mixed media, and photography.
Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 30th Group of Student Scholars
Fifty students will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on May 14 ahead of a commencement weekend that will celebrate the classes of 2021 and 2020.
Citation Speaks to Important Role of Humanities During the Pandemic
A web publication authored by Professor of History Susanna Throop and five students in her history capstone and core capstone seminar on the Black Death was referenced in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine.
Activist Rev. James Lawson Brings Message of Nonviolence to Virtual Event
The Ursinus College Institute for Inclusion and Equity and Nexus initiative welcomed the Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. to a virtual event on Thursday, April 29. The 90-minute event, funded by the Harold C. Smith Foundation, was open to the entire community with more than 100 taking part.
New “Kindness Rocks” Garden Aims to Plant Seeds of Joy
A collection of rocks hand-painted with inspirational messages and designs meant to uplift passersby has been installed in front of the Schellhase Commons.
Professor Creates Class to Ease Students’ Pandemic-Related Suffering
Throughout the last year of the pandemic, many people have looked within to identify ways to help combat the impact of COVID-19, such as sewing masks, 3D-printing PPE, and volunteering to register senior citizens for vaccines. For Louise Woodstock, one opportunity seemed natural for the associate professor: she created a class.
Launch of 88th Annual Student Literary Magazine Celebrates Writers and Visual Artists
More than a dozen students read selections from their work during the virtual launch party for The Lantern, Ursinus’s long-running literary magazine, which features entries from students across all class years.
Ursinus’s First TEDx Event Explores “A Race Against Time”
TEDxUrsinusCollege, part of the grassroots initiative that seeks to research and discover “ideas worth spreading,” is the result of a student-led effort that will culminate in a virtual event on April 24.
Ursinus College Dance Department Presents Spring Site-Specific Concert
As spring comes into full bloom on campus, the Ursinus College Dance Company will perform outdoors in a unique, site specific concert.
Faculty and Staff Share Ways to Support LGBTQ+ Community During Pride Week
An educational and, at times, moving hour intended to uplift and affirm the LGBTQ+ community—as well as inspire fellow faculty and staff members to adopt some of the suggested practices—was among the many highlights of the Institute for Inclusion and Equity’s annual Pride Week celebration.
Trio of Pre-Med Sorority Sisters Launches Community Service Club
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on in-person opportunities for community service, three Ursinus students created Virtue (Virtual Ursinus Service), a new club that allows students to give back.
Ursinus to Join “Lights Out” Campaign to Help Migrating Birds
The Philadelphia region—including Collegeville, Pa.—is along the Atlantic Flyway, a path over which birds migrate hundreds or thousands of miles. Ursinus College will be joining a national effort to assist them on their journey this spring.
English and Theater Double Major Plays with Business Idea and Scores
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, working parents have struggled with meeting the needs of their jobs while simultaneously tending to children who are not only learning from home but also spending less time with friends. Kate Foley ’23 and her family created a business that could help.
Parlee Center Talk Focuses on COVID-19 Vaccines
In a special virtual event, Robert W. Doms, pathologist-in-chief at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, explained the different ways vaccines are created, and how they work to prevent infection.
Bonner Leaders Address Food Insecurity in Norristown
Sparked by a $5,000 grant from the Bonner Foundation’s Racial Justice Community Fund, Ursinus students are supporting the important work of Centro de Cultura, Arte Trabajo y Educación (CCATE).
Alumna-Run Food Bank Comes to Aid of Starving Third-Grader
When a 9-year-old girl in Monmouth County, N.J., confessed to her online class that she was starving, a food bank run by Kim Guadagno ’80 rushed to help.
Ursinus Adds Interdisciplinary “Health and Society” Major
As millions of people around the world continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic—and while issues of health disparities and healthcare access remain prominently at hand—students who wish to enter the field of public health upon graduation will now be given a clearer pathway to do so at Ursinus.
“Kissing the Witch” Re-imagines Classic Folk Tales on Ursinus Stage
A dark reimagining of several classic folk tales will be performed virtually for theater audiences this spring as Ursinus College Theater presents Emma Donoghue’s Kissing the Witch, directed by Associate Professor of Theater Meghan Brodie ’00.
Ursinus Vigil to Mark National Day of Mourning
As part of a nation-wide Day of Mourning, disability rights advocates at Ursinus College are holding an online vigil on Monday, March 1, to honor the lives of disabled people who died at the hands of family members and caretakers.
Ursinus College Theater to Present Works of Edgar Allan Poe
A five-part theatrical performance derived and inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe will be presented virtually to audiences this spring on Ursinus College’s LIVE! on Main website.
Making His Case: Marks Book Advocates for the Liberal Arts
Conservative viewpoints on colleges and universities have often been critical—some even denouncing the liberal arts as a whole—but a new book by Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks states a case to the contrary.
Ursinus Student Journalists Grab Headlines in Local News
A group of budding Ursinus reporters are making an impact on the local news scene, having published a series on inequity in public schools in the Pottstown Mercury. The project was led by Doron Taussig, a visiting assistant professor in journalism, through the Mellon Periclean Faculty Leadership Program in the Humanities.
Pre-Law Society Courts Big Names for Spring Events and Continues Mentorship Program
Amid nurturing a new student-alumni mentorship program and developing a process for free LSAT tutoring, the Pre-Law Society has landed Attorney General of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro and former U.S. Representative Ryan Costello ’99 for events this semester.
Staff and Faculty Stories Reveal a Would-be Astronaut and Former Steel Mill Worker Among Us
In support of this year’s Job, Internship and Networking (JIN) Fair on February 24, the Office of Career and Post-graduate Development has launched “Giving Some Love to Our Jobs,” a collection of stories about the early work experiences of 25 staff and faculty members.
Community Health Class Blends Service Learning with COVID-19 Impact
Health and Exercise Physiology students are gaining first-hand knowledge of how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health disparities in our society, particularly for the elderly and underrepresented populations.
Institute for Student Success Ramps Up Ways to Support Students
Driven by the desire to provide even more support during pandemic-era learning, the Institute for Student Success increased its offerings and implemented new strategies to help students reach their academic goals in the fall of 2020.
Schellhase Commons Earns Architectural Honors
The Associated Builders and Contractors of Delaware has recognized Ursinus College’s new community gateway with its Merit Award.
Ursinus Lauded for Digital Prevention Efforts
The highly regarded Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention recognizes best-in-class digital prevention and wellness programs.
Finding the Spark
UC Digital Spark students provide essential support and leadership to local businesses during the summer.
Targeted Drug Delivery
The Fair Pay to Play Act