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.
March 9, 2012
Theater 11th Annual Solo Flights Festival Features five solo artists & two ensemble companies. Closes 3/25. Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 E. Front St., Trenton; 609-392-0766. $20. 1812 Productions: Let's Pretend We're Famous New comedy cabaret featuring Jennifer Childs & Tony Braithwaite. Closes 3/25. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 1-800-595-4849. 1812productions.org. $28-$36. A Little Night Music Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical classic.
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...
February 3, 2012 |
Ursinus College made a highly unusual move when it named Bobby Fong its president last year. Not because of his qualifications - he's brilliant, educated at Harvard, editor of a volume of poetry, a world authority on Oscar Wilde. It was unusual because Fong is Chinese American. And in the United States, Asians rarely get to be college presidents. "A friend asked me, 'Why are we workhorses and not show horses?' " said Roy Saigo, a Japanese American scholar and former head of schools in the South and in the Midwest.
January 20, 2012 |
JORDAN T. Baumeister was the kind of guy every business would like to have in its office: Eager, efficient, imaginative, funny and cheerful. What more could you want? Jordan applied those characteristics to his job as a production assistant for NBC 10, where he endeared himself to fellow workers and supervisors alike. "Jordan always put a positive spin on everything," said morning news manager Jennifer Wiggins. "He was an absolute joy. " Jordan, an outstanding athlete and champion wrestler in middle school, high school and college, was diagnosed with cancer while a sophomore at Ursinus College.
October 14, 2011
A low-wattage LED-light conversion project at Ursinus College in Collegeville is among 13 clean energy projects that received $3.7 million in grants Friday from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority. Ursinus will receive $120,645 to add to its $41,514 investment to retrofit 214 parking lot and walkway lights with LED lights, reducing annual electricity costs by about $20,000. The Allentown Commercial and Industrial Development Authority also received a $500,000 grant to go toward a $31 million biogas project at Allentown's wastewater treatment plant.
October 7, 2011
Repertory Films Bryn Mawr Film Institute 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-527-9898. www.brynmawrfilm.org . Bell, Book & Candle (1958) $5; $4 children. 10/8. 11 am. What's Up, Doc?: 1 a Minute (2010) 10/11. 7:30 pm. Camden County College - Blackwood Campus College Dr., Blackwood; 856-227-7200. www.camdencc.edu . The Last Ghost of War (2008) 10/11. 7 pm. County Theater 20 E. State St., Doylestown; 215-345-6789. www.countytheater.org . The Projectionist: A Passion for Film.
July 17, 2011 |
Joyce E. Henry, 83, professor emerita of theater, English, and communication studies at Ursinus College, died of cancer Monday, July 11, at her home in Collegeville. Dr. Henry was born in Orange, N.J., and grew up in West Hartford, Conn. She was a 1948 graduate of the University of Michigan, studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York, and earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1973. Dr. Henry was able to teach theater at the college level because of her training at the Neighborhood Playhouse, her friend Rebecca Jaroff said.
November 23, 2010 |
It's been a roller-coaster few months for Ursinus College, the small liberal-arts school with big ambitions tucked into the bucolic Montgomery County countryside. In September, the 1,750-student campus mourned the death of former president John R. Strassberger, the consummate gentleman scholar and academic leader, who transformed Ursinus from a good regional school to a nationally recognized institution. Then last weekend, something to celebrate: Aakash Shah, a 2010 graduate now studying at Harvard Medical School, was named the college's first Rhodes scholar.