September 5, 2013 |
To prepare students for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, Rabbi Danielle Stillman thought about the bees. The four hives of pollinators on the Ursinus College organic farm had lessons to teach, about tradition and responsibility. "Honey is one of the symbols of the holiday, to wish for a sweet new year," said Stillman, adviser to the Montgomery County school's Hillel, a Jewish campus organization. But the plight of honeybees, a threatened population that pollinates fruits and vegetables, also offers lessons about the environment for the faithful in a religion that has a lot to say about stewardship of the earth, the rabbi said.
August 15, 2013 |
Margaret Hunter Jordan, 86, formerly of Hainesport, a Browns Mills physical education teacher for 16 years, died of cancer Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Wiley Christian Retirement Community in Marlton. At Ursinus College, Mrs. Jordan was "a basketball player, varsity all four years," daughter Karen said. "She was kind of a jock. " Born in Yeadon, she earned a bachelor's degree in physical education at Ursinus in 1948, and for a year coached girls' sports at a public school in Frenchtown, N.J. She was married in 1950.
February 24, 2013
Sunday Chamber music Violinist Erin Keefe is joined by violinist Arnold Steinhardt , violists Ida Kavafian and Steven Tenenbom , cellists Ronald Thomas and Peter Wiley , and pianist Anna Polonsky in a recital of works by Dvorak, Strauss, and Brahms at 3 p.m. at the Curtis Institute of Music , 1726 Locust St. Tickets are $28. Call 215-893-7902. . . . The Duo Parisienne plays works for violin and harp by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Franz Drdla, Cesar Cui, and Ravel at 3 p.m. at the German Society , 611 Spring Garden St. Tickets are $20; $10 for students.
February 10, 2013 |
These days, instead of diagramming plays on a clipboard or leading afternoon practices, Dennis Stanton drives near and far to high school gyms along the East Coast. Such is life as a first-year basketball assistant at Ursinus College, where the 30-year-old was a prolific scorer. "I'd rather be in the gym, for sure," he said. "But recruiting comes with the territory. It's a big part of the job. " After two years an English teacher and coach of the boys' varsity at Souderton Area High, Stanton returned to Collegeville.
November 20, 2012 |
At freshman orientation this fall, Ursinus College told incoming students there was a "no-tolerance policy on no tolerance. " That policy is being tested now as the small suburban liberal-arts college holds disciplinary hearings for a student who wore blackface to a campus-sponsored Halloween party and another who created a website asking students to rank one another as "hot or crazy. " Both incidents were quickly condemned by administrators and student leaders, who held town-hall meetings to air their grievances.
October 9, 2012
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe elected the following business and nonprofit professionals to its board: David Hoffman , a global funds manager at Brandywine Global Investments and member of the firm's executive board, is chair. Maria Papadakis , host and on-air personality for RAW, an arts and entertainment show. Ajay Raju , managing partner of the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith and a member of the firm's executive committee. Hal Real , owner of Real Entertainment Inc. Patricia Wellenbach , chief executive officer of Sandcastle Strategy Group.
September 21, 2012
Theater 1812 Productions: This Is The Week That Is Annual show poking fun at local & national current events. Closes 11/4. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 215-592-9560. 1812productions.org. $22. 7 Fingers: Sequence 8 Performance company from Montreal. Closes 9/23. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. 7doigts.com. $20-$55. American Shakespeare Center: Twelfth Night One of Shakespeare's great comedies. Closes 9/24. Ursinus College - Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, 601 Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3795.
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.
February 4, 2012
A former high school wrestling star at the Haverford School, a three-year wrestler at Ursinus College, a bright light in his job at NBC10 - taken by cancer, age 25. A second Ursinus graduate, another former star wrestler, just starting a new career - dead in a car accident, age 24. Dan Glover lost control of his Buick LeSabre on a snow-slickened Pennsylvania Turnpike at 10:02 a.m. Jan. 21. He was making his way to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service...