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…
On Saturday (April 26) Ursuline students and faculty helped restore campus stream banks impacted by the tornado that hit the College last summer. The team planted a total of 15 trees, 100 shrubs and 700 live stakes provided by Chagrin River Watershed Partners.
The new vegetation will prevent erosion and nutrient pollution from traveling to area streams and rivers that connect to the campus. The project was funded by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.
Ursuline College sophomore Bea Indurain has been named the Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) morning. She is the second different Arrow to win the award this year after classmate Nicole Burlinson received the honor twice (Dec. 10, 2013 and Jan. 21, 2014).
Indurain was recognized for her performance at the Midwest Open, hosted Saturday (Feb. 1) at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
In the 60 meter hurdles prelims, she took eighth of 43 participants to qualify for the finals with her time of 9.23. In the finals, her 9.21 was good for seventh.
Being one of the first in Ursuline’s Community to use Google Glass, I felt privileged to put them on and see campus through Glass. To be honest, I watched a few hundred promotional and Explorer Program Youtube Videos to prepare myself. I hoped that the first time I said, “Ok, Glass” I would do something spectacular.
I won’t lie; I fumbled with adjusting Glass around my hair and ended up taking a few photos of the ceiling. But after a few minutes I asked Glass to store notes and then connect to Facebook, Fieldtrip, Tumblr and Twitter. Glass technology is certainly innovative. I wouldn’t be surprised if in a few years we see the general population wearing Glass to work, the grocery store or surfing the internet while waiting in line at Starbucks. It is very much like Siri, without her talking back.
The information I ask for is shown to me in a rectangular projection in my upper, right hand vision. While I was watching a YouTube video on how to make a paper crane over lunch, I could hear the instructions but my neighbors didn’t notice a thing. I’m impressed with the sleekness of the overall interface and how well Glass responds to common language commands.
Ursuline College was chosen by Google Glass to be part of the Glass Explorer Program. The College picked up its’ pair at the company’s office in New York City this past summer.
Google Glass is a wearable computer developed by Google that is equipped with an “optical head- mounted display.” The lens-free glasses are like a hands-free smart phone that individuals can use to surf the Internet, make calls, text message, record video and more, via voice commands all displayed in front of the user’s eyes.
Ursuline’s Alumnae Director Tiffany Mushrush Mentzer ’03 saw Google Glass on the Today Show when the company introduced its’ Google+ and Twitter contest. Mushrush Mentzer decided to enter.
As this time of year is often associated with making personal and professional renovations, I am excited to announce that Ursuline’s blog platform has developed into an online edition of the College’s magazine, VOICES. Having been published since 2008, VOICES is the main news source for everything Ursuline. The online edition will feature all the great things that Ursuline fans have grown accustomed to reading about in the printed version plus online stories added weekly, providing an interactive and relevant experience for our readers.
Below is my editor’s letter from the printed edition of VOICES (out February 1). The theme of this issue is community, how strong Ursuline values have carried the institution even through difficult times. We also showcase the great things that individuals in the Ursuline Community are doing and the lives they continue to touch. I hope you feel a sense of hope in how a small, Catholic, women-focused College in Ohio can work together to make a positive difference in the world.
The offices of URSA provide a variety of services and programs to help make your education experience at Ursuline College a successful one. For example, if you want to talk to someone about changing your major, if you are curious about alternative credit options, wondering about learning problems (or have any sort of disability), if you need some tutoring or have someone look over a paper, URSA is the place to start.