The Other Side of the Obesity Epidemic

Dr. Erec Smith

This article is written by Erec Smith, assistant professor of English and director of Ursinus College’s Center for Writing. He is a co-editor and contributor to the forthcoming book, The Making of Barack Obama: The Politics of Persuasion. His recent essay, “Making Room for Fat Studies in Writing Center Theory and Practice,” can be read in the journal Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. Read More»

Three’s a Charm

John Carty

When he first got the news, John Carty wasn’t sure he could go through with it. But then the six-foot defensive lineman rallied and decided that being selected as a donor for the Be the Match Registry program was something he could handle. Read More»

Enrollment Chief Speaks to Numbers of Applicants

Vice President for Enrollment Richard DiFeliciantonio was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education article on new standards in the admissions field, explaining that Ursinus has new requirements in essays and recommendations, to make sure that applicants are interested, qualified students. The article notes that “in an era when many colleges are asking applicants to do less, some institutions have asked them to do more, purposely thinning the ranks of prospective students.” The article is found here with a Chronicle subscriber’s log-in:

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On Campus Spring 2013

The Spring 2013 On Campus brochure is now available. It includes information about exhibitions in the Berman Museum of Art, as well as programs in Bomberger Auditorium, The Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, and other sites on campus. Read More»

A Hands-on Approach to Learning About Food Systems and Agriculture

Jillian Yurick 2013

Students in Professor Rich Wallace’s Food, Society & the Environment class, which focuses on the theory and practice of food systems and agriculture, had a unique opportunity to enhance their classroom learning with in-depth hands-on experience at the nearby Longview Center for Agriculture last semester. Read More»

Dr. Peter Salk Offers Interview Before Ursinus Visit

The Jan. 16 (7 p.m. in Lenfest Theater) visit by Dr. Peter Salk, son of Dr. Jonas Salk, is featured in Montgomery Media. The article notes that Salk will speak about the progress being made to eradicate polio globally and the role of his father’s original vaccine in that process. He will also speak on the Jonas Salk Legacy Institute which also focuses not only on the research into the causes of diseases such as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS, but also “the broader issues confronting humanity, the problems resulting from our own success.” Read the article here.

Dr. Fong Shares His Passion for Baseball Cards

Ursinus College President Bobby Fong speaks about what baseball cards meant to him growing up, as the son of Chinese immigrants, and what collecting means to him today. “Sports is a great equalizer,” he says in an article in Journal Register newspapers by editor Michael Morsch. . Read about his passion here.

Alumnus Offers Davis Chair Lecture

The Rev. Richard T. Schellhase will speak at Ursinus College Jan. 17, as the holder of the Davis Visiting Professorship of Judeo-Christian Values. The talk will be at 7 p.m. in the Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center. His talk is titled “Some Thoughts About Being at Home in the Universe.” Read More»