STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS OF 1 APRIL 2013
• Two Chemistry students present their research at the annual Meeting in Miniature of the Cleveland section of the American Chemical Society at John Carroll University: Jen Wisen presented “Progress Toward A Novel Diphosphinite 2,6-Diphenylpyridine Analog of m-Terphenyl Pincer Ligands”; Alyssa Curtis presented “Solid Phase Synthesis of Bis-Indole Fluorescent Dyes,” 13 Mar 13./
• English and Fashion major Nneka’s Iheama has her first article published in the March 2013 edition of Midwest Black Hair Magazine, “Grocery Store Goddess: A Review of Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel,” http://issuu.com/midwestblackhair/docs/march_2013_4. She’s having another article, “The Afro Movement,” published in the upcoming April issue.
• Natalie Huggins, English and Math major and co-editor of Inscape 2013, was awarded the St. Catherine's Medal.
• Students in the Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change and the Student Arts Organization held the Annual Women Watch in the Commuter Lounge, 25 Mar 13.
• Brandi McCormick was accepted into the Graduate Program - the Masters in Art Education at Case Western Reserve University and was awarded a scholarship for her outstanding Portfolio.
• Michelle Korber presented her art history thesis paper at Bowling Green University, 23 Mar 13.
• Maggie Stark gave a presentation/ reflection about her experiences as a delegate while in El Salvador over the break to the joint organizations of the Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change and the Student Art Organization for Peace and Justice, 22 Mar 13.
• Art History student Rachel Neal had her paper and presentation accepted for the student research symposium.
• AR 107 Drawing I student Mike McManus was taught privately for two years prior to coming to Ursuline by one of Pat Fallon’s drawing students who now teaches in Cleveland.
• Meg Garbincus, an alumnae teaching art in South Euclid School System, brought 20 of her art students to Ursuline for a talk with each of the art faculty, a visit to the faculty show, lunch and a tour of campus and dorms, Mar 13.
STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS OF 1 MARCH 2013
• Pat Fallon's Drawing I class has an exhibit of their recent assignment "using technology, manipulate and compose an unusual self-portrait” in the long hall on the first floor of Fritzsche, 18 Feb 13.
• Michelle Krober Art History Thesis paper was accepted into the New Perspectives in Visual Culture: BGSU's 7th Annual Symposium in Art History. Her topic is environment art (assemblage art within a gallery space) v. traditional museum settings, describing how Louise Nevelson's art work has been transformed and lost part of its meaning since it has been separated and the pieces are no longer together in one setting.
• The Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change, led by Maggie Stark, raise money for the "Water Project" for wells in Kenya by singing Valentine messages to special family and friends on Valentine’s day, 14 Feb 13.
• Two members of the Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change, Marissa Dean and Rhrianna McChesney, went to a Social Justice Teach-in at Case Western Reserve sponsored by the InterReligious Task Force on Central America, 9 Feb 13.
• Jennifer Wisen, chem/pre-pharm major, was accepted to Lake Erie College of Medicine’s Pharmacy Program.
• Biology/Life Science major and alumna Natasha Baer (’12) was accepted into Wright State physician assistance program.
• Biology major and alumna Katelyn Schwartz (’12) was accepted into LECOM pharmacy school.
STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS OF 1 FEBRUARY 2013
• Psychology majors Nicole McKay and Arielle Cenin had their research paper titled “Immediate Effects of Altruism on Attraction and Mate Selection” accepted to present at the Midwestern Psychological Association Psi Chi division conference in Chicago, Illinois, 2-4 May 13. The faculty reviewer also recommended their project for a research award, which they won! Over 600 submissions were made from undergraduate psychology majors in the 8 midwestern United States. Approximately 400 were accepted. Nicole and Arielle were one of 18 project teams to receive an award.
• Jen Wisen, chem/pre-pharm advisee, had an admission interview at LECOM School of Pharmacy on, 22 Jan 13.
• BI 100 Human Environment students created and presented 8 educational posters on human induced environmental problems, and the posters are displayed on the third floor of Dauby and in Dauby 218.
• The Green Organize in Action (GOIA) Student Organization (Liz Meacham and Jenise Snyder faculty advisors) held a low-waste Fair-trade coffee and bakesale on 3-Dec 13. The students created upcycled mugs and then sold/rented them to coffee drinkers. The money raised from the event will be used to create a sustainable herb garden spiral on campus.
• Ten students participated successfully in a Piano and Voice recital in the Little Theater, 9 Dec 12.
• The SOS club sponsored a presentation from NEOMED by Dr. Richard Kasmer, Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Harmony Ramunno, M.B.A. Enrollment Counselor on opportunities in Pharmacy and Medicine at NEOMED.
STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS OF 1 DECEMBER 2012
• The Chagrin Valley Times November 1 2012 edition reported the outstanding work done and award achieved by Inscape 2012 and its student editors, 1 Nov 12.
• Students in Pamela McVay’s HI 240 Ordinary Women in History class interviewed a number of Ursuline Sisters about their mission work in such areas as ecology, hospice, human trafficking, elder care, and missionary service in Texas, Nov 12.
• Students Rachel Neal, Brandi McCormick, Jared Synan, Judi Schuman and Cosette Ghanem, and faculty members Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot, Sr. Rosaria Perna and Pat Fallon displayed their art at the second annual Arts of Thanksgiving Celebration at B’nai Jeshurun Congregation and sponsored by the Pepper Pike Interfaith Council. The show was set up by Joann Piotrkowski and Student Rachel Neal. Brandi McCormick sold two paintings, 19 Nov 12.
• The students in EN 303 Creative Writing (Khala Bush, Jamie Carter, Rosemarie Keene, Lauren Krozser, Jasmin Montalvo, Paige Rowan, and Haley Tinlin) performed their work at the English department’s Ursuline Writers writing showcase in the Little Theater, 9 Nov 12.
• The Student Arts Organization for Peace and Justice, along with the Sister Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change, designed and painted a banner and created crosses for the Vigil at Fort Benning, 15 Nov 12.
• Maggie Stark, the president of the Sister Dorothy Kazel group, along with the members, organized fund raising and a nonviolent training workshop, held in the Art Department for those going on the trip to Columbus Georgia during the month of November. 3 members of the Interreligious Task Force on Central America gave the workshop, 9 Nov 12.
• 13 students and 2 nuns went to Georgia for the Vigil and Demonstration at the Gates of Fort Benning to close the School of the Americas and to remember in a special way the life and legacy of the Church Women killed in El Salvador by men trained at this school. 16-19 Nov 12.
• Students in the Sister Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change raised money for the people in El Salvador to purchase sustainable stoves.
STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS OF 1 NOVEMBER 2012
• Biology major Britta Shaffer (2012) was accepted into M.Sc. Clinical Neuroscience program at King’s College London.
• Biology majors Erica Witherspoon (2009) and Jessica Binkofsky (2012) were accepted into Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.
• Student Arts Organization for Peace and Justice created an outdoor mural on Literacy for the Fairhill Community led and completed by Jessica Schuman, Graduate Art Therapy Major, and Brandi McCormick BFA Studio Art Major, 24 Oct 12.
• Inscape 2012 received a First Class Honor Rating from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP). They also indicated “Marks of Distinction” for Inscape 2012 in two areas: 1) Writing and Editing; and 2) Concept. We received a “Mark of Distinction” for these areas “for exemplary work and point total exceeding 85.” (The scale is 1-100.)
• Martin Glas, a student from RS 360 Ecojustice (UCAP) did important community activism as part of his final project for ecojustice by: attending a Stop Fracking rally in Chardon Square in September; attending a Russell township meeting on fracking where he confronted speakers from the gas industry on the truthfulness of their claims; contacting the Mayor of Pepper Pike and city council members to interview them on fracking in Pepper Pike. He has been invited to give a presentation on fracking to the Pepper Pike city council.
• Students from RS 360, Ecojustice, visited the New Agrarian Center at Oberlin College on to learn about Oberlin’s integration of sustainable agriculture into their campus curriculum and food systems, 25 Oct 12.
• Pat Fallon’s AR 203 01 Intro to Printmaking students have their first prints exhibited in the Mullen Commuter Lounge, Oct-Nov 12.
STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS OF 1 OCTOBER 2012
• Graduate Schools accepted three Ursuline Psychology majors to the following four universities and programs: one student as candidate for both a Ph.D. Applied Social Psychology, University of Windsor and MSc Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Calgary; one student as candidate for a Ph.D. School Psychology, Kent State University; and one student as a candidate for M.A. Clinical Psychology, Cleveland State University.
• Two students in US 351 volunteered at Nottingham Youth Center for two hours, helping the board of trustees clean it for the upcoming year, 10 Sep 12.
• On Wed., Sept. 12, the English Department sponsored its third annual “Welcome Back Tea” for 20-25 people from across campus, including three new freshman English majors, 12 Sep 12.
• Sr. Diane Therese Pinchot is advisor to new club on campus called the Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change, initiated by two Ursuline students; activities will include their first guest speaker, the non-violent action group InterReligious Task Force on Central America and Mexico (IRTF), which will be an affiliation of the new club, 20 Sep 12.
• Graduate Brandi McCormick, BFA, was the Director of art at the Frontier Day Camp summer of 2012. She also worked on the Gathering Center Labyrinth, repainted the labyrinth; worked on restoration of old signs for a small leather shop downtown, T.R. D. Leathers; helped host a Golf Fundraiser for the College Now Scholarship; talked on Human Trafficking in Art Therapy Class from her body of art work displayed in the Student Gallery outside the Art Department in the foyer, 3 Jul 12.