Noting National Poetry Month (April), the website TakePart.com describes the benefits of teaching poetry and quotes visiting Ursinus creative writing teacher Anna Maria Hong. Read More
A book review of “Updike” by author Adam Begley in The Philadelphia Inquirer, gives credit to Ursinus as the alma mater of Updike’s parents. Myrin Library has more information on the literary papers papers of Updike’s Mother, the Linda Grace Hoyer Papers, which Updike donated.
The Mercury newspaper of Pottstown covered U-Innovate! and featured a highlights video of the competition. Fifteen student teams vied for seed money and the change to develop their ideas over the summer with mentors.
President Bobby Fong has written a piece published last week in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bobby-fong/civic-engagement-is-an-es_b_4962740.html. “Higher education,” he writes, “is not just about teaching knowledge and skills in preparation for entering the workforce. Preparing students to be good citizens is a higher education responsibility that should not be forgotten in the discussion on outcomes.”
An op-ed by President Bobby Fong was featured in the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/inquirer/20140202_Liberal_arts_education_is_as_vital_as_ever.html Read More
The visit by Anne Beiler, founder of “Auntie Anne’s Pretzels,” was chronicled in the Norristown Times-Herald and Pottstown Mercury. Read More
A shout-out to the Ursinus Facilities department, and to everyone who helped during the recent snowstorm, is found in the Philadelphia Inquirer Campus Inq blog.
UCARE’s Day of Service in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was noted in the Norristown Times Herald. Volunteers worked at the Greater Norristown PAL Center. Read More
The promotion of alumnus Paul Guenther 1994 to defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals was noted in media outlets all over the country. Read More