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New college and career initiatives coming to Ohio high schools


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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Sophomore Bea Indurain Named G-MAC Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Bea Indurain

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.

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Internship Ideas for PR & Marketing Majors


I’ll never forget my internship experience. When I first set foot into the news department at WKYC-TV, I was an eager, wide-eyed, twenty-one-year-old college student ready to experience the hardboiled world of journalism. My first day, I had the chance to go undercover with a veteran reporter. Were we delving into the latest crime mystery? Not exactly. I was actually invited to join the consumer reporter to test out jean sizes in various stores (seeing if a size 2 at Target was different from a size 2 Nordstrom).

From my first day to the end of the second semester as an intern in the news department WKYC-TV, I jumped at every opportunity I was offered. The real world experience I achieved continues to help me as a marketing and public relations professional today. Northeast Ohio  is a treasure trove of internship opportunities for PR & Marketing majors. Here are some PR and Marketing focused internship ideas based on your interests.  Whether you’re an activist, arts and culture enthusiast, news junkie or a creative corporate – Cleveland has an opportunity for you!

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Fashion Professor Connie Korosec talks keeping your closet organized on WKYC-TV


A look back at the most popular Ursuline stories from 2013

In 2013, the Ursuline community faced one its most difficult challenges when a tornado hit campus in the early morning of July 20. The College was  blessed that there was neither loss of life or injury. However, the O’Brien Athletic Center was hit with 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.

Despite this challenge however, 2013 has been a year of excitement, renewal and optimism. Students and faculty continue to excel academically, donor support  reached new heights and the entire Ursuline community continues to give back. As the year comes to an end, we look back at some of our favorite moments from the past year. We also look forward to seeing what 2014 has in store for the Ursuline College community. Thank you and here’s to a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Ursuline receives $5 million gift, largest in its history
Ursuline  received a $5 million gift from an anonymous donor – it is the largest single gift in the College’s history. The amount, given in its entirety, helps bring Ursuline closer to reaching its capital campaign $21 million fundraising goal. The gift will go towards building a new academic building, the Center for Creative and Healing Arts and Sciences.

Ursuline chosen as Glass Explorer to showcase only Women’s College in Ohio
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 July 10. Google Glass is a wearable computer developed by Google that is equipped with an “optical head-mounted display.” The device displays information in front of the user’s eyes. 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.

The Breen School of Nursing Lauded for Educational Excellence
The Hearst Foundations Excellence in Geriatric Education Award was presented to Ursuline College’s Breen School of Nursing during the annual National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Education Summit in Washington DC on September 19, 2013. Only twelve schools of nursing will be selected for this prestigious honor between 2012 and 2015. The Breen School of Nursing was among six schools of nursing in the nation chosen for this competitive award by the NLN. Programs receiving the award demonstrate excellence, exceptional instruction and innovation in geriatric nursing education.

Ursuline Kicks off Rebuilding Campaign with $1 Million Gift
Ursuline College recently received a gift of $1 million dollars from an anonymous donor for the College’s athletic center Rebuilding Campaign. The campaign was set up after an EF1 tornado struck the campus on July 20, which caused the collapse of the west wall of the athletic center, the uprooting of 167 trees, along with roof, window and water damage to other campus facilities.

Ursuline Becomes NCAA Division II Member
Ursuline College officially became an active member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution. The NCAA Division II membership process prepares institutions for membership as a successful Division II athletics program. The minimum three-year membership process consists of two periods, the candidacy period and the provisional period. The candidacy period consists of at least two years (candidacy period year one and two) and at least one year of a provisional period. The process includes opportunities for education, assessment and growth as institutions integrate the Division II philosophy, strategic positioning platform and best practices to be a model Division II institution.

Art Therapy and Counseling Faculty and Students take Service Trip to El Salvador
Students, faculty and alumnae from the Art Therapy and Counseling Department at Ursuline College traveled to El Salvador for a service trip. The team went with the goal to serve the children in El Salvador who feel disenfranchised and unempowered and those who have experienced loss, grief, trauma, stress, depression, hopelessness and despair.
Ursuline graduated its largest class in history, including first Doctorate in Nursing Practice students.

Highlights from Innovations ’13 Student Fashion Show
On Sunday, April 28, 2013 Ursuline College hosted the annual fashion show Innovations ’13  in the College’s Matthew J. O’Brien Athletic Center. Open to the public, the event featured clothing designed by Ursuline fashion students and included more than 50 original creations for women, including 12 white paper dresses. Senior Susan Hayley Fox ’13 presented her collection, “Rose of Araby.” Her senior collection was inspired by the sleek lines of the 1920’s deco era and the feminine silhouettes worn by the flapper girls. This year’s commentator was fashion design alumnae, Melissa Gerhardt ’10.

Ursuline College Art Therapy and Counseling student, Diane Fleisch Hughes hosted a global art project involving painting and decorating umbrellas by children and adults. Umbrellas for Peace is a world-wide organization spreading the word of peace. We were the first in the state of Ohio to participate in the project. Diane is using this project as her thesis, which is based on the theme of building and strengthening communities using art. The umbrellas were then on exhibit at the Beachwood Community Center from July 13 to August 3.
Ursuline College alumnae, students, staff and faculty came together for Volunteer Day, giving back to various organizations in Northeast Ohio.
Vanessa Consiglio

Consiglio, Feitl Named to NSCAA All-Midwest Region Teams

Ursuline College sophomore forward Vanessa Consiglio and junior midfielder Anna Feitl each picked up another honor as both were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Women’s All-Midwest Region teams. Consiglio was a second team selection while Feitl was named to the region’s third team.

Players from the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) were eligible, an area that extends through nine states.

Consiglio, who was also named to the Daktronics Inc., Midwest Region Second Team, scored 12 goals and added nine assists to finish with a team-high 33 points. She was second on the club in goals, just one behind junior Paige Rowan, and her nine assists tied Feitl for the team lead.

After finishing the season second in the G-MAC in points, third in goals and tied for third in assists, Consiglio earned first team all-conference honors.

Nationally, she tied for 22nd in the country in assists which helped her rank 32nd in Division II with 1.57 points per game. The 12 goals also put Consiglio in the top-55 in the nation.

Feitl started all 21 matches and was credited with nine assists to tie Consiglio for the team lead and third in the conference along with that spot in the top-25 nationally. Much of what she did in terms of controlling the midfield line went unheralded in the box score but Ursuline often ran the attack through her as she was the team’s most technical player.

The Holy Name High School graduate will enter her final season with 17 career assists, just three shy of tying the school record.

To view the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Midwest Region teams, please click here.


Anna Feitl

Anna Feitl

 Vanessa Consiglio

Vanessa Consiglio