The Year in Review
Sixty-seven students embark on eight weeks of working with faculty mentors as Summer Fellows.
Commencement speaker Zainab Hawa Bangura inspires a standing ovation as 360 students graduate in the 141st commencement ceremony. Her story leads coverage in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Zachary Birch ’17, is named Kemper Scholar. Ursinus is one of 16 colleges and universities nationally where students are eligible for this program.
Brian Thomas ’17, wins the prestigious Iris N. Spencer Undergraduate Poetry Award from West Chester University.
The Richard T. Schellhase Essay Prize in Ethics, launched by The U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies, considers student essays on a topic of ethical or moral importance.
Students and faculty participate in the first fully undergraduate conference with the Institute for
Science and Global Policy: “Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases: Focus on Pandemic Preparedness.”
Ursinus is one of 322 colleges profiled in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges 2014.
Fifteen potential business plans vie for recognition in the U- Innovate! Competition, demonstrating that Ursinus students are independent and creative thinkers.
Google Senior VP Laszlo Bock tells campus audience how his company hires based on skills needed for a lifetime of career success.
Danielle Miller ’14, says she will combine passion for science and Spanish as a Fulbright research grant recipient in Spain conducting biomedical research.
Codey Young ’14, was named a Thomas J. Watson Fellow. Ursinus is one of 40 U.S. colleges whose students are eligible to compete for this creative study year abroad.
Two students and a faculty member show Chinese students how to collaborate in the classroom teaching process at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
Ursinus was selected as one of 14 schools nationally to offer the Peace Corps Preparation program.
The Philadelphia Inquirer publishes President Bobby Fong’s op-ed, “Liberal Arts Are as Vital as Ever.”
The Theater, Dance and Music departments collaborate on the first large-scale musical, Wonderful Town, a 1953 Tony Award winner with music by Leonard Bernstein.
The newly named Office of Career and Professional Development has a new home with the Office of Academic Affairs, and hosts a record-breaking Job, Internship & Networking Fair.
Ursinus Campus Active Minds, which promotes mental health awareness, advocacy and education, is named the January 2014 Chapter of the Month by the National Organization.
Alumni and current students meet in the inaugural Externship Program which gave students a career shadowing experience.
The interdisciplinary center, The U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies, builds on the Ursinus culture of creativity, collaboration, and integrative thinking. The Philadelphia Inquirer and KYW-News radio feature the center.
Ursinus College is among 26 schools that have been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for joining the Food Recovery Challenge.
Ursinus Music Professor John H. French conducts Handel’s The Messiah for the 35th straight year, with the College Choir and Meistersingers.
Students and campus volunteers plant 480 trees in Hunsburger Woods to help reforest the tract.
The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art mounts A to Z: Highlighting the Berman Collection in celebration of a major gift of art from the Berman Foundation.
A $5 million gift to Ursinus College from a 1955 alumnus results in the best fundraising year in College history.
More than 750 media outlets feature an Associated Press article and video highlighting writer J.D. Salinger’s short semester in 1938 at Ursinus, and the Creative Writing Scholarship winners who have lived in his dorm room.
Ursinus leads representatives of four liberal arts colleges which meet under a Teagle Foundation grant to discuss first-year courses.