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Ursuline chosen as Glass Explorer to showcase only Women's College in Ohio

July 11, 2013

Ursuline is excited to announce that the 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 July 10.

Google Glass is a wearable computer developed by Google that is equipped with an “optical head-mounted display.” The device displays information in front of the user’s eyes. 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.

Ursuline’s Alumnae Director Tiffany Mushrush Mentzer saw Google Glass on the Today Show when the company introduced its’ Google+ and Twitter contest. Mushrush Mentzer decided to enter.

“I thought it would be the perfect way to show the world the only women's focused college in Ohio.  Show others our values, voice and vision,” Mushrush Mentzer said.

“Selected students, alumnae, faculty and staff will be using Glass to show their view of Ursuline College.  It is also a great way to showcase Ursuline's campus to prospective students on social media.  I am sure it will take some getting used to, but I am a graduate of Ursuline College, so I am not too worried!” 

The Glass Explorer program is currently available for select developers and consumers. Entry into the program was only made available to the general public from February 20, 2013 through February 27, 2013.

Applicants were required to post how they would use Google Glass on Google+ or Twitter in 50 words or less along with the hashtag #ifihadglass. Successful applicants, including Ursuline, were required to attend a training event at one of Google Glass’ main offices.

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