February 2011: New York Times Cites Ursinus Admissions Strategy

The New York Times popular blog, The Choice, on Feb. 15, took a close look at the Ursinus Office of Admission strategy to pursue more qualified and interested students, rather than set goals for record number of applications. The story also ran in the Feb. 16 print edition on the National page. Please check out the comments too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/education/16college.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Ursinus&st=cse


Curatorial Talk on Photographer Robert Frank

Art Historian and Associate Director for Education at the Berman Museum of Art Susan Shifrin will give a curatorial talk on the exhibition Spaces, Places and Identity: Robert Frank Portraits on March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Main Gallery. Refreshments will be served following the program. Read More»


Comic Curator and Artist John Jennings to Speak

Comic curator and comic book artist John Jennings will examine the growth, development and current state of underground Black comics in a presentation on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in Ursinus College’s Musser Auditorium, Pfahler Hall.  Jennings will focus on how Black artists have used the medium to counter mainstream images and portrayals of Africa and African Americans. Read More»


Organist Colin Howland in Concert at Ursinus

Colin Howland will present a Heefner Organ Recital on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in Bomberger Auditorium on the Ursinus College campus.  The event is free, open to the public and no tickets or reservations are needed. Read More»


Guest Artist Bobbi Block to Direct Improv at Ursinus

Bobbi Block, Founder and Artistic Director of the improvisational  theater group Tongue & Groove, will direct Ursinus students in a comedic improv theater production Feb. 23 through Feb. 26 in the College’s Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center.  Tickets will be $5 for general admission and $2 for students and senior citizens. For more information and reservations, call 610-409-3795. Read More»


W.J.T. Mitchell on the Photography of Robert Frank

Scholar and theorist of visual art and literature W.J.T. Mitchell will deliver a lecture on Robert Frank and photography on Thursday Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. in Olin Auditorium. An exhibition of Frank’s work at The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art is the subject of the extracurricular program Ursinus is Talking About…   Read More»


U.S. Poet Laureate Visit on Feb. 23

Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States, will be on the Ursinus campus Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., for a poetry reading followed by a book signing, in the Lenfest Theater in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. Read More»


Talking with Bobby Fong: A USGA-sponsored Event

Giving President-elect Dr. Bobby Fong a chance to meet and talk directly with Ursinus students, the Ursinus Student Government Association hosted a Town Meeting in Bomberger Auditorium this week. Following an introduction by USGA President: Jervis Hudson, the two students who served on the Presidential Search Committee, Bridget Resetco and Ty Wetzel, explained that one of the many reason Dr. Fong was selected is that he is interested in the lives of students. Read More»


Jazz Flutist to Perform

As a part of Ursinus’ continuing celebration of Black History Month, flutist Galen Razzaq will give a jazz performance on Feb. 16 in Wismer Lower Lounge at 7 p.m. Born in Montclair, N. J., Razzaq is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and Rutgers University, and holds a master’s degree in fine arts and education. He is also an arranger, composer, director, educator, and writer. Read More»