August 17, 1992 |
To hear Pete Souders tell it, he missed being a preacher by the skin of his teeth. Souders is the proprietor, talent coordinator and resident tenor saxophonist of a Northern Liberties saloon named Ortlieb's Jazzhaus, and how he escaped not only the cloth but a lucrative career in computer science is the nub of this instructive life's adventure for the '90s. This lanky, blond, somewhat self-effacing fellow of Teutonic ancestry would indeed look perfectly at home in the pulpit of a Lutheran church.
October 20, 1992 |
As far as the issues go, the race between Raymond Bunt Jr. and Keith Strunk for the state House seat representing the 147th District looks a lot like Reebok's Dan and Dave campaign, which touted the two decathletes' similarities. Bunt, the Republican incumbent, wants to look at development and environment issues. Strunk, the Democratic challenger, wants to look at development and environment issues. Bunt wants to see more regional planning. Strunk wants to see more regional planning.
May 31, 1987 |
Abington graduate Larry Spector, a freshman at the University of Delaware, qualified in three events at the Eastern Coast Conference men's swimming championships. Spector, a dean's list biology major at Delaware, qualified for the championship meet in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard freestyle. A resident of Huntingdon Valley, Spector was elected to membership in Outstanding College Students of America as result of his academic achievements and extracurricular activities at Delaware.
July 11, 2007 |
Gladys C. Pearlstine, 88, a civic-minded dynamo who infused energy and perspective into social and educational issues in Montgomery County, died Monday of cardiac arrest at Bryn Mawr Hospital. A longtime resident of Collegeville, she moved to the Quadrangle in Haverford in 1992. She was the widow of Raymond Pearlstine, a prominent Norristown lawyer, who died in 2000. After graduating from Ambler High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1940 from the University of Pennsylvania.
May 5, 1986 |
Two Ursinus College coaches, one coach from the University of Miami and three other local athletic personalities were inducted into the Conshohocken Fellowship Hall Sports Hall of Fame yesterday. The eighth annual induction ceremony was held at the hall, located at Fifth and Harry Streets in Conshohocken, and consisted of an hour-long luncheon followed by the official induction ritual. "Our function is to honor the athletes, coaches and others who have made a significant impact on sports history in Conshohocken," said Floyd Shaffer, the director at Fellowship Hall and a member of the board of directors of the Hall of Fame.
May 8, 1996 |
John Stauffer Hartman, 90, of Worcester and formerly of Devon, a retired supervising principal of Royersford schools, died Sunday at the medical facility of the Meadowood retirement community after a long illness. Mr. Hartman was with the Royersford School District for 22 years, retiring as supervising principal, before the district became part of the Spring-Ford Area School District about 40 years ago. He then was an agent for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Philadelphia until 1978.
November 22, 1987 |
For three Upper Merion Area High School students, it was like a trip abroad, although they got no farther from home than Ursinus College in Collegeville. Johanna Dudli, Gretchen Saalbach and Deborah Kang participated in June in a 13-day foreign-language program at the college, during which the students were not allowed to listen to the radio, watch television or read English-language newspapers. Dudli and Sallabach are studying German; Kang is studying French. Since 1984, Upper Merion high school students have participated in the program.
June 22, 2012 |
Sarah Howard Widman, 67, of Trappe, spokeswoman for Ursinus College from 1990 until she retired in 2009, died Tuesday, June 19, at Phoenixville Hospital of a myelodysplastic syndrome, which affects the blood and the bone marrow. Mrs. Widman was president in 2005 of the College and University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania, now known as the Association of Communicators in Education. She earned its Don Hale Award for Service in 2009. Her husband, George, a retired photographer for the Associated Press in Philadelphia, said her work as a newspaper reporter in Upstate New York groomed her for her Ursinus career.
September 28, 1999 |
Erma D. Keyes, 73, who spent nearly 35 years as an educator and was a star athlete in college and an amateur golf champion, died of cancer Friday at her home in Exton. Miss Keyes taught mathematics for varying periods in the Pennsburg area of Montgomery County and at Downingtown High School, where she also helped establish the guidance counselor's office. A family member said she also had taught in Bucks County. In 1973, Miss Keyes became an administrator for the state-funded Vocational Education Instruction Network at Millersville State College.
May 2, 2015 |
Ursinus College on Thursday named the dean of economics and finance at Claremont McKenna College in California as its next president. S. Brock Blomberg, 48, a political economist who studies terrorism, replaces Lucien "Terry" Winegar, who had been serving as interim president since Bobby Fong's death in September. Blomberg takes over July 1 as the 17th president of Ursinus, a 1,600-student liberal arts college in Collegeville. "Our objective was to discover someone who could embrace the Ursinus DNA, our values and what we are about, who is passionate about the liberal arts, and comes with highly regarded leadership experience," Michael Marcon, a college trustee and search committee chair, said in a statement.