The count down is on. Nineteen Art Therapy and Counseling graduate students, one alumni and one professor, Katherine Jackson, will travel to Quito, Ecuador, Saturday, Marh 8, 2014. The group is going to Quito to work with impoverished children, some of whom are homeless. We will provide expressive arts therapy activities, loving care and possibly paint a mural to brighten up a wall at the Isped Manuela Canizares elementary school in urban Quito. There are approximately 500 children, ranging in age from four to 16-years who attend the school.
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This Sunday is the 86th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by the always hilarious, Ellen Degeneres. We are talking nominees – who we think should win, because who really cares who actually wins, right? We know it’s up to the academy!
Ursuline College Drama Workshop presents “Waiting for MacArthur,” a World War II story of the courage and valor of the women who served in the Army Nursing Corps on Corregidor, 8 PM Feb 28 and March 1 in the Mullen Little Theater, Mullen Academic Center, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH 44124.
Starring Ursuline students Rhianna McChesney, Haley Tinlin, Hannah Cotton and Natalie Huggins, the play revolves around the experiences of women during WWII, specifically an Army Nursing Corps nurse, her mother, her English teacher and her best friend.
According to Independent Press, playwright P. Paullette MacDougal’s “Waiting for MacArthur” is a “poignant look at love and war.” MacDougal dedicated her play to “The Greatest Generation”; the men and women whose sacrifice during WWII saved the world for liberty and freedom because it was “the right thing to do.”
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.
St. Angela Merici, Foundress of the Ursuline Sisters, once said, “Do something, get moving, be con- fident, risk new things, stick with it, then be ready for big surprises.” St. Angela Merici was a woman ahead of her time and her progressive vision is exemplified every day on Ursuline College’s campus. One woman who embodies this boldness is Anna Arnold, Director of Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery.
Since the age of five, Arnold has considered herself an artist. “There was never an issue with identity. I knew I wanted to be an artist,” says Anna. Encouraged all through her life to be an artist by family and teachers, coupled with her own talent, persistence and stubbornness, Anna found her way from artist to teacher to gallery director.
Ursuline alumna Katie Holzheimer is hosting four workshops at the Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery: Feb 12, Feb 27, March 1 and March 6. Holzheimer is currently showing her solo exhibition in Wasmer Gallery titled ‘Impressions’ now through April 4, 2014. The opening reception was February 7.
According to Holzheimer, her paintings are inspired by her natural surroundings. Her goal is to create art that brings peace, contentment, balance and enjoyment to the viewer.
“I love the emotion that comes from being in nature: peacefulness and tranquility. All people are close to the beauty of nature in some way,” Holzheimer said.
Ursuline College Legal Studies Program and Cleveland Association of Paralegals to Host Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French
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.
In August of 2013, doors opened to the newly renovated Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Learning Center include a state-of-the-art cafeteria and dining hall. The College also welcomed Metz Dining Services to campus. Amy Lechko, Acting Vice President of Student Affairs, and Justin McArthur ’10, Chef Manager at the Pilla Dining Center, have led the way to revitalize Ursuline’s dining experience.
“Well, we just finished our fourth week of the meal plan. We’ve gone through our first cycle on the menu,” Justin said in an interview in early Fall 2013.
Lechko and McArthur sat together in the Pilla Atrium. They both took pleasure in a moment of relaxation. It had been a month since Metz and Ursuline opened the new Pilla Dining Center to the entire college community.
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.