2016 News Stories

  • The campus of Ursinus College
    December 19, 2016

    Many Ursinus students chart their own academic course by taking on more than one major and implementing a self-designed area of study.

  • Ursinus College students Veronica Sanford '17 (left) and Ethan Haldeman '18 (center) worked with Patrick Gasda '07 (right)...
    December 14, 2016
    Patrick Gasda ’07 has made a discovery that indicates habitable groundwater once flowed on the surface of Mars.
  • Annette Parker
    December 14, 2016

    Annette Smith Parker has been appointed Ursinus College’s vice president for finance and administration. She had been serving in the same position in an interim role since Aug. 1.

  • Angela Bey '19
    December 6, 2016
    Angela Bey’s The Playground will be performed by the student-run group Breakaway Productions.
  • #Giving2UCDay
    December 6, 2016
    The college raised more than $136,000 thanks to 1,120 donors on Giving Tuesday.
  • The gate to Ursinus College
    December 6, 2016
    The newly established Ursinus Institute will assist students and provide retention research for other colleges.
  • Wismer on Wheels
    December 4, 2016
    Ursinus is a national winner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Challenge. The student group Wismer on Wheels is part of the successful program.
  • Ursinus President Brock Blomberg
    December 1, 2016
    In a culture awash in mistrust, small colleges can be the place for rebuilding communal bonds. Read President Brock Blomberg’s Huffington Post commentary.
  • Chris Tan (center) and his Case Competition winning team
    November 22, 2016
    All business on the mat, UC wrestler also excels in Simon Business School competition.
  • Handel’s Messiah is performed in Bomberger Auditorium.
    November 15, 2016

    The Ursinus College Choir and Meistersingers present the 79th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, a winter tradition in historic Bomberger auditorium, on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4.

  • Shelby Bryant '18 looks through the Ursinus College archives for Bears Make History.
    November 14, 2016
    Bears Make History, a digital humanities class, is bringing Ursinus’s past online.
  • Ursinus professors play historical roles during a two-day Reacting to the Past workshop in February 2016.
    November 10, 2016

    Ursinus is one of a select number of colleges nationwide to receive the Reacting Endeavor Challenge Grant to bring Reacting to the Past to more classrooms.

  • Serena Schaefer ’19 established a student organization for women in STEM.
    November 7, 2016

    Hoping to inspire classmates and young girls to pursue STEM careers, Serena Schaefer ’19 established Women in Technology and Science, a new student-run club on campus.

  • Anupy Singla '99, keynote speaker
    November 6, 2016
    Meet a renowned expert in Indian cooking who is the keynote speaker for a Nov. 11-12 U-Imagine Center program, A panel of alumnae provide expertise on how to achieve career success.
  • Michael Young-Suk Oh
    November 6, 2016
    Michael Young-Suk Oh, the global executive director and CEO of the Lausanne Movement, will deliver a talk titled “Loving Your Enemy” during Ursinus College’s biennial Davis Visiting Professorship of Judeo-Christian Values lecture on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in Bomberger Hall.
  • Mark Schneider has been named vice president of academic affairs and dean of Ursinus College. He will begin July 1.
    November 2, 2016
    Mark B. Schneider, a professor and former associate dean at Grinnell College in Iowa, has been appointed vice president of academic affairs and dean of Ursinus College.
  • The Melrose Center is named for former U.S. Ambassador Joseph H. Melrose Jr. '66.
    November 1, 2016
    “Building Peace in Post-Conflict Societies: Looking Back in Order to Look Forward” will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in the Musser Auditorium of Pfahler Hall on the Ursinus College campus.
  • Groundbreaking for the Innovation and Discovery Center
    October 24, 2016
    Alumni, students, faculty, staff and guests attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Innovation and Discovery Center.
  • Ursinus "Keep the Promise" Campaign
    October 20, 2016

    Ursinus College’s $100 million comprehensive campaign will raise funds in support of its mission and strategic priorities that will advance academic innovation, enrich the student experience and provide enhanced access through scholarships. 

  • Alex Nigro '18 is one of WVOU's student deejays.
    October 20, 2016

    Ursinus radio station WVOU is hitting the right frequency and gaining popularity with students.