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Biology alumna Anna Grinberg ’01 serves as Lab Director and Pediatrician at Pediatricenter

Biology Anna Grinberg from Ursuline College on Vimeo.

Ursuline College reaches settlement with insurance company after tornado, launches largest project in over 40 Years


Ursuline College has 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.

The new facility will host Ursuline’s 11 athletic programs, which had been accepted to NCAA Division II two weeks before the tornado. To supplement the cost of the new athletic center, a campaign to raise an additional $5 million is underway.

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H.E.L.P Malawi Sewing journey: day one


by Molly Sabolsky, Nursing Student

I can’t even begin to explain how amazing this first day at the school was. We entered the yard of the school and we were greeted by so many beautiful, smiling faces. It was overwhelming – so many of the children wanted to touch our hands.

I think the theme of this trip is “go with the flow.” After setting up the sewing room, we were told that we would not have power until the next day, so our sewing machines were not going to work. We switched up our game plan and decided to teach our hand sewing lesson instead.

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Kathryn Holzheimer ’75 at Wasmer Gallery

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 alumna Katie Holzheimer’s ‘Impressions’ Exhibit shows now until April in Wasmer Gallery


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.

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Winter 2014 Mystery Photo


Do you recognize any of the women in this winter photo? Do you know when it was taken? Or what event was taking place when the photo was shot? This mystery photo from Ursuline’s archives appears to have been taken in the 1940s. We would love your help in learning more about the scene. If you know anything about it, please send the Marketing Department an email at mysteryphoto@ ursuline.edu. We cannot wait to learn more about the photo from you! 

Revamping the College’s Dining Experience

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 Diningjustin mcarthur 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.

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Google Glass. Fun with the latest in technology – and eyewear.


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.

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Letter from the Editor

editing photoAs this time of year is often associated with making personal and professional renovations, I am excited to announce that Ursuline’s blog platform has developed into an online edition of the College’s magazine, VOICES. Having been published since 2008, VOICES is the main news source for everything Ursuline. The online edition will feature all the great things that Ursuline fans have grown accustomed to reading about in the printed version plus online stories added weekly, providing an interactive and relevant experience for our readers.

Below is my editor’s letter from the printed edition of VOICES (out February 1). The theme of this issue is community, how strong Ursuline values have carried the institution even through difficult times. We also showcase the great things that individuals in the Ursuline Community are doing and the lives they continue to touch. I hope you feel a sense of hope in how a small, Catholic, women-focused College in Ohio can work together to make a positive difference in the world.

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PR & Marketing Communications Alumna finds career path to Brokaw Ad Agency


Elizabeth Coletta Ambrose, a 2008 graduate of the Public Relations and Marketing Communications program at Ursuline College, recently found her career path on West Lakeside Avenue.

“I’m used to working in the suburbs of Cleveland, so I’m really excited at the opportunity to work downtown. I’ve fallen in love with Cleveland,” said Ambrose.

Ambrose serves as the PR Coordinator at Brokaw, an ad agency located in Downtown Cleveland whose clients include Smokey Bones, Great Lakes Brewing Company and Vitamin Water. At Brokaw,  she manages the PR initiates for a national chain restaurant. “I  just started in November. It’s been a challenge, but it’s been fun.”

After struggling to find the right position in the PR Communications field, Ambrose reached out to her former professor, Chair of the PR and Marketing Communications Program at Ursuline College, Laura Hammel. She knew that Hammel was a well connected mentor and resource for her students, and could help with her job search.  Hammel passed Ambrose’s resume along to a contact at Brokaw, and was hired by the agency shortly after.

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