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.
By Timothy K. Kinsella, Ph.D., head of the History Department and Director of the Master of Liberal Arts Program at Ursuline College.
Addie May Collins (age 14)
Carole Robertson (age 14)
Cynthia Wesley (age 14)
Denise McNair (age 11)
For many of us, these names are unknown. They are the four young African-American girls killed, with twenty-two others injured, in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama on September 15, 1963. This bombing took place only eighteen days after Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” in Washington D.C. and at the very beginning of integration efforts in Birmingham.
Ursuline College’s undergraduate admissions team, under the leadership of Director of Admissions Carolyn Noll Sorg, is striving to overhaul the recruitment of new students at Ursuline College. With a fresh perspective and a passion for women-focused education, Sorg brings to Ursuline values in education, community, diversity and service to others. These principles guide her admission efforts.
“Recruitment is about relationship building.We need to be able to build trust with the people we are trying to talk to about Ursuline College – prospective students and high school counselors – in order to have them hear our message,” Sorg said.
Kathryn Holzheimer at Wasmer Gallery from Ursuline College on Vimeo.
An Ursuline graduate, Holzheimer creates art that brings peace, contentment, balance and enjoyment to the viewer. Also an internationally renowned interior designer for Holzheimer Interiors, Inc., she creates unique paintings using acrylic paints and brushless paint techniques. Her works have been displayed in juried art shows in galleries throughout the country. Kathryn not only creates art, but she also teaches art and brushless painting techniques and will be holding the following workshops at Ursuline’s Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery. For more information about the exhibit or attending a workshop, click here.
Ursuline College sophomore Nicole Burlinson has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the third time this season, the conference office announced Tuesday (Feb. 11) afternoon.
Burlinson received the honor for her performance at the Division II Challenge Meet, hosted by the SPIRE Institute on Saturday (Feb. 8).
She beat the other 26 participants in the mile with a school record time of 5:07.50. She was previously the record holder with her 5:09.31 at Youngstown State two weeks ago. Saturday’s time was just 2.5 seconds shy of the NCAA Division II provisional qualification standard.
Ursuline College’s Legal Studies Program and the Cleveland Association of Paralegals welcome Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French to Ursuline’s Campus Thursday, February 13. French will talk with the College’s students and community about her professional experience in the field of law.
“The Legal Studies Program is thrilled to partner with the Cleveland Association of Paralegals to bring Justice French to campus. Her dedication to public service is an incredible inspiration to the students. We are honored that she has chosen to speak with the Ursuline College legal community to share her experience in the judiciary,” said Anne Murphy Brown, J.D., Director of the Legal Studies Program at Ursuline College.