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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!

Faculty Spotlight: Mr. Greg Mertz
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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Friendship and French Braids
  • School Spirit
  • Student Life
Rose Stefanidakis '20

Picture it: Twenty-four girls on a yellow school bus talking, laughing, and singing their hearts out to a remix of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” on their way to their first field hockey game of the season. This was the first time all of us were going to play together with our coaches after three weeks of tryouts and preseason.

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ua/xb choral retreat
  • Arts
  • Student Life
Mrs. Susan Glancy

Ursuline Academy Choral Group and the Xaverian Chorus gathered for a collaborative retreat in late September on the Xaverian campus.  The students began the day with prayer and reflection followed by some “Getting to know you” icebreakers.  The two groups then gathered in the music center as one chorus to begin learning some of the music they will be singing at a collaborative concert on January 16th.  

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