U-Imagine Fall Workshops
Throughout the fall, 48 students from 17 different majors participated in workshops the center ran to inspire students’ creativity and spark their entrepreneurial spirits.
NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) is a hot topic on campus. Athletes comprise over 40% of the student population at Ursinus and they are eager to learn about sponsorship opportunities and how to secure them. The U-Imagine Center partnered with Associate Athletic Director, Marqus Hunter, to teach students how to build their brand, find sponsorship opportunities, create professional email correspondence, and the do’s and don’ts of social media when using it for business purposes. Marqus provided information on NCAA and Ursinus guidelines and two Ursinus students, Eliza Donaldson ’25 (field hockey) and Jason Werrick ’24 (men’s lacrosse), illustrated how they were able to get their NIL sponsorships.
Students made their very own beaded bracelets to get on their U-Imagine fashion! The bracelet-making event was themed around mental health awareness, in partnership with The Hidden Opponent, to relay the message of the importance of mental health, self-motivation, and positive affirmation using different colored and lettered beads.
Students created spirit braids with Ursinus red, black, and gold yarn to cheer on the Bears and tie them onto their bookbags to show school pride! This enabled students to produce their very own tangible product to decorate their bookbags and support their peers.
Students and faculty came together in the U-Imagine Center to write thank you letters for U.S. veterans for Veteran’s Day. The cards were packaged in envelopes with chocolates to make the letters extra sweet. After over 40 letters were hand-crafted, U-Imagine Ambassador Mikki Pomatto hand-delivered them to members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization, located in Trappe, PA.
First-Year Advising Sessions
This fall, the U-Imagine Center introduced 154 first-year students to the U-Imagine Center through a fun, engaging creativity exercise that encouraged them to use their imagination to develop and present a product, service, technology, or social enterprise. The students learn idea generation, problem-solving, and collaboration, and are encouraged to participate in U-Imagine programs.