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Ursuline College presents the Healing Imagination VI: Art Therapy Juried Art Exhibition June 13 – August 1

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Ursuline’s Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling department proudly presents the sixth juried art show displaying the work of art therapists from the greater Cleveland area. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, June 13, 5 PM to 9 PM in the Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery on the Ursuline College campus, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, Ohio. The Wasmer Gallery is located adjacent to the Fritzsche Building at the western edge of the campus. The front and patio entrances are wheelchair-accessible, with free parking available in the adjacent lot.

The theme of the show underlines the therapeutic use of art and the power of images to heal. The work encompasses a wide range of media including drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media and ceramics. The show features the work of art therapists, faculty members, alumnae and students of the College’s Art Therapy and Counseling program.

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Ursuline College hosts Annual Senior Art Exhibit, opening April 25

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Eight seniors in the Ursuline College Studio Art and Visual Communications Design programs will present their work in the exhibition titled 2014 Senior Show April 25 – May 16. The exhibition kicks off with an Opening Reception on Friday, April 25, from 5 to 9 PM in the Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery on the Ursuline College campus, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, Ohio.

Exhibitors

Miranda Meisel (metalcraft), Elissa Burkhart (metalcraft and drawing), Alyx Cyr (painting and sculpture) Maureen Kelly (graphic design), Stephanie Pratt (ceramics and graphic design), Ashley Reinhart (graphic design), Keely Smith (painting) and Maggie Stark (installation, photography and metal work).

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Ursuline College reaches settlement with insurance company after tornado, launches largest project in over 40 Years

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Ursuline College has reached a $5.3 million settlement with the College’s insurance provider after the O’Brien Athletic Center was destroyed by a tornado that struck the campus last July. A new $10 million facility constructed to accommodate the needs of Ursuline’s 1,500 students and College community will replace the original athletic center, constructed as a recreational facility for a then student population of 400.

The new facility will host Ursuline’s 11 athletic programs, which had been accepted to NCAA Division II two weeks before the tornado. To supplement the cost of the new athletic center, a campaign to raise an additional $5 million is underway.

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Ursuline College and Wells Fargo Advisors to host leadership development event March 20

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Ursuline College’s Center of Excellence in Ethical and Entrepreneurial Leadership in collaboration with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, invite you to discover how resilient leaders use emotional intelligence competencies to improve effectiveness. This professional development luncheon event is open to all individuals in the Northeast Ohio community who are interested in learning new techniques to enhance their leadership skills. The event will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 11:30-1:30 pm, at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. This is the third leadership event to be hosted by Ursuline College’s Center of Excellence in collaboration with Wells Fargo Advisors.

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Google Glass. Fun with the latest in technology – and eyewear.

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Ursuline College was chosen by Google Glass to be part of the Glass Explorer Program. The College picked up its’ pair at the company’s office in New York City this past summer.

Google Glass is a wearable computer developed by Google that is equipped with an “optical head- mounted display.” The lens-free glasses are like a hands-free smart phone that individuals can use to surf the Internet, make calls, text message, record video and more, via voice commands all displayed in front of the user’s eyes.

Ursuline’s Alumnae Director Tiffany Mushrush Mentzer ’03 saw Google Glass on the Today Show when the company introduced its’ Google+ and Twitter contest. Mushrush Mentzer decided to enter.

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Letter from the Editor

editing photoAs this time of year is often associated with making personal and professional renovations, I am excited to announce that Ursuline’s blog platform has developed into an online edition of the College’s magazine, VOICES. Having been published since 2008, VOICES is the main news source for everything Ursuline. The online edition will feature all the great things that Ursuline fans have grown accustomed to reading about in the printed version plus online stories added weekly, providing an interactive and relevant experience for our readers.

Below is my editor’s letter from the printed edition of VOICES (out February 1). The theme of this issue is community, how strong Ursuline values have carried the institution even through difficult times. We also showcase the great things that individuals in the Ursuline Community are doing and the lives they continue to touch. I hope you feel a sense of hope in how a small, Catholic, women-focused College in Ohio can work together to make a positive difference in the world.

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Behind-the-Scenes: The College’s Brand

I have the privilege of serving as the Marketing Director at Ursuline College. It is a job I find both challenging and fulfilling as I use my creative and strategic abilities to help move the College forward. I have served in this role for five years and one of the aspects of the job I enjoy the most is serving as Ursuline’s brand manager (although folks on campus might refer to my team as the “brand police”). Branding is illustrating various aspects unique to Ursuline and communicating those differentiators to all audiences.

There are many great qualities about Ursuline that are distinctive, such as the personal attention we provide our students or the rich history of educating women who are challenged to change the world in both big and small ways. The marketing department strives to maintain the legacy of the College while moving ahead with the College’s mission. The goal is to let the outside audience know what Ursuline stands for through several communication vehicles. Building a strong brand has been an essential part of creating quality awareness for the College.

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Representing an authentic, values-based education is carried throughout everything the marketing department produces, whether it be a printed piece, messaging on the website or a promotional video. Additionally, Ursuline’s design elements reflect the College genuinely through authentic photos of students, faculty and alumnae in real-world situations. Using design elements such as the fleur de lis creates something recognizable at a glance to our external audiences.

When I first came on board as the marketing director, just about every area of the College was using different messaging and design elements to promote Ursuline. According to best practices, consistency is key in creating a strong brand. As with any change, there was resistance at first. But with the support of the administration, the College has come a long way in terms of creating a uniform message and solid brand.

On campus, I don’t mind being known as the chief of the brand police because I know it will help move the College forward. The marketing department will continue to explain that PMS 286 (Ursuline blue) is not our favorite color, but rather the color that was chosen based on elements within the College’s mission. For us, creating the brand goes beyond personal preference and holds true to the guidelines that have been established. It has been a challenging but worthwhile experience to help build Ursuline’s brand. Click here to learn more about Ursuline’s brand.

Angela DelPrete is Ursuline College’s Marketing Director. As an alum she strives to maintain the Ursuline’s heritage and mission while helping to build a brand relevant to key audiences.