Ursinus President Bobby Fong represented higher education at a panel discussion on the arts sponsored by CampusPhilly. Read More
The Ursinus collaborative event which paired students with community members to plant trees in Hunsberger Woods was noted in the Bulletin for members of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (subscription only for members). The item links to the Ursinus web site story.
Professor Jonathan Marks, Politics has written a satire on a recent meeting of the American Studies Association for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has also written for Commentary magazine on the impact of online courses on higher education, and if MOOCS are reaching the underserved the courses promised to help.
Vice President for Enrollment Richard DiFeliciantonio is widely quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education article on the Common Application by longtime Chronicle reporter Eric Hoover. The topic is the growth of that online system and the issues that come with its use by colleges.
Wynton Rice 2008, dancer for the Garth Fagan Dance Company based in Rochester, N.Y., was noted in a New York Times review of the company’s performances this week in Manhattan at the Joyce Theater. Wynton, who is the son of College Chaplain Charles Rice, will be featured in an upcoming arts issue of Ursinus Magazine.
The Ursinus College Choir and Meistersingers present George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, a winter season tradition, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m., in Bomberger Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at www.ursinus.edu/tickets. A Q & A with conductor John French, Heefner Chair of Music, was featured in the magazine Collegeville Life. Read More
Main Line Today newspaper features as a staff pick “In the Crossfire, Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform,” a book by Associate Professor of education John P. Spencer. Foster, a school reformer in Philadelphia and eventually Superintendent of Oakland, Calif., school, was assassinated 40 years ago, Nov. 6, 1973. The article was written by Ursinus alumnus J.F. Pirro.
Jonathan Marks, associate professor of politics, has an essay, “In Fighting Cheating, Character Counts,” published in Inside Higher Ed Oct. 25. In the essay he outlines philosophies on how the classroom environment can discourage cheating, and what is the role of the faculty member in encouraging honesty.
The Mercury in Pottstown Oct. 23 featured a live, online Q & A with Joel Bish, associate professor of psychology and chair of the Neuroscience Department, and his student, Charles Lee. Lee and Bish are collaborating on research on concussions. Read More