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Inclusivity In Higher Education Core Curricula: Cultivating Justice In The Classroom, Joanna Timmerman Apr 2019

Inclusivity In Higher Education Core Curricula: Cultivating Justice In The Classroom, Joanna Timmerman

CIE Essay Writing Contest

No abstract provided.


Understanding The American Subaltern: An Exploration Of Complex Literary Characters Through Socio-Cultural Lenses, Sophie Gioffre Jul 2018

Understanding The American Subaltern: An Exploration Of Complex Literary Characters Through Socio-Cultural Lenses, Sophie Gioffre

English Summer Fellows

This project involves the analysis of three novels — Stephen Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, Ann Petry’s The Street, and Toni Morrison’s Sula — featuring main characters who are forced to navigate realistic socio-economic environments rooted in racist, sexist, and classist systems of oppression in the United States of America. Through the process of completing close-readings of the novels, conducting extensive secondary research on historical contexts, and examining other scholarly criticisms and interpretations of these novels, I develop new insights into the main characters’ plights. To transfer this conceptual understanding into a more personal and empathetic one ...


Millennial Culture And Epistemology: Exploring The Meaning-Making Discourse Of An Emerging Generation, Sophia Driscoll Gamber Apr 2018

Millennial Culture And Epistemology: Exploring The Meaning-Making Discourse Of An Emerging Generation, Sophia Driscoll Gamber

Sociology Honors Papers

Millennial Culture and Epistemology takes a mixed methods approach to understanding the culture and epistemological processes of the current cohort of millennial undergraduate students at a small residential liberal arts college. The study first identifies specific trends in epistemological frameworks, ethics, and claimed spiritual/religious identities among a sample of undergraduate students and finds that students are commonly utilizing subjectivist epistemological frameworks that are built around cultural relativism and skepticism. The study then unpacks markers of undergraduate millennial culture as they relate to epistemology and finds that students’ stances on issues of community, social ethics and responsibility, religion, and spirituality ...


Academia’S Past Boundaries In The Present Future, Elijah Sloat Apr 2018

Academia’S Past Boundaries In The Present Future, Elijah Sloat

History Honors Papers

In the later nineteenth century, Americans trained and acquired history degrees in Europe and Germany. It was in Europe that American scholars developed their understanding of what an “Historian” was. This image was one of a masculine “objective” researcher solving and discovering the “truth” of the past. It was these characteristics that formed the original boundaries of the American historical discipline. These boundaries remain and can be seen in contemporary discourse on academia. In Chapter Two this discourse is discussed and explored focusing on the four groups of scholars, disciplines, institutions, and the public. My research seeks to understand how ...


Thinking Like A Fox: Individual Choice And The Unique Role Of Liberal Arts Colleges In Empowering America's Future Leaders, Christopher Tan Jan 2018

Thinking Like A Fox: Individual Choice And The Unique Role Of Liberal Arts Colleges In Empowering America's Future Leaders, Christopher Tan

Richard T. Schellhase Essay Prize in Ethics

The dilemma faced by Dean Kelly Smith on whether to allow Chris Williams to graduate from her college challenges the current model of higher education in the United States from an economic and normative perspective. When considering the situation that Dean Smith faces, this paper aims to demonstrate how Chris Williams should not be allowed to graduate without first passing the Senior Seminar after: (1) exploring the role of liberal arts colleges in encouraging agency among their students; (2) assessing the qualitative value of a college education in diversifying students’ knowledge base and providing students with the resources and opportunities ...


2018 Ruby Yearbook, Mia Truman, Emily Bender, Xinyun Zhang, Tiffini Eckenrod, Annparke Sullivan, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2018

2018 Ruby Yearbook, Mia Truman, Emily Bender, Xinyun Zhang, Tiffini Eckenrod, Annparke Sullivan, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2018 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


2017 Ruby Yearbook, Sam Beck, Tiffini Eckenrod, Dayna Honrychs, Faraha Rathod, Xinyun Zhang, Ayesha Contractor, Katarina Zambanini, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2017

2017 Ruby Yearbook, Sam Beck, Tiffini Eckenrod, Dayna Honrychs, Faraha Rathod, Xinyun Zhang, Ayesha Contractor, Katarina Zambanini, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2017 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


All They Want To Do Is Dance: A Study Of Dance Education In K-12 Public Schools, Kelsey Jean-Baptiste Jul 2016

All They Want To Do Is Dance: A Study Of Dance Education In K-12 Public Schools, Kelsey Jean-Baptiste

Dance Summer Fellows

This project involves investigating the value of dance within a student’s life. The research has included a variety of facets of dance - how it is related to brain/neuroscience research and motor skills; how it is fun and an opportunity to learn in a different way; and how it enhances academics, mental stability, and social interactions. The bulk of the study included examining past and current national studies that investigated the effects of dance education within the K-12 school setting. Also included were two on-site visits pertinent to the study: one was a visit to a Philadelphia dance classroom ...


Talk About Race In The Undergraduate Classroom: A Discourse Analysis, Leighnah L. Perkins Jul 2016

Talk About Race In The Undergraduate Classroom: A Discourse Analysis, Leighnah L. Perkins

Media and Communication Studies Summer Fellows

As researchers have noted, many people are afraid to talk about race (Alexander, 2010; Miller & Harris, 2005). Given the race-related events and tragedies occurring in the U.S. today, people need to find ways to move past this fear in order to work together to solve societal problems. Harris (2003) suggested that the undergraduate classroom is a key place to engage in discussions about race. This research project examined the ways that college students talk about race and race-related problems in the classroom. The data collected for this project included observations and audio recordings of three sections of a seminar ...


Queer History Of The United States: A Syllabus, Jordan Ostrum Jul 2016

Queer History Of The United States: A Syllabus, Jordan Ostrum

History Summer Fellows

This project is a proposed syllabus of a college level history course dealing with queer and trans experiences in the 20th century. The course utilizes the Ursinus inquiry based approach to learning, focusing on the core questions “How can we understand the world?” and “How should we live together?” Supplementary materials, such as the course proposal, are meant to encourage the Ursinus College History Department to offer the course in the future.


Literacy And Citizenship: Helping Students Learn The Importance Of Being An Informed And Educated Citizen, Luke H. Schlegel Jul 2016

Literacy And Citizenship: Helping Students Learn The Importance Of Being An Informed And Educated Citizen, Luke H. Schlegel

English Summer Fellows

My project utilizes the concept of Understanding by Design, as outlined by education experts Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins, to craft a 12-week curriculum for high school junior and senior English students. McTighe and Wiggins use backwards planning to create long-term learning goals for students. Rather than superficially trying to cover a wide range of material in class, which results in short-term acquisition of knowledge mostly forgotten in the long run, McTighe and Wiggins focus on “big ideas,” that generate conceptual understanding. Ultimately, students will be able to transfer this knowledge to settings outside of the classroom. To help them ...


Press Release: Civil Rights Trip Looks Back; Inspires Desire To Move Forward, College Communications Mar 2016

Press Release: Civil Rights Trip Looks Back; Inspires Desire To Move Forward, College Communications

Reverend Charles Rice

News article detailing the 2016 "Religion and Civil Rights" annual class trip to historic sites in the American South, led by Reverend Charles Rice.


Feminist Futures And Campus Changes: Dismantling Ursinus College's Greek Life, Jordan Ostrum Jan 2016

Feminist Futures And Campus Changes: Dismantling Ursinus College's Greek Life, Jordan Ostrum

Richard T. Schellhase Essay Prize in Ethics

No abstract provided.


2016 Ruby Yearbook, Briana Keane, Rebecca L. Brown, Phoebe French, Romina Kalmeijer, Faraha Rathod, Taylor Manferdini, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2016

2016 Ruby Yearbook, Briana Keane, Rebecca L. Brown, Phoebe French, Romina Kalmeijer, Faraha Rathod, Taylor Manferdini, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2016 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


Press Release: The King Legacy - Thoughts From The Ursinus College Community, College Communications Jan 2015

Press Release: The King Legacy - Thoughts From The Ursinus College Community, College Communications

Reverend Charles Rice

News article which recounts how Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. came to impact the life of Reverend Charles Rice.


Ethics In Exhibitions: Considering Indigenous Art, Rachel Bonner Jan 2015

Ethics In Exhibitions: Considering Indigenous Art, Rachel Bonner

Richard T. Schellhase Essay Prize in Ethics

No abstract provided.


Treasure Hunt Without A Map: Archival Research At The University Of Pennsylvania, Meghan Strong Jan 2015

Treasure Hunt Without A Map: Archival Research At The University Of Pennsylvania, Meghan Strong

English Independent Study Projects

Under the supervision of Meredith Goldsmith in the English Department, I spent this semester developing archival research projects for lower level students in the humanities. My project corresponded with the aims of the Council for Undergraduate Research, which works to develop undergraduate research skills throughout the disciplines. The Kislak Center is a nearby resource that has the potential to provide students with opportunities to develop crucial research skills while discovering little pieces of history that are hidden away in the archives. The final exercises presented here focus on the subjects of Walt Whitman, Marian Anderson, and Michel de Montaigne.


2015 Ruby Yearbook, Ayesha Contractor, Lisa Abraham, Rebecca L. Brown, Megan Burns, Hannah Engber, Phoebe French, Romina Kalmeijer, Delanie Lalor, Monica Reuman '15, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2015

2015 Ruby Yearbook, Ayesha Contractor, Lisa Abraham, Rebecca L. Brown, Megan Burns, Hannah Engber, Phoebe French, Romina Kalmeijer, Delanie Lalor, Monica Reuman '15, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2015 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


2014 Ruby Yearbook, Phoebe French, Haley Brush, John Schoell Jr., Kristen Aichele, Rebecca L. Brown, Sam Cermignano, Megan Bolash, Ayesha Contractor, Rachel Glick, Ian B. Rand, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2014

2014 Ruby Yearbook, Phoebe French, Haley Brush, John Schoell Jr., Kristen Aichele, Rebecca L. Brown, Sam Cermignano, Megan Bolash, Ayesha Contractor, Rachel Glick, Ian B. Rand, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2014 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


2013 Ruby Yearbook, Christine Dobisch, Brianna Still, Phoebe French, Derek Jensen, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2013

2013 Ruby Yearbook, Christine Dobisch, Brianna Still, Phoebe French, Derek Jensen, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2013 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


2012 Ruby Yearbook, Heather Hodges, Elle Kurz, David Artemis Lopez Fuentes, Geoffrey Swann, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2012

2012 Ruby Yearbook, Heather Hodges, Elle Kurz, David Artemis Lopez Fuentes, Geoffrey Swann, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2012 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


The Impact Of Honor Codes And Perceptions Of Cheating On Academic Cheating Behaviors, Especially For Mba Bound Undergraduates, Heather M. O'Neill, Christian A. Pfeiffer Jul 2011

The Impact Of Honor Codes And Perceptions Of Cheating On Academic Cheating Behaviors, Especially For Mba Bound Undergraduates, Heather M. O'Neill, Christian A. Pfeiffer

Business and Economics Faculty Publications

Researchers studying academic dishonesty in college often focus on demographic characteristics of cheaters and discuss changes in cheating trends over time. To predict cheating behavior, some researchers examine the costs and benefits of academic cheating, while others view campus culture and the role which honor codes play in affecting behavior. This paper develops a model of academic cheating based on three sets of incentives - moral, social and economic—and how they affect cheating behaviors. An on-line survey comprising 61 questions was administered to students from three liberal arts colleges in the USA in spring 2008, yielding 700 responses, with half ...


2011-2013 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar May 2011

2011-2013 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2011-2013 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of faculty, students and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


2011 Ruby Yearbook, Katie Callahan, Elizabeth Burns, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2011

2011 Ruby Yearbook, Katie Callahan, Elizabeth Burns, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2011 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


2010 Ruby Yearbook, Lindsay Adams, Jonathan Edward Barber, Taylor Manferdini, Katie Callahan, Elizabeth Burns, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2010

2010 Ruby Yearbook, Lindsay Adams, Jonathan Edward Barber, Taylor Manferdini, Katie Callahan, Elizabeth Burns, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2010 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


2009-2011 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar May 2009

2009-2011 Ursinus College Course Catalogue, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2009-2011 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of faculty, students and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


2009 Ruby Yearbook, Catherine Babbitt-Cook, Elizabeth Burns, Katie Callahan, Matt Caruso, Kristen Stapler, Alaina Zimmerman, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2009

2009 Ruby Yearbook, Catherine Babbitt-Cook, Elizabeth Burns, Katie Callahan, Matt Caruso, Kristen Stapler, Alaina Zimmerman, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2009 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


2008-2009 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar May 2008

2008-2009 Ursinus College Course Catalog, Office Of The Registrar

Ursinus College Catalogues

A digitized copy of the 2008-2009 Ursinus College Catalog. It contains details of the curriculum, departmental requirements and courses of instruction as well as lists of faculty, students and administrators. Student life, terms of admission, expenses and financial aid are also included as well as descriptions of the buildings and equipment available to students.


Cheating With Honor, Christian A. Pfeiffer Jan 2008

Cheating With Honor, Christian A. Pfeiffer

Business and Economics Honors Papers

The intent of this paper is to understand what leads a student to cheat within the context of a small (enrollment below 2,000 students) liberal arts college. The development of a model will examine cheating from three categories highlighted in the literature: demographics, college culture, and the perception of cheating. Demographics capture relevant personal attributes of a student such as gender, GPA, and major. Cultural variables include variables for the presence of an honor code and participation in a sport or social organization, which provide that student with a unique cultural experience. Perception variables deal with the perceptions the ...


2008 Ruby Yearbook, Kristen Jennings Hildebrand, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2008

2008 Ruby Yearbook, Kristen Jennings Hildebrand, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2008 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.