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The Best Closet in Cleveland: 30 years of the Historic Costume Study Collection exhibition

labelsJoin Ursuline College to celebrate the Historic Costume Study Collection’s 30th Anniversary!

Constance Korosec, Ph.D. envisioned the collection to serve as a hands-on learning tool so students could feel, research and delve into fashion history. This dream made the collection what it is today. With more than 3,500 pieces of 20th Century American fashion donated by Greater Clevelanders, the College’s Historic Costume Study Collection is the “best closet in Cleveland.”

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Ursuline~St. John College Alumnae Assocation honors two outstanding alumnae for service and dedication


The Ursuline ~ St. John College Alumnae Association recently held its reunion celebration, where two outstanding alumnae – Jane Soposky ’74 SJ and Sheryl Williams Zellner ’97 – were honored for their dedication to the College, service to the community and career achievements.

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Art Therapy and Counseling graduate student finalist for the EXPYS ‘Best Intern Award’

Elizabeth Bailey-Grincrus & Natalie Jernigan

Elizabeth Bailey-Grincrus & Natalie Jernigan

On March 27, 2014, the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCH) and Cleveland Business Connects (CBC) presented The Expys, honoring students, employers and internship programs in Northeast Ohio.

Elizabeth Bailey-Grincius, Ursuline Art Therapy and Counseling graduate student, was nominated as a finalist in the category of the 2014 EXPYS Best Intern award. Bailey-Grincius is currently completing her internship at the Centers for Families and Children in Cleveland, Ohio. She was nominated by her site supervisor, Natalie Jernigan. Bailey-Grincius has been an outstanding student and the ATC department is extremely proud of her achievement.

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Women Watch: remembering women and children, victims of violent crimes


The Ursuline College community will gather at 2:30 PM Monday, Mar 31 for Women Watch, an annual tribute to the women and children in Cuyahoga County who have died violently during the past year, and Sr. Joanne Marie Mascha who was murdered in a wooded area on campus by a mentally ill neighbor in 1995. Women Watch is hosted annually by the student-run Sr. Dorothy Kazel Club and Student Art Organization.

“We walk to remember those who have died violent deaths but also to remember to be nonviolent,” Ursuline Art Department professor Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot, O.S.U., M.F.A., said.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with International Women’s Panel March 31


The College is hosting a panel discussion titled “Transnational Perspectives on Women’s Rights as Human Rights” at 6 PM March 31 in the Mullen Little Theater, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124. The discussion is free and open to the public and will be followed by a dessert reception.

“The theme for Women’s History Month 2014 is Women of Courage, Character and Commitment. Ursuline College, through its women-focused identity and mission, seeks to educate and encourage such women and prepare them to participate bravely and passionately in a global society,” Mary Frances Pipino, Ph.D., Director of Ursuline College’s Ursuline Studies Program, said.

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Student Nurses of Ursuline College raise over $3,500 for American Heart Association


On Saturday, March 1 2014, SNUC (Student Nurses of Ursuline College) hosted the ninth annual Go Red for Women Campaign Fundraiser (launched by the American Heart Association) to benefit research efforts in the fight against women’s heart disease.

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in women, claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 women each year. We raised over $3600 to help find the cure! On behalf of SNUC and the American Heart Association, we would like to say a special thank you to all who made this event possible.

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Ursuline Fashion students to ‘Rock the Runway’ in Kent State University’s annual fashion show March 8


Kent Student Center Programming ‘Rock the Runway 2014’ Press Release: 

The 10th annual Rock the Runway fashion show is on Saturday, March 8th in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Fashion is merely the catalyst to create a show that is fun and entertaining, while allowing Kent State students of all different majors an opportunity to showcase their talents. This year’s design theme is The Second British Invasion featuring New Wave music by British artists.  Contestants will submit a line consisting of three pieces inspired by the theme. At least one representation of the British flag must be present in the line.

A total of 15 designers will rock this year’s runway, including a guest line from the Ursuline College fashion program. Under the direction of fashion program chair and Kent State alumni, Dr. Constance Korosec, the students will collaborate on the designs and model their line in the show.

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Ursuline kicks-off Women’s History Month with “Waiting for MacArthur” Feb 28, March 1

waiting for macarthur

Ursuline College Drama Workshop presents “Waiting for MacArthur,” a World War II story of the courage and valor of the women who served in the Army Nursing Corps on Corregidor, 8 PM Feb 28 and March 1 in the Mullen Little Theater, Mullen Academic Center, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH 44124.

Starring Ursuline students Rhianna McChesney, Haley Tinlin, Hannah Cotton and Natalie Huggins, the play revolves around the experiences of women during WWII, specifically an Army Nursing Corps nurse, her mother, her English teacher and her best friend.

According to Independent Press, playwright P. Paullette MacDougal’s “Waiting for MacArthur” is a “poignant look at love and war.” MacDougal dedicated her play to “The Greatest Generation”; the men and women whose sacrifice during WWII saved the world for liberty and freedom because it was “the right thing to do.”

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Student Nurses of Ursuline College to host ninth annual ‘Go Red For Women’ fundraiser March 1

go redUrsuline College student organization to take the lead on supporting public health awareness by hosting a Go Red for Women Campaign Fundraiser. The Student Nurses of Ursuline College (SNUC) are proud to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign for the ninth consecutive year. The Fundraiser will benefit research efforts in the fight against women’s heart disease.

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Ursuline to host economist, author Dr. Julianne Malveaux Jan 23 honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Ursuline College’s Office of Inclusion, Equity and Multicultural Affairs presents the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event with guest speaker Dr. Julianne Malveaux Jan 23.

Malveaux is an African-American economist, author, social and political commentator and businesswoman. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from MIT and is recognized for her progressive and insightful public dialogue on issues of race, culture, and gender. Malveaux was the fifteenth president of Bennett College, Greensboro, NC, the oldest historically black college for women in the Unites States. She served in that position for five years before stepping down May 6, 2012.Malveaux’s scholarship includes numerous editor, co-editor, author and co-author credits.


  • Editor: Voices of Vision: African American Women on the Issues (1996)
  • Co-Editor: Slipping Through the Cracks: The Status of Black Women (1986) and The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism (2002)
  • Author: Sex, Lies, and Stereotypes: Perspectives of a Mad Economist (1994); Wall Street, Main Street, and the Side Street: A Mad Economist Takes a Stroll (1999); and Surviving and Thriving: 365 facts in Black Economic History (2010)
  • Co-Author: Unfinished Business: A Democrat and A Republican Take On the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face (2002)

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