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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!

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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Graduation 2018
  • Academics
  • Alumnae
  • Student Life
Mary-Ellen Gioioso

On a beautiful sunny afternoon in June, seventy-eight girls from the Class of 2018 followed in the tradition of their Ursuline sisters before them, as they processed down the convent steps wearing the traditional white gown and carrying a red rose bouquet.  

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Why study Latin?
  • Academics
  • Faculty
Erin Cummins, Language Department

At the beginning of the school year, I asked my intermediate and advanced level classes to consider their purpose in Latin class beyond getting an A.  “You are the link,” I told them, “between our world today and the world of yesterday.  Caesar, Catullus, Vergil—their words will all be forgotten or reduced to caricature without your constant efforts to bring them to life.  

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