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Be a Part of #GivingTuesday!

giving tuesday2Today, Ursuline College is joining a national day of generosity, #GivingTuesday. It is a day when you can make a big impact on helping students to achieve their educational and career goals by emphasizing the whole person and providing personalized attention within a liberal arts higher educational environment.

Give small – please consider donating $10 to your college and alma mater, Ursuline College. Donate here.

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Q&A with the H.E.L.P. Malawi Team: Rhianna McChesney

Rhianna McChesney is an Education and English major and Resident Assistant set to gradate in 2016.

What inspired you to go on the H.E.L.P. trip?
I was inspired to go on the trip because what we’ll be doing in Malawi is what I want to do for the rest of my life: teach!

What do you hope to gain from the experience?
I hope to learn how to be a better teacher on a global standard and to improve my sewing skills!

What are you most excited about?
I am most excited about working with children who so desperately want to learn.

Thinking about Ursuline’s motto, Values, Voice & Vision, how will it represent you on the journey?
Ursuline’s motto will represent me on the journey through my value of service, using my voice when I return home to share what I learned and my vision of education for everyone worldwide.

What’s your favorite African animal?
My favorite African animal is the giraffe.

What are 3 words that come to mind when you think about Africa?
Three words that come to mind when I think of Africa are sunrise, hot, need.

Rhianna McChesney

Rhianna McChesney


Sewing for Malawi: Ursuline Students to HELP Out

H.E.L.P. (Hope, Educate, Love and Protect) is an organization dedicated to sustainable primary education in impoverished African regions. The organization believes it is every child’s birthright to receive hope for a better future, education to grow, unconditional love and protection from disease and illness. In March 2014, Ursuline College will send 4 students and a staff member to Nanthomba Primary School to continue an established sewing partnership with H.E.L.P. that began in 2010.

The travelers include students Taylor Bruno ’16 (Psychology), Rhianna McChesney ’16 (Education & English), Molly Sabolsky ’14 (Nursing) and Maggie Stark ’14 (Art). Joining them is Tiffany Mushrush Mentzer ’03, Director of Alumnae Relations & Development Specialist.

You’re invited to join Ursuline College at the Panini’s in Chagrin Falls on Tuesday, December 17 from 6 to 8PM  to help raise money in support of the students’ trip to Malawi. The cost is $25 per person and the fee includes entrance, pizza, chicken fingers, pop and Heineken 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction.

To purchase tickets, visit ursuline.edu/help or call 440.646.8375.

Stay tuned for Q&As with all of the Malawi travelers!





#GivingTuesday: Why do I give?

Giving back is a way of life for me.  Many think that giving can only be accomplished with money. This is simply not true. Giving can come in the form of money however; there are so many more ways to give. We can give of our time; time to listen to someone with a heavy heart, time to pray for others, time to cook a meal for someone. We can give of our talent; write a letter to a loved one for someone, mend someone’s favorite garment, repair a broken chair. 

One of the seven learning outcomes for the Ursuline Studies Program, the core curriculum at Ursuline College, is “Take Responsibility for Society.”  I believe in giving back to programs that support this learning outcome; UC Volunteer Day (Cleveland Foodbank, Habitat for Humanity), Walk for Water (building wells in a third-world country), St. Jude Children’s Research, Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, United Way and the UC Annual Fund.

Most of all giving must come from the heart!  Do a heart check on this #GivingTuesday and give accordingly!

-Jackie Amos, Ursuline Studies

Support Ursuline College on #givingTuesday, a global day of giving back. Since 1871, Ursuline has been educating future women leaders, risk takers and humanitarians. Help us continue our important mission by making a donation of $18.71 or more.


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To the protest we go!

thank you2The Sr. Dorothy Kazel Club was able to raise $3,395.35 through the support of the Ursuline community, family and friends. I would like to convey my deepest gratitude to each person who has cared about our efforts through donations, food packages, thoughts and prayers.

You might be wondering why 16 current students, two alumnae, one faculty member and a friend of the college are boarding a bus for a 14-hour ride to Georgia…

Well, to be honest, the first year I rode to Georgia I was jumping at a chance to feel warm weather on my face and cross ‘Attend Protest’ off my bucket list. Now, attending the protest for my third year in a row, I truly feel connected to the thousands of people who gather in solidarity at the base of the School of Americas. I stand with such an eclectic group of people, whom know Sr. Dorothy’s story and the story of tens of thousands of others who died like her.

I want to be more. To do more. And by riding to Georgia I’m able to use my voice to speak out against the injustices in this world, to educate myself through workshops and lectures, and to continue to work towards nonviolence in my life.

I will be writing and posting photos about our trip and all that we have learned from this experience. Please check back next week for a recap of the protest.

P.S. If you would like to donate to the Sr. Dorothy Kazel Club, we are sending the extra money we raised to the Cleveland Mission Team in El Salvador (the same team Sr. Dorothy Kazel served on) for clean water efforts and sustainable stoves.

The Ursuline College Rebuilding Fund

“Do not be discouraged and confused about the     future.  Even though troubles and anxieties will come, these sorrows     will pass into joy.  Hold this for certain, that you will never be     abandoned in your needs.”

-St. Angela Merici


Dear Alumnae & Friends of Ursuline College,

As many of you know, Ursuline’s campus was affected by a tornado in the early morning of July 20.  The College was incredibly blessed that there was neither loss of life or injury.  The O’Brien Athletic Center was hit the most severe damage, where the exterior wall of the gym collapsed.  Additional damage occurred to the Dauby Science Center and the Besse Library with minor damage to an entrance in Pilla and the Mullen roof.  A large number of mature trees were uprooted or destroyed and various other areas of campus were impacted.

I am grateful for the outpour of heartfelt messages, prayers and offers of  assistance.  Through your encouragement I feel the strength of the College community.  I believe that together we will rebuild our campus to an even more vibrant state.  Because of the confidence and support of each of you, Ursuline was able to get through this crisis with dignity and grace.  Ursuline is a small community, but the College has a mighty heart and spirit that not even a tornado can dampen.

The Ursuline College Rebuilding Fund has been set up to help in our rebuilding efforts.  If you would like to contribute to the fund through the College’s website visit Rebuilding Fund or send a check made out to Ursuline College Rebuilding Fund.  If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Gladstone, Ursuline’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement at kgladstone@ursuline.edu or 440 646 8355.

May God Bless You,

Sister Diana Stano, O.S.U., Ph. D. ’68