Professor and Chair of Religious Studies selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities summer scholar

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Natalie Kertes-Weaver, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Ursuline College, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 30 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Kertes-Weaver will participate in a seminar or institute entitled “Representations of the ‘Other’: Jews in Medieval England.” The five-week program will be held at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (England) and directed by Professor Irven M. Resnick.

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Ursuline College hosts annual Innovations ‘14 student fashion show April 27

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Ursuline College’s senior student fashion designers will take their original creations to the runway at the annual Innovations ’14 fashion show Sunday, April 27, 11:30 AM – 2 PM at Executive Caterers Landerhaven.

“I don’t have to tell fashion students to love their work, they already do.That is the key to success, both financially and professionally. And that’s how I know our students will be successful,” said Connie Korosec Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Fashion Department.

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#UCStyleFiles advice from a “rare bird”: Iris Apfel’s key to success

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Finally, successful businesswomen are coming forward to reveal that their career paths didn’t necessarily follow the straight path they were expecting.  While Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg encourages women to “lean in” and not sacrifice their careers for an equally important role as wives and mothers, fashion icon Iris Apfel explains that she never had a “plan” to begin with.

Iris Apfel, who is a self-proclaimed “geriatric” socialite,  boasts quite the resumé. She began as an editorial writer for Women’s Wear Daily, became a successful business owner and textile designer and later, an interior decorator, fashion designer, fashion professor, and style icon.  But the key to Apfel’s abundant success was that she always followed her own path.  Apfel asserts, “Doing your own thing is very good. . . if you have a thing to do.”

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Biology major Sharita Hill awarded ‘Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship’

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Biology major Sharita Hill has been awarded the 2014 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship. This is a national competition which requires several levels of evaluation. Hill is expected to graduate this May and will pursue her Master’s in Education at John Carroll University in the fall of 2014.

Hill has been working on her senior thesis project while interning at Case Western Reserve University, serving as a research assistant and program facilitator for the Infectious Diseases Alliance. She is also the current president of Students of Science at Ursuline. Hill is a mother of two and a Cleveland native.

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Track and Field Program Wins First G-MAC Title in School History

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By Tim Ertle, Sports Information Director for the Ursuline Arrows

In what was a complete team effort, the Ursuline College track and field program captured the first ever Great Midwest Athletic Conference title in school history on Saturday (April 19) afternoon.

The Arrows won the meet with 260.5 team points to finish directly ahead of host Cedarville University’s 238. Alderson Broaddus University took third with 89.5 to finish in front of fourth place Trevecca Nazarene University’s 82. Central State University (47) and Kentucky Wesleyan College (9) rounded out the six-team field.

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Seven days of perception: today

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The countdown to Easter Sunday has come to an end, so now we celebrate! Let’s forever live through our senses. And, always remember to reflect, celebrate and love life.

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Seven days of perception: taste

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One day: As we countdown to Easter Sunday, we are talking some time to really live through our senses. Let’s reflect, celebrate and love life (before, during and after the peeps and mini-eggs). 

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Ursuline College student Nancy Wilson receives top social work award

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Ursuline College is proud to announce that the Cleveland Region (III) of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers named Ursuline College student, Nancy Wilson, the recipient of the 2014 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Student of the Year Award. Wilson, a Brantenahl resident, is currently a senior social work major. She received the award in March at the 4th Annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare.

In addition to completing her social work degree this May, Wilson has earned certification as a chemical dependency counselor assistant and paralegal. She is currently employed at Murtis Taylor in the correctional advocacy and re-entry support program, facilitating dual diagnosis support groups, providing case management services, behavioral health and alcohol/drug screening and community support and advocacy for agency clients. She is also an active member of the College community, currently serving as president of Ursuline’s Social Work Organization.

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Seven days of perception: inhale

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Three days: As we countdown to Easter Sunday, we are talking some time to really live through our senses. Let’s reflect, celebrate and love life (before, during and after the peeps and mini-eggs). 

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