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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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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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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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Extraordinary Gray Wolves: Sr. Rachel Nijakowski, OSF - Whoopa! The Sacred Clown

"My goal in creating Sophia Center was to serve the mental health needs in this region and provide charity care for women and children in need."

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Sisters of St. Francis call the world home

The Sylvania Franciscans have an interesting history full of partnerships and collaborations in far-flung locations.

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Ham radio-operating Sister makes headlines

An article that appeared in a Ham radio operator newsletter in June 1980 detailing Sister Ethel Solnick's efforts in Honduras and her success in engaging fellow Ham enthusiasts to help.

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Sisters of St. Francis – More international stories

Stories about the Sisters of St. Francis and their good works abroad.

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Living the mission: Learning, reverance, service

The Lourdes community brings learning, reverence and service to life. In this four-part series, we will share our Franciscan values and how our faculty, staff and students carry out our mission.

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Faculty Focus: Sr. Shannon Schrein

Being a member of the Sisters of St. Francis is my proudest accomplishment," offers Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D., who teaches a variety of classes at Lourdes including Introduction to the Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, Women of the Bible, The Prophets, The Letters of Paul and the Senior Integrative Capstone.

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Campus news briefs

Campus news briefs Summer 2008

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