Behind the Stories

Meet the people connected with some of the top stories of 2015-16.


Top Stories

  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">5</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Three new trustees were elected: Michael Markman P’20, David Rosvold M.D. ’80 and Margaret “Peg” Williams ’80. Chair Alan Novak ’71 completed his term.</p><p><img width="275" height="115" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/115/14404_new-trustees.rev.1475251074.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14404 lw_align_center" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="115"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">11</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> After five years, Ted Conrad ’13 finally had the chance to meet the woman whose life he saved as a bone marrow donor. The former football standout received the Gift of Life Award at the Sixth Annual Bash for the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation in April.</p><p><img width="275" height="110" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/110/14407_conrad.rev.1475251366.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14407 lw_align_center" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="110"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">37</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> The Palestra, the historic home of University of Pennsylvania basketball, welcomed the Ursinus men’s basketball team. Steve Donahue ’84, in UC’s first championship tournament (1981), is Penn’s head coach and invited his Division III alma mater to play the Division I Quakers. The Bears held their own, but lost 73-66. Coach Kevin Small called it a “dream come true.”</p><p><img width="275" height="120" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/120/14462_palestra.rev.1475521055.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14462 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="120"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">43</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> We laid the groundwork for The Philadelphia Experience, known as PhillyX. The 15 students in the pilot program can take a Philly 101 course, three special Ursinus courses, and do internships arranged by alumni and the Career and Professional Development center.</p><p><img width="275" height="125" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/125/14468_phillyx.rev.1475522871.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14468 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="125"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">48</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> This past year marked the 10th anniversary of the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center. The Dance department celebrated with two alumni dancers: Wynton Rice ’09 and Roger Lee ’10, both of whom had danced in the new space as students.</p><p><img width="275" height="125" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/125/14476_kaleidoscope.rev.1475587354.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14476 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="125"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">36</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Future business leaders Robert Glanville, Gabe Gordon, Ryan Pinter and Gavin Reeves won the 2016 Philadelphia CFA Challenge at the Union League of Philadelphia, competing against 16 other colleges from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States.</p><p><img width="275" height="115" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/115/14461_cfa.rev.1475520996.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14461 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="115"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">21</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> On Feb. 5, more than 300 students joined the Ursinus Bear in a toast to 147 years of Ursinus. The special Founders Day birthday celebration was re-introduced to the campus community, hosted by Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT).</p><p><img width="275" height="115" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/115/14423_founders.rev.1475262514.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14423 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="115"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">16</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) roared with pride during the college’s celebration of Philanthropy Day in April. Activities and performances by Seismic Step, the B’Naturals and the Bearitones hit all the right notes.</p><p><img width="275" height="115" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/115/14415_philanthropy.rev.1475260154.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14415 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="115"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">42</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Influential foodie Frances Moore Lappé visited to share her world view and myths about hunger. She is the bestselling author of the groundbreaking Diet for a Small Planet.</p><p><img width="275" height="120" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/120/14467_lappe.rev.1475522810.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14467 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="120"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">26</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Women’s Swimming won its third straight Centennial Conference championship, and Clara Baker ’19 became the first two-time freshman All-American at Ursinus since 1991.</p><p><img width="275" height="125" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/125/14430_swimming.rev.1475264927.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14430 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="125"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">22</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Pioneering orthopedic surgeon Richard D. Guyer M.D. ’71, educator Robert W. Hoffert ’62, and former ambassador Joseph H. Melrose Jr. ’66 (posthumously) were recognized for their career achievements and service during Alumni Weekend. Ghadir Ishqaidef ’05 was named a “rising star.” Dominique M. Saturno ’16 and Edward J. Lee ’16 were the Senior Alumni Award recipients.</p><p><img width="275" height="115" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/115/14424_alumni_award.rev.1475262581.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14424 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="115"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">24</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> The Ursinus field hockey team won its 11th Centennial Conference championship by defeating Franklin & Marshall in the conference title game. In NCAA tournament play, the Bears beat Stevens and Rochester, but lost to No. 1 Bowdoin in the national semifinal game. Great season, Bears!</p><p><img width="275" height="125" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/125/14428_field-hockey.rev.1475264806.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14428 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="125"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">2</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Newly installed as the college’s 17th president, Blomberg challenged Ursinus to “Think different. Take risks. Go big. And make Ursinus great.” His lively inauguration ceremony in October featured a South Philly Mummers band.</p><p><img width="275" height="115" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/115/14401_mummers.rev.1475250851.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14401 lw_align_center" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="115"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">29</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> A coastal classroom on the water near Wildwood Crest, N.J., found students studying coral reefs, mangrove swamps and netted fish. The class run by Professor Kate Goddard saved diamondback terrapins and spotted a whale.</p><p><img width="275" height="120" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/120/14452_coastal.rev.1475514075.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14452 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="120"/></p></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_title">30</div><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Jennifer Round, assistant professor of biology, won a prestigious award for cutting-edge neurobiology research with her students. Ursinus is the only Pennsylvania liberal arts college to be honored with the Charles E. Kaufman New Investigator Award from The Pittsburgh Foundation.</p><p><img width="275" height="125" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/118/width/275/height/125/14453_round.rev.1475514923.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image14453 lw_align_center lw_block" data-max-w="275" data-max-h="125"/></p></div>

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