’11 Grad Gains Foundation for Leadership as Philly Fellow

Kristin Daly-Barnes will take her Ursinus community-building experiences to Philadelphia. The 2011 graduate will join the next generation of civic leadership when, as a Philly Fellow, she becomes part of the solution to the city’s most pressing social problems. She credits the Ursinus faculty with her desire to promote change. Read More»


Choosing Philadelphia as a Spring Break Destination

Many students return to school with spring break memories of various trips to Florida, Jamaica, and other warm locations. But for one Ursinus student, spring break was not spent lounging in the sun. Alison Poandl took part in an alternative spring break, “Campus Philly Alternative Spring Break,” where she spent five days in Center City, North Philadelphia, Germantown, and Allegheny West,  immersed in community service. Read More»


Student Artists to Exhibit at Kimmel Center

Ursinus student artists Brittany O’Dowd, Emily Feldtmose, Ian Dykstra, Magdalena Parks, Mara Berzins and Warren Mayer will be featured artists in the College Art Night Exhibit on March 24 at the Philadelphia Orchestra’s French Connections concert at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Read More»


Professor Edits ‘Philadelphia Noir’ Collection

Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano guides us through Philadelphia’s dark side, as editor of Philadelphia Noir (Akashic Books), a just-published collection of original short stories set in Philadelphia neighborhoods. Read More»


Tutors Share Writing Talent in Philadelphia

Tutoring helps Holly Smith see the world through someone else’s eyes. Smith is one of 17 Ursinus students volunteering to work weekends at the Spells Writing Lab in Philadelphia. “I loved it,” says Smith 2013, who spent helped a high school senior write his college entrance essay. Read More»