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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.

    Calling all writers and poets! Don’t forget to attend the Inscape Write-a-thon in the Library Café this Thursday! Swipe for more details ➡️ #inscape #englishatursuline #ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore

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    Calling all writers and poets! Don’t forget to attend the Inscape Write-a-thon in the Library Café this Thursday! Swipe for more details ➡️ #inscape #englishatursuline #ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore

    Shoutout to SNUC for the delicious spaghetti lunch today! Noodles for Nurses was a success yet again 🍝 #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege #nursingatursuline

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    Shoutout to SNUC for the delicious spaghetti lunch today! Noodles for Nurses was a success yet again 🍝 #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege #nursingatursuline

    Ursuline College salutes all veterans, active-duty, and reserve military personnel, including students like Kayla! 
Want to read more about Kayla? Go to Ursuline.edu > Why Ursuline > Success Stories > Kayla Bentley. 
#ursulineserves  #makeyourworldmore

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    Ursuline College salutes all veterans, active-duty, and reserve military personnel, including students like Kayla! Want to read more about Kayla? Go to Ursuline.edu > Why Ursuline > Success Stories > Kayla Bentley. #ursulineserves #makeyourworldmore

    Students were eating up words of encouragement from former Congresswoman and Ursuline grad Mary Rose Oakar at our Ohio Women Vote exhibit opening! #ursulinecollege #ohiowomenvote #makeyourworldmore

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    Students were eating up words of encouragement from former Congresswoman and Ursuline grad Mary Rose Oakar at our Ohio Women Vote exhibit opening! #ursulinecollege #ohiowomenvote #makeyourworldmore

    Oh what a difference a week can make! ❄️🍁 Stay warm, Arrows! #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

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    Oh what a difference a week can make! ❄️🍁 Stay warm, Arrows! #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

    Spooky season isn’t ogre yet! Happy Halloween, Arrows 🎃👻 #makeyourworldmorespooky #ursulinecollege

    20d

    Spooky season isn’t ogre yet! Happy Halloween, Arrows 🎃👻 #makeyourworldmorespooky #ursulinecollege

    Recently, our students were invited to attend the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards in Cleveland as a way to boost their real-world studies of the humanities and become invested in the community around them. #StudytheHumanities #EnglishatUrsuline #makeyourworldmore @humanitiesall

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    Recently, our students were invited to attend the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards in Cleveland as a way to boost their real-world studies of the humanities and become invested in the community around them. #StudytheHumanities #EnglishatUrsuline #makeyourworldmore @humanitiesall

    Following us on Instagram? Why not follow one of our tour guides around campus!
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Head to www.ursuline.edu/visit to sign up #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

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    Following us on Instagram? Why not follow one of our tour guides around campus! . . . Head to www.ursuline.edu/visit to sign up #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

    Can you be🍁 how gourdgeous campus is looking! #ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore

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    Can you be🍁 how gourdgeous campus is looking! #ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore

    Congratulations to our SDAP students who had their blessing ceremony this week! Best of luck as you all enter your clinical rotations 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️💙⚜️ #nursingatursuline #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

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    Congratulations to our SDAP students who had their blessing ceremony this week! Best of luck as you all enter your clinical rotations 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️💙⚜️ #nursingatursuline #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

    While the students are away, facilities will play! .
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Check out our fresh, new lamppost banners! #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

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    While the students are away, facilities will play! . . . Check out our fresh, new lamppost banners! #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

    Happy Fall Break, Arrows 🍁🍂⚜️ .
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Enjoy the week off from classes! We can’t wait to welcome you back next Monday 😌 #ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore

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    Happy Fall Break, Arrows 🍁🍂⚜️ . . . Enjoy the week off from classes! We can’t wait to welcome you back next Monday 😌 #ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore

    Week 1 of our annual phonathon is in the books! Shoutout to all our incredible volunteers who help make this event a huge success: @ursulinecollegevolleyball @ursulinecollegebowling @ursulinearrowswimming @ucarrows_lax @ursuline_tennis #ucarrowsgolf and our Alumni Board
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Are you an alumni that wants to give back? Head to: www.ursuline.edu/give/donate-online #ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollegegives

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    Week 1 of our annual phonathon is in the books! Shoutout to all our incredible volunteers who help make this event a huge success: @ursulinecollegevolleyball @ursulinecollegebowling @ursulinearrowswimming @ucarrows_lax @ursuline_tennis #ucarrowsgolf and our Alumni Board . . . Are you an alumni that wants to give back? Head to: www.ursuline.edu/give/donate-online #ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollegegives

    At Saturday's 3.0 & Up Brunch, we celebrated students of color who last semester earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Congrats to all! 
Special thanks to student speaker Ndidiamaka Anugo, back row, far left. 
#academicachievement #makeyourworldmore #UrsulineCollege

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    At Saturday's 3.0 & Up Brunch, we celebrated students of color who last semester earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Congrats to all! Special thanks to student speaker Ndidiamaka Anugo, back row, far left. #academicachievement #makeyourworldmore #UrsulineCollege

    Did you see the sky over our athletic fields this morning? Something out of a painting no doubt! 🤩⛅️ #ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore

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    Did you see the sky over our athletic fields this morning? Something out of a painting no doubt! 🤩⛅️ #ursulinecollege #makeyourworldmore

    Our #NEH #HumanitiesConnections grant allows students to engage with the legacy of Cleveland's history, analyze the present, and work towards new futures. Literature is a laboratory for thinking through the difficult 21st century questions. #rustbeltrevivalcle #ShowYourHumanities #humanitiesatursuline

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    Our #NEH #HumanitiesConnections grant allows students to engage with the legacy of Cleveland's history, analyze the present, and work towards new futures. Literature is a laboratory for thinking through the difficult 21st century questions. #rustbeltrevivalcle #ShowYourHumanities #humanitiesatursuline

    Our students have been loving our new library study spaces! All the resources students love most, including a dry erasable wall! #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

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    Our students have been loving our new library study spaces! All the resources students love most, including a dry erasable wall! #makeyourworldmore #ursulinecollege

    Happy Homecoming, Arrows! 💙💛

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    Happy Homecoming, Arrows! 💙💛

    Students, faculty and librarians put together a display and held a

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    Students, faculty and librarians put together a display and held a "read in" in our library café, reading from books that have been banned at various times in various places. #bannedbooksweek #freedomofexpression

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Posted @withrepost • @ucarrowsxctf It's always great to spot an Arrow in a busy crowd....UC⚜️XC 📸 @1aura.e.photography #liveyourlifeinorder #traditionstartshere⚜️ #uarrows

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    💙⚜️ Posted @withrepost • @ucarrowsxctf It's always great to spot an Arrow in a busy crowd....UC⚜️XC 📸 @1aura.e.photography #liveyourlifeinorder #traditionstartshere⚜️ #uarrows

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