Respected Ursinus College baseball coach, educator and community booster Brian Thomas is the recipient of the 2012 Marvin J. Lewis Community Service Award, from the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce. Read More
Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, will speak at Ursinus College March 1, at 7 p.m. in Musser Auditorium in Pfahler Hall. The talk is open to the public. Read More
Assistant Professor of History Susanna Throop has been awarded this year’s Denis Bethell Prize, by the Charles Homer Haskins Society, for the best article based on a conference paper during the preceding year. Read More
Professor of Art Matthew Shoaf was selected to participate in the seminar, Making and Meaning in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Europe (c.1300-1625), at Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum, this coming June. The seminar, a program of the Council for Independent Colleges, will be led by Andria Derstine, Curator of Collections and Curator of European & American Art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum and Erik Inglis, Associate Professor of Medieval Art History at Oberlin College.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Garrett Hope’s Piano Quartet No. 1 was performed by the Garth Newell Piano Quartet at the Garth Newell Music Center in Hot Springs, Va. on January 28. It received honorable mention for the 2011 piano quartet composition competition hosted by the ensemble and was selected for this year’s repertoire.
Professor of Theater Domenick Scudera was invited last summer to do a presentation about pet therapy for the Karabots Junior Fellows at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. While there, he was interviewed by Dr. Robert Hicks, the Director of the Mutter Museum. Read More
Calculus: The Musical! comes to Ursinus March 25, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center’s Lenfest Theater. Read More
Students from the Women in Natural Sciences Program at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia toured campus this week. Read More
Associate Professor of English Meredith Goldsmith, Co-Director for the upcoming conference, Edith Wharton in Florence (http://wharton2012.wordpress.com), was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show on Washington, D.C. National Public Radio (WAMU) Feb. 22. She was on a panel of experts on Edith Wharton discussing the book Ethan Frome. Listen here.
Many students land nicknames while at Ursinus that last for the rest of their lives. Some stem from monikers picked up on the playing fields, while others come from the freshman dorms or Greek Life. But 2011 graduate Martina Dzuna owes her sobriquet, Wunderkind, to the classroom. Read More