Ursuline College President Sr. Diana Stano announces retirement

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Sister Diana Stano, President of Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, has announced that she will retire effective June 30, 2015.  As President of the region’s premier Catholic college focusing on women for the past 18 years, Sister Diana has led Ursuline through a remarkable period of growth and transformation.

During her tenure, the campus has experienced a constant upgrade with more than $41 million in capital improvements including a new student learning center, dining hall, residence hall, athletic fields, and two buildings currently under construction: a new athletic center and a center for the creative and healing arts and sciences to house nursing and art therapy & counseling, two of the College’s outstanding programs.   Almost the entire campus has undergone renovations and improvements to enhance the learning experience for students.

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Ursuline College’s Paige Rowan Named G-MAC Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week

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Ursuline College senior forward Paige Rowan (Concord Township, Ohio/Lake Catholic) has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week after scoring three goals to help the Arrows go two-for-two in non-conference games last week. This is the fourth time in her career that she has earned the weekly award.

UC earned wins over West Liberty (Mountain East) and Walsh (GLIAC) to run its record to 3-1 on the young year.

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Where they are now: Inspirational Alumnae – Susan M. Peters ‘09

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Susan M. Peters ’09 travels the globe for fashion. A graduate of Ursuline College’s fashion design program, Peters works as a sourcing specialist at the Abercrombie and Fitch headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Peters has also worked at Marcraft Apparel Group and Anthropologies’ bridal line, BHLDN, in Philadelphia. She has worked with vendors all over the world, traveling to places like India and Guatemala. In July, Peters will move to Seattle to work as a product developer for Nordstrom.

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Historic Preservation alumna Jessica R. Wobig ’13 to present at national conference

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As the premier educational and networking event for those who are committed to saving places, the 2014 National Preservation Conference, PastForward, pushes new frontiers in programming, outreach and engagement with robust opportunities for onsite, online and virtual experiences.

Held in Savannah, Ga., Nov 11-14, PastForward features in-depth Learning Labs, on the ground exploration through Field Studies, Intensive Workshops and live demonstrations, films and exhibits in the Preservation Studio. In addition, TrustLive, live streamed, marquee presentations that explore preservation through new lenses including sustainability, Generation Y, aging, climate change and technology, will engage new audiences and attract a virtual audience from around the country, and the globe.

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Where they are now: Inspirational Alumnae – Linda Lewicki, RN, SJC ‘74

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Linda Lewicki, RN, SJC ’74 has had a diverse nursing career. Lewicki, currently senior nurse researcher at the Cleveland Clinic, previously worked as clinician, educator, administrator and researcher. Because of her outstanding professional experience, she was recently awarded a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cleveland Clinic Ziolony Nursing Institute. As Lewicki celebrates her 40th anniversary of graduation from St. John College this year, we asked her to reflect on her inspiring career.

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Remembering Joan Rivers: courageous comedian, critic and women’s college alumna

IMG_0554Comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, died while hospitalized at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital on Thursday. She was a savvy business woman, mother, over-the-top funny and women’s college graduate (Barnard College, Class of 1954). Here’s Joan talking about her own funeral in her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me:

When I die (and, yes, Melissa, that day will come; and, yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action….I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing “Mr. Lonely.” I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.

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Where they are now: Inspirational Alumnae – Kerianne Senderak ’10

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Kerianne Senderak ’10 uses her marketing and communication skills in the community. After graduating from Ursuline with her English degree, Senderak went on to pursue her Master’s in Communications Management at John Carroll University. She started her career at the new Greater Cleveland Aquarium and most recently took a position as director of sales and marketing at Chagrin Falls’ Save Local Now.

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Ursuline Studies Common Book Initiative: Discuss ‘Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain’

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Now in its second year, the Ursuline Studies Program common book for the 2014-15 academic year is a memoir titled Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi, charting her struggles with self- doubt, body image and acceptance – struggles that manifest themselves in a severe eating disorder that nearly costs de Rossi her life.

As with last year’s offering, all incoming students received a complimentary copy of the book, stamped with her or his name, as a gift of welcome to the college. The book also serves to provide a truly common experience to all new students in 2014, and is a symbol of their purpose at Ursuline: to earn a college education. Faculty and staff likewise had the opportunity to pick up a copy, and will again participate in Chew & Chat events to foster connections across the campus. This year, alumnae will also be invited to participate, whether by attending Chew & Chat events, or by posting comments on VOICES online.

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3 chances to win a $1,500.00 tuition scholarship >> Enter now!

do somethingEnter Ursuline’s ‘Do Something’ Video Scholarship Contest! There are 3 chances to win a $1,500.00 tuition scholarship! All Ursuline students are encouraged to enter and cameras are available to borrow from the Library Media Center. To qualify, upload a video (max 3 minutes) showing how you will use your Ursuline education to change the world. Don’t forget to be creative!

Deadline to submit a video and to collect VOTES is September 30, 2014.

For more info and to enter, visit http://bit.ly/1w9wUAFShare this contest with your friends and family using the hashtag #DoSomethingContest and don’t forget to encourage them to VOTE!

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#UC2018 Welcome class of 2018!

Fall Orientation, August 23 & 24, 2014, photos by alumna Maggie Stark ’14.

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