This past weekend (on March 1st), SNUC (Student Nurses of Ursuline College) hosted the ninth annual Go Red for Women Campaign Fundraiser (launched by the American Heart Association) to benefit research efforts in the fight against women’s heart disease. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in women, claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 women each year. We raised over $3600 to help find the cure! On behalf of SNUC and the American Heart Association, we would like to say a special thank you to all who made this event possible.
Faculty nominated for Best Dressed in Red
Students nominated for Best Dressed in Red
Seniors that attended the Go Red event
Our host/DJ for the night, Robert Todd
SNUC members who attended the Go Red Event
One of our “Ursuline” baskets won by Senior Abby Acord
Kent Student Center Programming ‘Rock the Runway 2014′ Press Release:
The 10th annual Rock the Runway fashion show is on Saturday, March 8th in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Fashion is merely the catalyst to create a show that is fun and entertaining, while allowing Kent State students of all different majors an opportunity to showcase their talents. This year’s design theme is The Second British Invasion featuring New Wave music by British artists. Contestants will submit a line consisting of three pieces inspired by the theme. At least one representation of the British flag must be present in the line.
A total of 15 designers will rock this year’s runway, including a guest line from the Ursuline College fashion program. Under the direction of fashion program chair and Kent State alumni, Dr. Constance Korosec, the students will collaborate on the designs and model their line in the show.
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, March 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.
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.”
Founded in 2010, Downs Designs is the first company of its kind.
There are many niches in the fashion industry, from high fashion to costume wear, to performance-wear garments for people in the coal or oil industries. But another very important market is for specially designed garments for people with disabilities who often have difficulty finding clothing that fits properly.
Based in Mentor, Ohio, Downs Designs is a local company that is the first and only company of its kind. Downs Designs was founded to provide comfortable clothing to fit the unique body shape of a person with Down Syndrome. Those with Down Syndrome typically have shorter legs and have less muscle tone which leads to a rounder belly. Additionally, people with Down Syndrome also lack fine motor skills, which make it difficult to wear regular jeans with zippers and buttons.
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 is pleased to announce that Gov. John Kasich appointed Dr. Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, Associate Dean of the Breen School of Nursing, to the Ohio Board of Nursing Feb 12. As a member of the Board, Sharpnack will be among a select group of eight registered nurses in Ohio appointed to ensure that state nursing laws are upheld.
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.
“Right now in our store emerald green is flying off the shelves. Everyone loves the ease this chevron blouse goes from day to night.” $59.95 at The Limited
Many fashion students and alumnae also work in retail and can offer insight into world of buying and selling in the fashion industry.
Vanessa Feldkamp is a senior majoring in Fashion Merchandising at Ursuline College. She is also the sales lead manager at The Limited. Vanessa explains that she applies a lot of what she learned in May Beard’s Retail Buying classes: “May Beard’s class taught me to take a deeper look into the psychology of the target customer. I’ve also learned to analyze why a product didn’t sell.”
This helps Vanessa and her team to assist the customer in her shopping experience. “Also, by knowing what our customers likes we can drive sales in our stores,” Vanessa said.
Ursuline College student organization to take the lead on supporting public health awareness by hosting a Go Red for Women Campaign Fundraiser. The Student Nurses of Ursuline College (SNUC) are proud to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign for the ninth consecutive year. The Fundraiser will benefit research efforts in the fight against women’s heart disease.