Ursinus Magazine

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A Bridge from Past to Present

The story and legacy of Ursinus College’s first Black male graduate is fairly well established—and it’s all thanks, in part, to one staff member’s exploration of a box of alumni correspondence nearly 25 years ago. Unpacking even more of Ursinus’s Black history is an endeavor that has been undertaken in recent years by students.
A Bridge from Past to Present
A Community of Care
Feature Story

A Community of Care

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Ursinus students, faculty, and staff stepped into nontraditional roles—and became unsung heroes—to make the on-campus experience a true success. 
William the Conqueror
Feature Story

William the Conqueror

Born three months premature, wrestler Will Schwartz ’24 wasn’t given much of a chance of survival. His story is one of resiliency and hope.
Tracie Johnson ’13
“We really homed in on finding that match between what you’re skilled at and what’s in your heart.”
Tracie Johnson ’13
Office Space

A Purposeful Life

Philadelphia attorney Tracie Johnson ’13 works to create career pathways for women and girls of color who face barriers to employment and higher education
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Bears' Den

Class Notes & Weddings

Stories, weddings and updates from our Ursinus classmates

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  • Professor Scott Deacle

    Professor Scott Deacle passed away on May 5, 2023
    Scott—the ever-organized, ice-cream loving business and economics professor—is remembered as an exceptional teacher who always created a special rapport with his students, especially those involved with the investment club, UCIMCO. His service to the college was exemplary—a confident and caring voice of clarity who saw so much potential in the college and in his colleagues and students.

  • Damiano Rotolo

    Damiano Rotolo ’26 passed away on March 26, 2023
    Dam was from Aberdeen, N.J., and a graduate of Matawan Regional High School. He was a member of the men’s wrestling team and planned to major in the social sciences. Dam was known by his coaches, teammates, and friends for his loving personality and quick sense of humor.

  • These Bears Don’t Hibernate - young alumni candid

    Alumni Gathering in Philly
    Ursinus alumni gathered at the Blue Cross River Rink in Philadelphia on February 18 of this year at our annual These Bears Don’t Hibernate event. View other upcoming alumni events online at ursinus.edu/alumni/alumni-events.

  • max moliken

    Max Moliken passed away on December 14, 2022
    A former Ursinus student and the son of Ursinus staff members Gabe and Laura Moliken, Max loved vacationing on Chincoteague Island, Va., and Mister Whippy’s ice cream. He enjoyed nature, hanging out with friends, and listening to a wide variety of music. He was described as a big kid at heart with a magnetic personality.

  • adam walton

    Adam Walton ’25 passed away on September 25, 2022
    Adam was a North Penn High School graduate, psychology major, and Gateway Scholar at Ursinus from Lansdale, Pa. He was described by his Ursinus professors as a remarkably bright and kind person who hoped to become a psychiatrist to help others.

  • pomante and endy

    Danielle Pomante ’17 and Jeffrey Endy ’15 were married on December 17, 2022.

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Scholarship Spotlight

Evelyn Giving Story

Evelyn Rubino ’23 from Oley Valley, Pa., is a neuroscience and psychology double major who is the recipient of the James P. & Irmgard H. Barrett Scholarship for Neuroscience. She participated in a surgical externship as a first-year student.

“This unique experience not only allowed me to gain more insight in the field, but it also provided me with invaluable connections to help guide me as I continue to explore the possibilities and prepare for my future career.” During the 2020-2021 academic year, your philanthropy enabled the college to provide $49 million in scholarships and grants. Support our students with a contribution to the Annual Fund Scholarship Fund.

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 The Ursinus Big List
Jennifer Fleeger, Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies

Top 10 Films that Inspire

Jennifer Fleeger, Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies
  1. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
    Chantal Akerman, 1975
  2. Wadjda
    Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2012
  3. Daughters of the Dust
    Julie Dash, 1991
  4. The Watermelon Woman
    Cheryl Dunye, 1996
  5. Stories we Tell
    Sarah Polley, 2012
  6. First Cow
    Kelly Reichardt, 2020
  7. Eleanor’s Catch
    Cleo Madison, 1916
  8. The Smiling Madame Beudet
    Germaine Dulac, 1923
  9. A League of Their Own
    Penny Marshall, 1992
  10. Beaches of Agnès
    Agnès Varda, 2008
News Ticker
  • Commencement Carries Special Meaning for Three Educational Studies Majors

    As first-year students, Matthew Schmitz ’21, Thea Pastras ’21, and Autumn Murphy ’21 began ...
  • Eleven Artists Showcased in Annual Student Exhibition’s 3D Virtual Gallery

    “Big Bang” by Sarah Marchione ’22 has been selected for Myrin Library’s collection of stu...
  • Class of 2021 Celebrates Commencement to Cap Uniquely Historic Academic Year

    The Ursinus Classes of 2021 and 2020 graduated during commencement weekend on May 15 and 16, 2021.
  • One Year Later, Class of 2020 Comes Home for In-Person Commencement

    The Class of 2020 celebrates its commencement ceremony on May 16, 2021, one year after COVID-19 f...
  • Activist Rev. James Lawson Brings Message of Nonviolence to Virtual Event

    The Reverend James Lawson
  • New “Kindness Rocks” Garden Aims to Plant Seeds of Joy

    The new Kindness Rocks Garden at the Schellhase Commons.

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