Lourdes adopts Mobile Meals route

Mobile MealsAs a result of the positive feedback and participation Lourdes received during its Week of Service in September, the College adopted a yearly Mobile Meals delivery route. The route, near St. Anne's Hospital, will be staffed by Lourdes employees on the first, third or fifth Tuesday of each month.

Lourdes hosts Latino Career Day

The Franciscan Center was once again the site for the Toledo Public School's Latino Career Day this past fall. Over 300 students from Bowsher, Libbey, Oregon, Waite, Whitmer, Woodward and Clay high schools attended the event to learn about a variety of careers including business, communications, law enforcement, the medical field and social work.

20th anniversary of World AIDS Day commemorated at Lourdes

AIDS quiltThe College hosted a display of three panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt this past fall in honor of the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day and the NAMES Project Foundation. This is the fifth consecutive year that Lourdes has participated.

Passport Program introduced by Student Services

Over 450 students registered for the first ever Passport Program. The newly designed program encourages involvement in campus life by attending special events or participating in recreational, education or social activities.

The more "stamps" a student receives in his or her passport, the more chances there are to win prizes including a gift certificate for three credit hours of tuition.

Pathways to Completion with Owens Community College

This past fall, Lourdes College and Owens Community College hosted a press conference to announce the Pathways to Completion program. Owens students enrolled in business and teacher education programs can seamlessly transfer credits to Lourdes in pursuit of their bachelor's degree.

The second pathway available to Owens students provides them with the ability to take courses at Owens and Lourdes that lead to a four-year degree without having to earn an associate's degree first.

Two new student organizations formed

Lourdes announces the establishment of two new student organizations: the Black Student Union (BSU) and Prism. BSU representatives promote the value of community by encouraging students to participate in campus activities and promote social activities that are of particular interest to black students.

Prism reflects the diverse GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered) population of Lourdes and provides a venue for members to provide support, education and social opportunities in a caring, supportive, faith community.

Nursing Open House at Toledo Hospital attracts many

This winter, the Lourdes School of Nursing hosted an open house at The Toledo Hospital for those interested in registering for the College's new offsite R.N. to B.S.N. program. Over 35 prospective students attended the event.

For more information about the program, contact Judy Didion, PhD, Associate Chair of Curriculum for the School of Nursing, at 419-517-8905 or jdidion@lourdes.edu.