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In each edition of AtLourdes magazine, Campus News Briefs shares the many new and exciting things happening on campus at Lourdes University. See top stories from the current edition below, and for more news visit our Press Releases page. You can also read the full Campus News Briefs from the print edition.
Master of Education Director Michael French, PhD, Education & Human Services Dean Michael Smith, PhD, and Field Experience Coordinator Gaye Burrer traveled to the Panamerican School in Porto Alegra, Brazil. The team was there working to establish a partnership between Lourdes Education Department and the Panamerican School.
Read about the Department’s visit on their Facebook page.
Art students Jessica Czekala and Stephanie Dowdrick hosted an exhibit of works of art in partial fulfillment of their Bachelor of Arts degrees. Jessica Czekala is originally from Warwick, Rhode Island, and is concentrating in Pre-Art Therapy. Stephanie Dowdrick is from Toledo, Ohio, and is a studio major.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Sharon Everhardt, PhD, and a group of sociology students volunteered their time and service at the La Posada family emergency shelter in Toledo. The crew painted three bedrooms and raised $300 to purchase bed linen, curtains, lamps, and accents for each room. They also hosted a teddy bear drive so that families in the shelter will be able to provide teddy bears to their children. Of the funds raised, LINK and Mission & Ministry were a large source of funds and fundraising efforts.
Each year on October 4, the Sylvania Franciscan Village gathers to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis, in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. This year’s Sylvania Franciscan Village Day included a mass in Queen of Peace Chapel, an award-winning documentary on climate change, and a zero waste lunch. The luncheon was a great success and generated less than a pound of waste.
Learn more about campus sustainability at Lourdes University.
After spending the winter months shoveling snow, driving on icy roads, and bundling up from head to toe, wouldn’t it be amazing to get away to an island lined with warm, sandy beaches? Through the Gray Wolves Puerto Rico Getaway Contest, hosted by the Lourdes Athletics Department, one lucky participant will win a 4-night trip to this tropical U.S. Commonwealth!
Patrick Magat, a Lourdes student and member of the baseball team, grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico and shares, “Old San Juan is one of the most popular touristic sights in all of Puerto Rico. Here, people can witness ‘El Morro’ which was built to hold and protect against invaders. The night life is one of the most explored throughout the island and people can also visit the Governor's house. Our culture is unique and we are very proud of it. We have our festivities, our music and our food. Puerto Ricans love to have fun!”
Known to some as Borinquen, “Land of the Valiant Lord,” and “The Land of Enchantment,” there is no doubt that Puerto Rico is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture. Discover all that Puerto Rico has to offer in the island’s tourism video below:
Enter the contest
Winner will be chosen May 4, 2013
Puerto Rico Fun Facts*:
As part of its 7-year strategic plan and mid-campus expansion, Lourdes University opened the San Damiano Campus Ministry House, located across from the main campus at 6675 Convent Boulevard. Named in honor of the Franciscan shrine and cross in Assisi, Italy, Lourdes Campus Ministry House includes an activity room, conference room, Chapel, and staff offices.
The entire Lourdes community got into the Christmas spirit this year, and celebrated with a variety of events. The Music Department hosted its annual Christmas Concert; the Drama Society presented the fifth annual production of Uh Oh Here Comes Christmas; the Appold Planetarium presented Mystery of the Christmas Star; and Mission & Ministry hosted its annual Sharing the Spirit / Spreading the Joy initiative.
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