Advancing Through Technology

This fall, Susan Shelangoskie, PhD, returned to campus after spending a semester on sabbatical researching Victorian technology--including obtaining special access to archives in England. While abroad, she analyzed rare documents and viewed objects such as the experimental telegraphs that were the first to be used to solve a murder.

Excelling in the Classroom

Matthew Roadruck (‘05, BA) is setting the bar high in education in Norfolk, VA. The 2014 Teacher of the Year is respected and appreciated by his peers, administrators, students and most importantly, their parents.

Giants in their Homeland

Srs. Alphoncina Kaihura (’02, BSN) and Leocretia Muganda (’01, BA), STh, are revered individuals in the United States and their native Tanzania. Together they are working toward one common goal - to improve the health and quality of life of east African citizens.

President's Letter: Fall 2014

The Lourdes University community is busy as usual educating and preparing our students to be exceptional individuals and successful professionals. We are also taking the necessary steps to solidify our next strategic plan.

As president, I am confident that our vision will lead the institution to new heights while furthering the mission first established by the Sisters of St. Francis. It is fitting that this edition of AtLourdes focuses on leadership among our students, alumni, and administration.

Over summer, Lourdes employees diligently worked on providing our students with these exciting new programs and facilities.

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Keeper of the Diploma

One could say that Brianna (Bri) Lievens Pilbeam holds the fate of every Lourdes University graduate in her hands. As assistant registrar, one of her core responsibilities is completing degree audits for graduation. “Last spring I literally touched every diploma and as I was preparing them for mailing I thought to myself, ‘This is someone’s future, this could be hanging on someone’s wall for years to come. It gave me a deep appreciation for my work at Lourdes.’”

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Advancing Through Technology

This fall, Susan Shelangoskie, PhD, returned to campus after spending a semester on sabbatical researching Victorian technology--including obtaining special access to archives in England. While abroad, she analyzed rare documents and viewed objects such as the experimental telegraphs that were the first to be used to solve a murder.

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A Pioneer for Future Generations

Sr. Mary Jon Wagner, OSF, accepted her leadership role in 2012 and has steadfastly worked to ensure the legacy of the Sisters’ mission to serve as messengers of peace and to be committed to works that reverence human dignity, embrace the poor and marginalized and respect the gift of creation.

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Excelling in the Classroom

Matthew Roadruck (‘05, BA) is setting the bar high in education in Norfolk, VA. The 2014 Teacher of the Year is respected and appreciated by his peers, administrators, students and most importantly, their parents.

Read the rest of article »

Giants in their Homeland

Srs. Alphoncina Kaihura (’02, BSN) and Leocretia Muganda (’01, BA), STh, are revered individuals in the United States and their native Tanzania. Together they are working toward one common goal - to improve the health and quality of life of east African citizens.

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On the Path to Success

Senior Joseph Esposito is already a leader. In his three years at Lourdes, the talented student and outfielder for the Gray Wolves baseball team has honed the skills instilled in him by his parents. New students look to his guidance as an orientation leader to help them successfully transition from high school to college. Most importantly, all of his peers rely on him to represent their interests as president of the Student Government Association.

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Blood, Sweat, and Leadership

Each year the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the American Red Cross select a group of student-athletes nationwide to serve as part of an elite leadership program. Lourdes’ social work student Megan Mosiniak was one of only 13 students chosen in 2014.

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Campus Improvements Greet Students

When students returned for classes this fall, they discovered new additions designed to enhance their campus life experience...

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