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School of Arts and Sciences | Student Accomplishments

STUDENT NEWS AS OF 1 FEBRUARY 2015

  • Six art therapy students and their guests were the first undergraduates to attend the annual Holiday Happening, a networking event sponsored by the Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling program where they were able to meet current students, alums, and faculty of the Graduate Program, 6 Dec 14.
  • Three officers from U-EartH, the new student campus art therapy organization, were interviewed on Fox8 news for their involvement in the national Ribbons of Hope project, in which they invited our campus community to design ribbons with messages of solidarity sent to the people of Ferguson, MO: U-EartH President Alinda Harris, VP Megan Funkhouser, and Secretary Olivia Jones, 4 Dec 14.
  • Kayla Stefancic (Dec’ 14) and Samantha Gauvin (May ’13) have received offers to interview for doctoral programs in clinical psychology at Xavier University and Wright State University, 26 Jan 15.
  • Bio major Margaret Janko has been accepted into the 2015 Teach For America Corps, a competitive national program requiring several interviews and even a mock teaching session. Her paid training starts this summer.  From there, she will be tentatively teaching secondary math in New Orleans. 
STUDENT NEWS AS OF 1 DECEMBER 2014
  • The students in Fred Wright’s EN 303 Creative Writing read work that they wrote this semester at Ursuline Writers in the Little Theatre, 21 Nov 14.
  • Graduating senior Joy Lukacs (Art Therapy, December ’14) has accepted a teaching position with Teach for America, and will be working in the Cleveland City Schools starting in January ’15.  Ms. Lukacs successfully bridged into the Graduate Art Therapy and Counselling Program at Ursuline and is currently taking one graduate level course as she completes her Undergraduate degree this semester.  She will be a fully enrolled graduate student starting in January as well.
  • Senior Art Therapy major Melissa Buesch is currently working as an art instructor at KidzArt, and after-school art enrichment program for children. She was hired Fall 2014.
  • The Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change raised funds to go to Columbus, Georgia for the annual Vigil and Demonstration, which occurs close to the Anniversary of the Jesuits Killed at the University Of Central America and the Church Women murdered in El Salvador, 21-24 Nov 14.
  • 16 Students in the metalcraft and ceramic classes exhibited their work in the "Arts of Thanksgiving” at B'nai Jeshurun Temple; Joann Piotrkowski help transport and install the artwork, 24 Nov 14.
  • Students in the Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change and alumnae attended the Annual Vigil and Demonstration and Workshops in Columbus, Georgia for their Annual commemoration of those 1000 who died and are dying and in commemoration of Dorothy Kazel and the church women who were murdered in Central and South America at the hands of those who were/are trained at the School of the Americas/ WHINSEC at Fort Benning, 21-24 Nov 14.
STUDENT NEWS AS OF 1 NOVEMBER 2014
  • Winners of the #DoSomethingContest include two Arts and Sciences Majors: Tori Abdul '18, Art Therapy, and Autumn Risley '16, Art & English. The third winner was Tongyao Wang '15, Nursing.
  • Tiffanie Gilmore and Nina Jacobs, BA Studio Art Majors, showed art work in "The  21st People's Art Show" at Cleveland State University Gallery. Opening reception is October 30th from 5 pm to 8 pm, 30 Oct – 5 Dec 14.
  • Jessica Seaman, B.A. in Historic Preservation and History, May ’13, is graduate assistant in the M.A. in Humanities program at John Carroll University.
  • Hannah Cotton is interning at the Cleveland Landmarks Commission/Cleveland Planning Commission fall semester.
  • Students from Liz Meacham’s RS 360 visited Rid-All Green Partnership, and urban farm and sustainability training center in Cleveland, 29 Oct 14.
  • Students from Lis Meacham’s PH 420 visited South Chagrin Reservation for an ecopsychology experience in the woods, 30 Oct 14.

STUDENT NEWS AS OF 1 OCTOBER 2014
  • Alyx Cyr, a recent graduate in the Art Studio BA program was just hired as marketing manager and Graphic Designer at Lu-jean Feng Clinic.
  • Inscape 2014 earned a First-Class rating from The Associated Collegiate Press. Lauren Krozser (Class of 2014) was the Managing Editor, and Jamie Carter, Nneka Iheama, and Jasmin Montalvo served as editors. The judge said, “A powerful part of Inscape relates to its long history of publication, as well as its tradition of including student, faculty, and staff literary and art pieces.” Inscape will celebrate its 70th anniversary of publication this spring with a special program, coordinated by the English Department, Alumnae Office, and Marketing, on Wed., April 29, 2015 in the Pilla Center. 
  • Laura Kroszer did an internship for Inscape 2014, and as one of her assignments, compiled an excellent manual for future editors of Inscape. It will be a helpful resource for years to come.
  • Biology Senior Margaret Janko completed an accelerated Ecology field course at the OSU Stone Lab this summer. She donated her invertebrate specimen collection from her research to Ursuline College, Jun 14.
  • Biology alum Sharita Hill (2014) began her MS in Education as part of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship at John Carroll University in University Heights, OH, Jun 14.
  • Biology alum Khala Bush (2014) began employment as a laboratory technician at Proctor and Gamble in Cincinnati, OH, Aug 14.
  • Biology alum William Koch (2012) began his Masters of Biomedical Sciences program at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, PA, Aug 14.
  • Biology alum Colleen Croniger (1984) assumed her new position as the assistant dean for medical student research for Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, 1 Aug 14.
  • Biology alum Michele Hare (2014) began employment as a full time Adult Support Professional at the Bellefaire - Monarch School in University Heights, OH, Sep 14.
  • Biology Senior Susan Hallen began employment as a full time Pharmacy Technician at the Cleveland Clinic, 29 Sep 14.
  • Four students’ pieces (letters, journal entries, and scenes) formed the foundation of the original production, To Bind up the Wounds: Catholic Sister Nurses in the U.S. Civil War. These students are:
    • Natalie Huggins,
    • Nneka Iheama,
    • Jasmin Montalvo, and
    • Rhianna McChesney.
  • Additional writers include Nursing major Jared Synan and alums Patti Stephens, Eileen Kohut, Miki Steigerwald, and Sr. Cynthia Glavac.
  • Rachael Fogel, Biology: biotechnology sophomore, was awarded the Choose Ohio First Scholarship for bioscience technology at Lakeland Community College.