Staff spotlight: Kristian Schmidt and building relationships

"The best part of working in the field of international education is the relationships you build," offers Area Coordinator Kristian Fanene Schmidt. A Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Award recipient, Kristian spent the past academic year comparing university support services targeted at Black and Latino students in the United States with that of Pacific and Mayori students in New Zealand.

Collaborative project helps Lucas County Children Services

How can an art course benefit a social work major? At Lourdes, "It can change a student's life or even improve our world." These words spoken by social work senior Louis Wilson encapsulates the community-minded spirit of Lourdes students and the benefit of a liberal arts education.

Pre-Art Therapy students and alumni put creativity to good use

Students and alumni at Lourdes University are using the creative process of making art to improve and enhance the physical and emotional well-being of others. Since its inception in 2002, Lourdes' Pre-Art Therapy program has helped the Department of Art double its enrollment and has also given students a new career option as they prepare for graduate programs in art therapy or art therapy and counseling.

Staff spotlight: Kristian Schmidt and building relationships

"The best part of working in the field of international education is the relationships you build," offers Area Coordinator Kristian Fanene Schmidt. A Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Award recipient, Kristian spent the past academic year comparing university support services targeted at Black and Latino students in the United States with that of Pacific and Mayori students in New Zealand.

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The Graduating Class of 2012-2013

A complete list of 2012-2013 Lourdes University Graduates.

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Band features bassist grad student

A steel worker by day and a musician by night; Master of Arts in Theology student aspires to enter a doctoral program with plans of teaching theology in the future. In his free time, Tim is spreading Christ's work through music with the band Canons.

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Making a positive impact on society

Learn more about Jacob Lawrence's works, his life and accomplishments, as well a professor's involvement with Ohio's oldest museum, Firelands Museum.

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One Franciscan family

"The Franciscan experience has always been about relationships," notes Sr. Ann Carmen. "In the Sacrum Commercium, or Sacred Exchange, Lady Poverty asks Francis where he and his brothers (friars or companions) live. He answers without hesitation that the world is their cloister, their home. That continues to be true for the nearly million women and men who belong to the Franciscan family.

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Our window to the history of universities

Duns Scotus Library is my favorite place on the Lourdes University campus. The architectural jewel of that space is the Great Window in the west wall of the Library.

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A commitment to service learning

Last fall, Lourdes implemented a new institution-wide initiative requiring students seeking a Bachelor's degree to complete 20 hours of service learning, and students seeking an Associate's degree to complete 10 hours.

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It takes a village to raise a child

Comprised of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, and its sponsored ministries Lourdes University and Sylvania Franciscan Health, employees of SFV helped local junior high students understand a valuable lesson – in history and in life.

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Lourdes athletes in action

Photos from a year of Lourdes athletics

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Campus life photos

Pictures from around the Lourdes campus.

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