Katie O’Brien Earns NACA Scholarship to Support Doctoral Program
Student Success and Retention Specialist Katie O’Brien has been awarded the Mid Atlantic Higher Education Research Scholarship from the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Foundation.
Ava Compagnoni ’23 Makes Sure Thanksgiving Tables Are Full
Every year as Thanksgiving nears, Ava Compagnoni ’23 and her family help run a food drive to provide families in South Jersey with holiday meals. Things looked a bit different in 2020.
Exemplary Work of Erin Hovey ‘96 and Mike Twarogowski Recognized with Staff Awards
The college is pleased to announce that Digital Content Manager Erin Hovey ’96 and Supervisor of Support Services Mike Twarogowski are the 2020 recipients of the Laughlin Distinguished Administrator Award and the Flora A. Tortorelli Staff Service Award, respectively.
Schellhase Commons Earns Architectural Honors
The Associated Builders and Contractors of Delaware has recognized Ursinus College’s new community gateway with its Merit Award.
Legal Eagle, er, Bear Returns as Mock Trial Coach
Michelle Stranen ’05, a senior litigation associate at Marcus & Hoffman, P.C., in Media, Pa., recently returned to Ursinus as an adjunct lecturer and coach of the mock trial team.
James Futter Keeps Campus Events Running (Just Not Sure When He Sleeps)
After working in the events industry in Maine, Connecticut and New York, James Futter came to Ursinus for a three-month gig running events on campus. That was four years ago.
Celebrating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment
In this election year, it is important to recognize the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
Passion for Vintage Fashion Is About More Than Just Clothes
Holly Hubbs has always loved vintage items. Growing up, she often attended antique sales and old-car shows with her father, “a collector and an overall appreciator of all old things” whom she credits with inspiring her passion for vintage.
LEGO Hobby Is Built for Quarantine
Jade Touam, assistant content marketing manager, has been constructing LEGO sets for 15 years. In the early days of the pandemic, she discovered it was the perfect pastime.
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.
Pandemic Proposal Makes News at PBS
Two months into quarantine, Director of Residence Life Alyssa Caffarelli ’13 had something that seemed hard to come by in 2020: good news.
Knitting, Gardening (But Not Biking) Bring Joy to Newest Psych Professor
The psychology department is excited to announce its newest faculty member, Assistant Professor of Psychology Mora A. Reinka.
Screenside Chat with Shannon Zura
Visiting Assistant Professor in Design and Technology Shannon Zura was recently featured in InterAct Theatre Company’s screenside chat series.
Finding the Spark
UC Digital Spark students provide essential support and leadership to local businesses during the summer.
Dear Diary: Journaling Through the Pandemic
Talia Argondezzi, director of the writing and speaking program at Ursinus, is bringing together Ursinus staff to form a summer writing group.
Kids Going Stir-Crazy? Let Off Some STEAM!
Casey Schwarz shares ideas to inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
Films That Inspire
Faculty and staff collaborate with Jennifer Fleeger on virtual film series this summer.
Upgrade Your Next Game Night
Christine Iannicelli talks virtual escape rooms, trivia and game design tips.
Trails and Tribulations
Exercising While Social Distancing
Health Economics Takes on Executive Summaries
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led to massive changes all around the world. For many Ursinus faculty members, that meant altering their coursework accordingly.
Analyzing the Past in the Present
Junior and senior history majors have been grappling with the history of the Black Death, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ursinus Quest: Open Questions Open Minds core curriculum.
Seeking Artistic Inspiration
Kristen Cooney ’22 shares her top five tips for finding artistic inspiration during the stay-at-home order in place for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dance courses adapt to remote learning during COVID-19 pandemic.
The Economics of COVID-19
Members of the business and economics faculty are using the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as a learning opportunity for their students.
Positivity Prevails in Videos from Faculty and Staff
Students were welcomed to the virtual spring semester with video greetings from faculty and staff.
Turning Deposits into Donations
Ursinus contributed $100 to the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry for each deposit received during the virtual Admitted Students Experience on April 21-23.
Lantern Launch, Live from Home
The celebration of this year’s long-awaited literary magazine, The Lantern, looked a bit different this year. The launch premiered on YouTube and was streamed to a live, but virtual, audience of peers.
The Show Must Go Online
Ursinus theater class produces “Isolated Together: Stories from the Covid-19 Pandemic” (A Living Newspaper)
Social Distancing: A Philosopher’s Perspective
We are certainly living in unprecedented times, but what would some of history’s greatest minds think?
A UC Themed “Wallpaper Wednesday”
Bears past, present, and future are able to give their cell phones a UC-themed facelift.
Pfahler Lights Up Blue
Ursinus is honoring frontline healthcare workers with this simple gesture.
CoSA Launches as a Week-long Virtual Event
The unique nature of the spring semester has brought a virtual version of Ursinus’s annual Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA).
Virtual Book Club
The first of two scheduled virtual One Book, One Ursinus discussions took place on Microsoft Teams on Thursday evening, April 16, with faculty, staff, student and administrators.
Helping at Home
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in high demand across the world, and history major Tiffini Eckenrod ’20 is determined to help local organizations in need.
From The Stage to Your Screen
UCDC goes virtual for spring concert
A Pandemic Literary Review
Kara McShane shares her top selections for unconventional “pandemic literature.”
Five Ways Ursinus Athletes Keep Focused & Competitive
How to maintain an edge when there are no games.
Tips for Tuning Out the Negative
MCS faculty have tips for cutting down on overwhelming COVID-19 coverage.
Discussing Difference Virtually
The campus community is coming together online for Conversations About and Across Difference.
The Home Office
Carol McMillin has ergonomic tips for working from home.
Biology and art & art history faculty donate protective equipment for healthcare workers.
Students “Zoom” into Interviews
Seniors are gaining an advantage in remote job searching.
Coming Together While Apart
Empathy and community are themes in social distancing era.