H.E.L.P. (Hope, Educate, Love and Protect) is an organization dedicated to sustainable primary education in impoverished African regions. The organization believes it is every child’s birthright to receive hope for a better future, education to grow, unconditional love and protection from disease and illness.
For two weeks in March 2014, Ursuline College is sending four students and a staff member to Nanthomba Primary School to continue an established sewing partnership with H.E.L.P. that began in 2010.
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.”
By Tim Ertle, Sports Information Director for the Ursuline Arrows
Three members of the Ursuline College basketball program were honored by the Great Midwest Athletic Conference on Tuesday (March 4) afternoon. Point guard Erica Huber was named the conference’s ‘Freshman of the Year,’ while junior forward Emma Ricketts and freshman wing Tajanee Wells were each named second team all-conference.
Huber also earned honorable mention status after a vote of the conference’s nine head coaches.
Kentucky Wesleyan senior guard Karly Rhoads took home the Great Midwest Athletic Conference ‘Player of the Year’ Award and Gary Van Atta, the head coach of regular season champion Trevecca Nazarene University, earned the ‘Coach of the Year’ honor.
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.
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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 Athletic Director Cindy McKnight has been chosen to serve as a mentor in the 2014-15 NCAA & Division II Athletics Directors Association Mentor Program for Women & Minorities.
In July of 2011, Division II took the initiative to prepare women and minorities for future director of athletics positions by sponsoring a mentorship program. Partnering with the Division II Athletics Directors Association, this mentoring program matches promising women and minority administrators who hope to become athletics directors with proven athletics directors.
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.
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.
“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.