January 2015: alumnae India immersion experience

indiaExperience India with International Partners in Mission (IPM) on this small group tour, designed for 10-20 participants for approximately 10-12 days. IPM’s Immersion Experiences are short-term travel opportunities where participants learn firsthand from IPM Project Partners in India, including alumna Karen Hanson ’08 organization Girls for the World. IPM offers Immersion Experiences to build cross-cultural relationships so that participants can gain a greater understanding of the global realities of poverty and injustice.

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Get Moving! A note to young alumnae

gradsNo more semesters, no more finals, no more caffeinated, late-night studying for those finals. To quote our foundress St. Angela Merici, it is time to “get moving.”

As young alumnae, you are just starting out in the real world, establishing your career, finances, relationships, goals and your home. It is both a busy and exciting time in your life.

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Update >> Ursuline College continues tradition during construction of two new buildings

DSC_0017 The Ursuline Sisters have a tradition of placing religious medals in the cement footers of their new buildings asking God’s blessings on all those involved in the construction and on all who will use the building. The College Community gathered at the construction site Tuesday morning to place religious medals in the new building footers for the Center for Creative and Healing Arts and Sciences.

Ursuline College is currently constructing two new buildings on campus, an academic building and an athletic center – the College’s largest project in over 40 years.
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#BackToSchool Fall wardrobe edit

fall fashion edit2 By Anne Marie Gurko ’09, Alumnae Specialist/Adjunct Fashion Faculty

Fall is quickly approaching, and, while you’re still in summer mode, weighing in the back of your mind is a mental checklist of what you need to pack to head back to campus. You most likely have not committed to putting this list on paper in fear it will confirm that you summer break is officially over. Fret no longer. I have compiled a quick list that will help you focus on wardrobe necessities so you can in turn focus on loading the car up with your laptop, mini fridge and every book and notebook you won’t be able to survive the semester without. Feel free to add and subtract items. Here we go…

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New college and career initiatives coming to Ohio high schools

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Perhaps you’ve heard: beginning this school year, the State of Ohio will roll out great new initiatives to impact the postsecondary success of our high school graduates.  When this year’s HS freshmen are juniors, for starters, they’ll be able to take the ACT or SAT for free.

While test waivers existed before for the neediest students, this effort, I think, sets expectations for all students to evaluate college as an option, and reduces barriers to college access. What’s more is that the OGT is also going away, and students who score at a college-readiness benchmark on the ACT or SAT (or) earn passing scores on new exams offered at the end of 7 major core courses (or) complete an approved licensure program and job assessment for career readiness will qualify for graduation in this state.

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Covergirl: Miss Student Nurse 1955

helen hardy2In the February 1957 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, you will find a photo essay titled, “Student Nurse,” featuring St. John College alumna Helen Harding ’56 S.J. The lead reads: “Nursing isn’t glamorous or easy but Helen Harding learned in four years of giving baths, scrubbing wards, witnessing pain and death that she had met the challenge of her life. Here is the story of the rewarding career of a nurse.”

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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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Recap: Alumna Katie Holzheimer gives beautiful ‘Impressions’

holzheimerKatie Holzheimer ’75 recently hosted a solo exhibition including works spanning her career as an artist. The exhibit, Impressions included giclee, acrylics and numerous brushless techniques. Holzheimer’s long career in art and interior design showcase her wide-range of art skills.

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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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