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Life on Lowder St Blog

Whether it is lessons in the classroom, athletic competitions, drama performances, or service and community events, there is always something exciting happening at Ursuline Academy. Read all about it in the Life on Lowder Street Blog!

A safety message from Anatomy & Physiology
  • Academics
  • Faculty
Ms. Jenn Brown, Science Department Chairperson

Now that summer is here, Ursuline Anatomy & Physiology students would like to remind you to apply sunscreen - lots of it!  This year, A&P students had the opportunity to use a face scanner provided by IMPACT Melanoma of Concord, MA ( to see the damage caused by the harmful rays of the sun.  Kristina W. definitely learned this lesson:  “Using the face scanner really showed me how much the sun has long-lasting effects on our skin. I definitely will use more sunscreen this summer!”

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Faculty Spotlight: Ms. Erin Cummins
  • Academics
  • Faculty
Elaine Fazekas

Never let it be said that Latin is a dead language.  In the classroom of Erin Cummins, it is very much alive.  Now in her fourth year as Ursuline Academy’s Latin teacher, “Magistra” (as she is known by her students) teaches all levels of Latin from 7th grade through AP and moderates the Junior Classical League (a club for lovers of antiquity) as well as the chess club.  

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Faculty Spotlight: Mr. Greg Mertz
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  • Faculty
Adriana Cornell

Mr. Greg Mertz gets to work in one of the most exciting places on Ursuline's campus: the I.D.E.A. Hub. As the Director of Innovation & Design, Mr. Mertz helps students dream and create using our 3D printers, a room-scale virtual reality set-up, vinyl cutters, sewing machines, laser cutters, and much more. In addition to an abundance of equipment for designing and building things, the iHub features wobbly chairs, writable walls, and an environment that inspires creativity.

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Dominican Sisters Visit UA Theology Classes
  • Academics
  • Campus Ministry
Bridgette Clarke, UA Campus Ministry

On September 22nd, two Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia came to visit Ursuline Academy from their home in Nashville, Tennesee. In their completely white habits (talk about some treacherous spaghetti dinners for the rest of your life!), the Sisters joyfully walked onto campus with their Dunkin’ (formerly Donuts) coffee in hand. 

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