Author Archives: Voices Staff

A Fond Farewell to Christine Wynd

wyndSt. John College graduate, Dr. Christine Wynd, Ph.D., RN ’74SJ, Dean of the Breen School of Nursing and Strawbridge Professor since 2007, recently left the College to accept the position of President and Dean of The Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.

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Math Geek Mom: One Year Later

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by Rosemarie Emanuele, Mathematics Professor 

Economists are sometimes compared to meteorologists in that both sometimes try to predict upcoming events, and both manage to do an acceptable job at this, but occasionally make mistakes. Neither can predict future events with complete certainty, as unforseen events tend to have an effect on the outcomes they are trying to predict. For economists, it may be a change in consumer confidence in a far off country that injects “error” into a prediction, while for a meteorologist, small changes, sometimes described as a “butterfly moving its wings”, can cause their predications to be incorrect.

I found myself thinking of this as Ursuline College approaches the one year anniversary of a destructive meteorological event, the arrival of a tornado to campus. This was a tornado that destroyed our athletic center, damaged much of the campus and radically changed plans for the future of the college.

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Rebuilding underway: reflecting on one year since the tornado

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By Kevin Gladstone, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Ursuline College

Just one year ago today, we were preparing for a long-awaited groundbreaking for the Center for the Creative and Healing Arts & Sciences.  All seemed to be right with the Ursuline College world:  funds had been raised, building designed, and our campus immersed in joyful anticipation of the coming school year.

Mother Nature had other plans. July 20, 2013 will live forever in the memory of those associated with Ursuline College.  Early that morning, in the blink of an eye, a tornado swept through our beautiful, tranquil campus and tore a hole in our heart.

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Today: #BringBackOurGirls march

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Ursuline College will be participating in the global march on May 22nd to support the #BringBackOurGirls Campaign on campus, 4:30pm-5:30pm to call for the release of the kidnapped Nigerian girls and to demand that every person’s human rights be honored.  

“As the only women’s College in Ohio, we were eager to participate in the efforts to bring awareness to this issue, said Gina Messina-Dysert, Ursuline’s Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. According to Messina-Dysert, an alum thought Ursuline would be the perfect place to hold the march.

The march will begin on Ursuline’s campus in the quad. 

Natalie Huggins Named G-MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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The Great Midwest Athletic Conference athletic calendar year has come to a close with the completion of the 2014 Baseball Championships this past weekend at Prasco Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. With the recent announcement of Cedarville University securing the Presidents’ Cup, it is time for the G-MAC to announce its end of the year honors, starting with the 2013-14 Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Natalie Huggins was a four-year starter for the Arrow’s softball team, shared team MVP honors as a sophomore and again as a junior (note: this seasons team awards have not been announced).

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Ursuline supports #BringBackOurGirls

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Information from CNN.com and NYTimes.com

One year ago this month, Boko Haram’s (“Western education is sin” in English) leader Abubakar Shekau released a video announcing a new front in its attempt at forced Islamism: his fighters will begin abducting girls and selling them.

It is the recent abductions of nearly 300 girls taken from a school in Nigeria that has spawned global outrage and horror. The girls taken from a school by armed militants are still missing, possibly sold into slavery or married off.  In an attempt to raise awareness, a #BringBackOurGirls campaign began on Twitter and has quickly spread with demonstrators taking to the streets around the world to demand action.

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Four Softball Players Honored by the Great Midwest Athletic Conference

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By Tim Ertle, Sports Information Director for the Ursuline Arrows

Four members of the Ursuline College softball program were honored by the Great Midwest Athletic Conference on Thursday (May 1) evening. Junior outfielder Sam Roberts was named to the all-conference second team while sophomore Alison Porter joined freshmen Brittany Humbel and Dagmar Smith on the honorable mention list.

Roberts is the first Arrow softball player to earn all-conference honors. She hit .358 (39-109) and led the team with 18 runs scored and 48 total bases. Roberts also drove in 12 runs, the third most on the team, and swiped two bases.

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Fridays with B&B: relishing in all things Cleveland, part one

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A weekly conversation between your campus Marketing gals Brittney & Becca. TGIF! 

After taking a “Good Friday” break last week, we are talking Cleveland: Why Becca loves her hometown and how Britt is growing to feel the same about her new home. We had the opportunity to grab lunch in Ohio City with the blogger behind I Heart Cleveland, Charity D’Amato –  aka, a fabulous resource for all things Cleveland! Below is the first installment of our two-part series featuring Charity. Part two to come soon!

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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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