By Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, CTC-S, Adjunct Faculty, Art Therapy and Counseling Program
In August 2014, a collaborative community art project was launched in Ferguson, Missouri in an effort to create a hopeful and safe place for people to come together in the spirit of unity, connection, and compassion.
Members from the Ferguson community and anyone supporting this creative cause have been invited to contribute a ribbon with hopeful messages that will help provide support and strength. Ribbons of HOPE, as seen in the video below are displayed at different locations throughout Ferguson to visually communicate this expression of support:
The NCAA released its national statistical rankings for fall sports on Monday night and Ursuline College was well-represented.
After the soccer’s team recent four-match winning streak, during which the Arrows outscored their opponents 23-0, senior forward Paige Rowan leads all of Division II with 15 goals scored. North Alabama’s Chloe Richards is right behind her with 14.
Update. College holds beam signing ceremony for construction of the Center for Creative and Healing Arts
Ursuline College continues tradition by hosting a beam signing ceremony for the new Center for Creative and Healing Arts. Ursuline is also constructing an athletic center on campus. The construction of the two buildings is the College’s largest project in over 40 years.
The Center for the Creative and Healing Arts and Sciences will house the Art Therapy and Counseling department and The Breen School of Nursing’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The building is comprised of 22,000 square feet of classrooms, labs and conference and meeting space equipped with the latest technologies in education.
Every year sophomore nursing students take part in a traditional ceremony called the Blessing of the Hands. This blessing ceremony is a beautiful experience and valuable to students as they embark on their first clinical rotations. As a daughter of an Ursuline alumna, my mother, a registered nurse has learned through this experience to value the importance of empathy, compassion, strength and responsibility and has been guided by God to use her hands to heal those that suffer. Ursuline College, the only school in the region that holds this ceremony, wants this unique tradition to “touch the heart through the hands”. Through this ceremony, students will learn the importance of compassion and care toward patients and reflect on their upcoming responsibilities.
The College of Fellows, founded in 1989, is a community of more than 300 senior PRSA members who have advanced the public relations profession and distinguished themselves through their experience and leadership in the public relations industry. Admission is open to public relations practitioners or educators with 20 years’ experience or more, hold the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential and have demonstrated exceptional capability and accomplishment in the practice or teaching of public relations. College of Fellows members also must exhibit personal and professional qualities that make them role models for other practitioners or educators.
Ursuline College junior forward Vanessa Consiglio (Milton, Ontario, Canada/Bishop Reding High School) has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week after helping the Arrows jump out to a 2-0 start in conference play.
This is the first time that Consiglio, a 2013 all-region performer, has earned the G-MAC’s weekly award. She is the second consecutive Arrow to earn the honor after senior Paige Rowan was the recipient on September 15th.
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.