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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.


Examining Alumni Perceptions Of Social And Cultural Capital Accumulation Through Ursinus’S Summer Fellows Program, Sydney Dickson Apr 2018

Examining Alumni Perceptions Of Social And Cultural Capital Accumulation Through Ursinus’S Summer Fellows Program, Sydney Dickson

Anthropology Honors Papers

A common offering among undergraduate institutions is an intensive summer research program, which allows students to complete a project independently without any other academic obligations. These programs are designed to foster useful skills, valuable relationships, and scholarly work. Ursinus College, a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania, has such a program: Summer Fellows. With colleges attempting to appeal to a decreasing number of high-achieving applicants, student desire to pursue intellectual interests, and employers looking for skilled job candidates, it is worthwhile to examine the perceived efficacy of this program. This paper utilizes the perspectives of alumni reflecting on what they ...


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.


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.


Creating The Capable Public: A Call For Liberal Arts Education In Public Schools, Olivia R. Keithley Apr 2016

Creating The Capable Public: A Call For Liberal Arts Education In Public Schools, Olivia R. Keithley

Education Honors Papers

I argue that liberal arts education is critically important to the creation of a capable public in a democratic society. I draw on David Labaree and Henry Giroux to assert that education is a public good and must serve the purpose of promoting democratic equality. By promoting democratic equality, public education is capable of creating publicly minded citizens. Publicly minded citizens of a democracy must also be free-thinking. Liberal arts education has at its core the aim of creating individuals who are able to think freely and autonomously. In a democratic society where freethinking citizens are necessary in order to ...


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.


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.


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 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 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.


The Impact Of Honor Codes On Academic Cheating Within Liberal Arts Colleges, Heather M. O'Neill, Christian A. Pfeiffer Jun 2008

The Impact Of Honor Codes On Academic Cheating Within Liberal Arts Colleges, Heather M. O'Neill, Christian A. Pfeiffer

Business and Economics Faculty Publications

Many researchers study the subject of collegiate cheating by focusing on demographic characteristics of cheaters at schools of varying sizes. Other researchers examine whether collegiate honor codes can abate rampant cheating. A third group studies whether perceptions of what students believe to be cheating behaviors affects actual cheating. This paper incorporates previous research and develops a model of academic cheating based on three sets of incentives - moral, social and economic – and how they affect self-reported cheating behaviors at liberal arts colleges. An on-line survey was administered to students from three liberal arts colleges in spring 2008. The nearly 700 respondents ...


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.


2007 Ruby Yearbook, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2007

2007 Ruby Yearbook, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2007 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


2006 Ruby Yearbook, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2006

2006 Ruby Yearbook, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2006 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


2005 Ruby Yearbook, Kevin Sylvester, Britton Bongaardt, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2005

2005 Ruby Yearbook, Kevin Sylvester, Britton Bongaardt, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2005 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


Art, Sport And The Sweet Spot, John Strassburger Jan 2004

Art, Sport And The Sweet Spot, John Strassburger

Publications

This is the seventh in a series of occasional papers about the challenges confronting students and what Ursinus is doing to help them enter adult life.


2004 Ruby Yearbook, Britton Bongaardt, Katie Mclaughlin, Kevin Sylvester, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2004

2004 Ruby Yearbook, Britton Bongaardt, Katie Mclaughlin, Kevin Sylvester, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2004 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


2003 Ruby Yearbook, Kimberly Anne Paulus, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2003

2003 Ruby Yearbook, Kimberly Anne Paulus, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2003 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


The Bodger Dialogues, Richard P. Richter Jan 2002

The Bodger Dialogues, Richard P. Richter

Publications

This is an account of Ursinus College during the period 1965-1994, told in a literary format by former President Richard P. Richter in 2002.


2002 Ruby Yearbook, Aki Watanuki, Katie Leigh Shearer, Brandy Dell, Ursinus College Senior Class Jan 2002

2002 Ruby Yearbook, Aki Watanuki, Katie Leigh Shearer, Brandy Dell, Ursinus College Senior Class

The Ruby Yearbooks

A digitized copy of the 2002 Ruby, the Ursinus College yearbook.


Who Owns Our Values? Back To School, John Strassburger Jan 2001

Who Owns Our Values? Back To School, John Strassburger

Publications

This is the sixth in a series of occasional papers about the challenges confronting students and what Ursinus is doing to help them enter adult life.