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    Ralph M. Besse Library

    The Ralph M. Besse Library seeks to provide intellectual nourishment for students, faculty, staff, and friends of the community.

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    Opened in 1985 and named for a trustee and cherished friend of the College, the Ralph M. Besse Library provides a welcoming space to learn, study, research, and collaborate.

    An enormously successful businessman, Besse was also strong believer in the value of higher education. His fierce commitment to Ursuline College began in the early 1960s, when he helped raise the necessary funds to make Ursuline’s then-new Pepper Pike campus a reality, and it lasted through his many years on the college’s Board of Trustees, all the way up until his death 2002.

    In countless ways, Besse’s essence is stamped into the very fabric of the library, but that is far from the only thing that makes Ursuline’s library unique.

    Those who wish to help sustain the Library and its work at Ursuline can join Friends of the Ralph M. Besse Library. Learn more here.

    Due to a power outage, Ursuline College is closed and all classes and athletic events are canceled for Saturday, September 14.

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    Due to a power outage, Ursuline College is closed and all classes and athletic events are canceled for Saturday, September 14.

    “Very few schools offer a bachelor’s in my major, and the inclusion of a bridge into the master’s program sealed the deal.” Meet Clay, a Historic Preservation graduate student. Clay’s story talks about his work with his thesis, and how he’s incorporated a YouTube Channel, “Activity with Antiquity” to engage the public with his passion. To learn more about Clay, head to www.ursuline.edu/why-ursuline > Success Stories > Clay Fellows #HistoricPreservationatUrsuline #UrsulineCollege #makeyourworldmore #historicpreservation

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    “Very few schools offer a bachelor’s in my major, and the inclusion of a bridge into the master’s program sealed the deal.” Meet Clay, a Historic Preservation graduate student. Clay’s story talks about his work with his thesis, and how he’s incorporated a YouTube Channel, “Activity with Antiquity” to engage the public with his passion. To learn more about Clay, head to www.ursuline.edu/why-ursuline > Success Stories > Clay Fellows #HistoricPreservationatUrsuline #UrsulineCollege #makeyourworldmore #historicpreservation

    More sunny campus days ahead, please! ☀️😎 .
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    More sunny campus days ahead, please! ☀️😎 . . . #makeyourworldmore #UrsulineCollege

    Visiting campus this fall? Don’t forget to snap a photo in front of our mural and tag us! @ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore .
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    Visiting campus this fall? Don’t forget to snap a photo in front of our mural and tag us! @ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore . . . Register here: www.ursuline.edu/visit

    Want to know how the competition will “stack up” this year for our athletic teams? Follow @ursulinearrows to stay up to date on an exciting year ahead! ⚜️💙 #UrsulineCollege #makeyourworldmore #collegeathletics

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    Want to know how the competition will “stack up” this year for our athletic teams? Follow @ursulinearrows to stay up to date on an exciting year ahead! ⚜️💙 #UrsulineCollege #makeyourworldmore #collegeathletics

    “Ursuline has helped me become more socially conscious... It’s important to make sure that I’m making a positive impact.” Meet Aly, a Historic Preservation student here at Ursuline. Aly’s story speaks to the real world experiences she gained through area internships and the family ties that brought her to us. For more on Aly go to www.ursuline.edu > Why Ursuline > Success Stories > Aly Nahra #makeyourworldmore #UrsulineCollege #HistoricPreservationatUrsuline

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    “Ursuline has helped me become more socially conscious... It’s important to make sure that I’m making a positive impact.” Meet Aly, a Historic Preservation student here at Ursuline. Aly’s story speaks to the real world experiences she gained through area internships and the family ties that brought her to us. For more on Aly go to www.ursuline.edu > Why Ursuline > Success Stories > Aly Nahra #makeyourworldmore #UrsulineCollege #HistoricPreservationatUrsuline

    To be honest, every day is Women’s Equality Day at Ursuline. Today, our Historic Preservation Department and our Women’s Center celebrate the 100th anniversary of the movement that gave women the right to vote. #registertovote #womensequalityday #makeyourworldmore

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    To be honest, every day is Women’s Equality Day at Ursuline. Today, our Historic Preservation Department and our Women’s Center celebrate the 100th anniversary of the movement that gave women the right to vote. #registertovote #womensequalityday #makeyourworldmore

    All smiles after a successful first week back 🤩💙⚜️

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    All smiles after a successful first week back 🤩💙⚜️

    “...I really fell in love with the school.” Meet Meena, a Counseling and Art Therapy student. Her story speaks to the real-world experience she has gained through her journey here at Ursuline. For more, www.ursuline.edu/why-ursuline/success-stories/meena-asrat #makeyourworldmore #UrsulineCollege #ArtTherapyatUrsuline

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    “...I really fell in love with the school.” Meet Meena, a Counseling and Art Therapy student. Her story speaks to the real-world experience she has gained through her journey here at Ursuline. For more, www.ursuline.edu/why-ursuline/success-stories/meena-asrat #makeyourworldmore #UrsulineCollege #ArtTherapyatUrsuline

    Convocation was a big success this weekend! Students were surrounded by their loved ones, staff, and faculty. Here’s to a successful and fun 2019-2020 school year, Arrows! 💙⚜️ #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

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    Convocation was a big success this weekend! Students were surrounded by their loved ones, staff, and faculty. Here’s to a successful and fun 2019-2020 school year, Arrows! 💙⚜️ #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

    Our students leaders have been hard at work preparing for Orientation and Welcome Week! We cannot wait to welcome new and returning students in the days to come 💙⚜️ #makeyourworldmore #UrsulineCollege

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    Our students leaders have been hard at work preparing for Orientation and Welcome Week! We cannot wait to welcome new and returning students in the days to come 💙⚜️ #makeyourworldmore #UrsulineCollege

    “The small class sizes and professors who were always available [...] helped me adjust to the demands of college and succeed academically.” Meet Marcella, an aspiring lawyer and English program alumna. Marcella will be attending the University of Dayton School of Law this fall. For more on Marcella, head to www.ursuline.edu/why-ursuline/success-stories/marcella-mchenry #makeyourworldmore #UrsulineCollege #EnglishatUrsuline #Success

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    “The small class sizes and professors who were always available [...] helped me adjust to the demands of college and succeed academically.” Meet Marcella, an aspiring lawyer and English program alumna. Marcella will be attending the University of Dayton School of Law this fall. For more on Marcella, head to www.ursuline.edu/why-ursuline/success-stories/marcella-mchenry #makeyourworldmore #UrsulineCollege #EnglishatUrsuline #Success

    Majoring in English at Ursuline can allow you to become a published writer before graduating! Talk about a resume builder that employers will love! Ursuline’s nationally accredited Inscape magazine allows artists and writers to submit the work they want published. It also allows students who want experience in editing create the magazine that goes to print. Interested in learning more? Come visit campus! www.ursuline.edu/visit #majormonday #EnglishatUrsuline #makeyourworldmore #visit

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    Majoring in English at Ursuline can allow you to become a published writer before graduating! Talk about a resume builder that employers will love! Ursuline’s nationally accredited Inscape magazine allows artists and writers to submit the work they want published. It also allows students who want experience in editing create the magazine that goes to print. Interested in learning more? Come visit campus! www.ursuline.edu/visit #majormonday #EnglishatUrsuline #makeyourworldmore #visit

    So much progress has been made over the last few weeks! Our library is looking beautiful 🤩

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    So much progress has been made over the last few weeks! Our library is looking beautiful 🤩

    Wishing safe travels to our Counseling and Art Therapy program as they travel back from South Africa! We can’t wait to hear all about the trip when you return! #ArtTherapyatUrsuline #servicelearning #makeyourworldmore

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    Wishing safe travels to our Counseling and Art Therapy program as they travel back from South Africa! We can’t wait to hear all about the trip when you return! #ArtTherapyatUrsuline #servicelearning #makeyourworldmore

    “Community College prepared me to be a student; Ursuline College prepares me to be a professional.” Meet Shanell, an award-winning alumna in her field of social work. After graduating, Shanell began working at Recovery Resources working with members of their adult population. To read more, head to www.ursuline.edu/why-ursuline > Success Stories > Shanell Harris #UrsulineCollege #makeyourworldmore #socialworkatursuline

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    “Community College prepared me to be a student; Ursuline College prepares me to be a professional.” Meet Shanell, an award-winning alumna in her field of social work. After graduating, Shanell began working at Recovery Resources working with members of their adult population. To read more, head to www.ursuline.edu/why-ursuline > Success Stories > Shanell Harris #UrsulineCollege #makeyourworldmore #socialworkatursuline

    We couldn’t be more proud of Ursuline grad, Dr. Carl Allamby, who was featured in an article on Cleveland.com this week for his incredible career shift from car mechanic to doctor at the age of 47. #makeyourworldmore

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    We couldn’t be more proud of Ursuline grad, Dr. Carl Allamby, who was featured in an article on Cleveland.com this week for his incredible career shift from car mechanic to doctor at the age of 47. #makeyourworldmore

    Our Counseling and Art Therapy program is in Port Elizabeth, South Africa this week, volunteering with local schools. Follow along with @unitedplanet to stay up to date on their journey! #servicelearning #counselingandarttherapy

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    Our Counseling and Art Therapy program is in Port Elizabeth, South Africa this week, volunteering with local schools. Follow along with @unitedplanet to stay up to date on their journey! #servicelearning #counselingandarttherapy

    Construction is moving right along on our first floor library renovation 👷🏼‍♂️🔨📚 swipe to see the blueprint! #UrsulineCollege #LibraryRenovation

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    Construction is moving right along on our first floor library renovation 👷🏼‍♂️🔨📚 swipe to see the blueprint! #UrsulineCollege #LibraryRenovation

    Our Biology program can offer you so much more! Major options include: Biology, Life Science, or Biotechnology with the options of concentrations in Pre-Medicine and Medical Technology. #majormonday #BiologyatUrsuline #biology #MakeYourWorldMore #UrsulineCollege

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    Our Biology program can offer you so much more! Major options include: Biology, Life Science, or Biotechnology with the options of concentrations in Pre-Medicine and Medical Technology. #majormonday #BiologyatUrsuline #biology #MakeYourWorldMore #UrsulineCollege

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