Sunday, March 3, 2013
The educational program may be in danger of slowing down due to lack of funding.
Ron Faust works as a Mobile Educator in the Science in Motion program at Ursinus College. In travelling from school to school, he never tires in taking pleasure showing how science is magical. He paid a recent visit to Arcola Intermediate School in Methacton School District, where students were amazed at the properties of nanotechnology. Nanotech is the manipulation of molecules, which each student explained in a class presentation using diverse nanotech products of today. “If you’re looking for a job, nanotechnology is the future,” Faust said. One student picked up an ordinary-looking tennis ball, only to reveal that its inner-core was coated with a nanotech chemical so it won’t easily lose its bounce. Another student presented odor-…
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Local college receive grant money to add more trees and shrubs to borough.
It is really a win/win situaiton. The Borough of Collegeville gets more "green." The students at Ursinus provide stewardship for the community. The Perkiomen Creek gets a healthier watershed. According to a recent announcement from the college, over $8,000 was given to the school in order to promote adding trees and shrubs to the college's campus and nearby Hunsberger Woods. "TreeVitalize, through the Montgomery County Conservation District, has approved a grant for $8,104 to fund forest enhancement and restoration in Collegeville Borough’s Hunsberger Woods open space area, the 27-acre wooded natural area that the College jointly owns with the Borough of Collegeville," said a recent release from the school. Funding for the grants are a …
Friday, March 1, 2013
A student took her own life in Clamer Hall.
An Ursinus College junior committed suicide on campus Thursday night, according to an e-mail from college president Bobby Fong. The student was found dead in a Clamer Hall dorm room as a result of an apparent hanging, according to Montgomery County scanner reports. According to Fong’s message, the student, of West Virginia, was a double major in Media and Communication Studies and Art, and was active in the theater program, where she appeared in several productions. “This is heartbreaking news for all of the Ursinus community,” Fong said in the message. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the [student's] family. “During this difficult time, let us support one another.” Student Affairs staff has been on campus overnight, and the …
Monday, February 18, 2013
After a campus Harlem Shake video was filmed, members of the Ursinus swim team created their own; Perk Valley swimmers participated in a PAC-10 clip.
The Ursinus College and Perkiomen Valley High School men's swim teams are the latest local groups to upload their versions of the Harlem Shake, a new 30-second viral video craze. The PVHS team participated in a PAC-10 performance with swimmers from Boyertown, Upper Perk, and other PAC-10 schools. A Harlem Shake a very specific song paired with an extremely unique - and highly non-choreographed - flash dance. The first Harlem Shake video was uploaded by comedian Filthy Frank on Feb. 2, followed closely by thousands of groups all over the world - including the Montgomery County Patch staff, the Perkiomen Valley Vikings, and Ursinus College students. Do you have a Harlem Shake to share? We'd love to see it. Submit your video on Patch, and …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
After Montco Patch had its fun, we heard from PVHS. Now, UC is getting down.
The Montgomery County Patch staff, along with Montella's Pub in Lansdale, caught the viral wave and got down with the Harlem Shake late last week. The team posted its video to share with the community immediately. In response to our call-out, we also heard quickly from Perkiomen Valley High School, which shared its Harlem Shake video shot prior to the school's basketball championship. The PVHS video got the local the trend moving, and we'd love to see more. Ursinus seems to have answered our call. The Collegeville-based school of higher learning got down with its bad self in this video. Thanks for sharing it, UC! We love it! Do you have a Harlem Shake to share? We'd love to see it. Submit your video on Patch, and we'll be sure the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Ursinus Student Government Association held a meeting to discuss possible alternatives, due to price increases; other students are taking to Twitter to voice disappointment.
Ursinus College Student Government Association held an open forum on Feb. 6 to discuss the possible elimination of ESPN from the Ursinus cable television lineup to do increasing costs. Associate Dean of Students Todd McKinney explained that 48 percent of the television budget goes to the sports network, which has increased rates by 20 percent in the past two years and plans to increase them again this year, according to meeting minutes. McKinney said that the tech service does not see how the budget can be balanced while keeping ESPN, which provides five sports-related channels to campus – ESPN, ESPN News, ESPN2, ESPN U and ESPN Classic, according to the Ursinus Cable TV Lineup. ESPN will not allow the school to purchase only part of the …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Collegeville Economic Development Corporation offers dinner deals with local restaurants, the Ursinus Theater offers a show.
Ursinus College and the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) have teamed up to present “Dinner and a Show” to area residents, offering dinner specials to those attending the Ursinus Theater Department’s slapstick British Comedy "Noises Off” from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23. “It’s a fun night out for Collegeville area residents without the hassle of Center City traffic,” said the CEDC, which runs the Collegeville Main Street program. “Noises Off”, which has been called “the funniest farce ever written,” tells the story of a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing for a flop called “Nothing On.” Tickets for the show are $5 each, $2 for students and senior citizens over 65. Individuals who order tickets online will be given a receipt …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The museum, on the campus of Ursinus College, will reopen with new exhibitions on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.
The Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College will be closed Jan. 14 through Jan 28. When the museum reopens on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m., it will feature “Grass Roots – Africa Origins of an American Art” and “Jennifer Karady in Country” Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan” “Four Visions/Four Painters Murray Dessner, Bruce Samuelson, Elizabeth Osborne and Vincent Desiderio” and “Interstitial Spaces: Void and Object, Recent Works by Roger Chavez” were most recently on display. The Phillip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College is normally open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and Noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the museum is free, and it is accessible to visitors with disabilities.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
He is within 99 cards of having complete sets of every regular-issued Topps baseball card since 1951.
While Bobby Fong’s interest in baseball as a child initially served as a way for the son of Chinese immigrants to integrate with American society, it has turned into quite a collection, according to the Times Herald. “I raised my hand in class one day and asked, ‘What’s baseball?’” Fong told Mike Morsch of the Journal Register Service. “After the laughter died down, my teacher said to me, ‘Bobby, if you want to understand American life, you need to learn about baseball.’ And I’ve been overcompensating ever since." Fong, who started his collection in 1958 with a Dee Fondy card, and is now only 99 cards shy of his goal – complete sets of every regular-issued Topps baseball card since 1951. Ursinus Board of Trustee Chair Alan Novak shares …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Floyd Lewis Bakes Center, which houses the college's fitness center and pool, was closed Friday afternoon; the pool is closed until further notice.
Update, Dec. 7 at 5:34 p.m.: The Floyd Lewis Bakes Center has reopened, according to an Ursinus College e-mail. "Bakes Athletic Center has reopened. Air quality has been tested and is safe," said Kim Taylor, director of campus safety for Ursinus College. "The pool will be closed for repairs until further notice." Orginal Story: The Floyd Lewis Bakes Center on the Ursinus College campus is closed until further notice, according to an e-mail from Ursinus Campus Safety. According to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, there was a chlorine leak inside of the Floyd Lewis Bakes Center, which houses the William Elliot Pool. According to DPS, three patients were treated and one refused treatment. Area fire and EMS companies are in …