Many students return to school with spring break memories of various trips to Florida, Jamaica, and other warm locations. But for one Ursinus student, spring break was not spent lounging in the sun. Alison Poandl took part in an alternative spring break, “Campus Philly Alternative Spring Break,” where she spent five days in Center City, North Philadelphia, Germantown, and Allegheny West, immersed in community service. Read More
Ursinus College is presenting TOHOKU NIGHT: An Event for Japan, Thursday, March 31, 7:30 pm, in Wismer Lower Lounge. The Japan Club and UCARE invite the Ursinus community and friends to attend the program, during which participants can express concern for the people of the Tohoku region of Japan, home to our sister school Tohoku Gakuin University (TGU) in Sendai. Read More
Mona Singh 2005 will be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune this April 1. “It is the only show my family watches together and enjoys,” says Singh, who majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. She taped the episode last July in Las Vegas and was sworn to secrecy during the process. Read More
Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Group will be performing on the Ursinus Campus Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at The Kaleidoscope Lenfest Theater. The event is free, however, tickets are required. For more information and to place your name on a waiting list for this sold-out event, call the Kaleidoscope Box Office at 610-409-3795. Read More
A celebratory groundbreaking for the new artificial turf at Patterson Field enthused Trustees, alumni, student athletes, faculty and staff March 17 in a festive ceremony as the Ursinus Bear cheered on. President Jef Corson noted that almost two-thirds of Ursinus students play on a team or in an intramural sport so use of the field is high. President-elect Bobby Fong spoke on the importance of balance in Division III athletics. Read More
The Philadelphia City Paper features the exhibition at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art: Spaces, Places and Identity: Robert Frank “Portraits.”
The Philadelphia Daily News features Jay DeFruscio 1982, who is now assistant coach of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. He was a starter on the 1982 Bears team that advanced to the final Four.
Thanks to Butler University’s powerhouse basketball team, and PR staff, Ursinus was mentioned in the March issue of Sports Illustrated. Dr. Bobby Fong, the current Butler president and president-elect of Ursinus, was quoted as sayng he brought a “Division III mentality to a Divison I school.”
Acknowledging that it is not easy when the celebrated writer J.D. Salinger has attended your college for one semester in 1938, the NY Times’ Michael Winerip takes a look at what happened when Ursinus offered a scholarship in his name, and subsequently, introduces the great creative writers the scholarship brought to Ursinus.
Eager to present a hands-on nature lesson, Meg Maccaroni 2014 got involved with an innovative project to mentor middle school students. Maccaroni, an Environmental Studies and Spanish double major, has just finished guiding sixth graders at Perkiomen Valley Middle School in creating a butterfly garden. Read More