Ursinus Magazine

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A Gateway to Community: Your College in the ‘Ville

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a three-part series that highlights Ursinus’s commitment, under the international Okanagan Charter, to the well-being of people, places, and planet. In this story, Ursinus Magazine explores “places” in the form of community engagement.

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Feature Well

Setting the Scene

For graduates of the new interdisciplinary performing and visual arts design and technology major, the possibilities for personal and professional fulfillment are endless.
Getting to Know

Jesse Wun

Fulbright Scholar

Since graduating from Ursinus, Jesse Wun ’22 has become a teacher at Chinese School of South Jersey, working to teach and preserve traditional Chinese language and culture. Now, he has earned a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, which will take him to Taiwan to help Taiwanese children study English language and American culture. For Jesse, it will be an experience of a lifetime, and one that brings him full circle. Get to know a Fulbright scholar.

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Alumni News

Save the Date!

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Make your plans to return to campus on Saturday, October 28 for Homecoming 2023!

Our Bears Aim High: Your Gift Fuels Their Success.

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT for Bears like Dora Zeibekis ’24. She knows what it means to aim high and work hard. A biology and Spanish double major, Leinbach Scholarship recipient, Bonner Leader, and Abele Scholar, Dora appreciates that the Ursinus experience is “as big as you make it.”

Each year, gifts made through the Ursinus Fund enable Dora and her peers to make the most of their time at the college. Thanks to donors like you, our students benefit from time spent learning with talented faculty, engaging in research, pursing their ambitions, and making a difference in the community. Make your gift today!
Visit ursinus.edu/makegift

The Ursinus Big List

9 Summer Activities on the Ursinus College Campus

Ursinus Magazine staff

Summer is here and Collegeville is as vibrant as ever! For this Big List, we polled the Ursinus Magazine team on the most exciting events happening on and around campus.

  1. The annual Memorial Day parade in Collegeville

  2. Movies on the Lawn (Join us June 23 and July 28)

  3. Summer athletics camps for our future Ursinus Bears

  4. 80 Summer Fellows doing research on campus with faculty mentors

  5. The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth summer program

  6. The annual Bear Innovation Competition for high school sophomores and juniors

  7. Ursinus alumni night at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on August 6

  8. Summer art exhibitions at the Berman Museum of Art

“It’s not only about letting disabled people tell their stories. It’s also about giving them access to the room.”
Office Space

Office Space

Elle Potruch ’16 is a talent manager who works with disabled actors, directors, writers, and social media content creators. Her work helps to elevate representation of the disabled community in media—a community that she is part of, too.

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Bears' Den

Class Notes & Weddings

Stories, weddings and updates from our Ursinus classmates

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  • Golf Outing

    Alumni representing the Pi Omega Delta fraternity participated in a second annual charity golf outing at Linfield National to support Motley’s Mission, named for Cliff Motley ’97 to support suicide awareness and prevention.

  • Ursinus College Alumni Trip to the Iron Pigs Game Allentown PA Group standing holding a banner

    Ursinus alumni gathered at Coca-Cola park in Allentown, Pa., to cheer on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs together on Sunday, August 6. View other alumni events online here!

  • Sabir M. Peele

    Sabir Peele ’08, who owns a men’s style and lifestyle business, has partnered with two-time Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins and his Philadelphia-based custom fashion house on a new luxury track suit capsule collection.

  • Allison Puff '91

    Allison Puff ’91 is executive vice president of academic affairs at Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Dull Wedding

    Walter Paul Dull III ’00 and Diane Elizabeth Deslatte celebrated their nuptials on May 13, 2023, in New Orleans, La.

  • Fessick Event

    John ’85 and Cindy Fessick hosted an event for Ursinus alumni, parents, and friends of the college in August at the Stone Harbor Golf Club.

The Burning Question

Do Chatbots like ChatGPT Encourage Students to Cheat?

Since its launch last November, ChatGPT—a chatbot created by an artificial intelligence research lab called OpenAI—has been all over the news headlines. With just a few prompts, it generates text that is indistinguishable from what a person would write. And, well, it has raised a red flag.

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News Ticker
  • Life After Ursinus Episode 17: Cooking Up a Career

     
  • Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Welcomes Over 60 Members in 31st Year at Ursinus

    Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony
     
  • Berman Museum Secures Largest Monetary Gift in its History

    Berman Museum of Art
     
  • $2 Million in Philanthropy Invests in Student Success

    Ursinus has received a nearly $2 million endowment to boost student retention rates and support student achievement.
     
  • Trey Dykeman ’25 to Study at Ancient Scottish University as a St. Andrews Scholar

    Trey Dykeman '25
     
  • Paige Bristow ’23 Selected as Watson Fellow

    Paige Bristow
     
Gateway

The Best of Our Bears

Each year, Ursinus celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding alumni and standout graduating students with the annual presentation of the Alumni Awards. They are bestowed upon individuals who represent the best of Ursinus, and who have reached significant professional achievements through exemplary leadership. We are proud of these Bears.
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