Breen School of Nursing professor Karen Link, RN, MSN, CNS, CNE has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Ohio League for Nursing at the Annual OLN Education Summit. The educator selected for this award is chosen from nominees throughout the State of Ohio.
Link has been an educator for more than seven years, a clinical nurse specialist and a nurse for more than 40 years. Her passion for excellence in teaching and her specialty of psychiatric and mental health nursing is unparalleled. Link obtained the Certified Nurse Educator designation in 2013, demonstrating her commitment to teaching excellence.
Today (April 3), Dr. Jane Goodall, turns 80. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is also an ethologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program, and has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues.
Let’s acknowledge and celebrate Jane’s accomplishments in science, environmental awareness and animal rights. Thanks for inspiring us, Jane!
Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is an annual, worldwide event in support of environmental protection. Approximately 20 million people across the United States celebrated the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. Today, more than 1 billion people around the world take part in the event.
In honor of this green initiative, the Sustainability Committee at Ursuline College has planned events throughout the month of April. The activities were created to bring environmental awareness and education to the Campus community.
With over 3,500 pieces of 20th Century American fashion donated by Greater Clevelanders, Ursuline College’s Historic Costume Study Collection has been dubbed the “Best Closet in Cleveland.” In honor of its upcoming 30th Anniversary, the College’s 15th Annual Faculty Lecture Series will focus on the collection. Constance Korosec, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Fashion and Historic Costume Study Collection Curator will present the lecture Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7PM in the Mullen Little Theater at Ursuline College.
“Each year, all of us at Ursuline look forward to the Faculty Lecture Series, when we can share our fabulous faculty’s expertise with the greater Cleveland community. This spring we are especially excited to focus on our fashion program, which will be celebrating a hallmark anniversary this fall. Korosec is a well-known speaker and her lecture promises to be both educational and enjoyable,” said JoAnne Podis, Ph.D., Ursuline College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Ursuline College has taken the first steps to transforming the campus with a ceremonial demolition Tuesday (March 25) morning. The symbolic demonstration ushers in the beginning of the College’s largest construction project in over 40 years.
The College recently reached a $5.3 million settlement with the College’s insurance provider after the O’Brien Athletic Center was destroyed by a tornado that struck the campus last July. A new $10 million facility constructed to accommodate the needs of Ursuline’s 1,500 students and College community will replace the original athletic center, constructed as a recreational facility for a then student population of 400.
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.
For two weeks in March 2014, Ursuline College is sending four students and a staff member to Nanthomba Primary School to continue an established sewing partnership with H.E.L.P. that began in 2010.
Jennifer Schwartz Wright ’93, ATR-BC began her college career at a large university but found herself lost in large classes. After three semesters, she was ready for a change; some soul searching and investigating lead Schwartz Wright to the world of art therapy. She enrolled at Ursuline College because of the art therapy graduate program, hoping to learn more about the career.
While there was no official art therapy major at the time, Gail Rule-Hoffman, Chair of the Art Therapy and Counseling graduate program, worked with Schwartz Wright to set up undergraduate fieldwork so she could become a participant observer in a local art therapy psycho education program for children at risk for substance abuse and delinquency. According to Schwartz Wright, “My time at Ursuline was some of the most nourishing, growth inducing time of my life.”
Ursuline College Athletic Director Cindy McKnight has been chosen to serve as a mentor in the 2014-15 NCAA & Division II Athletics Directors Association Mentor Program for Women & Minorities.
In July of 2011, Division II took the initiative to prepare women and minorities for future director of athletics positions by sponsoring a mentorship program. Partnering with the Division II Athletics Directors Association, this mentoring program matches promising women and minority administrators who hope to become athletics directors with proven athletics directors.