Thursday, Sept. 20 – IDC 114 – 12:00-1:00 PM
The NSF Fellowship is a premier national fellowship for undergraduate seniors planning on graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including quantitative social science. For winners in 2018, the fellowship offered a stipend of $34,000 per year (plus $12,000 per year to the graduate institution) for three years.
Recent Ursinus student NSF winners include:
Jenna Pellegrino (’17)
Jake Hollingsworth (’16)
Aubrey Paris (’15)
For more information, contact Kelly Sorensen (email@example.com).
The recorded LIT Lunch and Learn on Safeguarding Your Information is now available on the Professional Development with LIT webpage under LIT Lunch and Learns.
AEDs (automated external defibrillators) located in most buildings on campus may emit “chirping” sounds. The “chirps” indicate a problem with the unit such as the need for a battery replacement or a failure internally. Please review the description of the “chirps” below and view the instructional video here.
The Philips AEDs perform an automatic self-test every day and a battery insertion self-test run whenever a battery is installed in the device. On occasion, the unit may emit a “chirp” or a series of “3 chirps:
Contact Campus Safety at 610-409-3333 immediately if an AED is “chirping”. If you have any questions, contact Carol McMillin at 610-409-3221.
Ursinus wants students to have every opportunity to pursue a great idea, so we set aside funds specifically for student research and creativity. You can apply for up to $400 per year for supplies for research and/or a creative project. See the Research Funding and Resources website, and contact Kelly Sorensen for more information.
Flu season is soon approaching! Flu shots are now available at the Wellness Center for $25 cash/check. We can provide a receipt to be given to your health insurance company for possible reimbursement. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-409-3100 to schedule!
Do you have a talent you want to share with the Ursinus Community?
WE WANT YOU!
We are looking for Student, Staff, and Faculty acts of all kinds of talents to share for this year’s
The Fringe Cabaret is at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 12th in the Black Box Theater in the Kaleidoscope.
We will have a rehearsal from 4:00-6:00pm on Tuesday September 11th.
Performances are 5 minutes max and can be anything you can dream up—dancing, poetry, prose, comedy, monologues, special tricks like juggling or baton twirling. In the past, performances have ranged from whimsical and silly to serious and thought-provoking.
If you are interested, please email Dr. Meghan Brodie, Assistant Professor of Theater at email@example.com and let her know your talent and availability for the 4-6pm rehearsal on the day prior to the Wednesday evening performance.
Student van driver training will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 12 noon - 1 p.m. More information.
In accordance with the Ursinus College Faculty Handbook, student comments on teaching effectiveness and student-faculty interaction are invited at the time of a faculty member’s review for tenure. Although student letters must be signed to be considered, student names may be withheld, upon request, when their comments are shared with the Promotion and Tenure Committee, and the faculty member.
This year, the following members of the faculty are being reviewed for tenure:
Your feedback is strongly encouraged and will assist the Committee in its review process. Letters should be addressed to Mark B. Schneider, Office of the Dean, by October 30, 2018. Your comments can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dining services will expand its lunchtime menu while Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is here. From June 18 through Aug. 3, the Natural! juice bar will re-open, and Jazzman’s on the lower level of Wismer Center will continue to be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
From Monday, June 24, through Saturday, Aug. 4, the C-store in lower Wismer will expand its hours to Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
View Dining Hall, Jazzman’s, C-Store and Natural hours for this summer.
The Ursinus College holidays for 2018-2019 have been finalized and are as follows:
Thursday, November 22
Friday, November 23
Monday, December 24
Tuesday, December 25
Wednesday, December 26
Thursday, December 27
Friday, December 28
Monday, December 31
Tuesday, January 1
Monday, January 21
Monday, May 27
The college will be open on Labor Day, and classes will be in session.
All college buildings will be closed during the winter holiday (December 24 – January 1). Administrative employees may be asked to work one or more of these days to complete essential year-end business. They will receive compensatory holidays at a time to be arranged with their supervisor.
Please direct any questions regarding the holiday schedule to your supervisor or Kelley Williams.
Use the link on the left to download a PDF of the calendar along with the academic calendar for 2018-19.
The Red Alcove in Wismer Center will now offer a music-free quiet dining space. The quiet area is available every day to students, faculty and staff from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those who utilize the space will be asked to talk to others in a low volume, silence all electronic devices and abstain from playing music without earbuds or headphones
Beginning this semester, President Blomberg will hold office hours for students. These office hours give students the opportunity to discuss their projects, ideas for the College or issues affecting students. Please use the form to request a time slot. These appointments will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Upcoming Date: November 27, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
This training will ensure faculty and staff know how to appropriately and compassionately respond to a student who is disclosing sexual violence. Participants will go through one 90 minute training sessions. Interested faculty and staff members can register here.
Do you have any thoughts about how Ursinus should celebrate our sesquicentennial? Visit the Idea Exchange to share your suggestions about events, projects or merchandise that can be developed to note this historic anniversary.
In an effort to align our hourly pay cycles, student pay cycles have been modified to coincide with the hourly staff payroll. Student and staff pay cycles will follow the same 14-day, Sunday to Saturday cycle. Visit the business office site for the pay schedule for the remainder of the calendar year.