Spring 2013 Magazine Sneak Peek: Molly Devinney ’11

Molly Devinney was hired by a Philadelphia nonprofit, the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association (LoMo), to design, implement and promote a student-led garden program with corresponding education and community programs at South Philadelphia High School (SPHS). South Philadelphia is known for sports teams and Mummers, but definitely not sustainable green space. Read More»


Class of 1954 Endows Chair in Ethics; Dr. Sorensen is Chair Holder

Professor Kelly Sorensen

The Ursinus College Class of 1954 has endowed a Chair in Ethics to teach, publish, guide students in research and help them develop reflective judgment. At its January meeting the Ursinus College Board of Trustees designated Associate Professor Kelly Sorensen as the first Class of 1954 Chair in Ethics. Read More»


Alum Working in the Cardiology Division of CHOP

We recently caught up with young alum Shannon O’Malley 2006 after she was pictured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Surviving with Heart”.  Shannon is currently an Exercise Physiologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She is very excited about her career path and credits Ursinus with helping her to develop the necessary framework to be successful.   Read More»


NYC National Council Host Networking Happy Hour

Over 40 alumni, parents and friends met at Rosie O’Grady’s in New York City on Thursday, February 21, 2013 to enjoy our first official Networking Happy Hour sponsored by our National Council Leadership Liaisons. Read More»


Roger Lee Returns to Dance on Lenfest Stage

When Roger Lee, a 2010 graduate of Ursinus College, started college, he spoke of his longstanding dream of founding a dance company. Last spring, he realized his goal when Roger Lee Dance premiered. Read More»


Black Enterprise Features Peay’s Work

Alumnus Alex Peay 2009, is featured in Black Enterprise Magazine for his work with Rising Sons, Inc., in Philadelphia. The non-profit organization’s mission is to empower underprivileged youth through personal and professional development while building their communities through service, reversing the negative trends of the urban communities.


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»


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»