June 27, 2019
I’m truly proud of all that we accomplished at Ursinus this past academic year—one that saw an extraordinary commitment to the liberal arts while simultaneously re-envisioning the future of our campus. We moved forward with our new core curriculum, Ursinus Quest: Open Questions Open Minds; made significant headway with our campus master planning process; and successfully transitioned from one “grand opening” to another “groundbreaking,” when attention turned to the Commons and, more broadly, the re-conceptualization of our campus gateway. All of those achievements set the stage for our historic 150th anniversary, which we will begin celebrating this September. Be sure to check your mailboxes for a special anniversary issue of this magazine in the fall, and I hope you will join us for our 150 Fest on September 1. Until then, I’m pleased to present to you this latest issue of Ursinus Magazine, one that focuses in part on how some members of our community are both contributing to and inspired by the sciences. Thank you for making this academic year one of so many memories. I hope you have a wonderful summer.