The fall brings a palpable energy to campus. Students and Faculty are meeting and discussing new ideas, coaches and staff are encouraging and challenging our students to become better athletes and better members of the Lourdes and greater Toledo communities. It is an inviting time of year. Now more than ever, our students are taking advantage of courses and opportunities that invite them to become engaged citizens of the world.

In this edition, learn about study-abroad opportunities that offer our students, and in one instance, the entire Lourdes Community, the opportunity to immerse themselves in exceptional global learning, and cultural experiences.

  • An education undergraduate student-teaching in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Undergraduate and graduate nursing students delivering needed care in Lesotho, Africa
  • Business administration graduate students learning first-hand the inner workings of the corporate environments of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Beijing, China
  • Two graduate nurse anesthesia students participating in a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic

Lourdes University has a proven history of providing our students and alumni with the knowledge, cultural awareness, and professional skills needed to succeed in their chosen profession, in any city they choose to call home.

Lourdes' educational leaders who have come before me prepared our University Community to be the successful institution it is today. My pledge, in turn, is to continue our mission and position Lourdes as an excellent private liberal arts institution that will serve students in our region and from around the globe for decades to come.

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David J. Livingston, Ph.D.