Ursuline announces Pat Sharpnack as new dean of the Breen School of Nursing

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Ursuline welcomes seasoned nursing administrator Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, as the College’s new Dean of the Breen School of Nursing. Sharpnack will begin her position in July.

“I look forward to the opportunity to continue to contribute to the high standards, creative and relevant approaches to nursing education and furthering the academic partnerships that are the hallmarks of The Breen School of Nursing. I am honored to be able to contribute to the excellent legacy of this College and school of nursing,” Sharpnack said.

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#TGIF Friday inspiration.

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Support Art Therapy and Counseling Zimbabwe service trip at the Cleveland Flea

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Three Art Therapy and Counseling Program, Ursuline College students are travelling to Zimbabwe in December to support children who have been orphaned by AIDS, suicide and/or violence. Stop by The Cleveland Flea this Saturday to support our students!

The Cleveland Flea is “a place to find lovely handmade goods and to happen upon an item that sparks memories of times past.” You can find items crafted from cherished possessions re-purposed, locally made jewelry, art, crafts, clothing, food and learn from artisans in The Maker Center, aimed at connecting our local talent with the community in a new way, on a new level.

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Inspiring women: Judy Garland

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Originally posted on biography.com 

We love to celebrate the lives of inspirational women. Today, on what what have been her 92 birthday, we acknowledge the immensley talented but humanly flawed actress and singer Judy Garland.

Garland was born June 10, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She signed a movie contract with MGM at the age of 13. In 1939, she scored one of her greatest on-screen successes with The Wizard of Oz.  Nearly 40 years after her tragic death at age 47, Garland continues to maintain a devoted following.

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Celebrate a Monumental Act on June 8

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What do starry skies, a rising monolith, Teddy Roosevelt, and a revolutionary federal act have in common this June 8th?

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A little inspiration.

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Today in history: 1919

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Jun 4, 1919: Congress, by joint resolution, passes the 19th Amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. The House of Representatives had voted 304-89 and the Senate 56-25 in favor of the amendment.

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Choosing Preservation: a major decision

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“Historic preservation was something I knew I could be passionate about and love working with.

By Sarah Rosso, Historic Preservation major

Choosing a college major is hard enough, but how would you feel if when you finally made your decision no one supported you? My friends and family were wary of my decision and probably would have been more accepting if I had chosen a more typical, “reliable” major like business or nursing. Your college education has nothing to do with your family members opinions and it is the first step to adulthood independence. The only person you should worry about liking your field of study is you. I chose to be a historic preservation major after years of evolving interests in high school.

Historic preservation was something I knew I could be passionate about and love working with, but I really knew little about it. However, that’s a chance you have to take when going to college. No matter how much you research schools, programs, careers, etc. there is no way of knowing what will be the best fit for you, and that’s ok! After my first year of college I have grown and changed a lot personally, so it only makes sense that students change their majors so commonly- because people change. Once you start taking classes it will be clearer to see what you like best, and if you find that you are in the wrong major, changing isn’t hard.

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Maddy Outman Promoted to Co-Head Track Coach at Ursuline College

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Madeleine (Maddy) Outman has been promoted to co-head track and field coach, Ursuline College Athletic Director Cindy McKnight announced Wednesday (May 28) morning. Outman has worked with the cross country and track and field programs at UC since August of 2012.

Head cross country coach Ralph White will serve as the co-head track and field coach.

Over the past two school years Outman, a USATF Level One certified coach, has helped develop numerous Arrow runners and her hard work culminated in the outdoor track and field team capturing the first Great Midwest Athletic Conference title in school history in April. She helped sophomores Nicole Burlinson and Bea Indurain earn conference Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year honors, respectively.

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All-American Burlinson Places Third at NCAA Championships

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Ursuline College sophomore Nicole Burlinson placed third in the country with a time of 2:08.64 in the 800 meter run at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships on Saturday (May 24) night. By virtue of placing in the top-eight, she earned All-American distinction. Back in March, she earned All-American status for her efforts during the indoor season.

“Nicole loves competition,” coach Ralph White said. “A lot of kids freak out and get nervous, but she thrives when the spotlight is on. Our kids are very, very good about stepping up. They rise to the occasion – the bigger the meet, the better they do.”

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