As a member of the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Lourdes participates in NAIA's Champions of Character program.
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The Lourdes Life Lab was named a Certified Wildlife Habitat™ this past fall by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). As a Wildlife Habitat, the Life Lab's outdoor garden space is now part of a worldwide network of mini-refuges supporting plant and animal life while working to conserve natural resources.
The book, In Our Boots, grew out of a series of Veteran's Writing Workshops hosted conjointly by Lourdes University Professor Holly Baumgartner, PhD and Amy Hartman, Adult Services Librarian at the Sylvania Branch Library.
In 2011, Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak, OSF, former Art Professor, spent a good portion of her time making the first mural for the newly named Lourdes University. Located on the south wall of the dining hall, she created an image from John's Gospel wherein Jesus feeds the multitudes.
Art Department Chair Erin Palmer Szavuly recently joined her peers in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, Italy, for the Studio Arts Centers International (SACI) consortium conference. The group exchanged ideas and concerns related to art education and foreign study.