Category Archives: Ursuline College

Start the discussion: perspectives on women’s rights

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On Monday (March 31) the College hosted a panel discussion titled “Transnational Perspectives on Women’s Rights as Human Rights.” With over 100 in attendance,  working with the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, the College gathered five women panelists from Puerto Rico, Serbia, Ukraine, India and Jamaica to discuss challenges and issues in the lives of women and girls all over the world.

The discussion was moderated by Gina Messina Dysert, Ph.D., Dean of Ursuline’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies and Mary Frances (Mimi) Pipino, Ph.D., Director of the Ursuline Studies Program. Topics covered included the impact of globalization on women, breaking gender stereotypes, finding a common ground across World cultures and the definition of feminism. See the entire panel discussion below.

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Fridays with B&B: what’s on your bucket list?

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A weekly conversation between your campus Marketing gals Brittney & Becca. TGIF! 

This week, we are writing our bucket lists. And, we have lots of stuff to do before we kick the bucket.

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Art Therapy and Counseling graduate student finalist for the EXPYS ‘Best Intern Award’

Elizabeth Bailey-Grincrus & Natalie Jernigan

Elizabeth Bailey-Grincrus & Natalie Jernigan

On March 27, 2014, the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCH) and Cleveland Business Connects (CBC) presented The Expys, honoring students, employers and internship programs in Northeast Ohio.

Elizabeth Bailey-Grincius, Ursuline Art Therapy and Counseling graduate student, was nominated as a finalist in the category of the 2014 EXPYS Best Intern award. Bailey-Grincius is currently completing her internship at the Centers for Families and Children in Cleveland, Ohio. She was nominated by her site supervisor, Natalie Jernigan. Bailey-Grincius has been an outstanding student and the ATC department is extremely proud of her achievement.

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Civil and women’s rights activist Dorothy Height would have turned 102-years-old today

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Did you notice Google’s doodle for today? It’s commemorating Dorothy Height’s birthday, a hero of the civil rights and women’s rights movements, and credited for bridging the gap between the two. She helped Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. organize the March on Washington and co-founded the National Women’s Political Caucus with Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan.

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Spring livin’ suggestions: out with the old, in with the new

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Alright – we are in the final stretch of winter. (We promise!) Only 2 more days ’till it is officially spring. To help you get ready for the season, we are sharing our spring 2014 suggestions – drawing inspiration from Women’s History Month, of course!

Those that I live with may say I’m a bit obsessive about cleaning, but I say I’m just methodical. Maybe Susan Hibbard, the woman who invented the feather duster in 1876 was the same way.  Interestingly, she almost didn’t receive credit for the feather duster. There was a patent fight between her husband and herself, which she won, opening the doors for future women inventors to apply for patents in their own names. In today’s world, it doesn’t really matter who does the cleaning around the house (or who takes credit for it), it only matters that it gets done so we can all move on with more important business like work, spending time with family and maybe even taking up a hobby.

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Spring livin’ suggestions: embody your favorite fashion icon

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Alright – we are in the final stretch of winter. (We promise!) Only 3 more days ’till it is officially spring. To help you get ready for the season, we are sharing our spring 2014 suggestions – drawing inspiration from Women’s History Month, of course!

With a change of season, comes an obvious change in wardrobe. But the transition from winter to spring in Cleveland can be tough. Remember when it snowed on Easter? Audrey Hepburn, Beyonce, Billie Holiday, China Machado, Coco Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Marilyn Monroe … and the list goes on … we’re continuously inspired by influential women in fashion. Here are our favorite looks from a few female style icons to help get you from winter to spring.

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Art Therapy and Counseling in Ecuador: adios amigos!

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Friday (March 14) was our last day working at ISPED Manuela Canizares elementary school in Quito, Ecuador. The day began with a special show performed by the children to thank us for working with them – and to say goodbye. The children dressed in animal costumes and sang simple songs in English on our behalf – mice, monkeys, tigers and cats lined the stage. There wasn’t a dry eye among us; we were so touched by the thoughtful gesture and the adorable kids.

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Spring livin’ suggestions: get outside, get moving

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Alright – we are in the final stretch of winter. (We promise!) Only 4 more days ’till it is officially spring. To help you get ready for the season, we are sharing our spring 2014 suggestions – drawing inspiration from Women’s History Month, of course!

This winter has been the toughest season Cleveland’s endured in a long time. And the mildness of the past two winter’s hasn’t helped. Our bodies weakened, leaving us with one defence mechanism – hibernation. We have good news. Spring is only four days aways. Promise. Say it with us, ‘FOUR DAYS AWAY’!

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Spring livin’ suggestions: bon appétit! exploring a lighter palate

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Alright – we are in the final stretch of winter. (We promise!) Only 6 more days ’till it is officially spring. To help you get ready for the season, we are sharing our spring 2014 suggestions – drawing inspiration from Women’s History Month, of course!

Bon Appétit! Are you a master in the kitchen or is your idea of gourmet your local pizza delivery joint? Inspired by the late Julia Child {August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004}, we are attempting to broaden our palates this spring by trying new tastes at home. Whip out your old mixing bowls. Below is a list of our favorite spring-appropriate recipes by women chefs. Let’s get cooking!

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Art Therapy and Counseling in Ecuador: learning through service

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We were all excited to work again (March 13) with the children at ISPED Manuela Canizares elementary school in Quito. Today’s groups consisted of fourth, fifth and sixth grade students, as well as one group of cute four-year-olds! Our group is really hitting its stride now. Our Spanish is improving and the children all know us by name. The children are very creative and so sweet. We are starting to feel sad to leave have to leave in two days.

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