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The Ursuline Education Conference (UEC) is being co-sponsored by Ursuline Educational Services (UES) and Ursuline Academy of Dallas. The Conference Theme is "Ursuline Education: Connecting with the World." There will be close to 150 in attendance, including the faculty and staff of Ursuline Academy of Dallas.
Sister Dolores Marie Ramsey, O.S.U., beloved former principal of Ursuline Academy, died peacefully at the Ursuline Queen of Peace Infirmary in Alton, Illinois, on Tuesday evening, October 19, 2010.
A Memorial Mass is planned for Saturday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ursuline Convent Chapel, 845 Danforth Street, Alton, Illinois. There will be a Memorial Mass at Ursuline Academy of Dallas in honor of Sister Dolores Marie on December 17, 2010, which would have been her 97th birthday. Details will be made available in the coming weeks.
Our beloved Chaplain, Father Jack Deeves, S.J. passed away on Saturday morning, October 16, 2010.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 21 at St. Rita Parish from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5:30 p.m.
Interment will be on Friday, October 22 in the Jesuit Cemetery in Grand Couteau, Louisiana.
It happens that the patronal feast of our school is also this Thursday, October 21. As is our tradition, we will celebrate the day with a Mass. At that time, teachers and students will have an opportunity to eulogize Father Deeves. We thank God for the tremendous good that he did in our school and for the love he had for each of us.
This prayer was read on the Monday morning announcements:
We give him back to you, dear Lord, who first gave him to us.
Yet, just as you did not lose him in the giving, so we do not lose him in the return.
For, not as the world gives do you give, O Lover of Souls.
What is yours is ours, if we are yours.
And, Life is eternal and Love is immortal.
Death is only a horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
Lift us up, Strong Son of God, that we may see further.
Cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly.
Draw us closer to yourself
that we might know ourselves to be nearer to our loved ones who are now so near to You.
And while you prepare a place for us, prepare us also for that happy place,
So that where you are we may be forevermore!
Plans are underway for a Community-wide Memorial Mass here on campus. Save the date of Tuesday, November 23. The Mass will be in the early evening, followed by a reception for all in attendance. More information will be made available as plans are finalized.
Even as we mourn this loss, may we all rejoice in the tremendous gift that Father Deeves was to the entire Ursuline community as a teacher, chaplain, and friend.
Sr. Margaret Ann Moser, O.S.U.
Elizabeth C. Bourgeois
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More than 140 middle school students and their mentors participated in GirlTalk: Energy, Climate & Water in the 21st Century on Saturday, October 2, for a morning of hands-on activities at The French Family Science, Math and Technology Center.
The University of Texas at Austin, through the STORE Alliance, partnered with Ursuline Academy of Dallas to present GirlTalk. UT faculty members (including Ursuline alumna Hilary Clement Olson '79, an organizer of the event) and graduate students met with the Dallas area middle school girls to explore and discuss the science surrounding geology, energy, water resources, and climate. The event held on the Ursuline campus was open to the public and free of charge.
Ursuline Academy hosted Immaculee Ilibagiza, survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and New York Times best-selling author, as keynote speaker for Global Issues Day on September 29. The author and her book, "Left to Tell," were at the center of school-wide discussion on a day devoted to awareness and understanding of global issues. Students also heard from a variety of other presenters in small groups on issues such as human rights, health care, and education. Read brief descriptions of all the Global Issues Day sessions.
Additional celebratory activities featured demonstrations of global arts and culture. The Ursuline curriculum supports the Academy's goal of "going beyond our borders" with an interdisciplinary approach designed to help students broaden their perspective and understand issues that transcend cultures.
Commencement ceremonies for the 136th Graduating Class of the Ursuline Academy of Dallas were held on Sunday, May 30, 2010. We are pleased to announce the class valedictorian, salutatorian, recipients of special awards, National Merit Scholars, and military academy appointee.
Congratulations to the following students who will serve on next year's Student Council:
Class of 2011
Executive President Hannah Walker
Executive Vice President Sara Holl
Executive Secretary Annie Verret
Executive Treasurer Mary Byrne
Class President Atala Brandao
Class Vice President Victoria Lloyd
Class Secretary Alyssa Sanchez
Class Treasurer Emilie Frank
Class Representative Stephanie Meals
Class of 2012
President Maggie Murphy
Vice President Julia Ferguson
Secretary Pia Fontes
Treasurer Gracie Cartwright
Class Representative Sarah Campbell
Class of 2013
President Hayley Field
Vice President Liza Thompson
Secretary Meg Moran
Treasurer Bailey Vertin
Class Representative Ryann Helsen
Congratulations to the following students who will serve on next year's Honor Council:
Mary Ann Collins
Mary Margaret O’Brien
The team was undefeated for the season, with a record of 21-0-0.
All Tournament Team:
Members of the Ursuline Academy of Dallas faculty and staff kicked of the new year at the North Texas Food Bank, where they packed more than 100 boxes of food for local agencies and packed meals for children. Great job, everyone! View photos.
Congratulations to the Mock Trial Team on winning second place in Region 10, its highest ranking ever!