December 21, 2005 |
Richard P. Richter, 74, president emeritus of Ursinus College, died Friday of lung cancer at the Frederick Mennonite Retirement Community near Schwenksville. Mr. Richter headed Ursinus from 1976 until 1994. He earned a bachelor's degree from the college in 1953 and 12 years later joined the faculty as an English instructor and alumni secretary. He was offered a position, his daughter Karen said, after a college administrator admired his writing style in a commentary piece he wrote for the alumni magazine.
June 26, 2005 |
Ursinus College sophomore Lane Taylor, often referred to as a sexual Sherpa, a queen of the obscene, and even "a dictionary of sin," is spending her summer researching and writing about sexual healing, the dangers of douching, and how to get the most fulfillment from the sexual experience. It's all in preparation for fall semester and the continuation of her extracurricular vocation, the one that has caused her head shot to be plastered on dorm-room walls. The one that has caused her to be stopped frequently and asked questions about orgasms, urinary tract infections and contraception, even once while she was in the student center giving blood.
June 20, 2005 |
There is no reason to think that Drew Adams - or any other high school senior - would have heard of Wally Pipp. Pipp, of course, was a veteran New York Yankees first baseman who in 1925 asked to sit out a game because of a headache, opening the door for a young player named Lou Gehrig in the Yankees lineup. All Gehrig did was go on to become a baseball legend, in part because he established a record for consecutive games played, broken since then by Cal Ripken. In the local lacrosse version of that familiar story, Adams is a sophomore lacrosse goalie at Springfield High in Delaware County, playing behind a talented senior, Matt Orlando.
February 27, 2005 |
"Modern Impressions," a highly selective but revealing show of Japanese prints at Ursinus College, is more about memory and continuity than about up-to-the-minute concerns. A model of its kind, the display shows 72 post-World War II Japanese prints by 36 artists. The works, which were given to the college by Leo and Mary Corazza and Philip and Muriel Berman, focus on the period from 1950 to 1980. It's high time that Japanese prints from the third quarter of the 20th century - works that first began to be collected by Westerners during the postwar occupation of Japan - received their place in the limelight.
January 22, 2005 |
Two former South Jersey wrestlers - Camden Catholic's Brian Boland and Absegami's Kyle Capella - captured individual titles to help Ursinus College finish first in the nine-team invitational that it hosted last Saturday. Boland recorded three decisions at 133 pounds, while Capella had two pins and two decisions at 174. Mark Barber (Kingsway) finished in second place with a 3-1 record at 157. Heavyweight Mike Pattanite, a Holy Cross graduate, recorded a pin in 18 seconds to secure Gettysburg's 29-18 win over Elizabethtown.
October 20, 2004 |
A century of intercollegiate soccer will be celebrated this weekend at Haverford College, whose men's soccer program is recognized as oldest in the country, dating to a win over Harvard on April 1, 1905. On Friday afternoon, a panel will feature several authors of soccer books, including New York Times sportswriter Jere Longman. Alexi Lalas, who played for the U.S. national men's team in the 1990s and starred at Rutgers, and Shannon MacMillan, longtime member of the women's national team, will give keynote speeches that night.
March 11, 2004 |
Dennis Stanton of Ursinus College, the Centennial Conference's all-time leading men's basketball scorer, has been named a first-team academic all-American. The La Salle graduate from North Wales becomes the fourth Ursinus student-athlete and only the second men's basketball player in conference history to earn the honor. Last week, Stanton was named a finalist for the Jostens Trophy, which is awarded to the Division III player of the year. Stanton, a 6-foot-2 senior guard, enjoyed the best individual season in Ursinus and conference history.
January 19, 2004 |
Last summer, while competing in the Hank Gathers League, Dennis Stanton gave a preview of future scoring outbursts when he netted 50 points in a game. Stanton, a sharpshooting wing guard for Ursinus College, is the leading scorer in NCAA Division III men's basketball. Through 14 games this season, the senior is averaging 30.1 points. On Saturday, Stanton hit seven three-pointers en route to a career-high 45 points as the Bears topped Johns Hopkins, 82-74, in a Centennial Conference matchup at Helfferich Hall in Collegeville.
January 18, 2004 |
The works by Ann Hopkins Wilson on exhibit at Widener University manage to combine abstract painting with a powerful, almost primitive sense of mystery that almost intrudes on the viewer. Unlike many other artists' handiworks, they don't merely exist objectively, either to be admired or discussed. Instead, rather like wonder-working images, they carry uncomfortable overtones of power, giving off a peculiar vitality. This Plymouth Meeting painter, president of the Conshohocken Art League, is also an art therapist at Paoli Memorial Hospital.
January 11, 2004 |
In 1869, a group of orthodox ministers from the Reformed Church of America received a charter from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to found a college. The new school, Ursinus College, was named after the 16th-century European religious reformer Zacharias Ursinus. Ursinus College, one of several distinguished, highly selective, liberal-arts colleges that grace the Philadelphia suburbs, was founded as a result of a controversy over liturgy within the Reformed Church. The Reformed Church in the United States traces its roots to the 16th-century German Reformed Church, which was established in the German-speaking states of Central Europe.