• Commencement 2019
    May 20, 2019
    Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and banjo player Rhiannon Giddens delivered the commencement address during a ceremony in which 320 graduates turned their tassels and received bachelor’s degrees on the Berman Museum lawn.
  • Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, mayor of Collegeville addresses the Class of 2019 at Baccalaureate
    May 18, 2019
    The traditional baccalaureate service was held on the eve of commencement and represented many faiths of the student body. Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, mayor of Collegeville and an ordained Baptist minister, delivered the baccalaureate address.
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    May 17, 2019
    Over 40 students were inducted into the prestigious national honor society, which has been part of commencement week activities since Ursinus was accepted into the Tau of Pennsylvania chapter more than 25 years ago.
  • Lilly McQueen '19 presenting her research at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
    May 14, 2019
    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is becoming an increasingly concerning public health challenge around the globe. Biochemistry and molecular biology major Lilly McQueen ’19 is one of the students at Ursinus looking into potential ways to combat this dangerous health risk.
  • COSA 2019
    May 9, 2019
    Our students do amazing things inside and outside of the classroom, so we postpone classes to help them show off. Every April, we reschedule classes for a day so every student can participate in the Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA). These are photos from our 2019 celebration.
  • Members of the first graduating class of the educational studies major at Ursinus.
    May 3, 2019
    This year, eight students will walk across the commencement stage as part of the class of 2019 and receive their undergraduate degrees in educational studies, the first cohort of students to do so since the new major was announced in 2017.
  • Students participate in the BEAR Innovation competition.
    May 1, 2019

    This spring, the U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies held its fifth annual BEAR (Be Entrepreneurial and Roar) Innovation competition, an event that looks for the best entrepreneurial ideas to meet a market or social need.

  • Madison Moses '20 is one of two Ursinus students chosen as a Goldwater scholarship recipient.
    April 30, 2019

    Shannon Kiss ’20 and Madison Moses ’20 were chosen for the honor by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

  • Julia Dorsheimer ’19 (right, with classmate Reid Luksic) will be pursuing her doctoral degree at Columbia University.
    April 29, 2019

    Julia Dorsheimer ’19 will be pursuing her doctoral degree at Columbia University beginning this fall. The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports outstanding students in STEM fields who are pursuing research-based advanced degrees.

  • Patricia Lott is one of 32 new Career Enhancement Fellows honored by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
    April 29, 2019

    Patricia Lott, an Assistant Professor of African American and Africana Studies, American Studies, and English, is one of 32 new Career Enhancement Fellows and will receive funding to pursue professional development opportunities and continue her research.

Ursinus in the News

  • May 31, 2019

    Employers expect to hire more 2019 college grads

    Sharon Hansen, director of career and post-graduate development, was quoted in a story in the Pottstown Mercury about the job market for 2019 college graduates.

  • May 9, 2019

    Men’s Lax goalie, Nick Kirk is #7 on ESPN’s SportsCenter’s plays of the day

    Nick Kirk’s impossible diving stop during the men’s lacrosse game made SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays of the day on Wednesday May 8th show.

  • May 1, 2019

    Celebrating May Day: Trade unions as schools of democracy

    “Africa is a Country,” a highly influential blog that is well-respected among scholars of African politics/studies, posted an article that cites a recently published piece by Ann Karreth, an assistant professor of politics, titled “Schools of Democracy: How Trade Union Membership Impacts Political Participation in Africa’s Emerging Democracies.”

  • April 30, 2019

    Twitter users younger, more educated and more likely democrat, according to study

    Tony Nadler, an associate professor of media and communication studies, was interviewed by KPCC-FM, an NPR affiliate in Los Angeles, in a segment about Twitter users. 

  • April 28, 2019

    Flashpoint: Flyers mute Kate Smith

    Jennifer Fleeger, an associate professor of media and communications studies, commented on the controversy surrounding singer Kate Smith on KYW-AM’s Flashpoint talk news program.

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