On behalf of the Lourdes community, I congratulate those of you who have made the successful transition from student to alumnus during the 2010-2011 year. Be proud of your accomplishments and keep us informed of your progress.

During summer session, Lourdes is preparing for its own transition – from college to university. On Friday, August 19, at 2:30 p.m., Lourdes will officially begin the new academic year at our Convocation ceremony.

Join faculty, staff, students and trustees as we process in as members of Lourdes College and recess out as the Lourdes University community.

In this edition of AtLourdes, learn about the most recent installments of our academic lecture series made possible by faculty, discover the look of the new dining hall and read about the latest alumni, student and athletic news.

I encourage you to visit campus this summer to connect with friends and to watch the progress of the new dining hall. Take the time also to learn about our newest graduate programs.

Enjoy your summer!

Robert C. Helmer, PhD, JD