Ursuline College hosts Annual Senior Art Exhibit, opening April 25

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Eight seniors in the Ursuline College Studio Art and Visual Communications Design programs will present their work in the exhibition titled 2014 Senior Show April 25 – May 16. The exhibition kicks off with an Opening Reception on Friday, April 25, from 5 to 9 PM in the Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery on the Ursuline College campus, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, Ohio.

Exhibitors

Miranda Meisel (metalcraft), Elissa Burkhart (metalcraft and drawing), Alyx Cyr (painting and sculpture) Maureen Kelly (graphic design), Stephanie Pratt (ceramics and graphic design), Ashley Reinhart (graphic design), Keely Smith (painting) and Maggie Stark (installation, photography and metal work).

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Advocate: Women Watch 2014

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Maggie Stark is the Founding President of the Sr. Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change

Today a little over 25 students, faculty, staff and Ursuline Sisters gathered to recognize the 51 women and children murdered in Cuyahoga County since last year’s event.

As we walked the half-mile loop of red silhouettes, I noticed that the figure I was holding had the name of a 22 year old girl. Being only one year older than her, I couldn’t possibly imagine leaving this world so soon, so tragically.

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Ursuline College’s 15th Annual Faculty Lecture Series to celebrate the “Best Closet in Cleveland”

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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.

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Sister Henrietta, CSA: An Example of Giving

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By Timothy K. Kinsella, Ph.D., head of the History Department and Director of the Master of Liberal Arts Program at Ursuline College. 

Sister Henrietta, CSA (1902-1983), serves as a wonderful example of an individual going outside of herself, in this case to help the invisible poor in the Hough area, an inner city neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side. Prior to her work in Hough, she had already developed intellectual and administrative skills through her past positions in hospital work, and combined them with her heart’s yearning of service to the poor.

Marie Gorris, Sister Henrietta’s baptismal name, entered the Sisters of Charity in 1925 shortly after receiving an R.N .degree from Canton’s Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She then worked at Mercy Hospital and Timken Mercy Medical Center between 1928 and 1962. Examples of her many titles include; night supervisor, supervisor of surgery, head administrator, supervisor of construction, and fundraiser. These skills would later be of invaluable help in Hough.

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Fridays with B&B: educate a woman

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

Becca: Did you see Tina Fey is producing a new show about women’s college’s?
Britt: Yeah, I heard, read a little about it. There’s not much info out about the show yet. I can’t wait to watch. Anything Tina Fey does turns to gold.
Becca: All we know is that it’s about a women’s college that goes co-ed. And it’s a comedy. But, you’re right, it will be gold.
Britt: “That’s gold, Jerry! It’s gold!” Did I tell you Ursuline received a tweet from Chatham University in Pittsburg? There is talk of the college going co-ed, so a student reached out for our support against it.

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Education alumna Neha Mehra ’13 working to enhance lives of Cleveland youth

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Most people remember forever one teacher that made an impressionable difference in their lives. A few years into a career in human resources, Ursuline College alumna Neha Mehra ’13 decided she wanted to be this person for Cleveland children. This is when Mehra entered Ursuline College’s Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP).

With a deep commitment to urban teaching, Mehra began student teaching during her first semester at Citizen’s Academy with the Cleveland Urban Teacher Residency Placement (CUTR). This program is a partnership between Ursuline and Breakthrough Charter Schools.

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Women Watch: remembering women and children, victims of violent crimes

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The Ursuline College community will gather at 2:30 PM Monday, Mar 31 for Women Watch, an annual tribute to the women and children in Cuyahoga County who have died violently during the past year, and Sr. Joanne Marie Mascha who was murdered in a wooded area on campus by a mentally ill neighbor in 1995. Women Watch is hosted annually by the student-run Sr. Dorothy Kazel Club and Student Art Organization.

“We walk to remember those who have died violent deaths but also to remember to be nonviolent,” Ursuline Art Department professor Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot, O.S.U., M.F.A., said.

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Behind-the-scenes: Senior Art Show 2014

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Njobvu. March 2014. Photograph by Maggie Stark. © 2014

Well, it’s official. The Senior Art Show is scheduled for April 25th- May 16th, with the opening reception on April 25th from 5 – 9pm. 

Time flew by uber quick. I still remember the exact seat I plopped down on for the first day of my first art class I ever took! Now, I can call myself a real artist – focusing on a body of work & preparing for my big show!

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Ursuline College takes first steps to rebuild campus

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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.

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Gina Messina-Dysert: continuing to claim a feminist identity

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Originally published August 21, 2013 by Feminism and Religion.

Recently Susan Sarandon was asked if she is a feminist and her response left many asking if perhaps we are moving towards a post-feminist world. Of course, the very fact that Sarandon was asked if she is a feminist well demonstrates that gender politics continue (certainly, men are not asked such questions).

According to Sarandon, “I think of myself as a humanist because I think it’s less alienating to people who think of feminism as being a load of strident bitches.”  She went on to explain that “feminist” is an “old-fashioned word” and is actually used to minimize women and girls.

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